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Is there a better watch for the money than a Seiko 5?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by jdcovington1122, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Bauzen

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    You'd be surprised... Patek Philippe actually builds tough watches. They're designed to endure several lifetimes' worth of abuse. That being said, not all Pateks are water resistant or waterproof - so I'd choose a watch better suited for the tough mudder than a Calatrava :p
     
  2. Soosh

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    They're also designed to endure the price of a new BMW worth of maintenance over the course of several lifetimes.
     
  3. Nick4305
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    Sorry if i ask, but...
    "Better" ... ?!?
    I'm always surprised a bit from these generic kind of questions.
    New ? Used ?
    In good conditions ? Not ?
    Classic ? Sportive ?
    Automatic ? Quartz ?
    My tastes ? Your own personal ones, that i don't know a bit ?
    (...)
    Not a great expert of watches, want this for clear, i'm talking in general.
    The "better", the "best", the "smartest"... those are not questions, are beamlights launched in the dark.
    You can have thousand of different opinions (and they are, nothing else, like mine): so what's your choice, after all that ?
    Sorry, don't want to clutter your thread.
    Just my opinion, as i said.
    Hope i didn't offend you ! :)
    Nick
     
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  4. Bauzen

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    I would agree with you on this with most luxury watches, like F.P. Journe, Breguet, and just about anything made in limited-production. However, when it comes to Patek, it's not even close to true. The base movements (like the 324 found in the Nautilus) are common enough across a range of references that any good local watchmakers can do regular services at comparable prices to a Rolex. Choose watches wisely and Pateks also tend to go up significantly in value, which not many watches can boast about. If you're nimble, at the end of enjoying that same watch for a couple of decades, you can sell it and spend the difference whatever new BMW you want.
     
  5. Epilektos

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    Any body familiar with this company? They modify Seikos, looks sharp.

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  6. AHailey84

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    I wear a Seiko 5, don't have any complaints. Great watch for the money, and I love the automatic movement.[​IMG]


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