Hello! Looking for a regulator. My budget max budget is 1,000 USD

As said in title.

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Under that amount, I only can think of two.

Xeric regulator ($499)

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Hamilton Jazzmaster (retail at $1275 but you can almost certainly get it cheaper used or negotiated)

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Edge168n

Under that amount, I only can think of two.

Xeric regulator ($499)

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Hamilton Jazzmaster (retail at $1275 but you can almost certainly get it cheaper used or negotiated)

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The Xeric is kinda neat but neat enough. Thanks for the recs but I think I will wait until I can spend some more.

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ArloHarper

The Xeric is kinda neat but neat enough. Thanks for the recs but I think I will wait until I can spend some more.

I hear you.  If you can hold out for 2-3k, there are some super nice options.

Louis Erard Excellence ($2.5k)

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Sinn 6100 ($3kish new, $1500 used)

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Junghans Max Bill Regulator ($2kish)

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I think my personal favorite is that guilloche Louis Erard but a lot of things open up when you go up even just a bit

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So I should probably mind my business, but since I'm here...what is the purpose of this type of watch?  I should mention that while I like pretty watches, I believe a watch's first goal should be to easily convey the time.  This leads me to wonder why anyone would want a watch that can't do that.  Am I missing some way in which this is superior, or is this just one of those complicated for the sake of complication watches?

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thekris

So I should probably mind my business, but since I'm here...what is the purpose of this type of watch?  I should mention that while I like pretty watches, I believe a watch's first goal should be to easily convey the time.  This leads me to wonder why anyone would want a watch that can't do that.  Am I missing some way in which this is superior, or is this just one of those complicated for the sake of complication watches?

Regulator clocks were a super accurate type of pendulum clock (10 seconds a month variance vs 5 min a week for other types).  Generally, they were like Master clocks for train stations etc where conductors would use them to set their watches.

The regulator watch was a stylistic thing that kinda kept the form well after the function was surpassed.  Chronoswiss made it a big thing in the 80s but that's about the extent I know.

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Edge168n

I hear you.  If you can hold out for 2-3k, there are some super nice options.

Louis Erard Excellence ($2.5k)

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Sinn 6100 ($3kish new, $1500 used)

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Junghans Max Bill Regulator ($2kish)

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I think my personal favorite is that guilloche Louis Erard but a lot of things open up when you go up even just a bit

Oh those are so stunning! I'd love to have any of them.