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What do you guys think of this alligator strap, yay or nay? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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on the right watch it would definitely be cool. price? where to kop?
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stowa-antea-365.jpg

 

My budget is less than 500. I want a swiss quartz/automatic watch (No Japanese, chinese, etc.). Can you guys recommend me a watch similar to the Stowa Antea? When I say similar I just mean the leather straps and a clean and simple face. Thanks everyone.

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If you are a Stowa fan, you could check out Roland Kemmner's watches. ETA movements. Various styles. Solid quality. About half the price of a Stowa.
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If you are a Stowa fan, you could check out Roland Kemmner's watches. ETA movements. Various styles. Solid quality. About half the price of a Stowa.

 

awful site but the styles of watches look great

http://www.wix.com/stellbrink/kemmner-uhren#!

 

where would you purchase them online? Is the above link legit?

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I believe that site is legit. He also has an eBay page/shop. I bought mine through one of the watch forums (fora?)
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awful site but the styles of watches look great

http://www.wix.com/stellbrink/kemmner-uhren#!

 

where would you purchase them online? Is the above link legit?

 

just did a bit of a google and found the watch makers ebay site

http://www.ebay.com/sch/erkahund/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

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Looks like he has increased his range of styles, but switched some to Sea-Gull movements. Probably because ETA keep raising their prices.

On the bright side, it should mean my Marine 38mm will be worth more than I paid!
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Originally Posted by pendragon View Post

If you are a Stowa fan, you could check out Roland Kemmner's watches. ETA movements. Various styles. Solid quality. About half the price of a Stowa.

 

Damn those watches are nice but the prices for them are pretty high, especially in factoring shipping, duties, brokerage to Canada. And they seem similar to Stowa prices. 500+ on Ebay which is similar to what I found for Stowa watches.

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You're comparing used prices to new. A used Kemmner runs about $300.
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My budget is less than 500. I want a swiss quartz/automatic watch (No Japanese, chinese, etc.). Can you guys recommend me a watch similar to the Stowa Antea? When I say similar I just mean the leather straps and a clean and simple face. Thanks everyone.

You could try Uhren von Uhr:

This one uses an ETA 2824 movement and runs about 240 euro (shipping is probably another 20-30 euro).
http://www.uhr.info/products/en/Three-Hand-watches-from-UHR/UHR-501.html

I've thought about getting one of their Chronographs which use the ETA7750 movement for about 600 euros. Not exactly poor man's watch territory but a relative value for a watch running the 7750 movement.

You could also look at the new Prometheus Signatura. I like the white face/blue hands combo -- Swiss made and runs on a Sellita SW220 movement. It's about $20 above your budget and has free worldwide shipping but I don't know what import taxes are like in Canada.

http://prometheuswatch.com/en/collection.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=72&category_id=19
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My budget is less than 500. I want a swiss quartz/automatic watch (No Japanese, chinese, etc.). Can you guys recommend me a watch similar to the Stowa Antea? When I say similar I just mean the leather straps and a clean and simple face. Thanks everyone.

Take a look at this:
http://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/MARINE-B-Uhr,185.html

Not quite as clean as the one you posted, but within your budget. I really like this watch, actually. I'm seriously considering buying one.
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Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

350x244px-LL-6172dc45_stowa-antea-365.jpeg

My budget is less than 500. I want a swiss quartz/automatic watch (No Japanese, chinese, etc.). Can you guys recommend me a watch similar to the Stowa Antea? When I say similar I just mean the leather straps and a clean and simple face. Thanks everyone.

stowas show up on ebay for your price. they usually look mint and I'm always tempted to buy one.
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Edit: nevermind, I've figured it out, they're L-shaped pins which are extremely hard to remove smile.gif
Edited by newbie123 - 4/23/12 at 6:02pm
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What do you guys think of this alligator strap, yay or nay? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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on the right watch it would definitely be cool. price? where to kop?

I got the alligator strap from this ebay store for about $45: http://stores.ebay.com/kelaranusa

So far, I'm loving it on my new cheap Seiko smile.gif

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Hi all,

How do you think about these Russian watches? It cost around 600 USD each

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