Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Nov 18, 2004.
Damn, those English can get rough.
I voted for #1.
However, I must say that I have a Jaeger Reverso that I wear with a suit, and a Reverso was originally designed as a sports watch.
I guess that I think of a sports watch as being something big and clunky, with a metal or rubber bracelet. (and a big, clunky Rolex is still a sports watch in my book even if it's made of gold.)
Reverso is not a real sport watch (in sens of doing sports with it one the wirist) because it is not solid at all.
100 years ago it could have been the most sport watch but today it is not even a sport watch.
I can not imagine playing sport with a Reverso, can you?
The movement would be damaged with vibration and shocks.
Anyway, I guess this is the case for all watch, even for mechanic sport watch for many sport like tennis, golf, Polo...
Rolex is ok for diving or swimming but for tennis I do not think so.
I agree with your vision of a sport watch.
What is a horrible looking for a sport watch?
The reverso was created for British Polo players, so that they could flip the face of the watch to avoid damage to it. It worked quite well. You may not think of it as a sportwatch, but it most certainly is.
As far as wearing it to play sports, I dont know, I cant really picture wearing any watch while playing sports. Id guess that 99.9% of people who own those fabulously expensive diving watches never see a body of water deeper than a bathtub.
It was just the MOST sport watch at this time...
But todays this is not a sport watch anymore.
You can swimm in a pool with your Rolex. You don't even risk to lose it.
MPS owes me a keyboard, dammit. Â Ernest, I don't see an option for "A WRISTwatch? Paugh.Â Fob and chain, if you please." I wish I knew more about watches. Â As I have only the Wenger Swiss Army sport watch my wife gave me, I'm obliged to wear it with everything, even a dinner jacket. Â I've read scintillating discussions of horological masterpieces that cost more than a 3-bedroom house--entertaining, perhaps, but not a realistic goal for me (in several senses). Â I'd like to obtain a nice dress watch without spending much past the 4 figure mark. Â I could probably find good value buying used on eBay if I knew better what I was looking for, and how to avoid fakes. Â Any insights on the general level of quality and features one should insist upon at this price level?
How much? $9000?
I don't really care too much about watches, but I would never ever wear a sport watch with a buiness or formal suit. I don't have a very nice dress watch so I just go watchless in such the occasion. If I'm just going out for the night I'll wear a cheap watch under the suit, because it tones it down and I don't want to look like a yuppie.
Speaking of that, I finally fulfilled my dream of getting a proper nerd watch, a digital casio with metal band. $3. Hell yeah.
It looks tacky, not dressy at least but if you have just one watch, then it is logical to wear it even if it is not sharp with a suit.
What is amazing = people who WANTS to wear sport watch, who have X expensive sport watches which they wear with a suit (many expensive watches = means they want to look nice, to take care of their look)
Finaly they spend much money and time but looks tacky.
What is the problem? Have these people bad taste? No education?
Sorry, I didn't intend to be ambiguous: "4 figure mark" = $1000; "not much past it" means a few hundred bucks more, maximum. Â (And even that seems like a hell of a lot to drop on a wrist-watch, though it may be a pittance to those who traffic in Patek and Vacheron.)
Anyway, let's just call it the $1000 level for simplicity. Â Of course, $1000 could go a lot farther on eBay, if the watch market there is anything like it is for men's suits.
acole, go to www.timezone.com, there are some good items for sale in the sales corner, ask for timezone references and post them here and people can help you evaluate them.
(ernest @ 18 Nov. 2004, 6:46) How much? $9000?
Sorry, I didn't intend to be ambiguous: "4 figure mark" = $1000; "not much past it" means a few hundred bucks more, maximum. Â (And even that seems like a hell of a lot to drop on a wrist-watch, though it may be a pittance to those who traffic in Patek and Vacheron.) Anyway, let's just call it the $1000 level for simplicity. Â Of course, $1000 could go a lot farther on eBay, if the watch market there is anything like it is for men's suits.
Do you prefer a shape? Squared, round, ovale, tonneau?
If it's good enough for James, it's good enough for me.
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