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  1. Dsloan

    Dsloan Oct 20, 2019

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    Hey everyone, the unthinkable has happened: my wife thinks she may want a watch. I have some ideas, but am curious if any of you have suggestions. Here are the requested specs:

    1. A timing bezel.
    2. Small. (6" wrist)
    3. But still legible.
    4. She would like something funky - conversation piece. She works in art and design.
    5. Any type of movement would be fine, but I bet she'd get annoyed with a manual winder.
    6. Budget: <$500 USD. So, no Bulgari Serpenti 's, I suppose.

    My first thought was a women's Accutron dive watch. What else comes to mind for you all?
     
  2. p4ul

    p4ul Oct 20, 2019

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    Buy her what she chooses....only way!

    Married 30 plus years and still learning.
    :whistling:
     
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  3. Dsloan

    Dsloan Oct 20, 2019

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    I agree 100%. I am going to bring any suggestions to her for formal review. :D
     
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  4. Socks

    Socks Oct 20, 2019

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  5. Vitezi

    Vitezi Oct 20, 2019

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    There are a lot of funky vintage pieces from the late 1960s and 1970s that would fit your budget and, in today's world, be interesting and unique. But most of them would have a mechanical movement.
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  6. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Oct 20, 2019

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  7. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Oct 20, 2019

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  8. duc

    duc Oct 20, 2019

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    These are closer to $1000. I bought one for my daughter who loves it. It's funky, tough and waterproof:

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  9. Dsloan

    Dsloan Oct 20, 2019

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    Yep, this is heading in the right direction. Only problem with some of these vintage pieces is that they aren't made for legibility. Need something that strikes balance between being eccentric but also practical as a watch.
     
  10. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Oct 20, 2019

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  11. Dsloan

    Dsloan Oct 20, 2019

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  12. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Oct 20, 2019

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    I have one (paid $125 for similar condition). It's a great little watch.
     
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  13. Dsloan

    Dsloan Oct 20, 2019

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    Good call on Swatch. Definitely funky. Now just gotta sift through 10,000 limited editions to find one that's also highly legible. :D
     
  14. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Oct 20, 2019

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    Find a real man!

    Ok, now I'll read the body of your initial post. :rolleyes:
     
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  15. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Oct 20, 2019

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  16. Dsloan

    Dsloan Oct 20, 2019

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    Haha. Yeah, I got real lucky.
     
  17. Dsloan

    Dsloan Oct 20, 2019

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  18. p4ul

    p4ul Oct 20, 2019

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    Lol,

    Alternative
    hey, fetch me a beer!

    thanks be mine does not read this forum!
     
  19. ATWG

    ATWG Oct 20, 2019

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  20. Dan S

    Dan S Oct 20, 2019

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    Since you are looking at vintage watches, maybe you could be specific about the size watch you are looking for. If she is ok with 36mm, that would open your search to men's divers from the 1960s. Most of the ladies divers are significantly smaller, but the larger ones are more visible.
     
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