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Old 08-10-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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I have 4 watches, though I only really wear one anymore.

I have an old Seiko Kinetic Chrono that I've had for about 15 years that used to be my watch for everything, and it's nice enough, but it doesn't have any brand cachet if you're going to wear it with a suit and tie.

I have two Omegas, they are my watch of choice. I have an older Seamaster 300m watch with a blue face (same watch that Pierce Brosnan wore when he was James Bond) and is automatic. I rarely wear this one, usually only when dressed up.

My main watch is also an Omega, it's the special edition "Skyfall" 007 Planet Ocean watch from the movie. This watch originally was my "dress" watch but I liked it so much I decided to wear it full time, as it's built for some serious abuse and is rated to 600M diving. Automatic.

I've also got a Ball Engineer, don't remember which version. Probably the flashiest of them all due to the amount of detail, and the luminosity is from radioactive tritium gas tubes, which is far cooler than the luminova type of lume used by most watch companies. Automatic. Mainly a dress watch for me.

You'd be surprised how often you're judged by the quality of your watch when you reach executive level roles at work, and for me it's held true in a variety of industries.
As my wife says women notice shoes, accessories etc. Men notice watches and cars.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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LOL naw this is a very Dallas question.
i mean i like watches aesthetically, but dallas is not really much more aesthetic than any other big city ive lived in or spent time in. A watch-specific thread should just be moved to the fashion forum really.




I used to own a lot of watches, but I pared down a lot when I moved here. The watch that I've consistently gotten the most compliments on over the years is a $100 Braun watch that is a re-issue of a Dieter Rams design.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Brighton Collectibles ladies watches most of the time.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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My husband wears a watch made of wood that we got at a street market in London for 60 pounds. A friend of ours who lives in Dallas and collects expensive watches really liked it when he saw it because it was unique. I wear an Apple watch. I used to wear a more expensive watch but I found that I prefer my Apple watch. I've started collecting watch bands for it. There are some gorgeous one online.
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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As my wife says women notice shoes, accessories etc. Men notice watches and cars.
I'm a woman who finds clothes, shoes, and jewelry boring, but I LOVE watches and cars.

My favorite go-to watch (especially on vacation or doing water sports) is a very plain grey Tag.

I have a ceramic Tag and a stainless steel Rolex for dressier occasions. Don't care for gold or flashy watches.

I like Seiko, but I don't own any at this time.
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:35 AM
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Location: Willamette valley, oregon
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I wear a Fitbit. Among other things, it also tells time. Technically though, it's not a wrist watch.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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i believe you meant this for a sub-forum other than Dallas. Perhaps Fashion?
I think the question would get more responses in the Fashion forum than the Dallas forum as it would be exposed to a wider audience.

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LOL naw this is a very Dallas question.
Dallas is a very image oriented city, so it can work here, but it would work better in Fashion.

Wrist watches as a whole are a declining market. Everyone's smartphone, tablet, or laptop/desktop computer has a clock. Also, smart watches like the Apple Watch are cutting into the wrist watch form factor. Traditional wrist watches brands are going to need to incorporate smart capabilities into their watches for any chance at staying competitive. I think only the highest priced watches will stay competitive as fashion pieces. The wrist watch market is functioning much like the camera market. Once smartphones incorporated cameras, traditional cameras became a niche product only for photo enthusiasts who were adamant about quality.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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I'm a woman who finds clothes, shoes, and jewelry boring, but I LOVE watches and cars.

My favorite go-to watch (especially on vacation or doing water sports) is a very plain grey Tag.

I have a ceramic Tag and a stainless steel Rolex for dressier occasions. Don't care for gold or flashy watches.

I like Seiko, but I don't own any at this time.
Cool that you like watches.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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Wrist watches as a whole are a declining market. Everyone's smartphone, tablet, or laptop/desktop computer has a clock. Also, smart watches like the Apple Watch are cutting into the wrist watch form factor. Traditional wrist watches brands are going to need to incorporate smart capabilities into their watches for any chance at staying competitive. I think only the highest priced watches will stay competitive as fashion pieces. The wrist watch market is functioning much like the camera market. Once smartphones incorporated cameras, traditional cameras became a niche product only for photo enthusiasts who were adamant about quality.
Agreed for the most part. I have an older friend who is pretty affluent, one of the things he collects is expensive watches. Part of his collection was initially for investment purposes, but he's given up ever recouping what he's spent on them now, the market just isn't there. He's lucky if he's able to break even when selling one of his pieces. Sure, some rare watches and special editions will go up in value, but overall, luxury watches are catering to a smaller and smaller demographic and lower demand is keeping prices stagnant or declining.

But I don't see the high end watch manufacturers trying to incorporate smart technology into their watches, at least not for their whole line. Most high end watches are valued as such because of the automatic movement and the precision craftsmanship, not because of the latest gadgets. Some innovation is still going on, but most of it pertains to using more exotic materials or making an automatic as thin as possible.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:27 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I'm not the kind of person who wears expensive watches, rings, or any kind of men's jewelry. The only thing I need a watch for is to keep time. That's why a Timex Ironman works perfect for me. Costs less than 60$, it keeps accurate time, it lasts a long time, it's not fragile, it looks good on my wrist when I'm dressed up or in shorts, t-shirt, and flip flops. When the watch does stop working, I'm about ready for a new watch anyway and it doesn't cost a small fortune to replace. What's not to like?
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