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Old Yesterday, 05:10 PM   #1
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Need a new watch...

I am sick of having just my iPhone as my only source of time telling on my person. I need a watch.

I am looking for: Durability. Functionality. Looks.

I want to read hands. No digital. I want it to be big and have a nice weight, but not stupid big or stupid heavy. I am NOT trying to impress anybody.

I want a nicer watch than a Timex. I'm not going after a Rolex. I am willing to spend some money, absolute max would have to be less than $400. I know that will drop me out of a lot of nice watches, but I have faith $400 can still buy something nice, that will last.

So, any suggestions or advice?
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Old Yesterday, 05:15 PM   #2
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Not sure if there is such a thing as a quality, manual watch under $400.
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Old Yesterday, 05:19 PM   #3
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Really?

I know watches are a high end game, but there isn't anything worth sniffing at that is sub $400?

That is depressing.
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Old Yesterday, 05:33 PM   #4
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There are a lot of nice Citizen Eco-Drives out there with hands in the $400 or less range.
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Old Yesterday, 05:35 PM   #5
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+1 on the citizen eco drives... or go casio, metal bracelet, g-shock, radio controlled, solar, with hands



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Old Yesterday, 05:37 PM   #6
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Really?

I know watches are a high end game, but there isn't anything worth sniffing at that is sub $400?

That is depressing.
Seiko!

Beautiful watches...

Example for $200
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Old Yesterday, 05:42 PM   #7
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http://www.lum-tec.com/collection/cu...s/g3-demo.html
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Here you go, cost me a few hundred bux...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=Watch

I bought the Seiko Diver, great, tough watch !


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Old Yesterday, 07:10 PM   #9
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look hard at Festina mine is 16 yrs old now, perfect


Or Bertucci- Ti single piece cases on a simple NATO strap for just about $100



I love both
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Old Yesterday, 07:12 PM   #10
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Some great watches included so far, thank you. I had faith you did not have to drop 1K just to have a decent timepiece on your wrist.

I would love to see others.

Thank you.
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Old Yesterday, 07:21 PM   #11
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+100 on Seiko Diver Automatics -- I've only had mine for about 6 months, but I love it. Pretty accurate: +/- a few seconds a month, Very rugged, very good in the dark, looks great (IMHO), and very comfortable. Lots of strap options. Mine is the same as the one on the far left (SKX173) , but there many options - here a are a few of the them.

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Old Yesterday, 07:26 PM   #12
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Check out the "bomb-proof watch" and the "cool watch" threads.

Pick your poison.

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Old Yesterday, 07:38 PM   #13
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I am educating myself on the Seiko brand. They seem to fit the bill.

Are there models to steer clear of? Models that are especially good?

This type of look is appealing to me, but I'm not rushing to buy it. I would like to land the timepiece that is more or less going to be on my wrist for the next 5 - 10 years.

http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SSC081-A...keywords=Seiko
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Old Yesterday, 07:48 PM   #14
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Not sure if there is such a thing as a quality, manual watch under $400.
orient watches. discount codes can get you below $200.





seiko has some nice stuff well below $400 as well.
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Old Yesterday, 09:00 PM   #15
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another Seiko...

since you are leaning that way, have had my SMA035 about 10 years, still going strong and they are still available new, also the kinetic auto relay feature is cool....


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