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I've noticed that a lot of members on this forum do not like yellow gold watches (for "dress" of course). As for me, I'm partial to yellow and "rose" gold for simple and elegant dress watches, especially vintages. I'm not sure why yellow gold is treated with such disdain by many - I think it has a warm hue, and there's something mellow about a yellow gold watch b-)

I know that most people wouldn't want to pay a premium for a material much softer than stainless steel, but then, a dress watch is supposed to be coddled and not put through rough use ... Moreover, in the case of many vintage watches, there is not a big difference in price between the stainless steel and yellow gold versions (gold filled or even 18kt).
 

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I think it looks great on high quality dress watches.

What I really hate is that look on some of the two tone Rolex watches or "high end" sport atrocities on rubber straps (Big Bang anyone?)
 

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I've noticed that a lot of members on this forum do not like yellow gold watches (for "dress" of course). As for me, I'm partial to yellow and "rose" gold for simple and elegant dress watches, especially vintages. I'm not sure why yellow gold is treated with such disdain by many - I think it has a warm hue, and there's something mellow about a yellow gold watch b-)

I know that most people wouldn't want to pay a premium for a material much softer than stainless steel, but then, a dress watch is supposed to be coddled and not put through rough use ... Moreover, in the case of many vintage watches, there is not a big difference in price between the stainless steel and yellow gold versions (gold filled or even 18kt).
I like gold. Gold coins. Gold bars. Gold ingots. Even gold watches. My vintage IWC has an 18K gold case.

Though I don't know that with my smaller wrists I could get away with something like Ace Rothstein was wearing at the end of "Casino", the solid 18K Piaget Polo with 18K band.
 

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You know I dislike golden watches, Vi... but for one of them dress pieces, I would make a DOUBLE exception: not only gold but also under 40mm...

Only 'cause you insist ;-), I am prepared to wear this one


(image borrowed. also, this model does not exist in SS :-d)

BTW, did this title come from Jerry McGuire?
 

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It's no secret I like gold dress watches and I'm oldschool about them - precious metals are used for dress watches and stainless steel is for sport/casual watches. The other reason I like gold is simple: what would you do if the bottom fell out of the watch market like it did with baseball cards and postage stamps? With gold, you always have the scrap value if push comes to shove and you absolutely need the cash. God forbid I'm ever in a situation that forces me to do that, but the option does exist no matter how distasteful it seems. You're S.O.L. with stainless.
 

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I like rose gold. I have a rose gold watch on brown croc. Yellow gold I think is harsh on the eye. But, if paired with the right leather strap, it's not completely awful. But a gold case and gold bracelet? It hurts my eyes.
 

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i think that yellow gold has developed a bad rap(heh, heh) from its association with many hiphop artists, and certain other "urban" influences. the warm hues of yellow gold looks great contrasted against my skin tone.

i'm withya v.
 

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It's no secret I like gold dress watches and I'm oldschool about them - precious metals are used for dress watches and stainless steel is for sport/casual watches. The other reason I like gold is simple: what would you do if the bottom fell out of the watch market like it did with baseball cards and postage stamps? With gold, you always have the scrap value if push comes to shove and you absolutely need the cash. God forbid I'm ever in a situation that forces me to do that, but the option does exist no matter how distasteful it seems. You're S.O.L. with stainless.
Baseball cards are back up.
 

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I've always kind of felt silver - grey colors looked better on me than gold, so my glasses are titanium and my wedding ring platinum. This means that when I wear gold it pops more than I want.

Too band white gold and platinum watches typically are rarer and more expensive than yellow gold ones....

If the bottom falls out of the watch market, I'm a bigger buyer not a seller. As the old stock trading adage goes, buy on bad news, sell on good news....
 

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My take is that yellow gold has that tendency to come off as more ostentatious than white gold. Yellow gold says "look at me!," while white gold has an understated elegance to it. I believe that for dress watches, many people who buy stainless steel would buy the white gold versions, if cost wasn't a factor.

And maybe this is just me, but yellow gold seems to remind of those cheap gold-plated watches worn by those who want the attention of yellow gold but can't/won't pay for it, or worse, two-tone watches.

I do agree that for vintage watches, yellow good fits better with the overall style and design.
 

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I like gold cases. From my collection a 1970's gold and stainless Omega Constellation with gold dial and 1950's 14k Gruen starburst dial are favorites of mine. But gold cases, like so many other watch features come into and go out of style. So 40 years ago yellow gold was in fashion while white gold was less so. Some collectors are more tied to wearing the latest design. Just enjoy the watches that catch your eye and post about them!
 

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I'm with you man! I don't have any expensive gold watches, but not because I don't like them. I have TT sub on my wishlist. I do have a few less expensive quartz gold "colored" watches, which I think are quite tasteful and go well with a suit. Actually, I also like the look of gold "dress" watches with casual dress. I think any watch goes with blue jeans.
 

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Really? Thanks! I think I'll see what my Mike Schmidt and Steve Avery rookie cards are going for then.
Mike Schmidt might be worth something...not Steve Avery.

The market has changed, too. A lot of the emphasis is on cut autographs (cards embedded with signatures, from pieces of paper, checks, et al), bat chips, and game jersey swatches.
 

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I think any watch goes with blue jeans.
Oh, I don't know about that. I was wearing my rose gold watch when I got home from work and had stripped off business casual and changed into jeans. It looked ridiculous. I'll wear my Monaco with anything, but not my rose gold Jazzmaster.
 

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I'm with you.|>
A nice thin dress watch in yellow or rose gold on a leather/croco strap is classy.
The problem comes when the rest of the outfit doesn't fit in with the watch.:think:
 

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I like Gold watches.
I think that they look good on sun tanned skin, of course on "ethnic" skin too!
 

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I like Gold watches.
I think that they look good on sun tanned skin, of course on "ethnic" skin too!
As a brown man, I highly disagree. I see other brown men wearing yellow gold, and it just does not read well at all.
 

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the warm hues of yellow gold looks great contrasted against my skin tone.
Whereas it looks terrible contrasted against my pasty Irish complexion. Hence almost all my watches are stainless, and my class ring is white gold.
Gold does look good on a classic dress watch, though.
 
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