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post #16 of 64
Have you looked at Ball? It would definitely be "less" mainstream, they have quite a few models from 40 to 43mm which would be ideal for a smaller wirst, and they are a quality piece.
post #17 of 64
This is nice.

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6253595&rid=0#msg_6253595
post #18 of 64
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

This is nice.
http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6253595&rid=0#msg_6253595

that is a great looking watch. and if you need more conservative, just throw a black strap on it.
post #19 of 64
Thread Starter 

Rooster, that is a beautiful watch.  Unfortunately, I am looking for something that can be work for dress and casual purposes.  I would also note that I am fairly young (early thirties) and my work environment is not conservative.  It's a mix of people that dress in suits and those that wear polos with khakis
 

post #20 of 64
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Hi,
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Looking to decide between some watches.  I am a male, banker, and have a thin wrist, so please keep that in mind.  Narrowed it down to these two:

1.  http://www.jomashop.com/jaeger-lecoultre-watch-q2518411.html 

Prestigetime says the above watch is a ladies watch!?!?!

2.  http://www.jomashop.com/montblanc-star-mens-8451.html

Thanks for your thoughts and other suggestions are welcome in this price point.

first link does not work for me.

the MB is cool. Reverso is already in the game, so I'm out. nvm.
Edited by fritzl - 8/15/12 at 4:27am
post #21 of 64
Considering your budget and the fact you want something rather thin due to your small wrist why not consider vintage, you can find something from great houses like Vacheron, Patek or Audemars at around 4k!
post #22 of 64
I think the Master Compressor will be too large and thick, given what you've described. Consider the Master Ultra Thin or else a slightly larger Reverso. If doing the Reverso, I'd get the manual wind movement.
post #23 of 64
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Originally Posted by AlexG33 View Post

Considering your budget and the fact you want something rather thin due to your small wrist why not consider vintage, you can find something from great houses like Vacheron, Patek or Audemars at around 4k!

+1

 

$4K might not get you a Patek, but you can probably find a good vintage AP or VC in that price range.

post #24 of 64
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first link does not work for me.
the MB is cool. Reverso is already in the game, so I'm out. nvm.

WHY DO YOU HATE REVERSOS SO MUCH
post #25 of 64

Where are the best places to shop mint pre-owned and vintage watches around NYC? 

post #26 of 64
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WHY DO YOU HATE REVERSOS SO MUCH

since an avid watch collector told me that these are strictly for wimminz. i would buy one for my wife but never for myself. c'est la vie...
post #27 of 64
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since an avid watch collector told me that these are strictly for wimminz. i would buy one for my wife but never for myself. c'est la vie...

Are you aware of the term describing avid watch collectors WIS - Watch Idiot Savant? I think your collector friend fits this description well, minus the "watch" and the "savant". His statement to you is categorically false and fails to account for:

1. The fact that JLC markets the watch for men (in the larger sizes).

2. Many men wear them.

3. Perhaps most importantly, the history of the piece. Do either of you know the Reverso's origins???? It was designed in the 1930s for polo players so that they could wear their timepieces without risk of them getting smashed. Polo, at that time, was most certainly a men's-only sport, so the watch was designed with guys (and might I add, guys who ride around on horses swinging sticks) in mind.

While the Reverso, even in its larger iterations, is on the smaller side for a gents piece by today's standards (as far as current trends are concerned, at least) the same could easily be said for the Rolex Datejust, which plenty of men certainly continue to buy. While women are increasingly buying watches initially intended for men, in keeping with the "large watch" trend, that does not, in any way, make them "women's watches".
post #28 of 64
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

since an avid watch collector told me that these are strictly for wimminz. i would buy one for my wife but never for myself. c'est la vie...

dude above spelled it out the long way, but your friend is just plain old wrong.
post #29 of 64
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

dude above spelled it out the long way, but your friend is just plain old wrong.

no, it was a whole group and all made sense till today. sorry to disappoint you and the dude above. he's blocked from now and can safe his answer, period.
post #30 of 64
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

no, it was a whole group and all made sense till today. sorry to disappoint you and the dude above. he's blocked from now and can safe his answer, period.

You know, it would be a lot easier to respond to your insults if you could phrase them in proper English. Just saying...
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