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Help needed choosing a new watch!

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Werewolf32, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Werewolf32

    Werewolf32 Loaded Pockets

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    I've been thinking about getting myself a new watch and thought some of you might have some good suggestions.

    I'm basically after something analogue, black and a little tacticool! I've been having a look at a couple of the Timex Expedition watches but was wondering if anyone knew of similar styled watches by other companies.*

    The ones I've been looking at are:

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    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. photomic

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    Just the first ones that I remember at the moment:

    Casio G-shock GW3000:
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    Seiko SNDA65
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    Seiko Power Design chrono SBPP005:
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    Wenger Commando Chrono:
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  3. Werewolf32

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    Thanks for the suggestions, photomic, I'll be checking them out!
     
  4. MoreToasties

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    What about a Lum-Tec? A bit more pricey, but great quality and killer looks.
     
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    After this post, I bought this watch in orange, freaking love it..... thanks for the recommendation....
     
  6. Werewolf32

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    Thanks for the suggestion. They look like nice watches, especially the leather banded models, but not really in my price range and also not quite what I'm looking for I think. I guess I'm after an analogue watch to keep my G-Shock 2900F company (great watch BTW), which is my EDC beater watch, but probably a bit slimmer if possible.

    Thanks again for the reply though.
     
  7. Monocrom

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    My $55 Timex Expedition has displayed more quality than watches I have owned that cost over 8x as much.

    Still, seriously consider the Seiko models mentioned above. Tacti-cool, but can blend in for more formal events if needed.
     
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    I have their BM8180-03E Eco-Drive watch and I love it. I didn't like the strap though, so I put a leather one on instead:

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    (Sorry for the glare off the lens, I don't have great lighting for photos where I am!)

    I think it's a great watch for the money!
     
  10. Monocrom

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    Just a quick heads-up . . . Kinetic watches don't work as well in reality as they do on paper. I have heard that Seiko makes the best kinetics out there. But that's like picking a place to eat that has the fewest reported cases of food poisoning in the city. "Hey, only 22 at this place. Let's eat there."

    Mine was a Hamilton Kinetic a few years back. Reserve was practically non-existant. Watch had to be constantly adjusted. Kept stopping. Got to the point where I felt like an idiot shaking my wrist back & forth in public just to try to charge up the watch. Thankfully I was able to return it for a full refund. (Hamiltons aren't cheap.)

    Just this past Christmas, I got a Citizen BM7080-03E model. Eco-Drive is fantastic! Incredibly accurate, tough, reliable. No stoppages, no slow downs. Just works incredibly well. Eco-Drive technology is ridiculously underrated in the watch community. Best part is, I can leave it on the window sil before going to bed in order to increase the reserve. (6 months when fully charged up.) I was off for a few days a little while back. Didn't wear the watch for over a week, didn't charge it up at all during that time. Put it on after a week, it was just fine. No adjusting needed. It kept perfect time that whole week in darkness.

    With a kinetic, it's like getting the worst of both worlds. The disadvantages of a quartz watch along with the disadvantages of an automatic. For something that relies on physical movement to power the watch, you're better off getting an automatic; and enjoying the advantages that come with not having to service the watch after just a handful of years.

    Citizen Eco-Drive is a better bet.