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    Ultra Slim as Everyday Watch?

    Hi All--like some others here, I am smitten with the Heritage Chronometrie Ultra Slim. It's simplicity and elegance really sing to me.

    I'm curious if any of you would consider this watch for every-day use. Where I work (I'm a prof.) I don't really have to wear suits/jackets, but it's not totally casual, either.

    The watch seems understated and versatile enough for daily use in this environment.

    What do you think?

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    I don't wear a watch at work as I am an auto technician but on the weekends I wear my ultra slim in a t-shirt and shorts frequently. I feel that it is extremely versatile which adds to its already amazing value. It is simple and understated which allows it to be worn with casual attire but it also is the perfect black tie watch. I bought mine for my wedding in November. I hope this helps.


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    Re: Ultra Slim as Everyday Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Hauser View Post
    I don't wear a watch at work as I am an auto technician but on the weekends I wear my ultra slim in a t-shirt and shorts frequently. I feel that it is extremely versatile which adds to its already amazing value. It is simple and understated which allows it to be worn with casual attire but it also is the perfect black tie watch. I bought mine for my wedding in November. I hope this helps.


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    Thank you, Keith--that helps a lot! And it matches my intuitions about the watch--just based on reviews and pics.

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    This Watch is very versatile, and I cannot see a reason why it couldn't be an everyday Watch, unless it is going to be used in wet conditions.
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    Re: Ultra Slim as Everyday Watch?

    You certainly could use it everyday. Besides being clean and elegant it is also thin and light so it will disappear on your wrist. On the other hand, it is missing lume, date and a leather or crock band will need replacing from time to time compared to a ss bracelet. This is not a reason to avoid it but should be figured into the cost. Send a wrist pic when you get it!

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    Re: Ultra Slim as Everyday Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    This Watch is very versatile, and I cannot see a reason why it couldn't be an everyday Watch, unless it is going to be used in wet conditions.
    Thanks, dantan--your images of this watch are definitely inspiring! No, this watch would not get wet--it would be just for the office, teaching, and life in general.

    I think my only concern is that the watch will feel thin. I know this is the whole point. But my biggest attraction to the watch is the clean and simple dial and the graceful case.

    It's funny, I'm also considering the Heritage Chronometrie Automatic--but somehow the second hand and date make that watch feel less special in my eyes. Not sure why. The Ultra Slim feels more unique--more itself​, if that makes sense. Whereas the automatic seems similar to many other watches.

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    Thanks gtuck--that makes perfect sense. I don't need the lume, and I don't mind replacing the band once in a while.

    I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger yet, but taking steps in that direction!

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    Re: Ultra Slim as Everyday Watch?

    I really like it, that it 'disappears' whilst on my wrist. I prefer Watches with no date, and I do like that the Ultra Slim has a mechanical, manual, movement.

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    Thanks, dantan--your images of this watch are definitely inspiring! No, this watch would not get wet--it would be just for the office, teaching, and life in general.

    I think my only concern is that the watch will feel thin. I know this is the whole point. But my biggest attraction to the watch is the clean and simple dial and the graceful case.

    It's funny, I'm also considering the Heritage Chronometrie Automatic--but somehow the second hand and date make that watch feel less special in my eyes. Not sure why. The Ultra Slim feels more unique--more itself​, if that makes sense. Whereas the automatic seems similar to many other watches.
    Dan.
    A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up/Down
    H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds
    Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
    Officine Panerai Radiomir PAM 720
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    And others (not really worth mentioning)

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    Re: Ultra Slim as Everyday Watch?

    And one more thing---

    The movement, a Peseux/ETA 7001 is very well regarded from what I've read and when put on my Timegrapher, I was amazed--it averaged +1s/d.
    Now for a watch without a second hand, that's accuracy overkill but it's nice to know.

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    Haha! That's great to know it's so accurate!

    Argh! I'm feeling really torn between the Ultra Slim and the Twincounter Date....

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