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Looking for a watch for daily wear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Macintosh, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I didn't even know about the Stowa Antea, thinking about getting one as a cheap placeholder watch/daily non-sports watch to wear with less casual clothes, until I fall in love with a permanent piece.
     
  2. JoelF

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    Is there an advantage to an automatic vs quartz? Aside from it keeping worse time?

    Automatic is SF approved.

    Tag watches are terrible.

    How exactly? Look bad (the whole line)? Keep bad time?
     
  3. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    ^ Look bad and generic.

    Everyone who wants a 'luxury' watch buys one.
     
  4. ArliHawk`

    ArliHawk` Senior member

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    ^ Look bad and generic.

    Everyone who wants a 'luxury' watch buys one.


    Whatever you think, Omega was my first watch. Just bought a Tag lately. Plus, the group think is always interesting. Everyone wears raw denim to be different from everyone else, thereby conforming.
     
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    Those Seiko's are good or you can pick up a nice, vintage Seiko diver for about the same money. Some of the rarer models cost more but there's a good selection for <500.
    Also, I've seen some vintage Seiko chronos that are large-ish and have Kanji/English day wheels with some unusual colors in yr px range.
     
  6. Captain Winky

    Captain Winky Senior member

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    Love Hamilton, Seiko makes great watches too. I'd buy mechanical, either manual wind or automatic.
     
  7. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Whatever you think, Omega was my first watch. Just bought a Tag lately. Plus, the group think is always interesting. Everyone wears raw denim to be different from everyone else, thereby conforming.
    I like omega. I see alot of people with quartz Tags were I am.
     
  8. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    ^ Look bad and generic.

    Everyone who wants a 'luxury' watch buys one.


    I'd have to disagree, Tag Heuer just tends to be more modern, style-wise than others. Tag gets a lot of hate because of how they market themselves but you really can't blame them because it is what sells.

    Take Omega for example, they are trying to go head to head with Rolex by taking them out of most ADs and increasing the price is a good long term move but it willt ake longer for them to be on par as Rolex, their image has to be redone and that won't happen anytime soon. Plus Swatch Group are being jackasses by controlling the watch movement supply so that their brand gets the advantage while also fighting the gray market (see Omega vs. Costco) to make Omega more prestigeous than it really is.

    So with Omega raising their prices and one of the top 3 most well-known watches to the general public, of course Tag Heuer gets the market for people looking to get that first expensive watch whiole Rolex gets the upper echelon. Tag Heuer also aims at the younger crowd with their more modern designs. Plus they cover all the price ranges, fromt eh cheaper f1 to the more expensive $10k Grand Carreras. Omegas cheapest quartz is $2k. Plus I rarely see any problems with Tag Heuer either, the movements they use, although ETA, are pretty robust. While in Omega, who supposedly makes "in-house" movements has several problems with their co-axial on the SMP and the movements reliability on the Speedmaster. Tag Heuer has been pretty innovative in movements as well, the Calibre 36 based on the Zenith movement, the Calibre S and now the new 1887.

    Tag Heuer just came out with a new in-house movement (based on a japanese movement)and will release it in the Carrera 1887 for the same price as the Carrera right now and the watch looks great.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. SeanH

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    With regard to Laco, who makes a fine watch, my preference is for the type-B dial:

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    Do they make that one (no logo or date) in 42mm?
     
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    Automatic is SF approved.

    Not a good reason to do anything
     
  12. JoelF

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    Not a good reason to do anything

    No??? I'm shocked, shocked to hear.

    It's funny, ten years ago I bought a Rolex because I guess I thought it was baller. Then more recently a Tag Carrera because I liked the way it looked. Now I've gravitated down to a very low key job environment and mostly wear Seiko military. [​IMG]
     
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    Biggie_Robs Senior member

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    Do they make that one (no logo or date) in 42mm?
    This watch is no. 21 out of 50 made for/designed by the military watches subforum on Watchuseek. IIRC it is 42mm. You can find a huge thread describing the process on the site. I believe there were plans by Laco to produce a serial version, but they were put on hold. I don't know the status of the project right now. Laco has an official subforum on Watchuseek now. That would be the best place to research your question.
     
  15. Biggie_Robs

    Biggie_Robs Senior member

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    Those Seiko's are good or you can pick up a nice, vintage Seiko diver for about the same money. Some of the rarer models cost more but there's a good selection for <500.
    Also, I've seen some vintage Seiko chronos that are large-ish and have Kanji/English day wheels with some unusual colors in yr px range.


    I think your vintage Seiko idea is a good one, but keep in mind two issues:

    1) you will probably need to get the movement overhauled. I got a nice speedtimer bullhead worked on by Ken Setser (abouttimewatches.com), and it runs great now, but it significantly added to the up front cost of the watch.

    2) be mindful of the case condition. Many vintage watches, mine included, can be made dustproof and water resistant, but not really submersible due to corrosion where the caseback screws into the case.
     
  16. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    Any recommendations? I was thinking of getting a simple Movado but I'm not sure if that's proper for daily wear. What do you guys think?

    I wear mostly Hamilton (Khaki King Auto on a black deadstock croc grain strap, tan croc/gold Dodson), Seiko (white Atlas, orange Sea Urchin, all black See Urchin, all seiko 5 sports) and Orient (blue mako). I also have a rose gold/brown Skagen and an all silver cheapo Seiko 5.

    All automatics (I think the Hamiltons are ETA 2824's and the Skagens are Miyota movement; Seiko and Orient are in-house movements). Easy to get, except for the Hammy Khaki King auto, all can be had for less than $200, and in many cases less than $150 or $100.
     
  17. blynch

    blynch Senior member

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    those using automatics, do you use watch winder cases?
    I have 1 automatic in my rotation, but never use it as I don't have time to shake it to recharge it and reset it, as a watch is the last thing I grab while rushing to leave in the morning.
     
  18. m7ia

    m7ia Active Member

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    For a good, affordable automatic watch, I wouldn't look farther than Orient or Seiko 5 if you want Japanese, and Sea-Gull makes great Chinese automatics.
     

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