my first watch to wear with a suit

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  1. 2themoon

    2themoon Well-Known Member

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    SF-

    I'm looking to buy a watch to wear with a suit everyday. I normally wear charcoal or blue suits to work and black dress shoes.

    I've heard...
    -Don't wear a steel band with a suit(leather only)
    -not over 40mm in size
    -match band color to other leather (ie belt shoes)

    So i want..
    -black band
    -white face
    -under 40mm in size
    -spend roughly 2k~

    Is what I've heard good advice? can anyone point me in right direction or shed light.

    thanks SF
     


  2. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    Lots of choices at that price point. Go to timezone.com for more research.

    For new watches, I'd look at:

    Seiko
    Nomos
    Baume & Mercier
    Hamilton
    Maurice Lacroix
    Raymond Weil
    Tissot
    Tutima

    For gently used watches, I'd consider:

    Omega
    Zenith
    Longines
    IWC
    JLC


    Vintage watches will put you into a 14k/18k solid gold case and a nice classic look.

    If you find a watch on a bracelet you like, you can always put it on an after market leather strap.
     
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  3. mhdena

    mhdena Senior member

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    Strap watches are one point of view.

    Metal bracelets are another, equally valid IMO.

    I would steer clear of diver watches, and those over 40mm, Panerai styles come to mind.
     


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    mhdena Senior member

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    Duplicate
     
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    2themoon Well-Known Member

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    strap watches are one point of view? So you are saying either or are vaild
     


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    2themoon Well-Known Member

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    ive found two omegas I like....what do omegas typically start at?

    http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/deville/prestige-co-axial/42413402002001

    http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/deville/prestige-quartz/48103301

    thoughts on these as a dress watch to wear everyday with a suit
     


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    2themoon Well-Known Member

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    I thought the only strap you would want to wear with a suit is a leather strap?

    Is this incorrect? What type of watch is acceptable to wear with a suit?
     


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    hohneokc Senior member

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    Look at the Oris Artix

    http://www.oris.ch/en/watches/oris-artix-date/01-733-7642-4051-07-5-21-81fc

    or Oris Classic
    http://www.oris.ch/en/watches/oris-classic-date/01-733-7594-4091-07-5-20-11

    Chris
     


  9. GBR

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    Bracelets of all types are perfectly fine. You will find a few obsessives that insist in leather but they probably wear hair shirts as well.
     


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    Read the second sentence to his comment.
     


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    Bracelets of all types are fine. On my Rolex I wear the oyster band. On my Mont Blac TimeWalker I fell into the trap of leather bands only, it became a pain with constantly swapping out the bands. I'd find myself wearing brown shoes one day the next, black. I say as long as the band is simple and elegant, you cannot go wrong. No diamonds, please.
     


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    I'd go with this: http://www.sinn.de/en/Modell/1746_Classic.htm
     


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    Acceptable to whom? Most people won't notice what you are wearing unless it is really out there. For a suit, I prefer a dress watch - with a strong preference for a strap over a bracelet. As for the heat of summer - just about any place I am conducting business in a suit is air conditioned, so that's a non-factor. This vintage Omega sums up my idea of a dress watch pretty well - clean, elegant, slim:

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    In a contemporary premium dress watch, this Moser approaches perfection in my books:

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    But that isn't to say that a watch on a bracelet can't work. Both this Omega:

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    And this Grand Seiko:

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    Work well as transition pieces from office to casual, IMO.

    Dive watches and any enormous wrist clocks should be avoided, IMO.
     


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