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Thread: 'Dressy' digitals, are there any out there?

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    'Dressy' digitals, are there any out there?

    I suppose a lot of people would think that ’dressy’ digital was a bit of an oxymoron.

    However, I think personally that some do qualify.

    Here is the Casio i-Range IRW-M200. The i-Range series was a very limited one that Casio issued in the mid 2000s. They definitely seemed to be an attempt to produce a dressy digital. They are solid stainless steel, small and slim with a restrained display.








































































































































    In timekeeping mode you can have just the date and time showing or show dual time home and world city. It has a world city mode, 24 hr timer, 24 hr stopwatch, alarm, and and auto EL It shows the current time in every single mode, which is unusual for Casio these days. In line with its dress function you can mute the watch when moving between functions.

    The buttons are unobtrusive but operate easily with a nice machined feel.

    It was definitely not marketed as a sports watch as it is just ‘Water Resistant’. Fine for everyday activity but not for swimming I wouldn’t have thought. I have dunked it in the sink to clean it though and it was fine.

    Another thing is that the crystal stands slightly proud of the case, meaning it is vulnerable to scratches and Casio should really have put a sapphire crystal on this watch.

    The watch is highly polished across all surfaces giving it an elegant look and I prefer the negative display model to the positive as again I think it adds to its elegant, restrained look. The display and case, unlike most Casio’s, do not have a ton of information written on them, it is quite simple in this respect.

    I don’t think the range was that popular. It was only sold in Japan and not for that long. Now though they tend to be snapped up pretty quickly when they come on the market. It would be very difficult to find one in the West and you are pretty much tied to seeking one in Japan.

    It wears much bigger than its size would suggest as the bracelet starts at 25 mm before tapering to 19 mm at the clasp. This gives it quite a bit of wrist presence.

    It is only 8 mm thick and packs a lot of functionality into that small space being solar and atomic as well as the other functions listed


























































































































    So what do you think, could you see yourself wearing this as a ‘dress’ sort of watch?

    Anybody got any ‘dressy’ pure digitals they want to show?





    Mitch
    Last edited by Mitch; 3rd November 2016 at 14:10.

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    Grand Master snowman's Avatar
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    The Brauns and 'negative display' Seikos always look quite smart to me.

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    Not dressy, dressy, but canny.




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    Some of the Ventura watches (SPARC) are stylish, the Omega Speedmaster Professionals and Heuer digital nice but I'd say for dressy, probably the Pulsars or Omega Time Computer? Retro, chunky could probably go with a suit?

    Modern alternatives like the Z33 (on bracelet) are too big and bulky.

    Much better choices if going ana-digi such as the Chopard Time Attack or Omega Skywalker (on bracelet).

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    Very nice Casio
    Seiko SDGA001 w/ E-ink display would also be an option.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Would so love one of them. Even in the early noughties there were never cheapskate reasonable. The digitals always seemed to have a small but enthusiastic band of collectors that kept prices steady enough.

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    A 'dressy' digital? Whatever you've got, if it ain't the Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Repeater, eat your heart out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker View Post
    A 'dressy' digital? Whatever you've got, if it ain't the Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Repeater, eat your heart out.

    Looks like a Steampunk G-Shock!

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    Kosmonauta? Not my photo.


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    What i want to know is, in the photos, why do you have your hand in a bush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker View Post
    A 'dressy' digital? Whatever you've got, if it ain't the Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Repeater, eat your heart out.

    Drat. I was working up to posting a picture of one of those. Of course one could argue that, to be properly dressy, only a pocket watch will do.


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    Gucci have had a range for a while now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel View Post
    Not dressy, dressy, but canny.



    Very smart watch. I do not see many digital watches I would wear with a suit... Fair enough this is nice.


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    Apple Watch has doomed this category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fergusdunn View Post
    Very smart watch. I do not see many digital watches I would wear with a suit... Fair enough this is nice.


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    Only smart because of the shiny bracelet. Apart from that (second one especially) looks no dressier than a 10 Casio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Only smart because of the shiny bracelet. Apart from that (second one especially) looks no dressier than a 10 Casio.
    Having got both I'm not sure I'd agree with that statement.

    Anyway, talking of cheap Casios this is probably my dressiest one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    Having got both I'm not sure I'd agree with that statement.

    Anyway, talking of cheap Casios this is probably my dressiest one.

    Less dressy than your Casio then!

    Sorry, just my opinion but I'd agree they are interesting watches.

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    Didn't Tag come up with something some years ago?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    Didn't Tag come up with something some years ago?




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    I was going to post this, it's a great piece. I had one for a short while, with diamonds and "pimped" with a white croc strap, will dig out a pic if I still have one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fas View Post
    I was going to post this, it's a great piece. I had one for a short while, with diamonds and "pimped" with a white croc strap, will dig out a pic if I still have one
    I think I saw you wearing it once...





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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I think I saw you wearing it once...





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    Busted

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    One man's 'dressy' is another man's.... errr... something else, but I think that this is quite smart:

    Seiko A914


    There are several smart/dressy case style for the A914 module.

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    Pretty sure this qualifies...


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    Having looked over the collection, I think this is my most dressy digital.



    Nice simple design and tritium backlight too.

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    Anyone got a Monaco 69?
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiki Picasso View Post
    What i want to know is, in the photos, why do you have your hand in a bush?
    He IS Donald Trump & i claim my 5 pounds :)

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    I think these two are elegant but may not qualify as 'dress' due to their size.



























    This is the slimmest Protrek ever made at 11mm and was from the top of the range PRX Manaslu line. Cost an eye watering $1700 in Japan on release.
































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    This is the closest Ive come to one


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    Surprised not to see mention of the Dunhill Dm7
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Noble effort, but sadly all these watches look like they are worn only by men dressed entirely in polyester.

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    Dunhill DM7




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    Breitling aerospace for me, dresses up or down and light as a feather

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    Noble effort, but sadly all these watches look like they are worn only by men dressed entirely in polyester.
    You say that like it's a bad thing.

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    Just came across these on another forum:


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    ^^^ Are those NOS or retro new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Looks like a Steampunk G-Shock!

    M
    Now that's what I'm talking about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Took me a minute to realise that's the head of the watch and not an elaborate buckle.

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