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    Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

    Hello,

    I'm looking at getting a more formal dress watch (doesn't need to be super formal or anything) to round out my collection so far.

    Ideally has the below characteristics:


    • <40mm
    • 20mm band (just for compatibility but it's ok if it has 18mm)
    • Thin! < 10mm? Want to wear it under a cuff easily and without messing with my sleeves.
    • White/silver face + blue hands + silver body.
    • Baton indices preferred over numerals or roman
    • Ideally <400 but willing to go up to 600ish.
    • Automatic or Quartz.
    • Date window is ok but not Day/Date
    • Guilloche/patterned dial is a plus
    • Thicker hands. Examples like the Nomos or Stowa blue hands are no go.
    • Some water resistance is always nice.


    In terms of watches I've already looked at, I've seen the Hamilton Jazzmaster with blue hands but it looks a little too sporty for me. The Archimede Klassik is a bit odd imo. Bambinos are a no go with their thickness. Raymond Weil has some quartz ones that are ok but pricey for a quartz watch. Marine themed and Bauhaus watches are not my style.

    Ideally, if I had the money, a Baume et Mercier Classima 39mm would be just about perfect.

    Related to this, how hard would it be to just buy a silver handed watch and either pay someone to blue the hands (chemically or heat treated) or just buy a new set of blued hands based on diameter?

    Thanks for the help.
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    Re: Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

    Try the Christopher Ward Slimline.
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    Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

    Melbourne Watch Company have some watches that may be suitable. Not sure on their thickness though






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    Re: Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

    Quote Originally Posted by mpalmer View Post
    Try the Christopher Ward Slimline.
    They dont seem to have one with blue hands?

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    Re: Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

    Tissot Carson? 40mm x 9mm automatic, and has the 80 hour power reserve movement. Not sure the hands are blued, though.

    MSRP on bracelet is $675, $575 on strap. You should be able to find it much cheaper online.

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    Re: Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

    Quote Originally Posted by rfortson View Post
    Tissot Carson? 40mm x 9mm automatic, and has the 80 hour power reserve movement. Not sure the hands are blued, though.

    MSRP on bracelet is $675, $575 on strap. You should be able to find it much cheaper online.
    It's nice but the blue hands are very critical in my search. Thanks though

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    Re: Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

    Quote Originally Posted by ComJak View Post
    It's nice but the blue hands are very critical in my search. Thanks though
    Epos has some, but not sure they fit in your price range. Does it have to be Swiss? Orient Bambino might work though it's 11.8mm thick.

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    Sea Gull has some as well. This Rodina is a Sea Gull movement, 39mm x 9mm.

    http://www.seagullwatchstore.com/Cla...white-dial.htm

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    Re: Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

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    one of the hands is blue
    the strap is *drum roll* 19mm
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    Re: Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

    Quote Originally Posted by ComJak View Post
    It's nice but the blue hands are very critical in my search. Thanks though
    Was wondering about that...Seiko SSA081J1 is surely too thick at 12mm?

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    Re: Looking for a thinner dress watch with blue hands (~$500)

    Quote Originally Posted by rfortson View Post
    Epos has some, but not sure they fit in your price range. Does it have to be Swiss?
    No it doesn't have to be swiss at all!

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