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

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by boxdiver, May 17, 2010.

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Lol, get outta here. A watch 'enthusiast's' 'beater' is usually something like an Omega Seamaster. There's nothing beautiful nor special about watches in this price range with their horrible movements and horrible attention to detail. I agree with you, a G-Shock is fantastic for its durability and features......but I would never wear it with anything other than gym shorts. As would most watch 'enthusiasts' you speak of.

    and OP also stated '$250 for a watch that looks like more than you paid for it'. Somebody who is familiar with watches can tell fairly easy if you're wearing a nice wrist piece or not.


    Not true at all. There are plenty of WISers who beats the hell out of a GShock, some of them even have a handful of GShocks in their collection. I own a GShock myself and usually wear it when just running quick errands to the grocery store or hiking or swimming or travelling, it has more use than you think. The atomic clock is a great feature.

    Lots of WISers also has plenty of quartz watch as a beater, ranging from Tissot to Longines, Seiko to Citizen and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I also have a few Burberry watches (made by Fossil) that I used to use as beaters.

    Plus trust me, there aren't many people who would know about watches so buying a watch to impress the general public doesn't really need the best watch for the buck. Hell plenty WISers regard Omega as a better watchmaker than Rolex but you take a poll of a 100 random people in the mall and I bet 90 out of 100 would say Rolex is a a way better watch. Hell 80 out of those 100 people would probably say Tag Heuer is better than Omega. It's the perception that is created that seems to matter to the OP and that is why I recommended a designer brands because the general public would still view it as an expensive watch, outside of WISers people will think the OP spent more on it than he did.
     


  2. wagthesam

    wagthesam Senior member

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    Just don't get a replica. I saw this poor looking asian dude wearing an IWC big pilot the other day and asked him about it. Like I was expecting, his response screamed 100% replica. Pretty damn pathetic. People who don't know watches won't be able to tell your crappy watch apart from any other watch and people who know watches will laugh at you.
     


  3. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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  4. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd probably save a little more cash and go with a Laco classic Fleiger: [​IMG] or a Precista PRS-5. Both decent build quality and great looking.
     


  5. CosmicOsmo

    CosmicOsmo Senior member

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    I've been looking for a decent watch for a while, and after reading this thread I decided to snatch up this late 70's Omega for $150: [​IMG]
     


  6. potemkin_city_limits

    potemkin_city_limits Senior member

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    I've been looking for a decent watch for a while, and after reading this thread I decided to snatch up this late 70's Omega for $150:

    [​IMG]


    God damn thats a good price. They are usually around $250-$300
     


  7. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    my advice, save your money for the watch that you REALLY want. i just bought a vintage tudor off timzone and ended up selling it bc i was too much in a haste for a mechanical watch. i figured why spend 450 on it when i could spend a little more and get something i really like. the weight and shape of a vintage watch is nice, but not for me. it feels too small on my wrist.
     


  8. laughter95

    laughter95 Senior member

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    i really wanted a scvs013 or scvs 015 (seiko spirit)... on and off for a year...

    BUT NOW DISCONTINUED

    dammit

    cannot find an alternative...
     


  9. hobscrk777

    hobscrk777 Senior member

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    i really wanted a scvs013 or scvs 015 (seiko spirit)... on and off for a year...

    BUT NOW DISCONTINUED

    dammit

    cannot find an alternative...


    I hear you. The scs013 was on my wish list for a long time. A close alternative is the Seiko SARB031. Although there are some noticeable differences, it has almost the same aesthetic. It also happens to be about $100 more....[​IMG]
     


  10. nerazzurrri

    nerazzurrri Well-Known Member

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    I hate to get in this debacle; however, Dmash is fucking annoying and needs to keep his comments to himself.

    That dude needs to chillax, every fucking thread he thinks hes the shit.[​IMG]
     


  11. dimwit

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    New: Seiko, most likely.

    Used: Omega.

    Nice find CosmicOsmo! That's a pretty good deal. Is it quartz or manual?
     


  12. CosmicOsmo

    CosmicOsmo Senior member

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    New: Seiko, most likely.

    Used: Omega.

    Nice find CosmicOsmo! That's a pretty good deal. Is it quartz or manual?


    Automatic.
     


  13. dimwit

    dimwit Member

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    Automatic.

    Wow, even better. It can be hard to find Omega autos under $200.
     


  14. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I would go with a Seiko 5. They are a decent watch and can take some abuse for a daily beater. If you are inclined look on Ebay and other places and you will be able to find some vintage watches also. I have a Subdate as my beater, but I am lucky that my wife loved me enough to get it as my wedding gift.
     


  15. lynch_king

    lynch_king Senior member

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    Yeah i have a few seikos and i post on watchuseek.

    some of us watch enthusiasts are poor as hell!

    haha so 2 seikos and a citizen with a few other watches lying around as as highest end as i get haha
     


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