New to watches - I like the simplicity of a Daniel Wellington face but want an adult watch haha. Budget up to 25k - any suggestions?

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Never thought I’d see “Daniel Wellington” and “25K budget” together 😂

Nomos Orion has a similarly clean aesthetic to the dial of some DW with the stick markers, but like the previous comment, I’m not sure which DW you like

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Lange 1815 / Saxonia , Patek Calatrava 5196, Vacheron Patrimony

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I like the patek. What’s the wait time?

If you like the Bauhaus aesthetic, don’t buy a $25k watch. Either buy what’s effectively the original, the Junghans Max Bill (Max actually attended Bauhaus), which is available with or without numerals and in a variety of dial colors, as well as a multitude of special editions, all for $2k or less (in some cases much less)

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These are all really nice looking 👍🏻

Or, buy a Nomos, which is the brand that really reinvigorated the aesthetic in the 1990s and brought a touch of modern horology to it. The Orion is the version without numerals

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The tangente has numerals on the dial. These trade in the $2-5k range depending on configuration and options etc.

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There are plenty of wonderful watches for $25k. If you want recommendations for a watch in that price range I’m sure we’d all be happy to share some.

But don’t buy a Bauhaus watch for that kind of money. The whole point of the Bauhaus aesthetic is simplicity. Making a $25k version of a watch like this is like those Louis Vuitton garbage bags; it’s entirely missing the point. These watches SHOULDN’T be too expensive.

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Can you post an example of a DW you like?

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Wouldn’t spend 25k until you know what you like. Then vp s1 is pretty on point

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JLC Ultra Thin

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OP if you understand why a Lange/Patek costs 10x a Nomos, and you still think it is worth it to you, then get one. Otherwise, get the Nomos. You’re spending 20k+ extra for things only watch nerds care about (and in the case of Patek I guess brand name as well)

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Name recognition is the big differentiator with Patek. It’s not Rolex, but you can’t listen to 5 rap songs without the name drop these days.

Lange only makes ~5,000 watches per year which is pretty cool. I’d definitely read up/ watch some videos about the brand before dropping that much cash though. You’ll appreciate how much effort goes into making these and how the individual watch makers can be identified based on the different handmade engraving styles

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Agree with the above - you shouldn't spend $25k until you get to know watches better.

Longines also has a clean aesthetic, as another option.

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Second a Longines, if you like DW - you may like the attached

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I would look at JLC watches, they have relatively simple faces but are great quality.

Ok. I need go make sure you mean 25k or 2.5k. OP I need a response ok.

Ok. Rather then blow it all on 1 watch why don’t do you 3 watches. 1 sport / 1 dress / 1 beater. So like Rolex GMT/ JLC Mater Ultra thin / Panerai anything.

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Sounds like you’re looking for a JLC

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