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Migzy

A dilemma

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Evening chaps,

I'm facing a slight dilemma. I have a space in my watch box that I would like to fill this year. My criteria has always been auto and Swiss although I do have two exceptions. A seiko that I bought to try modding and Phoibos Wavemaster because I wanted a cheap auto diver to wear in the sea (plus i really love the dial).

Now what i want is a vintage looking panda dial chronograph. Not fussed if its panda or reverse panda or a coloured panda. My grail for this watch is the Hamilton Intra Matic but it's way too expensive at the moment. I cant justify the money. 

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Now here is the dilemma. I have found a few options. Do I go Swiss quartz? In which case there is the Christopher Ward C3 Grand Tourer.

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Good pedigree. I like CW and have two others.

Or for a little less money there is the Rotary Les Originals Avenger. Again its Swiss quartz. 

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I have two other Rotary Les Originals autos which are very good quality nice watches.

Or do I go hand wound. There is the Aramar Long Beach which uses the Seagul ST19 which although is made in China it is essentially a Swiss Venus 175. (This still sort of counts as Swiss in my eyes). Plus it has a display back which I am a big fan of. 

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Tough decisions. What are peoples thoughts and are there any other brands/watches I should look at?

Cheers.

 

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7 hours ago, Adomnán said:

What's the height of the Aramar case?

14mm

2 hours ago, Peacefrog said:

What about a Max Bill Chronoscope?

Can't find a panda dial version of this

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I would wait untill I had the money for what was really wanted,anything else will be second best imho.But good luck with your decision.

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1 hour ago, Bonzodog said:

I would wait untill I had the money for what was really wanted,anything else will be second best imho.But good luck with your decision.

Or get something that'll sell for roughly the same money once you've safed enough for your dream watch. If it's only a placeholder anyway, might as well make sure you don't lose too much money on it.

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2 hours ago, Ocean_Jr said:

Or get something that'll sell for roughly the same money once you've safed enough for your dream watch. If it's only a placeholder anyway, might as well make sure you don't lose too much money on it.

I’ve lost money on every watch sold.

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I got a blue and silver version of the CW Grand Tourer in their January sale. To be honest I wasn’t wowed when I first got it.

It really has really grown on me though. I wore it yesterday and realised just how nice it was. 

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