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post #3361 of 3864
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Originally Posted by crescent11 View Post
 

Hey everyone, I'm new here.

 

I'm graduating with a master's degree soon and also turning 26, so I'm thinking of getting myself a nice watch. I have a rather small wrist, so I was looking at a Cartier tank solo in large at the moment.

 

Do you guys have any other suggestions or recommendations for guys with small wrists like myself?

 

I have really small wrists, as can be seen in the picture I posted. Have you considered an Omega Seamaster in the 36.25mm variation?

post #3362 of 3864
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I have really small wrists, as can be seen in the picture I posted. Have you considered an Omega Seamaster in the 36.25mm variation?

I was actually looking at Omega Seamaster, Aqua Terra to be specific. It didn't initially grab my attention at first, but I'm kind of liking it, especially because of the fact that the watch is very versatile while Tank Solo might be good for fall and winter with its black leather band... Still debating. :) I like something sleek and classy after all.

post #3363 of 3864
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post
 

 

The Hamilton Khaki is definitely a clean design, and it should work for pretty much any setting. I'd definitely recommend it as a solid choice in the $400-500 range. It's automatic, and it definitely looks better in person than in Amazon pictures.

 

 

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Nice watch! I just got a Hamilton last week... so it is a poor man's watch? :eh:

 

Dammit Mexico... I think I overpaid for it then... I paid $20,000 pesos, that is $1,540 usd.

 

 

post #3364 of 3864
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
 

 

Nice watch! I just got a Hamilton last week... so it is a poor man's watch? :eh:

 

Dammit Mexico... I think I overpaid for it then... I paid $20,000 pesos, that is $1,540 usd.


 

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Thanks! Yours is a gorgeous watch, and I wouldn't call it a poor man's watch, but the one I posted was only a third the price.

post #3365 of 3864
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post
 

 

Thanks! Yours is a gorgeous watch, and I wouldn't call it a poor man's watch, but the one I posted was only a third the price.

 

Oh, gotcha. Anyway, where did you get yours? I like it a lot.

post #3366 of 3864
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
 

 

Oh, gotcha. Anyway, where did you get yours? I like it a lot.

 

I got it off Amazon for about $420, delivered, but it looks like it's priced even lower now.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J179X6/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

post #3367 of 3864
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Nice watch! I just got a Hamilton last week... so it is a poor man's watch? eh.gif

Dammit Mexico... I think I overpaid for it then... I paid $20,000 pesos, that is $1,540 usd.

I've noticed there is a huge price range for Hamilton watches and there seems to be quite a bit of variation even for what seems to be the same model. Every time I look into getting one I start getting overwhelmed by the price variations and trying to keep the specifications of each various model straight.

FWIW, your Hamilton looks great and you being happy with it should be what matters in the long term.
post #3368 of 3864
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


I've noticed there is a huge price range for Hamilton watches and there seems to be quite a bit of variation even for what seems to be the same model. Every time I look into getting one I start getting overwhelmed by the price variations and trying to keep the specifications of each various model straight.

FWIW, your Hamilton looks great and you being happy with it should be what matters in the long term.

 

Thanks, I am happy. :D

 

Didn't know that there were a lot of Hamilton's watches for a lot of price ranges. They only bring a few around here. 

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Grabbed this one off CL a month ago. Was obsessed with auto racing as a kid so even though it's not a more 'traditional' brand, I like it. From what I can tell its powered by the ETA 2824. Keeps good enough time to keep me happy.

post #3370 of 3864
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Originally Posted by crescent11 View Post

I was actually looking at Omega Seamaster, Aqua Terra to be specific. It didn't initially grab my attention at first, but I'm kind of liking it, especially because of the fact that the watch is very versatile while Tank Solo might be good for fall and winter with its black leather band... Still debating. smile.gif I like something sleek and classy after all.

If Vintage watches don't scare you, that is a good way to go. They tend to range from 34-38mm. If you go to Watch Recon and type in "vintage", there should be quite a few in several price ranges.
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Thanks, I am happy.

Didn't know that there were a lot of Hamilton's watches for a lot of price ranges. They only bring a few around here.

I hate to say it but you overpaid and that might be because of your location. Hamiltons are mostly under 1k USD except for chronos which always go for more.
post #3371 of 3864
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post


I hate to say it but you overpaid and that might be because of your location. Hamiltons are mostly under 1k USD except for chronos which always go for more.

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I will buy my watches now from Amazon. I found a Tag Carrera in $3,300 usd. That same one here costs $80,000 pesos! That is $5,925 usd!
post #3372 of 3864
Prestige Time is another good one to check for several brands.

http://www.prestigetime.com/brand/Tag-Heuer.html
post #3373 of 3864
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Prestige Time is another good one to check for several brands.

http://www.prestigetime.com/brand/Tag-Heuer.html

Thanks!
post #3374 of 3864

I currently own 2 watches which both qualify as poor mans watches:

 

My main watch (use it nearly every day) is from Maurice Lacroix. I bought it some 6-7 years ago and I am still very happy I bought it. I don’t recall the exact model though and regret I didn’t keep the original box it came in:

 

Also, I still have a (rectangular, silver casing and band, black display) DKNY watch I got for my 18th birthday. It has fallen into disuse a bit however since I bought my Lacroix and needs a new battery. No pics of it atm, but will make/post one when I get a chance

post #3375 of 3864
Very nice smile.gif Maurice Lacroix is not a poor man's watch
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