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    Most Legible Chronograph Dial

    I am trying to complete my collection that I have been working on for a few years. I am pleased with it in general but need to acquire a nice chronograph to finish it off. I have owned many chronographs over the years but have eventually traded them away or sold them. It is not that I dislike the complication, but my eyes are not what they used to be and I find that the dials can be overly busy and subdials small and difficult to read. I have about $5k to spend. What would you recommend as the best legible chronograph at this price point?


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    well omega or Breitling do some lovely well thought out dials
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    I like the Breitling Premier B01 but think it's 6 and half thou

    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Speedy Pro if handwind, Broadarrow if auto:

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    Since you don't specify current production model or vintage, new or preowned, I included a bit of everything from my collection, because I know these well.

    The Breguet @5k may not be easy to find, but it's not impossible.

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    Good luck.
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    not that I necessary think you need to spend that much on a really great chrono if less a cwc chrono is great



    you could get a couple of these for your money
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Sinn has a classic pilot's chrono, the 103. It's very legible but I must confess I don't know the price on these anymore. Should definitely be within 5k

    Pic here on my wife's wrist next to my Unimatic with straps from our dear friend Iyonk

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingK View Post
    Sinn gives a classic pilot's chrono, very legible. I don't know the price on these anymore but I'm sure less than 5k.

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    I don't own one, but that Sinn is a good example of a very legible chronograph based on a conventional ETA/Valjoux 7750, a very reliable and accurate movement.

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    Do you want 30min, 60min, or 12hr chronograph?
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    I’ve owned many and shopped many more than that. But the Speedmaster is the most legible chronograph I’ve ever come across.

    It’s got a clean white on black color scheme, there are no overly shiny bits to obscure the dial in light, like the Daytona, for example, the sundials are in great proportion, and the lume is even excellent for night legibility. It can’t be beaten.



    This isn’t my photo, but it’s one that illustrates very well how clear the Speedmaster dial is:
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