Dress Watch Till I Die

They are the genre that’s in decline. Going the way of the suit but I wouldn’t want to give up either for as long as I’m able. That’s not to say I don’t like tool watches (I do) but (IMO) dress watches just look so damn cool!

On my wrist today is the Longines Heritage Conquest

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Go back to the 1950's / 1960's and a lot of the pieces today we would call dress watches would've just been called "watches".

Take another Longines - the Silver Arrow.  Today, considered a dress(y) watch.  Back in the 50's marketed as a watch for sporty, dynamic young men.
 

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Perfection. 

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English_archer

Go back to the 1950's / 1960's and a lot of the pieces today we would call dress watches would've just been called "watches".

Take another Longines - the Silver Arrow.  Today, considered a dress(y) watch.  Back in the 50's marketed as a watch for sporty, dynamic young men.
 

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I do need to try this one on! However I think the lugs are going to be a little on the long side if it’s anything like the Heritage Military. The Silver Arrow font and indices do look amazing though…!

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I've got the Silver Arrow, and it does wear pretty large for a 38.5mm.  It might look a bit ungainly if you've got smaller wrists.

And the strap is a curiously unpleasant shade of brown!

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English_archer

I've got the Silver Arrow, and it does wear pretty large for a 38.5mm.  It might look a bit ungainly if you've got smaller wrists.

And the strap is a curiously unpleasant shade of brown!

Thanks for the heads up - I’d still want to see it in person! Little trip to the shops may in order….

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Vintage dress watches are probably my favourite style, next to pilot/military/field watches.

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For your reference, I've got a 180mm wrist, about 60mm wide.
This is on a black Hirsh Toronto strap, which I feel suits the watch so much better.


(BTW, I'm a truly terrible photographer)

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@MrBloke Oooooh that Tissot….!

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Love a good dress watch! Most of my collection is dress watches including Omega and Gruen but my favorite being a Vulcain Cricket!

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English_archer

For your reference, I've got a 180mm wrist, about 60mm wide.
This is on a black Hirsh Toronto strap, which I feel suits the watch so much better.


(BTW, I'm a truly terrible photographer)

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@English_archer that looks really good on you! Congratulations!

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Bmaj1856

Love a good dress watch! Most of my collection is dress watches including Omega and Gruen but my favorite being a Vulcain Cricket!

Modern cricket or vintage?

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I have my fair share of vintage dress watches, like this Ball, for example.

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And this Gruen.

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santiago

I have my fair share of vintage dress watches, like this Ball, for example.

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And this Gruen.

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@santiago nice! Thanks for sharing! What’s the complication on the Ball?

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Chunghauphoto

@santiago nice! Thanks for sharing! What’s the complication on the Ball?

Thanks! The window on the Ball is a power reserve indicator. The movement has a 40-hour power reserve. 

By the way, I love that Longines of yours. Absolute cracker of a watch!

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santiago

Thanks! The window on the Ball is a power reserve indicator. The movement has a 40-hour power reserve. 

By the way, I love that Longines of yours. Absolute cracker of a watch!

You don’t see many power reserve indicators like that! I like it.

Thanks - it was a toss up between that and the black dial (would’ve won either way)!