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#46 torrentthief


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 23:31

those vostok don't seem very affordable to me, some of them look quite nice though.

#47 linsook


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 23:47

those vostok don't seem very affordable to me, some of them look quite nice though.

look on ebay. even from his link they have sub $300 ones.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/ could get more help here if serious.

#48 +Chicane-UK


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:50

If you want a fairly good homage to the classic Rolex diver watch, without buying a fake whilst still getting great fit & finish and a good quality ETA movement then Steinhart watches are held in very high regard. Have been debating buying one for ages now but never seem to get around to it.


Check out their Diver Watches section. They do plenty of nice original designs, but also some very Rolex style watches such as:


You can wear their watches with pride - as I say, well regarded company with good quality products and very good customer service apparently.

#49 OP goodbytes


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:04

I've only just had a chance to look around and came across this, i remembered the brand mentioned in this thread and it's the one thats stood out to me so far.

just can't decide in black or silver.

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£109 for silver, £115 for black

haven't shopped about for prices yet.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 14:55

I was on the search for a new watch for about 1 year and a half. I had very clear requierments about looks and price range (sub 1500CHF). Since I have rather small wrists, anything bigger then 38mm (1.5in) would look akward on me, so a lot of the bigger watches were not an option. Last september I was shopping for jewlery for the misses (gonna start early on the christmas presents), when the following watch catched my eye.
Select style 5
Tried it and bought within 10min.
I do not regret spending the money. This watch fits normal buisness attire (navy/grey/brown suit) as well as normal jeans and shirt.
It is an automatic and the reserve holds about 2 days. Also I can wind it up manually and the date can be adjusted indepently of the time.

#51 1941



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:05

I just use a Swiss Army Watch made by Wenger-- Titanium. I have had it over 10 years without ant problems. Keeps perfect time and I paid ~$100 or less for it.

#52 flynempire


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:26

I have a Fossil watch since X-Mas and it is great. I do like expensive watches but in reality have never paid more than $250.00 for one. Never buy fakes, it is never worth it in the end.

Invicta is a brand that makes nice watches. I always see them at very good prices

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:01

I just bought an Orient Mako Pro to accompany the Tissot and Seiko 5 Military, read good things about them. Japanese automatic movement and this completes my trio set of a Swiss, Seiko 5 Auto and a Divers

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#54 OP goodbytes


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 21:03

What are some reputable online watch shops?

www.watchshop.com looked promising but after looking at their feedback on facebook almost all public posts are terrible, mainly complaints about customer services... it's probably only a small % of their customers but it does worry me..

#55 Astra.Xtreme


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 21:29

I never wear a watch unless I'm going to a black-tie event, but the one I do own is an Invicta, which I remember wasn't expensive at all.
They seem to have a pretty big catalog of styles.

And about a year ago, I bought my dad a Skagen watch, which are super low-profile and a neat, simplistic style.

#56 OP goodbytes


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:49

I've settled on this...
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although i have a feeling i'm going to want some more so i'm going to start saving to around £500 mark to get something better.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:04

To me, the watches have become a pure accessory. I stopped wearing them ages ago, like a decade ago. And the last time I used to wear them, I found myself checking the time on my cell phone a lot more often. And because I always preferred mechanical mechanisms over quartz, I often had to adjust the time due to not wearing the watches regularly (they would stop).

I do still appreciate the Swiss made watches. My favourite brand is Vacheron Constantin.

#58 +Aheer.R.S.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:11

I like Accurist, mine is like the one in the pic, but mine has a steel bracelet, had it since 1998, 2nd bracelet, 4th Battery (I think, I forget about the batteries)

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#59 Nashy


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:47

My current:

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#60 OP goodbytes


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:45

My current:

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what model is that, love it

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