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    Thin watches

    Hi everyone.

    I'm putting together a list of possible watches for my father in law who is looking to make his first forray into watches. I'm trying to capture as many possible styles as possible at the moment with less regard for price, though I think that he will end up south of 5k eventually.

    His conditions: he like thin watches, and he wants numerals on his watch. I'm interpreting that liberally with a 12/3/6/9 as my minimum.

    I'm looking for all manner of styles; I've got fleiger, art deco, marine, regulateur covered so far...dress will probably be JLC and a Hamilton...sport watch I'm still strugling with.


    Anyone have any examples that I can share? Thin, and with numerals...

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Thin watches

    When I think ultra-thin.. Piaget Altiplano, JLC Master Ultra Thin, maybe even a PP Calatrava or VC Patrimony. Of this list, JLC has the numerals, beautiful watch

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    Re: Thin watches

    Doesn't have numerals all the way around, but the JLC ultra thin is absolutely awesome, probably one of the best regarded thin watches out there!

    I have the yellow gold from a few years ago, but the stainless steel (or is it white gold) and rose gold in production today are beautiful as well!

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    The Hamilton Jazzmaster thin also doesn't have numbers all the way around, and is obviously much cheaper than the JLC, but a very nice watch. Not nearly as thin. I have one of those as well, and enjoy it.

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    So yeah, you are right on with the dress watches... as far as something sportier, maybe Tissot? Omega? I don't know much about "thin" sportier watches, but some of their models are sporty and thinner than "thick" watches? Sorry I can't be much help on the sportier end!
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    Why are you doing this all for him? It seems like you are taking the fun out of the collection hobby for him and enjoying it yourself. Let him explore and serf on his own. He probably wants you to butt out anyway but is just too nice to say anything.
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    Re: Thin watches

    Quote Originally Posted by cottontop View Post
    Why are you doing this all for him? It seems like you are taking the fun out of the collection hobby for him and enjoying it yourself. Let him explore and serf on his own. He probably wants you to butt out anyway but is just too nice to say anything.
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    You are both presumptuous and unhelpful.
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    Re: Thin watches

    To everyone else, thanks!

    I'd forgotten about Nomos; they are certainly on the list now! I will also take a look at the Piaget and th others mentioned here.
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    Re: Thin watches

    For south of 5k, really think your best option for thin watches is the Zenith Elite Ultra thin. No numerals though

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    if you are willing to go north of 5k, Either JLC or Piaget is the way to go.

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    Re: Thin watches

    Forgot to mention no numerals on this one although it is thin!




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