- Nov 19, 2014
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Depending on how big your wrist is, I find a thin 40mm dress watch to wear a bit awkward. I owned the blue dial DeVille Tresor last year and while I greatly enjoyed the dial treatment and the movement view, it just seemed to big for what it was. My other less dressy watches at the time were also 40mm and it just came off strange that my dress watch in some ways wore the same or even larger (thanks to the almost all dial design) than my sportier pieces.Gentleman,
I was hoping for a little advice.
Background: I have inherited a few watches, none of which seem to fit our lifestyle/wants/needs. My wife and I have decided to move on from these and use the proceeds to start fresh. While we determine how best to move these watches and determine our budget for future purchases, I have started doing research so we will be ready.
Our plan is to each end up with one daily wearer and one dress watch.
For my dress watch I am thinking of going with a very simple SS watch with Alligator band. I have found four similar dress watches I like n the $4,000 to $8,000 range.
- IWC Portofino (40mm), (IW356501), MSRP $4,700
- Omega Deville Tresor (40mm), (435-13-40-21-02-001), MSRP $6,500
- Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Ultrathin (39mm), (1218420), MSRP $7,650
- Ulysse Nardin Classico Manfacturer (40 mm), (3203-136-2/30), MSRP $8,300
I believe that all of these could easily be worn with a suit but would also work well with trousers and a sweater or sportcoat if I wanted to wear it to the office.
I would like to purchase new if possible but I have no problem going with a grey dealer if I can save significant money. Initial research indicates each of these watches can be found discounted at a grey dealer (the UN with significant discount.)
This discussion does not involve similar price point watches: Reverso, Tank, or Rolex OP (assuming I could even get one in SS) as these will most likely be heavy players for my wife’s dress watch.
Appreciate any information or advise you can give me regarding these watches or brands overall. I would also be interested in additional options you may have.