If you had $250 to spend on a watch...

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  1. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    If I had 250 bucks to spend on a watch, I'd probably spend it on a night out with my wife instead.

    (awww....)
     


  2. Exit English

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    Seiko Orange Monster looks really cheap to me. Not sure what it is, but it looks cheap.
    If I had 250 bucks to spend on a watch, I'd probably spend it on a night out with my wife instead. (awww....)
    Take her for a walk on the beach and also get the watch. Best of both worlds.
     


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    Nice thought but she ain't a cheap date.
     


  4. Exit English

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    Nice thought but she ain't a cheap date.

    I think I would still rather go for the watch. This however is coming from someone who just spent $400 on a tattoo today so who knows if my opinion is even valid.
     


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    Hmm, yes, well, I guess the watch would last longer...
     


  6. TheBlackBruceWayne

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    it never ever crossed my mind to look at vintage watches i spent 325 on an Emporio Armani [​IMG] about a year ago the next watch i purchase, i'm going vintage
     


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    Stay away from Hamilton, Swiss army, et cetera. Go for something with a bit of character. That Laco automatic was pretty cool. Try and find a used Sinn. That would be ideal.
     


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    To be honest, as much love as Seiko gets, if someone were looking to get a watch that looks like it cost a lot more than he pair, he should probably stay away from Seiko especially if you live in the U.S. I would also stay way from Citizen for that matter.

    For $250, OP is better off buying a Burberry watch made by Fossil. People will think it is expensive being a designer watch and the quartz movement is pretty maintenance free so good for new watch owners.


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  9. XenoX101

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    Seiko Samurai is great [​IMG] Seiko Spirit is good too [​IMG] Tissot PRC200 - these have a great polish on the bezel, otherwise great watch for the money [​IMG] Hamilton are good too though many of the models are pretty obnoxious/gaudy
     


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    While MKII has some of the nicest customs out there now(the Blackwater is so nice), I'd still recommend Harold Ng/Yokobies for the price and quick service. Not the best lume, but at this price point, you're looking for a watch that looks decent and will last you, not something for night time operations(and if that, I'd be looking at something with tritium, or perhaps a digital like a G-Shock or Suunto). IMO a custom sterile homage with a 7S26 movement on a good strap or bracelet, is one of the better watch bargains out there. If you had a larger budget I'd go with the Bill Yao/MK II or Chris Wiegand/Lum-Tec customs.

    With just a little more than your budget, I was able to get a Sinn 656 styled Seiko SNKH63K for when I'm more dressed up, and a G-Shock GW7900B-1 to beat up at work and when I'm working out or surfing. But with your budget I was able to get a watch, a tropical Jurgen flieger strap and bund. If you shop used you can get something more to your liking for much less.

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    Here's Harold's own photo:

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    While MKII has some of the nicest customs out there now(the Blackwater is so nice), I'd still recommend Harold Ng/Yokobies for the price and quick service. Not the best lume, but at this price point, you're looking for a watch that looks decent and will last you, not something for night time operations(and if that, I'd be looking at something with tritium, or perhaps a digital like a G-Shock or Suunto). IMO a custom sterile homage with a 7S26 movement on a good strap or bracelet, is one of the better watch bargains out there. If you had a larger budget I'd go with the Bill Yao/MK II or Chris Wiegand/Lum-Tec customs. With just a little more than your budget, I was able to get a Sinn 656 styled Seiko SNKH63K for when I'm more dressed up, and a G-Shock GW7900B-1 to beat up at work and when I'm working out or surfing. But with your budget I was able to get a watch, a tropical Jurgen flieger strap and bund. If you shop used you can get something more to your liking for much less. [​IMG] Here's Harold's own photo: [​IMG]
    Sinn's are the most beautiful watches, they never cease to mesmerize me with their perfect balance. Graphic designers would love Sinn watches.
     


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    Info on the leather strap? I'm looking for one for my SNK809 I got from Harold
     


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