Opinions; First Dress Watch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JBG89, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. JBG89

    JBG89 Senior member

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  2. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    the arabic numbers make it a little less formal than say roman numerals. having said that i think it's ok.
    stowa it's a solid quality watch that you'll have for years and i think that model is versatile enough to wear at the office with a suit or out and about with jeans/khakis etc. on the other hand would not wear that to a black tie event. just my $ 0.02
     


  3. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Dial-wise it certainly isn't a bad pick, but the size might be a problem. How big are your wrists? The Stowa Marine is not that small with 42mm if I recall correctly.
     


  4. I am DIL

    I am DIL Senior member

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    I agree.
     


  5. mayborne

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    i know it is stowa and all watch forum approved and shit but doesn't anyone get wallclock from this one?

    i think there is a black one with roman numerals that i thought was awesome but i dunno how much more it went for.
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    My reaction as well. It's just meh.
     


  7. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    In that price range as a first dress watch I, personally would go with an Antea Kleine Sekunde:

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  8. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    I recently bought one of these after looking at the same watch for 30 years! It is the smaller one (Antea 365?:confused:), w/ a dark brown croc band....
     


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    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    +1, I definitely prefer this one.
     


  10. Omar1223

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    any recs on where to buy to the Antea Kleine Sekunde on the internet?
     


  11. cioni2k

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    Stowa Marine Automatic = 40mm

    Stowa Marine Original (Mechanical/Handwound) = 41mm
     


  12. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    How about the official webshop?
     


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    mayborne Well-Known Member

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    certina ds 1 white face on leather and frederique constant art deco are okay with me.
     


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    I don't get a dress watch vibe from Stowas at all - I think casual with jeans...

    But I suppose it depends on what you mean by dressed up.
     


  15. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    Wearing my Marine Automatic today. The thing I like about it is that it crosses the line between casual and dress very easily. It's very versatile
     


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