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    Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    Hey WUS,

    I am wanting to get a SS dress watch that will look good on a brown strap (doesn't need to be on one at time of purchase though). In my mind, this means that it can't have too much black on the dial, which is apparently hard to find with my other criteria. Ideally, I would like it to be kinetic/solar/eco-drive, but would be ok with regular quartz. I would also be ok with automatic (not hand-wound), except this usually kicks me out of my price range. I'd like to keep it around $500, but would be willing to go up to $1000. I'm willing to do small seconds or other complications like a moonphase, but I would like to keep it a fairly simple dial. Other criteria is as follows:

    --38-39mm case without crown
    --as thin as possible (ideally around 5mm and definitely no more than 10mm)
    --decent brand name that is somewhat recognizable and not chinese (no fossil, Sea-Gull, michael kors, or no-name types)
    --no gold plating/PVD/or toning

    Here are a bunch of pictures I found to give you guys somewhat of an idea. I found these with google images and don't own them, so hopefully no one gets mad. I'm still fairly new to this site, so if any photos do not work, please let me know, and I'll get it fixed immediately. The things I listed as wrong with a particular watch are not exhaustive. These are just good examples of the style I am looking for.

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    I like this one a lot, but it is hand-wound.

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    out of my price range

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    hand-wound

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    about as out of my price range as you can get

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    out of my price range

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    out of price range

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    this may be the one I settle for if I don't find anything else. I don't like the brand name and wish it just said Seiko instead

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    just a millimeter or two too small, and auto version is just a millimeter too big

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    don't really know much about the brand, and would prefer something a little more recognizable or with a better reputation

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    i really liked this one too, but the minute markers are just a tad too long (picky i know) which I think puts too much black on the dial


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    I'd even be willing to have silver roman numerals, like the last two above, but not ideally. Hopefully, you guys can come up with something.
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    Re: Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    The first 8 aren't showing up for me.

    But if you want a thin quartz dressy watch, how about this?

    Watch : Eliros Date Gents | Maurice Lacroix

    I really like the look, 38mm, sapphire, nice sunburst on the dial, under 1k, 4 dial tones to pick from...

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    Re: Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    hold on let me see if I can fix the images real quick.

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    Re: Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    There, hopefully all the pictures should work now. Let me know if they still don't.

    You always give great suggestions, Domo. I had looked at ML but only at their Classique line because ideally I can find one without roman numerals. But I didn't even think to look over at the Eliros line, and this is a nicer option than the ones with a complete set of roman numerals I have above.

    EDIT: I did find one in the Classique line that I like a lot, and I completely forgot about it until your suggestion. I still want to see what everyone else comes up with, but this may be a better one than the Pulsar I was going to settle for, even though it is on the high end of my budget.

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    Re: Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    Thanks :)

    That's a great thought, I forgot they made some watches in the Classics line with quart movements. I like ML's designs in general. Very original.

    If you haven't already, have a look at hamilton watches in the Jazzmaster and Classics lines. You might find something you like.

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    Re: Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    Zeno Watch Basel... The Bauhaus model. Here it is in black, but it also comes in silver face. Hand wound Peseaux 7001 movement.
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    Re: Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    Since you don't seem to have a preference re movement type and thinness is a priority then quartz does seem most logical. The ML is a fine choice. I like the FC quartz models too. If you want to save more money check and see if you like the CWard Malvern:

    Christopher Ward Swiss Made C5 Malvern Watch with Tan leather strap

    It doesn't specify thickness though.
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    Re: Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    If you're planning on wearing this as a "traditional" dress watch (meaning only on a handful of special occasions, a few times a year) then I would recommend a hand-wound over a quartz. If by "dress watch" you mean a formal watch that is worn more often than not and usually with a suit, than, yeah, quartz or automatic is the way to go.

    I really like the Tissot Le Locle with roman numerals, the last picture you showed. I don't know if the Le Locle comes in a quartz version, but I did find a similar model on Amazon that is quartz:

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    Re: Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    Quote Originally Posted by hayday View Post
    If you're planning on wearing this as a "traditional" dress watch (meaning only on a handful of special occasions, a few times a year) then I would recommend a hand-wound over a quartz. If by "dress watch" you mean a formal watch that is worn more often than not and usually with a suit, than, yeah, quartz or automatic is the way to go.

    I really like the Tissot Le Locle with roman numerals, the last picture you showed. I don't know if the Le Locle comes in a quartz version, but I did find a similar model on Amazon that is quartz:

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    -hayday
    I plan on wearing this a couple times a week, so it won't be a traditional dress watch I wear just on special occasions. However my work is set in a somewhat formal environment (a courtroom), and I like the look of the dressy watches. I would really prefer a watch I can quickly grab and go, so that is why I decided hand wound wouldn't be best. I already have one on a black strap for days I wear black shoes, and this one will be for when I wear brown shoes. I don't want to spend several mornings a week switching straps and scratching my watches, so this is the solution I came up with.

    Thanks for all the suggestions thus far, everyone. Keep 'em coming.
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    Re: Another Dress Watch Advice Thread--lots of pictures to help

    Might I suggest a Hamilton Intra-Matic 38mm.
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