Recommend a dress watch

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  1. Steven

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    Watch broke few weeks ago, miss having one on my wrist and cannot get on with referring to the phone as some people manage to convert solely to

    Requirements:

    • Leather strap
    • Analogue
    • Date function*
    *Just the day, not which day of the week it is

    Let's call it a £100 budget, give or take. It's only for work and for me, so no need to consider resale value. Harder than it seems because keep discounting designs which put me off like Roman Numerals, skinny straps, thick dials or whatever else.

    I know Christopher Ward have a sale on their C5 Quartz currently (end midnight 8th Jan) and that would be the kind of style I would go for funnily enough

    Can't really expand my budget because soon need to pay for new prescription lenses to be fitted into my existing frames at a high street opticians, so you know that will be wallet hurt :p

    Thanks
     
  2. Inked

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    Can't help with the watch, but have you considered using glasses direct for the lenses?
     
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  6. Steven

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    Was going to get this budget Kenneth Cole fashion dress watch to tide me over, but cannot get over how nice Citizen eco-drives look :D

    Am now eyeing:

    1. Citizen Men's Eco-Drive 180 Watch - BM8240-03E - BM8240-03E - 13607
    2. Citizen Men's AU1040-08E Men's Strap Eco-Drive Watch: Citizen: Amazon.co.uk: Watches
    3. Citizen Men's AU1043-00E Men's Strap Eco-Drive Watch: Citizen: Amazon.co.uk: Watches

    Which do we think of the three? N.B. The links are convenience, will worry about cheapest retailer later
    Used them years ago for complete glasses but they have grown massively since. Did not realise they expanded to re-glazing existing frames! Do still have to pay for new lenses in two frames though, so the watch budget remains firmly capped :p
     
  7. Saldawop

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    If I had to pick out of those three I would go for No 2 ,none of them are as nice as the one I linked to...IMO of course :D
     
  8. Saldawop

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    Although the more I look at it, No 1 is quite nice.
     
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  10. Steven

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    It's OK. Sometimes my impeccable taste stuns me too :laugh: Currently wrestling between the BM8240-03E and AU1040-08E. Going to discount the brown strap florescent model.

    Going to order one of them from firstclasswatches via topcashback after reading a few reviews of that site
     
  11. Steven

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    I like the first of your 3 the best, and the tissot second
     
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    You could check ebay.
    I was browsing Tissot the other night and noticed a 'Tissot t-classic' watch BNWT for under £80.00
    From a reputable seller, of course.
     

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