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post #1936 of 3827
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Originally Posted by GreekTrojan View Post

On an extreme budget so I am deciding between two different watches for a dress watch. Well they are basically the same watch but different colors and I was wondering which one I should go for.

The gold tone one:

or the silver/white

I kind of like the gold one more (just barely) but I think the later might be more appropriate/versatile as a dress watch. I love the eco-drive tech and domed style of this watch (both look better in person, the dial of the gold one more contrasted in person than solid gold in the pick), just wondering which one you would recommend/prefer or if I am overthinking this and should just pick one.

I don't know the retail on those watches but I can say that if your budget is tight I would suggest holding off until you can afford a better watch.

A good watch is something you keep forever or sell to trade up to a better watch.

The last thing you want is a cupboard full of cheap watches or a list of regrettable purchases.

That being said if you love the look of those watches go for it.

Just think to yourself, if I had $100 or $200 or $300 dollars more would I buy that one?
post #1937 of 3827

I understand the sentiment but part of the reason I'm on the budget is because I've lost approximately 90lbs this year, still planning on losing some more, then gaining more muscle after that (re lots of new clothes to buy). Plus I really do like the look of those watches, despite the price, just not to the tune of getting both for color considerations. I love the simple face, quality tech (even with an unlimited budget, I really don't see much value in mechanical watches) and would love to eventually get a similar watch but with better materials (aka better leather band, sapphire crystal etc...) but just being prudent for the moment.
 

post #1938 of 3827
picked up this g shock. My first digital watch and probably not my last. a nice change from my valjoux 7750 powered SINNs.

post #1939 of 3827
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreekTrojan View Post

On an extreme budget so I am deciding between two different watches for a dress watch. Well they are basically the same watch but different colors and I was wondering which one I should go for.

The gold tone one:



or the silver/white



I kind of like the gold one more (just barely) but I think the later might be more appropriate/versatile as a dress watch. I love the eco-drive tech and domed style of this watch (both look better in person, the dial of the gold one more contrasted in person than solid gold in the pick), just wondering which one you would recommend/prefer or if I am overthinking this and should just pick one.

Eco drive makes sense. No maintenance hassles.

If it were me, I would choose the stainless steel version. I do not like gold coloured watches unless they are actually gold.
post #1940 of 3827
Does anyone know of any watches that look like this one?

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I'm looking specifically for a cheaper watch, as well as one that is significantly smaller than 50mm (preferably 40 or 42, possible 44).
post #1941 of 3827
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Originally Posted by plot View Post

Does anyone know of any watches that look like this one? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I'm looking specifically for a cheaper watch, as well as one that is significantly smaller than 50mm (preferably 40 or 42, possible 44).

I am assuming you like the black case and the number style. Very similar to Bell & Ross vintage 126. Citizen knockoff for 1/20th the price. If you scout around Ebay or Amazon enough...

http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BM8475-26E-Eco-Drive-Strap-Watch/dp/B005MKGOOY/ref=sr_1_152?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1346174173&sr=1-152

Victorinox
http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swiss-Army-241517-Original/dp/B006H07ZBO/ref=sr_1_272?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1346174284&sr=1-272

Timex
http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T2N700DH-Intelligent-Quartz-Ion-Plating/dp/B0053EXKFK/ref=sr_1_300?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1346174368&sr=1-300
post #1942 of 3827
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Originally Posted by GreekTrojan View Post

The gold tone one:


That's a rose gold, isn't it? It will depend on how much you care about matching metals. For some it matters, for others that's being too picky. I like rose gold, but I personally don't care for it mixed with yellow gold. I've always been more attracted to silver tones myself anyway, but that has no real bearing on your purchase.
post #1943 of 3827
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post


Not to mention a very classic dial. 36mm?

 

I got it for my 13th birthday in 1979. I've just run a rule over it and the dial is in the region of 30mm but because the watch has a dome crystal it's difficult to measure. It might be 36mm from edge of casing to the other edge. It has more sentimental value than anything, so I pot a new strap on it.

post #1944 of 3827
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Originally Posted by schmallo15 View Post

Daily beater - SNK807 on a Rios band

Where did you get the Rios band?
post #1945 of 3827
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Where did you get the Rios band?

I thought it was somewhat similar in colour to the one you've been looking for.
post #1946 of 3827
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

I thought it was somewhat similar in colour to the one you've been looking for.

It's close, but it's a brighter red:
post #1947 of 3827
post #1948 of 3827

Yea, doesn't do it for me. Stars and crest look tacky.
post #1949 of 3827
Whats your go to website for watchbands? I'm looking for a burgundy calfskin panerei style band with a deployment clasp for around $50. Is that possible?
post #1950 of 3827
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Originally Posted by unrooted View Post

Whats your go to website for watchbands? I'm looking for a burgundy calfskin panerei style band with a deployment clasp for around $50. Is that possible?

This was posted earlier.
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/
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