The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    I'm sorry having a terribly bad styleforum day today...but my price rand is less than $350 not $600 (typo I'm afraid to say). Though my friends at the Aus Member thread have given me this one: Hamilton Khaki as a recommendation.
    Thanks despite that :) Will probably be a week before I kop it so if you have any recommendations feel free to tell :)
     
  2. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Your best bang for the buck will be a higher end Orient Star or Seiko. They are nice quality, with in-house movements.

    Here are some examples:

    Orient Star:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIENT-Star...932967008?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item27cc661660

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orient-Star...843460910?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item2ec334012e


    Seiko:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEIKO-SARB0...922134718?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item27cbc0ccbe

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEIKO-SARB0...934148139?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item27cc781c2b




    If you want a Swiss watch, there are a few brands that will deliver good quality at that price point:

    Revue Thommen:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Revue-Thomm...079517077?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item3f1d992b95

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Revue-Thomm...090756088?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item3f1e44a9f8


    Kemner makes nice watches with either Swiss or Chinese movements in them.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/erkahund/m.html


    Hamilton has some watches that would fit the bill:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HAMILTON-ME...969822061?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item19d6511b6d

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HAMILTON-ME...790479366?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item1e73b85606


    At the lower end of the price spectrum are some Chinese watches: (very good bang for the buck here.)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Sea-Gul...087084003?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item3f1e0ca1e3

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Parnis-43mm...919077342?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item3a6bf145de

    Also good value are the entry level Orient watches:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIENT-WATC...738134287?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item43b157dd0f

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIENT-JAPA...807620032?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item4d05abb1c0

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orient-Auto...507012471?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item53efe47577
     
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    Wow! Thank's for all the research you put in Kai! Though ^ say's it all I'm afraid :)
     
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    Kai Senior member

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    I will think about some options :)
     
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    You just gotta love those Seiko divers. They also make great gifts too.

    But I really like that SBDB001 :slayer:
     
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    Something is up with that. 33mm is VERY small. The dial looks different too from other vintage dials I have seen. Typical used Khaki will run around $300-400.
     
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    One of my fav divers.:slayer:
     
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    Just stumbled across this pic, can't recall if I've posted it before...

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    maybe ya did, and maybe ya didnt, but its nice either way.
     
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    I'd go to the Poor Man Watch thread for that price range.
     
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    I don't think my tastes are cool or refined enough for this thread, but I thought the Double Jeu was the nicest watch ever a few years ago.
     
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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I know you probably are asking others that post in this thread more frequently but I cant get past the big "T" in Piaget
     
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