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Ladies' automatic watches

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dinomania, 18 Jun 2013.

  1. Dinomania

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,328

    Hi all,

    Not been around for a while as I think a spate of highly-strung conservatism from a minority of members put me off. I daresay it's still about, but largely I trust the members of this forum to have good humour and opinions so I'd like to ask the ones who like watches about some watches:

    I have girl-wrists, I currently wear a Tissot quartz PR50, and have a 1956 Omega Ladymatic (455 movement, like this one) that I keep snaffled away for special occasions (I really ought to get it out more often and at least give it a turn and a shake).

    Anyway I'm after a new watch which is somewhere between the two, and an automatic. I fancied a Seamaster until I found all the smaller ones that would suit my wrist are quartz, not that I could really afford the price of the larger chronos anyway.

    So I'm torn between a couple, firstly - this pretty little thing - who has heard of Uhren von UHR? http://www.uhr.info/products/en/Three-Hand-watches-from-UHR/UHR-205.html - it seems to have the movement that most ladies' automatics have. Any experiences?

    Secondly as a less surprising substitute for a Seamaster would be the almost amusingly named (especially when also looking at SeaMasters) HydroConquest! But it's handsome and relatively cheap for a nice automatic: http://www.austenjewellers.co.uk/product/ladies-longines-automatic-hydroconquest-watch-1 - bases on an L595 movement which is apparently a modified ETA 2000-1. Any thoughts?

    Also any other suggestions?

    Edit/ It turns out there are only two of the UHR-205 left! Argh!
     
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  2. DanielMMS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Feb 2011

    Posts: 1,114

    Sorry? What? Careful you don't get arrested doing things like that.

    [edit] serious response... of the two it would have to be the Longines but then the price points are very different. The Longines is gorgeous although I don't generally like divers with numbers.
     
    Last edited: 18 Jun 2013
  3. Dinomania

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,328

    Mmm. I would love to be able to be so picky - the number of nice watches of a style I like and of a size befitting my wrist that are automatic is relatively very small.

    I have seen several forum posts whose participants will actively say that they wouldn't bother getting an automatic for a woman - quartz all the way - bizarre...
     
  4. OldCoals

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jun 2010

    Posts: 15,343

    Hang on, what is wrong with the clock on the cooker?
     
  5. Dinomania

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,328

    I'm sorry, what?

    Maybe it's time I left again. What a pity.
     
  6. PooBrain

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 17 Mar 2013

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    No don't! Ah dang it...
     
  7. DanielMMS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Feb 2011

    Posts: 1,114

    What size is your wrist? Mine is around 7.5" which is fine for watch sizes (excluding crown) of up to 42mm maybe even 44mm at a push.

    Also worth looking at are Seiko and Citizen who have ladies' ranges. For something a little different / more expensive have a look at Deep Blue who I'm sure have some smaller pieces - I have a real thing about their lume.
     
  8. Dinomania

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,328

    My wrist is just over 6", maybe 6.1-6.2" 44mm would be massive!

    Thanks, will look at Deep Blue - not too convinced trying to navigate the Seiko and Citizen websites (hard to find any mechanical automatics), plus I want something a little more exclusive.