Yup, another which watch thread- classic and $1500 max.

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  1. Douglas

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    what is that last stowa pictured? it is gorgeous.
     


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    what is that last stowa pictured? it is gorgeous.

    clicky
     


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    Nice watches - referring to Longines Master Line, far right. A friend of mine recently bought one, but it was around $2000. What did the last one run you?
     


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    Why do you say that? What do I need to know? I suppose that is why I am asking the question. Also, like I said, I am happy with the suggestion around $500. Looks like the Tissot PRC200 might be an option at that price.
    This is a retarded rule of thumb. kthxbye
    Either a beat up workhorse watch, or a really nice one, why care about those in between? [​IMG] (this is a serious question reflecting my POV)
     


  5. gdl203

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    Nice watches - referring to Longines Master Line, far right. A friend of mine recently bought one, but it was around $2000. What did the last one run you?

    I bought it used for around $1200 IIRC.

    It can be purchased BNIB around $1500
     


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    What are the odds of finding this?

    [​IMG]

    lefty
     


  7. HEWSINATOR

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    I like the Longines and Stowas for sure. The hesitation I have with the Stowas is I can not see them in person and get a feel for size and such where as the Longines and Tags I am sure I can track down.

    Something that was brought up and I did not really consider much yet: what will customs be like coming into Canada? I have never had to pay more than just GST on someting.

    Also, any reasons to not get the Tag? I like the styling. Are the other suggestions (ie Longines) more watch for the money or just an aversion to a more popular/prolific/less watch geek brand?

    Thank you all so much for the help so far, really do appreciate it.

    As a side note, I do not need the watch to be a "dress watch" the way people here may consider it, but can be a pilot or chrono or whatever, just not a rubber banded diver like I have. Probably a leather strap though so it still looks appropriate.
     


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    You never know how duties will be assessed - it can work out to a few hundred dollars, though. The courier may charge generous "clearing fees" too. Beware.

    Often, the products should clear duty-free because of various free trade treaties, but the seller doesn't know how to do the paperwork.

    Look hard for a supplier in Canada first.
     


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    Deployment clasp is always superior. I can't be arsed to thread the pin through the hole every time I put my watch on.
     


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    Could be an aftermarket double-fold deployant, like the ones that Bob Davis and others sell
     


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    Deployment clasp is always superior. I can't be arsed to thread the pin through the hole every time I put my watch on.

    I find deployment clasps much more difficult to fiddle with than regular ones.
     


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    Deployment clasp is always superior. I can't be arsed to thread the pin through the hole every time I put my watch on.

    Could be an aftermarket double-fold deployant, like the ones that Bob Davis and others sell

    Thank you.
     


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