Blue watch dial w/ black suit?

Hey guys, thinking about getting an Oris Aquis GMT with a blue dial, but all my suits are black… is this a big no-no? For what it's worth, the bezel is black

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Dec 2, 2021 - 3:12am

Seeing as you're an 2nd yr analyst, you've obviously gotten by on black suits but to echo the above folks, I'd pivot away into charcoal or navy. Especially if you ever feel compelled to interview elsewhere or join another shop. Anything with a blue dial is fine, that's the least of your concern here. As a watch guy I'd hold out for a better watch than the Oris given it's not that great of a timepiece compared to Rolex/Omega/JLC/Blancpain and the likes and if you're ready to drop ~3K all in, you might as well save a bit more for a better watch.

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Dec 2, 2021 - 3:17am

I really don't like Tudor personally. It's like a pricey copy of a rolex without actually being a rolex. I'd do some more research into watches and find a piece you really resonate with. This may take some time but you'll be happy you help out for something you're really passionate about. I did the same and it was totally worth it (after buying my Longines which is a nice starter watch but personally I could've done without, I got the exact spec Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra I wanted, waiting 16 months until it hit the market.

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Dec 2, 2021 - 3:45am

You could argue that Rolex is the overpriced version of a tudor, if you don't care about having a Rolex Tudor is great value for money, amazing in house movements and rolex standard quality & service. 

Dec 2, 2021 - 3:50am

Totally fair but I'd also argue that the average watch connoisseur won't think in those terms, as logical as your thought process is. I don't own a rolex personally but buying one means a lot to most people for all kinds of reasons so I doubt most folks are thinking about how similar the tudor is to the rolex. But I could be way off base as it relates to people who don't give a shit about watches too. 

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Dec 2, 2021 - 6:07pm

I own a JLC and a Tudor. I don't wear watches for the brands, I love the quality you get for tudor for the price point. Its a watch I can wear daily without worrying about beating it up, its "relatively" affordable for anyone in finance, will not get people asking questions about it but still looks fantastic.

this is the issue (or the issue I have) with some and in fact many watch enthusiasts - they only think super expensive brands are worth it. Same for car enthusiasts telling you if you don't drive a ferrari you drive a shit car. I totally disagree with that view - you should find something you can enjoy and that suits who you are and what you need it for. I don't have a car (waste of money in london) but I'd love a fairly cheap highly reliable SUV to drive in mud and snow when going skiing deep in the Alps.

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Dec 2, 2021 - 7:24pm

Big fan of JLC and Tudor as well. I actually think "real" watch enthusiasts aren't so stuck on brand names. People with money who want to get into watches (and can afford to buy a bunch) are into the brand; but that's because of the marketing and them wanting to show some of that wealth off. It makes sense that if you start making a bunch of money and all of a sudden want to buy a watch that you'll be pointed to Rolex or PP, AP, etc. similar to Ferrari, etc with cars and fashion brands with clothing. It's just how this world works. I imagine 99% of people wouldn't recognize my most expensive watch (small watch maker) but would instantly recognize a Rolex (and maybe AP nowadays)  

As to the original question I agree with what others have said: 1) generally stay away from black suits and 2) no issue with the blue dial and black suit if you stick with that. 

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