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post #2326 of 3827

Ok guys, what about this Junghans Max Bill "replica":

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dugena-Premium-7000033-Dessau-Chronograph/dp/B0053QWHFM/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=watch&ie=UTF8&qid=1353064605&sr=1-1-spell

 

For reference:

 

http://www.junghans.de/max-bill-watches-detail/items/99.html#opened

 

Worth the dollar?

post #2327 of 3827

Don't pay more than $50 for a quartz watch.

post #2328 of 3827
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

Don't pay more than $50 for a quartz watch.

Good rule.
post #2329 of 3827
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

Don't pay more than $50 for a quartz watch.

I guess this is a nice baseline, but I'm definitely happy I picked up the Seiko SBCM023 for a couple hundo. 2 years later and I wear it as my daily beater still......
post #2330 of 3827
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

Don't pay more than $50 for a quartz watch.

Because of the inflated price compared to manufacturing cost or the typical anti-quartz arguments? Seeing as this is my first time piece, and the low operating budget, I'm obviously not looking to resell once I decide to upgrade. As long as I get 2-3 years of wear coupled with satisfactory aesthetics relative to the price I don't think I care if it is quartz or mechanical, other than the ego boost a real movement would give me (but please correct me if I'm missing something fundamental, as I've said I really know nothing).

 

I've really fallen in love with the Junghans Max Bill, and I have a 300-500 dollar budget, can I even afford anything I could be content with within this range?

 

Thanks again for the advice!

post #2331 of 3827

700

 

Can't figure out if I like the light brown shell nato on this.  What do you guys think?

post #2332 of 3827
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Can't figure out if I like the light brown shell nato on this.  What do you guys think?

I don't care for it, but I find shell cordovan nato straps pretty bulky anyway.
post #2333 of 3827
If anyone can help me find a used Blue Spark in good condition, I will paypal you a finder's fee ($50).

PLEASE I MUST HAVE IT!
post #2334 of 3827
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Originally Posted by Grayland View Post


I don't care for it, but I find shell cordovan nato straps pretty bulky anyway.


But in general, a nato strap isn't too casual?  I know there is much debate about that topic.

post #2335 of 3827
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But in general, a nato strap isn't too casual?  I know there is much debate about that topic.

Would you let other people's opinions get in the way of something you want to wear?
post #2336 of 3827
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

Don't pay more than $50 for a quartz watch.

 

To add to that..don't pay less than $20,000 for a tourbillon.  Not that I can afford one :)

post #2337 of 3827
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Would you let other people's opinions get in the way of something you want to wear?

No, but I work in Finance and I'm not sure if I could wear this with my suit to work.  Nice suit plus nato watch strap looks a little out of place to me.

post #2338 of 3827
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No, but I work in Finance and I'm not sure if I could wear this with my suit to work.  Nice suit plus nato watch strap looks a little out of place to me.

Meh, try it out. What's the worst that could happen?
post #2339 of 3827

Everyone's definition of casual is different. I find all NATO straps casual. Leather NATO is just NATO pretending to dress up. If you want casual NATO is always casual. If you don't want casual, I would avoid NATO. Also, not a fan of the seagull with NATO strap above. The arabic font, circular/rounded bevel and knurled oval crown are just too dressy for the strap.

 

This is all my humble opinion of course. I wouldn't think anything of it if we met in person.

post #2340 of 3827
Does $950 qualify as poor man's? See the link below. Perrelet Power Reserve A1004/4. 40mm X 11mm thick.

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