Which "black" watch would you get?

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  • Santos 100 Black DLC Steel Large

    17 38.64%
  • Santos 100 Black DLC Rose Gold Bezel Large

    3 6.82%
  • B&R 01-96 Commando Big Date

    8 18.18%
  • B&R 01-97 Commando Power Reserve

    16 36.36%

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    Member thsiao's Avatar
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    Question Which "black" watch would you get?

    I'm looking into adding a "black" watch to my current collection and have narrowed it down to these four watches. I believe that either the Cartier or the B&R would be a great addition to my collection as I currently do not own a watch from any of these two brands.

    The Santos 100 I like in both versions. Obviously the rose gold one is nicer but it also costs a lot more. The other con about Cartier is that I will most likely get a lower discount when compared to the B&R. But I do like that the black coating is DLC and the rose gold is just soooo sweet. The steel version is very nice as well.

    The B&R Commando versions are also very nice and cheaper than the Santos 100. I really like their large unique square shape and I also like that the dial is phantom-like, but you can actually tell time on these. I like both versions as well... the big date one has a much cleaner look, but I really like the power reserve function on the other version.
    Which one do you like and why?
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    Re: Which "black" watch would you get?

    I voted for the Cartier rose gold because it is a classic look with some updating. I am just not a fan of the aircraft instrument on a strap, although some other offerings by B&R are attractive to me.
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    Re: Which "black" watch would you get?

    I like option 1.

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    Re: Which "black" watch would you get?

    I have to say that I have never seen any of the four you listed and they are all pretty cool. If I had to pick one I think that I would go with the first cartier you have listed. I really like the rose gold however I think that the stainless just goes with more. Anyway, good luck in your quest and definetely let us know what you get. Youve got me licking my chops now for that Cartier.

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    Re: Which "black" watch would you get?

    I'd take the Santos DLC steel. The gold looks out of place on the other Santos.
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    Re: Which "black" watch would you get?

    Gonna have to go with the BR Big Date

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    Re: Which "black" watch would you get?

    This one:

    (I just want to show off my new strap!)

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    Re: Which "black" watch would you get?

    I went a different way...

    Black...front to back, inside and out.

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    Re: Which "black" watch would you get?

    The first one because I don't like how rose gold looks with that cheap strap. B&R is totally out of question since I am a huge B&R hater lol. Moreover, I think there are nicer B&R color schemes in black anyway, if I recall correctly.

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    Re: Which "black" watch would you get?

    I went with the B&R Big Date but none of them are my cup of tea. I adore donut's black Panerai though; it's pure sex!
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