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    Watches

    Ok, this probably diRected to SAR and Jetworks, first and foremost....but any help is appreciated.

    I'm looking to get a leather band watch in the range of $500 (roughly). I like the Victorinox watches but don't know what else is really out there. The only other watch I have is a Raymond Weil that I got as a gift from the in laws. Looking for something everyday for work, etc.

    Oh yeah, I'll be looking at it from about 2.5 - 3ft away.

    Fire away.

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    In before the "just for an extra $1,500 you could get a real watch. It's totally worth it."

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    Tissot has a lot of nice leather options in that price range.

    This is my everyday guy...http://www.amazon.com/Tissot-Couturi...ot+watches+men

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    Ok, this probably diRected to SAR and Jetworks, first and foremost....but any help is appreciated.

    I'm looking to get a leather band watch in the range of $500 (roughly). I like the Victorinox watches but don't know what else is really out there. The only other watch I have is a Raymond Weil that I got as a gift from the in laws. Looking for something everyday for work, etc.

    Oh yeah, I'll be looking at it from about 2.5 - 3ft away.

    Fire away.
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    Watches or so 1990.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    Ok, this probably diRected to SAR and Jetworks, first and foremost....but any help is appreciated.

    I'm looking to get a leather band watch in the range of $500 (roughly). I like the Victorinox watches but don't know what else is really out there. The only other watch I have is a Raymond Weil that I got as a gift from the in laws. Looking for something everyday for work, etc.

    Oh yeah, I'll be looking at it from about 2.5 - 3ft away.

    Fire away.
    I have a David yurman one I got a few years back at one of their sample sales and I actually like it. I also have a Rado which is more formal. I wear it very little. The Rolex is also nice if you want a higher end watch that will last a long time. I use to wear it every day but rarely wear it now.

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    Hard to go wrong with a Citizen in that price area.

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    What's a watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    Ok, this probably diRected to SAR and Jetworks, first and foremost....but any help is appreciated.

    I'm looking to get a leather band watch in the range of $500 (roughly). I like the Victorinox watches but don't know what else is really out there. The only other watch I have is a Raymond Weil that I got as a gift from the in laws. Looking for something everyday for work, etc.

    Oh yeah, I'll be looking at it from about 2.5 - 3ft away.

    Fire away.

    Tissot is certainly a very good suggestion. Hamilton would be another comparable option. Victorinox makes a solid watch as well. It all depends on what you are going for; sport, dress or a combination of both. Main thing is to buy what you like. Sounds trite, but it's good advice.

    I'd recommend finding a watch with a metal bracelet in that price range that you like and adding a leather or other animal hide strap later. It will give you more versatility and will be cheaper than trying to source a metal bracelet later on.

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    What's wrong with your IPhone?

    The iPhone. That's in your pocket.

    Know what wristwatches replaced? Pocket watches. Thaaaaat's right.

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    Watches or so 1990.
    While nowhere near where they were before the quartz crisis, the rebound of the luxury watch segment has been nothing short of extraordinary. That's even more impressive if you consider the economic climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsterxman View Post
    What's a watch?
    Men's jewelry.

    For fans of the My Little Pony series...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Tissot is certainly a very good suggestion. Hamilton would be another comparable option. Victorinox makes a solid watch as well. It all depends on what you are going for; sport, dress or a combination of both. Main thing is to buy what you like. Sounds trite, but it's good advice.


    While nowhere near where they were before the quartz crisis, the rebound of the luxury watch segment has been nothing short of extraordinary. That's even more impressive if you consider the economic climate.
    The quartz crisis? How did I not hear about this? I knew I should have loaded up on quartz when I had the chance.

    The Hamilton's look nice - thanks for the recs.

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    I was going to suggest a Hamilton. Jetworks beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    The quartz crisis? How did I not hear about this?
    You...have a life.

    Its actually a credit to you.

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    I was going to suggest a Hamilton. Jetworks beat me to it.
    Only second to the Vandalay.

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    posted a picture of my hamilton model and i was mocked for having a girly watch. got it in the early 90's before the retro thing hit, it was pretty
    unique back then. got a lot of compliments


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    I never understood why ANYONE would spend that kind of money on a watch.
    Used to be friends with this total fvckup Hedge Fund guy... (pills and booze made him even weirder than he already was)

    He wore a $50,000 watch and had a couple others around 20-25 grand... They honestly didn't even look like much.

    Now, he DID have some GORGEOUS Brazilian Rosewood acoustic guitars. THAT I understand... but 50Gs for a damn WATCH?!

    craziness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    unique back then. got a lot of compliments

    Were the complimentses along the lines of "wow, you got a lot of balls to wear a watch like that" and "you must be real secure in your manhood" type complements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    unique back then. got a lot of compliments
    Looks like George Jetson sh*t out a fencing mask.

    You trying to tell me Vermontians are noticing watches?

    Common.

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    Nixon. Geared more towards the action sports market but make some great looking products. Most styles come in a variety of face colors and band colors.

    http://www.nixon.com/mens/watches/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Looks like George Jetson sh*t out a fencing mask.

    You trying to tell me Vermontians are noticing watches?

    Common.

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    First thing I thought when I saw it was George Jetson.

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    Hamiltons are good watches which have on their face the two most important words when it comes to finding a good watch...

    swiss made


    If you want to stay easily within your 500 budget, crash, and get something of high quality, I'd recommend getting swiss made quartz movement in a brand like Hamilton or even Bulova Accutron (the only Bulovas made in Switzerland) or that sort.

    If you start to get into quality automatic movements (no batteries, wound by moving your wrist while wearing) it will be difficult to stay within that budget

    Do some research on the net... take a look at a shopping website called ShopNBC which sells a lot of junk but you can use it to get a feel for the size and style you might like to buy

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