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So, 9.5 years ago, I bought a Seiko Kinetic to wear to my oldest son's wedding, and that started my watch colllecting. While, I've bought watches for myself "just because", I did buy an Orient Bambino v4 with gray sunburst dial and rose indices for my 2nd son's wedding. Now with number 3 getting married in February, I'm looking at a watch to wear special for the wedding. The groom's color is Mystic Blue and I believe the bride is mauve.

Doing some internet searching last night, here are some that caught my eye. Ayy feedback on these particular watches would be great, I am open to other suggestions. These watches are roughly in the $350-550 USD price range. The main thing that stops me from absolutely pulling the trigger on this one is they use IIII instead of IV for the 4. $344 USD

Orient Star Automatic 40.4 mm case, display caseback, mineral crystal, 20 mm lug width

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Mathey-Tissot Edmond Automatic 42 mm case, display caseback, sapphire crystal, lug width ? Would anyone know the lug width? Is Mathey-Tissot a good brand? I know it is a different brand than Tissot. It has a Peseux Caliber 225. $550 USD

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Glycine Combat Automatic 40 mm case, display caseback 22 mm lug width sapphire crystal $349 USD

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Revue Thommen Heritage Automatic 39 mm case, closed back 18 mm lug width Sapphire crystal Is Revue Thommen a good brand? THis watch is about $423 USD

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I appreciate your input.
 

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Indeed, of the selection given, I think it's the only Swiss Made one.
The Mathey-Tissot is also swiss made. Not that I'm influenced much by that. Most of my watches are either Japanese or Chinese. Oh, and the Glycine puts Swiss Made on their dial.
 

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The Revue Thommen is probably the classiest looking of the bunch now that I keep looking at them. The open heart style is interesting, but not sure I want it in a wedding watch.
 

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I'm open to other suggestions. I do have a Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer with small second hand, silver/linen dial, that I wear on a blue alligator leather strap.

But a blue dial watch started calling my name for this time, and since I'm not planning to wear a tux for the wedding, I thought the touch of blue might be nice.
 

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I showed these photos to my wife, and her favorite is the Mathey-Tissot. So far I’ve ruled out the Glycine
 

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Revue

maybe check out some Seiko Presages

A nice picture of it.
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There are different colors

I still like the Revue though.


Some nice looking Midos for sale. A pretty good price for Mido’s, none blue, but the other colors look good.
I did check out the Presage cocktail times, but decided I didn’t want a date complication on this watch. I had looked at the Midos on Ashford (that’s where I found the Revue Thommen) but none of them inspired me this time around.

Im leaning towards the Revue myself.
 

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For about 3 times the price you can get this Citizen at around 2k yes the finishing on the Citizen is stunning but for the money the Revue Thoman is awesome.



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Yeah, too rich for my wallet right now. They do have the RT on a bracelet for about +$30, but I’m liking the leather. Here’s the RT on a bracelet. On Ashford with a discount, I could pick this up for under $450

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I saw some of those, but not all in my searching. For this watch, my vision is no date complications, and no Arabic numerals. Either Roman numerals, or just the indices.
 

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That is nice looking, but I feel like the bezel makes it look more like a sports/dive watch than a dress watch. It's the same feeling I get from the 3rd Tissot and one of the Certina's Atomic Tom shared. Thank you for sharing, all of these posts are helping me "crystallize" my thinking.
 

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It is fun to look at all of the watches, and it wasn't until I started seeing some of the options, that my thinking on it became clearer. Of course I'm gonna share with all of you, I knew I could count on all of you to help.
 

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I wanted a blue dial
 

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My wife really likes the Mathey-Tissot so that's the one we purchased. Now we're waiting for it to come.

Here's a photo of me wearing the Seiko Kinetic while helping my youngest son get dressed. The watch has a silver and black bracelet with a black dial. I did change out of my sandals into real shoes for the wedding!

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Can't find a good wrist shot of the Orient from my 2nd son's wedding. Here I am with my nephew Justin, watch is visible under my jacket sleeve.

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Here's the Orient Bambino v4 that I was wearing, except I have it on a darker brown Teju lizard grain leather strap.

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BTW, that little boy I was helping get dressed just turned 19 a week and a half ago.
 
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