Menswear: Which watch?


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380 posts since 14/12/05

3 Jul 2016 19:21
Scottishmark wrote: Looking at picking up a new watch soon, probably a Datejust.

36mm is ideal for me - need something that can slide under a shirt cuff easily and I've got relatively slight wrists. 41mm is just too imposing for my personal preference.

Was looking at either the 16220 or the 16234. Siding with the 16234 as I think I'm more a fan of the WG fluted bezel as opposed to the engine turned.

Any datejust owners got any comments on the watch in general?

I've got a 16234, I think if you're gonna go for a DJ it has to have fluted bezel and jubilee bracelet. I think mine is from 2002, compared to more modern ones it feels incredibly light and pretty small. Once I've been wearing it for a few days it feels fine though!
bertoni
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1506 posts since 29/9/11

3 Jul 2016 19:58
Birdman wrote:
bertoni wrote: Not in the same league as you Ballers but need some advice. Looking at spending around a grand on a grown up watch. Like the look of the Sinn U1 (not sure if I'd get sick of the design/size), 104, 103. Glycine Combat sub, Airman….anything else I should look out for?

You can get a Speedmaster reduced for that sort of money, or does that not appeal? Sinn and Glycine both good options too.

Yeah like the look of those though I prefer the look of the Seamaster. Just want a tough, water resistant watch that I can wear all the time.
compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

posted 3 Jul 2016 20:23, edited 3 Jul 2016 20:23
What about a higher end Seiko, such as a Shogun diver? http://www.ablogtowatch.com/the-seiko-sbdc007-watch-via-monochrome/ New Old Stock vintage Seiko divers also sometimes crop up for under a grand. Similarly, this Prospex x Zero Halliburton is interesting http://www.seiyajapan.com/products/seiko-prospex-200m-diver-automatic-sbdc045-trans-ocean-x-zero-halliburton?variant=14844346183

I like the Sinn, also.
Scottishmark
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831 posts since 25/1/11

posted 3 Jul 2016 21:15, edited 3 Jul 2016 21:15
Birdman wrote:

This is my rose gold/ss 116201- I know it won't get a lot of love on here, but I think it's amazing and find I wear it far more than my Sub or GMT these days. I've got quite a slim wrist and I think the size is perfect. The SS 36mm DJ is a true classic IMHO.

This is very nice. As Essex said, usually not a huge fan of TT but this works perfectly.

Congrats! Nice piece.

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Scottishmark wrote: Looking at picking up a new watch soon, probably a Datejust.

36mm is ideal for me - need something that can slide under a shirt cuff easily and I've got relatively slight wrists. 41mm is just too imposing for my personal preference.

Was looking at either the 16220 or the 16234. Siding with the 16234 as I think I'm more a fan of the WG fluted bezel as opposed to the engine turned.

Any datejust owners got any comments on the watch in general?

I've got a 16234, I think if you're gonna go for a DJ it has to have fluted bezel and jubilee bracelet. I think mine is from 2002, compared to more modern ones it feels incredibly light and pretty small. Once I've been wearing it for a few days it feels fine though!

I read everyone saying the same but I'm just not a fan of the jubilee for me. I'm only 26 and it just feels like its far more suited to a more mature wearer.


Will ponder for a bit more before pulling the trigger.. Nice to stimiulate a bit of discussion between the Rolex owners on the forum.

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380 posts since 14/12/05

3 Jul 2016 21:22
have you considered the explorer 1? Similar proportions, still goes well with a suit too.
Birdman
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1606 posts since 10/3/10

posted 3 Jul 2016 22:44, edited 3 Jul 2016 22:44
^ this. I think the Explorer is one of the most perfect looking rolexes. Everything about it is cool including the history etc. If date isn't an issue then for that sort of money that's what I would choose.

ScottishMark - thanks!
bertoni
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1506 posts since 29/9/11

posted 4 Jul 2016 12:37, edited 4 Jul 2016 12:37
compulsiveshopper wrote: What about a higher end Seiko, such as a Shogun diver? http://www.ablogtowatch.com/the-seiko-sbdc007-watch-via-monochrome/ New Old Stock vintage Seiko divers also sometimes crop up for under a grand. Similarly, this Prospex x Zero Halliburton is interesting http://www.seiyajapan.com/products/seiko-prospex-200m-diver-automatic-sbdc045-trans-ocean-x-zero-halliburton?variant=14844346183

I like the Sinn, also.

Thanks for the links mate. The Seiko Shogun looks really nice.
Have been looking at the Sinn U1 for years now. Never seen one up close though. Just wondering if:
1. It'll look like a brick on my 7 and a bit inch wrist.
2. It's a bit Nan.

Thoughts?
swede
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10445 posts since 21/3/09

4 Jul 2016 13:38
Birdman wrote: ^ this. I think the Explorer is one of the most perfect looking rolexes. Everything about it is cool including the history etc. If date isn't an issue then for that sort of money that's what I would choose.

ScottishMark - thanks!

agreed, really underrated in my eyes. snaye has one though which put me off
compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

4 Jul 2016 13:51
The U1 is a but nan, but I still like it.

Do a Google Images search for wrist shots. I think it looks okay on even the slimmest wrists.
Superprecise
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2214 posts since 16/7/11

4 Jul 2016 14:07
swede wrote: underrated

You sure?
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

4 Jul 2016 15:14
Explorer 1 214270 is definitely on my next to buy list, seeing as they've sorted out the minute hand with the 2016 model.
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

4 Jul 2016 15:23
New DJII 41 in steel/rose gold with a chocolate dial is very nice imo. Was a bit too bling on a jubilee strap for me though.

Bought a black GMT but no real discount received. They gave me a rolex umbrella though Laughing out loud
illwill
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4165 posts since 17/5/04

12 Jul 2016 15:56


This is cool as fuck. First time I've ever heard of Seiko X Giugiaro X Aliens

http://www.honeyee.com/sp/news/fashion/2016/009786/
padawan
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4532 posts since 27/6/03

12 Jul 2016 16:09
is that just a massive timer button?
illwill
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4165 posts since 17/5/04

12 Jul 2016 16:43
Yeah, I think so
compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

12 Jul 2016 17:58
I've lusted after one of those Aliens watches for a while, but I know it would look little short of ludicrous on my girly wrist.

Seiko doesn't get much love on here for some reason, which is odd given that Japanese brands generally are otherwise popular.
gawkrodger
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7691 posts since 4/11/08

12 Jul 2016 19:14
The OG colourway of the Giugiaro is the best, but I do quite like that all black.

I doubt it would look girly on your wrists CS - looks fine on Signourney Weaver in Aliens



Since selling off most of my watches to help fund returning to education, all I have left is Seikos
illwill
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4165 posts since 17/5/04

12 Jul 2016 19:17
Perfect watch for the Acronym/Veilance tech-noir heads
EssexBoyII
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7360 posts since 5/6/07

12 Jul 2016 19:44
Am I looking at the same watch as you lot? That thing is shocking
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

13 Jul 2016 06:58
Cool