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Watches for around ~$500?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cruxisfalcon, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. cruxisfalcon

    cruxisfalcon Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I don't really know anything about watches but I'm looking for something that would work in a business environment. I'd be wearing a suit most days, but it's not really a stuffy, overly formal environment. I found these that I liked (in terms of appearance), but I can't tell anything for quality. Do you guys have any other suggestions?

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  2. JTA

    JTA Senior member

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    These Hamilton will be likely to be above your budget. Not sure on the HB however I will be inclined to avoid fashion watches and I will suggest you to look on the poor man's watch thread.

    Nevertheless with that budget I would consider Seiko, Sea Gull, vintage Omega or Longines.
     
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    JBG89 Senior member

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    I picked this one up when i had your question a year ago (Second Hand)

    Would definitely go Hamilton over Hugo Boss though

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  5. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/167347/first-watch-500-budget

    Watches in the $500 range are pretty similar in quality. If it's a dress watch you need, ensure you pick a simple looking dial and that it is small/thin enough to fit under your shirt and jacket. So depending on your wrist size likely 40mm or smaller and under 11mm thick.

    I like the Hamilton you posted, especially if you want to wear it casually as well. They have many decent watches in this price range.
     
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  6. Garasaki

    Garasaki Senior member

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    I've been toying with the idea of a vintage watch from ebay - you can find some pretty classy looking stuff for 300 and below.
     
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    jshastings Well-Known Member

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    Also consider Frederique Constant.
     
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