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whats a classy watch with a 13k USD budget? Will wear mostly with suits, was looking at IWC Portuguese and some Panerai but realized i want something thats a "less common" brand and more unique? anything comes to mind?

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this is what i are getting next...
man sized, 43mm, compared to the 34mm JLC (lady sized)
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LOVE that oysterquartz.

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700

this is what i are getting next...
man sized, 43mm, compared to the 34mm JLC (lady sized)



Since when 34mm has become ladies size?

I have not realize that I wear some ladies watches like this

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A rose gold 43mm watch on anybody who is not physically massive themselves screams 'insecurity' like none other. With the case height of a lot of watches nowadays, I'd max out at 38mm myself, 40 would be huge on me. Would 43mm even fit under your shirt cuff?
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A rose gold 43mm watch on anybody who is not physically massive themselves screams 'insecurity' like none other. With the case height of a lot of watches nowadays, I'd max out at 38mm myself, 40 would be huge on me. Would 43mm even fit under your shirt cuff?

Thank you!

The massive watch trend has got to end. They make 48 and 50mm watches. I mean unless you are a competing bodybuilder and have the physical mass to carry it off, you just look silly. I really hope the pendulum starts to swing the other day and watch sizes go back to where they were in the late 90's... 36-42mm.
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for 13k i'd look at an AP royal oak
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for 13k i'd look at an AP royal oak

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whats a classy watch with a 13k USD budget? Will wear mostly with suits, was looking at IWC Portuguese and some Panerai but realized i want something thats a "less common" brand and more unique? anything comes to mind?
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vacheron
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^ Singular - a beauty!
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vacheron

Between the Breguet 5140 Enamel dial, and the FPJ CS. This is probably my favorite modern dress watch. I only saw couple listing for the watch, it went for around 10k. It is a relevantly new watch. It was release a couple years ago iirc. I would get this watch over Patek Philippe Calatrava any day.

Patrimony Traditionelle
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^^ That's a beauty. Eberhard, manual-wind valjoux I suppose.

Spot on.
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Here are some of mine:
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Sporty:
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I love that VC patrimony as well. I saw one in gold going for about $10K too, in Japan. I think the Lange 1815 handwind is a reasonable alternative as well.
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whats a classy watch with a 13k USD budget? Will wear mostly with suits, was looking at IWC Portuguese and some Panerai but realized i want something thats a "less common" brand and more unique? anything comes to mind?

As I know very little about your taste in watches, a few - diverse - suggestions which are all capable of being worn with a suit, although not necessarily dress watches -

(a) JLC - Master Ultra Thin or Memovox;

(b) Glashutte Original - PanoMatic or Senator Sixties;

(c) Grand Seiko -especially a hi-beat model;

(d) D Dornbluth - e.g. calibre 99.1 or 99.4 although at 42 mm you would need a fairly large wrist to pull this off;

(e) Patek Philippe- Calatrava;

(f) Vintage Rolex submariner e.g. calibre 5512 or 5513;

(g) Zenith- El Primero chronograph.

With the exception of Patek Philippe, all these watches are under your budget purchased new, so long as you stick to a steel case.

I would also reconsider the IWC Portuguese - beautiful range of watches.
Edited by bhall41 - 9/12/11 at 4:25pm
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A rose gold 43mm watch on anybody who is not physically massive themselves screams 'insecurity' like none other. With the case height of a lot of watches nowadays, I'd max out at 38mm myself, 40 would be huge on me. Would 43mm even fit under your shirt cuff?
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700

this is what i are getting next...
man sized, 43mm, compared to the 34mm JLC (lady sized)



Since when 34mm has become ladies size?

I have not realize that I wear some ladies watches like this

700
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

A rose gold 43mm watch on anybody who is not physically massive themselves screams 'insecurity' like none other. With the case height of a lot of watches nowadays, I'd max out at 38mm myself, 40 would be huge on me. Would 43mm even fit under your shirt cuff?

Thank you!

The massive watch trend has got to end. They make 48 and 50mm watches. I mean unless you are a competing bodybuilder and have the physical mass to carry it off, you just look silly. I really hope the pendulum starts to swing the other day and watch sizes go back to where they were in the late 90's... 36-42mm.

ok... i dont know how small you are, but i am 5'7 and 150lbs (considered TINY in USA) ...
this cartier watch is 42mm... and it fits me just right.
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this is me wearing my 40mm rolex 'dress' watch...

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my first real watch was a 36mm tag heuer diver and that was fine when i was like 20 years old and probably 140lbs, but here i stand at 26 and a bit stronger than before, i wouldnt go below 40mm...

i cant imagine how a 34mm would look on a 6'1, 180lb, caucasian male...

look...

here is jen aniston (5'5) with a 40mm modified rolex (same as my rolex)


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here is victoria beckham (TINY TINY lady) with a 40mm daytona

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this isnt 1950s anymore... wearing 34mm is just beyond unfashionable... its emasculating

actually, to prove my point - this was the first woman to wear a man's rolex... from goldfinger... MANY years before today -

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