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  1. #576
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoLoMayne View Post
    I got my first nice watch last Christmas, a Seiko Prospex Diver. Just broke it, gonna send it in. Looking at my first expensive watch now, although it might take me a couple months to save for something like this.

    Do I go Tudor or Omega, or something else?
    The first rule is to go with what you like. I have Omega, Breitling and Rolex, and only bought what I lusted after. The only watches with serious resale value are Rolex, Audemars and Patek, so unless you come up with some strange unicorn (MAYBE a 007 Omega), it's all for your personal pleasure.

    I have the Omega 300M with non-wave dial that I lusted after for a while: Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	433585, with its boibrant blue, but as always, YMMV.

    I really wanted a Tudor Pelagos, but when I tried it on it was waaaaay too thick for a non-chrono. They've come out with a thinner one since, but, as usual, prices are high with the new model.

    The other issue is the fit - how do they work for your wrist? Do you want rubber, leather or metal band. SS or two tone, +++

    Both Omega and Tudor (and Breitling and many others) make great watches in the mid price catagory. I would stay away from Tag as they are substandard, and after a couple of years look like crap.

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    I wish I could stand wearing things on my wrist*. I like those Mission to Uranus watches. Neptune is probably the coolest color.

    *I just lost a 2 week old FitBit Inspire (3?) that was clipped inside my pocket in the clip they sell for that purpose. Fuck. And here I was afraid I'd send it through the washer.

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    rolex watches...really?

    Quote Originally Posted by riser4 View Post
    Mission to Uranus
    Without looking, Iím just assuming these are the most expensive on resale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    Without looking, Iím just assuming these are the most expensive on resale?
    That's the one you give to your wife...
    sigless.

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    Neptune is the most expensive on resale. It was withdrawn by Swatch due to color bleed and so the supply is restricted. It's a nice color for the wife.

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    I like how the entire series looks. Just pulled the trigger on the Mercury one... first watch I will have owned (as an adult) without a stainless steel band. Nice to have some variety.
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

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    Went Mercury, nice because my fat ass is squeezing my nicer watches at the momentÖ
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

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    Nice! I liked the colorway of the Mercury.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    I don't trust Uranus.

    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    But it’s so blue and calming.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    But itís so blue and calming.
    You should probably see a doctor about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    You should probably see a doctor about that
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Hey watch folk. I'm looking at buying a watch for my brothers 40th birthday. Thinking of something nice, but not crazy expensive. Maybe something in the $300-$500 range. Just realized its cyber monday and thinking I could order a few to take advantage of the deals and return the ones I didn't like. Currently texting him right now to get a better feel for what he'd like. Any recs on brands, etc.? I'm pretty clueless on watches

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeachesNCream View Post
    Hey watch folk. I'm looking at buying a watch for my brothers 40th birthday. Thinking of something nice, but not crazy expensive. Maybe something in the $300-$500 range. Just realized its cyber monday and thinking I could order a few to take advantage of the deals and return the ones I didn't like. Currently texting him right now to get a better feel for what he'd like. Any recs on brands, etc.? I'm pretty clueless on watches
    Maybe get him one of these?

    https://www.swatch.com/en-us/bioceramic-moonswatch.html
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Those are cool. Seem more of a specialty "quiver" watch though. I'm looking for more of a timeless watch he can wear forever. He currently doesn't wear a watch but says he wants to.

    ...

    Tissot and Citizen seem like nice watches in this price range

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    Seiko has options in that range too. I have my dadís Citizen Eco Drive that he bought in the 80s. Give it a little light once in awhile and it still keeps great time. Donít think you could go wrong there either.

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    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    rolex watches...really?

    Thatís a tough price range. You arenít getting a ton more for your money than a fashion watch and you really only see an appreciable difference in quality until you hit the 1.5k to 2k range IMO.

    The best bang for your buck in that range is a Hamilton. Great watches for the money.

    https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-watch-h70455533.html

    Edit - and what buster posted


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    I noticed that Nordstrom Rack had some watches on deep discount. Mostly all show, no go, designer name stuff though.
    Men's Clearance Watches | Nordstrom Rack

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    ^^
    That's a hilariously good look at the bullshit of the watch industry.
    "$3000" watch marked down to $300 lol

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    I dig my Garmin instinct that was $450.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heckacali View Post
    ^^
    That's a hilariously good look at the bullshit of the watch industry.
    "$3000" watch marked down to $300 lol
    Yeah, that's what I consider costume jewelry.

    IMHO the only fashion house that makes a good watch has been Hermes.


    PeachesNCream: As Art mentioned, that's a tough pricepoint. Any way you are in a place near a TAG outlet (or can call one to see what they have in stock)? Some killer deals can be had on $1,500-$3,500 watches in those shops that may be closer to your target budget.

    Also, as usual, Hodinkee has some ideas: Our favorite watches under $1,000

    That Seiko Alpinist is pretty sharp, automatic, and comes in some great finishes.

    https://seikousa.com/collections/mens/products/spb209
    I still call it The Jake.

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    The jewel encrusting of timepieces started after the Protestant reformations when modesty laws were put in place in Switzerland. Basically a watch, wedding ring, and some other bling - cuff links maybe were all you were allowed to wear so jewelers started loading up watches with diamonds and gem stones.

    Iíve been eyeing an Air King for awhile, but it would take a lot of things to go right financially before I will pull the trigger.

    Iíve had a Tag since high school graduation 30 years ago thatís still going strong, but itís a real robust model, SS with a SS band.

    I think in that 300 to 500 range that Tissot is a good buy.

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    Ended up getting the Tissot buster recommended but with silver accents instead of gold (thanks buster). Was $480 at the time I bought it. Pretty happy with it. Thanks for the recs everyone


    https://www.jomashop.com/tissot-seas...071704100.html
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