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    suggestions on a new watches for my upcoming nuptials?

    It's almost time for me to buy again and I'd like the counsel of the wise members here.

    My budget ~$3,000 per watch
    New/Used =no preference, though, here's the sticky part, I need 2 of whichever watch i get, so some of the more difficult to find vintage pieces may have to be left out this round
    Diameter= no larger than 42mm...unless there is a model that comes in different sizes, in which case a 44/40 would be fine.
    Dial= white, black, or silver/grey.

    style= nothing too sporty, I'm looking for classic and timeless without being too boring. An additional complication beyond a regular 3 hand watch would do the trick for sure. As an example of what appeals (but is well beyond my budget) JLC Master Control & (some) Reversos, IWC Portuguese, Glashutte Original (almost any one of their models...sigh), the rereleased Zenith chronos...

    No need for a date window/pointer. I'd prefer applied indicies, but that's not a deal breaker.

    I'd be more inclined toward brands that don't have the street recognition of an Omega or a Rolex; I'm cool with WIS recognition though, I just don't want to enter into conversations which start with 'is that fake/expensive/etc.' with friends or family given they won't/cant understand/afford spending anything beyond $50 on a watch (they may have a point...lol)

    band= leather.

    movement=mechanical; in my dreams an in-house...

    These watches will be mine and my wife's wedding rings, so to speak, for our wedding this summer. I figure to have ~6k saved by then, but if things go well, it might be a bit more, but not too much more.

    Any and all suggestions will be entertained. I've also thought about either birth year watches (1977) or watches from the year we began dating (2000), but I've found it difficult to search for watches by year.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

    Chris.
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    Re: suggestions on a new watches for my upcoming nuptials?

    I assume the wife's watch doesn't need to be 42mm? Does her's need to be mechanical?

    What color will your wedding bands be? Yellow gold or white gold/platinum?
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    Re: suggestions on a new watches for my upcoming nuptials?

    Hers should be mechanical as well...she's not a fan of most women's watches so I figured a pair of men's watches would do. Hers doesn't have to be 42mm, but 42 is as big as she'd be able to go.

    We're actually not doing wedding bands at all, the watches are a replacement...though there will be no "with this watch I thee wed..."
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    Re: suggestions on a new watches for my upcoming nuptials?

    That's a really nice and interesting idea.
    I have no suggestions at the moment I'm afraid but I look forward to seeing what others come up with. Naturally I can't wait to see pics of the happy couple (the watches I mean).
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    Re: suggestions on a new watches for my upcoming nuptials?

    i'll be sure to post pics of whatever we get...the wedding is in June, so we're doing the research now.
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    Re: suggestions on a new watches for my upcoming nuptials?

    First off, congrats on your upcoming nuptuals. How about a couple of Nomos watches? They are dressy and have beautiful in house movements, maybe a bit on the smallish side but I´ve read that they wear bigger due to the very thin bezel. Personally, I love the Tangomat NOMOS Glashütte: Startpage

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    Re: suggestions on a new watches for my upcoming nuptials?

    First of all, congratulations.

    Second of all, why not something with some recognition? I think a pair of Omega Aqua Terras (41.5mm) might be just over your price range (I've seen prices of $3500, but I don't know what they're going for at ADs), but they are beautiful watches that are fit to last a lifetime (or at least seven years....good luck on that! ).



    If you're set on something that won't get spotted on the street, I do understand. I'm assuming something like Grand Seiko might be up your alley, but I'm not familiar with the model line, so I couldn't give you a specific recommendation. Personally, I'd also look at Hamilton; you'll likely come in way under budget if you look at the Jazzmaster line, but you'll find something beautiful and well made.
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    Re: suggestions on a new watches for my upcoming nuptials?

    Oh, fantastic choices. I don't know why I blanked on Longines. I'm not really a dress watch guy, so when I think Longines, I think Grand Vitesse and Hydroconquest.
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    Re: suggestions on a new watches for my upcoming nuptials?

    Quote Originally Posted by cp_ste.croix View Post
    It's almost time for me to buy again and I'd like the counsel of the wise members here.

    My budget ~$3,000 per watch
    New/Used =no preference, though, here's the sticky part, I need 2 of whichever watch i get, so some of the more difficult to find vintage pieces may have to be left out this round
    Diameter= no larger than 42mm...unless there is a model that comes in different sizes, in which case a 44/40 would be fine.
    Dial= white, black, or silver/grey.

    style= nothing too sporty, I'm looking for classic and timeless without being too boring. An additional complication beyond a regular 3 hand watch would do the trick for sure. As an example of what appeals (but is well beyond my budget) JLC Master Control & (some) Reversos, IWC Portuguese, Glashutte Original (almost any one of their models...sigh), the rereleased Zenith chronos...

    No need for a date window/pointer. I'd prefer applied indicies, but that's not a deal breaker.

    I'd be more inclined toward brands that don't have the street recognition of an Omega or a Rolex; I'm cool with WIS recognition though, I just don't want to enter into conversations which start with 'is that fake/expensive/etc.' with friends or family given they won't/cant understand/afford spending anything beyond $50 on a watch (they may have a point...lol)

    band= leather.

    movement=mechanical; in my dreams an in-house...

    These watches will be mine and my wife's wedding rings, so to speak, for our wedding this summer. I figure to have ~6k saved by then, but if things go well, it might be a bit more, but not too much more.

    Any and all suggestions will be entertained. I've also thought about either birth year watches (1977) or watches from the year we began dating (2000), but I've found it difficult to search for watches by year.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

    Chris.
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    And a SAGK007 for you ... ?

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    Or, vice-versa. Should be less than $6000, combined. Of course, it won't work (strictly speaking) as a dress watch, but seeing that as you are open to the choice of a chronograph ...
    Last edited by v76; January 3rd, 2011 at 20:19.
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