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@Foxy2 for some reason you strike me as a JLC Reverso type though I have no inkling or indication as to why lol...That said, 33mm could be quite small on a modern wrist so I'd suggest trying it on first to see if you like the size. Tudor Black Bay 36 might also be a good option for a daily wearer light on the wrist, otherwise, go vintage if the larger Nomos' don't do it for you either!

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@Foxy2The tangente - like other Nomos watches - wears quite large. I’d say the 33mm is like a normal 35mm watch and the 35mm wears like a 36-38mm watch. So as an example, the 35mm tangente wears notably bigger than the 36mm club. That basically because it’s all dial with very narrow bezel.

so based on that, I’d say the classic dress seamaster that are typically 34-35mm would fit the bill. You could get a Longines conquest potentially - I especially like the black dial vintage ones. Stowa has some nice alternatives as well - the antea. If you want to spend a bit more I quite like vintage ingenieurs as well.

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potential rabbit hole of a thread if ever there was one (or 3, or a million) on sufu.
not much funds here (my new work contract enthusiasm put me and the wife on a terrific shopping spree last month, just received a fabolous credit card bill!) but I've always wanted to buy a flieger myself as a 4th watch for my little collection. Time to seek what I want.
so watch illuminati, enlighten me with suggestions.

My needs are: no quartz movement (I just hate the idea, forgive me, I know it's not a sacrilege at all), excellent value for money (!).

merci

 

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@volvo240thebest what sort of style are you looking for? New or vintage? Any preference on max or min size? What’s sort of budget? Is second hand okay?

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13 minutes ago, Nei.Nor said:

@volvo240thebest what sort of style are you looking for? New or vintage? Any preference on max or min size? What’s sort of budget? Is second hand okay?

2nd hand is more than ok. Vintage is fine but I'm not that knowledgeable myself so must find a trustable seller.

Not keen on watches over 40 mm size, although have big wrists and arms so they don't look bad.

budget small let's say 250 euros or around it.

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@volvo240thebest like @aho said, stowa and Laco are great brands and both original producers of the German Flieger watches. Might be difficult to find the stowa for the price you’re looking for but the Laco is very doable. The only thing is they both wear very large even the 40mm versions. They’re probably comparable to a 44 diver watch.

Other brands to check out would be tissel, Archimede and orient (flight).

Just consider whether you want a manual or auto - personally I like winding my watches and prefer the thinner dimensions of the manual versions.

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Thanks to @rodeo bill I’ve just bought one of these at an excellent price for my birthday (next month) - the Longines Heritage Diver.

Unfortunately it’s under wraps until then, so it’s Interweb pictures only. I love the late 60s/early 70s aesthetic as this is basically a reissue of the Ultra Chron from that era (albeit in red rather than orange, with the date moved from 4 to 3 o’clock).

I’ve ordered a couple of NATOs from Crown & Buckle too.

Longines-Heritage-Diver-L27954520.jpg

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^Indeed, probably the most dangerous thread on sufu right now...:D

Excellent pick up though! Awaiting real life pictures upon unwraps 

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Figure this as good of a place for a first post as any, so here is my ref. 1603 Rolex Datejust with my Stevenson 727s in the background.

Glad I finally got around to making an account here!

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hey Volvo I have this made in Korea(Miyota movement) Fleiger that costs $200. Looks like they are sold out at the moment but you can email them about restock date.

http://shop2.tisellkr.cafe24.com/product/sold-out/31/?cate_no=1&display_group=2

I do see a 43mm one used for sale but looks like there has been some work done to it, for better or worse

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-tisell-pilot-watch-43mm-4574781.html

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Volvo... I'd say just go ahead and shell out for a Stowa, b/c if you're anything like me (or the rest of us), you're gonna get it, love it, do more research, and then wish you went with Stowa or Sinn or something like that in the first place. Also, I'd recommend buying a new and not a vintage one. With vintage, you really have to get serious about the maintenance, which involves looking for a good watch maker, shelling out extra cash fairly regularly, and always being worried about your watch when you wash your hands. While I posted my Patek earlier, most of the time I wear my Seiko SKX 173 and don't think twice about water, dirt, ocean, bike riding, or anything else I get up to in the course of a day. Take it from me... Women tend to look quite unenthused when you have to pause the proceedings to safely take off your watch. 

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