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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Any opinions on this watch? Thinking about getting one with the black face as a casual daily wearer. Probably not the best value but I think it looks good and is unique.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Black-Fleece-Watch/FZ00131,default,pd.html?dwvar_FZ00131_Color=BLCK&contentpos=2&cgid=0719

http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2012/10/watch-of-the-week-black-fleece-by-brooks-brothers.html
post #2 of 7
When I clicked on this, I 100% expected to tell you to get something else. After looking at the specs though, it actually isn't a bad choice. The dial is relatively clean and simple, very versatile in fact. The glass is sapphire and the watch is 100 M water resistant, two things I always look for in any sort of daily watch. You also know the movement is made by Seiko, which means you will know who can service it.

The only thing I hesitate about is that while Seiko is really a fantastic manufacturer, their lower quality movements are not so stellar. Their accuracy can be really pretty bad, worse than say an ETA counterpart. That said, you might be able to have it regulated and solve any potential issues.

All in all, $850 seems like a bit much for that watch, especially when you can get a Hamilton Jazzmaster for ~$500-600. However, if you really like it, you could do worse. If you managed to get a deal on it, it would make the watch much more attractive.
post #3 of 7
$850 seems a lot for a Seiko.

You might consider this Prometheus as an alternative.

http://www.prometheuswatch.com/product/prometheus-signatura-swiss-made-automatic-watch-enamel-black-dial-daydate/
post #4 of 7

I'm not seeing the value here.  I'd sooner buy a Hamilton and pocket the change.

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by pendragon View Post

$850 seems a lot for a Seiko.

You might consider this Prometheus as an alternative.

http://www.prometheuswatch.com/product/prometheus-signatura-swiss-made-automatic-watch-enamel-black-dial-daydate/

Yeah basically a Seiko with a different name on the dial.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions everyone - you've convinced me to look elsewhere. Now leaning towards getting Halios Laguna diver - about the same price.
post #7 of 7
If you like it, buy it. Who cares what other people say

However, I'm sure the craftsmanship does not equal to a $850 watch. You could find a fantastic pre-owned one on watchuseek or here for that price.

I personally find the watch boring and unattractive but once again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Cheers
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