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Originally Posted by ababoba View Post

I've become increasingly interested in joining the watch club lately. Are there any basic rules of thumb I should consider when getting my first watch, like matching the color of the band, belt and shoes? How about the color of markers, hands, dial etc? Orient Capital UG1R003W caught my eye since I really like the looks of dress watches and it fits my price range. What do you folks think? Yey or ney?

Personally, I avoid wearing a watch on a black band with brown shoes (and vice versa), but I don't think it's a good idea to try to match too closely. I think it gives off the vibe that you're trying too hard.
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post


Personally, I avoid wearing a watch on a black band with brown shoes (and vice versa), but I don't think it's a good idea to try to match too closely. I think it gives off the vibe that you're trying too hard.
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Orient make some fine poor man's watches.

 

Thanks guys. While taking a closer look at the watch I posted, I noticed it's in the women's section. Is there a great difference between guys and girls dress watches? And does this watch have some features which clearly make it a woman's watch? I really like this watch but couldn't find a similar one in the men's watch section. Am I making a big mistake if I still order it?

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Originally Posted by ababoba View Post

I've become increasingly interested in joining the watch club lately. Are there any basic rules of thumb I should consider when getting my first watch, like matching the color of the band, belt and shoes? How about the color of markers, hands, dial etc? Orient Capital UG1R003W caught my eye since I really like the looks of dress watches and it fits my price range. What do you folks think? Yey or ney?



I would reconsider the Orient Capital - as a former owner the dial is greyer than is pictured.

If it's a dress watch you're after I'd look at the Orient Bambino or Rodina.

If it's quartz you're after I would even consider a copy of the Daniel Wellington from Alibaba.
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Originally Posted by ababoba View Post

Are there any basic rules of thumb I should consider when getting my first watch, like matching the color of the band, belt and shoes?

Yes, do match your leathers. All black, or all brown. Ideally, you'll have awatch with ablack bank, one with a brown band, and one with a metal bracelet.
post #5000 of 6362
Don't worry about matching your leather straps for daily wear.

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Originally Posted by ababoba View Post

I noticed it's in the women's section. Is there a great difference between guys and girls dress watches?

There can be.
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Am I making a big mistake if I still order it?

Not with this one.
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what do you guys think about Jorg Gray JG6500 military watch? Looks great, what is the conscience of that brand here?
post #5002 of 6362
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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post

@Keith T

Nice to know I'm not the only one enjoying the VSA Maverick! This was my first "expensive" watch, before I got dragged into the mechanical watches rabbit hole. I haven't been switching between bezel colors though, only the black Maverick GS (date at 6) for me though! What models do you own?

Not a watch often discussed, unfortunately!


@Andy57

Very nice acquisition, enjoy in good health!
 
Well I thought it was the watch to end me from buying another watch.  All of my Mavericks are the Maverick II.  I have the chronograph in green, blue, black, red and orange bezels.  The black has a black face and the orange is on a bracelet.  The rest came on rubber straps all of which I immediately replaced for NATOs and now leather NATOs.  I also have a red dual time and bought my father the standard Maverick II which he loves.  
 
Great "poor man's" watches.  Have yet to see a poor man's diver I prefer and quite honestly I prefer them to some higher end divers like the Breitlings for example.  The great thing about them is that I've paid $90-$125 for all of them each which at that price makes them perfect.  They were all in new or like new shape as well.  The black bezel had scratches on the back, but I could care less.  The blue's second hand, the red second hand, is stuck, but not too fussed by that.  The blue bezel was actually tougher to find than the rest.  The watches are tanks too.  I've smashed some of them against a stainless steel edge on a mirror and the wear has been minimal.  Then again I take care of my things and seeing some of the used ones online I tend to be amazed at their condition.  Anyway, love the cases and faces,  hands and other details definitely make the watches look and feel richer than they are.  
 
Something else I love about them are the bezel color options they made in the Maverick II.  I like to mix and match them with what I'm wearing and when you've got a red, green, blue, etc bezel color you've got a lot of versatility.  Then when you factor in the NATO options... The green bezel with a navy/grey stripe NATO looks great.  The red bezels with an army green NATO that has a single red stripe down the middle is also great.  Black/grey strip NATO with the black face... A lot of great options and great looks.  
 
Again, can't recommend enough a Maverick if someone is looking for a poor man's diver that looks and feels something more.  Classic styling that will give you a lot of longevity. My family has Swiss heritage and I like the little Swiss flag and even the marker on the crown.  
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Thanks a ton guys for the tips. I had to go for a different watch since the Orient Capital wasn't available in my country. Instead, I went for a Citizen watch of the same style. Going to post a pic when I get it later this week. Cheers!
 

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I love my Hamilton Jazz Master. Cheaper than an Omega and similar movements to one. Still don't get me wrong I would love an Omega/Rolex but my Hamilton has served me well. 40dc1aeb730a50e62c4e6b9a4b96aab5.jpg


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Originally Posted by chizhang001001 View Post

what do you guys think about Jorg Gray JG6500 military watch? Looks great, what is the conscience of that brand here?

 

I've got one, won it in a competition a few years ago.  It's an alright watch and has served me well as my main watch for almost four and a half years now. I do like the design although also the second markers are illogically divided into eights despite the chronograph hand only moving in one second increments which annoys me.  I also wish the sub-dials were slightly inset into the face.  The convex glass (which is tinted blue) is lovely, but unfortunately mine smashed a couple of years ago and I got it replaced with clear flat glass (now wish I had contacted JG to see if I could get a proper replacement). The (really nice) strap is looking like it's coming to the end of it's life.  

 

To be honest if I were buying a watch myself there's several others I'd look at over the JG, and I'd probably go for a mechanical automatic rather than a quartz. 

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My first watch arrived. Ended up going with Citizen BF0580-14A and it looks exactly like how I hoped it would, and it only cost me around hundred bucks. I'm starting to understand the magical vibe of watches.

 

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Hey guys. There is an event happening next weekend in NYC called Wind-Up: New York City that I think will interest you guys. It will feature 19 independent brands, among them Stowa, Aevig, Autodromo, Oris, etc. Most brands will be selling their watches.

A lot of attending brands will also have promotions just for the event, so it might be a good time to pick up a new watch.
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I was looking at Christoper Ward for a cheapish dress watch about a year ago and ended up going with something else. Recently I went on a catalogue binge and just received theirs a few days ago. This is absolutely not something I ever expected I would like, but when I saw it, I immediately liked it. It's certainly more colorful than the watches I normally prefer:

 

 

 

I think there are lots of other purchases I would make before buying something like this, but you never know.

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Christopher Ward make some very good pieces, but they're not as good a poor man's option as they used to be, which is a shame.
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

Hey guys. There is an event happening next weekend in NYC called Wind-Up: New York City that I think will interest you guys. It will feature 19 independent brands, among them Stowa, Aevig, Autodromo, Oris, etc. Most brands will be selling their watches.

A lot of attending brands will also have promotions just for the event, so it might be a good time to pick up a new watch.

 

This looks great, and if i wasn't out of town this weekend I'd be stopping in for sure...

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