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    Show me your dress watches <1k!

    I am spending too much time lusting over watches that I could buy, but certainly shouldnít. I think my dream watch, although many would say that it isnít a dress watch is an IWC Portuguese. But it would be a very poor financial decision for me to buy one currently.

    My collection currently consists of a Submariner 114060 and a Speedmaster (standard, hesalite). I have an itch for something more dressy on a leather strap that doesnít have a black dial. Ideally with a display case back. If I could just fill that void, then when the time is right maybe an IWC will be in my future!

    Would love to see some pics of the watches you guys have, I am sure there are loads of options for me that I have not even thought of!

    Cheers, and hope youíre having a lovely evening!

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    i have one of these sat idle in the watch box, lovely quality watch but i know i'll never wear it again - and i've owned it twice now!
    https://www.watchshop.com/mens-roame...p99944082.html
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    Canít beat a pre-owned nomos ot a vintage omega for that money.


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    Here my Revue 81



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    I don't have one, but a Longines Conquest Heritate at £810 would fit the bill for me.


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    Show me your dress watches &lt;1k!

    SRPB46J1. Christmas present from the wife, circa £400 at the moment. Absolutely loving it. Wore it to the works black tie do a couple of weeks ago and it got loads of comments!



    Display back too.
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    Here,s my 9ct Longines Flagship [IMG] [/IMG]

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    I also have a Stowa Marine that I adore. The clean ceramic like white face and the blued steel hands are fabulous.



    Itís got a great arse too.


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    Show me your dress watches &lt;1k!

    Second hand they come in under the budget too.

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    Both have see through case backs too.
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    SARX033, display back although 6R15 is not much to see.



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    A lot of great pieces on here, so much choice OP in this price range

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    Quote Originally Posted by carryondentist View Post
    Canít beat a pre-owned nomos ot a vintage omega for that money.
    Concur on that .. both of mine less than 1k ..



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    My most recent acquisition, a Longines Heritage Conquest and if gold is your thing a vintage Omega Geneve




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    Christopher Ward Slimline. A couple of hundred quids worth.






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    As of this morning........................

    This !


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    Can be had for around £400, excellent value.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alslater View Post
    Concur on that .. both of mine less than 1k ..

    I like this black dial tangente, not seen one like it before. Special edition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    As of this morning........................

    This !

    This I like - thought it said 'Carpathia' at first glance - kerching!

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    How about this?Dress & casual?
    Seiko SARG001

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    A vintage King Seiko?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carryondentist View Post
    I like this black dial tangente, not seen one like it before. Special edition?
    Indeed so - 1/100 for an Austrian dealer if I recall right, with a ruthenium dial - this is however more like the Lange original dial they did an age ago - two tone. Standard ruthenium dials are much more homogeneous .. but either way, varies a lot with the light ..

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    Love the original Seiko 'Cocktail time' 6R15 version - the dial is stunning. Nit sure if still available, but the Presage versions are I think.



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    Thanks for all the responses guys! Working this weekend but some good stuff to chew over when I am not! Vintage Omegas and some Seikos look appealing at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Senninha View Post
    Love the original Seiko 'Cocktail time' 6R15 version - the dial is stunning. Nit sure if still available, but the Presage versions are I think.
    I couldnít find the original for anywhere near sensible prices, but the Pressage versions are now easy to get hold of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonaco View Post
    Love this!

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    My only modern watch


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    If you don't mind going vintage and a smaller size of around 34mm there are loads of nice 9ct gold examples around to choose from that will give you plenty of change from £500.

    Here's one of my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacroix4 View Post
    Love this!
    Yea me too! It looks so elegant!


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    It depends on what the OP considers to be a dress watch but if I were looking for a dress watch, it would be a two hander, white dial and as thin as I could afford. Something like this...

    https://www.christopherward.co.uk/c5-malvern-595-5

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    Rado Diastar. 15th wedding anniversary present 2001

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    This one was great...

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    ^^^ I should add, I picked this up second hand!

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    And again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus.furius View Post
    This one was great...

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    That looks marvellous! I suppose it is not automatic given the fact that it is so thin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    I am spending too much time lusting over watches that I could buy, but certainly shouldnít. I think my dream watch, although many would say that it isnít a dress watch is an IWC Portuguese. But it would be a very poor financial decision for me to buy one currently.

    My collection currently consists of a Submariner 114060 and a Speedmaster (standard, hesalite). I have an itch for something more dressy on a leather strap that doesnít have a black dial. Ideally with a display case back. If I could just fill that void, then when the time is right maybe an IWC will be in my future!

    Would love to see some pics of the watches you guys have, I am sure there are loads of options for me that I have not even thought of!

    Cheers, and hope youíre having a lovely evening!
    Personally I would save or wait till you can afford the Portuguese- its one of the most classiest and most beautiful watches out there! (can be picked up for 3.5k pre-owned)
    The Portuguese was my grail and I bought mine 7 years ago- still have it and love it!
    (I have this model, not my pic as I wouldn't know how take such a good picture)

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    Here's my favourite dress watch. A 1950s Seamaster sub second!


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    Quote Originally Posted by martyloveswatches View Post
    How about this?Dress & casual?
    Seiko SARG001

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    That is certainly pleasing to the eye, and as someone else mentioned - carries off elegant/dress and sports dependant upon strap/bracelet.

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    Yes, a true "one man band", I can pull this off at work, with suit or t-shirt. Pure dress watches are not (at least) for me. Considering I hate dress outfits I would wear them few times a year and its a waist of money...
    For someone who is usually in suit or prefers dress watches, my favorite is SARB035 (white/cream dial) with perfect 38mm size or Orient Bambino (cheap and nice) that comes in more colors (rosegold-brown is the nicest IMO)


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    Some lovely watches on this thread - love the Montblanc.

    Not sure I really have a strict "dress watch" - which I think of as: at most three hands, no date, slim case, leather strap, but this recent acquisition (at well below 1k) is getting there:


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    Quote Originally Posted by kosumi View Post
    That looks marvellous! I suppose it is not automatic given the fact that it is so thin?

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    I'm guessing it is, as it says so on the dial!!

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    Bought for £220 a few years ago


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    Seiko SARX033. Still blown away by the finish and details on this one.




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    My only rectangular watch....


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    Dress watch

    I have a white faced Longines Flagship which is a nice size and with the really shiny bracelet works really well.
    I tend to wear it more than my Seamaster when going to Black Tie events.
    Also have a Longines Legend Diver which with the Flagship I bought with Tesco vouchers from Goldsmiths.
    Would love a Portugueses at some point

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