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ManuallyWound ·

What is your 'Long Honeymoon' watch? For me, it's the Speedy..

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Question for the Ladies - best watch size?

A few years ago, my wife - who at the time was my fiancé and just getting into watches - and I were exploring the crowded streets of NYC. We came acro...
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If this were the NFL, the Seiko SKX is playing Sam Linebacker

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ManuallyWound commented on The Curse of the Dress Watch ·

A dress watch is what's missing from my collection.  I have the iconic Omega chrono.  A gorgeous Breitling diver, which was a wedding gift from my wife.  A go anywhere, do anything piece from Omega.  A Hamilton that is out of this world.

But I'm missing a true dress watch.  The JLC Reverso (especially the midnight blue dial paired with a rich leather strap) may be the most beautiful watch in my opinion.  Unfortunately - and sadly - I don't think the JLC will look good on my 8" gorilla wrist. 

So my next piece will be a dress watch.  Perhaps a rose/pink gold Carl Bucherer large date?  We'll see.

Thanks for posting!

ManuallyWound commented on Saturday Overcast ·

So,'re just out here casually putting on a clinic on how to photo watches.  Is that how it is? :)

Beautiful shot, man!  As always.

ManuallyWound commented on Is there a watch style you feel like you're missing? ·

Great question, Celine.  For me, I'm missing a proper dress watch.  I would love something in pink gold, white dial, rich leather strap, and maybe with a large date complication.  If I win the lottery, I'll satisfy this desire with a Lange 1.  Until then, the hunt continues.

I love your choice above!  The Aqua Terra is a amazing, and I love blue-dial.  It has become my daily driver.  I've heard some people say they don't love the amount of polished real estate (especially on the bracelet), but I think it works so well.  I've worn it in suits, and I've worn it with jeans and a hoodie.  It kills on all fronts.  The variant you have your eyes on is stunning!!

ManuallyWound commented on Watch collections as people ·

My Rolex collection....

ManuallyWound commented on Question for the Ladies - best watch size? ·

Very interesting Joel.  I guess that means she's never 'stealing' your beautiful Oris Big Crown!  :)

ManuallyWound commented on Question for the Ladies - best watch size? ·

Thank you Celine!  

I bet wearing your Swatch Chrono feels like a cuckoo clock on your wrist after wearing your grandmother's Blancpain!  Also, I love that you have a piece from your grandmother.  That is special!

I admit that I choose my piece by mood as well.  I also find that I may choose a particular watch that, for whatever reason, I have emotionally matched to a certain piece of clothing.  For example, I have a simple grey v-neck sweater.  If I'm wearing that, I always wear my Superocean Heritage in the blue alligator.  If I wear anything else, it just feels weird.


ManuallyWound commented on Question for the Ladies - best watch size? ·

Thanks Kaysia!  Her wrists are also just under 6 inches.  I think that 38-40mm is the sweet spot for women these days (barring an obscene lug-to-lug).  But what a great point about volume in certain sizes - I never considered that before.  


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