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Mar 1, 2011 - 10:17pm
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manbearpig:
but there's a clock right on the stove...

+1

What do you do if a woman is driving right at you?
GET OFF THE SIDEWALK.

Ever try and watch a woman parallel park? Usually is a very entertaining 10 mins until they realize they cant do it and drive away

Women don't need to drive! There is no road between the bedroom and the kitchen.

Feb 17, 2011 - 3:03pm
manbearpig:
but there's a clock right on the stove...

+ 1 XD
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Feb 17, 2011 - 4:52pm
manbearpig:
but there's a clock right on the stove...

I clicked on this thread to post this... lmao

Why couldn't Hellen Keller drive?
Cuz she was a woman!

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Feb 23, 2011 - 12:53am

Whats up with you guys? Not getting laid enough?

I'd suggest anything silver and round, it'll probably be in style for a long time (I agree, I'm not big on the leather bands either). I have a silver round Burberry from last season that I love, however I'm not rolling in the dough right now so it was about as good as I could get -- not sure what your budget is.

Check out dept store websites and sites like Shopbop. If you don't have much luck there, the blog www.corporette.com usually has some good stuff if you have time to search through the archives.

Feb 23, 2011 - 1:02am

This is a question one can't answer unless we know your price range....you can go from Citizen to vacheron soo....

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Feb 25, 2011 - 10:40pm
randomchick:
If we're just doing SA, is it okay to wear a digital watch? It's the one I use now, time my workouts, etc.

Please refer to the first response in this thread.

-MBP
Feb 26, 2011 - 12:32am
West Coast rainmaker:
I wouldn't blow much on a watch. I don't think I have ever noticed a woman's watch; it's just not seen as part of the work uniform like it is for men.

And no, a digital watch is never ok outside of the office's gym. Seriously, just use your cell phone at that point.

Gotcha, thanks!

Mar 2, 2011 - 12:57am
xc48cross:
Any recommendations on a good women's watches that aren't too flashy / sparkly but sophisticated / timeless? I want to avoid leather bands.

i do, I do Hublot ladies 28mm gold
awesome! .. till he sold it to a pawn broker for $2,500 ughrrr for real (!(
Mar 2, 2011 - 12:58am

Watches for the ladies? (Originally Posted: 01/18/2010)

Similar to the Best watches for the Guy 22-26 thread, I'd like to see some suggestions for women's watches. I noticed that there's a much larger selection of guy watches than girl watches... and often times, I find the guy ones are much nicer. Problem is, a lot of them are much too big for a female...

I'm looking for something in the 500-2000 range. No designer watches like gucci.

I think some Stowa watches look classy and are pretty affordable, but I think they don't make women's. Some Longines ones are alright too. http://www.longines.com/watches/longines-dolcevita/L5.688.4.16.6 or the one with the blue hands: http://www.longines.com/watches/longines-dolcevita/L5.656.4.73.2 though I'm not sure about the leather strap.

Suggestions?

Mar 2, 2011 - 12:59am

I wear a Citizen watch. It was given to me as a gift two years ago, and I receive compliments on it almost daily. It is small enough to not look flashy, but instead, looks very classy.

Who cares about the name or price of a watch (It will be hidden by your suit jacket sleeve most of the day anyway), as long as you like it and the battery in it is not dead. My only suggestion on style would be to not to a leather strap. A gold or silver watch you can take to a jeweler and get cleaned, but with a leather watch you will have to replace the strap.

Mar 2, 2011 - 1:00am

Well I wrote in the price because that's the range I'm looking at. It could be cheaper, or a bit more expensive...

As for the name, if I'm going to buy a nice watch, it would be from an actual watchmaker... not a fashion label that doesn't specialize in making watches. If it's more expensive, then it's something I would like to keep for a very long time.

Which Citizen watch?

Mar 2, 2011 - 1:01am
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Mar 2, 2011 - 1:07am

Although I'm a guy, I've been a timepiece enthusiasts for a long time.

The watches I most often see on corporate girls are Longines and tag heuer. A little on the steep side but you can be assured that they last and they are worth its value.

Otherwise, like another poster has suggested, the citizen is a good choice or you could try a designer brand as well, say, Guess or Gucci.

Mar 2, 2011 - 1:09am

The one that your sugar daddy buys you (rolex)

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Mar 2, 2011 - 1:16am
macro:
Good call on not wanting a designer watch, they generally are outsourced to companies such as Luxotica and have poor movement.

For that price range you should consider a Baume et Mercier or a used Cartier.

Exactly... I'm not paying for a watch from a company that doesn't make their own. I haven't checked out Baume et Mercier yet, but the cheapest new Cartier I found is still a little outside my bracket: http://www.watchesonnet.com/w10109t2.html (not a great picture of it...)

Gorilla4, is it a gold face watch?

Mar 2, 2011 - 1:15am

I have a Must de Cartier Trinity with a black patent strap. I think it was around $2000. It's simple and elegant, and I've pretty much only received positive feedback, though one male banker remarked that it seemed 'too old for me' (I was 20 at the time though). I'm not sure if Cartier still makes this specific model, but most of the "Must de" line would be within your price range and aren't too big or flashy.

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Mar 2, 2011 - 1:17am

Kanon: Yes, it's a gold face watch. I like having a leather strap also, since you can change it every year or so according to your whim (and Cartier does special orders for out-of-production watches).

This is the only picture I could find of the watch online:

http://www.watchtime.com.au/images/CA24.jpg

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Mar 2, 2011 - 1:19am

"designer" is a relative term, some people consider inexpensive brands like Anne Klein, Seiko or Skagen to be designer, others would apply the term to luxury names like Gucci or Dior, while other watch aficionados would eschew all brands that aren't manufacturers.

Something like a Baume Mercier Hampton (either on the steel bracelet or leather strap) is inexpensive to service (battery and/or new strap every few years) wears well with both suits and casual clothing and is a recognizable but not overly showy brand. Similar for Omega Constellation. I'm not a huge fan of Tag Heuer (too sporty) and service can run twice that of previously mentioned brands. All of these brands are easily available with pretty good discounts off list price.

To the poster than mentioned Jaeger, that's a watch you have to be somewhat delicate with, the reversing mechanism can be easily broken, it's not water resistant and the case sits up higher that most other watches, making it more susceptible to nicking or breaking the crystal. Costs to service rather astronomical (IMO).

My personal preference is the Cartier Tank. I believe the Solo line should fall within your budget. Probably a bit boring, but it will never go out of style.

Mar 2, 2011 - 1:20am

I don't see how you have to be any more delicate with a Reverso than you would with any other fine mechanical watch. No, you shouldn't go swimming with it, but I wouldn't wear any nice watch underwater unless it was actually intended for diving. Water resistance numbers don't mean much to begin with. As for sitting higher on the wrist--I don't see that as a problem, either. The ladies Reverso is very low profile, and certainly slimmer and smaller than a Constellation. I'm really quite dumbfounded by your claim that the crystal is susceptible to breaking.

And who told you the reversing mechanism is easily broken? The Reverso was originally designed for polo players, so it should not surprise that it's quite robust. My wife has worn hers daily for years without a problem. In actuality, the Cartier Tank is far more delicate--if for no other reason, than due to it's shoddier build. Plus, their standard watches are all ETA-powered. You're paying a whole lot just to wear something that says "Cartier" on it.

Service costs are high, but they are high for all fine Swiss watches. A mechanical Omega is no cheaper to service, for example.

Mar 2, 2011 - 1:21am
jd-to-ib:
I don't see how you have to be any more delicate with a Reverso than you would with any other fine mechanical watch. .

I agree, you don't have to be more delicate with a Reverso than any other fine mechanical watch. My suggestions were for quartz watches not mechanical ones. I don't feel that for the price range requested by the OP that mechanical would give her good value.

True, mechanical Omegas are not inexpensive to service compared to battery and gasket servicing, the Omega I was referring in my post is to the ladies Constellation which is produced only in quartz.. I was told the reversing mechanism is easily broken by Anne White the VP of West Coast sales for Jaeger Le Coultre back when I was a buyer for a couture jewelry house. Most laypeople try to snap the watch into the case instead of sliding it in. I could be exaggerating by saying "easily" broken but compared to other wristwatches I feel this watch has a lot of wearability problems (although clearly not for your wife). I haven't been in the industry for a while now but to my memory the Cartier Tank costs about half that of the Jaeger so it's not a surprise it would have a less valuable movement in it.. That less valuable movement is looked down upon by watch snobs but for most people that ETA movement (which will keep WAY more accurate time than any mechanical movement) is fine for everyday wear.

edited for atrocious spelling mistakes.

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