Graduation Gift: WATCH HELP!!!!!

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  1. Pizza

    Pizza Member

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    My parents are asking me to what I would like for my graduation gift. I would like a nice watch, however the models I have been looking at are way too much. I'm wondering, what is similar to the Omega seamasters but around $1000? It is not imperative, but if you have a great recommendation feel free to post. I really appreciate it. This is a large purchase and I appreciate your help.

    edit: I like the omega line in general, and have a small wrist.
     


  2. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    you could probably find a nice vintage Seamaster for a stack.
     


  3. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior member

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    ask them to instead put $1k toward an IWC spitfire
     


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    poly800rock Senior member

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    sinn..........
     


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    alexanduh Senior member

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    i swear this has been asked
     


  7. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    iwc
     


  8. HarryFlashman

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    Be sure to get an automatic of some type. Sinn is a great company, which makes a great watch... Sinn 556 or 656 http://www.sinnwatch.com/ 556 [​IMG] 656 [​IMG]
     


  9. HarryFlashman

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    For the Omega line, you will really want an automatic, and not one of the very entry level quartz models (i.e., something you'll regret in a few years).

    The Sinn 556 and 656 are under 40mm in size, which is good for someone with a small wrist (unlike many watches, which per the trends, tend to be in excess of 42mm).
     


  10. snowmanxl

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    frederique constant. 700 dollars.

    you can get their inhouse movement but it'll be upwards of 1k
     


  11. MichaelPemulis

    MichaelPemulis Senior member

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    You should definitely be able to find a vintage automatic seamaster for about that much. and you would have a watch that is unique and memorable. Or head over to watchuseek and look through the forums and find watches that you like. They have a B&S too.
     


  12. icelatte

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    I love IWC but I'd avoid anything you'd find for $1000 as it's either fake or very well worn.

    If you want a mechanical (I'm assuming?) dive watch like a Seamaster under $1000:

    Stowa Prodiver or Seatime www.stowa.de

    [​IMG]

    MkII Milsub www.mkiiwatches.com

    [​IMG]


    Westcoastime.com has some nice mechanical watches that aren't as flashy as Omega
    but have nice movements and priced well under your budget.

    [​IMG]

    I also like scouring the sales thread at timezone.com . Good stuff always come up there.
     


  13. gastarbeider

    gastarbeider Senior member

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    pre-owned seamaster, possibly a pre-owned sinn, or a new hamilton khaki.
     


  14. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    If you don't mind the wait, Stowa or Archimede.
     


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    irbe Senior member

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    ask them to instead put $1k toward an IWC spitfire

    Where would you find IWC spitfire going for that?
     


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