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post #31 of 208
If I had 250 bucks to spend on a watch, I'd probably spend it on a night out with my wife instead.

(awww....)
post #32 of 208
Seiko Orange Monster looks really cheap to me. Not sure what it is, but it looks cheap.
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If I had 250 bucks to spend on a watch, I'd probably spend it on a night out with my wife instead. (awww....)
Take her for a walk on the beach and also get the watch. Best of both worlds.
post #33 of 208
Nice thought but she ain't a cheap date.
post #34 of 208
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Nice thought but she ain't a cheap date.

I think I would still rather go for the watch. This however is coming from someone who just spent $400 on a tattoo today so who knows if my opinion is even valid.
post #35 of 208
Hmm, yes, well, I guess the watch would last longer...
post #36 of 208
it never ever crossed my mind to look at vintage watches i spent 325 on an Emporio Armani about a year ago the next watch i purchase, i'm going vintage
post #37 of 208
Stay away from Hamilton, Swiss army, et cetera. Go for something with a bit of character. That Laco automatic was pretty cool. Try and find a used Sinn. That would be ideal.
post #38 of 208
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To be honest, as much love as Seiko gets, if someone were looking to get a watch that looks like it cost a lot more than he pair, he should probably stay away from Seiko especially if you live in the U.S. I would also stay way from Citizen for that matter.

For $250, OP is better off buying a Burberry watch made by Fossil. People will think it is expensive being a designer watch and the quartz movement is pretty maintenance free so good for new watch owners.

post #39 of 208
Seiko Samurai is great Seiko Spirit is good too Tissot PRC200 - these have a great polish on the bezel, otherwise great watch for the money Hamilton are good too though many of the models are pretty obnoxious/gaudy
post #40 of 208
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a bill yao modified seiko

While MKII has some of the nicest customs out there now(the Blackwater is so nice), I'd still recommend Harold Ng/Yokobies for the price and quick service. Not the best lume, but at this price point, you're looking for a watch that looks decent and will last you, not something for night time operations(and if that, I'd be looking at something with tritium, or perhaps a digital like a G-Shock or Suunto). IMO a custom sterile homage with a 7S26 movement on a good strap or bracelet, is one of the better watch bargains out there. If you had a larger budget I'd go with the Bill Yao/MK II or Chris Wiegand/Lum-Tec customs.

With just a little more than your budget, I was able to get a Sinn 656 styled Seiko SNKH63K for when I'm more dressed up, and a G-Shock GW7900B-1 to beat up at work and when I'm working out or surfing. But with your budget I was able to get a watch, a tropical Jurgen flieger strap and bund. If you shop used you can get something more to your liking for much less.



Here's Harold's own photo:

post #41 of 208
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While MKII has some of the nicest customs out there now(the Blackwater is so nice), I'd still recommend Harold Ng/Yokobies for the price and quick service. Not the best lume, but at this price point, you're looking for a watch that looks decent and will last you, not something for night time operations(and if that, I'd be looking at something with tritium, or perhaps a digital like a G-Shock or Suunto). IMO a custom sterile homage with a 7S26 movement on a good strap or bracelet, is one of the better watch bargains out there. If you had a larger budget I'd go with the Bill Yao/MK II or Chris Wiegand/Lum-Tec customs. With just a little more than your budget, I was able to get a Sinn 656 styled Seiko SNKH63K for when I'm more dressed up, and a G-Shock GW7900B-1 to beat up at work and when I'm working out or surfing. But with your budget I was able to get a watch, a tropical Jurgen flieger strap and bund. If you shop used you can get something more to your liking for much less. Here's Harold's own photo:
Sinn's are the most beautiful watches, they never cease to mesmerize me with their perfect balance. Graphic designers would love Sinn watches.
post #42 of 208
I really like the watch discussed in this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=103287
post #43 of 208
Laco Observer (Luftwaffe repros). Top shelf self-winding automatics and Quartz. Observer quartz: I have the Hi-Lume Flieger (aviator) Flieger (Aviator) automatic is more expensive ~ $479 :
post #44 of 208
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Info on the leather strap? I'm looking for one for my SNK809 I got from Harold
post #45 of 208
^

this:
http://jurgensusa.com/Shop/index.php?cPath=64

and this:
http://jurgensusa.com/Shop/index.php?cPath=59

combined end up looking like this(but the bolts start to peek once it's on your wrist..):

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