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    Show off your daily dress watches!

    Hi,

    So as my tastes change from large bulky chronos, and over-sized Breitlings to more svelte - 39/40mm watches... the Chopard thread had pics of the Luc XPS which one of the forum members posted...

    To me that was the perfect dress style watch but it was easily wearable as a daily wearer - not being so delicate as to only been worn on formal nights out.

    I was hoping to get other suggestions for watches which fit this genre... no particular price bracket but tbh if I had unlimited funds then a moser of some sort would have been high on the list!

    Cheers

    Matt

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    Not for everyone but here's mine. Alexander Shorokhoff SixtyThree. 40mm.



    Quite casual in a tan strap.

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    No photos of my own yet, as this has just landed. It probably won't be my daily (as is everyday) dress watch, as I don't wear a dress watch on an everyday basis, but it will be my new dress watch for most occasions. I had a panda dial version previously and let it go, because I felt it fell between two stools; too refined for a sports watch and too sporty for a dress watch. This version is just perfect and is rightly the most popular.

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...ght=Portuguese

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    Oh both of those are very nice.... I have a soft spot for the blue handed/numbered iwc.....

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    Not a great pic but this Alpina Alpiner of mine is 39mm and a nice daily wearer if I want something a bit smaller/slimmer.

    I like the date @6 too.




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    These are my out and out dress watches, as opposed to the more complicated/sporty variety. Both beauties.




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    For me, these two fit the bill very nicely. I happily wear either on a regular basis.





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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    That is stunningly gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Both beauties.
    I would wholeheartedly concur. Can I ask what diameter these watches are, without the crown? Thanks.
    Last edited by 2012; 9th February 2020 at 16:11. Reason: grammar

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    That is stunningly gorgeous!
    Quote Originally Posted by 2012 View Post
    I would wholeheartedly concur. Can I ask what diameter these watches are, without the crown? Thanks.
    Thanks very much. Theyíre 35.8mm and 34mm respectively, although the JLC seems to wear a little larger on the wrist than the size suggests.

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    I know itís been asked time after time on here but what website do people use to post pictures again!?

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    Wear mine in daily rotation depending on the formal shirt, trousers and shoes I want to wear on the day. I have a variety of straps that I swap. Both are 37mm.


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    Recent arrival.



    Just awaiting new strap to replace the OEM faded blue which Iím not keen on.

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    My dressiest watch - a lovely little buckley datejust. Lume has turned a lovely orangey-yellow. About to swap the jubilee for a grey leather strap.


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    A few watches for diddy people here! Not sure dress watches need be that dimunitive.

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    For me, these two fit the bill very nicely. Probably because I rarely wear a formal shirt.


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    This JLC is lovely. So classy.

    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianwong View Post
    This JLC is lovely. So classy.
    Thanks - my birth year too

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    These are about as dressy as I go.




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    My Longines dress chronograph (if a chrono can be allowed as a "dress" watch). Worn in rotation if not actually every day.



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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    These are my out and out dress watches, as opposed to the more complicated/sporty variety. Both beauties.

    Tony, as always your photographs are stunning and that JLC is the very definition of a classy dress watch. Unfortunately, my perfect size is 42/43mm which is tragic as it rules out the 16710 Pepsi that I sold here despite it being just about the perfect watch for me (aside from diameter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skier View Post
    Tony, as always your photographs are stunning and that JLC is the very definition of a classy dress watch. Unfortunately, my perfect size is 42/43mm which is tragic as it rules out the 16710 Pepsi that I sold here despite it being just about the perfect watch for me (aside from diameter).
    Yes, I guess 34mm is small by modern standards. Once itís on the wrist it doesnít take long to feel ďrightĒ, though.

    Thanks, btw.

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    34mm? Gosh,

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    Show off your daily dress watches!

    I think that 34mm is the absolute perfect size for a dress watch. Unfortunately, even in a work shirt and tie I am just a scruffy so-and-so. I can just about pull off a Datejust, but I fear an out and out dainty looking dress watch with thin leather strap may just be a step too far, although At some point I do expect to end up with a Constellation.
    For now I will stick to lusting over the photos on here.


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    I don't have a problem with 34mm for a dress watch. I think the OP was looking for 39-40mm ideas though which seems to have been lost. Love that Vulcain! What's the retail of those?

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    While I do not own one, I was recently impressed by Tudorís 1926 range. Especially the white dial model with blue indices and hands. Available in a variety of case sizes too.

    https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/1926

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dforgrieve View Post
    While I do not own one, I was recently impressed by Tudorís 1926 range. Especially the white dial model with blue indices and hands. Available in a variety of case sizes too.

    https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/1926

    Dave
    Indeed, I almost bought a 1926 recently, but went for another second hand AT instead. I think the 1926 looks like pretty reasonable value though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dforgrieve View Post
    While I do not own one, I was recently impressed by Tudorís 1926 range. Especially the white dial model with blue indices and hands. Available in a variety of case sizes too.

    https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/1926

    Dave
    I did own one and I was very impressed. A lot of bang for the buck. On steel it has a very DJ-like appearance, while it's more dressy on leather. I owned the 36mm, by the way, which wasn't a small watch I'd say.



    And since the OP mentioned it...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    A few watches for diddy people here! Not sure dress watches need be that dimunitive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    34mm? Gosh,
    Some of us don't have the need to overcompensate for a lack in the trouser area...

    35mm. on an eight inch wrist.




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    Eye watering

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    I don't have a problem with 34mm for a dress watch. I think the OP was looking for 39-40mm ideas though which seems to have been lost. Love that Vulcain! What's the retail of those?
    Cheers,

    Ben



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    A few watches for diddy people here! Not sure dress watches need be that dimunitive.
    I was just pondering what the accepted ideal dress watch size was - 37mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    Eye watering
    I bet. Can't see to find them for sale, put me out of my misery then, how much?

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    Bought this a while ago for a ridiculously cheap price & shipped it straight to Watchfinder to make a quick few hundred quid.






    Part of me wishes I'd kept it........

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    I only have the one dress watch. 36mm TT Datejust 😎


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    Quote Originally Posted by JackW View Post
    I did own one and I was very impressed. A lot of bang for the buck. On steel it has a very DJ-like appearance, while it's more dressy on leather. I owned the 36mm, by the way, which wasn't a small watch I'd say.



    And since the OP mentioned it...

    Just stop alright 😂 - that chopard really hits the mark !

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    Hereís one, ok not eye watering but but quite pricey.

    https://www.iguanasell.co.uk/product...e-110151-281lf

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    I bet. Can't see to find them for sale, put me out of my misery then, how much?
    Cheers,

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    I have a strict criteria for a dress watch

    1) must be on leather, No bracelets
    2) White or cream dials, not black but at a push maybe grey or blue

    Just my opinion when it comes to dress watches
    Cheers,

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    I guess this Oris Artelier is my closest thing to a dress watch I have, I don't wear it much but its nice when I do.
    Cheers..
    Jase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    These are about as dressy as I go.



    Black one for me.


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    My only dress watch, but certainly not a daily...no more than a couple of times a year.


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    Franck Muller Cintree Curvex. Donít wear it as much lately but photos never do it justice

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    Buckley dial on croc with cyclops removed. Dressy, but with useful timing bezel.





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    Show off your daily dress watches!

    Seiko Magic Hands: dressy but with lots of hidden functionality to draw upon when wanted:




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    Last edited by Sunnie; 11th February 2020 at 00:20.

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    I am not sure I own a proper dress watch, but I do have two watches that I can wear for times when a sports watch is just a bit gauche

    IWC Cal 89 from 1956



    B&R Geneva 123

    I know it canít be a dress watch, Arabic quarters and screw down crown, but I love it, and do wear it a lot



    Dave


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    Love that Vulcain! What's the retail of those?
    RRP is a tad ambitious at $3500 - but sometimes discounted to $1300-1500.

    http://www.vulcain-watches.ch/en/col...0156D35.BAC135

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    RRP is a tad ambitious at $3500 - but sometimes discounted to $1300-1500.

    http://www.vulcain-watches.ch/en/col...0156D35.BAC135

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    Thanks Zelig, at the discounted price that's an absolute steal! One(another one) for my future wish list.

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    Having big wrists my smallest watch is a 40mm Smiths Everest (PRS-25) which isn't really dressy.
    My dressiest watch would be an Eterna Tangaroa with a grey dial and blued hands.



    I could also probably get away with my UN under a shirt cuff at the right event.


    In the past I have gone 007, wearing a dive watch with black tie but that was before the above watches were part of my collection.

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    Nice and simple


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    Overseas on leather for me. Loving this only watch malarkey.

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