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Those of you who wear engagement/wedding/other rings, do you worry about matching the sort of metal your watch is to the sort of metal your ring is?

More specifically, if one wears a gold engagement/wedding ring, does it seem weird or unattractive to wear a steel watch?
 

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I don't worry about matching my wedding ring to my watch. My ring is gold and I've always worn steel or resin/plastic watches. I'm sure I'm breaking a fashion rule or three, but I don't care. Wearing my ring and my watches make me happy and that's all that matters to me.
 

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Those of you who wear engagement/wedding/other rings, do you worry about matching the sort of metal your watch is to the sort of metal your ring is?
More specifically, if one wears a gold engagement/wedding ring, does it seem weird or unattractive to wear a steel watch?
If you're going to bother taking it that far, do consider that you'd have to take into account everything else on your body too. So that means: gold for the buckle of your belt, the buckles on your shoes (if wearing monkstraps), your cufflinks, etc...

If everything else was perfect I'd say it matters. In reality, I think you're better off worrying on more obvious parts of your ensemble :)
 

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If you're going to bother taking it that far, do consider that you'd have to take into account everything else on your body too. So that means: gold for the buckle of your belt, the buckles on your shoes (if wearing monkstraps), your cufflinks, etc...

If everything else was perfect I'd say it matters. In reality, I think you're better off worrying on more obvious parts of your ensemble :)
Well, the only part of my 'ensemble' that's metal is usually my engagement ring (soon to include wedding ring b-)), which is a tad noticeable; sometimes earrings or a necklace on special occasions.

I guess I'm wondering: guys, would you think it unattractive on a girl to see gold jewelry and a steel watch, or would you just think it's awesome that she's wearing a 'real' watch (Nomos Ludwig ftw)?
 

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My wedding ring is gold & platinum. I don't like gold watches, so I do not match.

I tend to try and match with more of what I'm wearing, but then again a white or black dial watch should match just about anything.
 

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Whoops, automatically assumed you were one of us guys. My bad!

or would you just think it's awesome that she's wearing a 'real' watch (Nomos Ludwig ftw)?
Personally, most definitely that. It helps that the watch is awesome stylish as well.
 
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Those of you who wear engagement/wedding/other rings, do you worry about matching the sort of metal your watch is to the sort of metal your ring is?

More specifically, if one wears a gold engagement/wedding ring, does it seem weird or unattractive to wear a steel watch?
I don`t care.
 

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quothap -

Welcome to the forum. Good to see another woman here.

I agree with everyone who told you to go with whatever makes you comfortable. If that means you need to match, then fine. If not matching doesn't bother you, then that's okay too.

For me, I like to match. My everyday watch is a two tone for that very reason. I know it always matches my jewelry, whether I'm wearing my usual yellow gold or my occasional white gold or sterling silver. My wedding set is yellow gold, BTW. I don't wear an enormous amount of jewlery, usually just a wedding set, my promise ring (on my right hand) and a necklace of some sort. No earrings as my ears aren't pierced.

I suspect this kind of thing is more important to women than to men, which is probably a good thing because a lot of the guys around here think only pimps wear yellow gold watches. We get a bit more leeway since we're women. We can even wear diamonds on our watches. :-d

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IMO, jewelry and watches should match. I do think it looks strange when anyone wears a stainless watch and gold rings. My female boss does this and it drives me nuts. If you have gold rings that you can't change, my advice is to find a good two-tone or gold watch that will match up nicely with it.

Part of why I buy the watches I do is because I know they'll match up with my plat wedding band and stainless belt buckles. I like the look of rose gold, but will never wear a rose gold watch that doesn't also employ stainless prominently.

Years ago, I bought my wife a two-tone watch for this exact reason. It goes with any jewelry she wears! More recently, I purchased her a silver-toned watch, but she now wears silver-toned jewelry almost exclusively (her wedding band and engagement ring are both platinum).

So to sum up: Yes, I think matching does matter. It takes your wardrobe to the "next level" and shows you pay attention to detail.

To me, just hearing you pose the question means you're someone who does pay attention to detail, and you yourself may be bothered by the decision to mix colors in the long run.
 

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So to sum up: Yes, I think matching does matter. It takes your wardrobe to the "next level" and shows you pay attention to detail.

To me, just hearing you pose the question means you're someone who does pay attention to detail, and you yourself may be bothered by the decision to mix colors in the long run.
+1

See there, you said that so much better than I did. I was trying too hard to be diplomatic.

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If you're going to bother taking it that far, do consider that you'd have to take into account everything else on your body too. So that means: gold for the buckle of your belt, the buckles on your shoes (if wearing monkstraps), your cufflinks, etc...

If everything else was perfect I'd say it matters. In reality, I think you're better off worrying on more obvious parts of your ensemble :)
Actually, I match all metal tones; watch, belt buckle, cufflinks, and metal parts of shoes. However, if I were married or engaged, that would be the one thing that I would not be bothered to match; it's a symbol, not something which is subject to fashion, etiquette, etc.

Having said that is there a happy middle ground if you have a yellow gold ring? Yes, a tasteful two-tone watch =) IWC Portuguese-chrono or Portofino, Longines Conquest, etc etc.
 

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IMO, jewelry and watches should match. I do think it looks strange when anyone wears a stainless watch and gold rings. My female boss does this and it drives me nuts. If you have gold rings that you can't change, my advice is to find a good two-tone or gold watch that will match up nicely with it.

Part of why I buy the watches I do is because I know they'll match up with my plat wedding band and stainless belt buckles. I like the look of rose gold, but will never wear a rose gold watch that doesn't also employ stainless prominently.

Years ago, I bought my wife a two-tone watch for this exact reason. It goes with any jewelry she wears! More recently, I purchased her a silver-toned watch, but she now wears silver-toned jewelry almost exclusively (her wedding band and engagement ring are both platinum).

So to sum up: Yes, I think matching does matter. It takes your wardrobe to the "next level" and shows you pay attention to detail.

To me, just hearing you pose the question means you're someone who does pay attention to detail, and you yourself may be bothered by the decision to mix colors in the long run.
I wish I didn't agree with you to such a great degree. But... I'm not willing to give up wearing my ring, and the Ludwig is the closest to a perfect watch for me, so I guess I'll have to see how it goes. o|

It's good to know that I'm not insane to think that matching could matter.
 

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I wish I didn't agree with you to such a great degree. But... I'm not willing to give up wearing my ring, and the Ludwig is the closest to a perfect watch for me, so I guess I'll have to see how it goes. o|

It's good to know that I'm not insane to think that matching could matter.
Well if you're going to buy another Nomos, this could work to blend the steel with the two-tone...



But yes, a girl wearing a 'real' watch always makes an impression on me.
 

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i personally think its rather fresh when women wear larger watches, a 40mm Pam is hot!

but it doesnt match, and it doesnt have to. its one of the things thats ok to not match, since we all know noone is gonna go replace their wedding ring for a different color. So rock the Nomos with your other "rock"! b-)

just be sure to post a pic of it.

Glad to see another member of the fairer sex here, Jeanniecould use a break from regulating all this testosterone! :-d

WELCOME Quothap! :-!
 

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One more thought:

Since the Nomos Ludwig doesn't come on a bracelet, perhaps you could find some strap or bracelet to compliment it that would tastefully employ a gold color (or acutal gold) that would serve as a tie-in with your rings. Doing this would obliterate any potential color matching issue.

Beautiful watch, by the way. Enjoy it!
 

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One more thought:

Since the Nomos Ludwig doesn't come on a bracelet, perhaps you could find some strap or bracelet to compliment it that would tastefully employ a gold color (or acutal gold) that would serve as a tie-in with your rings. Doing this would obliterate any potential color matching issue.

Beautiful watch, by the way. Enjoy it!
Perhaps a stupid question, but this is my first watch in ages and ages: how does one go about getting a bracelet that would match a watch? To what degree are these things standardized?

Also: yay for girls who like watches, and guys who like girls who like watches. My fiance doesn't understand the attraction, but at least he's tolerant of my insanities.
 

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I never really think about it, but the ring I wear is polished titanium, so it matches fairly well all the watches I own (I don't own any gold watches). But, if it's something you notice and are bothered by, there's no harm in taking your accessorizing to the next level. It might limit your potential watches a bit, but you just gotta do what feels right. :-d

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Well, the only part of my 'ensemble' that's metal is usually my engagement ring (soon to include wedding ring b-)), which is a tad noticeable; sometimes earrings or a necklace on special occasions.

I guess I'm wondering: guys, would you think it unattractive on a girl to see gold jewelry and a steel watch, or would you just think it's awesome that she's wearing a 'real' watch (Nomos Ludwig ftw)?
No, feel free to Mix n'match!
The only kind of steel jewellery I HATE is the butt ugly rings, pins, barbels and crap girls/women pierce their anatomy with. Specially the facial protuberances.
I think a Nomos will look good on you!
If you want a more sporty look, have a look on Sinn EZM3. My wife (no stainless crap poking through her body parts) borrows it a lot, in fact she wears it more that the owner, me!!
 
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