Hi Watch Folks,
Looking for your thoughts on where my watch journey could go next.
Basically, I am looking for something “more substantial” to replace the "every day watch" spot currently inhabited by my 36mm VAER C5 Tradition.
I do like the C5, but it lacks the sense of history my other watches have, and I’m comfortable spending a little more ($1000-$1,500) to get something “nice” to always have my back.
The obvious choice would be an Explorer or OP, but they are out of my range. I considered finding a used Black Bay 36, though I haven’t been able to find them below 2,500, or perhaps a Seiko SARB. Mostly I was looking for newer as the rest of my collection is vintage and I wanted this to be a spot that wouldn’t be as temperamental as the antiques.
My main checklist would be
Anything come to mind?