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My Work Watch...Omega Seamaster London Olympic Edition 1948. Bought this watch during the 2008 Olympics. Love it to bits.  

 

And everyone has to have a dinner watch, this is mine:

 

Cartier Ligne Chronograph 21 in all glorious Steel lol


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Have you guys used (or are using) Watch Winders for your automatic watches?

I have this auto winder but since I currently own only one automatic watch it doesn't get used often. My EDC watch is a Fossil ME3021.




So at the moment I have two watches staying in the case are more of a display than anything else. But when I don't wear the watch for more than a day I'll pop it in the winder and turn it on just so it's ready to go the next time I need it.


Uhhhh what is that watch? I want it.

edit: Found it, http://www.amazon.com/Fossil-ME3021-Ansel-Automatic-Stainless/dp/B007LNN2Y0

The price seems way too cheap, I'll have to see it in a store or something to feel its weight and build.
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Uhhhh what is that watch? I want it.

Fossil me3021... U can actually purchase it off amazon
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Uhhhh what is that watch? I want it.

edit: Found it, http://www.amazon.com/Fossil-ME3021-Ansel-Automatic-Stainless/dp/B007LNN2Y0

The price seems way too cheap, I'll have to see it in a store or something to feel its weight and build.


It is a good looking design. The price? I don't know if it really is too cheap. The quality of watch you can get for that kind of money these days is pretty decent. It won't be a hefty heirloom-quality product, but it should look and feel nice, I'd guess.

 

I love browsing Amazon for watches, as the sheer number and variety of designs is amazing.

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Camelcamelcamel.com shows that it routinely sold for around $150 a few months ago, reaching a low of $105.65, in January of this year:

 

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Fossil-ME3021-Ansel-Automatic-Stainless/product/B007LNN2Y0

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Uhhhh what is that watch? I want it.

edit: Found it, http://www.amazon.com/Fossil-ME3021-Ansel-Automatic-Stainless/dp/B007LNN2Y0

The price seems way too cheap, I'll have to see it in a store or something to feel its weight and build.

 

It can be found for under $200 pretty often. The wife purchased it for me as a birthday present last year. The band is showing a bit of wear since I have it with me daily. I've also lost enough weight to need to shrink the band twice in that time, so I'm sure a chunk of the wear is from when it wasn't fitted properly. It's decent at keeping accurate time but not flawless. It's loses a few minutes over a month so about every 4-5 weeks I'm correcting the time. I've seen far worse before.

 

It was a surprise for me. She knew I love skeleton displays and that I needed a new mechanical watch. She picked out a nice one. ;)

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Ooo I'm okay with not 100% accurate times. My main concern with a lot of watches under 200 is that they don't weigh well and the metal feels extremely plasticky. I don't want something that weights a ton but some cheaper watches use more plastic so they just don't weigh like they're a watch. I know it's a silly point for a non-$1000+ watch but I'm adverse to wearing a watch with plastic imitating as metal. What are your thoughts?
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My thoughts are that Seiko makes some amazing automatics with in house movements and solid stainless steel bracelets and housings. Truly amazing watches for the price. If you want an inexpensive auto it's tough to beat Seiko.
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Personally I feel that it has the right amount of weight for me. I have 12 links in the band (I have a pretty small wrist for someone my height) and it weighs in at 126 grams.

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My thoughts are that Seiko makes some amazing automatics with in house movements and solid stainless steel bracelets and housings. Truly amazing watches for the price. If you want an inexpensive auto it's tough to beat Seiko.

 

+1

 

Great value for money and some are extremely beautiful.

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My thoughts are that Seiko makes some amazing automatics with in house movements and solid stainless steel bracelets and housings. Truly amazing watches for the price. If you want an inexpensive auto it's tough to beat Seiko.

 

I agree.  Seiko offers impressive value not just in their entry level pieces.  Grand Seiko and Credor, in their respective price classes, are though to beat too!

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Seiko offers impressive value not just in their entry level pieces.  Grand Seiko and Credor, in their respective price classes, are though to beat too!

 

-Agreed. Additionally, Seiko earns lots of bonus points in my book for being extremely vertically integrated - they basically make EVERYTHING in-house, or at least they did until recently. They even made their own lubricants, rather than purchasing from Moebius as everybody else does.

 

In a day and age where everything is outsourced (my employer even outsourced the outsourcing department!), I really appreciate firms who actually stick to doing everything themselves.

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My Work Watch...Omega Seamaster London Olympic Edition 1948. Bought this watch during the 2008 Olympics. Love it to bits.  

 

 

The Seamasters are one of my favorite lines of watches.

I have two: 1954 bumper, and the first Bond type (not sure if there was more than one...).

But the Chronographs have always caught my eye. Great styling, and this one is just lovely.

 

Congrats!

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Victorinox Airboss with NATO strap.  My first 'nice' watch, thanks to a warehouse sale!

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