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Orient makes some nice watches. Great choice!

 

 

And great price I paid $275 already shipped.

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Its Seiko powred so you know its good.
 

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Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Open Heart

 

My graduation present from HS! It's a beauty.

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Some new additions, all second hand but mint: 

 

Timex T2N393, I bumped into it during a clearance sale and could pick it up for $30 unused. It's just such a fun little watch. 

 

 

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Alpha Radiomir Chrono, now on a black strap. Major improvement over the brown one in my opinion. $77 with a ST-19 movement. I love this one. 

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Invicta 8962. wanted to see what the fuss was about. for $55 I'm not disappointed but it's JUST an affordable Rolex homage. Nothing more, nothing less. 

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Recommend me a watch for fitness training and losing weight!

 

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These are my choices for running.

 

Order of importance of features I am looking for:

 

GPS: Is a must. Yellow on the chart means it's external, green means in-built

Waterproof: Very preferable. I swim more than I run. However, all the functionalities like GPS are not needed, since I already know the lap length, I just need it to be a simple lap stopwatch actually.

Battery Life: I think I may have screwed up the chart a little here. Green means no recharging for a long time, yellow means recharging on a 1/2 day basis.

Data Overwrite: Some watches don't have auto data overwrite. I want the last record to be overwritten with the newest one when memory is full. From what I read, some watches need users to manually delete records.

Style: not really important, as long as it looks like a watch I'm fine.

 

Currently from reading these are my choices. Notice that in the most important 2 (GPS and Waterproof) only 4 has green, then when battery life is added in basically only 2 most expensive (and not out yet/out of stock) are left.

 

Any other watches which I have missed? This is really giving me a headache.

 

Thanks.

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My latest additions, left is the Theorema Accapella and right the Stuhrling Delphi.

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Just bought this to replace my Omega Seamaster as my daily wear. I got tired of having the Omega repaired.

 

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Victorinox Maverick

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MAXIMUM WANT!!!!!!

 

700

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MAXIMUM WANT!!!!!!

 

700

Nice!beerchug.gif The price amazed me!


Edited by Redcarmoose - 7/19/12 at 2:00am
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A question for you guys.

 

I have been looking at Maurice Lacroix and found they have a few quartz watches.

 

What is your opinion about buying a qurtz watch for around $1500? I do not wbuy watches as masterpieces of watchmaking, but as jewellery and know nothing about movements etc.

 

The watch I like is Le Classiques LC1008-SS001-330

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maurice-Lacroix-Classiques-Chronographe-LC1008-SS001-330/dp/B005HF2B96

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Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post

A question for you guys.

 

I have been looking at Maurice Lacroix and found they have a few quartz watches.

 

What is your opinion about buying a qurtz watch for around $1500? I do not wbuy watches as masterpieces of watchmaking, but as jewellery and know nothing about movements etc.

 

The watch I like is Le Classiques LC1008-SS001-330

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maurice-Lacroix-Classiques-Chronographe-LC1008-SS001-330/dp/B005HF2B96

Call me old fashioned, my wife purchased all my quartz watches, so ya I have a bunch...................................still you should only buy automatic   IMO 

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Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post

A question for you guys.

 

I have been looking at Maurice Lacroix and found they have a few quartz watches.

 

What is your opinion about buying a qurtz watch for around $1500? I do not wbuy watches as masterpieces of watchmaking, but as jewellery and know nothing about movements etc.

 

The watch I like is Le Classiques LC1008-SS001-330

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maurice-Lacroix-Classiques-Chronographe-LC1008-SS001-330/dp/B005HF2B96

I own the Maurice Lacroix Siras quartz watch it was only 500€, keeps excellent time, much better than my handwinder or my automatic can. Although I loved it, it just doesn't have character like the automatic, the second hands doesn't fly like the automatics does but moves a little choppy jumping second to second. If you are willing to spend that much money on a ML, I would probably get something from their automatic offerings, they might not be as accurate but it look and feels much better. The warranty on ML watches are top notch, one time my little nephew drop my siras, the gold m and the 12 number fell off, send it back to the shop, they fixed it no questions asked and put in a new battery free of charge.

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Call me old fashioned, my wife purchased all my quartz watches, so ya I have a bunch...................................still you should only buy automatic   IMO 

 

Any particular reason?

 

I have a Citizen CB0030-56E that is of course a quartz, but for the 320GBP I paid for it it is hard to expect anything more (sapphire crystal, all titanium, perpetual calendar, solar battery, radio controlled). If I buy an automatic watch, I mainly pay for the movemnt, which is not even going to be close the precision a quartz movement is capable of.

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I own the Maurice Lacroix Siras quartz watch it was only 500€, 

 

Paying this much for a quartz just boggles the mind. A modern quartz movement costs like $10. You accept the fact that almost 90% of the price you paid is just for the branding and marketing? Well obviously you do since you bought the thing. :) At least when I buy an automatic or handwinder and see all those little gears interact I feel I got my money's worth. ;) 

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Paying this much for a quartz just boggles the mind. A modern quartz movement costs like $10. You accept the fact that almost 90% of the price you paid is just for the branding and marketing? Well obviously you do since you bought the thing. :) At least when I buy an automatic or handwinder and see all those little gears interact I feel I got my money's worth. ;) 

I totally agree with you on the handwinder and automatic being nicer to see, reason why I buy them with a glass on the bottom. My latest two watches even has semi open face plate so you can see the movement working when wearing them.

But back to why I paid that much for a quartz, well at the time and I still think it is a beautiful watch to look at, bicolor brush metal housing and bracelet, with a prisitine white face plate, romans numerings and gold hands. As for why it is so expensive, if you believe the marketing it is constructed entirely by hands, went through a lot of testing, also its a swiss grade quartz so I assume it has got to have some merits to it otherwise its pointless to put it on the face plate. Like I mentionned before you pay for the quality/aftersales/service, the sale is not over at the door. Everybody knows the markup for luxury goods are way higher than it should, but if I let that bother me than I would never buy audio stuff ever again, cause face it, the material value of a headphone is less than 10€ when they mass produce it, labor in third world country is laughable compared to what we make here, the tech is already inhouse.

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