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Oversized watch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gin8u, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    I receive a TEEVEE channel devoted to niche markets. One sells gemstones. The non verbal spiel consists of flicking a stone in tweezers to make it flash, though only diamonds are supposed to diffuse light. The second show sells chinese knives of 440C steel in fancy bowie patterns. Their non verbal spiel is to----Flash the polished blade in studio light and then stab it into a piece of driftwood. Sometimes the knife actually sticks in place. The third show sells oversized watches.Their non verbal spiel--- anyone care to guess?
     
  3. gin8u

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    To me, that white watch is marketed for the millionaire who has already amassed a decent collection of AP, JLC, Patek, and Omegas etc.

    You state 3 things that stand out. One, you are fairly young, and two, a white watch, and three, an oversized one. You will likely look back years from now and think why you didn't get a more sensible watch back then. All of these, however, hangs on whether you are being paid very well now or very likely in the future. If so, go ahead and splurge.


    This is by far, one of the best answers.

    I looked back on some of the photos that were taken 3-5 years and i'm embarassed. I wouldn't want that to reoccur in a few years, especially when i'm dropping a couple of grand on a watch.
     
  4. gin8u

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    What's your total budget?

    what im willing to spend now is in the ball park range of 2,000. Which is probably why IWC watches are a bit out of my price range.
     
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    The watch looks like something Flavor Flav would wear. If you want big go for the PAM111
     
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    Depending on the crowds you hang out with and the restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. that you frequent, it could be fun as an ironic/avant-garde piece to go with a more monochromatic look, or it could be one of those quirky character pieces.

    One of my former colleagues would wear a giantass U-Boat as his everyday watch and would walk around with only his left cuff rolled up a bit to accommodate it. But he is a South African former commando with attitude to match, and that means that he, like a round and portly man, can get away with anything.

    I personally wouldn't spend thousands on that thing, though. I find the white particularly gross.
     
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    what im willing to spend now is in the ball park range of 2,000. Which is probably why IWC watches are a bit out of my price range.

    Check out Oris and Hamilton. Their entire lines are under $2k. Also, you might do well with the Omega Railmaster XL: http://www.authenticwatches.com/omseaqtera28.html. I have no experience with that retailer, but I'm sure you can find a brand new one, probably from an AD for $2k. A Bell & Ross at that price will be harder, but there may be a few available.
     
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    I'm fairly young and I'm starting to buy dressier clothes, since my job requires it. However, I'm a big fan of large watches and I've been seeking (a white) one for quite some time... one that will break my bank.

    My question... I rarely see unconventional oversized (51mm) watches paired with a suit, they tend to be smaller, classier, and a bit more discreet. Will the white oversized one look odd and/or out-of-proportion?

    Here is what I've been looking at: http://www.peepculture.com/wp-conten...1-30_watch.jpg


    your thoughts?

    If I was on the market for a good all-white watch then I would look no further than the Chanel J12. The J12 is kinda pretty cool and, more importantly, made by Audemars Piguet. I reckon it will look pretty good with a suit as well as on sporty occasions.
     
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    what im willing to spend now is in the ball park range of 2,000. Which is probably why IWC watches are a bit out of my price range.

    If your budget is 2K and ideally you would want an IWC in the medium to long run, then buy something that looks like what your after for the cheapest price possible (disregard brand) and save the rest for the start of an IWC watch fund.

    You will eventually get an IWC I am quite sure so why blow 2K now and then +2K in the future for the watch you really want??
     
  10. gin8u

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    If I was on the market for a good all-white watch then I would look no further than the Chanel J12. The J12 is kinda pretty cool and, more importantly, made by Audemars Piguet. I reckon it will look pretty good with a suit as well as on sporty occasions.
    I saw it in-store the other day. It looked a lot like a woman's watch to me.
     
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    I receive a TEEVEE channel devoted to niche markets. One sells gemstones. The non verbal spiel consists of flicking a stone in tweezers to make it flash, though only diamonds are supposed to diffuse light. The second show sells chinese knives of 440C steel in fancy bowie patterns. Their non verbal spiel is to----Flash the polished blade in studio light and then stab it into a piece of driftwood. Sometimes the knife actually sticks in place. The third show sells oversized watches.Their non verbal spiel--- anyone care to guess?

    no clue.
     
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    Nixon makes some good watches but they are a very "new style" and less "classic". They're of great quality and are mainly a surf brand. If you want a bigger watch of their's then check out the 51-30 PU it's not a ceramic and is only 320$ but you get the BIG watch with a white face and white band. nixnow.com
     
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    I saw it in-store the other day. It looked a lot like a woman's watch to me.

    Unless you are a very successful drug dealer, a white Chanel watch should be left to the women.
     
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    I saw it in-store the other day. It looked a lot like a woman's watch to me.
    At 41mm it is ever so slightly bigger than both my Speedmaster and Sea-Dweller, and I wouldn't call these two ladies' watches. My guess is you thought it was a lady's watch because you were probably looking at a ladies' version (admittedly, the line started as ladies' and there are more ladies' versions than men's).
     
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    At 41mm it is ever so slightly bigger than both my Speedmaster and Sea-Dweller, and I wouldn't call these two ladies' watches. My guess is you thought it was a lady's watch because you were probably looking at a ladies' version (admittedly, the line started as ladies' and there are more ladies' versions than men's).

    Actually, I think it looks like a ladies' watch because it's white ceramic and says "Chanel" across the front. It's not a particularly masculine style, regardless of the size (remember, a lot of women are buying really big watches these days, Rolexes, Panerais, etc).
     
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    I have a Glycine KMU 48, as in 48mm case that is wearable in casual settings but doesnt get much wrist time bc its so huge. I'd say my hamilton jazzmaster maestro at 45mm is as big as I can comfortably go.
    Case size aside however, the watch posted by the OP is hideous.

    dl
     
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    With the exception of the dial, men should not wear white watches. I would have thought this to be quite obvious.
     
  19. gin8u

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    With the exception of the dial, men should not wear white watches. I would have thought this to be quite obvious.

    Things often change though. One of the best examples I can give was white shoes. In early 90's, very few men dared to wear them, as the new millennium approached, the more acceptable it was.
     
  20. BABuckeye

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    Looks like the majority of posters have advised against it.
     

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