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If you're looking for the best bang under 500 dollars:

1. Jean Marcel
2. Ernest Borel
3. Movado Kingmatic Series( 1881 series, which employs modified ETA movements; huge discounts can be had)
There are certainly a lot more but you can PM me if you have questions.
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Thanks for the list, Coho.
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Originally Posted by 40kaas-nl View Post
I am buying a used Reverso Classique in 2 weeks (the seller is on vacation). Always wanted one... They are very nice watches in my eyes and the size is just "right" for my wrist. JLC makes their own movements I think and they even started out as a manufacturer of movements for Patek etc. a century ago.
I've got a Reverso Duo - I love it, but I've found that I mostly wear it on the white-faced side instead of the black-faced side with the smaller dial and the "day night" indicator.

It is a great watch. Very high quality - the reverso mechanism is gapless and smooth as silk.
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Originally Posted by el Guapo WOngO! View Post
Enjoy:

Rolex SS GMT Master IIc





Rolex SS GMT Master II




What size are those watches? They seem 44-45mm, right? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by millionaire75 View Post
What size are those watches? They seem 44-45mm, right? Thanks.

Both are 40-ish mm (but the "c" looking chunkier because of the new "SuperCase".

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Originally Posted by lee lin View Post
what watch would look great on a black/navy solid bond/ nato strap? i remember seeing a pic of a 1960's rolex sub in the dream watch thread that looked amazing. is there anything else that can look equally good? i was thinking sinn but the u series are huge.

Well, what a coincidence - I took pics of my NATOed watches this afternoon...



From left to right;

Birth-month Seiko 6309-7040
Seiko Marinemaster 300m SBDX001
Birth-year Tudor Submariner 79090
Omega SeMP Quartz

I've also used my '69 Speedy on a NATO strap several times, and it looks stunning;



/M
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Sorry for the cross-post, but these cufflinks are made from watch parts...

from http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=10879681

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^kinky
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Originally Posted by Coho View Post
You can't go by the opinions on TZ. For me, here are a few great lower-priced makers that I hold in high esteem:


12. Rolex

Did they change their prices without telling anyone?

Id add stowa and archimede to the list as well....

dl
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What size are those watches? They seem 44-45mm, right? Thanks.

Rolex GMTs are 40mm.
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elguapolongo, do you shave your arms?
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Did they change their prices without telling anyone?

Id add stowa and archimede to the list as well....

dl

Seems our idea of "lower-priced" doesn't jive well together.

I've been leaning towards the Antea KS, but even that's pushing the boundaries of my budget. I'll keep looking into the other brands for now.
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Seems our idea of "lower-priced" doesn't jive well together.

To be honest, Coho's list is far from definitive; he conveniently ignored Stowa while quoting your post mentioning the brand, then later posted this => personal interests at work? And if you do a quick SF search for (Movado) Kingmatic, you'll see that the aesthetic is, hmmm, a little strange.

On top of that, any "budget watches" list that doesn't include Seiko with their fantastic Japan-only offerings is seriously flawed, IMO.
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Honestly, "good value" is an evasive perception that's more broadly appreciated by some compared to others. For me, you have to start with a reliable movement, then everything else is secondary.

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To be honest, Coho's list is far from definitive; he conveniently ignored Stowa while quoting your post mentioning the brand, then later posted this => personal interests at work? And if you do a quick SF search for (Movado) Kingmatic, you'll see that the aesthetic is, hmmm, a little strange.

On top of that, any "budget watches" list that doesn't include Seiko with their fantastic Japan-only offerings is seriously flawed, IMO.
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^ Fair enough, and (I think) I understand where you're coming from. But not everyone has the means, time, knowledge and/or interests to open watch cases, examine movements and mod the dial/hand/bezel to their liking.
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Originally Posted by el Guapo WOngO! View Post
Enjoy:

Rolex SS GMT Master IIc





Rolex SS GMT Master II



Nice watches.
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
To be honest, Coho's list is far from definitive; he conveniently ignored Stowa while quoting your post mentioning the brand, then later posted this => personal interests at work?

I know you said it half-jokingly, but the Stowa he was interested in has a higher-quality movement.

I think a Japanese Seiko is where I'll look first. Ultimately, though, I'd love to own something similar to the Rolexes el Guapo posted a while back.
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