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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Rubber
Hey, i'm new to this forum too, i currently live in northern europe in a country called Finland. I'm currently 16 years old.

What i need is a good clean and stylish looking watch that preferably costs under 1000 euros which is around 1200 dollars or so.

It would have to be quite waterproof and have a good "insurance?" so i can swim around with it and use it everywhere from funeral to school. It's really hard to find a watch that pleases me and i've been trying to look for months but still hasn't seen anything that i would like.

Cheers, give it your best shot

And sorry about the rape of english language.

If you're in Finland - why not spend a weekend in Switzerland, Luzern on Haldenstrasse and look for a watch - I am sure you will find something there. That's where all your claasic watch makers have outlets!!!!
post #17 of 24
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Maybe i didn't make myself very clear on the "clean" part, i mean i have no use for any other gadgets in the watch besides the calendar and clock fingers itself.
Nighthawk watch looks more like a circus.

At least you are being nice about people trying to offer recommendations...
post #18 of 24
I don't think it's a good idea to blow $1200 on a watch that you'll wear for swimming. Some watches can stand the water, but swimming with them wears them out quite quickly. All that cholrine and other chemicals and crap getting into your watch, the crystal and bracelet getting scratched up....no nice watch deserves that kind of punishment. Why not spend 100-200 on a mediocore watch for swimming, IMHO, and spend the rest on a really nice one?
post #19 of 24
Breitling Cold Automatic. Nuff said. Also check out www.timezone.com. Like styleforum, but all watches.
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
At least you are being nice about people trying to offer recommendations...
I'd imagine this is what one would expect from a 16 year old with enough disposable income to drop $1200 on a watch.
post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ceestand
I'd imagine this is what one would expect from a 16 year old with enough disposable income to drop $1200 on a watch.
Some of us have jobs, i currently go to school 40 hours a week and hold two part time jobs.

Didn't mean to be disgraceful but i did make my point in the first post

I'll check out the timezone forums, keep the suggestions coming.
post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gdl203
How about a Nomos? The Tangente sport has a decent water resistance (10 ATM) so it is truly versatile. Much higher quality and finishing than most watches at that price point IMO...
http://uhrenschmuckshops.de/files/no...ente-sport.JPG
That's a beautiful watch but for some reason i have this obsession with metallic wrist bands, but yes that's one beautiful watch
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Rubber
That's a beautiful watch but for some reason i have this obsession with metallic wrist bands, but yes that's one beautiful watch

You can abolutely add a metal bracelet if you'd like to. Example below from www.timedesign.de


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€ 125.- Mesh Bracelet fitting all NOMOS Watches
3.2 mm thick, weight 43 gr., Made in Germany
Folding clasp with sideward pushers
Suitable for Wrist size (circumference): ca. 165 - 185 mm
Extension Bracelet Links 5 mm/pc. available at + € 5.-/pc.
Incl. Link Pin Remover for adjusting bracelet length
If you want to switch from Screwed Bars to NOMOS Spring Bars, we can add 2 NOMOS Spring Bars + Spring Bar Tool at + € 10.-
post #24 of 24
I would second a vote for Oris - excellent quality for the money. You get a slightly reworked ETA movement but it's the fit and finish of the case and bracelet that give you excellent bang-per-buck. I bought a number of watches in that price range - including Glycine and others and while the others were nice, Oris really looked and felt like it was in the next league up. I'd buy an Oris before a Tag, which is more $$. Not that they are not nice but Oris is more watch for the money. Plus they have their own look, whilst most other mid-low level watches tend to clone Rolex or IWC or Patek Philippe designs. I found nice Oris watches online for under $750 a few years ago....prices may have jumped a little since then?

At a lower price point, I'd recommend Victorinox Swiss Army (not Wenger) if you don't mind quartz, or Seiko Divers - a bit clunky and thick but extremely durable and probably the best value mechanical.....quite waterproof and the best luminous dial on earth. You could pick up either of these online for under $300ish - or get both, one for sports, one for dress, for $600

either way, I don't know that you would need to spend $1200; only buy the watch you need, and stick the other $600 in the bank .....
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