Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

Thread: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    6

    Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    I know this is posted all the time as I am a newby seeking recommendations for a watch but I do have specific requirements which may provide more assistance rather than just: "Which watch should I buy?" Specifically, I am seeking a classic men's dress watch: round, simple, elegant, timeless, understated, well made. Specifically:

    Budget: Up to $1500
    Type: Men's Dress. Not interested in a Chrono. Although I do dive, I already have a good dive watch (Citizen ProMaster).
    Strap: Leather. No metal bracelets although I realize this can be swapped.
    Size: 38-40MM.
    Swiss (will not consider Japanese, others).
    Movement: Automatic (no quartz).
    Color: Open. Like both white and black faces.
    Day/Date: Optional but would like to have.
    Thickness: Not a big consideration although thinner is better.
    Back: Would like to be able to see the movement but not a dealbreaker.


    What I am considering/like:

    Longines Silver Arrow (although the lack of a sapphire crystal is a minus but I dig the style). Also have a few Heritage and Conquests that I like.
    Baume & Mercier Classima: Very nice but most are too big at 42-44 MM (don't like the look of a very large dress watch).
    Tissot LeLocle: Seems good value for the money.
    Hamilton Jazzmaster: Nice, especially since now Swiss Made but am leaning more towards a pure Swiss House.
    Omega: Would like to have but not at this price point from what I've seen/ read/understand in the forums/elsewhere. Would be open to vintage and may be possible as I live in Chicago with several vintage dealers in the area. Don't want to trust the Bay though.
    Tag Heuer: Don't really like.

    Am not looking to start a collection nor am I particularly interested in impressing people, although I guess that is a plus. This will be more of an everyday, at work (Banking) watch that I would like to have for the next twenty or thirty years and hand down. May be willing to go above budget but $2K would be the top.

    Any advice, recommendations/comments on the above or others, or advice on vintage would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Last edited by JGALT60; April 13th, 2010 at 05:35.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    152

    Re: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    I personally love the breitling aeromarine collection particularly the colt. One day I will own one maybe when I graduate anyways you should look into it(comes with bracelet or strap whichever you decide)

  3. #3
    Haf
    Haf is offline
    Member Haf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,199

    Angry Re: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by Moosie View Post
    I personally love the breitling aeromarine collection particularly the colt. One day I will own one maybe when I graduate anyways you should look into it(comes with bracelet or strap whichever you decide)
    The breitling aeromarine (what exactly does "aeromatine" mean anyway?) cannot be considered a dress watch by any stretch of imagination

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Will's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    新加坡 (Singapore)
    Posts
    323

    Re: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    How i wish i have that amount to spend.....

    - Vintage Memovox (JLC)
    - Vintage Omega Constellation
    - Stowa Antea / Marine
    Last edited by Will; April 13th, 2010 at 11:19.
    Will (-.-")

    2008: Omega Speedmaster pro 3572.50
    2008: Denissov Barracuda 31681 L.E. (088/500)
    2008: British Army W10 Smiths Military (Age: 1940-1969)
    2008: Leandri Italia auto/date by Locman
    2009: Philip Stein Sports Chrono
    2010: Vintage IWC c.89
    2010: Rolex Sub 16610LV (M series)
    2010: Vintage JLC k.882

  6. #5
    Member Klostrophobic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    654

    Re: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    How i wish i have that amount to spend.....


    - Omega Aqua Terra (cant rem the model but its a white dial with blue hands)
    For $1500?


  7. #6
    Member Will's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    新加坡 (Singapore)
    Posts
    323

    Re: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by Klostrophobic View Post
    For $1500?

    my bad... no way near that price...
    Will (-.-")

    2008: Omega Speedmaster pro 3572.50
    2008: Denissov Barracuda 31681 L.E. (088/500)
    2008: British Army W10 Smiths Military (Age: 1940-1969)
    2008: Leandri Italia auto/date by Locman
    2009: Philip Stein Sports Chrono
    2010: Vintage IWC c.89
    2010: Rolex Sub 16610LV (M series)
    2010: Vintage JLC k.882

  8. #7
    Member Lemaniac40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    1,806

    Re: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    I would get the Longines or the Hamilton.

    The hamilton jazzmaster is a perfect dress watch.

    The Stowa Antea is another fine watch.
    Last edited by Lemaniac40; April 13th, 2010 at 11:21.

  9. #8
    Member Snowbound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    107

    Re: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    check out the Longines Master Collection. There are several models that meet your criteria & I think they are an under-appreciated line.
    Rolex Explorer II Polar
    Rolex Perpetual Datejust
    Baume & Mercier Hampton
    Seiko Orange Monster

  10. #9
    Member hugel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    128

    Re: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    One of the Longines Master collection is my recommendation too. I have touched many of the Longines and these have the styling I really like from a great manufacturer.

    hugel

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    3,384

    Re: Dress Watch Recommendations: Specific Requirements

    Vintage

    Vintage Pie Pan. Smaller than your your preference at about 34.5mm, but wears a little larger with the long lugs. A used cal. 2500 Omega AT is within your budget, and you have the choice of 36 or 39mm size.
    Seiko Marinemaster SBDX001
    My Father's Hamilton Khaki Automatic

    My Grandfather's Movado Sub Sea Automatic

    "That's what character is-It's in the tryin'" Eric Taylor.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •