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    Day-Date watches. Suggestions pls

    I cannot find a “show us your day-date” thread, so looking for some suggestions.

    Old man Wrists has decided he wants a day-dater.
    Max spend about a grand... happy to be much cheaper.
    Needs to be legible, as he is 82!
    Must have decent lume - not necessarily a lighthouse, but nothing vintage.
    He’s not a Gold man, particularly.

    He likes anything - no brand allegiance, but he has always had Seikos mostly.

    Thanks in advance.



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    Grand Master jwg663's Avatar
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    Several Hamiltons fit the bill.

    https://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en-gb/
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    Probably one of the new King Turtles. Day date and a big ugly cyclops over the day and date.

    Available on bracelet or rubber.

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    Bulova have a few models that would fit the bill. Vintage Longines Conquest Day-Date would also be in budget i think.

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    Plenty of day/dates in the Seiko catalogue.

    What about a 007 or similar?

    £242 on Creation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Plenty of day/dates in the Seiko catalogue.

    What about a 007 or similar?

    £242 on Creation.

    Thanks.

    I might just need to check - he has a Seiko 5 languishing in a drawer, so I took him to be meaning a full day display. Like the Rolex Day-Date.

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    Day-date is part of Seiko 5 'philosophy', so anything from that line (it will most likely come with the non-hacking 7S26 or hacking 4R36 movement).

    The most popular Seiko solar day-date calibre is probably V158 (but from my experience, the day wheel isn't the pinnacle of legibility).

    Of Swiss stuff, check out watches based on the ETA 2836-2 -- apart from the usual suspects (Hamilton, Tissot, Certina, Mido, which BTW are likely to have different modified movement references), you might want to check eg Fortis.

    Citizen Eco-Drive -- there should be an abundance of day-date models, too.

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    I would suggest trying to find a second hand Sinn 104, like this one, or one of the other colours available (white, blue, grey etc...)
    Very good lume, legible, clean aesthetic, day date, sellita sw220 inside, from a brand I trust.
    Definitely possible to get one under 1k second hand.

    Otherwise the Damasko DA37, which has very good lume as well, but not sure about the prices, and one might argue the day and date apertures are quite small...

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    Titoni Airmaster (used, not new).

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    If he's happy with quartz then my stock answer..Citizen PMD56..titanium, sapphire crystal, bulletproof eco drive, super legibility and superb accuracy...

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    Hamilton Khaki King is the obvious answer I think.

    In fact, if you're looking for the full day function, not abbreviated, then I think you're pretty much restricted to the ETA 2834-2, so one of these:

    https://watchbase.com/eta/caliber/2834-2

    Of all of those, I think only the Hamiltons are still in production.

    I'm not aware of anything else that has the full day in that price range.

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    Day-Date watches. Suggestions pls

    Tudor Glamour is an option with numerous variations for the “Date and Day variant”.


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    Hard to beat Damasko for overall legibility, though you'll have to go used to get in in-budget.



    Certina DS Action day-date Powermatic 80 - a mouthful, but a handsome watch at a bargain price and a usefully long power reserve for forgetful seniors...


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    OP - have a look through this lot of full day / date - hope this helps?

    https://www.thewatchblog.co.uk/best-day-date-watches/

    example -

    Last edited by MartynJC (UK); 22nd June 2021 at 17:00.

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    Junghans Meister driver day date may be an option if looking for something non-diver and seems good legibility. New is within budget on chrono24.

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    Fortis may fit the bill - very legible - here’s my Fortis B-42 from the Friday thread…



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    WEW also has some with fully spelt day: https://westend-watch.co.uk/shop/ols/products (can't vouch for the quality, arrange to see in person before purchase, if possible).

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    Tissot courtier powermatic 80 does a day date with full day along the top - https://www.tissotwatches.com/en-gb/t0354071105101.html

    The Hamiltons already mentioned probably as good as anything though.

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