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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
Get a under $100 watch and save your money to get a high quality watch down the road.


I've been considering this $80 watch from Orvis. Not mechanical, obviously. But it has the word "vintage" in its name!

post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Vintage Omega (Hamilton, as mentioned by VintageGent, would have the same appeal, I think)

Vintage Omegas are a great choice, as well. One caveat: Vintage Omegas are far more likely to be faked than are Hamiltons. They are reported to be legion on eBay.
post #18 of 25
I have my eye on a Seiko Spirit, specifically the SCVS013. I think they're only available in Japan though. More pics and info on how to go about getting one here.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
Check out this internet vendor (authorized dealer):

http://www.watchbuys.com/1000.htm

I like the Nivrel Special Anniversary Limited Edition, and for $90 more than your maximum, the Limes Klassik Cartouche Silver.

Don't buy the Nivrel its a piece of crap. I bought it because I liked the look and have regretted it ever since.
post #20 of 25
Is that really all you can spend? I ask because you won't get much of a mechanical watch for that price, and if you are going to buy quartz, you might as well buy Timex. For about a grand or so, you can find a watch which probably retailed for closer to $1,500. Since the group that owns Movado just bought Ebel, I'd see where the nearest Movado outlet store is, and check out the Ebels. I think they are well made, and you can probably find a nice one for about a grand or so.
post #21 of 25
I'm planning on getting myself one of these bad boys: http://www.christopherward.co.uk/pd2..._C5SKK_cww.htm

Nice clean look, automatic swiss movement, see-through sapphire case back, Italian leather strap. It'll run you almost $300 but it got a great review from Poor Man's Watch Forum.
http://articles.pmwf.com/index.php?/....html#extended

Cheers,
Tays
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
Vintage Omegas are a great choice, as well. One caveat: Vintage Omegas are far more likely to be faked than are Hamiltons. They are reported to be legion on eBay.

this is so true. before you get the greenlight, i suggest you have the watch certified or at least have some reputable watch service center open it up to check the authenticity.
post #23 of 25
In that price range you should check Tissot.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by DGP
Is that really all you can spend? I ask because you won't get much of a mechanical watch for that price, and if you are going to buy quartz, you might as well buy Timex. For about a grand or so, you can find a watch which probably retailed for closer to $1,500. Since the group that owns Movado just bought Ebel, I'd see where the nearest Movado outlet store is, and check out the Ebels. I think they are well made, and you can probably find a nice one for about a grand or so.

you can get a hamilton mechanical for much less than 1.5k. the field khakis are military inspired. not exactly dressy, but by all means a fine watch. i own one (in addition to an omega). if all you have to spend is $500, you'd be better off getting a watch that can transition from dressy to casual. certain hamiltons would fit the bill. (i know the population here leans a little more trad and would probably frown on non-dress watches with suits and such, but i'm okay with it as long as it's not a digital or something.... though i def adhere to no watch with tux rule).
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
this is so true. before you get the greenlight, i suggest you have the watch certified or at least have some reputable watch service center open it up to check the authenticity.

There are a lot of great vintage watch sellers on the net. You can find dealers that have serviced the watches before they sell them, will warrant them for a period of time and can provide service after the sale. Importantly, you can find watches from these dealers that fit in your price range.

I've purchased a number of watches from www.artoftime.com and have been very happy with them.

I'd take a look at simple watches from the 50s and 60s. They can move from casual to elegant depending on the clothes you're wearing and the band. Plus, there's something comforting about hearing the tick-tock of a mechanical watch when your wrist moves near your ear. I also like the movement you sometimes feel on your wrist with a bumper automatic.

Rolo
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