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^^ I though only the fake ones were sans dot???? LMAO!!!!!!

That's a beaut, Frills!
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^^^ No stitchy I will not hear of any comments regarding a dot between 31 and 1.

Hahahahahah

Here I was going to agree, until you pointed out the design flaw.

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OK. What is the 12, 18, 24, 6 subdial and how is it read?
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OK. What is the 12, 18, 24, 6 subdial and how is it read?

AM/PM. right side of 12/24 is PM, left side is AM.

great pic, frill. but what is more perfect about this pic over any other?
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^ Thanks stitchy. Don't know if I've ever seen it laid out like that.
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great pic, frill. but what is more perfect about this pic over any other?

Good point stitchy. All my pics are perfect. Thank you.
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After a few months of lurking I’m ready to ask for some advice from this knowledgeable crowd. Seeking  suggestions for my son’s college graduation present within the following parameters:

  • Appropriate for an everyday business casual environment, but not out of place with a suit

  • Stylish, but not flashy

  • Medium case size, with a 6½” wrist I’m guessing 40mm and under

  • Strap, not bracelet

  • Automatic movement

  • Budget of $2,500 – higher than the Poor Man’s thread, but perhaps sub entry level for you guys. Would consider venturing into the preowned market, but would have more comfort if the sellers had a U.S. brick and mortar presence too, e.g., Govberg
Thanks for your thoughts. Welcome all suggestions, comments and questions.

You might get a nice vintage Rolex date c his birth year for that budget (I may be undercooking it a bit).
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Can anyone identify Justin Verlander's watch?

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^^^ Let me take a very close look at this picture bdeuce22...
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Can we request a bigger picture? I really can't appreciatte the details. :D :lol:

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Originally Posted by billsmith View Post

After a few months of lurking I’m ready to ask for some advice from this knowledgeable crowd. Seeking  suggestions for my son’s college graduation present within the following parameters:

  • Appropriate for an everyday business casual environment, but not out of place with a suit

  • Stylish, but not flashy

  • Medium case size, with a 6½” wrist I’m guessing 40mm and under

  • Strap, not bracelet

  • Automatic movement

  • Budget of $2,500 – higher than the Poor Man’s thread, but perhaps sub entry level for you guys. Would consider venturing into the preowned market, but would have more comfort if the sellers had a U.S. brick and mortar presence too, e.g., Govberg
Thanks for your thoughts. Welcome all suggestions, comments and questions.
Frederique Constant makes some watches that are very classic but in your budget. Perhaps start with the slim-line automatic , at 40mm. Or if you want 37mm, they make one that has quartz, No second hand-- so who's gonna know?
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^ I'd second the FC rec. My personal favorite is a 42mm moonphase.
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I have a 6.5" wrist and I tried on the FC Moonphase.  I wanted to love it so bad because it's an in house caliber, love moonphases, and the design is rather understated and elegant.  BUT it is 42 mm, and wears bigger than that to me in person.  At 38 mm it would have been a great match, but it was literally a huge saucer on me.  May want to keep that in mind.  The blue strap on the blue version is also much bluer than I had hoped, and would have looked better in a brown strap or even black.

 

Another +1 for Nomos, of which I agree the Orion was the most classy to me.  Manual wind, but beautiful on the wrist for me in 38 mm (they also make a ~36 mm I think that seemed a bit small by modern standards).  That was my second choice, believe it or not, after the JLC Ultra Thin Reserve De Marche, which are quite a bit apart in pricing. You can probably get a used Zenith Elite Ultra Thin small seconds around that price, if you like that sort of thing.  I do.

 

Good luck and let us know what you end up with.

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So I went to the Omega store today and saw the Speedmaster, the one with the story of the trip to the moon, you know which one. It's beautiful! I need to add that one to my collection, so i need to start saving some money for that one. They have the one with the steel bracelet but there are some combos that are really nice. 

 

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I bought my wife the 35mm Orion. I wear it often and I think it looks good by modern standards, but I also enjoy more classically sized dress watches. I think the lug length helps to fill the wrist. The dial is a bit more balanced to my eye on the 35 vs the 38 (on the 38mm the sub seconds starts to creep too close to the center) but that is a tiny nit to pick.

The FC I thought wore smaller than it's dimensions because of the lugs, but it is a lot of watch face. I didn't mention it previously because of the size.

If the OP buys new I'm not sure there are better options out there than NOMOS or FC. Still lots of options, but I'd rank those two at the top.
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