A do it all for approximately £1000

Hi fellow crunchers! 

So, I'm looking for a new piece. My collection is as follows: Tissot PRX Powermatic 80, Oris Aquis Date 43mm, Omega Speedmaster Saphire Sandwich 2021 Edition, Rolex OP 41mm, Rolex Batgirl, Rolex Submariner non date 41mm and GS White Birch Spring Drive.

I suppose my sweets pot in terms of case size is, 38 - 42mm, with a max lug to lug of 50mm. Ideally, needs to be 100m water resistant. 

I'm really looking at a do it all driver, which is affordable. I like the idea of venturing into the Microband arena, but my knowledge is limited presently. I was looking at The Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium 38mm, but was unimpressed when I tried it. I'm now leaning towards a Doxa or a Zodiac. Maybe a Seiko Diver........possibly the Mini Turtle White Dial. I can get a little off that below. Brings it under the £1000 mark. 

https://www.francisandgaye.co.uk/seiko-prospex-glacier-save-the-ocean-turtle-110th-anniversary-edition-watch-xxxx-5000-SPB333J1-p43153/s51741?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=seiko-prospex-glacier-save-the-ocean-turtle-110th-anniversary-edition-spb333j1&utm_campaign=product%2Blisting%2Bads&cid=GBP&glCurrency=GBP&glCountry=GB&vs_vat=inc&gclid=CjwKCAiA5Y6eBhAbEiwA_2ZWIbFGvIklcL9lxspwMTTYjgpdACtO4oMJdK-Kk7WuM3Dq7DkNEDrHBRoCpCYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds 

Any suggestions from the normal suspects, or a decent microband? 

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check out the new sinn 556 A RS

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I have been looking at that too. Only thing that puts me off is the 38 hour power reserve. I'm not sure why, as I have a winder if needed and no doubt it will be worn in rotation. I also have fingers to wind it if necessary! 🙈🤓

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I know you looked at the Khaki Titanium, but did you consider the new 38mm Murph? I have heard good chatter about that one.

Another option is a Longines Spirit.

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I have considered it. The lack of or minimal AR coating on it puts me off. Not seen in person, so difficult to be sure. Lots of options in this category, but I know I need to compromise somewhere. 🤔

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How about the Astor+Banks Fortitude Lite? Assembled in Chicago and adjusted in-house (plus 10 seconds to minus 10 seconds per day), 200 meters of water resistance, anti-magnetic to 4800 Amperes per meter (ISO 764 standard), and a wild array of color choices, though it's a bit expensive for a watch with the Miyota 9000 series of movements, but as I already said, it's assembled in Chicago and adjusted in-house, hence the high price.

Here's two images of the watch (by the way, my favorite colorways are Mint Green, Navy Blue, and Mother of Pearl):

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Bill_Martin

How about the Astor+Banks Fortitude Lite? Assembled in Chicago and adjusted in-house (plus 10 seconds to minus 10 seconds per day), 200 meters of water resistance, anti-magnetic to 4800 Amperes per meter (ISO 764 standard), and a wild array of color choices, though it's a bit expensive for a watch with the Miyota 9000 series of movements, but as I already said, it's assembled in Chicago and adjusted in-house, hence the high price.

Here's two images of the watch (by the way, my favorite colorways are Mint Green, Navy Blue, and Mother of Pearl):

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I like that! 🔥🔥

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Gray1972

I like that! 🔥🔥

Sold out!! 😭

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Also consider some French microbrands like Baltic or Charlie Paris. I really was surprised with the quality and comfort of the CP Concordia. 

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Nice! Looked at Baltic and Farer. Not seen Charlie Paris before. I've also been looking at Formex. 🙈

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DigitalDivider

I know you looked at the Khaki Titanium, but did you consider the new 38mm Murph? I have heard good chatter about that one.

Another option is a Longines Spirit.

Yes, I love the Longines Spirit 37mm. I've looked at that. Longines are killing it at the moment! That's above what I want to spend, but it ticks every box! I believe it's cosc certified too. 

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This watch collecting business can be tricky 🤓🙈

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how about this field watch (as you considered hami khaki) + cosc

https://www.christopherward.com/int/military-watches/C65-Sandhurst-Series-2/C65-38A3H3-S00K0-TKG.html

their collection is vast, u might find sth to your taste (eg c63)

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Atticus watches,  tool watch co, victorinox, orion all might be worth looking into

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Certina DS-1! Check my review!

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Micros that make nice divers other than those already mentioned are Zelos they’re one brand I’m eyeing up, and Borealis. I’ve got a Borealis Sintra which I think is a great everyday watch, not a diver but 200m wr and very nice looking, so I’ve ordered up the Sea Storm Mk2. 

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SPB313, photo by Hodinkee

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Has the Ball Fireman been mentioned? £1k-£1.2k depending on the dial. 100m water resistance, tritium tubes, don't know the power reserve.

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