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Will the full gold watches be trendy again ?

  1. Pun

    Pun Oct 12, 2019

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    Like this one?
     
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  2. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Oct 13, 2019

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    Two of my favorite words on a watch dial are de and luxe. Got a few shiny nuggets in the collection but this one is... the goldest:)

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  3. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Oct 13, 2019

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    A simple piece on the wrist this morning,

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  4. aprax

    aprax Oct 14, 2019

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    Nice collection! And shows that Dubey & Schaldenbrand use a top notch dial manufacturer. I've read, can't remember where, that Franck Muller dials come from the same place.
     
  5. bassem abadan

    bassem abadan Oct 14, 2019

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  6. lindo

    lindo Oct 14, 2019

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    I enjoy having a handful of solid gold watches in my small vintage collection, but I have to confess that I wear them only for special occasions. My day to day wear is more hard wearing - SS or titanium. With a gold watch it is not a matter of me trying to impress others (I am too old to care now) but more a matter of the enjoyment I get from the look and feel of a fine gold watch on my wrist.

    As gold continues to rise in price, it seems less likely that there will be a big revival of new gold watches in large sizes anytime soon. But who cares - SS is beautiful too when it is has a professional high polish or fine brushed finish, with razor sharp edges to show off the difference.
     
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  7. aprax

    aprax Oct 14, 2019

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    I'll post two watches I like very much but I don't wear on workdays because of excessive bling. A Sonny Crockett original and a AP RO:

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  8. durri70

    durri70 Oct 14, 2019

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    Come on! We want to see more gold
     
  9. Hijak

    Hijak Oct 14, 2019

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    18K Gold...

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  10. durri70

    durri70 Oct 15, 2019

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  11. w154

    w154 Oct 18, 2019

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    Wow... just looked at this thread :eek:

    Only a lowly time-only rose gold UG to contribute.

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  12. bgrisso

    bgrisso Oct 18, 2019

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    I don't have this one any more, but it's a classic example...
     
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  13. Onion0909

    Onion0909 Oct 18, 2019

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  14. JBDinMad

    JBDinMad Oct 18, 2019

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    I can go bling, or full bling... 400082-975781530b4a2c99385b073e93e105f3.jpg
     
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  15. saulgoodman

    saulgoodman Oct 18, 2019

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    A fashion trend is like the weather. If you wait long enough it will certainly change. The people who are telling you today that they much prefer stainless steel may go gaga over full gold if the fashion gods dictate that is the new big thing. For this reason, buying and wearing what you like is the best advice. Fashion be damned!
     
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  16. Flatfoot

    Flatfoot Oct 18, 2019

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    I'm a fan of gold cased watches with leather straps. Mine get worn with everything from jeans and T shirts on up to sportcoats and suits. To my eye, I find that a leather strap on a gold cased watch will make it go with just about anything I wear. And having a pallete of strap color choices makes it fun to pick out a watch for the day to accompany shoes and belts- or not.

    I'd love to take a rip at wearing a full gold case/dial Connie with the gold brick bracelet, but I think that I might reserve wearing the "full-on gold" for more special occasions. However switching that same watch to to a leather strap would make me wear it more frequently.

    I'm still searching for a full 18k rose gold case/dial Longines Conquest- and that lovely Omega Constellation that Hijack sold a few weeks ago is a stunner- I choked and couldn't / didn't buy it.

    So are gold watches out of favor? Nope. Not with me. All of these get worn regularly. The first four below have rose gold cases, and the last three yellow gold.
    And a bit of tarnish and patina on a gold case just adds to the charm, which I find to be simply delicious.
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  17. Hijak

    Hijak Oct 19, 2019

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  18. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 19, 2019

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    @Flatfoot ... killer collection and spot on about strap selection being the key to wearing gold watches. Dress em down and they work just fine with a polo and jeans.
     
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  19. kelsey

    kelsey Oct 19, 2019

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    I think now we no longer need watches as our primary source of telling the time, they are now mostly jewelry, so as that for us men it’s one of the few pieces of jewelry that’s ok to wear, well then gold is perfectly fine!
    Would you buy your wife mainly steel jewelry?
     
  20. Flatfoot

    Flatfoot Oct 19, 2019

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    Yes, an iPhone seems to be attached to me by an umbilical cord, yet somehow my “watch du jour” still is my primary means of telling time. I rarely look at my phone for the time. As a mechanically inclined person, checking the time on a mechanical watch simply sings to me.

    I do think gold watches may be seen as jewelry, and all-gold cases with gold bracelets even more so. And I so still want one...

    But a gold cased watch on a leather strap will fly under the radar of 99.5% of the people I pass by in my daily orbit. They don’t even notice. And It’s just a neat accessory if they do notice.

    Yes, my wife has no SS jewelry that I can even think of.
     
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