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Message 978131 - Posted: 13 Mar 2010, 10:27:06 UTC

Okay folks, perhaps a few of you could help me out???
I'm looking for a reasonable mens watch. I'd prefer the cost to be less than NZ$200 (US$135).

My aviation watch has quite a bit of 'clutter' on it, so to speak, and although is useful when I was flying, it just isn't suitable as a general watch for me to wear.

Anyone got any good suggestions?

Preferences:
Must be analogue.
Black or dark blue face.
Circular face.
From a reputable brand. (SEIKO, Omega, Pierre Cardin)
Include a date calender.
Don't mind about material, can be leather, silver steel, gold steel, but not fully gold steel.
Not minimalistic, but not cluttered.

I like the Pierre Cardin 4688
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Message 978156 - Posted: 13 Mar 2010, 12:46:03 UTC

Hmmmm, less than £135? That'll rule out my father's old 60's Omega Sea Master, for certain! For that sort of money though, you can also include some of the Rotary range - one of my father's friends was an ex-RAF pilot and he always had Rotary watches, aside from a favourite Longines watch. You probably won't go far wrong with Seiko; I bought my brother one, 20 years ago and its still in perfect order (its an analogue, with small multi-function LCD digital display bar at the bottom of the dial). You could also consider Citizen Eco-Drives and Accurist, although you probably wouldn't want a Citizen like mine - or you might, but thats strictly your business! lol



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Message 978157 - Posted: 13 Mar 2010, 12:47:04 UTC
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My Tissot Touch has both an analog and a digital display, a barometer/altimeter very useful in hiking, a chronometer, a thermometer, an alarm and a compass. I paid it a million lira and now it costs about 500 euro. It is waterproof bit not for scuba diving.
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Message 978180 - Posted: 13 Mar 2010, 14:35:22 UTC

In that price range you cannot go wrong with a Seiko. Just search for Seiko watches and go to the Seiko home page. They have a watch finder. Enter your price range $100-200 US and you will get a list of watches. Here is the one that I think fits your specifications. SGA 58

I have a Rolex, TAG/Heuer, Seiko and Citizens. The Citizens is junk, but the TAG and Seiko are good everyday watches. The TAG is a little out or your price range but find the Seiko is almost as good a watch.
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Message 978474 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 4:42:12 UTC

I have a Seiko that was given to me in 1983. It has had 3 watch bands, 1 crystal, 1 cleaning, two back gaskets and I am not sure how many batteries but it is still running and is off by less than a second a day. I wear it day and night and only take it off to shower. My room mate has two - one for every day wear and one for dress.
Even if you have to pay a little more, it will be worth it over the long term. With a little care, it could be the last watch you need to buy.
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Message 978485 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 5:21:02 UTC

I got one of these from this internet shop. Its in Malaysia. It only took a couple of days to get to Oz and its a genuine Seiko and genuine saving on the price here.http://www.bodying.com.au/seiko-watches-skx009k1/watches/214
They may have somthing else that you like.I was a bit dubious about buying a watch this way but I am very happy with the one I got.
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Message 978533 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 7:14:23 UTC

http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/English/detail.asp?Country=COA&Language=English&ModelNumber=BY0006-50E&page=2


THIS ONE WOULD WORK FOR ME.
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Message 978576 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 11:49:29 UTC - in response to Message 978180.  

... you cannot go wrong with a Seiko ...

I have a Seiko. Made of titanium.

I think Seiko is just right. You just cannot go wrong with a Seiko... ;)


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Message 978612 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 14:02:30 UTC

I also have an aluminium Swatch bought for 50 euros after swimming with the Tissot Touch which did not like the salt water. It likes only snow.
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Message 978718 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 19:26:56 UTC
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Thanks everyone. Looks like everyone trusts Seiko. I went to a number of retailers in the city (not prepared to by a watch online - half of them are fakes). The Seiko's were all $300-$1000. Way outta' my price range. I found a good Lorus 9119 (brand owned by Seiko) watch for $120.

One day I'll save for a Bremont Alt1-Z. The same watch Bear Grylls wears. What a shame they're so expensive.

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Message 978725 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 19:56:42 UTC



. . . Stauer Titanium Atomic Watch $145.00US - uses cesium fission atomic clock

- will gain or lose only one second over a 20 million-year




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Message 978738 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 20:33:10 UTC
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And here again some watches to dream of:

Nice Stuff hm?

Have saw them life at TannKosh meeting, but someone must teach me to make the right money for this :-(
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Message 978769 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 22:23:54 UTC

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Message 978777 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 22:56:14 UTC

I used to buy cheaper Casio watches, but with loads of buttons and gadgets. The problems with a good quality watch that lasts and lasts is that I find myself looking at watch displays wishing my watch would hurry up and wear out.


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Message 978801 - Posted: 14 Mar 2010, 23:52:33 UTC

I have always liked digital watches more.

My current one is a Casio Wave Captor.

I never have to set it as it syncs up with the atomic clock in Colorado every night. 2 years and still on the same battery.

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Message 978855 - Posted: 15 Mar 2010, 2:34:03 UTC

After years of trying to find the "right watch", I quit wearing one a couple years ago.

As long as there is a signal, my cell phone gives me perfect local time.

I think of it as a 21st century pocket watch.

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Message 978856 - Posted: 15 Mar 2010, 2:42:37 UTC
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A little off topic, but I got curious. Clocks in my apartment:

Range
Microwave
Refrigerator (I kid you not, it has a clock in the front panel.)
Computer
VCR (12:00...12:00...12:00)
DVD player
TV
Bedside alarm
Cell phone
Camera
Digital Recorder
Mixer console
MP3 player
CD player

And there are probably some I missed.

But, no conventional clock on the wall and I don't own a watch.
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Message 978858 - Posted: 15 Mar 2010, 2:58:40 UTC - in response to Message 978856.  
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A little off topic, but I got curious. Clocks in my apartment:

Range
Microwave
Refrigerator (I kid you not, it has a clock in the front panel.)
Computer
VCR (12:00...12:00...12:00)
DVD player
TV
Bedside alarm
Cell phone
Camera
Digital Recorder
Mixer console
MP3 player
CD player

And there are probably some I missed.

But, no conventional clock on the wall and I don't own a watch.


LOL. Let's see.
Celeron Computer
Core i7 Rig
Laptop
iPod Classic
iPhone
Microwave
Oven
Watch
Aviation Watch
TV
Blu-Ray Player
DVD Plaver (What's a VCR ;)
Kitchen Clock
Alarm Clock
Lounge Clock
Camera

I count 16. :)
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Message 978875 - Posted: 15 Mar 2010, 5:01:20 UTC - in response to Message 978858.  

A little off topic, but I got curious. Clocks in my apartment:

Range
Microwave
Refrigerator (I kid you not, it has a clock in the front panel.)
Computer
VCR (12:00...12:00...12:00)
DVD player
TV
Bedside alarm
Cell phone
Camera
Digital Recorder
Mixer console
MP3 player
CD player

And there are probably some I missed.

But, no conventional clock on the wall and I don't own a watch.


LOL. Let's see.
Celeron Computer
Core i7 Rig
Laptop
iPod Classic
iPhone
Microwave
Oven
Watch
Aviation Watch
TV
Blu-Ray Player
DVD Plaver (What's a VCR ;)
Kitchen Clock
Alarm Clock
Lounge Clock
Camera

I count 16. :)

OK, since I had to set all of them this morning:
Thermostats (3).
Computers (5) (do not need setting - OS)
VCR / DVD Player combos (2) (do not need setting - From TV Signal)
VCR / CVR Combo (1) (do not need setting - From TV signal)
TV (3) (do not need setting - From TV signal)
Bedside alarm clocks (4)
Mantle Clock
Kitchen Radio
Oven
Microwave oven
Watches (4) (one does not need setting - from Denver)
Dive Watch
Shop wall
Cell Phones (3) (do not need setting - from carrier)

I count 28.



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Message 978890 - Posted: 15 Mar 2010, 6:25:41 UTC

On the weekend I never wear a watch. It drives my husband crazy!
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