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Gold Watches - Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by micbain, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. micbain

    micbain Senior member

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    I saw a yellow gold Rolex GMT II the other day and I thought it was so cheesy that it was awesome (The $$$$$ price tag was not awesome). I also like dress watches in pink gold with leather straps.

    Just wondering what y'all think of them. Would you sport one?
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Precious metal + sports watch = epic gaudy fail
    Precious metal + dress watch = depends but can be very elegant
     
  3. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    I have a couple of gold vintage Omegas.

    Left: 1967 Omega Connie Piepan in 18k pink gold; Right: 1946 Omega Bumper Auto in 18k yellow gold.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I have watches made of all the standard metals - yellow, white and rose gold and stainless. I have no platinum at the moment. Like you, I like rose gold - I find it very warm in appearance.

    I could never understand the hordes of people who only go for white metals until I got a platinum wedding band and then figured it would be nice to have a watch that matched the band.

    With respect to gold watches on bracelets, there is definitely an element of bling to that look. However, I'll never forget a time when I was growing up - I was probably 10 and knew nothing about watches. I was on vacation in the Caribbean with my family, and there was a chap with an 18K yellow Submariner. I thought it was the coolest watch I'd ever seen. I now think the watch is blingy, but it's also the first watch I ever loved and will always have a special place in my heart for that sentimental reason. I'll probably get one eventually (or a GMT) just to realize a youtful dream.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Precious metal + sports watch = epic gaudy fail
    Precious metal + dress watch = depends but can be very elegant

    Totally agree, though two tone sports watches might be even more epic failures.. The older I get, the more I like yellow gold on cufflinks and dress watches. I used to hate it.
     
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    Precious metal + sports watch = epic gaudy fail
    Precious metal + dress watch = depends but can be very elegant


    Ahh but who could forget these timeless classics!!!???

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    I'm a fan of rose gold on a strap. I think the look can be elegant and classy.

    A gold watch with a gold bracelet is something I would never wear or buy.
     
  8. gdl203

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    Waiting for someone to post the Daytona Leopard... [​IMG]
     
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    Waiting for someone to post the Daytona Leopard... [​IMG]


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    agreed, stainless on a sports watch.

    i like precious metal dress watches, but a dress watch being stainless wouldnt deter me from buying it.
     
  11. yawn123_#21

    yawn123_#21 Well-Known Member

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    I never really liked pure gold color watches too gaudy for my taste. I own some rose gold which is a nicer warmer color imo. the rest of my watches are the silver or stainless steel color. i think 2 tone is a nice too. But then again that is just my taste. I never really liked leather strap watches either [​IMG] but thats just me
     
  12. gdl203

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    fine... tada !

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    PandArts Senior member

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    fine... tada !

    [​IMG]


    That watch and this car and I'm done:

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    I don't usually like gold on sports watches either, but I love the blue TT Submariner. Goes against everything I usually like, but I find it attractive for some reason.
     
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    Big gold watches on gaudy bracelets can be pretty ugly as shown in the above posts. Or, they can be the epitome of understated elegance as in this PP 3119 on a black croc strap.

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    Twotone
     
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    Precious metal + sports watch = epic gaudy fail
    Precious metal + dress watch = depends but can be very elegant


    +1.
    Well said.
     
  19. Tardek

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    I saw a yellow gold Rolex GMT II the other day and I thought it was so cheesy that it was awesome (The $$$$$ price tag was not awesome). I also like dress watches in pink gold with leather straps.

    Just wondering what y'all think of them. Would you sport one?


    Gold can be quite gaudy, but I know what you are feeling - when I bought my last watch I had an inner battle about whether to go gold or stainless steel. It can be a very powerful look, but I suppose it limits your wardrobe a bit.

    Also, your $$$$$ price tag comment probably had the right number of figures!
     
  20. Mark Anthony

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    Precious metal + sports watch = epic gaudy fail
    Precious metal + dress watch = depends but can be very elegant


    ++1 - very well said.

    Reserve gold watches for a simple and elegant dress watch on a leather strap, preferably Alligator and I prefer Rose Gold. Today's yellow gold seems too cheap looking, a vintage yellow gold on the other hand has some character.
     

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