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Golden watches out of favour - thoughts?

  1. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Feb 29, 2016

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    just wondering... is that a passing trend or here to stay?

    what do you think?

    cheers, Al
     
  2. Perseus

    Perseus Feb 29, 2016

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    35 year old male in the USA and I don't know anyone my age that wears gold except for a wedding ring. My wedding ring is titanium and cost about $20.
     
  3. jens0125

    jens0125 knows that watches were made to be worn Feb 29, 2016

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    Say what?
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    I think it is personal taste....also I think for omega Rolex other major brands
    Gold watches have a high price of entry...do not hold value initially
     
  4. peatnick

    peatnick Feb 29, 2016

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    Ah ha, so you snipped that ! Lucky buy, looks in tip top shape

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1456799677.660079.jpg

    Mine's on mesh . . .
     
  5. calalum

    calalum Feb 29, 2016

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    Says who? I often keep them put away so that my wife doesn't get any ideas or if I am feeling sensitive about not wanting to show flash while the economy seems stagnant or worse, but I suppose that beyond that most people would just see a gold colored watch and would not know or care about value. I like them and enjoy them when I can, and I don't see them as out of favor 16758 Dial.jpg Omega 2000 gold Speedy 1.JPG ZenithEP Face.JPG 1959 Gold SM Cal. 321.JPG . Here are some. Let's see more.
     
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  6. ahartfie

    ahartfie The black sheep in the Spee-ee-eee-eedmaster flock Feb 29, 2016

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    That's why I like my two-tone so much. Gold for a little bling that matches my great-grandfather's ring and SS for practicality. But wear what YOU like.
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    I love those chunky 70s Seamasters with the angled rings between the dial and crystal. Funny how I like that in a watch but can't stand stanced wheels on a car.
     
  7. destroid

    destroid Feb 29, 2016

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    You think gold you think all the best stuff: jet ski, nice watch, sports car ... Gold is best!

     
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  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 29, 2016

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    I have an RG JLC Master Calendar and a YG Unicompax on the way. Key is to select understated classic design and to dress down the strap. So I went shell cordovan on the JLC and retired the gator strap to the box. Will apply same strategy to my Unicompax. I will wear both proudly and without shame!
     
  9. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 29, 2016

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    Gold never gets old.
     
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  10. repoman

    repoman Feb 29, 2016

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  11. arkstfan

    arkstfan Feb 29, 2016

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    There was a gold speedy for sale here I drooled over for a long time and would have liked to have bought but the wife says we have to have a house.

    Fashion shifts and my suspicion is fashion has shifted from gold because of cost.
     
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  12. demollo

    demollo Mar 1, 2016

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    gold is timeless. It seems that gold watches are less popular but i think it is just because of the price. SS versions are just way more reachable/achievable. If i could afford it all of my watches would be Gold :) yellow gold, rose gold, white gold :)
     
  13. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Mar 1, 2016

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    Need I say more?
     
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  14. vegard_norway

    vegard_norway Mar 1, 2016

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    Oh no, no need to say more....Hmmmmm::love::::love::
    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
     
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  15. khmt2

    khmt2 Mar 1, 2016

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    Edited Mar 1, 2016
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  16. cristos71

    cristos71 Mar 1, 2016

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    I wouldn't say out of favour, there are many who have a focus on gold....me being one of them :) 2016-01-16 08.51.43.jpg
     
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  17. fibonacci086

    fibonacci086 Mar 1, 2016

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  18. Traveler

    Traveler Mar 1, 2016

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    If 20 something girls in NYC are any arbiters of trend ( there's a strong argument they are ) the only watch to have is gold ( colored )...

    I feel like a million bucks when I have a gold watch on (although I am a true disciple of Miami Vice!). Also, as the world's Central Banks compete to completely debase their currencies, your gold watch has another function as a store of value!
     
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  19. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 1, 2016

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    About half of mine are gold and half stainless, because as Ice T once said, pimpin' ain't easy.

     
  20. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 1, 2016

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    Being a SS guy mostly but have recently dipped into the gold pool due to all the neat gold watches on here.

    @styggpyggeno1 s picture above says it all.
     
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