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^ I think you need to read his post again...
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 and that VC is just splendid.

 Thanks Stitch!  cheers.gif

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i have not seen one in a while, but i recall liking the bvlgari b zero 1. i think its in the price range too.

 Interesting design.  I think they look pretty good on a woman.  My wife really likes there "Serpent" watches with bracelet that coils around the wrist...although those are considerably more than the OPs budget.

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also, iirc, there are some pretty ladies reversos that can be had in that price point as well.

 Reversos are a great way to go for a woman.  Very elegant, sophisticated, and high quality.

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Personally I think Cartier is a no-brainer over Rolex, Omega, etc. The only alternative I would consider is some other fine jeweler like Tiffany's, Van Cleef, etc., but would probably stick to Cartier in any case. If I were to buy a Rolex, it would be a men's Submariner or Daytona, but you would need to make sure that she is into that look.

Women do seem to love Cartier.  For my wife's first good watch, we were a bit limited in that my wife won't consider a quartz watch.  She thought manual winds are too impractical for everyday for her...so automatic was the way to go.  She chose the "large" (althought its not considered large today) automatic Tank Francaise in SS.  She has beaten the heck out of it and it still looks good and runs well.  She generally perfers jewelry over watches, so she wants something versatile, less common (than a datejust), and more stylish and it worked out great for her.  Interestingly her next watch was a steel and rose gold Datejust (even thought she didn't want one as her first watch).  I guess as the saying goes, "Women don't change their mind...they simply have a better idea."  I think she figured having round watch and one rectangular watch gives her 2 completely different designs.   

 

I'm not that impressed with Tiffany's current watches, I'd go vintage if it was going to be Tiffanys.  Van Cleef IMHO makes both higher quality watches (usually using JLC movements) and higher quality jewelry than Tiffanys. 

 

Vintage watches could open up many more avenues for the OP.  Simple time only mens watches of the past that are considered small for a man today can often be bought at very good prices even when coming from famous watch houses. 

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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Have done some searching around on the site without success so figured I would try here. Interested in purchasing a watch for my fiancee, budget is sub $3K but if I needed to stretch I could. She has requested that it be something on a leather band. I have shown here a few of the obvious candidates like a Rolex Oysterdate/Datejust, some men's watches that seemed small enough to double as a women's watch but she didnt like them. She is looking for something very understated and simple, definitely no diamonds, chronographs, big faces etc. The only watch that she has seen and liked is the Cartier Tank Solo and I would like to at least think through a few other ideas. Thoughts?

Cartier Ultra-thin Santos Dumont from Tempvs Fvgit looks similar to the Tank.

http://www.tempvsfvgit.com/For_Sale.html
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Spent a week recently with this one... liked it. But definitely not more than I like vintage ones.
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Amazingly helpful, thank you all. This thread continues to be a great source of information on watches. If we had more threads like this for clothing, the board would be a better place. Will report back. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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cool beanz. look forward to seeing what you get.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Spent a week recently with this one... liked it. But definitely not more than I like vintage ones.

 

Overall, I like the new SubC, and I like the green dial.  But the colored ceramic bezels, the green on the SS or blue on the white gold Sub, just don't look as good to me as the old colored aluminum bezel inserts, so I'd probably opt for one with a black bezel.  Still a great watch!

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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Amazingly helpful, thank you all. This thread continues to be a great source of information on watches. If we had more threads like this for clothing, the board would be a better place. Will report back. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 Good luck shopping and looking forward to hearing how your search goes.

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Meanwhile, here's my small timer IWC on some light christmas reading:
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Splendid...though a Rolex or Omega might be more appropriate for Bond reading wink.gif
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You mean 2say people are posting fakes or even posting watches they don't own! "Nah," I don't believe itcrackup[1].gif

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Aaaah, the perfect GMT II — stainless steel, lug holes, solid-end-link bracelet and an insert option. I've worn the ceramic model, which is certainly a good watch, but I prefer this version. It's slimmer, lighter and just looks completely right.
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Meanwhile, here's my small timer IWC on some light christmas reading:
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dammit kap. I cant tell you how much i love that watch. Ive wanted one since i saw vanilla sky. If i can get some funds scratched together, im 90% sure thats gonna be my next purchase. As much as id like to be patient and save for a nautilus, i know thats doubtful to happen. Im just not that patient.
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perfection. :thumbsup:
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NIce.

 

One more insert (Coke) and a Jubilee Bracelet and you would have the complete package.

1000

 

 

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D M B & Kap - mmmmmmmmmmmm win!
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