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Need assistance finding a watch for a relative...

Post by sierra11b » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:12 am

WUS request I know but hear me out... :grin:

Cousin is about to turn 40 and my Aunt has given crunch deadline budget of $700 to find him a watch. I figure I could ice the cake with a $100 and convince my Mom to answer as well so let's say $900 all-in to be conservative. It's a tough budget to work with for something really really nice but know I'm overlooking a lot out there.

He's a civil engineer at the absolute top of his game for my city, and does well enough on his own to get whatever he wants, but tends to overlook watches even though he enjoys them, and keeps telling me he's due for another for at least the last 5 years.

He's been wearing a Citizen Nighthawk for as long as I can remember and it's served him well. That said, he's sorta a tech guy and I feel may gravitate to something electrically powered and worry-free. The nighthawk is also Ti so it may be hard going up to SS having worn it as long as he has.

BUT part of me really wants to get him something heirloom worthy and more down to earth. I've been thinking Weiss field watch which is totally within budget.

On the other hand, I've been looking at the Citizen Eco-Drives as that's what he has now, but the only one that really excites me is the F100 Satellite Wave with it's Genta-insipration, but that may be really pushing the budget and I don't think pre-owned would be appropriate for an age milestone.

Anyone got any recommendations I might be overlooking?

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Post by logan2z » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:20 am

Another option in the vein of the Weiss Field Watch is the Stowa Marine Automatic. About 540 Euros (without VAT). Really nice watch for the $$$.

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Post by dnslater » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:33 am

I agree about considering something automatic and heirloom worthy. Risky given that he wears a quartz, but he already has an eco-drive. Engineers might appreciate German watches. I agree that Stowa is a good choice. Marine or Antea.


What about an Archimede Outdoor Protect? I love this watch. Easily wearable size. German made case. 650 Euro's without VAT. Hardened steel case. Selitta SW200 movement and 200m WR.

If I didn't already wear a Sinn 556i, I would be all over it.

http://wornandwound.com/2014/08/27/arch ... vd-review/

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Post by JBZ » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:56 am

You can get a nice Hamilton for $900 on the grey market.
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Post by AtomicTom » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39 am

Eric, what do you think of these?

I mean you guys would be able to get both if you wanted !! :thumbsup: :o

http://www.jomashop.com/citizen-watch-bn2029-01e.html

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http://www.jomashop.com/citizen-watch-bn5030-06e.html

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Post by sierra11b » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:50 am

Totally forgot about Stowa!

That Archimedes is nice as well!

Tom, I personally love the Altichron and have always wanted to try, but he needs to be able to wear it with work attire and it may be too big.

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Post by AtomicTom » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:53 am

sierra11b wrote:Totally forgot about Stowa!

That Archimedes is nice as well!

Tom, I personally love the Altichron and have always wanted to try, but he needs to be able to wear it with work attire and it may be too big.
Oh right, yeah they are kind of aggressive. ..Will have to look around later for you for some more options then. :thumbsup:

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Post by HapaHapa » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:54 am

That Archimede is sweet. Is a diver a possibility? Certina DS Ti or maybe Seiko Shogun?
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Post by four20 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:55 am

Longines Conquest or HydroConquests can be had within budget on the grey mkt

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Post by sierra11b » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:02 am

HapaHapa wrote:That Archimede is sweet. Is a diver a possibility? Certina DS Ti or maybe Seiko Shogun?
Both are good options. Which reminds me the Multi-8 might be a good choice, too. Totally forgot about Certina.

If I got the Shogun I'd finally be able to try it on! :lol: :stir:

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Post by JBZ » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:04 am

sierra11b wrote:
HapaHapa wrote:That Archimede is sweet. Is a diver a possibility? Certina DS Ti or maybe Seiko Shogun?
Both are good options. Which reminds me the Multi-8 might be a good choice, too. Totally forgot about Certina.

If I got the Shogun I'd finally be able to try it on! :lol: :stir:
If he's into the style, the Shogun is an excellent choice.
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Post by apnk » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:19 pm

Seiko Tuna?

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Post by T.R. » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:56 pm

four20 wrote:Longines Conquest or HydroConquests can be had within budget on the grey mkt

Good call. A buddy of mine just getting into watches stretched his budget and picked up the Hydro Conquest. It is a nice watch. :cheers:
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Post by jeckyll » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:57 pm

Well, would he actually _wear_ a simple auto?

If he's happy with high-tech watches and doesn't have a real inclination for anything different, get him something that he'll enjoy. Applying DWC logic may get him something he really doesn't want. :)

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Post by AtomicTom » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:45 pm

Found a few more Eric... :grin:

Hamilton has a ton of cool ones like this...

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http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Timeless ... lton+watch

This one is nice from Mido...

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http://www.jomashop.com/mido-watch-m83408d811.html

A cool technological solar Oceanus...

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http://www.amazon.com/CASIO-OCEANUS-CAC ... anus+watch

Grand Touring Sport Signature Citizen...

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http://www.azfinetime.com/citizen-signa ... b1031-53l/

Seiko Prospex GMT...

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http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Prospex-SUN ... B00MCB9CJK

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Post by sierra11b » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:07 pm

You're awesome, Tom. Thank you!

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Need assistance finding a watch for a relative...

Post by Seppia » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:59 pm

I would go with a tuna if you want something geeky, or a manual wound Nomos club if you wanted something passe partout.
Would need to add $200 for the Nomos though, but very hard to beat at that price range

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Post by patstarrx » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:03 pm

I got some cool BN bulova chronos.
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Post by dnslater » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:11 pm

Miso is a great choice Tom

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Post by Joeprez » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:21 pm

Certina DS ti or shogun would be my choice, assuming he likes the style.

What about an analog/digital watch?

http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swiss- ... B001RJGR32

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001FYKRH ... 2CTS2ZPF31
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Post by AtomicTom » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:30 am

sierra11b wrote:You're awesome, Tom. Thank you!
dnslater wrote:Miso is a great choice Tom

Hey, don't mention Eric. :thumbsup: Any of the one's the guys are showing
look fantastic, and even if you don't end up picking one for him. At least
you have a ton of watches to consider for yourself down the road. :grin:

Have to agree with you also Nick. Their designs are really different than
a lot of other watches. Kind of futuristic, but vintage in a funky sort of way. :)

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Post by r.palace » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:45 am

Seppia wrote:I would go with a tuna if you want something geeky
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Post by bzabodyn » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:35 pm

Another vote for a shogun :thumbsup:

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Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:48 pm

Worry free I'd go Tuna, but I'm casting my vote for the Shogun as well. Can also be used a dress watch imo.

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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:29 am

Omega 2264 quartz, set it an no worries. Classic design, or a an older Bond quartz.

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