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Elegant men’s watches for men- the best timeless watch – detailed comparison list 2023 with purchase recommendations.

What distinguishes a timeless watch for men? Basically, watches are a matter of taste and there is no fixed definition for elegant men’s watches. Still, there are some features that make a watch more suitable for a chic outfit. As an example, a flat watch case, which is an important feature, especially when often worn long-sleeved shirts, because the flat piece of jewelry is simply much more convenient to wear under clothing.
We present you the best timeless elegant watches for men in our opinion in this article briefly comparative and give you important information about the various features you should pay attention to when buying, such as movement, watch glass, height, width, etc. … Have fun reading!

Postscript:

Due to numerous requests, we have added our 3 favorites of elegant watches with automatic movement.

This article is also available in English.

In this guide article, we will tell you what we consider to be the best business watches for men and check them for important quality criteria, rating experiences & prices that are called to be able to tell you with a clear conscience whether you can make your purchase without hesitation.

TOP-10 – the elegant timeless men’s watches – comparison list with brief description

 

Below you will find a selection of elegant, timeless wristwatches for men, which are mostly traded for less than 200 euros.
We give you an assessment of the quality and functionality, so you can quickly get an overview. In addition, we combine this with our own experience and deal with existing customer reviews from the net….

We have selected various men’s models, which in our opinion can be considered timeless, elegant and are listed on Amazon as “top sellers” or as insider tips. In the next step, we evaluated the features of each wristwatch that are important for the comparison, such as whether the watch is particularly flat, so that we can tell you what we like about the respective model and where we still see potential.

Rank 10:
SKAGEN men watches round analog quartz stainless steel 32001643

 

Brand: Skagen*

The well-known watch company Skagen has launched the model “
32001643*
” a watch that stands out from the competition with a “smoky” dial with chrome indices and Arabic numerals. The orange and black 5-minute fields underpin the Danish manufacturer’s claim as a business trendsetter in the wristwatch sector.

 

Model:
Skagen Men’s Analog Quartz Watch 32001643*

Price: *

 

The simple and futuristic titanium case perfectly harmonizes with the dial and bright chrome hands, here the designer has thought of something. Overall, the watch looks like it was milled from one piece, very classy.

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Conclusion:
Futuristic titanium watch at the average called price point of approx.
112,47 EUR*
. With the
32001643*
one has guaranteed an eye-catcher on the wrist, which should also make the daily shower without problems.

What we like:

☑ Cool design
☑ Titanium
☑ 5 bar water resistance
☑ 8 mm case height

Where do we still see potential:

– mineral glass
– Unknown quartz movement

PLACE 9:
HUGO BOSS Men’s Analog Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Bracelet 1530044

 

Brand:
Hugo Boss*

The
HUGO BOSS 153044*
is a trendy black edition watch with red accents that scores points for its understatement.

 

Model: HUGO BOSS 153044*
Price: *

 

The wristwatch is kept timelessly puristic, has no unnecessary frills, despite which the details are placed in the right places.

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Conclusion:
Overall, the 153044* from HUGO BOSS is a beautiful Blackedition watch in a fairly rare color combination with red highlights that comes in a comfortable size at 42mm. The watch is currently available for the price of approx.
132,08 EUR*
available for purchase.

For all those who want a little more color, the watch is also available with a
red silicone strap*.
in the trade.

What we like:

☑ Mesh ribbon
☑ 9 mm overall height
☑ beautiful design

Where do we still see potential:

– mineral glass
– 3 bar water resistance
– price
– unknown movement

PLACE 8:
MELLER ASTAR COLLECTION 1ON-2GOLD – UNISEX ADULT ANALOG QUARTZ WATCH MINIMALIST

 

Brand:
Meller*

The
Meller Astar Collection 1ON-2GOLD*
in gold-black is a budget watch that stands out above all for its successful design. Meller manages to give the watch an unusual look by using the gold case with the dark dial and gold hands.

 

Model: Meller Astar Collection 1ON-2GOLD*
Price: *

 

Paired with a gold bracelet and successful choice of colors, the Meller undoubtedly comes into question as a business wristwatch for men.

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Conclusion:
Overall, the Astar Collection is available in
Gold-Black*
by Meller is a beautiful slim watch (7.5 mm high), which is especially suitable for not too big wrists. With the installed components is a price in the sale of approx.
Price not available*
reasonable. The watch is also available in other chic color combinations like e.g. in noble
graphite brown combination*.
.

What we like:

☑ good price
☑ Only 7.5 mm overall height
☑ beautiful design
☑ Japanese movement from Miyota

Where do we still see potential:

– Mineral crystal with sapphire coating
– 3 bar water resistance
– 38mm width might be too small for some men wrists

PLACE 7:
Tommy Hilfiger men wrist watch 1710383

 

Brand:
Tommy Hilfiger*

This
Chronograph*
from Tommy Hilfiger presents itself in a very modern business design. The robust metal bracelet in combination with the black lacquered stainless steel case provides a stylish, unobtrusive elegance.

 

Model: Chronograph 1710383*
Price:218,13 EUR *

 

The black background of the dial, on which the black – silver bordered indices are shown, round off the successful appearance of this men’s watch.

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Conclusion:
We think a voluminous, suitable for large wrists, timeless
chronograph*
-designer watch from Tommy Hilfiger, which offers good build quality, 5 bar water resistance & otherwise standard features for the price of
218,13 EUR*
features.

What we like:

☑ good reviews on Amazon
☑ chic design
☑ Chronograph
☑ 5 ATM water resistance

Where do we still see potential:

– just under 10 mm height
– mineral glass
– unknown movement

PLACE 6:
BERING men’s wristwatch analog solar stainless steel 14440-077

 

Brand:
Bering*

If you want to take it a bit slower with battery replacement, the Danish manufacturer “Bering” is the right choice. Berings
14440-077*
scores with good components, solar power and cool looks.

 

Model: 14440-077*
Price: *

 

The gray satin stainless steel sapphire crystal case with graphite dial and bright index looks visually wonderful and has a certain exclusivity.

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Conclusion:
The 40 mm wide
Bering 14440-077*
convinces us with its complete package, the watch does not afford any real weaknesses and has with the solar function and 3 years warranty exclusive features at a price of about
131,93 EUR*
to offer.

Other color combinations are also available, such as.
Dark gray with blue dial*.

What we like:

☑ design
☑ Sapphire crystal
☑ 3 years warranty
☑ Solar function
☑ 5 bar water resistance

Where do we still see potential:

– Unknown quartz movement
– 9 mm height

PLACE 5:
PAUL HEWITT – Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea

 

Brand:
Paul Hewitt*

Simple business elegance radiates from the
Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea*
which convinces with its simplicity in combination with the legendary anchor.

 

Model: Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea*
Price: *

 

The black dial is complemented by an elegant silver-gray case and black leather strap, which is based on proven lines and somewhat reminiscent of the lines of the various models of Daniel Wellington or Capton & Son.

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Conclusion:
Rugged elegant men’s watch with integrated sapphire crystal and water resistance. The price is
Price not available*
. Here it is worth waiting for every now and then favorable special offers.

What we like:

☑ Lifestyle Design
☑ flat 7.9 mm overall height
☑ 5 ATM water resistance
☑ Japanese Miyota movement
☑ Sapphire crystal

Where do we still see potential:
– price
– no fluorescent hands

PLACE 4:
Casio wave ceptor mens wrist watch

 

Brand:
Casio*

The watch pioneer
Casio*
is of course also represented in our list and with the legendary
Wave Ceptor*
which comes in silver with a black dial and an integrated solar function.

 

Model:
Wave Ceptor*

Price: *

 

The watch scores here with clean lines, so there’s not much “gimmickry” to be seen. What we like very much is the combination of analog hands and digital date display.

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Conclusion:
A real man’s timeless watch.
Casio lives up to its reputation as a global brand and gives the
Wave Ceptor*
many good components for the price of approx. 194,95 EUR*. Besides the good components, we also like the solar function, of course.

What we like:

Hybrid analog digital display
☑ Solar function
☑ 5 ATM water resistance
☑ Sapphire crystal

Where do we still see potential:

– unspecified movement
– price

PLACE 3:
KERBHOLZ wooden clock – ELEMENTS collection FRITZ

 

Brand:
KERBHOLZ*

Wooden watches from KERBHOLZ are also very trendy in the office. Because as the material in the name of the watch brand suggests, Kerbholz watches are made with wood. The ELEMENTS Collection “
Fritz*
” was modeled on the simple Bauhaus style, is partly made of real natural wood, which was also provided with a natural varnish.

 

Model:
Fritz*

Price: *

 

Simplicity and fashion come together. The dial of the clock is made of natural wood and charmingly staged , making each clock unique. The color selection consists of a brown-silver blend with silver indices.

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Conclusion:
For the price of approx.
Price not available*
we get with the “
Fritz*
” a wonderful watch, which isunique due to the built-in wood on the dial and thus deserves a place among the timeless, elegant wristwatches for men. The installed components largely correspond to the general expectation at the stated price, but there are definitely highlights, such as the movement from Ronda.

What we like:

☑ design
☑ sustainable materials
☑ Unique
☑ Ronda quartz movement

Where do we still see potential:

– Mineral crystal with sapphire coating
– 3 bar water resistance

PLACE 2:
Tommy Hilfiger quartz watch with leather strap 1791487

 

Brand:
Tommy Hilfiger*

This
Chronograph*
from Tommy Hilfiger comes in a very modern, hip design. The elegant brown leather strap combined with the silver stainless steel bezel harmonizes splendidly with each other and gives the watch strength of character not only in professional life. The blue background of the dial on which the silver hands are depicted completes the look of this men’s watch very nicely.

 

Model:
Chronograph 1791487*

Price: *

 

The watch comes with a larger diameter of 44mm and the strap has a pin buckle. With a height of 9.9 mm, the wristwatch should just be easy to “stow away” under the shirt in the meeting.

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Conclusion:
We think a nice chronograph designer watch with convincing build quality, 5 bar water protection & otherwise standard components for about 93,66 EUR*.

What we like:

☑ good color combination. harmonious overall picture
☑ 5 bar water resistance

Where do we still see potential:

– Mineral glass as watch glass
– Unspecified “Multieye” movement
– Not exactly flat

PLACE 1:
MNMA Series Watches – Scratchproof, Shatterproof & Stylish from 139 Euro

 

Model:
MNMA

If you couldn’t find what you’re looking for in the featured watches, check out our Series 1 collection or our new chronographs from MNMA.

We’ve worked to create durable, elegant designs in our watches and offer you great value for your money.

For example, each MNMA Series 1 features scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a high-quality Swiss movement from Ronda. In addition, the model is particularly flat at 7.6mm.

 

For chronograph friends

Our brand new all black/graphite Chronograph Series features double sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal and scores with 10 ATM water depth + quality Miyota movement.

Below you will find our bestsellers with their features:

Anzug + schwarze  UhrenkombinationMNMA Armbanduhr mit haselnussbraunen Band und hellem Ziffernblatt mit Anzug
Preis 169 Euro159 Euro139 Euro149 Euro
ModellCLASSIC CLEANMNMA MILA SUPERSTARMNMA BISCUITGOOD TIMES EDITION
UhrenglasEchtes Saphirglas doppelseitig entspiegeltEchtes SaphirglasEchtes SaphirglasEchtes Saphirglas
UhrwerkChronographen Uhrwerk von MiyotaSchweizer Uhrwerk von RondaSchweizer Uhrwerk von RondaSchweizer Uhrwerk von Ronda
Gehäusebreite45 mm42 mm42 mm42 mm
max Gehäusehöhe12 mm7,6 mm7,6 mm7,6 mm
ArmbandLederband in SchwarzMilanaise Band in SchwarzLederband in SenfgelbLederband in Haselnussbraun
ZeigerStoppuhrfunktionFluoreszierendFluoreszierendFluoreszierend
Wasserdichte10 ATM5 ATM5 ATM5 ATM

Comparison Table Timeless & Elegant Men Watches 2023

 

Below you will find all the presented wristwatches with their main features once again summarized in a clear table. You can get even more information by clicking on the linked image or the highlighted links.

Modell Skagen Herren-Uhren Rund Analog Quarz Edelstahl 32001643* HUGO Herren Analog Quarz Uhr mit Edelstahl Armband 1530044*Meller Astar Collection - 1ON-2GOLD*Tommy Hilfiger Armbanduhr 1710383*BERING Herren-Armbanduhr Analog Solar Edelstahl 14440-077*
UhrenglasMineralglasMineralglas Mineralglas SaphirbeschichtungMineralglasSaphirglas
UhrwerkQuarzwerk (Hersteller unbekannt)Quarzwerk (Hersteller unbekannt)Japanisches Uhrwerk von MiyotaQuarzwerk (Hersteller nicht bekannt)Quarzwerk (Hersteller nicht bekannt)
Gehäusebreite40 mm42 mm38 mm46 mm40 mm
max Gehäusehöhe8 mm8 mm7 mm9,6 mm9 mm
ArmbandMilanaise MilanaiseLederMetallMilanaise
GehäusematerialTitanEdelstahlEdelstahlEdelstahlEdelstahl
Wasserdichte5 ATM3 ATM3 ATM5 ATM5 ATM
MILANAISE
ModellPAUL HEWITT Armbanduhr Edelstahl Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea*Casio Wave Ceptor* KERBHOLZ Holzuhr – Elements Collection Fritz* Tommy Hilfiger 1791487*MNMA Series 1- MILA SUPERSTAR*
UhrenglasSaphirglasSaphirglasMineralglas SaphirbeschichtungMineralglasSaphirglas
UhrwerkJapanisches Uhrwerk von MiyotaQuarzwerk (Hersteller unbekannt)Schweizer Uhrwerk von RondaQuarzwerk (Hersteller nicht bekannt)Schweizer Uhrwerk von Ronda
Gehäusebreite42 mm40 mm40 mm44 mm42 mm
max Gehäusehöhe7,9 mm9 mm8 mm9,9 mm7,6 mm
ArmbandLederMetallLederLederMilanaise
GehäusematerialEdelstahlEdelstahlEdelstahlEdelstahlEdelstahl
Wasserdichte5 ATM5 ATM3 ATM5 ATM5 ATM

 

soeren_lenzner_gruender_MNMA_Uhren

Soeren, founder of MNMA

Conclusion: who is the most elegant watch in the whole country?

 

Out of the 10 watches compared above, these are my TOP 3 model recommendations if you’re into timeless elegance:

1. elegant nobleman: Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea*

A wristwatch that I liked very much from the overall package and suggests a long durability by the installed components is the Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea* by
Paul Hewitt*.
. It looks very classy and due to its low height it is really very flat and can be hidden without any problems.

2. wood brilliance: Kerbholz Fritz*

If, on the other hand, you value sustainable materials such as wood, you should take a look at the models from
Kerbholz*.
take a look. Especially the model“Fritz*” described below looks good on the wrist and scores with elegant design and the individualization through the building material.

3. the world’s man: Casio Wave Ceptor*.

Similar to the Paul Hewitt watch, the Casio Wave Ceptor* delivers no real weaknesses and shines with solar movement and sapphire crystal at a good price point.

Insider tip: MNMA watches

If you do not like the presented TOP-3 models, I can help you with calm conscience recommend to take a look at our minimalist elegant collection of MNMA. The MNMA Series 1 Collection offers you a lot of timeless, as well as functional design and high quality components (e.g. sapphire crystal!) for a small price, furthermore they are very flat with 7.6mm and fit wonderfully to all imaginable occasions.

Chronograph friends I can recommend the model“Classic Clean” with high quality leather strap.


 

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PAUL HEWITT Armbanduhr Männer Edelstahl Grand Atlantic Line Black Sea - Herren Uhr Edelstahlarmband (Schwarz), Silberne Herren Armbanduhr, schwarzes Ziffernblatt*
Uhrwerk
RONDA; SEIKO oder MIYOTA
Uhrglas
Saphirglas
Uhrenhöhe
7,9 mm
Uhrenbreite
42 mm
Wasserdichte
5 BAR
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Holz Brillianz Individualist
Kerbholz - Holzuhr für Herren - Fritz - Schlichte, analoge Unisex Quarz-Uhr - Herrenuhr mit Naturholz Ziffernblatt - hochwertiges Lederarmband - Armbanduhr mit Multifunktionsoptik - Ø 40mm (grau)*
Uhrwerk
Quarzwerk
Uhrglas
Mineralglass
Uhrenhöhe
8 mm
Uhrenbreite
40 mm
Wasserdichte
3 BAR
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Der weltmännische Allrounder
Casio Herren-Armbanduhr Analog - Digital Quarz Edelstahl LCW-M170D-1AER*
Uhrwerk
Solarwerk
Uhrglas
Saphirglas
Uhrenhöhe
9 mm
Uhrenbreite
40 mm
Wasserdichte
5 BAR
Preis
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Update: Elegant watches with automatic movement

Here you can find our TOP-3 in a short summary as an addendum to the original article.

 

Angebot
Seiko 5 Automatische Herrenuhr mit schwarzem Ziffernblatt, analogem Display und schwarzem Stoffarmband SNK809K2*

1st Seiko 5 SNK809 Automatic:

This watch has a flat, round case made of stainless steel, which has a diameter of 37 mm. The dial has a simple and timeless design with a cream color.

The hour and minute hands are slim and made of polished stainless steel, and the numerals are in classic Arabic script.

The bracelet is made of durable fabric and has a black color. The watch has an automatic movement, which is wound by moving the arm, and a Hardlex crystal glass, which is quite scratch-resistant and shatterproof.

Tissot Automatic Watch T0352071103100*

2. Tissot Automatic Watch T0352071103100:

The Tissot Automatic Watchis an elegant men’s watch with a flat, round case made of stainless steel, which has a diameter of 41 mm. The dial has a silver color and simple and timeless design. The hour and minute hands are slim and made of polished stainless steel, and the numerals are in classic Arabic script. The strap is made of soft brown leather and gives the watch a noble touch.

The watch has an automatic movement, which is wound by moving the arm, and a sapphire crystal, which is particularly scratch-resistant and shatterproof. The case is water resistant up to 50 m (5 bar), so it can be worn while washing your hands or in light rain, for example. The watch also has a date display and a small seconds display at the 6 o’clock position.

Overall, the Tissot Automatic Watch T0352071103100 is an elegant and timeless watch that is particularly suitable for formal occasions and business outfits. It is of high quality and has many useful features that make it a good choice for watch lovers.

Citizen Herren Analog Quarz Uhr mit Edelstahl Armband CB5000-50L*

3. Citizen Men’s Chronograph Eco-Drive Wrist Watch Promaster Sky:

The Citizen Men’s Chronograph Eco-Drive Wristwatch Promaster Sky is a sporty / functional but still nice looking watch, which is particularly suitable for active people. It has a flat, round case made of stainless steel, which has a diameter of 42 mm. The dial has a black color and is equipped with three chronographic subdials and a date window. The hour and minute hands are slim and made of polished stainless steel, and the numerals are in classic Arabic script. The bracelet is made of durable fabric and has a black color.

The watch has a quartz movement and is charged by the light, so no battery is required. This makes them particularly environmentally friendly and easy to clean. The case is water resistant to 100 meters (10 bar), so it can be worn while swimming or diving, for example. The watch is also equipped with a pilot time function, which allows you to display the time in different time zones.

Overall, the Citizen Men’s Chronograph Eco-Drive Wristwatch Promaster Sky is an exceptional watch on the wrist of its wearer. It is of high quality and has many useful features that make it a good choice for watch lovers.

Timeless men’s watches, suitable for office, business & more – This is what you should look for in a new purchase

Elegant men’s watches are watches that are characterized by a simple and timeless design, making them particularly suitable for formal occasions and business outfits. A flat watch has a flat case, which is characterized by a low height. Flat watches often have a classic and timeless design, making them particularly suitable for everyday wear and formal occasions.
We have mentioned some well-known brands above. There are, of course, many other brands that offer flat elegant men’s watches that appeal to all budgets.

In the following section, you’ll see which components are really important for an elegant wristwatch in the price range of about 100 to 250 euros. Because only if the whole package is right, you can avoid expensive bad purchases and enjoy your wristwatch all the longer.

The clockwork

In general, it is not advisable to buy watches with NoName movements, as they are usually less durable. We recommend business watches that have Swiss movements like Ronda, or Japanese movements like Miyota built in to significantly extend the life of your watch. The watches with such brand movements generally perform their service faithfully and need to be adjusted very rarely.
If it should be an automatic watch, we recommend movements of brands like ETA, such as the 2824-2, which allows a relatively compact design of the watch, or also movements of the traditional brand Seiko.

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The watch glass

There can really only be one choice here, sapphire crystal! It is simply the best glass that you can get in a watch and it has the best functionalities. The watch can actually not get scratches with this glass (exception diamond) and is more shatterproof than the other available glasses.
With some distance, the second place is taken by a glass mixture, which consists of tempered mineral glass with a sapphire coating.
In third place comes tempered mineral glass, which some manufacturers (like Seiko) also call Hardlex glass. In a broad and simplified sense, mineral glass can also be seen as harder window glass.
However, the scratch resistance and shatter resistance of mineral glass can be improved by special treatment with oxides and various chemical processes, so that it is subsequently referred to as “tempered mineral glass”.
The last places in the ranking are occupied by acrylic and Plexiglas, which are inexpensive to manufacture, but in terms of scratch resistance, etc., they can not compete with the properties of the more expensive lenses, and thus, in comparison, they see only the taillights of the other glasses.

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The quality of the (leather) bracelet

For leather straps, you need to pay attention mainly to the seams of the strap, in the frequently used areas should be a double seam to ensure durability and avoid rapid wear.
On the other hand, with metal, it is important that the metal is appropriately well painted and provided with a high quality alloy. No one wants to see silver metal stains on their black metal bracelet shortly after purchase. Also practical are interchangeable straps, which can be changed in seconds with a simple sliding mechanism.

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The water protection of the watch

Basically, you can remember the following, the higher the ATM specification, the less sensitive the watch is to water:
1 ATM stands for 1 bar of water pressure and is not recommended, but it is still better than nothing.
3 ATM / Bar is the minimum value that the watch should have, which means that it is at least protected from splashing water.
5 ATM / bar is already good and should be the norm in the range up to 200 euros, but this is by far not always the case. (unfortunately) At 5 bar, it is possible to take a shower, for example, without removing the watch.
10 ATM are mostly incumbent on the higher watch price ranges. With 10 bar, it is easily possible to go with the watch, for example, snorkeling or swimming.
20 ATM is rare, but really very good from the tightness. The watch then has a water resistance of 20 bar, making it suitable for long-term diving.

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The maximum watch height

It depends on the taste of the individual, but in our opinion it is quite important especially in business. The flatter the watch, the better it feels on the wrist, plus a flat watch simply goes better with an elegant outfit in the form of a suit or shirt, as it is also easier to hide. As a principle, it can be remembered that the flatter the watch, the more comfortable it is on the wrist.
In our experience, 5 to a maximum of 12 mm have proven to be very suitable on the wrist. Anything above this can already become uncomfortable and is only conditionally suitable for business outfits.

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