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    I'm looking for an all-black watch that I can wear to work (shirt and tie environment, corporate finance) and throw on with a suit and not have it look totally out of place (not black tie events, more just have an important meeting that day). I have both automatics and quartz's, and don't have a preference. I have 2 Orient's and 1 Bulova in mind. I own watches from both of these companies and I'm very happy with them. Keep in mind that the Orient prices will be 30% off what's listed on their website. Please help me decide. Thank you!


    Orient 1 - http://orientwatchusa.com/mens/diver-watches/em65007b

    Orient 2 - http://orientwatchusa.com/mens/execu...ches/cfa05002b

    Bulova - http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-98D109-...=3BP07VVA6ADRA


    #2


    I'd personally go for the Orient Ray Raven. The bulova just looks gaudy and the other orient looks way too busy for my taste.

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      #3


      Orient Ray blue if it ever gets back in stock. I may buy myself one for my birthday next month.

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        #4


        The Ray is definitely the best of those three. It's the best price and the most versatile.


        Just to complicate things for you, though, here are a few more interesting black watches.


        http://orientwatchusa.com/mens/modern-watches/er0200cb


        http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-AU1035-08E-Eco-Drive-Strap-Watch/dp/B002BWPDES/ref=sr_1_6?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1334503298&sr=1-6


        http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-AR3015...4503298&sr=1-1

        Ben

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          #5


          check out this open heart / skeleton style orient. maybe it's just the engineer in me, but i really like the ones with visible movements.


          http://orientwatchusa.com/mens/execu...ches/fdb08004b

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            #6


            I like the Ray Raven, but I'm not sure a diver style is right for a shirt / tie outfit

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              #7


              JC nailed it. The Ray is a nice looking watch, but I'm not so sure about suit-worthy. The one unikron posted would be easier to dress up.

              "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                #8


                I know at least one world renowned fashion designer that would disagree with you guys.

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                  #9


                  Thanks everyone for the feedback. I think I will go with the Ray Raven. I was leaning towards that before (my fiancé claims it's because I'm a Ravens fan and my favorite player is Ray Rice), and this helped get me over the hump. Jason I think a diver can be tricky to wear with a shirt and tie, but I like a challenge in pulling something off

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                    #10








                    fashion designers are not necessarily the style icons I look to

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                      #11


                      Actually this is the one I was referring to.




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                        #12


                        Why, JC - whatever do you mean?




                        Ben

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                          #13


                          Tom Ford's clothes are great, and, if I ever win the Lotto, I'll look at getting some. He also doesn't work in a regular office / suit / tie environment. His outfit in that picture is stylish, but would be completely inappropriate in my office.

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                            #14


                            FWIW the only pics I can find of Tom Ford wearing a watch show what looks like a mid-sized, possibly square dress watch with a white or silver face and a black croc strap.








                            The fact that Tom Ford styles Daniel Craig for the Bond films does not necessarily mean that he endorses dive watches with suits.

                            Ben

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                              #15


                              Yeah, to pull off that look, you need to work somewhere with a lot of pillows or lotions.


                              The Ray will be awesome. I have the blue one, and couldn't be happier. I did a lot of searching beforehand about whether a diver could be suit-worthy, and my take away was, as long as the watch can still easily slide under your cuffs, you're good to go.


                              I do think there's a place for a "dress watch" but there are plenty of times where wearing a suit falls just below this level, and the diver works well there.

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