good value watch for under $300

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  1. mr.loverman

    mr.loverman Senior member

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    can you guys suggest a good watch for under $300?
     


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    Big A Senior member

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    Hamilton Khaki automatic
     


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    Look for a quartz Tissot with a saphire crystal and 100M water resistance. I have had one for almost ten years with no problem.
     


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    Look for a quartz Tissot with a saphire crystal and 100M water resistance. I have had one for almost ten years with no problem.



    totally agree
     


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    No quartz please. If your budget is $30, OK sure. If your budget is $300, then definitely not.
     


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    No quartz please. If your budget is $30, OK sure. If your budget is $300, then definitely not.

    +1


    in no particular order:

    Seiko Divers, particularly Samurais and Monsters
    Seiko 5
    Christopher Ward
    Hamilton Khakis (due to recent appreciation, prob pre-owned is a better deal)
    used Seiko Prospex/Spirit
    Poljot Chronographs


    say no to:

    GermanAsian brands (Sturling Original, Trias etc. in short, any watches you can buy off in-flight shopping mag)
    most Invictas
    replicas
    quartz watches
     


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    seiko 5 sports divers automatic. look at overstock.com. I have one as my "beater" watch and love it.
     


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    Flambeur Senior member

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    +1


    in no particular order:

    Seiko Divers, particularly Samurais and Monsters
    Seiko 5
    Christopher Ward
    Hamilton Khakis (due to recent appreciation, prob pre-owned is a better deal)
    used Seiko Prospex/Spirit
    Poljot Chronographs


    say no to:

    GermanAsian brands (Sturling Original, Trias etc. in short, any watches you can buy off in-flight shopping mag)
    most Invictas
    replicas
    quartz watches


    I second that.
     


  10. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    by the way, I find Overstock.com has a good selection if you are looking to pick up a Hamilton (Khaki for $129?) or a seiko(diver auto for $220) or something like that.
     


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    ld111134 Senior member

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    I have this Sturhling Original and I really like it.
     


  12. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    What is the japanses site that sells many of the Seiko watches that are Japan only? I thought i had it bookmarked but can't find it?
     


  13. JohnRov

    JohnRov Well-Known Member

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    What is the japanses site that sells many of the Seiko watches that are Japan only? I thought i had it bookmarked but can't find it?

    http://kseiya.zoovy.com/
     


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    No quartz please. If your budget is $30, OK sure. If your budget is $300, then definitely not.
    I strongly disagree with this. Quartz vs mechanical is a personal choice. Both have advantages and disadvantages. To reject quartz (particularly 3rd generation high-frequency or thermo-compensated movements) is to reject the best timekeeping you can buy.

    Whichever way you 'swing' on this one, Seiko is an excellent choice. Here's two examples in the diving watch arena:

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    Mechanical (automatic) on the left, high-end quartz on the right. Both superb watches, both available within your budget.

    If you'd prefer something more classically styled, a Spirit would be a good choice on the mechanical side (though might be a shade above your budget) or something like a SBQK079 for quartz.
     


  15. MrGimpy

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    What is the japanses site that sells many of the Seiko watches that are Japan only? I thought i had it bookmarked but can't find it?

    There's also this eBay store for Asian market Seikos: http://stores.ebay.com/WATCHES-LIMITED
     


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