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Favorite "cheap" watch?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    My wife went through two Skagen's, and both broke. Granted, they cost about $10 at century 21, but durability was terrible. Now she wears an eco-drive:

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  2. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Allright, I have to admit that I do have a Skagen. Titanium case, interesting square case. But I never wear it. a) I am not that big a fan of quartz anymore b) the rubber strap is uncomfortable c) big scratch on crystal d) even my cheapest Soviet watch (a $35 with shipping Albatross Amphibia) has more character and Panache [​IMG] But for quartz they make interesting designs, quite low profile (for quartz). Edit: I also have a Citizen Ecodrive San Remo chronograph that while nice does not get much wear. I have it on a nice Bros Dakota brown strap but still... [​IMG]
     
  3. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    chorse123 - Since you picked a sports watch as an example for your post, the two brands that come to mind and that I would recommend (in the new watch category - i.e. not vintage or second-hand) are Seiko and Hamilton.

    Here's an example of Hamilton that I like in that price range:
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    Are you actually looking for one or is it just a discussion topic?


    I own that one with a brown leather band.
     
  4. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    Okay, y'all effectively spooked me off the Skagens, although I do like the styling.
     
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    SGladwell Well-Known Member

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    I bought a watch aboard a KLM flight several years ago by a company called Time Design for about 80 euros. ($80 or less then.) Can't find them on the internet. It has a strange crystal, "synthetic diamond" rather than sapphire. It works, though. It is raised from the case and I treat it like garbage, but it has nary a scratch. Quite unlike a Diesel watch that somebody gifted me.... it gets me lots of compliments, including a free bottle of wine from the purveyor of a local liquor shop who owns the same watch.
     
  7. billiebob

    billiebob Well-Known Member

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    Another thumb down for Skagen quality...
    My father got a titanium Skagen, and within a week the crystal fell OFF!
     
  8. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    as someone who does not like to wear one (i even remove it and put it inside my drawer at work), i only bought one for the sole reason of accessorizing. after all the brands i went through, i finally ended up with an omega speedmaster in stainless. at least it can be worn in both casual and more dressed up occassions.
     
  9. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    What are your thoughts on Locman?
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    Or Ollech & Wajs:
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  10. morse

    morse Well-Known Member

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    My Victorinox chronograph- got it on sale for $60, originally $240...mine's yellow faced with black leather strap and markers

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