Switching from Apple Watch to standard watch

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  1. ThatiPhoneKid, Mar 21, 2018
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    ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

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    hey,

    I am thinking of switching from an Apple Watch to a standard watch just because I feel like a change, what do you guys think of this watch? Do you think it’s a nice watch?
     

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    I’m not sure if it’s fashionable
     
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    Good list of inexpensive (under US$150) watches.
    You may notice there's not a Guess among those. (Care to "Guess" why?)
     
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    Personally I would avoid the fashion brand watches and look at something from Seiko or Citizen.
     
  7. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, appreciate helpful replies like this.
     
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    If you are concerned about your sense of fashion (or maybe you lack that essential sense), and your "look" is important to you -- you should find someone local to you who might have a chance of giving your some good pointers about what to look for.
    Fashions tend to -- well -- go out of fashion without me even being aware of that process.
    I expect that you should be able to find someone helpful at whatever store with a full service jewelry area is close to you.
     
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    Excellent advice which I would second.

    I have never heard of "Guess" watches, and, if buying a watch, would always invest in 'classic' and well known brand.

    Re fashion, it is both subjective and fast to date and thus, become unfashionable; when buying a watch, fashion is almost immaterial, as a classic watch design will always be fashionable.
     
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    Thanks for both your replies, got a citizen eco drive for a fair price being delivered tomorrow thanks again
     
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    Well wear.
     
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    For those who didn't know, Guess? is the fashion brand that made their name with jeans in the 80's. They've got their hands in pretty much everything now. I think their watches are made by Fossil Group, but I'm not sure.

    An Eco-Drive will do well for a watch that isn't worn all the time. Just keep it where it'll get some light (mine is in a dim corner of the bedroom and will show a low battery if I don't wear it for a couple months).

    Which one did you order?
     
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    I would also agree with this statement. I love the citizen and eco watches, but I also love the style of dive watches that are out...Ever heard of a deep blue?
     
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    The Guess watch looks like a shameless copy of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Much better to go for something original. Citizen is a good brand! :)
     
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    Or a cross between a Royal Oak and a Hublot. :D
     
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    1. Why do you need a new watch?
    2. Why would you care if the watch is fashionable?
     
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    So, since the watch originally posted is not a chronograph and appears to have a perfectly functional sweep second hand, can anyone hazard a guess as to the function of the sub dial at 6:00?
     
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    My first guess (sorry, couldn't resist) is moon phase. The other 2 dials seem to be day-of-week and day-of-month. Given the remaining dial is divided into quarters, as are moon phases, I'm going with that.
     
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    I live in Geneva and besides the luxury brands (Patek Phillipe, Rolex) you can’t go wrong with Swatch who have a great choice of moderately priced models that look great.
     
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    Not saying you’re wrong, but this ain’t cheap, and is undoubtedly an inspiration for this Guess design:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Engineers should be fired for that design. If that watch is an appreciable amount of money, the engineers could have designed it so the screws are in a uniform pattern so the watch appears to be engineered with detail instead of slapped together.
     
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    If you are looking for an eye caching watch, I'd go with something vintage.

    I'm a fan of the oddball Joe Boxer watches that were made from 1996-1997. I managed to get a collection of around 40 of them and they never fail to get attention when I wear them.
     

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