Sorry in advance for the long-winded post...
I need a dress watch, but I’m not ready to drop coin on a UN Classico, which I’ve considered but will have to put on hold. I also don’t want to spend more than $400-$600 at the moment.
Please read: I know there are a ton of “better” watches available. I’m not asking for “bang for buck” alternatives. Quality wise, any of these will suit my needs right now. I know the market, I know what else is available. I also know these are all giant no-gos for most folks here, and under normal circumstances I’d value your feedback regarding alternatives....but that’s not what I’m asking for today.
My question is simply, do you like any of these (as a dress watch) based strictly on aesthetics? If so, which do you prefer? I’m a little stuck and would appreciate some other other perspectives.
Please also note: I realize 41-42mm is an immediate disqualifier for most when it comes to dress watches. I get it. However, I’m a big guy and I’m fine with it. Although 42mm may be slightly pushing the envelope, so I’ve listed their sizes.
Finally: if you’ve gotten this far, thanks. I don’t mean to sound like a bagwash, I’m just afraid that if I don’t get this stuff out of the way up-front I’m gonna end up with 100 suggestions for “better” alternatives and a bunch of well-intended advice on saving for the “right” watch.
1) 41mm Marvin:
2) 42mm Marvin Automatic:
3) 42mm Marvin Automatic:
4) 41mm Manjaz Automatic:
5) 41mm Manjaz Automatic (alt dial):
6) Long Shot Contender - 40mm Alexander Venacci
Again, thanks in advance for any feedback.