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Old 04-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #5381
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I have seen a number of threads in the past few months regarding horology and wanted to see what other watch-crazed (or otherwise) fanatics had in their collection.

I'll start off... currently 5 watches in rotation:



- Breitling for Bentley GMT [2010] (just got it 2 weeks ago! my new favorite!)



- Breitling Chrono-Matic [2008]



- Breitling B2 [2003] (my first "real" watch)



- Omega SeaMaster [Co-axial Auto 2010]



- Panerai Luminor Marina Power Reserve [2006] (PAM 090)



Here they are sleeping in the winders


Looking forward to seeing what everybody else is into! (I am guessing a lot of PAMs based on the threads I have seen)
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #5382
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What would you guys recommend in the ~$500 range? Im looking for a nice dress watch. Nothing bulky. I know $500 is not a lot compared to some of the watches in this thread but Im new to watches and $500 is what I would like to spend. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #5383
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What would you guys recommend in the ~$500 range? Im looking for a nice dress watch. Nothing bulky. I know $500 is not a lot compared to some of the watches in this thread but Im new to watches and $500 is what I would like to spend. Any suggestions?
Suggestions? Yes. Spend a lot less.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_kk_3?...qid=1367009859

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...utomatic+watch

There is absolutely no reason to spend $500 on a watch. You are not getting a good quality high end watch, and are overpaying for just "a watch."
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:01 PM   #5384
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There are definitely nice dress watches in the $150-250 range
Even automatic ones
Like orient and seiko
I think at the top end of your budget, you can look at some Hamilton

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Old 04-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #5385
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #5386
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Suggestions? Yes. Spend a lot less.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_kk_3?...qid=1367009859

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...utomatic+watch

There is absolutely no reason to spend $500 on a watch. You are not getting a good quality high end watch, and are overpaying for just "a watch."
Yeahh I suppose you're right. I really can not spend a grand on a watch at the moment so I thought $500 would be a good starting point but I guess that falls inbetween a great watch and just a watch.

Those are pretty nice. What about a tissot prc200 with a white background? Thats in the $300 range and looks pretty decent but do not know much about tissots.
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Yeahh I suppose you're right. I really can not spend a grand on a watch at the moment so I thought $500 would be a good starting point but I guess that falls inbetween a great watch and just a watch.

Those are pretty nice. What about a tissot prc200 with a white background? Thats in the $300 range and looks pretty decent but do not know much about tissots.
They aren't "better" than a Swiss Army (Victorinox) or a Seiko. Just get a nice clean watch in the style you like. Some of my first watches back when I was younger were Swiss Army/Wenger and they are still working today.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #5388
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Fossil also has some good looking models at a reasonable pricepoint.
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T-minus 2 weeks until the Omega is done. Still haven't ordered a strap, though I know which I'm getting.

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:33 AM   #5390
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What would you guys recommend in the ~$500 range? Im looking for a nice dress watch. Nothing bulky. I know $500 is not a lot compared to some of the watches in this thread but Im new to watches and $500 is what I would like to spend. Any suggestions?
a lot of choice there for under $500

I'd look first at Seiko(Orient) and Citizen(Bulova) or (lines that they own).
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #5391
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What would you guys recommend in the ~$500 range? Im looking for a nice dress watch. Nothing bulky. I know $500 is not a lot compared to some of the watches in this thread but Im new to watches and $500 is what I would like to spend. Any suggestions?
I have had a Victorinox Crono classic for 3 years it's still in great shape!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Wristwatches...ctorinox&rt=nc

But otherwise look at luminox or tissott.
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Hard to believe all this goes in to a watch that starts at $100...



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Old 05-05-2013, 12:28 AM   #5395
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