Best daily watch in 36mm - Idea Collection

Hello everybody,

As many others, I really like the Explorer I in 36mm. I like the Tudor Black Bay 36 just as much, but here is the catch: They are both too expensive for me馃槉

So my idea was to aks you guys for the best automatic daily watch with a decent bracelet for under 1000 bucks. Any recommendations are welcome!

I don鈥檛 have one, but I鈥檝e seen plenty of folks rave here and elsewhere about their Smiths Everest PRS-25. Out of stock now, but I think they get restocked and you have to act fast when they do.聽

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You open to homages?聽

ggenya

You open to homages?聽

Mh I麓m not so keen on them. I had a Speedmaster Homage, and gave it away after a couple weeks because I wasn麓t connecting to it at all... So I麓d say no homages

Lorier Falcon 2.

Baltic MR-01.

Club 鈥 NOMOS Glash眉tte (nomos-glashuette.com) Reference 701 is a strong contender for a daily driver.聽

diabhey

Club 鈥 NOMOS Glash眉tte (nomos-glashuette.com) Reference 701 is a strong contender for a daily driver.聽

鈥.Under 1000USD? On a bracelet?

Chunghauphoto

鈥.Under 1000USD? On a bracelet?

Maybe not be exactly under $1k, but yeah surely something to consider.聽

Khaki King II is one tough and close competitor in my book but its a bit larger, just a bit 馃槝

There鈥檚 also rumours of the Tissot PRX coming out in a 35mm version

Seconding Lorier Falcon 2

Chunghauphoto

There鈥檚 also rumours of the Tissot PRX coming out in a 35mm version

Ooo... That's exciting!

I bought my dad a Datejust 36 for his birthday years ago and he's worn it every single day ever since. I wouldn't consider it a daily wear myself (it's two-tone) but I dunno it seems to work for him! I'd say, any watch you love can be a daily wear.

+1 for the Lorier Falcon II. It鈥檚 a lovely watch.聽

Also Vero did some nice 36mm but I think they are all sold out.

This is too broad a question.

So if it鈥檚 maybe Rolex/Tudor-esque, maybe an Islander Hi-Beat Dress. They are currently $349 on sale and running out of stock. I quite like the Cotton Candy dial, and the Robin Egg Blue has sold out.

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The Smith's PRS-25 is hard to beat for the money. You'd have plenty of change for something else or new straps.聽

The Lorier Falcon II is a nice watch. I sold mine though. Bracelet was not nice or comfortable for that matter. It also had the noisiest rotor of any watch I own.聽

I think you could get a decent Oris in your budget as well.聽