Need help to find a watch!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ViM, May 13, 2007.

  1. ViM macrumors regular

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    Hey,
    I didn't know where else to put this so if it needs to be moved, I'm sorry for the inconvinience. Well as the topic stated I need help buying a watch. Atm I have a 3-4 year old seiko chronograph watch that I got for my birthday unfortunately it's gotten badly scratched. I'm 16 now and I've gotten past the "I need a ridiculous amount of features" stage. What I want is a watch with simplicity but doesn't look bland.

    The features I'm looking for are
    -analog or maybe one of the analog-digital hybrids
    -black colour
    -rectangle shape
    -not too expense so if I lose it / damage it won't be the end of the world

    Basically something similar to [​IMG]

    Also it would be nice if there is a retailer in Australia

    Thanks in advance,
    ViM
     
  2. iEric007 macrumors regular

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    LOL...
     
  3. yagran macrumors 6502a

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  4. ViM thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is 4 features really a 'ridiculous amount of features'? Maybe an analogy will help instead of an iPhone with web, music, camera, video (ridiculous amount of features) I would be content with a Nokia 2610 colour, decent sized buttons, light and cheap.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    how much is the watch you posted? how much are you looking to spend?
     
  6. ViM thread starter macrumors regular

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    The watch I posted is around $200 US I'm willing to spend somewhere around this range however I might be able to get my parents to chip in if need be, my birthday is coming up.
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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  8. ViM thread starter macrumors regular

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    @janey that watch is really cool that's the type of watch I'm looking for.
     
  9. janey macrumors 603

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    yeah one of my friends had one, i was drooling over it for a long time.

    it seems to be in the right price range for you, just not sure if it's available in australia or whether or not its features (almost zero except the time :D ) are right for you.
     
  10. cube macrumors G5

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    Rectangular and cheap don't go well together.

    The only Swiss rectangulars I know in that price range are by Candino, but of course they are quartz. The only inexpensive mechanicals are by Swatch, but they are round.

    You know, a real watch is mechanical.
     
  11. alFR macrumors 68020

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    If the watch you posted is in your price range and you like it, shouldn't you buy that one? Or am I missing something?
     
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    Look to your left, you should see a shoulder. Hanging from the shoulder should be an arm, follow the route of the arm down, there should be a watch about 18" down.
     
  16. weg macrumors 6502a

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    He should get this one.
     
  17. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    i would say cmon be serious and jus answer the question, but wen someone asks what watch he should buy on a mac rumours forum its hard.
     
  18. cube macrumors G5

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    I would recommend a Luminox watch. They're Swiss quartz. It's the same brand used by the US military. The keep good time and have illuminated hands and hour markings that use no battery. It's not square but personally I think watches should be circular so I've never even looked at square watches.

    If you go to ebay or Amazon for Luminox you can get a base model for around $150 US. Since you're in Australia you might try Luminox's brand name internationally, Tracer.
     
  21. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    do what i do:

    don't wear a watch.

    time is so unnecessary, but if you ever do need it:

    it's everywhere:
    other people have it
    clocks in classrooms
    in cars
    on photos
    on pdas
    on computers
    alarm clocks

    time, seriously, is everywhere. i don't buy a watch for this very reason.

    plus the reason that some folks, not pointing this at you, think that having a real nice watch means your successful...which is a load of bull.

    :)

    cheers,
    keebler
     
  22. Dice-K macrumors newbie

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    Yah, that is bull...the analogy should be if you see someone with a fullly loaded 17" MacBook Pro, THAT must mean you're successful :p

    BTW, I vote for the Mickey Mouse watch. Wouldn't wear that myself but when I was 16, my watch had a plastic face and plastic wristband with just the digital time. Probably cost about $5.00. Thats why its also kinda amazing to me that 16 year olds and such on these and other Mac boards are wanting to get a MacBook etc for school...I never had a laptop at that age, only a half decent computer...then again I should understand that more and more schools are requiring students to carry notebook computers...back when I went to school, we used good ol' pen and paper...yah not pencil...that would be WAY back! LOL Now that I have a MacBook kinda makes me wanna go back to school again...not high school mind you but post secondary upgrading :p

    Ok way off topic, back to watches...get the Mickey Mouse one that should do ya for sure!
     
  23. janey macrumors 603

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    i can't take notes by hand.
    laptops help, a LOT. i've been using them since middle school for classes, now i use them in college even for math classes.
     

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