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    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a women's watch that embodies some type of "scientific" heritage, functions, or advancements in it. The watch would be for my wife, who is a scientist.

    For example, I'd like to find a timepiece that has something like the heritage of the Rolex Milgauss. I'm open to all styles and price ranges--the watch should be a geeky conversation piece, so the "science" part is the most important consideration (and the gender too, which leaves out the Milgauss).

    Any ideas would be much appreciated. Many thanks!

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    Actually, the Milgauss is the "right" size for a fashionable woman these days. The other real option is the IWC Ingenieur line, but no ladies models there either.

    if you want a science/history story behind the watch, Ball would be a good option, and they have several very attractive ladies models.

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    Agree with the Ball suggestion from TC. This Lady Ohio is from the Engineer collection and is pretty geeky with tritium tubes, anti-shock, anti-magnetic, WR etc. I think it is a very good looking piece too.



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    Most of the 'scientific' watches are tool watches, and so long as their size is wearable, I think they're unisex (despite having originally been built for men). They're mostly pilot watches, and are supposed to wear large.

    So, a moonwatch (Omega Speedmaster, one of the smaller models could be wearable) or a slide-rule pilot watch (if you really want the history, maybe a Breitling Navitimer, but there are literally dozens of options here). Or, for scientific cool, a high-accuracy quartz (Breitling again, Aerospace or Colt... there are women's Colt models). Or, historical pilot style... Laco and Junkers make women's versions of some of their WW2-era Fliegers.

    And there's a watch company out there that specialises in women's pilot and GMT travel watches... Abingdon. Not that they have a lot of history, but the company was founded to address this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharque View Post
    (and the gender too, which leaves out the Milgauss) Any ideas would be much appreciated. Many thanks!

    My sister has been an electrical engineer for over 15 years and her watch of choice has always been the Rolex Milgauss. She was wearing "larger" watches long before they became fashionable and she stands 4'11" and weighs 90 pounds.
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    Sinn 200.

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    Muhle (Nautische Intrumente) Lady 99.

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    I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for but I stumbled across the Tissot Research Idea today. It was made 100 % from plastic and it will get noticed...

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    There is one for sale on chrono24 right now, I'm not affiliated.
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    Milgauss takes the crown here.

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