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To all who wish to be helpful:

I am a watch newbie. There I said it. Phew! I got it out there. I am a college student with a low budget. I have had some nice watches given to me, but I can not where them. I am allergic to most metals. Here in lies the problem.

My brother was in the United States Marine Corps and has the knowledge that I have a metal sensitivity. He purchased a Harris ceramic chronograph watch. Here is the watch I recieved.



Now my issue is that I am a very modest man and the dial on the watch is somewhat... god-y. Since the watch was given to me by my brother and it is the only thing he has ever given me I would like to wear it.

Now that you have my back story, I would like to know if there was any trusted places I could send the watch to replace the dial with a more modest dial? Or even if a watch repair center could do that?

I hope someone can provide me with some assistance.
THANKS
MRL
 

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Welcome! The dial isn't gawdy - it's the diamond-ish bezel. You could always contact the company and ask them if they make a different insert that you can exchange your for. Rado makes a nice line of ceramic watches too, some in black and they're original designs.
 

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That watch is just gaudy altogether. You have the diamonds or faux diamonds on the bezel, and it is WHITE. It is hard to 'where' (wear) a white watch as a man unless you have a nice tan and a somewhat flamboyant nature. If not, I would look into Rado, but those are sort of pricey. I'm sure you can find other materials that you can wear. I suggest you look into Nixon watches. They have lots of styles that the kids love, and you can find them in snowboard, ski and skateboard shops.
 

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That watch is just gaudy altogether. You have the diamonds or faux diamonds on the bezel, and it is WHITE. It is hard to 'where' (wear) a white watch as a man unless you have a nice tan and a somewhat flamboyant nature. If not, I would look into Rado, but those are sort of pricey. I'm sure you can find other materials that you can wear. I suggest you look into Nixon watches. They have lots of styles that the kids love, and you can find them in snowboard, ski and skateboard shops.
I'd guess that the OP is female, given the watch that the brother gifted?

I'd second Nixon and maybe even Swatch for some good alternatives.
 

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Ah, the bezel.... now I know. Thank you all for your input. I won't be buying a new watch. I like the white for being unique, plus it is the ONLY gift I gotten from the man.

I will contact the manufacturer to see if there is a way to exchange.

Thanks again!
 

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Another alternative is to wear the watch just around the house for about a week, to see if the "gaudiness factor" becomes a moot point. When you look at something different long enough, after a while, you eventually don't even notice what made it different.
 
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