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Looking for a watch,help?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by E.D.C, May 15, 2016.

  1. E.D.C

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    Well I've had no luck with watches and I'm looking to see if any of you guys can help me pick out a good reliable watch.

    What I'm looking for in a watch,
    Case/Bezel: Medium/Large.
    Color: Preferred Black or stainless steel finish with black accents.
    Price: $200 and under.
    Brand: Reputable Brand.
    Notes: I have had in my lifetime 20 or so watches and around 8 of them have drown in water and never made it. I'm looking for a divers watch if not a good long lasting underwater watch that wont take in water.
     
  2. andy3101

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    If you are looking for a daily rocker, you should go for a Seiko SKX007. I have mine for more than 11 years now and it is still reliable as it was on the first day.
    If you like it a bit smaller, you can also look for a Citizen Promaster.
     
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  3. E.D.C

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    that looks like a good subject, and how much does it retail for?
     
  4. SJS101

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    Do yourself a favor and read/research/price the Orient Mako. Simply the most reliable, bang for your buck watch that hits all the preferences you have listed. The average Joe may not know about Orient, but if you ask ANYONE who knows watches, you'll get nothing but rave reviews on Orient and especially the Mako. There is a newer version the Mako USA that has sapphire crystal and solid end links. In my opinion, those were the only two things that the Mako lacked from it's higher priced competitors - and Orient corrected that.
     
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    +1. I still use my seiko diver's 4205 my mom got for me way back mid 90s. Currently on the hunt myself for a SKX007. Costs a little more than $200 here. Looks good on any band and works for any occasion. A good reliable watch overall.
     
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    I have SKX 009 and love it. Looking in to Orient Mako for future purchases, and it is promising. You can't go wrong with either one.
     
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    Their are heaps of seiko automatics on eBay, and they are both modern and classic designs for men. They range around $100 or less usually and are of amazing quality. I have one and no regrets. It's fantastic. [​IMG]


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    I've had good luck with Citizen. I wear this one daily, but with an upgraded strap. It has never lost/gained enough time to notice, looks good IMO, and is solar, so no batteries to bother with. It's not a dive watch but is rated waterproof to 100M. I think I paid around $100 for mine, on Amazon now for $123.
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  10. E.D.C

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    I've had orient and it did end up falling out of my hand underwater and losing it yeah great watch but idk if its manufacture quality on the band.
     
  12. E.D.C

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    I'm in love.:frantic::cool:

    you guys have been great help thanks going for a Seiko SKX007.
    read up on it and its known for divers quality watch ISO 6425 rated and has history read a article on it and it convinced me I also saw many videos and everyone seemed to have positive comments on it with less than no negatives.
     
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    I see the OP has found his watch, YAY! :bounce: And now, threadjack time...

    I have a version of the watch shown above that quit running recently (after over 10 years, so I'm not complaining). Sent it in for repair. Seiko has a nicely streamlined process for out-of-warranty repairs.

    "Wait, what? That's a Citizen watch you've got there, not a Seiko."

    Yeah, I know. :blink: My only defense is that it was a busy week the day I filled out the form and got it in the mail.

    So I got it back from Seiko (unrepaired, of course, and they didn't charge me for shipping) and was getting ready to send it off to Citizen. Now I can't get the thing to fail. Previously, I had tried everything I could and it would only run sporadically for a few minutes at time. For the past couple of days it's been cranking away and keeping good time. It's hard to repair something if it's not broke.

    FWIW, my current everyday watch:

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    Okay, end threadjack.
     
  14. karlito

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    You can't go wrong with the 007. It is a classic which can be dressed up or down just by changing the band; bracelet for more formal, rubber or nato for a more casual adventurous look.
     
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