The Watch Snob is in. I’ve been considering the silver dial version, but just not quite sure about the date window at August 2nd, 4. The Elite caliber is indeed small compared to the total diameter of the case. Gone are the whims of its deranged egomaniacal upper management, and the brand is again playing to its strengths — classic sport watches that emphasize Zenith’s excellent El Primero chronograph movements. One not covered in tattoos?

Really, I mean that. No form of consumer journalism is entirely objective in the former sense, unless you are reading an amateur blog that accepts no advertising. I was about to suggest vintage longines or omega- but not sure that would give anything over 40mm. I see some pre-owned with Zenith movement and some with Rolex movement. Thought the former looked a bit more understated, and any concerns over it having a DLC layer should be minimised given your intended usage for it. Depending on how snobby you are, Eterna make quite a few automatic dress watches over 40mm. I wish I could afford a Nautilus , but it’s not in the cards Only 38mm, but all dial, and just under a grand.

A lot of brands have marketing gimmicks, but this the epitome of laziness. For equally good quality but a much rarer brand you could do a lot worse than Alpina – have a look at their Znith range http: I do like this.

Interesting, good quality, proper WIS-appeal and ridiculously good value. Watch Snob Print Watch Snob.

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The one ulttra are thinking of if I read your mind aright, is not entirely puff pieces — they have some quite good information from time to time — but consistent expression of strong personal views are not their stock in trade.

But be sure to make it the Kleenex brand, though. I am now looking forward to your thread explaining exactly how you’re carrying it off. I was thinking the Eterna as well.

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I’m interested in something professional but not too subtle and something with an in-house movement. For now, let the Watch Snob reign.

But in the end, those have utlra reserved to the other Zenith ‘s flagship caliber, the famous El Primero, the Elite being then very unblessed.

Is it the movement? An elegant watch The first glance reassures: Mine is looking fine, but my watches get a pretty gentle life.

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Look no further than the original 35mm hand winder. EDIT- seems the quote function doesn’t work to well when the person you are quoting has failed to quote properly in the first place. So, senith a sixties Omega DeVille, serviced by someone like Brendan, on a basic black strap, would fit the bill nicely. Originally Posted by D N Ravenna.

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I have this model Artelier as my ‘dressy’ watch. You need to decide if you are a brand snob or if your budget is really still 1k If you are only a moderate brand snob, amazed nobody has mentioned Frederique constant, you can probably get their manufacture pieces for your budget.

If you want to become more educated about watches, you will have to learn to pick out useful information and the best way to become good at filtering out junk information quickly, is to develop a solid base of your own knowledge.

Another of my personal favourites in this category is the Reverso — the Tribute watches are quite fantastic and well within your means, in steel, if you want something a bit more affordable than the Lange and with, perhaps, a bit more snov.

Results 1 to 10 of Not dressy though Dave? The Elite caliber is indeed small compared to the total diameter of the case. The Stowa Marine I think is a beaut.


Being unitas, its not slim – 12mm That was my reason for the reply – I want a JLC for a grand basically: At 37mm x 5.

Since it is related to the old tradition of the ultra thin watches, object of an unrestrained race between the watch making manufactures before the quartz war. Thought the former looked a bit more understated, and any concerns over it having a DLC layer should be minimised given your intended usage for it. Pursuant to this insight, my suggestion which will probably not come as a shock to any regular imbibers of my draughts of horological wisdom is that you choose the most classically refined from among your choices.

Something that a lot of people would find off-putting is that the crystal is mineral glass. At least for this collection Let me, a true horological aficionado, enlighten your plebeian minds as to what makes a real watch, what you should wear when and what to do with those old watches of yours. Which is why a simple, unostentatiousdress watch will always have a place. The Zenith ship has finally been righted after its years of wallowing at a severe list. Watch Snob, What should a newbie know when purchasing a pre-owned watch?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: August 2nd, They have released an impressive chronograph movement in the past year or two, but it has only been rolled out to one or two models, including the Chronomat — the ugliest watch they make. Opt for a Zenith I am currently a senior in high school and will graduate in June.

Having handled a few I have been very impressed by the build quality.