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good value watch for under $300

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mr.loverman, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. cuspeeder

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  2. singlechange

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    Something like this Steinhart GMT can be had for around $300 if you look at some wellknown watch websites.
     


  3. gdl203

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    To reject quartz (particularly 3rd generation high-frequency or thermo-compensated movements) is to reject the best timekeeping you can buy.
    Yes. and ?
     


  4. Joffrey

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

    Should I be suspicious of $30 seikos whose auctions are ending in 20 minutes?
     


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    I dig my Citizen Eco-Drive > solar powered, retail is $600 but you can find it for less!
     


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    I recently purchased this watch http://tinyurl.com/4bhujg (looks a lot better in person) not a bad watch for only 95 dollars
     


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    Anything from Tissot, Seiko, or Swatch will serve you well.
     


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    stowa second hand.....hamilton, tissot, seiko spirit
     


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    I think this for about $300:

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    And this for about $400:

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    Are incredibly attractive.
     


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    No quartz please. If your budget is $30, OK sure. If your budget is $300, then definitely not.
    And why not? Simpler (and certainly more advanced) technology, bigger bang for buck, more features (at a cheaper price) and so on, ad infinitum. If anything, going quartz or quasi-digital for that price will give you some really good options (e.g. Tissot T-touch). I've never understood going with a wind-up or an automatic watch, unless you are planning on going to the moon or to a place where you are magically going to be away from a battery store for the next few years. And even then, just carry another bloody watch. If you want brand name and elitism, then fine, go with an automatic or whatever. But if you want good functionality and superior technology at a cheaper price, nothing can beat quartz.
     


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    Metlin, I suggest you buy your rubber wellies now, and give up all those nice shoes. Automatics are better because movements are beautiful.
     


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    And this for about $400:

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    Are incredibly attractive.


    That one is amazingly attractive. Very elegant, even compared to watches at higher price levels.
     


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