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post #5596 of 6354
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Thank you! This is the Orient Bambino V2 (with a Hirsch Duke golden brown strap), model number FER2400BW0. Got it for $100! smile.gif

 

Where did you get the watch for $100, as a matter of interest? Looks really fantastic, especially with that strap!

post #5597 of 6354

They can be had for $149 on eBay & Amazon. I am very tempted!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121967436482

http://www.amazon.com/Orient-ER24009W-Bambino-Leather-Automatic/dp/B00HFYUJMS/ref=swr_wa_3_ses

post #5598 of 6354
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Typo. SARG007

Whoops sorry - I didn't mean to quote you. I actually meant to quote my own post since no one had responded. So I wrote "anyone? Pls help" to see if anyone would weigh in.

For those not following, my original request was for some opinions on which Orient Bambino I should get - 1,2, or 3. I think I want black. And if so I think I will rule out 2. So should I go for 1 or 3?
post #5599 of 6354
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Nope (but interested in new options - if any - as well).

 

Tissot has plenty of goodies well under a grand, Raymond Weil too, though I find the latter's designs are often very derivative of Cartier, and a friend who's bought a couple recently has had reliability issues.  The first place I would look for new in this range is Baume & Mercier.  They have designs like the Hampton that have been distinctively theirs for decades, and are always around on massive discounts on Jomashop and the like. I think the brand has a certain old fashioned romance about it too.  If you can give or take a couple of hundred, or wait for the right deal of the week, there are quite a few options.  I'd hold out for the Hampton if she likes the shape, otherwise the Lineas are always cheap.

 

Used, the world is your shellfish.  My suggestion would be a simple Omega, easy to find at that price.  Maybe there just aren't as many lady watch nerds, but smaller watches are just so much cheaper.  Under a thousand you can find a solid gold ladies' watch, with an original presentation box (papers not so often), from a brand like Omega that's now got some real cachet.  You might see the odd LeCoultre, Girard Perregaux or even Cartier if quartz is OK.  But I'm thinking a gold, hand-wound classic Omega, perhaps from her birth year or some other date of meaning.  There are a lot around.

 

 

(@mosy check www.creationwatches.com - good source of discount Orient; I also got my Seiko Orange Monster from them)

post #5600 of 6354
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Originally Posted by Andolin View Post

Where did you get the watch for $100, as a matter of interest? Looks really fantastic, especially with that strap!

Thank you! Got it on Massdrop. And a correction, that's the Duke honey color strap, not golden brown, just in case.
post #5601 of 6354
Thanks for your thoughts, mimo. I'll look into those brands (and if anyone has specific models in mind they like, please share). For ease of use, I think quartz actually will be preferable, especially to hand-wound.
post #5602 of 6354
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Niiice.  I don't need a second Terrascope but I have to admit that I sure do want one.

post #5603 of 6354
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The first place I would look for new in this range is Baume & Mercier.  They have designs like the Hampton that have been distinctively theirs for decades, and are always around on massive discounts on Jomashop and the like. I think the brand has a certain old fashioned romance about it too.  If you can give or take a couple of hundred, or wait for the right deal of the week, there are quite a few options.  I'd hold out for the Hampton if she likes the shape, otherwise the Lineas are always cheap.

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Thanks for your thoughts, mimo. I'll look into those brands (and if anyone has specific models in mind they like, please share). For ease of use, I think quartz actually will be preferable, especially to hand-wound.

My wife has 2 B&Ms and I paid under a grand for each of them. One of them is a Ilea and they are fairly easily found under $1K. One other caveat about women's watches is that women seem to generally want to be able to match their watch bracelet to their other jewelry, so while I kinda despise two-tone bracelets on men's watches, my wife's two-tone Ilea is sort of her default everyday watch since it allows her to wear either gold or silver jewelry with it.

Here's a link: http://www.jomashop.com/baume-and-mercier-ilea-ladies-watch-8773.html

I know you said under $1K, but if you wanted to stretch it and get a watch great watch with a "clean and simple design" that has watchsnob appeal, the Nomos Orion 33, either standard or rose, is around $1,400 through any of the Chrono24 German dealers right now. US retail is obviously much higher. I'm actually currently considering getting the rose version as a mother's day present.

http://www.nomos-glashuette.com/the-watches/orion/orion-33-rose/
post #5604 of 6354
Thanks. The Linea Silver B&M on that page looks pretty good. And the Orion looks very nice.
post #5605 of 6354
I'm really drawn to the shape of the Jean Richard Terrascope. I don't know anything about the brand, but I want one. Anyone care to enlighten me?
post #5606 of 6354
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I'm really drawn to the shape of the Jean Richard Terrascope. I don't know anything about the brand, but I want one. Anyone care to enlighten me?


I have seen some of their watches at Harrod's and they seam to be well made and moderately priced.
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Posting in here so I can subscribe. I need this thread in my life!
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I got my two at Ashford. Very pleased. When I pick my watch for the day I am always drawn to my "JR's" Ashford is always having sales, I got both of mine for $749 (each), flash sale. You won't be disappointed.

http://www.ashford.com/us/watches/jeanrichard/cat6037.cid?N=12106&Ns=primarySKU.activePriceValue_emptysaleprice_plist2960030%7C0&catId=cat6037&pn=brand&q_sortOption=SO_currentPrice&trackUsrOptn=true


Edited by Jazzmenco - 4/27/16 at 7:59am
post #5609 of 6354
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Niiice.  I don't need a second Terrascope but I have to admit that I sure do want one.

I am really drawn to this one. Waiting for a "flash sale"

http://www.ashford.com/us/watches/jeanrichard/terrascope/60500-11-704-BBBB.pid?nid=cpg_cat6037&so=44

post #5610 of 6354
I saw a model on Instagram (I think) with a copper colored dial and I almost fell outta my chair. Really nice. Are there different levels of that watch? Most of the models on Ashford seem to hover around $2500.
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