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    Would you buy a women’s watch....

    ... to wear as a man?

    Seen this today and rather like it.

    Must be my feminine side coming through.

    https://www.firstclasswatches.co.uk/...855j1-p-47795/

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    With no issue at all - for example, I'd wear any of these:




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    I suppose the Seiko would look similar to a Longines Conquest Heritage. Similar size at 34mm. Apart from the size and maybe style of bracelet it looks pretty unisex to me.

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    I would have no problem doing so.

    In fact the model shown is bigger than a number of my watches.

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    For a while I wore a Tag Formula 1 ladies size, regret selling TDH.
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    Depending on size and style obviously, but yes - I would. I believe that one has a 34mm case which is just about as small as I'd go, but I'd prefer 34mm to 40.

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    I wouldn't personally as I like larger watches. Although the case size is 36mm so the same as a Gents Datejust.

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    Watch design is subjective, if you like it, go for it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Watchdude View Post
    ... to wear as a man?

    Seen this today and rather like it.

    Must be my feminine side coming through.

    https://www.firstclasswatches.co.uk/...855j1-p-47795/
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    Depending on size and style obviously, but yes - I would. I believe that one has a 34mm case which is just about as small as I'd go, but I'd prefer 34mm to 40.
    My smallest is 33mm and looks fine to me.

    Im reality few of the people around us give these things a second glance.

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    Tried it on in John Lewis and it did seem a tad off, possibly the bracelet design. I thought it would look great on my wife though.

    Great value I think:

    https://www.hillierjewellers.co.uk/l...SABEgIiIfD_BwE

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    Would look good on a nice croc strap I think.

    I really cant think why this is being advertised as a womans watch - I guess that whomever lists these things is just making assumptions based upon the size.

    Personally, I love SS cases with gold hands / indices etc.

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    I was seriously considering buying a preowned Linde Werdelin 3 timer with a white face - they had it listed as designed especially for women but it was just a watch I liked and hard to say you had to be a particular gender to wear it .

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    I definitely would. We're in an era where none of this matters any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    I definitely would. We're in an era where none of this matters any more.
    Agreed, however resale value may suffer a bit. Unless you sell here on TZ maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchdude View Post
    Agreed, however resale value may suffer a bit. Unless you sell here on TZ maybe
    Possibly. But imho that should never be the guiding factor in buying a watch.


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    If it's just down to dial size - absolutely. If it's clearly feminine dial/bracelet no. I actually tried a ladies watch on in John Lewis last year during the sale but the strap was too small. : (

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    Possibly. But imho that should never be the guiding factor in buying a watch.


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    In theory yes but I have a bad track record for keeping watches so keeping an eye on resale value seems sensible for a notorious flipper.

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    No question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchdude View Post
    In theory yes but I have a bad track record for keeping watches so keeping an eye on resale value seems sensible for a notorious flipper.
    Flipping genders. Flipping watches. It’s one big promiscuous riot of experimentation


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    Would you buy a women’s watch....

    Unless we are talking about a very feminine jewelled cocktail watch or the likes I think it's hard to define a women's watch.
    I certainly wouldn't judge on the basis of size which is dictated more by fashion than gender. Many of the men's watches from yesteryear as worn by fighter pilots, senior politicians and the like would today be called a women's watch based on size. However, the actions and bravery of so many of these people would dispel any concerns about their masculinity.
    The maxi watch trend now appears to be heading back towards 38-42mm. Who knows, with the current drive for retro styled watches, in 10 years time it may become fashionable for men to wear smaller watches!
    In short, if you like it buy it and enjoy it; if others don't like it remember it's their problem not yours!

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    Last edited by adg31; 16th September 2018 at 15:07.

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    Most of my watches are 34 to 36mm vintage or ‘older’ watches with designs based in the 90s before the big watch bug took hold.

    I think it depends on design too, I wouldn’t wear my wife’s 34mm Armani ceramics!

    The only mid-size watches I struggle with are divers, the dials end up looking too small if the overall case size is around 36mm.

    Paul

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    I once bought a Tag. Which in the shop was described as Unisex. So I suppose I have to yes!

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    The Rolex yachtmaster is also sometimes sold as a watch for both men and women.

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    Why not indeed? I have a bunch of similar sized vintage watches – no problem there!

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    A 36mm case diameter just like my Rolex OP which I wear most days.
    In fact,I came close to buying the 34mm size in the shop when trying it on (skinny wrists,eh?)but restrained myself and held out for the 36mm.
    As said,wear what you like and enjoy.

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    I currently have a ladies Breitling.........go figure!

    Breitling Transocean Chrono 38 by Adam Stringer, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostgear View Post
    I currently have a ladies Breitling.........go figure!

    Breitling Transocean Chrono 38 by Adam Stringer, on Flickr
    Was hoping you would post this again. Forget where I first saw your post. Absolutely love this watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostgear View Post
    I currently have a ladies Breitling.........go figure!

    Breitling Transocean Chrono 38 by Adam Stringer, on Flickr
    I'd wear that in a heartbeat. Possibly a first for me, not being much of a fan of the brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostgear View Post
    I currently have a ladies Breitling.........go figure!

    Breitling Transocean Chrono 38 by Adam Stringer, on Flickr
    Love that, cannot see it in any gender basis other than superrb.

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    I think one of the nicest watches in Sinn's line-up is the U200, which they fall shy of actually calling a ladies watch, but they treat as one.
    So yeah, I would wear a women's watch.

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    Would I wear a woman's watch?

    No, but I'd wear a small watch not specifically designed for a woman.

    Women, like watches, come in all different sizes in my experience!

    Someone under 5'3" is no more guaranteed to be a woman than a watch under 40mm is guaranteed to be a woman's watch!





    Simple!

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    Last edited by snowman; 17th September 2018 at 12:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I think one of the nicest watches in Sinn's line-up is the U200, which they fall shy of actually calling a ladies watch, but they treat as one.
    So yeah, I would wear a women's watch.
    Oh that's nice - would wear that.

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