Sub-$150 daily beater watch

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  1. svelten

    svelten Senior member

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    So I have this problem where I'm constantly denting, scratching or even losing watches, the last victim being a nice Hamilton Khaki hence outside of formal occasions I would rather wear something cheap and disposable for daily use and travelling. What would you recommend I look into? Strictly nothing over $150 new or used. I'm not as concerned about mechanics as I am about having something with a good, timeless style. One of my favorite looking, more affordable watches is the Stowa Airman but that's way out of my prince range.

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  2. Bearin

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    Gilt has some Akribos XXIV around that range. Some with automatic movements and others with quartz. sale ends tomorrow

    Not sure how good they are though.
     


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    Yup. Sea-Gull, too.
     


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    how did you lose a watch?
     


  6. svelten

    svelten Senior member

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    Thanks for the ideas. I had the Seiko 5 in mind but was hoping to see if there was anything else. The seagull watches look really good - not sure about the quality, I've never heard of the brand but will take a closer look. Can't find anything I like for less than $150 yet from them though
     


  7. svelten

    svelten Senior member

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    I have a stupid habit of taking them off frequently as they are generally uncomfortable on my wrist after a long day, especially while travelling which I do quite often throughout the year. I've lost an average of one every couple of years ever since I've started working and each of the watches have been at least $300-$500. I can stomach randomly losing something cheap and replaceable and chalk it up to incidental travel expenditure. They're honestly the only things I ever lose. It's too bad watches are such a hallmark of men's style because I hate the feeling of them on my wrist.
     


  8. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Lots of men don't wear watches. Sounds like you should be one of them.
     


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    This !!! i know i know more than you asked for but its such a nice watch !!!

    Edit on ebay its $120 result !!
     
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  10. albeindc

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    Sounds like you need to get straps that actually fit your wrist or find case sizes that make sense for your arm/hand size.

    The Seiko 5 suggestions are good. Also look into Timex and Citizen for some solid, reliable, inexpensive pieces. Tissot has some PRC models that work as dailywear under the $150 mark.
     


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    Have you looked at Orient ? I got a Black Mako for around $130 for everyday wear and it's great. Really impressed for the price.
     


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    I stick by Timex. For $30, you can pick between a lot of different color Easy Readers and Weekenders. Buy them from Target.
     


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