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LOVE IT!!!

i was wearing mine today too!!
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you bastard!
this should be fun. im a bit distracted at the moment but i hope i can play along.

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trip d - great shoes, and the watch too but of course.


Thank you sir.

 

Great looking picture, is that your son?

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I bought a Longines Evidenza Chrono, I love the shape.

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I bought a Longines Evidenza Chrono, I love the shape.

 

Pics dammit!  I happen to be eyeballing the non-chrono Evidenza - I love the case shape, too.

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LOVE IT!!!

i was wearing mine today too!!
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Congrats!

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Congrats Stitchy!

 

As for this contest...going to see some very similar lists I'd imagine.

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Is my watch acceptable as a dress watch? It's a Citizen Marinaut in titanium and sapphire glass. I've had it for almost 15 years, but lately I've considered buying a smaller dress watch to accommodate for tighter shirt cuffs. Alternatively swap the steel band for a leather band. What do you think?

 

 

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Stitch! You made another stitchlet?!  I'm delighted for you my friend, may your family thrive and prosper. :)

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Stitchy Mazel Tov on Mini-Stitchy!  

 

 

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Is my watch acceptable as a dress watch? It's a Citizen Marinaut in titanium and sapphire glass. I've had it for almost 15 years, but lately I've considered buying a smaller dress watch to accommodate for tighter shirt cuffs. Alternatively swap the steel band for a leather band. What do you think?

I guess people may have different definitions of dress watches.  I'm not sure what the case size is on your Citizen Marinaut, but size alone does not make a watch a dress watch.  Granted its unlikely a huge chunky watch will be considered a dress watch, but on need not choose a watch as small as generations of past did 31-34mm for a watch to be a dress watch.  Today there are many nice dress watches in the 36-40mm range.  There are even some that are larger, but few of them would be my taste for a dress watch.

 

As far as the overall design of your Marinaut, IMHO its not dressy at all.  Its over all shape, case material, bracelet, dial etc, just are not dressy.  I see it as a casual watch.  In addition, putting it on a leather strap just doesn't transform it into a dress watch.  There are a variety of dress watches available at different price points, but I'd rather see something with a more traditional case shape, be it round, rectangular, or square, in steel, gold or some other material that looks dressier than Ti.  I'd also prefer a somewhat more traditional and slimmer case profile on a calf, lizard, or croc strap.  Good luck with whatever you decide.  

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I guess people may have different definitions of dress watches.  I'm not sure what the case size is on your Citizen Marinaut, but size alone does not make a watch a dress watch.  Granted its unlikely a huge chunky watch will be considered a dress watch, but on need not choose a watch as small as generations of past did 31-34mm for a watch to be a dress watch.  Today there are many nice dress watches in the 36-40mm range.  There are even some that are larger, but few of them would be my taste for a dress watch.

 

As far as the overall design of your Marinaut, IMHO its not dressy at all.  Its over all shape, case material, bracelet, dial etc, just are not dressy.  I see it as a casual watch.  In addition, putting it on a leather strap just doesn't transform it into a dress watch.  There are a variety of dress watches available at different price points, but I'd rather see something with a more traditional case shape, be it round, rectangular, or square, in steel, gold or some other material that looks dressier than Ti.  I'd also prefer a somewhat more traditional and slimmer case profile on a calf, lizard, or croc strap.  Good luck with whatever you decide.  

Thank you. I'm not an expert on watches, so I appreciate the advice.

 

I have a pretty good idea what kind of dress watch I would buy in terms of appearance, but I'm not sure where to buy it. Is there a go-to place for buying watches on the internet? E-bay? Amazon? I always see watches on huge discounts everywhere, so I'm confused as to whether or not they are good deals.

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@TC (Houston) @Omega Male

 

Just for you, and as I'd seen it in the window, I used a quiet afternoon to get some close-up feelings on this:

 

 

It's a lot of watch.  It's a lot of fun.  It's also quite a lot of money - but at about the same price as the standard ROC, it doesn't seem exploitative.  The ROC is more classy for sure, with its engraved tapisserie against the (stamped?) coloured dial of the Safari, while the Safari has that crazy strap and all those interesting shades playing off each other.  There would definitely be room for both in a baller collection.  One thing that I find almost perverse is that the ROC has a solid caseback, where the more sporty and bouncy Safari has the crystal.  But I guess that's just the ROC being all serious about its credentials and the Safari wanting to show its butt.

 

Yep, OM, you could wear this and be happy, I suspect. :)

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Thank you sir.
Great looking picture, is that your son?
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Congrats Stitchy!
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Stitch! You made another stitchlet?!  I'm delighted for you my friend, may your family thrive and prosper. smile.gif
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Stitchy Mazel Tov on Mini-Stitchy!  

thanks, everyone!

yes sir, ddd, thats my new little boy, born yesterday morning,
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^^^
The regular RO chrono is cool. The meaningless Offshore versions tend go stale rather quickly.
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Thank you. I'm not an expert on watches, so I appreciate the advice.

 

I have a pretty good idea what kind of dress watch I would buy in terms of appearance, but I'm not sure where to buy it. Is there a go-to place for buying watches on the internet? E-bay? Amazon? I always see watches on huge discounts everywhere, so I'm confused as to whether or not they are good deals.

There are many sources for watches.  However, it really depends on brand, whether you want new, used, or whether its something expensive and whether there are lots of fakes on the market.  If you are new to watches, you really need to take your time, do some research and homework to educate yourself before you buy something.  If its not a very expensive piece, then chances are not really any fakes and there probably isn't much room to negotiate on price.  Wishing you luck.  Have fun with your research.

 

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The regular RO chrono is cool. The meaningless Offshore versions tend go stale rather quickly.

+1 Spot on.  :fistbump:  I love RO's but I find the Offshores tiresome and looking the same.  I don't get why people go so crazy for a new limited edition Offshore when the big change is the color of the hands, numerals and stitching on the strap...but if AP can get their collectors crazy for the same watch with different color stitches and hands more power to them. 

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Ah, Belli, such a grouch.  You're right, I think, at least in general.  But I'm just saying that among the Offshores, the Safaro is capable of raising smiles if you're of that way of thinking.  Which you're not.  This much I know.  However, while I was in there...

 

 

I actually really wanted to try this on, because I've not seen the black ROC up close before, and wanted to see how it feels.  In the context of my crush on the VC Overseas Chrono, I also wanted to have a quick comparison in mind with its nearest rival.  It is indeed most awesome, though as I think I've speculated before, they are very different animals.  Especially with the black dial, there is an air of intense seriousness about the ROC.  The razor-sharp edges everywhere, if not uncomfortable, are certainly not designed to be friendly.  The VCOC is a lot more cuddly and subtle (despite Dino's dislike of its excess malte motifts), whereas this, especially in its more recent 41mm size, is directly and overtly looking for a fight.  It is very, very cool, and definitely desirable.  They are too different to choose easily, and "both" would again be the obvious TWAT logic.

 

 

But why hide that movement away?  So does the VCOC.  Ordering a display caseback should be factored in to purchase of either maybe, unless you're just too tough to care. :)

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I heard that mini-stitch already called dibs on the Reverso Squadra.
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