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    Re: Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by TimelessFan View Post

    White gold all day everyday.
    Given the subdued design of that Vacheron Constantin, the thin case and bezel, and the black alligator strap, it wouldn't look flashy even if it was in yellow or rose gold.


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    Re: Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Cruz View Post
    Two-tone watches:

      1. Are they now too dated, or are there still timeless models available?
      2. Do they cheapen dress-style watches?
      3. Do they make sports watches too blingy?

    1. Are gold-plated/PVD watches sort of “fake”?
    2. Do any manufacturers still make 14K gold watches? If not, why?
    3. What’s the deal with white gold? Would you buy a white gold watch if it was available in SS?
    4. Would you buy a gold watch from someone other than PP, VC, ALS, PP, JLC, Breguet, Rolex, (maybe Omega) or some small micro luxury manufacture?
    1.1 Timeless designs look like vintage designs -- which isn't a bad thing. Just as there was music from fifty years ago that didn't survive, there were watch designs that didn't survive and weren't worth reviving. The good ones, however, always look good.
    1.2 I think they do. See my answer for #2.
    1.3 Gold on a sports watch automatically launches/dumps it into "bling" territory, IMO.
    2. "Fake" all the way, IMO. You get the style but without the long-term durability. If you want a watch that ages quickly, get one that's plated.
    3. Doubt any do, and I don't know why. Maybe 14k isn't hypoallergenic enough to be worth the price tag? Or maybe just an image associated with the number.
    4. Ya know, I might. I don't always like the color of gold as it's obvious from a distance, but I like to think that white gold will last for a hundred years. If I wanted to get a watch that I intended to hand down in the future, white gold would be a candidate if I could easily afford it.
    5. Not sure. I'd want it to have service support a long time from now, and if the brand is too small, I may not bother.

    All that said, there's a two-tone configuration that I kinda like -- steel case, light-colored dial, with gold markers and hands. Many manufacturers have some models like that.

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    Re: Gold.

    I'd like to try this:

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    And something like this:

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    Am the only person in the history of the world to like these:

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    Plus I'm a fan of them:

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    So the answer is "yes" and "it depends"...

    ...because:

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    The former is the Steelers ridiculous bumblebee throwbacks and the latter looks like the ugliest eel in the ocean.

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    Re: Gold.

    As a fellow fan of :

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    I still don't like :

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    But I DO like :

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    Hmmm.... I'd also like one of these for game days :

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    Re: Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by TimelessFan View Post
    White gold all day everyday.
    Yeah, but do you think it would diminish the beauty of this watch if it was in SS? Not that it should ever happen, but just based on the look...

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    Re: Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    1.1 Timeless designs look like vintage designs -- which isn't a bad thing. Just as there was music from fifty years ago that didn't survive, there were watch designs that didn't survive and weren't worth reviving. The good ones, however, always look good.
    1.2 I think they do. See my answer for #2.
    1.3 Gold on a sports watch automatically launches/dumps it into "bling" territory, IMO.
    2. "Fake" all the way, IMO. You get the style but without the long-term durability. If you want a watch that ages quickly, get one that's plated.
    3. Doubt any do, and I don't know why. Maybe 14k isn't hypoallergenic enough to be worth the price tag? Or maybe just an image associated with the number.
    4. Ya know, I might. I don't always like the color of gold as it's obvious from a distance, but I like to think that white gold will last for a hundred years. If I wanted to get a watch that I intended to hand down in the future, white gold would be a candidate if I could easily afford it.
    5. Not sure. I'd want it to have service support a long time from now, and if the brand is too small, I may not bother.

    All that said, there's a two-tone configuration that I kinda like -- steel case, light-colored dial, with gold markers and hands. Many manufacturers have some models like that.
    1.3- true, but as blingy as MickeyLacroix's sub may be, it is still iconic. Perhaps it cannot truly be considered a sports watch, but damn if that doesn't have a certain wrist appeal!

    3 - please look at RDenney's explanation above. It seems to be an accurate assessment.
    4 - great point!

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    Re: Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by ljb187 View Post
    I'd like to try this. YES!!!

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    And something like this: vintage,maybe.

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    Am the only person in the history of the world to like these: no, doesn't make sense to me at 4x price of SS. IMO It just doesn't add anything to the appeal of the watch.

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    Plus I'm a fan of the. my wife is from PIT, so we're often at opposite ends of the family room on Sundays

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    So the answer is "yes" and "it depends"...

    ...because:

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    The former is the Steelers ridiculous bumblebee throwbacks and the latter looks like the ugliest eel in the ocean. so totally agree!
    as above.
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    Re: Gold.

    Just realized that I've owned a handful of colored gold watches over time but they've all moved on. Guess my preferred metal color is white.
    #4 Many times no choice. Would always take stainless over white gold from a cost/price perspective . . .
    #5 If I like the look and can afford to have it, wouldn't care much who manufactures the watch or watches . . .
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    Re: Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeylacroix View Post
    Holy f**kstick Batman! I never thought I'd see the day. That is the very first Rolex I've ever seen that I would wear without a gun put to my head. Very nice indeed. Too bad I'll never be able to afford it. 8^(
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    Re: Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    In my view gold is still in style as long as the watch is on a strap. Gold bracelets however not so much TT or other. No offense to those who love them....
    This. Gold, any gold, on strap -- classic.

    The two white gold pieces I own aren't offered in ss. Frankly, I can't tell the difference between platinum, white gold and ss, but sure would rather pay ss price.

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