Everyday watch - next purchase

I’ve had a Hamilton Khaki Auto for some time now and I want an Rolex Explorer one day however I’m not ready yet for it. I tried some Aqua Terra’s and some Longines  on my 17cm wrist but wanted to see what else was out there. My main request is to find something with a 4hz beat rate (I love the sweep on RW Maestro). I’m looking around $3k USD. Hopefully I’m not being too optimistic in finding my first ”big boy” watch. New or Used :). Love to hear thoughts! 

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Gonna throw one out of left field at you:  The Omega Railmaster

IN-DEPTH: You've seen blue dials before, but not like this – the Omega  Railmaster in blue denim - Time and Tide Watches
  • Incredibly distinctive look
  • Hidden gem - nobody seems to know about it, so you'll have something unique
  • METAs certified
  • 40mm diameter, so will fit just fine on 17cm wrist
  • Looks the business

There's a used example on Chrono24 listed at $3,450 at the moment.

Good luck!

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HotWatchChick69

Gonna throw one out of left field at you:  The Omega Railmaster

IN-DEPTH: You've seen blue dials before, but not like this – the Omega  Railmaster in blue denim - Time and Tide Watches
  • Incredibly distinctive look
  • Hidden gem - nobody seems to know about it, so you'll have something unique
  • METAs certified
  • 40mm diameter, so will fit just fine on 17cm wrist
  • Looks the business

There's a used example on Chrono24 listed at $3,450 at the moment.

Good luck!

Oh haven’t thought of that one. I’ll check it out this week. That’s a pretty good left fielder 

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The Black Bay 36 would be a close one to the Rolex Explorer

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It’s hard to beat Longines in this price range.  Sinn, Damasko and Ball are pretty tempting too.

But if you want something really unique and cool, check out the JS Watches (Reykjavik) Sif NART.

https://www.jswatch.com/sif-nart

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$3k-ish?

Oris pointer date.  Iwc pilot xvi.  Monta atlas. Bremont airco ii. Hanhart pioneer, black bay 41, 

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Danbash

Oh haven’t thought of that one. I’ll check it out this week. That’s a pretty good left fielder 

Dammit.  I think I just talked myself into buying this watch myself.  Ha!

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Longines Spirit.  Rolex quality at Longines price.  Not 4hz though.

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Isn't the Omega 3.5 htz? Aren't all Omega movements that frequency?

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I reckon if you can push the budget a little bit more, you could get a Tudor Black Bay 58 in either Black/Gilt or Blue.

I'd also second @jason_recliner and say the Longines Spirit is a good one.

From Omega's camp, you could potentially get a used SMP 300 but the watch is a polarising one.

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Wow these are all great suggestions. Thank you all. Before posting the front runner was a black bay 36/41 but now I’m thinking it’s too much like the Explorer so I’m completely back to ground 0. All these options!! That green Oris Pointer date caught my eye tho. Is it always this hard to pick your next watch! Haha

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HotWatchChick69

Gonna throw one out of left field at you:  The Omega Railmaster

IN-DEPTH: You've seen blue dials before, but not like this – the Omega  Railmaster in blue denim - Time and Tide Watches
  • Incredibly distinctive look
  • Hidden gem - nobody seems to know about it, so you'll have something unique
  • METAs certified
  • 40mm diameter, so will fit just fine on 17cm wrist
  • Looks the business

There's a used example on Chrono24 listed at $3,450 at the moment.

Good luck!

I love the Railmaster , such a great tool watch vibe and fantastic omega build quality and movement. 100 % a great but if you can find it in your budget.

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Danbash

Wow these are all great suggestions. Thank you all. Before posting the front runner was a black bay 36/41 but now I’m thinking it’s too much like the Explorer so I’m completely back to ground 0. All these options!! That green Oris Pointer date caught my eye tho. Is it always this hard to pick your next watch! Haha

I was just about to suggest the Oris BCPD. If you get it on the bracelet, you can swap that out for leather and NATO straps and have a heat value, distinct, and versatile watch that has different design language from the Hamilton and the Explorer.

Check out the #oris Diver 65, too. Great everyday piece with lots of options.  

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GoingTopShelf

Isn't the Omega 3.5 htz? Aren't all Omega movements that frequency?

I thought that too, with some reviewers mentioning the 3.5hz rate on co-axials, but the new 9906 and 9908 from the speedy 57 and the chronoscope say 4hz so dunno....

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Longines Sprit Titanium 40 :) Love this piece. 

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Size and weight wear perfect. Some people think the Lug to lug  distance may be a bit broad but this works great for my 6.6 inch wrist. A 21mm strap monster 20mm natos or single pass work fine.

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GoingTopShelf

Isn't the Omega 3.5 htz? Aren't all Omega movements that frequency?

Oops!  You're right.  The Railmaster is only 3.5 Hz.

But, what's 0.5 Hz between friends, right?