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post #5296 of 6351
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Originally Posted by VirgilVerne View Post
 

True, I usually don't wear watches with tuxes but I'd like to have that option anyway just in case :/ Don't really need solid gold since I'm not gonna wear it much, therefore the low price range. 

 

The vintage watches I suggested were proper gold - if you want pretend gold, anywhere from $50 up is good!  But personally I think it's tacky.

post #5297 of 6351
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The vintage watches I suggested were proper gold - if you want pretend gold, anywhere from $50 up is good!  But personally I think it's tacky.

Meh, obviously if I can find proper gold that'd be best, if nothing comes through I'd settle for capped or plated as well. 

post #5298 of 6351

Yeah fair enough, it's the fake plasticky stuff I don't like.  

 

OK, now I have to step up: a couple of rose gold beauties from a brief search.

 

Solid gold, vintage, 35mm, $440

 

Gold plated, modern, 40mm, $499

 

I prefer the former as a value proposition, and I'm also a little biased against simple dates on dress watches.  But each to his own; just wanted to illustrate how $500 can get a surprisingly fancy watch.  Good luck!

 

P.S. Save $70-100 for a black alligator or shell cordovan strap - then you're really into a world of class!


Edited by mimo - 2/1/16 at 2:46am
post #5299 of 6351
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Yeah fair enough, it's the fake plasticky stuff I don't like.  

 

OK, now I have to step up: a couple of rose gold beauties from a brief search.

 

Solid gold, vintage, 35mm, $440

 

Gold plated, modern, 40mm, $499

 

I prefer the former as a value proposition, and I'm also a little biased against simple dates on dress watches.  But each to his own; just wanted to illustrate how $500 can get a surprisingly fancy watch.  Good luck!

 

P.S. Save $70-100 for a black alligator or shell cordovan strap - then you're really into a world of class!

 

That Frederique Constant is really nice, looks like a poor man's PP Calatrava to me!

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And that is really my issue with FC: it tends to look like a poor man's "something" rather than have its own distinctive design language.  But it's inherently a nice enough watch.  I think the Doxa has more character and class, though.  And change for that fancy new strap. :)

post #5301 of 6351

My Sarb033 arrived and I absolutely adore it!

post #5302 of 6351

Dammmn that's a nice watch!

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Originally Posted by Jarmo View Post
 

My Sarb033 arrived and I absolutely adore it!


Nice! That'll be my next one.

post #5304 of 6351
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

And that is really my issue with FC: it tends to look like a poor man's "something" rather than have its own distinctive design language.  But it's inherently a nice enough watch.  I think the Doxa has more character and class, though.  And change for that fancy new strap. :)

I get that.  It's probably one of the reasons I like this FC as I do not see myself ever buying the JLC "version" and it is a nice quality watch with an in-house movement.  Just outside the PMW thread limit, though:

 

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post #5305 of 6351

My current favorite.

post #5306 of 6351
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My current favorite.

Nice! Your sweater complements it well.
post #5307 of 6351

What are your guys' thought on Autodromo watches? I've recently discovered them and I think they're gorgeous, especially the Prototipo.

 

http://www.autodromo.com/watches/

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IMHO this is a great example of a poor man's watch.

post #5310 of 6351
That is the jazziest shirt I have ever seen in my life! Awesome!
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