Longshot: any guesses who makes this watch based on my description?

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    Longshot: any guesses who makes this watch based on my description?

    I was recently on holiday and noticed a very attractive watch worn by a fellow traveler in the departure area. I even complimented him on the nice watch, but foolishly did not think to ask who made it until a couple hours later, when it was still on my mind, and I jotted down the following description in my phone:

    "gold and silver band, white face with gold trim, multiple dials on the face nautical style, oversize face. Face is flat rather than recessed. A circle of gold/bronze rings the entire face, about 4mm in width."

    It was a man's watch, but other than my description above, finding it seems like a needle in a haystack. It did look modern rather than antique. For a vague similarity I found this watch "FC-775V4S4" which also has a white face, gold trim, and nautical characteristics, but the one I saw appeared more oversize, had a gold/silver band, seemed to have a flatter face rather than an angled edge, and I believe it had traditional numerals in black.

    If anyone has ideas I'd be happy to look at them, but this might a case of 'the one that got away.'

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    Re: Longshot: any guesses who makes this watch based on my description?

    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    FC-775V4S4
    "Oh, nice. So now we're quoting other people to sound deep." -alx007

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    Re: Longshot: any guesses who makes this watch based on my description?

    Define "nautical." Like ropes and anchors? Or the moon phase on the FC above?

    About how big was it? By that I mean would you say it was relative to his wrist, or obviously a little larger ("oversize")?

    This is like a "Missed Connections" ad on craigslist.

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    Re: Longshot: any guesses who makes this watch based on my description?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deity42 View Post
    Define "nautical." Like ropes and anchors? Or the moon phase on the FC above?

    About how big was it? By that I mean would you say it was relative to his wrist, or obviously a little larger ("oversize")?

    This is like a "Missed Connections" ad on craigslist.
    That's a good point - likely not the correct term but I meant that it had three smaller dials within the face, like the picture Brandon pasted in. As far as oversized, he was a fairly large man, and even then the face was a good size, so I'm not sure, maybe 55 to 60mm in diameter.

    I agree it's a longshot. I thought maybe a forum member might own the watch since it was very stylish, but if not there will be other watches.

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    Re: Longshot: any guesses who makes this watch based on my description?

    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    …maybe 55 to 60mm in diameter.
    Start searching through Invictas.
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    Longshot: any guesses who makes this watch based on my description?

    Was it this? This is 45mm



    Also found this



    Or a real Daytona... but they're definitely not oversized at 40mm

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    Re: Longshot: any guesses who makes this watch based on my description?

    Nice! I also had a look, but was not as successful as you were. Of the three, the first Invicta is closest. It has pretty much everything I described, so excellent sleuthing. I don't think that was the watch though; the reason is that the mystery watch had a very flat surface. Here is an example of a watch with a very flat top - not sure if there is an official word for this style:

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    Maybe I am misremembering though, because the watches that I can find that have this 'flat' appearance all have leather bands, and it may have something to with how the band attaches to the watch.

    The Rolex is no doubt out of my price range, but that Invicta is attractive. And only $60 on Amazon? Might be merry christmas to me Thanks for posting it.

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