Dress watch

So I'm thinking about getting a dress watch and these watches could fit in my budget.

Bambino: pros- I don't have any orient in my collection. cons- the lug width

Tissot Pr100: pros- I've seen it at the store and the white dial is 🔥 cons- I already have a Tissot in my collection.

Bulova American clipper: pros- don't have any Bulova, case diameter 38mm

Lip Churchill: pros-  looks formal, french brand I don't have any french watches.

cons- my wife says it looks like a grandad watch 😂

what would you choose?

-Beto

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For me it comes down to the Tissot or Bulova. The Tissot probably offers the most flexibility and definitely has the better movement - so probably that one.

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I think any of these would be good choices, but I would probably lean towards the Bulova, as I have been impressed with their recent releases and have acquired a number of them that I have been very happy with, including my own American Clipper.

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I agree that it’s between the Tissot and the Bulova. As to the 38mm case size, if you’re looking to use it as an actual dress watch, IMO 38mm is going to look better with long sleeves than a larger one will. I don’t get all the hubbub about 38mm being “too small“ anyway, especially for a dress watch. Much like an ex once said to me, “it’s a good size.” 

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All good choices.  Go with the one that you have stared at ("researched") the most.

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For me its the Lip Churcill. im a sucker for the square watch😂

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whichever captures your heart and makes you feel good when wearing it with your formal attire or business suits. its you who will be looking at the watch most of the time.

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Bambino.... There are so many customized leather strap maker.

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I would choose the Lip Churchill for my collection, it would complement it nicely.  Decisions decisions...

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hakki501

whichever captures your heart and makes you feel good when wearing it with your formal attire or business suits. its you who will be looking at the watch most of the time.

That's it, a dress watch is from my perspective even more purpose-driven than a diver. It is usually something you plan on wearing with a specific attire. For that reason I have different dress watches in different colors (dial/strap) specifically to pair with the shirts/suits I'm wearing.

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Why is 38mm a con? I wish more watches Were released with diameters like that. Seems about fine, especially if you look for dress watch

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Out of the 4, probably the Lip as the Art Deco dial is quite nice.

If you don’t mind us asking, what is your budget and would you be open to other suggestions?

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Orient Star classic…… big quality difference over the Bambino for not much more £

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I don’t like to do recommendations for others but… If you intend to buy a dress watch for special occasions, and not just a dressier piece, I say the Bulova or the Lip Churchill (Both with no date and light colored dial). Considering your wife’s opinion that leans over to Bulova 😎 A square dial puts you alone in a crowd though (in a positive way).

The real recommendation is of course to go with the one you like best. They all look great.

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Mateusz

Why is 38mm a con? I wish more watches Were released with diameters like that. Seems about fine, especially if you look for dress watch

nope, it's not a con

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WatchYourIntruder

I don’t like to do recommendations for others but… If you intend to buy a dress watch for special occasions, and not just a dressier piece, I say the Bulova or the Lip Churchill (Both with no date and light colored dial). Considering your wife’s opinion that leans over to Bulova 😎 A square dial puts you alone in a crowd though (in a positive way).

The real recommendation is of course to go with the one you like best. They all look great.

thanks ! tough decision!

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Owdlad

Orient Star classic…… big quality difference over the Bambino for not much more £

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that is a very good looking watch, thanks for the suggestion I'm going to check it out!