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    A Great Dress/Everyday Watch

    I'm hoping to get your advice to a rookie. I'm looking for a work watch ( buss/meetings) . I would like a fairly large watch maybe 45-47mm in black. S/S band, and trying to find one for around 500$. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    Re: A Great Dress/Everyday Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by digger123 View Post
    I'm hoping to get your advice to a rookie. I'm looking for a work watch ( buss/meetings) . I would like a fairly large watch maybe 45-47mm in black. S/S band, and trying to find one for around 500$. Any suggestions are appreciated.
    Why do you want a dressy watch SO LARGE? Dressy watches are rarely honking large. And something that big, likely won't fit under a shirt cuff, so business meetings and a watch this size likely won't work either. If you want a dressy watch (unless you have freakishly huge wrists), 42mm should be large enough.

    In this size, I would recommend a Frederique Constant FC-303. Very dressy, and casual all rolled into one. A very reliable Selitta SW 200 movement to boot.

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    You can buy one from Amazon watches in the $500 - $600 range. Doesn't come on a SS band, but you can buy one aftermarket if you like.
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    Re: A Great Dress/Everyday Watch

    Hamilton Thin-O-Matic, black dial. Max size is 42mm, but that is plenty big for a dress watch. I actually prefer the 38mm version.

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    A Great Dress/Everyday Watch

    Both are great suggestions. I like the Hamilton Intra-Matic 42mm. Like others have said, you don't want a dress watch bigger than this.
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    Re: A Great Dress/Everyday Watch

    Yes, I suppose it's personal preference. I'm 240lbs and although a forty something bussinessman , I was a competative bodybuilder for years- so in my opinion the larger (44-46mm) looks better on my wrist. I prefer s/s too leather also.
    I realize you all have your opinions- I would like to try and find something along the lines I outlined. Thanks for the hep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger123 View Post
    I'm hoping to get your advice to a rookie. I'm looking for a work watch ( buss/meetings) . I would like a fairly large watch maybe 45-47mm in black. S/S band, and trying to find one for around 500$. Any suggestions are appreciated.
    Are you a giant? :D If not, the suggestion made by RBrylawski is very nice at that price point.

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    Re: A Great Dress/Everyday Watch

    I second the Hamilton Intra-Matic. Go for the 42mm version. The watch bezel is extremely small on this watch, and as a result the watch dial is very large...which means this watch wears extremely large on the wrist. I have a Hamilton Thin-O-Matic, which also has a fairly large dial, and mine looks like a 41mm watch despite only being 38mm.

    PS: The Hamilton Intra-Matic also comes in a very attractive SS bracelet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digger123 View Post
    Yes, I suppose it's personal preference. I'm 240lbs and although a forty something bussinessman , I was a competative bodybuilder for years- so in my opinion the larger (44-46mm) looks better on my wrist. I prefer s/s too leather also.
    I realize you all have your opinions- I would like to try and find something along the lines I outlined. Thanks for the hep.
    I'm very similar to you 6'4" 240 lbs and I always wear 44mm + sports watches. Because a dress watch is supposed to be more simplistic and elegant, you want a smaller and more wearable watch. 42mm with no bezel will wear much larger than many 44mm watches.
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    Re: A Great Dress/Everyday Watch

    Thank you Am Eagle and Dienekes. The suggestion is appreciated.

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    *EDIT*

    Didn't see that you said stainless band.

    Note that stainless is generally not considered a dress watch... so not something one would usually wear with a suit although many do.
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