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Re: WATCH COLLECTORS......August 2016

chefgal:  glad you are now able to wear all the watches comfortably.  I haven't had my TM Blue Manta sized yet, and as Jena reminded me,  the summer is passing quickly.  Hopefully I can do it next week.

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My thoughts on white watches. Not the same as shoes or a bag. It's still quite warm and sunny into October/November. Think of how a white watch with a black and white ensemble looks.  In the middle of winter in the Northeast/Midwest, it's a bit different. Kind of hard to get into white when snow is on the ground with bone-chilling temps. However, when late winter is turning into spring, i have been known to wear white ceramic with soft pastels and charcoal grey. Smiley Happy

 

This is just you can get a little more wear out of those new watches. Smiley Happy

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Living in the desert, I wear my white ceramic watches year round.  They need new batteries right now, though, as do quite a few other of my watches.

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Living in the Midwest, I wear white watches all year long.  I found that I am not the only one so I stopped feeling funny about it.  But white shoes, handbags and pants are out.  But those white watches look great.  I wonder how that ever got started anyway.  These days its' more of what you think fits together than a rule.  JMHO.

I've also wondered why white didn't go with the snow season.  To me it's all season.  Our call. 

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The ultimate in the white ceramic watch began with Chanel's J12 with auto movement. When I saw it on the jeweler's wrist, I was on a quest--in 2007-2008. That's when I purchased my ceramic Technomarine in black and discovered Swiss Legend's Karamica. Such a pretty watch with the MOP and sapphire crystal. Well made.

 

In the pricier boutiques, women in all-black would wear an oversized white watch. It looks great.

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I agree ladies.   With the right outfits,  white ceramic watches look sharp all year long.   But I tend to favor them in the warm weather and wear other watches in the cold weather.  It's just how I rotate the collection.  I do leave 1 or 2 white ceramic available for the winter,  but most are put into the back of the closet to make room for other watches in ready to wear access.

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LavJ, I'm anxious to hear your review on that Blue Manta, once you get it on your wrist.
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I'm planning to see the watch maker on Wednesday and I'll have the TM white Blue Manta sized then.  I'm also bringing 11 watches that need new batteries. Woman Surprised

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I got the Techomarine Sea Pearl w/blue dial in  the mail over the weekend & it's been keeping perfect time, so I sized it today.  The blue mop dial is more of a stormy purply blue, but the mop is just gorgeous.  The bracelet has a pin & collar type fastener, the collar goes into the middle link & then you need to put it back together & tap the pin thru to secure it.  I took what I thought was the right amount of links out,  but ended up going back & removing one more link. It's a little tighter than I like, but it was too floppy on my wrist with that link, but I'll see how it wears & may end up putting the one link back in.  It's a very pretty watch.

 

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aubnwa:  congratulations on your new watch.  I'm glad you like it.   Hopefully when the humidity gets lower the watch will fit better.  I know that's a big factor for me.   I've had other watches with the collar in the center of the pin.  It's usually high end well made watches,  like the Clerc.  But they are a pain to size.... getting them put back together requires dexterity.