Watches under $1000 you still enjoy to wear?

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Watches under $1000 you still enjoy to wear?

Post by Panerai7 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:26 am

Summer is over here in the South.
I can finally wear leather straps and not sweat to death.
This morning I reminded myself after putting a leather strap on this watch that you don't have have to spend a lot of money to enjoy this hobby.

Please post what mechanical watch you still occasionally wear and enjoy that's under 1K or thereabouts.

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Post by moishlashen » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:29 am

Love my 007



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Post by hoppyjr » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:33 am

These are my current favorites under $1k.
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Post by JDC222 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:34 am

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Post by jeckyll » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:43 am

There is a lot of good stuff under / at $1000. (lots of crap too ;) )

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Most of my watches are <= $1000 :shrug:

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:52 am

No surprise what my answer is.
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Post by Panerai7 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:06 am

Great bunch of watches
Any more?

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Post by matt.wu » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:14 am

No pics on my phone right now, but I've got the SAS Sea-01, Halios Tropik-B (with the SAS Air and Tropik SS inbound). Then there's also the AEgir CD-2 for a bit more.

I love having them around and enjoy wearing then as much as anything else. And all we're purchased new. Great prices on great pieces.
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Post by mattcantwin » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:25 am

New arrivals, but fit the bill.


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And, looking forward to this.


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Post by marchone » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:27 am

I miss this one. Armida A2 ETA PVD.

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Post by Sidheguitarist » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:50 am

Like Jekyll, an Oris and some fresh air:

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Post by cali kid » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:34 am

Panerai7 wrote:Summer is over here in the South.
I can finally wear leather straps and not sweat to death.
This morning I reminded myself after putting a leather strap on this watch that you don't have have to spend a lot of money to enjoy this hobby.

Please post what mechanical watch you still occasionally wear and enjoy that's under 1K or thereabouts.

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Sweet bronze watch :thumbsup: but aren't they like 1400 bones or did you find a sweet deal in the used market?
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Post by Panerai7 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:37 am

I bought mine new but I think it was 1200

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Post by cali kid » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:42 am

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Also 4/5 G-Shocks and a few vintage Seiko automatic divers...
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Post by snootydog » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:49 am

I enjoy wearing all my watches and the majority are under 1k. :shrug:
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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:53 am

snootydog wrote:I enjoy wearing all my watches and the majority are under 1k. :shrug:
Great point. I wouldn't own it if I didn't enjoy wearing it, regardless of price.
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Post by Jme. » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:00 am

Helson SD

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Halios Tropik B

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Obris Morgan Branco

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G-Shock 6900

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Post by cali kid » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:03 am

snootydog wrote:I enjoy wearing all my watches and the majority are under 1k. :shrug:
Great point Andy,there are many watches under a 1000 bucks that are fabulous watches, if we go around that price I could throw in my Stowa Pro Diver and its built as well as most of the watches I own! :cheers: Kind of thread you would see at TRF :shrug:
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Post by jeckyll » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:13 am

cali kid wrote:<snip> Kind of thread you would see at RWF :shrug:
It's funny cause it's true :lol:
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Post by SpaceCowboy » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:18 am

This Hamilton Super-Compressor from the mid-sixties was one of my first vintage watches, and still a watch I use regularly:

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Still got some lume left:

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This Croton Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver is from 1969. Inside the Valjoux 7733 movement, also used in a bunch of vintage Heuers and Breitlings:

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The dial has become dark brown because of sun exposure. It is nice to have a vintage watch that looks like it has lived a little.

Both of these are possible to find for under a $1,000.

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Post by JBZ » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:49 am

No pics yet, but I just picked up a vintage Doxa 300T Searambler for under a grand. Looking forward to wearing it on a Micah strap I've had for awhile but haven't been using.
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Post by bzabodyn » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:59 am

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My two "go-to " beaters well under $500 much less $1k - two watches I want under $1k are the Helson Bronson and a blue dial Halios Laguna.

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Post by koda240 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:44 pm

mattcantwin wrote:New arrivals, but fit the bill.


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And, looking forward to this.


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Yes! I love thats SAS!

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