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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:21
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 00:22
Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:39
These watches are good and well made but they are much bigger than they look and are slightly clunky. As far as I am concerned, I don't mind a nice solid watch but it must not be too big!
Edit: Most of the reviews that I've read all say the same thing: These watches are HUGE and most don't like that and quite a few have returned them because of their size!
For that price range, you could get something like this - http://www.watchshop...p99945414.html?
Which, in my opinion, looks much nicer, and less busy.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 20:22
Posted 14 December 2012 - 23:15
I agree with that, i think in that case i'd like to see it in flesh first.
that's a very nice watch.. it looks quite big also, i think i need to see them first as if it's too big i wouldn't wear it.
I have absolutely no idea, i don't know brands, whats good, whats rubbish, and whats a good price range for a decent watch... the £90 mark would be ideal, but if that gets u something rubbish i don't mind paying more.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:55
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:20
I'm fortunate enough to own an Omega Speedmaster Professional after saving up and buying a good pre-owned example earlier this year. I love it, not only because of the timeless design (essentially first released in the early 60's and the design has barely changed since then, except for a few cosmetic differences) but also the history of it (worn on Apollo space missions, worn on the moon, etc).
But I also own a number of other far more affordable watches.
Essentially there are three types of watch movements:
* Quartz - battery powered
* Automatic - has a sort of pendulum inside the watch which, as you move around, winds up a mechanical movement
* Manual - you have to wind it up every day before you put it on
Quartz is very popular but usually cheap to produce unless you go into the more high end types of movement. Generally unless you're talking about a very very reputable brand, it'll have a cheap movement in so probably not worth spending a lot of money on ($250 max).
If you fancy a cheap entry into mechanical watches, then have a look at the Seiko 5 watches. They're very affordable, very well made, usually have a display back so you can see the inner workings, and they do a wide range of styles to suit most tastes. I have the fairly well known Seiko 5 'military' style watch and it works great and easy to regulate the time (automatics and mechanicals are generally far less accurate than quartz but can be adjusted to be pretty accurate).
There are some other good brands mentioned here - Tissot are very well known and have been in business for decades, Fossil watches are kinda cool and Parnis are excellent - I have one myself (which is a bit of a shameless homage of a Panerai watch which would normally cost $6000...)
But it's worth saying after all that, this is just my opinion on things - and really if you find a watch you like, regardless of cost, then just buy it. I can't quite get the mindset of people that buy quartz fashion watches at $5000... but each to their own I guess!
Keep us updated on what you end up buying!