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    Help me spend my friend's money!

    So my longtime friend is looking for his next watch and has asked for some input. I thought it might be fun to elicit responses from the group here. At the very least we could get some nice pictures posted of suggestions

    Budget: 20k'ish

    Already has: GO Panomatic lunar and Omega PO XL so nothing too close to either of those

    Casual workplace and doesn't need to dress up often so a pure pure dress watch is probably a no.

    Think he wants it to be from a 'high-end' brand

    Can be a chronograph but need not be one.

    What say you?!

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    Two possibilities in my mind:

    The standard response is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, ref. 26320, in steel.

    But my preference is the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph with the new blue dial:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1418921752.231769.jpg

    I had the opportunity of seeing the VC in person a couple of months ago, and was greatly impressed. It's a little cheaper than the AP.

    Both use the same excellent Frederic Piguet 1185 chronograph movement.

    Rick "fulfilling requirements" Denney
    More than 500 characters worth of watches.

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    Sporty but still with a bit of a classical appearance. Bracelet looks interesting. This is on my Pintrest board for the +10k options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    Sporty but still with a bit of a classical appearance. Bracelet looks interesting. This is on my Pintrest board for the +10k options.

    Here's a real-life picture of mine. The bracelet is superb, and I'm not a bracelet guy. It's pretty much impossible to capture all of the depth and beautiful details of this watch.
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    Rolex 116710BLNR

    & Invest the rest
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    Quote Originally Posted by watchdaddy1 View Post
    Rolex 116710BLNR

    & Invest the rest
    Get that Rolex out of the high end forum!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Get that Rolex out of the high end forum!!
    Damn tapatalk!!! Doesn't say high end forum, my bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchdaddy1 View Post
    Damn tapatalk!!! Doesn't say high end forum, my bad

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    I was kidding mate A Rolex is high end for me, in that I can't afford one!
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