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    Question "Dress" digital?

    Does it exist anymore? When the first red-on-black digital watches came out, they were the businessman's watch - I remember old gold plated casios from when I was a child.

    Today, though, it seems that the business or dressy digital watch has gone the way of the dodo. Are there any still out there? I, personally, would spend arbitrarily large amounts of money on a digital watch that featured most of these features:
    • Classy metal case (steel, titanium, gold) with a non sport design. Casio's GShock line is great, but I'd like to see a digital watch I could wear with a blazer and not look out of place. At least something equivalent to a mid range dive watch as far as styling cues.
    • <color> on black, but high contrast display
    • Always on backlight (I'm told that Breitlings analog/digital watches have orange characters that are always 'lit' - is this true?)
    • OTA sync to atomic clock
    • 2, 3, 5 time zone tracking
    • Thin
    It seems like my only options are analog/digital watches these days - I have a sector 600 ana-digi, and while it's a nice watch, I find myself wanting something both thinner and without the analog hands. Does such a beast exist, with even 2 or 3 of the above characteristics?

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    Re: "Dress" digital?

    I think tag heuer has a dressy rectangular digi. Not very thin, but not thick either. Not sure about the backlight.
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    Re: "Dress" digital?

    Quote Originally Posted by srmdalt View Post
    I think tag heuer has a dressy rectangular digi. Not very thin, but not thick either. Not sure about the backlight.

    Yes it does, i got it since a hile, it's the Microtimer, i haven't got a pic of it on this laptop but you can search my last thread and you'll see it (The ones you wear regularely, topic) it has a nice white color backlight and is WR to 100 meters, one small prob is that the highly polished SS case is a scratch magnet, so i leave it in the box to shine for years to come, it is though a serious sophisticated digital dress watch design and catches eyes easily.
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    Re: "Dress" digital?

    That Tag is a cool looking watch. Looks like Nike copied the design with their Oregon watch.

    Some Rosendahl watches might fit your criteria...
    http://www.kenmarwatches.com/rosendahl/
    Also, look at some of the Philippe Starck watches.
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    Re: "Dress" digital?

    Welcome to Watchuseek and welcome to tour Public Forum as well.

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    Re: "Dress" digital?

    You still might be able to find a Ventura out there.

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    Re: "Dress" digital?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    You still might be able to find a Ventura out there.
    This place looks like they sell Venturas...
    http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop/w15s.asp

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    Re: "Dress" digital?

    Both the Junghans and the Tag are definitely going to be investigated. Anything else out there I should be aware of?

    Has anyone started really experimenting with OLED screens? I know fossil had one or two - anyone else?

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    Re: "Dress" digital?

    dress digitals are still out there, just been updated and added the analog hands on the dial. tags chronotimer, omegas 120m and x-33.

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