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neodata686
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I will say having a perpetual calendar is really nice. The biggest thing I hated about my Quartz Victorinox was fixing the date every few months.

1/6/2016 10:16:11 AM

Jeepin4x4
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what's the thought on Oris watches?

1/6/2016 2:40:26 PM

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aimorris and Jeepin4x4, I will get back to you by the weekend... don't jump the gun!

But I will tell you about Oris as that is a quick answer. Oris makes great watches, if you can afford them (start around $600 on discount sites), go for it!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oris_(company)

http://www.ashford.com/us/watches/oris/cat6047.cid 50% off Oris
http://www.jomashop.com/oriswatches.html massive Oris selection, also heavily discounted
http://www.ashford.com/us/watches/event/cat680067.cid 70-80% off Armand Nicolet, another great Swiss maker

1/12/2016 9:03:23 PM

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Got one of these for Christmas from the old lady, I'm new to this but I like it

1/13/2016 4:49:48 PM

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Picked this up the other day and absolutely love it

[Edited on January 14, 2016 at 6:14 PM. Reason : .]

1/14/2016 6:14:39 PM

Jeepin4x4
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I bought this. It arrives tomorrow.

1/14/2016 7:32:27 PM

neodata686
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Those are both very nice looking watches!

[Edited on January 14, 2016 at 8:11 PM. Reason : nvm found it!]

1/14/2016 8:10:14 PM

Jeepin4x4
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holy hell, after reading this entire thread it's basically just neodata686 posting about Citizen watches on every page.

1/29/2016 3:03:04 PM

neodata686
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I haven't been posting about Citizen's. I've mentioned a few other watches. Mostly it's been other people posting about Citizens. I only have one. e.g. this page other people post citizens and I said I liked the look of them.

1/29/2016 7:49:02 PM

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^^I realized that a LONG time ago. Most of Citizen's watches have faces that are way too busy for my tastes.

Been digging this Tissot lately:

1/30/2016 12:51:06 AM

JLCayton
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If any of you following this thread also use Instagram, I highly recommend following "eastcrown_japan". His feed is nothing but beautiful high-end watches, mostly vintage Rolex. Way out of my league, but a man can dream, can't he?

1/30/2016 3:14:23 PM

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sun worshippers ITT

2/1/2016 3:41:37 PM

neodata686
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For me it's the atomic clock radio functionality paired with the solar charging. Basically a zero maintenance watch. It's always accurate to the second no matter where you are. Obviously until it breaks haha.

2/1/2016 3:59:14 PM

PackBacker
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"what's the thought on Oris watches?"


No idea if the quality, but God I want this

http://www.oris.ch/en/watches/oris-artelier-hand-winding-small-second/01-396-7580-6051-set

They have some awesome skeletons, too

2/4/2016 7:05:39 PM

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Any 24-hour single hand fans?

2/4/2016 7:18:52 PM

Jeepin4x4
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i picked up a Seiko SKX007. Looks great on any nato strap. will probably pick up the 009 next.

2/24/2016 9:04:12 AM

armorfrsleep
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^ The 007 is a classic. Have you looked at the Seiko Fifty Fathoms (SNZH53)? It's a nice change of pace for a Seiko diver, but there's no Pepsi bezel:

2/25/2016 7:31:24 PM

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Anyone have thoughts on this? I've been contemplating getting an automatic for a long time. The price seems right for my first adult watch and I actually like the design.

http://www.jomashop.com/momo-design-watch-3064sb-30.html?utm_medium=cpa&utm_campaign=1225267&utm_source=CJ

Or other recommendations for a first auto that is sub 400 bucks?

5/26/2016 12:39:12 PM

PackBacker
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^ I'm sort of a noob that caught the watch bug in the past year. My thoughts are below, and if someone wants to correct anything I've said...feel free. I do not pretend to be an expert, but I am kind of addicted to watches now after buying my first automatic a year ago

First thing is....what's important to you? Is it looks, quality, watch heritage, value for your $$, impressing others, longevity, etc?

I'm not an open heart or Skeleton fan (The opening to see the balance wheel in your watch).

Momo is not a sought after brand from horologists.... they're a name brand that outsources watchmaking to others (Think: Michael Kors type). Generally, great watches come from watch making brands. Momo also suffers from Invicta-itus....where it tries to convince you the MSRP is $38,000 but you're getting for a steal at $150. That's their marketing style.

The watch linked has a Miyota movement and a Mineral Crystall.

A much nicer watch (mechanically)...probably found for the same or same-ballpark money would have an ETA (Swiss) movement and a sapphire crystal....which is much tougher, scratch resistant, and glare resistant.

The watch you linked is a Pilot watch with an Open Heart design (Which is weird...?).
Check out watches from Tissot and Hamilton. Both are reputable swiss manufacturers with a long history of watchmaking, renowned for their quality and value, and they should have some options in your price range. The Tissot PRC-200, The Tissot Visodate (pictured on this page above), the Hamilton Khaki or Hamilton Jazzmaster are all very popular and raved about amongst watch enthusiasts and have some options in your range I believe. Barnhart is also a popular Botique US watchmaker pretty well thought of, is a little cheaper (Use Miyota movements as well)a, and has plenty of options in your price range.

Steinhardt makes some nice watches in this range...Orient is also a brand people rave about for quality for the $$$


Before spending money, go to a watch enthusiast forum like http://www.watchuseek.com/ and learn what's out there and what is important.

If you like the looks of the one you linked....get it. Its a personal choice...just offering suggestions based on what I have learned in my short time being addicted to watches

FWIW: I have a tissot Le Locle and love it. I want a Hamilton, i love marine watches, and I really really like this one http://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-mens-watch-h78465553.html?utm_source=googleproduct&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=googleproductsearch&pt_source=googleads&pt_medium=cpc&pt_campaign=(ROI)+Shopping+-+Sale+Watches+$500+-+1000&gclid=CJWRseyX-cwCFZKGaQodtSMCIg



[Edited on May 26, 2016 at 10:44 PM. Reason : afad]

5/26/2016 10:16:52 PM

PackBacker
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Also....the best quality for your money under $1000 is generally a plain old Seiko.


They are very ho-hum in the eyes of many since they have so many offerings and are common, but whether you're spending $200 or up to $15,000+ for a Grand Seiko, they're really hard to beat for the money

5/26/2016 10:39:58 PM

neodata686
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Another feature to look for is a perpetual calendar. I hate having to manually change the number every few months.

5/26/2016 11:01:23 PM

PackBacker
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^^^^http://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-mens-watch-h64455133.html

http://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-watch-h70455133.html

Both of which would likely smoke the watch you linked in quality, longevity, about every other measure out there

Might want to figure out what size watch you want if shopping online. I'm a skinny bastard, so anything over 41mm or so looks really dumb on me



[Edited on May 26, 2016 at 11:25 PM. Reason : bam]

5/26/2016 11:20:04 PM

neodata686
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So I assume that's not a perpetual calendar one? So you have to change the day of week and day number?

5/26/2016 11:23:48 PM

PackBacker
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I think that's a really rare and expensive complication, particularly for an automatic. I think most are like $20k plus... Annual calendar is a bit cheaper, but still very rare for an auto

THe only perpetual calendar automatics I know would be like a Patek Philippe. Might be a bit outside of his budget




[Edited on May 26, 2016 at 11:31 PM. Reason : adsd]

5/26/2016 11:28:33 PM

neodata686
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You mean specifically for an automatic right? Many cheaper quartz/solar watches have perpetual calendars. I assume it being automatic complicates things? I imagine when the watch isn't being used you'd have to cycle through all days until present and that wouldn't be good.

5/26/2016 11:31:06 PM

PackBacker
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That is correct. I think it's common on quartz, but not autos.

Adjusting the date and such can get annoying at times. It will also stop if you dont a) get a winder or b) wear it/wind it every 48 hours or so.

Auto's are fancy and great pieces of workmaship...no one buys them for practicality!


I went from a 15 year old Citizen Eco-Drive Quartz watch to a Tissot Le Locle Auto...took some getting used to as far as convenience. No doubt the auto's are much much "nicer" watches



[Edited on May 26, 2016 at 11:40 PM. Reason : dfd]

5/26/2016 11:33:12 PM

neodata686
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Yeah that's what I've heard. Probably why the nerd in me hasn't gotten one yet. Haha.

5/26/2016 11:39:58 PM

Jeepin4x4
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people always make a big deal of changing the date an automatic. It takes me 30 seconds to reset the date and time on an auto that i haven't worn in a few days. It's honestly not that big of a headache. i'm sure if your watch collection contained a dozen automatics that you were always changing out, then maybe so. But a handful of watches, it's not a big deal.

+1 vote for Seiko and Orient.



I have had my eye on a Christopher Ward diver lately. But, also like the Tudor diver as well.

and their is a really nice Seiko tach that is very retro, but it's quartz movement

5/27/2016 11:56:13 AM

armorfrsleep
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Speaking of Seiko chronographs, have you all seen the "Ripley" model they came out with recently?



It's a reissue of the model worn by Sigourney Weaver in Aliens. At first I kind of hated it but it's grown on me ever since I read about it. Also Aliens is my jam.

[Edited on May 27, 2016 at 12:17 PM. Reason : .]

5/27/2016 12:15:55 PM

Jeepin4x4
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those are really cool. Not something I could pull off, but i dig it.

here is the one i was referring to.
https://iak.olx.ph/images_olxph/823431555_1_1000x700.jpg?bucket=07

5/27/2016 12:19:49 PM

armorfrsleep
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I've been eyeing that model too actually. The only thing holding me back is the blue bezel. Love everything else about it though. It would look amazing on a blue rally strap.

5/27/2016 12:23:08 PM

neodata686
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I mean having to change the date at the end of every month that isn't 31 days. If I forget then the days are off. Again I don't think I'm the target audience for an automatic.

5/27/2016 12:26:39 PM

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Anybody have recommendations for men's watches smaller than 40mm? I have really skinny wrists. I'd like to keep it to options below $200.

I've just started wearing watches regularly and would like to expand my collection. Right now I pretty much only wear these two.

http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BM8242-08E-Eco-Drive-Gold-Tone-Stainless/dp/B000EQU0NW

http://www.amazon.com/Nixon-Time-Teller-Watch-Accent/dp/B004N49G7M/ref=swr_wa_2_ses

5/27/2016 1:00:54 PM

PackBacker
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"But, also like the Tudor diver as well."


I really like the Tudor Black bay. Really expensive though (I assume that's what you're referring to)


I know the Orient Mako and Orient Ray are both really highly thought of Auto Divers for the money.

[Edited on May 27, 2016 at 1:14 PM. Reason : ]

5/27/2016 1:02:55 PM

Jeepin4x4
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yes, the black ray. the Christopher Ward Trident C60 is a nice alternative too.


5/27/2016 1:26:06 PM

PackBacker
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^ Another, cheaper (Than the Black Bay, for instance) diver I see recommended a lot


They make some nice watches....but damn that "ChrWARD" logo on the dial is awful


If I got a sub $1000 diver, I think i'd try to find a Halios Bluering. No idea how it is as a dive watch, but man its sexy (imo). Only 300 made, so now it's all second hand and costs $texas. I'm a sucker for blue watch hands for some reason






[Edited on May 27, 2016 at 1:47 PM. Reason : afsd]

5/27/2016 1:37:39 PM

Jeepin4x4
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that is one of the only downsides for sure.

5/27/2016 1:41:14 PM

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Thanks for the suggestions and info PackBacker! Definitely need to think more about what I really want in a watch. Honestly most of the watches posted in this thread I find pretty ugly or just uninspired. But you're right, buying a watch just because it's a "good deal" doesn't make a lot of sense. Will check out the site you recommended

5/30/2016 1:54:48 AM

Jeepin4x4
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Quote :
"Honestly most of the watches posted in this thread I find pretty ugly or just uninspired"


everyone's tastes in watch styles will be different. But you'll want an automatic movement that is proven and reliable.

5/31/2016 10:59:34 AM

Jeepin4x4
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anyone have a Citizen Nighthawk?

6/8/2016 10:00:25 AM

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The current (Bell & Ross Type Demineur)

6/9/2016 12:30:12 AM

KeB
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Have to brag on the wifey a bit. 5 year anniversary traditional gift is wood. This was my gift from her.



ibtdidyougiveherthewoodjokes

6/9/2016 1:10:36 PM

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Would this qualify for this thread?



I've been looking for an analog watch that is also an activity tracker, and Garmin released one last month. I kinda like it, and it isn't very expensive.

6/18/2016 1:06:15 AM

PackBacker
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If you like it and it's a watch, then it fits this thread!

I'm not sure how I feel about the wood watch. Very very cool, but doesn't seem very practical. Awesome look, though

[Edited on June 18, 2016 at 2:30 AM. Reason : Aa]

6/18/2016 2:29:13 AM

ssclark
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where else will i get my overly expensive watch information from ?

6/18/2016 2:16:00 PM

neodata686
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I'd say most of this thread has been watch experts educating people like me on ways to find quality watches for cheap. I came in here looking at a Fossil and came out with a Victorinox and Citizen (both for fairly cheap).

6/21/2016 1:20:46 PM

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I got this guy not too long ago...


http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/watches/watch-detail/?model=AT9070-51L

7/15/2016 3:00:18 PM

rjrumfel
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I just picked up this one:



Does that mean I can join the club now?

8/7/2016 8:16:57 PM

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Not an automatic.... no dice

Looks nice! GMT's are nice...especially if you're a traveler and actually use it!

[Edited on August 8, 2016 at 7:55 PM. Reason : ]

8/8/2016 7:54:57 PM

rjrumfel
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I work in IT and we have quite a few servers in different time zones, so it could come in handy there. Otherwise, I just liked how it looked - I like a busy watch face. To be honest, I would have liked to get one with a perpetual calendar, but they were a little more than I wanted to pay for my first "real" watch.

I would've also preferred a different bezel, but oh well.

8/8/2016 8:19:42 PM

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