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Will the full gold watches be trendy again ?

  1. durri70

    durri70 Oct 7, 2019

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    with all the crazy prices that SS vintage watches have reached, the shortage of SS at Rolex (so promoting now SS/Gold and full gold) Do you think that full 18k gold watches will become trendy again?
    I believe that always will be a classic but makes me wonder if again people will use them as daily watch not just for special occasions. What are your thoughts
    Thanks
     
  2. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Oct 7, 2019

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    I think like all trends, what is hot changes over time. It seems at the moment that bicolour Watches are gaining in traction. Maybe the next one are full gold ones. I prefer steel or white gold in most cases but that just my personal opinion. Wear what you like.:thumbsup:
     
  3. wouter van wijk

    wouter van wijk Oct 7, 2019

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    I really appreciate a full gold bracelet. you feel a bit like a pimp, it just rocks and pops out. only thing is that it attracts a really wrong kind of crowd.
     
  4. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Oct 7, 2019

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    I know, all the wrong people! "Hello Big Boy, love the gold watch....."

    The give-away here is this is a stock image....

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    (Quickly glancing over my shoulder, "What are you doing? looking at watches again?" Mrs Fruit asks)

    ....Search History <<Delete>>
     
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  5. bubba48

    bubba48 Oct 8, 2019

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    Gold watches have never been out of style among people, only among collectors
     
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  6. Stufflers Mom

    Stufflers Mom Oct 8, 2019

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    I don't see myself going "full gold" but this half way house has attracted a fair bit of unwanted attention when wearing it.

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  7. Martin_J_N

    Martin_J_N Oct 8, 2019

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    Always been a SS man but giving serious consideration to getting a TT watch, not sure which one, still trying to get my head around wearing a watch with gold in it. Now full gold, not sure that I am that brave to go full gold and the cost :eek:
     
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  8. Martin_J_N

    Martin_J_N Oct 8, 2019

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    And this is why I am hesitant about getting a TT watch, I like the look but not necessarily the baggage that may come from wearing it, maybe a watch where the G element is more discreet is what I should look for.

    Nice watch though :thumbsup:
     
  9. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Oct 8, 2019

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    Fashion waxes and wanes, but what I will say is that gold watches will become much more valuable in the coming years.
     
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  10. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Oct 8, 2019

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    Because of their gold content or other reasons like demand for gold watches?
     
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  11. Verdi

    Verdi Oct 8, 2019

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    When it comes to vintage watches, gold pieces were always in fashion and sought after.
    Omega, Vacheron, IWC, Rolex.....UG, Zenith whatever the brand may be.

    It is true, however, that we are talking mostly dress models, in rather small sizes.
    Many people out there would never consider a dress watch, let alone a gold one, becacause they prefer sport, bigger watches. So that limits the audience of gold watches from the very start. Also, somehow, the social norm is that gold watches are for older men......I personally had no problem in wearing vintage gold watches in my 30s.....but Im a wis and never worn whatever watches were in fashion.

    There are more price variations on ss vintage than there are in pm models. Gold watches steadily increased in value over the years, although not everyone fancies gold on the wrist.
     
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  12. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Oct 8, 2019

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    Gold value. I am confident that it will rise considerably, due to continued widespread currency debasement, and Central Bank malfeasance.
     
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  13. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Oct 8, 2019

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    Gold - check

    Titanium - check

    Bases covered :D

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  14. felsby

    felsby I don't see any option in settings or profile Oct 8, 2019

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    A quick family survey last week was conclusive: the women want gold watches!
    I am old enough to remember clothes fashion from the eighties that now again is in vogue. I am certain that gold will be more attractive for men's watches also in the future.
     
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  15. oinkitt

    oinkitt Oct 8, 2019

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    Nothing wrong with a bit of bling!!!

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  16. cristos71

    cristos71 Oct 8, 2019

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    I buy and wear what I like, not what people tell me is hip, so for some of us they never went out of fashion :)

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  17. Spruce

    Spruce Oct 8, 2019

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    Oh dear. I hadn’t realised they’d gone out of fashion.
    Apart from a few clunky Seiko diver beaters and a couple of Oris Pilots, my entire collection comprises starburst dials with gold, gold capped, gold plated (and a few stainless steel) 34mm watches.
    Oh well, if I’m behind the times I’ll have to live with it.
     
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  18. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 8, 2019

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    Gold is never out of fashion.
     
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  19. Martin_J_N

    Martin_J_N Oct 8, 2019

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    I like gold, just not sure whether it is something that I can carry off when the watch is either full G or tt G, it’s probably a confidence thing, I have an 18k gold Longines dress watch and this is worn without issue when the occasion demands.

    But wearing a tt or full gold watch casually is not something I’ve ever done, it’s always been SS.
     
  20. M'Bob

    M'Bob Oct 8, 2019

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    Sometimes, you have to just defer to the fashion icons. Would he wear anything else?

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