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Old 05-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting married and am going to wear a watch instead of a wedding ring. With that said, what types of watches would you recommend that will last a long time and look good with a suit or in casual clothes within the $2,500 price range?

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I'm getting married and am going to wear a watch instead of a wedding ring. With that said, what types of watches would you recommend that will last a long time and look good with a suit or in casual clothes within the $2,500 price range?

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And your wife is OK with this?? lol


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Wow, you may want to re-think that! LOL Even if she says it is cool, I have NEVER known a single woman to be OK with a husband not wearing a wedding ring. :BE
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She is OK with it, and apparently other people do this also. The two jewelry stores I went to try on rings told me that some guys end up getting watches instead of rings.

Since the watch will replace the ring, I would like it to as much as possible be classic, timeless, not trendy and look dated in a few years, high quality, etc.

UKWolfeman, thanks for the pics. I like them, though I want to see what else is out there. Can anyone else recommend anything? I like these pics, though I'd like to also see some other designs, maybe some more minimal designs?

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She is OK with it, and apparently other people do this also. The two jewelry stores I went to try on rings told me that some guys end up getting watches instead of rings.

Since the watch will replace the ring, I would like it to as much as possible be classic, timeless, not trendy and look dated in a few years, high quality, etc.

UKWolfeman, thanks for the pics. I like them, though I want to see what else is out there. Can anyone else recommend anything? I like these pics, though I'd like to also see some other designs, maybe some more minimal designs?

Thanks!
No problem. I don't think you would have anything trendy with Omega and Breitling. I am sure others will chime in with some suggestions.Different idea that I had never heard of before.
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Good luck choosing just one to wear for the rest of your life...If it were me I would go with this:




Pre-owned you can find for $1,800.
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Wow, you may want to re-think that! LOL Even if she says it is cool, I have NEVER known a single woman to be OK with a husband not wearing a wedding ring. :BE
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. "No it's ok honey, no it's ok honey, no really..."

"What? no, my husband wears a watch instead of a ring. What? no, I'm ok with it, really!"

5 years from now shes boiling a rabbit on the stove.
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She is OK with it, and apparently other people do this also. The two jewelry stores I went to try on rings told me that some guys end up getting watches instead of rings.

Since the watch will replace the ring, I would like it to as much as possible be classic, timeless, not trendy and look dated in a few years, high quality, etc.

UKWolfeman, thanks for the pics. I like them, though I want to see what else is out there. Can anyone else recommend anything? I like these pics, though I'd like to also see some other designs, maybe some more minimal designs?

Thanks!
No problem. I don't think you would have anything trendy with Omega and Breitling. I am sure others will chime in with some suggestions.Different idea that I had never heard of before.
In that price range the best luxury watches available are some of the lower priced Breitlings and Omega models as mentioned above IMO.

I have the same Breitling that Mike posted -

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Personally, if I replaced my ring with a watch it would have to be a solid gold piece Rolex or my taste the Solid Rose Gold Planet Ocean ($43K)

There really isn't a substitute for a ring because of it's eternal meaning and personal value. IMO only a solid gold watch would match what a ring can bring, something that will never go down in value or importance.
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I actually like this dynamic-one thing you might consider though-if and when you decide to cheat on her, it is easier to take a ring offf, and put it in your pocket. You could loose your watch much more easily!!:lol

If I haven't changed your mind-buy the Breitling-tons of class coming from that watch!!!!!
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I love watches... i mean i really LOVE watches... but do yourself a favor, and get a simple band & a watch.
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I would recommend getting a gray market Maurice Lacroix. Something from the masterpiece line.
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Wow, you may want to re-think that! LOL Even if she says it is cool, I have NEVER known a single woman to be OK with a husband not wearing a wedding ring. :BE
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. "No it's ok honey, no it's ok honey, no really..."

"What? no, my husband wears a watch instead of a ring. What? no, I'm ok with it, really!"

5 years from now shes boiling a rabbit on the stove.
That is a red flag! So, when you exchange vows, you will put her ring on her finger and she will put a watch on your wrist? When your significant other tells you something is too good to be true, she usually means the opposite. Dude, just get a cheap wedding band. I got one that is basic, classic, white gold, and extremely wearable to any occasion. As a matter of fact, it rarely comes off.Even if mywife would have given me clearance to just get a watch as oppose toa ring, I still would get the ring. I don't want any problems in the future. Also, as someone else has stated, how can you only wear one watch in your lifetime? I can tell you that I havebeen wearing my ring since 2003(99.98% of the time), and have probably worn over 20 watches in the same period of time.

Bottom line: Buy one ring. Buy several watches:b
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Egads....I only get away with not wearing my wedding ring because of my arthritis in my hands...but when we go out together...swollen hands or not....the ring is on my finger.
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I'm surprised that everyone thinks this is such a bad idea. My thoughts are I am not into rings, so rather than spending any money on it, I'd rather apply it to a really nice watch that can be engraved on the back with a message from her. Even though this will be my equivalent of a wedding ring, I will likely not wear it every day, may not be able to depending on where I am, etc. and I may wear other watches also on different days.

What am I overlooking? How do you guys see this as a red flag?

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Im sorry, you put it out there, so I have to comment on this.

First question...why did you decide to get a watch over getting a ring. Do you not like to wear jewelry?? I know tons of guys, who dont wear watches, jewelry of any sort, etc, but they have a wedding ring. A wedding ring is a symbol, not a piece of jewelry.

A watch, to be honest, nobody knows that it would signify marriage. To most people that you meet, come in contact with, etc, will think you are single.

Bottom line, I guess its between you and your wife...I might not understand it, but your thing , not mine.

I still personally feel a plain gold or silver band would suffice, and maybe a watch as a wedding present from your wife.

Beyond that, in the price range you listed, and what you want the watch for, I would also suggest Breitling or Omega...why?? Because they are brands that have heritage, prestige, have been around for ever , and are a luxury quality heirloom piece. There are other watches in that price range you could buy, but again, those 2 brands are classic, timeless pieces that if kept in good care, and regularly serviced can last you a lifetime.
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I'm surprised that everyone thinks this is such a bad idea. My thoughts are I am not into rings, so rather than spending any money on it, I'd rather apply it to a really nice watch that can be engraved on the back with a message from her. Even though this will be my equivalent of a wedding ring, I will likely not wear it every day, may not be able to depending on where I am, etc. and I may wear other watches also on different days.

What am I overlooking? How do you guys see this as a red flag?

Thanks guys.
Honestly, it is not a bad idea, just goes against what most people consider "the norm" with a married couple. The rings signify the union and state it publicly that the people involved are married and not single.

Are there unorthodox ways to do this - sure. I have 2 friends who had their wedding rings tattoo'd on their fingers. Was different, and cool, but still a "ring" image.

So of course you can do whatever you want, but to the viewing public and world, you will look like a single guy without the wedding ring. Of course you WILL have a nice watch on, lol

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Well, I get the idea that a ring symbolizes that I'm taken and a watch does not hold that same meaning. However, I don't really get the whole idea that I need to let everyone else know I'm taken. Just because a woman may mistakenly think I'm single, and possibly hit on me does not mean that anything is going to occur from it. My fiance understands this also. And, I'm sure we all know that anyone who wants to cheat will take their ring off anyways. Additionally, II have been told that often times women will hit on men when they see them wearing a ring!

I recently came across this that I thought was interesting:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...Middleton.html

Sorry for having this thread deviate from discussion of actual watches, though I do sincerely appreciate everyone's input!
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