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Dress watch under £1,000

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Watch buying abstinence has me thinking about my next purchase. I'm wearing double cuff shirts with cufflinks more often and would like to add to the dress (or dressier) watches that I have. Before I get into recommendations, here's what I already have:

Seiko Cocktail Time

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Seiko SARB033

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Tissot Visodate

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Tissot Le Lockle

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I'm not looking to replace any of these, rather I want to add to the choices I have. The watches that caught my eye so far are:

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It's another Cocktail Time but in dark blue and on a nice bracelet. I'm not sure though, I've quite a few Seiko "doublers" and it's maybe time to diversify. In its favour, I know it'll look great and it's only £350. 

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Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Auto. Looks nice, would be my first Hamilton, also very tasty in black. Retails for around £800 but I'm not sure how hot a seller the Jazzmaster is... I'd need the price to come down a bit, I think. 

I'm looking for something 38mm to 40mm, in steel, with a simple but eye catching dial, preferably a bracelet rather than a strap and... I'm not ready to go the vintage route yet. Would welcome any suggestions! 

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Oris 40 mm, with a bit of haggling. The 36 mm does look better though.

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as per jays, something with a complication but still dress, looks a lot of watch for  £995.

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or a moon phase,      £700

Glycine Combat Classic Moon Phase Automatic Watch, GL 280, Blue, GL0113

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I'd look at Stowa, Nomos, Junghans, Timefactors, Rado, George Jensen for starters. Some great and distinctive designs among them, and they are less run-of-the-mill than some choices, making ownership a bit more rewarding.

Or Meistersinger if you want something very different from the norm. One for a day when knowing the approximate time is the relaxed vibe.

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I bought this one quite recently. just over your budget, but may be able to get one for just  about your price if you shop around?

 

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large.IMG_0034.JPG.84cd25c8f32bb809ecbd316811ee4497.JPGlarge.WP_20161203_21_56_00_Pro.jpg.39ec6599e373a7382a920858e8e1a10a.jpgML make some reasonable dress watches picked this up for a third of your budget and looks good on the mesh strap (extra 90 pounds for the ML variant

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The on the right Auguste Reymond you can pick this up for around £1k and you will not have seen a blue like it anywhere else.

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