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Yep, the newest member of Zenith's Revival series is the A3817. I dearly love the A385 because I own the vintage version, but I think the A3817 is the one to get if you're interested in this line.
Idk i really like the ladder bracelets that come with the 384 and 385. Plus no overlapping sub dials
 

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Charming and helpful as always...
You asked for it. I was plenty nice in my original post on the subject and gave you a valid answer (i.e., the only thing that matters is whether or not you like the watch), and you came back with a snotty remark about the purpose of a watch thread.
 

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I understand. It's odd, though...It's not so much that I care about what people think of me (I think I'm a confident fellow), but I am (for better or worse) sensitive to how I might make others feel uncomfortable with my appearance (to a degree). I know this will be a wildly unpopular opinion, but It's hard for me to just say "fuck it...I love this thing...I'm going for it" if I think it will generate a less directed-at-me type of negatively...Again...I think you've sort of hit at exactly what my hang up is...just need to ruminate more...
For me, the only time I wouldn't wear a gold watch on a bracelet, might be a jury trial. You don't want your appearance, to have a negative impact on a juror's ability to connect with you and your client. However, that can even happen with clothing or shoes. I recall years ago a prospective client looking at my suit and saying, "Judging by that suit, I'm not sure I can afford your services."

Other than that, if friends are going to have negative feelings because I am wearing a gold watch, they probably need psychiatric help to deal with their real issues.
 

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Isn’t this MC? Where people regularly wear tweed jackets, pocket squares, and pleated trousers? And yet some of us are worried about a gold watch rubbing people the wrong way?

That is some powerful dissonance versus reality.

Walking through downtown Manhattan, a bespoke suit and full MC kit is 100x more likely to grab attention for looking out of place and pretentious than a gold Day-Date on your wrist. I wager this is true across most of America. You might as well don a top hat and monocle while you’re at it.
 

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Isn’t this MC? Where people regularly wear tweed jackets, pocket squares, and pleated trousers? And yet some of us are worried about a gold watch rubbing people the wrong way?

That is some powerful dissonance versus reality.

Walking through downtown Manhattan, a bespoke suit and full MC kit is 100x more likely to grab attention for looking out of place than a gold Day-Date on your wrist. I wager this is true across most of America. You might as well don a top hat, monocle, and walking cane.
I agree. The contradiction has been noted (by me) multiple times.
 

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Isn’t this MC? Where people regularly wear tweed jackets, pocket squares, and pleated trousers? And yet some of us are worried about a gold watch rubbing people the wrong way?

That is some powerful dissonance versus reality.

Walking through downtown Manhattan, a bespoke suit and full MC kit is 100x more likely to grab attention for looking out of place and pretentious than a gold Day-Date on your wrist. I wager this is true across most of America. You might as well don a top hat and monocle while you’re at it.
In fact, this was my hang up with the DD. I feel like I would most likely wear it “against” the stereotype - with jeans and Ts rather than suits...With bespoke suits, I mainly wear vintage Omega, DJ, swatch, etc...
 

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If you're worried about standing out, get a white-gold watch, which will look like stainless steel from a distance.
 

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This is definitely the contradiction I'm trying to work out. I guess, in my mind, the "pure" aesthetics might become apparent [to others...I feel I'm able to mute my relationships to brands rather flexibly] if the watch is decoupled from salient branding. Unfortunately, the brand-stigmatized watches just have the best designs by a long shot...I know this trip ends with a DD or a rose gold GMT, but I'm fighting that impulse for some reason...
I have the exact same cognitive dissonance about the Day-Date. I don’t care that it stands out, but it’s so iconic that it is a cliché. I don’t necessarily have a problem with clichés per se, but all things being equal I’d prefer something a little less obvious.

The other issue is the one you’ve raised about the message the watch projects. I do care about what other people think. I don’t think everyone that would have issues with such an ostentatious and hackneyed symbol of wealth and status is an arsehole not worth caring about. The watch has associations with all manner of heinous dictators, crooks, finance bros and sociopaths. Of course it also has associations with presidents — but that all hangs in the balance. I find the attitude of not caring about what others think or what message you are projecting to be totally alien. Humans are social animals and choice of clothing is fundamentally a social activity. A lot of my enjoyment of these sorts of things is derived from that social element.
 

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I have the exact same cognitive dissonance about the Day-Date. I don’t care that it stands out, but it’s so iconic that it is a cliché. I don’t necessarily have a problem with clichés per se, but all things being equal I’d prefer something a little less obvious.

The other issue is the one you’ve raised about the message the watch projects. I do care about what other people think. I don’t think everyone that would have issues with such an ostentatious and hackneyed symbol of wealth and status is an arsehole not worth caring about. The watch has associations with all manner of heinous dictators, crooks, finance bros and sociopaths. Of course it also has associations with presidents — but that all hangs in the balance. I find the attitude of not caring about what others think or what message you are projecting to be totally alien. Humans are social animals and choice of clothing is fundamentally a social activity. A lot of my enjoyment of these sorts of things is derived from that social element.
1. Dictators can have great taste.
2. Nothing wrong with finance bros.
 

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If you're worried about standing out, get a white-gold watch, which will look like stainless steel from a distance.
The white gold Speedy is actually kinda sick. Very stealth bling. (Who cares about legibility?)

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Yep, the newest member of Zenith's Revival series is the A3817. I dearly love the A385 because I own the vintage version, but I think the A3817 is the one to get if you're interested in this line.
Santos in full gold is a pass. Love it in the steel, though...
 

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