Which Watch (or suggest one please)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by prostuff1, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    I am looking for a new dress watch. Nothing to expensive but i need it to be good looking. I have found four that i kinda like (pics attached).

    If anyone has a suggestion for watches in the $75-$150 price range then please give me a link or post a pic.
     

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  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I liked this one of the linked:
     

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  3. PBGPowerbook macrumors regular

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    i got a Folex on canal st. in nyc that you cant tell from a real one, my friend has the real one. Except mine is plastic and doesnt really keep time. it was like 5 bucks
     
  4. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I think at that point it comes down to whether you want to look rich or know what time it is...:p
     
  5. EGT macrumors 68000

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    I think in the long run it's worth while to fork out a bit for your watch. Nothing extreme like £1000+ or something, but a few hundred at least.

    I like my fancy watches and I've had quite a collection of look alike ones. They keep time like a bad drummer on drugs. :rolleyes:

    I'll have a snoop round to see what's nice.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    As long as you don't go with a calculator watch, I won't have to beat up you for your lunch money, nerd.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I disagree with this one..

    One thing I hate about watches it spending too much money on it as a status symbol. Why not have a diamond pinky ring while you're at it? Does a $700 or $7000 watch tell tiem better than a $70? If loosing 5 seconds a year is an issue for you.. well it either tells time or it doesn't. There are plenty of nice-looking watches that are affordable.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    *Casually hides hand behind back* :eek:

    I have three watches, but none of them are terribly expensive...all like $80-120 watches. I used to not wear a watch for the longest time, but then I wanted one, and over time I got the others to wear with different clothes. So one in brown leather and one in black leather that are casual, from Guess and Fossil, respectively, and then a dress one from Kenneth Cole.

    I agree, though, for the most part, about most watches that cost more than about $150 or 200... I think they're just status symbols. And people who hang out in cheap jeans and a leather braid belt and baseball cap and a Movado are just as cheesy as guys who wear the same and push a Benz. :p
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Completely Agree..

    I have a few Fossil watches that look quite nice and I get compliments on all the time (mainly because one is VERY rare). Not one cost me more then $100 and tell time just fine.
     
  10. prostuff1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah i dont want to spend a lot on a watch. I dont trash them or anything like that but for as much as i will wear it i dont need it to be expensive. I have a watch right now that i were every day that was about 75 and that serves me well for my everyday watch. I usually were it every day and after about 4 years it is starting to shows signs of heavy use. the finish is starting to come off in places. It is by no means trashed but i dont consider it nice enough looking to were to church and for dressy occasions.

    So anyone else want to suggest which one or link to one in the price range they like??

    Thanks
     
  11. muffinman macrumors 6502

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    nixonnow.com

    nixon makes the greatest watched. For 150 dollars, you can get a really nice looking watch
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I rather like this one for it's simplicity.. however, it's hard to look at watches online. They look VERY different when they're on your wrist and that's where the decision needs to be made. Luckily for me there's a Fossil Store at the local Mall. Unluckily for me, it's staffed by surly slack-jawed high schoolers. :rolleyes:
     
  13. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    a brief effort to try and defend those who spend money on watches...

    many people who buy expensive watches don't view them as status symbols- they buy them because they admire the craftsmanship and time and work and care that goes in to creating them.

    sure, companies like rolex have made a name for themselves and have marketed their brand extremely well- this is a status symbol watch- something people recognize...

    but there are many more brands out there that cater to a crowd of afficianados who enjoy wearing a work of art- a mechanical watch movement that has been hand decorated, engraved, tuned, etc- and to top it off- a watch that no one else will recognize unless they have similar tastes...
     
  14. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I think that a good watch worth above £700 is well worth it, not only do these kind of watches make great timepieces, but are very well made and last longer and probably serve you better. I myself have Tag Heuer Aquaracer, it is a great watch and I really like it, and I think it was well worth the money.

    But from the watches you posted, I thin the one in the top left as the nicest dress watch.
     
  15. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    I disagree with this one.. ;)

    If I spend $250 I can find watches that look good (in my opinion of course). On top of that they weigh less, have more comfortable wristbands, run longer on one battery or don't need a battery, are less thick, have a more scratch resistant glass. I found them to last ~8 years for me.

    So there can be real benefits to spending a few dollars on a watch. But i agree, you also can spend big money for nothing more than a designer name and that is dumb.
     
  16. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I guess I can see that.. personally, I look at my watch to see what time it is, nothing else. I don't have the time to dedicate to admiring it. :)

    My aluminum watch serves me very well. It's quite light and extremely sturdy. Had it for 6 (?) years and only had to change the battery 2x. Only cost me $80.
     
  17. EGT macrumors 68000

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    I own one watch. I've traded loads. Owning one good, functional watch seems a little more sensible than having a collection of less comparable, "affordable" watches. :rolleyes:

    For a few hundred, i.e. 200-300 dollars it will likely have more functions and better water resistance than one for $70. At least if you buy the right one and not just buy one that looks nice. $700 is a little more than "a few hundred". There are some great automatic watches out there that you can find for about $200-250.

    It's your money, you do what you want with it. Quality is obvious though. A good watch is a good watch and relatively tiny investment that lasts you a lifetime. And you only need one. ;) You wont have to pay to get the crappy one repaired. (Water resistant to 200M my ass. :rolleyes: )

    Don't be pound wise and penny foolish. If you're smart enough, you get what you pay for.

    I should also add; I think it's important to get one that has a scratch resistance face. Some of the expensive ones have that really tough, none reflective glass. Any little scratches are very hard to see at a glance.
     
  18. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Hehhe.. maybe it's because I don't spend any time underwater... You know, I'm a land-dwelling mammal. :)
     
  19. Megatron macrumors regular

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    What's quite amusing about this thread and the people who have criticized expensive watches is that you can compare a nice watch / timex to the whole mac / pc thing. :cool:

    Do PCs do the same thing that Macs do? Yes. Do they do it as elegantly? Arguably, no. The same thing can be said for watches. If someone wants to spend a LOT of money for a maxed out powerbook, it's kind of the same logic that applies to someone who buys a nice watch. :p

    That being said, I fall into the having a nice watch category and I love it. In addition to the beauty of the automatic movement, you also get nice features like a saphire crystal faceplate that doesn't scratch. Try to find that on any cheap watch. I'm a big fan of nice, affordable watches, but I hate the way they get scratched up after a few years of use.
     
  20. duettospider macrumors newbie

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    simple design that last forever both around $160-$170

    Sector Men's Steel Watch


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    or this one Bulova Men's Steel Watch


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    you can wear forever and are from great companies.

    of course this is below it is my dream but is also $20.000:
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    luckily we are different each other some people appreciate watches other cars and other good sigars or wisky ... but behind rolex or ferrari there is history of people that put all the effort to create something unique.
     
  21. stridey macrumors 65816

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    I agree with yellow. That's certainly the most elegent and composed, IMO.
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    This is my smartest working watch:
    (it was free too)
     

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  23. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    The reason I won't an expensive watch is because I've already lost two watches, and really would rather not lose a watch that I've spent several hundred dollars on. Comparisons between Macs/PCs and watches don't really work. Watches are simple enough that as long as they're not utter crap, they are all equal from a practical standpoint. As long as I can look at my watch and tell what time it is, that's enough for me. My watch is a $70 Timex with both analog and digital displays, and while it won't win any fashion awards, it looks good enough. That's the kind of watch I recommend.
     
  24. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    k

    stick with seiko or citizens may look plain but they work damn good :p
     
  25. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Hey! I'm proud of the Casio calculator/phonebook watch my wife gave me!

    Actually, I'm really happy with the quality; it cost under $100 and has so far held up for... hmm, around eight years now. I just replaced the band for the fifth time (I don't like the feel of metal), but any modern watch that lasts through several battery changes is well-built in my book. Keeps decent time, too, although it loses a second every couple of days.

    Now, those pocket watches of days gone by that are still running well 100 years later--that's a watch. Not expensive because it's a big hunk of gold, expensive because they were an heirloom to be passed on to your children. That, my Casio will never be.
     

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