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Grandioso
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Best watch $1,500-$2,000
Looking to get my grandson a watch this Christmas for graduating law school and passing the bar examination.

In your opinion, what's a great, versatile (can dress up and dress down) watch in the $1,500-$2,000 price range?

Thanks for your thoughtful responses and help.


guedeaux
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
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Best watch $1,500-$2,000


One that comes with $1400-$1900 in cash.


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TechDawg2007
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
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Best watch $1,500-$2,000

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graduating law school and passing the bar examination.
Congrats for your grandson finally passing the bar exam

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my grandson
Congrats on keeping the family tree going

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Thanks for your thoughtful responses and help.
No problem
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TheOcean
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
Omega


The Mick
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
Watches are personal. If spending 2k I'd let him pick it out with you tbh.


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JetsetNuggs
Chicago Cubs Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2014
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
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watch


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$1,500-$2,000


What's your address? Asking for a friend.


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HeyHeyHogsAllTheWay
Member since Feb 2017
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
$2K for a watch? Cheapskate. This is the OT, we all have Rolexes that cost that much just to get them cleaned.


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LSUERDOC
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2013
1075 posts

re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
The Rockwell Commander Elite is a nice watch. It’s only $900. Get him this and put $1k in the box and he’ll be happier than a fig with two a-holes.

LINK


Sao
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Member since Jun 2009
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000

Tried on a Ball yet?


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boosiebadazz
Member since Feb 2008
62058 posts

re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
Tag, Omega, Breitling should all be in that range.

You may want to let him pick it out. I’m picky with watches and I’d hate to feel forced to wear something I really don’t like much simply because grandpa bought it for me.

Awesome gesture and idea, though.


bowlbound
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
Depends upon the style he likes but Movado has some nice ones in that range.


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Mac
Virginia Tech Fan
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Member since Nov 2007
13198 posts

re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
Tag


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SPEEDY
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000


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Newc
Member since Feb 2017
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
Omega is a solid bet in that price range - if you can find anything.

However, in that price range, I would give a hard look at the Nomos Campus Nacht. Conservative, easy to dress up or down, in-house movement, and a bit quirky (California dial, colored second-hand). Also, a realistic 38.5 mm size. Will not stick out at all, but will be reliable. Probably will not be popular choice around here, but I like it.

Image: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0146/0732/products/Nomos_12-Lifestyle_1600x1600.jpg?v=1510534004
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Y.A. Tittle
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Member since Sep 2003
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
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Tag, Omega, Breitling should all be in that range.


Any decent new Omega is going to be at least twice that amount. You can get a Tag, though.


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Pettifogger
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Feb 2012
49182 posts

re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
You can find lower end Omegas or Breitlings in that range. Maybe a Tudor.

Plenty of Oris watches.

If it were me, I'd get a 1200 Oris Big Crown ProPilot and 500 bucks cash. But I have more heirloom type watches already, so if this is his first nice watch he may have a different perspective


Y.A. Tittle
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Member since Sep 2003
68159 posts

re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
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You can find lower end Omegas


Maybe a quartz watch. I wouldn't spend 2 grand on a quartz watch, though. Just my personal preference.


Deep Purple Haze
LSU Fan
LA
Member since Jun 2007
12742 posts

re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
yo BROKE


Pettifogger
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Member since Feb 2012
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re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
I don't really like cheap Omegas, but I can see someone who is going to have one 2000 dollar watch preferring a widely-known brand over Sinn or Ball or Oris


link
Member since Feb 2009
18583 posts

re: Best watch $1,500-$2,000
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yo BROKE


i was going to recommend the GOAT watch thread, "Let me pick your watch for you", but the embedded images aren't working for me.

are they working for anyone else?

https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/o-t-lounge/let-me-pick-your-watch-for-you/52016662/



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