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    Gold.

    I’ve always liked gold. As a youngster, I liked collecting (small) gold coins from around the world. As I grew older, never being much into jewelry, when I did buy something, it would be gold, but never thick or gaudy.


    When I started looking at and buying watches, they needed to have some gold features. Now, not so much.


    I started wondering about and have some questions. Please answer any, all, or none if you please, thanks:



    1. 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?

    2. Are gold-plated/PVD watches sort of “fake”?
    3. Do any manufacturers still make 14K gold watches? If not, why?
    4. What’s the deal with white gold? Would you buy a white gold watch if it was available in SS?
    5. 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?

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    Re: Gold.

    Gold plated...A no,no, simply because when it wears off it looks tacky/cheap, even on a very nice watch.
    I have a TT Rose Gold Breitling,t/t bracelet, which I like very much.
    I have a Rose Gold, Chopard on leather.
    A White Gold Parmigiani (only comes in gold) on leather.
    Got a Yellow Gold Bvlgari (diver)rubber or leather
    Rolex Day-Date in Yellow Gold w/bracelet...I guess, I like Gold.
    I guess I'm not the right guy to ask.
    Last edited by little big feather; August 23rd, 2014 at 19:41.
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    Re: Gold.

    You seem like the perfect guy to ask! You like gold too. My first "adult" purchase was a TT Breitling, SS case with gold bezel and blue face. It was beautiful. Unfortunately the bezel fell off one day and was lost. Replacement cost was more than the watch was worth.


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    Re: Gold.

    I would keep away from plating, for the reasons stated above. Two tone can work, look at a DateJust. Sure I would consider gold pieces from other brands. Had this for over 20 years:

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    Re: Gold.

    Only thing worse than a fake gold watch is a real gold one :)
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    Re: Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobia View Post
    Only thing worse than a fake gold watch is a real gold one :)
    I thought that was Rolex saying
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    Rolex Oyster Perpetual 116000
    1965 Accurist Shockmaster
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    Seiko SSC021P1
    Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

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    Rolex Submariner 14060M
    Ben Sherman S489.OOBS
    1990 Rotary Gold Case
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    Re: Gold.

    I am a big fan of two-tone watches, and I don't think plating is so bad. (But look into how many microns.)

    That said, I'm a bigger fan of gold and two-tone in dress watches. I had a two-tone Reverso that was very nice. I don't think sports watches look very good in gold when they're any sportier than the DJ.
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    Re: Gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Cruz View Post

    1. 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?

    2. Are gold-plated/PVD watches sort of “fake”?
    3. Do any manufacturers still make 14K gold watches? If not, why?
    4. What’s the deal with white gold? Would you buy a white gold watch if it was available in SS?
    5. 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. Depends on whom you ask.
    1.2. Ditto, although in some cases IMHO it does.
    1.3. Ditto.
    2. Not sort of fake, it absolutely is.
    3. None of the manufactures you mentioned do. Most use 18k gold.
    4. I would, if I could afford it. White gold is inconspicuous and understated, yet exclusive. For example the white gold submariner or the new bicolor ceramic Pepsi bezel GMTII Master. Also, keep in mind that precious metal and SS watches are never available in the same configuration. It would be absolute stupidity for manufacturers to do so.
    5. No, personally I would not.
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    I like gold. I own a breitling chronomat and a concord Bennington in gold while my wife wears a Cartier tank francaise in yellow gold. Something warm about the color, not quite as cold as steel and not nearly as durable.
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    Re: Gold.

    1. Yes
    1.1 Yes & No
    2. Yes, but not too many people can afford solid gold watches, so, it's your only option if you don't have the money but want a 'gold' watch.
    3. Don't know.
    4. Never seen the point of white gold (or platinum) for watches, it looks too much like stainless steel! Gold should be gold coloured, otherwise what's the point?
    5. If I really liked the watch and it was a quality product, then if I was very wealthy, yes I would.
    Last edited by peakay; August 23rd, 2014 at 20:43.


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