Originally Posted by bawlin
Do you think the Hulk would make for a good candidate to wear either with a suit or casually? I'm having such a hard time deciding on a watch (I'm looking at some IWC's as well) but I do want something that isn't all too "common" (like a regular Sub or GMT). I'm a huge fan of green which is why the Hulk has a certain appeal to me.
Great for casual, not great with a suit. But if you really don't wear suits that often, maybe you can get a dressy watch for suits at a later date.
Originally Posted by Bams
I could really use some guidance on where to start looking for a dressy watch.
I have looked at a few (JLC reverso or master control, Rolex DJ, Omega DeVille) but maybe I am missing a lot of choices and since I have not seen all those models I just listed, maybe I have the wrong impressions on how they actually are on a wrist.
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I already have a Longiness conquest, but I find it a bit too thick so it does not fit well under my shirt cuffs and maybe not so dressy.
I am going to change jobs and will wear suits more often, so I want (need?) a nice watch to go with that.
The budget is not super high, around 5000 euros max, so I would like to focus on quality in the fundamentals rather than extras (no complication and no precious materials). I have pretty small wrist so something between 35 to 38 would fit better I believe
Do you have any suggestions?
I will obviously look at them in person afterwards but I don't know where to start.
Thank you for the guidance and help
If you wants something very dressy for a suit, I like the idea of a JLC Reverso. Classic, elegant, and a rectangular watch is a bit off the beaten path. The bulk of people buy round watches. Stick with a GT size case and you should be fine. If I were getting a JLC, the Reverso is so iconic it would be the piece I would have to own. In a GT size case it is a manual wind. Not sure if that matters to you, or if you would prefer an automatic.
If you want a go anywhere, do anything kind of watch, the Rolex Datejust is ideal. Its movement is not as finely finished as the JLC, but its a good quality in house movement, its an automatic, and its versatile enough that you can wear it easily with a suit or jeans and a T-shirt. In addition, unlike the Reverso, you could also wear it to go swimming and at the beach.
Roger also had some interesting alternatives.
Originally Posted by jbarwick
Bawlin - I looked at a Hulk when I stopped in the store the other day. The green is mesmerizing. I like the green face better than the 50th Anniversary black face.
The green face is cool, but I don't find the green bezel is as attractive as the green bezels of the old 50th Anniversary watches. I think the first watch Rolex has done a great job with in terms of creating a colored bezel is the Blue/Black GMT 2.
Originally Posted by Bams
Thank you very much, the picture are also very helpfull.
For my personnal development, could you say a few words why the DJ and DeVille do not match up? As far as I understand they also have manufacture movements? Maybe not the DeVille...
I don't think its a matter of them not matching up. They are just different and different people here may have different preferences. The DeVille is a nice watch but wouldn't be my taste. I think the JLC's movement finishing is finer than what you will find on a Rolex DJ or DeVille. But I find the DJ, a more rugged and more versatile watch than a MUT/Master Control...and as I already mentioned I'd opt for a Reverso if getting a JLC.