Originally Posted by VersaceMan
I can afford the watch, I'd rather spend the money on other things. I have a handful of vintage swiss watches that suit me fine, and were very reasonable.
which means you don't have the money for other things AND the watch. Again, it's a matter of priorities. How much and on what do you spend money for shit you don't really need. I can afford Berluttis and EGs, but I refrain because I have other priorities, that's what I meant. I wasn't saying you're broke.
I think the Portugese I'm refering to is 10k. The dial is incredible, and for me, far more striking than the one pictured above. Saw a couple this weekend, when I went to go check out the Glashutte Original Karee, an incredible timepiece for under $10,000. It might be my next, but I'm also looking at the new Ulysee Nardin Palladium watches which are really beautiful.
As for size, I agree, of the larger watches, it is very well designed. However, don't be dogmatic about size. It's about proportion. My 44m Panerai and even my 45.5 Omega Planet Ocean do not look "big" on me because my wrist is huge and I'm quite big too. Most watches under 42mm look weird on me, which is why I can't wear some of my favourites from JLC, Breguet, or even Cartier. I agree that a lot of size has to do with trend, but really, I think one must consider more than just the diameter. A larger watch definately lends itself to casual wear, and something smaller is better for elegant fare. I like to have several timepieces and be polygamous with them.