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post #31 of 44
Military Watch Company has some really nice watches under $150, including a few mechanicals. http://www.militarywatchcompany.com/shop.php?cPath=15&osCsid=aqgkciom2516al9b8cl7di18k6
post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by Twotone View Post

Seiko 5 -- way too many choices:

http://www.pmwf.com/Watches/WATCHSALES/SeikoFiveSalesTable.htm

+1
Seiko 5 is a sure fire winner. Asthetically pleasing styles, rugged, durable and automatic. Thousands of them available at a price that most men could easily afford more than one.
post #33 of 44
Seiko Diver (SKX007, etc.)
Seiko 5
Sea-Gull M186S, M185S, M187S (That Seagull on the gator band posted earlier is mine biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif)
Orient ..... insert watch here

Or save up a little bit and pick up a Stowa, Archimede Pilot, or Hamilton icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post

Seiko Diver (SKX007, etc.)

+ a million on the 007

Looks great and is a hardy watch (I've actually taking it diving).
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by svelten View Post

I have a stupid habit of taking them off frequently as they are generally uncomfortable on my wrist after a long day, especially while travelling which I do quite often throughout the year. I've lost an average of one every couple of years ever since I've started working and each of the watches have been at least $300-$500. I can stomach randomly losing something cheap and replaceable and chalk it up to incidental travel expenditure. They're honestly the only things I ever lose. It's too bad watches are such a hallmark of men's style because I hate the feeling of them on my wrist.

 

I know that feel bro.

post #36 of 44
i'll second the comments on the timexes. i've got three that i wear in rotation with my dad's old rolex. guess which watches get the most comments?
post #37 of 44
Orient mako in blue can be had for $110, with 50% discount code, easily find. Beats any seiko 5 in quality and style easily.
post #38 of 44
Seiko Black Monster. The price keeps going up on these since everyone keeps buying them up. Definitely worth its low price. They used to be around what you're looking for when new now you're lucky to find them at that range used but they're out there.

Orient Blue Mako. Not as bulky as the Monster but the blue dial is so CLEAN!

Since you say you loose watches or will treat them like crap I think a diver watch would work well. Citizen makes nice chronos as well.
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by djwoblely View Post

Seiko Black Monster. The price keeps going up on these since everyone keeps buying them up. Definitely worth its low price. They used to be around what you're looking for when new now you're lucky to find them at that range used but they're out there.
Orient Blue Mako. Not as bulky as the Monster but the blue dial is so CLEAN!
Since you say you loose watches or will treat them like crap I think a diver watch would work well. Citizen makes nice chronos as well.

Agreed. I would add the Blue Spark to this list, which was discontinued a few years ago. Now that was a clean face. Maybe a touch or two outside the $150 limit, though.

post #40 of 44
^^

they go for about $500 on ebay now, when you can find one.
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

^^
they go for about $500 on ebay now, when you can find one.

How I wish I knew about this beauty 2-3 years ago. I hope they don't do something like discontinue the Orient Bambino before I grab one!
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by NamlikeaG6 View Post

Orient mako in blue can be had for $110, with 50% discount code, easily find. Beats any seiko 5 in quality and style easily.

Blue orient mako + Pepsi bezel = <3
My next daily watch for sure.
post #43 of 44
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Originally Posted by svelten View Post

So I have this problem where I'm constantly denting, scratching or even losing watches, the last victim being a nice Hamilton Khaki hence outside of formal occasions I would rather wear something cheap and disposable for daily use and travelling. What would you recommend I look into? Strictly nothing over $150 new or used. I'm not as concerned about mechanics as I am about having something with a good, timeless style. One of my favorite looking, more affordable watches is the Stowa Airman but that's way out of my prince range.
Thanks

You are the perfect canadate for a pocket watchsmile.gif

post #44 of 44

you will love the Submaster by Cooper- have a look at www.cooperwatches.co.uk

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