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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FormulaQ, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. FormulaQ

    FormulaQ Senior member

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    hi again, im back. This time im looking for a very stylish and beautiful watch with a budget of 250. Can anyone point me in the right direction of some brands, or specific models to look at?
    Thanks very much.
     


  2. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    I like the look of a lot of the Seiko Spirit models, particularly the SCVS013:

    [​IMG]

    More photos here.

    Do a google for "seiko spirit" to find more info and where to buy - it's a Japan Domestic Market only model so you'll probably have to import.
     


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    Great suggestion.

    Maybe also a used Hamilton if you don't mind getting involved in the aftermarket.
     


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    I have this tissot and it's very nice
    http://www.classybrand.com/watches/w...d=T41.1.423.71

    More pictures here:
    http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/ti.../letissot.html


    You could also try:
    One of these:
    http://www.christopherward.co.uk/pd4...AUTO_C5SWT.htm

    with more pictures here:
    http://articles.pmwf.com/index.php?/...Automatic.html

    The seiko is also very nice


    tissot is very popular outside the u.s. they have television commercials in mexico.

    i recommend something inexpensive, like a swatch for $100. save your money for more important things. you can always buy a glashutte in the future, when you can afford it.

    those christopher ward watches say "swiss movement", so i can only imagine they are made in china.
     


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    alan Senior member

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    Whats the deal with those Poljot watches?

    Some of them look pretty good. Russian writings a turnoff though. Are they decent quality?
     


  8. Gradstudent78

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    those christopher ward watches say "swiss movement", so i can only imagine they are made in china.


    Maybe, but the review I posted from poor man's watch forum was positive and I've read a fair number of positive reviews of them on timezone.
     


  9. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    Maybe, but the review I posted from poor man's watch forum was positive and I've read a fair number of positive reviews of them on timezone.
    i have no idea whether or not they are good. i just know a lot of people don't like to buy things made in china, so i was just giving you a heads up, lest you were under the impression it was a swiss made watch.
     


  10. Cantabrigian

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    TKD / Vox,

    What the lug width on a Spirit? 20mm?
     


  11. FormulaQ

    FormulaQ Senior member

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    thanks for the help, i was looking at an estana or a burberry, but the christopher ward watches really stand out to me. Does anyone know anything about the quality of estana or burberry?
     


  12. TKDKid

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    TKD / Vox,

    What the lug width on a Spirit? 20mm?


    I haven't actually got one. Yet. [​IMG]

    But I believe you're correct.

    More pics of the SCVS013.

    Links to pics of the other Seiko Spirit models can be found here.

    My second favourite is probably the SCVS005:

    [​IMG]

    Probably too big for my wrist though. [​IMG]
     


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    Whats the deal with those Poljot watches?

    Some of them look pretty good. Russian writings a turnoff though. Are they decent quality?


    I have several poljots. Most of the 316* movements are actually Swiss. Poljot bought all the factory equiptment from swatch for 77x0's in the late 70's. very reliable manual movements.

    Many have english writing on the dials (Aviator brand).

    My fav has cyrillic characters and gets many comments. Many wear a Tag, or Seiko, but nobody has a Soviet state sponsored (cold war era) Russian military timepiece.
     


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    Anyone have any suggestions on where to get the Seiko Spirit's in the US? I'm kinda wary of buying them from an overseas seller since they may not come with a valid warranty. I really like the stylings of those watches, are there any other brands around that price range?
     


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    That Seiko Spirit looks incredible. I think I'm going to have to pick one up. Any suggestions as to the best place to order one from?
     


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