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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by jt10000 View Post


"I'm offended that you choose to wear a watch without a mechanical movement in it. It's a sign of disrespect."  Are you for real?

I will never wear a quartz watch. I had a friend of my mother's who was a Swiss master watchmaker. He taught me the beauty of mechanical movements. There are some high cost quartz watches, but they in the long run do not retain the value of a quartz watch. To me, a good mechanical watch displays the soul of its maker while a quartz is souless creation.

ADDendum: If you do like quartz watches, make sure that it does not look like it came from a cracker jacks box. I have seen quartz watchs with beautiful design. As I said, I prefer mechanical to quartz. It's like the Ford vs Chevy debate. SW vs Colt(for those of you involved in the shooting sports), or what whisky (whiskey) you enjoy. Without variance, we would still be trying to create the first campfire.
Edited by swblueblood - 8/5/12 at 3:24pm
post #32 of 41
Originally Posted by apack View Post

 

Not necessarily.  A good mechanical will work whenever you need it.  A quartz watch will only work whenever it has batteries.  I have a drawer full of quartz watches that have dead batteries.  Mechanicals are more practical for me.

 

Where are you? Are you working on a ship at sea, or in a remote jungle or something? 

 

If you get back to civilization, you may actually be able to have some of the batteries in those watches replaced. Or so I've heard.

post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by jt10000 View Post

Where are you? Are you working on a ship at sea, or in a remote jungle or something? 

If you get back to civilization,
you may actually be able to have some of the batteries in those watches replaced. Or so I've heard.

"Location: Chicago, IL"
post #34 of 41
I'd suggest the OP to look into Citizen Eco-Drive or Seiko Kinetic models in the $300~$500 range (his updated price range). They are widely available so you can easily check them out in person in local shops. With these watches, you don't need to worry about batteries for a very long time (that is, until the capacitors eventually dies, which could take over 10~20 years), and they are generally pretty good quality for the price.

If you're interested in inexpensive mechanical, perhaps take a look at the Chinese brand Sea-Gull. They are not bad at all and there are a few models that could function as a dress watch.
post #35 of 41

Wow looking at the insides of those things are pretty crazy... 

post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by Mox C View Post

On that note, how do people feel about Skagen? For less than $100, I feel pretty good about this watch as an introductory piece on a budget. Somewhere down the road I will probably pick up something more casual as well.

This watch is very sleek and stylish. I would buy this for $100
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by deandbn View Post

That watch looks like a kinda take-off on the current Longines St Imier range with the pink gold and stainless steel and crocodile strap (the white face version). I know the Longines is $3600 and the one you looking at is $100, but maybe you can compare what the real deal looks like. and work from there.
This one has a metal strap and the rose gold

These 2 have the leather straps and are just stainless steel. and are a lot cheaper
cos there is no gold.



Oh I forgot to mention, these watches have something none of the others have, that is VHA (very high accuracy) typically +- 2 seconds per year
I find that mine is usually out by about 5 seconds in 7 years.
post #38 of 41

Those are some beautiful watches...

post #39 of 41

get a used vintage rolex date just for 2,500$ call it a day. or an old omega. be ready to service it for 600$ (every 4 years ) but you will feel proud you have something that is unique (vintage) and of a respectable pedigree. 

 

or if that budget is out of the question you may get some good ideas over here http://www.styleforum.net/t/223261/poor-mans-watch-thread/1830

post #40 of 41

also the watch you posted is a womans watch, and the crystal is made of mineral which means it will scratch ans shatter easily. something to consider.

post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

What does spending >5% of your gross take home on a watch say about you?
The rest of that is just facepalm.gif to the Nth degree. It's fine if you like expensive stuff, but justifying it as a moral or practical necessity is just absurd.

To buy a good or expensive watch takes a simple formula. Savings x Time x Patience = Watch. For years I wore a watch given to me by my mother(a Wyler) which I still own. I used the same formula to purchase my OMAS fountain pen.
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