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post #16 of 141
FWIW, I find the watch linked in the OP really ugly. IMO, all the other watches posted in this thread look nicer than that one (yes whacked - even the Poljot )

I personally disagree with the advice to buy a Timex. Don't settle for something you don't really want and are not proud of wearing. There are nice watches at every possible price point in the spectrum (see the <$400 watch thread) so decide on a budget and find one you really like in that budget.

I'd rather wear no watch than a "transitional" Timex I never really wanted but bought while saving for another watch.
post #17 of 141
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
I like the look of the Aviator but cannot find it anywhere online other than on some dodgy looking Argentinian websites ... any ideas on where it can be found?

Seiko SNK803/805/807/809 are made for the Asian market, thus could only be found through eBay:'

http://jewelry.search.ebay.com/seiko...chiZQQsaprcloZ
or
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...e=search&fgtp=
post #18 of 141
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
Seiko SNK803/805/807/809 are made for the Asian market, thus could only be found through eBay:'

http://jewelry.search.ebay.com/seiko...chiZQQsaprcloZ
or
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...e=search&fgtp=



thanks whacked! ...haven't had my morning coffee yet!
post #19 of 141
That hamilton is great.
post #20 of 141
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
The exact Poljot model is available here for $130 + whatever S&H charge. No first hand experience so you might want to do a research before buying.

Street price for the Archimede Pilot is more like $400 though; used ones pop up on TZ/PMWF from time to time for ~$330. Sorry I wasn't clear enough.

thank you very much whacked.
post #21 of 141
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
I'm not a fan at all, especially at $250 - whatever Overstock discount of the day there mgiht be. For aviator/military influenced watches in this price range, I'd much prefer any of the below:

Seiko 5 Aviator / Military


Archimede Pilot



Hamilton Khaki Chrono (a bit out of your price range, however)


Photos courtesy of PMWF and member nastyandy's collection


Whacked, what is the price of that seiko aviator military and the hamilton khaki chrono?
also do you know where to get all these three?

thanks once again.
post #22 of 141
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Originally Posted by shoe View Post
Whacked, what is the price of that seiko aviator military and the hamilton khaki chrono?
also do you know where to get all these three?

thanks once again.

You're lucky I feel like procrastinating tonight.

Seiko: ~ $60 shipped IIRC
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
Seiko SNK803/805/807/809 are made for the Asian market, thus could only be found through eBay:'

http://jewelry.search.ebay.com/seiko...chiZQQsaprcloZ
or
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...e=search&fgtp=

Hamilton Khaki Action Chrono: seller accuratewatch on eBay has the best prices. Here's an example.

Archimede Pilot: buy it here or directly from the manufacturer.
post #23 of 141
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
Seiko 5 Aviator / Military


Hamilton Khaki Chrono (a bit out of your price range, however)


Much better options, IMO
post #24 of 141
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
You're lucky I feel like procrastinating tonight.

Seiko: ~ $60 shipped IIRC


Hamilton Khaki Action Chrono: seller accuratewatch on eBay has the best prices. Here's an example.

Archimede Pilot: buy it here or directly from the manufacturer.

thanks.
for the seiko, is it safe to buy from the singapore sellers?
post #25 of 141
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Originally Posted by shoe View Post
thanks. for the seiko, is it safe to buy from the singapore sellers?
I've heard that with some companies, Tissot for example, that internationally purchased items must be serviced in the country that the watch was manufactured in. I had a friend who purchased a Tissot in Switerzland and they wouldn't let him service it in the US because they claimed it used different parts. I like the Seiko 5 in the beige too. I think having both wouldn't be too bad.
post #26 of 141
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Originally Posted by shoe View Post
thanks.
for the seiko, is it safe to buy from the singapore sellers?

Yes. Just perform a feedback check on the seller and see what type of warranty is included. The latter should not be a deal-breaker though, as Seiko 5 autos are designed to be beat around / used and abused (as the line's target audience are mens who only own 1 watch at any given time).
post #27 of 141
I'll be the guinea pig on the Seiko. What color do you guys like? It seems to come in navy, black, olive, and beige. I'm thinking either the olive or the beige.
post #28 of 141
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Originally Posted by rambo View Post
I'll be the guinea pig on the Seiko. What color do you guys like? It seems to come in navy, black, olive, and beige. I'm thinking either the olive or the beige.

not that i want you to be a guinea pig, but i really like this one

http://cgi.ebay.com/Seiko-5-Military...QQcmdZViewItem

but olive is neat too.
i look forward to what you think of the watch if you get it.
post #29 of 141
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Originally Posted by shoe View Post
not that i want you to be a guinea pig, but i really like this one http://cgi.ebay.com/Seiko-5-Military-Automatic-Mens-Watch-SNK807K-SNK807_W0QQitemZ190171126887QQihZ009QQcategoryZ31387QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem but olive is neat too. i look forward to what you think of the watch if you get it.
Just for you Shoe, I put in an offer on the blue one. I wonder if he'll bite?
post #30 of 141
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Just for you Shoe, I put in an offer of $50 on the blue one. I wonder if he'll bite?


rambo, i believe he will bite that. good luck with the ship and the watch. hope it is really worth it.

i mean,i have a couple of seikos and they are all winners, just hope this one from singapore is worth it i meant.

if it works out, i may get one for myself as well.
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