Watch opinions?
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05-26-2013, 08:12 PM,
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Watch opinions?
Looks like the watch board doesn't get a lot of love, so I'm throwing this out here. I've been hankering after a vintage-style ladies' watch (too much Mad Men for me), and I found a few I like. Honestly, I'd prefer a NEW watch to a vintage one, that's just in the same style, but I haven't found anything.

So, thoughts on these? I don't know much about vintage watches and how well they can be cleaned up and restored, or whether I just need to shell out the extra $$ to get one that's in great condition. They can be kinda pricey. But I'm really loving that dainty, bracelet look...

Least to most expensive:

#1 (very pretty, though I prefer an elongated face to a round one)
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#2 (This might be perfect if I know for sure I can change the band - I love the shape of it)
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#3 (gorgeous and looks to be in great shape. Not sure I want diamonds on it though. And it's starting to be more than I want to pay)
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This one sold but I LOVE it (I would change the band):
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This won't let me link a pic - I LOVE it but it's super expensive:

http://www.rubylane.com/item/126502-0002...atch-ndash

I don't like hearts, but this is the type of strap I want on it, or at least something similar - very bracelety:
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05-27-2013, 04:25 AM,
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I love the omega with the black band and the expensive one Angel

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05-27-2013, 05:35 AM,
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(05-27-2013, 04:25 AM)MoreSparkles! Wrote: I love the omega with the black band and the expensive one Angel

Me too and I would keep the band Smile
(I can't wear watches, the metal breaks me out)

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05-27-2013, 07:03 AM,
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#1, I love the bezel and the leaf details Smile

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05-27-2013, 08:47 AM,
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Here we go - it won't let me get the link to the pics, but this is the kind of band I was thinking if I did the plain watch:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/free-ship...66427.html

Thanks, ladies! I'm torn. #3 is twice the price of #2, but it really is pretty and looks to be in great condition. I think I could have fun with bands for #2, though. I wonder if I could even have a bracelet made.

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05-27-2013, 09:28 AM,
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#3 is my fav.

One day, I'll be a crazy old lady weighed down by all my baubles and it will be glorious.
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05-27-2013, 09:55 AM,
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I love this one, even with the band, it looks sooo cool!!!

http://www.nwlink.com/~holben/omegadiamonds.jpg

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05-27-2013, 04:51 PM,
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yeah, 3 all the way...

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05-27-2013, 05:42 PM,
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I love vintage-style watches! Omega watch is my favourite but watch #2 with custom made leaf bracelet sounds great.

My watch isn't antique, but I think it has kind of art deco vintage look.
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05-27-2013, 07:57 PM,
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Thanks for the feedback, ladies! I had a brilliant (lol) thought today while Skyping with my mom - the bracelet she was wearing (which she wears all the time, I don't know why I didn't think of it) would make a perfect band for the look I'm going for. I think it's silver? She said she could get me one. All of the watches I listed are 14k gold but I think that would look ok - her silver set looks like white gold to me.

SO. I think I want to do #2, with this as a band:
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(the photo is crappy, I made her hold her hand up to the skype camera and took a cell phone pic LOL).

Wouldn't that be pretty??? That bracelet reminds me of the lyria leaves band...

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