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trying to capture the domed crystal
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Nice.
post #1907 of 3664
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Here's a current picture of the Hamilton with the new strap. One of favorite watches....

Very nice.
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trying to capture the domed crystal
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What model is this?
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Hi guys, poor college student here. I'm looking and admiring all these watches but I'm looking for places to buy one for myself. Any online or other suggestions? I live in California if that helps and looking for a piece for business casual clothes. Thanks musicboohoo[1].gif

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Macy's or Nordstrom should have a good collection to try on, however if your going to buy it from there your going to pay a nice markup.  I would try and find what you like in the store then buy online at a cheaper site.

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I would avoid Fossil and Nixon and any other names that are known for fashion (Armani, etc). They make OK looking watches, that will probably look good and run good for a while. But they are basically cheap quartz in a fancy package that if you are like a lot of people you'll eventually put in a drawer when it dies and never get the battery changed. You're paying for their logo on the watch mostly and the watch won't be a performance piece.

Seiko makes numerous casual/dress watches, it's the only brand I have much experience with, but I am mostly into Divers. Citizen is another pretty good brand. They are on Amazon. Otherwise peruse this thread on random pages for other brands/ideas.

EDIT: and Orient of course. Those 3 (Seiko Citizen Orient) have a huge range of super affordables, that are actually well-made watches, but there's probably 25+ other really good brands that are pretty good. They all make autos and solars; Citizen Eco Drive are supposed to be pretty reliable but I've never had one.
Edited by WorkingClassDude - 8/25/12 at 4:31pm
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*taking notes*  thanks guys!   fistbump.gif

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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post

I would avoid Fossil and Nixon and any other names that are known for fashion (Armani, etc). They make OK looking watches, that will probably look good and run good for a while. But they are basically cheap quartz in a fancy package that if you are like a lot of people you'll eventually put in a drawer when it dies and never get the battery changed. You're paying for their logo on the watch mostly and the watch won't be a performance piece.

 

 

Well....I've got a Kenneth Cole watch and while I hate the brand in general, the watch looks really nice which is why I bought it. It's a cheap quartz in a nice design.

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Well....I've got a Kenneth Cole watch and while I hate the brand in general, the watch looks really nice which is why I bought it. It's a cheap quartz in a nice design.

Don't get me wrong... I still have a few Fossils I keep. I haven't worn them in forever, but I do still have a couple that I keep running... I have another handful of them somewhere in storage that I haven't seen in at least 6 or 7 years. They are OK, I'd like to see them again... I just ended up getting hooked more on autos and divers and really shifted my focus. I still have a few quartzes and a digital.

I guess in a lot of ways they are really good poorman watches, haha. They do have tons of designs.
post #1915 of 3664
I bought one of these for grins. I wanted an informal stainless look with a black leather strap.

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I think this looks OK and for £89, can't really argue; may well purchase one for myself.

 

Now, for all you 'driving types', check out this 'busy' number mwink[1].gif

 

 

 

 

 

Being honest, I'd wear that on a casual boating day (awaits howls of derision!)

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Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting my own Chinese movement which are selling for about 30 plus dollars and source out my own parts to make my own kit watch. Thinking of either designing my own dial or find a nice stock one. I'd reckon everything will run up to about 70 plus dollars.

And if it's a feasible business idea, I might want to use it to make some sides to supplement my pocket money for school or savings for college.

What do you guys think? Anyone of you have any experiences?
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Where can I buy a strap that looks like this?
I like the Croc pattern, the reddish/brown color, and the exposed stitching.
Please post links. Cheaper the better.
+1 any thoughts on this? I love the style and am picking up the Seiko 5 Automatic posted on Ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-5-LATEST-MENS-AUTOMATIC-DARK-BLUE-FACE-SNK603K1-/221062179772?pt=UK_Jewelery_Watches_Watches_MensWatches_GL&hash=item3378552bbc#ht_4128wt_1080
post #1920 of 3664
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Yes, that is close enough.
You can just swap out a metal band for a leather one?
I have no problems with a replica, b/c expensive watches are a ripoff.
However, the watch you posted looks nothing like the watch I posted. It's an ugly fashion watch

After a closer look the Seiko on Ebay has a shaded blue while the Omega has a nice dark solid blue. If someone has suggestions with a similar Seiko and strap I would really appreciate it. I absolutely love the Omega
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