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post #46 of 96
As a wise man once said, "Times to short to measure with a cheap watch". Buy the "best" you can afford. I'd rather have one nice Omega or Cartier that three of whatever.
post #47 of 96
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How do you read the time on that?
post #48 of 96
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How do you read the time on that?

God knows, it's awful!
post #49 of 96
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As a wise man once said, "Times to short to measure with a cheap watch". Buy the "best" you can afford. I'd rather have one nice Omega or Cartier that three of whatever.

+1

I'd rather have my Omega.

Next watch for me is a Stowa Marine Original.
post #50 of 96

No.  Find a nice Timex or Casio for around 30 bucks.  Buy a new one every year for 50 years and you'll eventually spend $1500.  Try finding a designer watch that lasts that long (and doesn't have any scratches).  By the way, you won't tell time any better by paying more.

post #51 of 96

If you have that much money, start giving to charity.

post #52 of 96

A nice watch will last a lifetime.  If you have the extra money and you enjoy watches, then do it.  If you don;t have money to spare, stick with a Seiko. 

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At that budget level, use your cell phone for the time and buy clothes with the money.


^^ should be a golden rule

post #54 of 96
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^^ should be a golden rule


Makes sense to me. I rarely wear my watches as I find myself looking at my iPhone for just about everything nowadays.
post #55 of 96
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I bought an Omega Seamaster automatic about 10 years ago, still running strong. Never had to have it serviced, continues to look great.. and I haven't exactly been gentle with it. I can easily see it lasting a lifetime, if not longer. On the other hand I also have a vice for constantly buying cheap watches... but they never have the staying power of the Omega. If you're going to shell out some good cash for a nice watch, get something timeless and classy.
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That Omega is abosulutely beautiful! 

post #56 of 96
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I bought an Omega Seamaster automatic about 10 years ago, still running strong. Never had to have it serviced, continues to look great.. and I haven't exactly been gentle with it. I can easily see it lasting a lifetime, if not longer. On the other hand I also have a vice for constantly buying cheap watches... but they never have the staying power of the Omega. If you're going to shell out some good cash for a nice watch, get something timeless and classy.
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Nice watch. Past Time to go get it serviced though. May be running ok but unseen damage is occurring due to friction.
post #57 of 96

 

wore the first one for a bit and then got rid it.  picked up the Raymond Weil watch on a 1/2 off deal and couldn't be happier.

post #58 of 96
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Originally Posted by jimmyoneill View Post

When it comes to watches, anything between $40-$2500 is a waste of money. You are paying for the brand name, not the construction or quality of craftsmanship. If it were me, I'd get a solid timeless expensive one. You'll treasure it a lot more.


If you are going for the expensive one, make sure it is an Automatic (winds itself due to the movement of your wrist), and steer completely clear of anything Quartz.

http://men.style.com/gq/fashion/landing?id=content_5588


This may be of use to you.





I don't agree with this statement. I've bought quite a few watches in this price range for their design features, even if they aren't from highly prestigious houses. I quite like Oris and Ventura watches, for example, which don't have as much name-brand recognition, but whose designs I appreciate.

i have a nice Fendi watch that looks great, still ticking, and was bought 13 years ago for ~$400.
post #59 of 96
I think that this is the right answer.

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Jimmy's cut off of $2,500 retail makes sense, though there are some great brands that slip in under that cutoff. If I were going to have only one watch, I'd get a used Omega Speedmaster (around $1,800 used with box, tags, and original receipt from authorized dealer if you look around). With a few straps (black and brown, probably croc) and the bracelet it comes on you can dress it up or down as much as you need.
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wore the first one for a bit and then got rid it.  picked up the Raymond Weil watch on a 1/2 off deal and couldn't be happier.

Any watch enthusiast knows that the Rolex GMT is a classic. Those watches are meant to last a lifetime.
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