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dsg2013

 

Hello all,

 

I’ve been contemplating to get a proper dress watch for an upcoming black tie affair and since I have a very fond liking for Omega I’ve narrowed it down to a couple of options.

 

Mind you, closest thing I have to a dress watch is a blue tuxedo dial Aquaterra.

 

Option 1:

The Seamaster Edizione Venezia

So basically a dressier and clean version of the Aquaterra at 39.5 mm and automatic.

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Option 2:

The Deville Tressor

I guess a proper dress watch at 40 mm and handwound.

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Hard choice since I like the EV but that would be my 4th seamaster model after planet ocean, Aquaterra and the Spectre 300. Maybe the variety of having a Deville is good.

 

Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts or pictures if anyone has either!

 

Cheers..

 

 

 

 

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Stevestown

#1

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FudgyDocker

For a dress watch, I wouldn't go Omega. But if you insist, #1

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dsg2013
For a dress watch, I wouldn't go Omega. But if you insist, #1


Not completely set on omega, I thought about nomos too. Not sure where to start with a proper dress watch so I went to my default with omega


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CurioLeo

I would get a Grand Seiko (assuming you are talking gen watch here) otherwise a vintage Seikomatic 35j which looks an awful lot like #1

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FudgyDocker

Agree with ^^^^^. Are we talking Gen or Rep, here?

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dsg2013

For the Omega it'd be a rep but I can do gen for a seiko.  Speaking of the grand seiko that logo is just too ugly!

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RussP
6 minutes ago, dsg2013 said:

For the Omega it'd be a rep but I can do gen for a seiko.  Speaking of the grand seiko that logo is just too ugly!

It's an acquired taste.

After being involved in the rep game for a while, you will learn to recognise the classic lines and beauty of the GS range.

A good rep dress watch would be a Patek Calatrava.

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FoxWilde

Calatrava, or maybe...just maybe a nice IWC. I like the DeVilles. 

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CurioLeo

Not actually mine (I do have the same watch) but a 6218-8950 Seikomatic- right before it was rebranded as GS62. Possibly the best bang for buck dress watch you will ever get. 

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Flinnt

The wearing of a dress suit needs an acknowledgement of the irony contained in the act. A nod to the farce that it is. An emphasis of the ridiculous nature contained within. 

So I present you with the best choice, an Omega to boot. 

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KarmaToBurn

If I currently wanted to get myself a new dress watch it would probably be a Glashutte Senator Sixties with the blue dial.

 

If you're set on one of those Omega's I like the first one.

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porschespeedster

Grab a used gen Omega dress watch, mate.

For 2-3-400 dollars/pounds/euros you can usually find something decent. Most of the 'Omega Geneve' handwinds are at that price point, and if you're lucky you could find a dress Seamaster or De Ville.

Yes, a 400 dollar gen is 2x the cost of most reps, but if you ever sell it you'll get that money back. 

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VMSG

The Edizione Venezia is amazing (no rep AFAIK). Like others said, I prefer Patek, JLC, IEC, ap and Breguet (the ultimate dress brand IMO) for dress watches... Omega is more a sporty brand.

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steveo75

I've got a couple of rep dress watches, a JLC Master Ultra Thin which I find a bit awkward to wear, with the case back making it sit weirdly on my wrist and a white faced Deville Tressor which I love. Get a good strap for it and it's a smart looking watch. Something to be aware of is that the date starts moving 3 or 4 hours before midnight, flipping fully at midnight (on mine at least, which has been serviced), maybe a quirk of the movement but checking my watch at 10pm flags up my OCD a bit!

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dsg2013

 

I thought about the globemaster but I can’t get past the bezel. Wish it was a smooth one

 

 

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I thought about the globemaster but I can’t get past the dial


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Plus, it is very hard to call a 13mm watch a dress watch. IMO, 10mm should be the top limit for a dress watch thickness.

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dsg2013
The wearing of a dress suit needs an acknowledgement of the irony contained in the act. A nod to the farce that it is. An emphasis of the ridiculous nature contained within. 
So I present you with the best choice, an Omega to boot. 
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But I already have that
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Not actually mine (I do have the same watch) but a 6218-8950 Seikomatic- right before it was rebranded as GS62. Possibly the best bang for buck dress watch you will ever get. 
seikomatic-6218-8950.jpg
 

This I like. Reminds me of the Aquaterra 2500


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dsg2013
The Edizione Venezia is amazing (no rep AFAIK). Like others said, I prefer Patek, JLC, IEC, ap and Breguet (the ultimate dress brand IMO) for dress watches... Omega is more a sporty brand.

I saw the seamaster eve on Josh’s website. Haven’t asked him if they still make it..

https://www.pf-868.com/watches/omega/seamaster/seamaster-mens/edizione-venezia.html



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I've got a couple of rep dress watches, a JLC Master Ultra Thin which I find a bit awkward to wear, with the case back making it sit weirdly on my wrist and a white faced Deville Tressor which I love. Get a good strap for it and it's a smart looking watch. Something to be aware of is that the date starts moving 3 or 4 hours before midnight, flipping fully at midnight (on mine at least, which has been serviced), maybe a quirk of the movement but checking my watch at 10pm flags up my OCD a bit!


I’m leaning towards tressor as the EV would me the 5th in the seamaster family. I might get a gen leather strap with a deployment buckle. Not a fan of the tang buckle


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VMSG





I saw the seamaster eve on Josh’s website. Haven’t asked him if they still make it..


I didn't know about it, thank you!

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Abe Fromen

I remember James Dowling telling me on a forum years ago.... a dress watch must be a white dial with NO complications, so think Calatrava. Granted it was years ago and he's a crankly old guy but knows his isht. Of the two choices, I say white dial but I would look at a Patek or a JLC  if I wanted a true dress watch that is slim and understated. 

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CurioLeo
16 hours ago, dsg2013 said:

Here is mine

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16 hours ago, dsg2013 said:

 

 

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