Suggestions Please- under 1K for Eagle Scout Gift

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Re: Suggestions Please- under 1K for Eagle Scout Gift

Post by BBK357 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:38 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
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toxicavenger wrote:Certina quartz Ti
This or a Marathon TSAR/GSAR (not sure if there's space for an engraving though) & the aforementioned Spyderco.

I would include with the Marathon a Toxic springbar tool and a couple of ToxicNatos.
Bro I don't know if I can recommend Marathon anymore. I am up to 4 broken TSAR's now coming in for work. :shrug:
Trit tubes can fall off the dial pretty easily.
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Re: Suggestions Please- under 1K for Eagle Scout Gift

Post by BBK357 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:39 pm

When I got my buzzard scout all I got was a can of whipped cream and a paper bag.
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Post by BBK357 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:40 pm

Anyway, at that price point I would go Seiko or Hamilton.

He's on a boat, I would want a screw down crown.

Bezel always comes in handy.
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Re: Suggestions Please- under 1K for Eagle Scout Gift

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:40 pm

BBK357 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
Joeprez wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:Certina quartz Ti
This or a Marathon TSAR/GSAR (not sure if there's space for an engraving though) & the aforementioned Spyderco.

I would include with the Marathon a Toxic springbar tool and a couple of ToxicNatos.
Bro I don't know if I can recommend Marathon anymore. I am up to 4 broken TSAR's now coming in for work. :shrug:
Trit tubes can fall off the dial pretty easily.
These have been broken crowns, movement quitting and leaking. Crazy honestly.

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Re: Suggestions Please- under 1K for Eagle Scout Gift

Post by Joeprez » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:45 pm

BBK357 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
Joeprez wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:Certina quartz Ti
This or a Marathon TSAR/GSAR (not sure if there's space for an engraving though) & the aforementioned Spyderco.

I would include with the Marathon a Toxic springbar tool and a couple of ToxicNatos.
Bro I don't know if I can recommend Marathon anymore. I am up to 4 broken TSAR's now coming in for work. :shrug:
Trit tubes can fall off the dial pretty easily.
Well, I did had problems with my TSAR, and you know all about them, I just thought it was bad luck.

My GSAR was solid though, in the short time I owned it :grin:
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:05 pm

Joeprez wrote:
BBK357 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
Joeprez wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:Certina quartz Ti
This or a Marathon TSAR/GSAR (not sure if there's space for an engraving though) & the aforementioned Spyderco.

I would include with the Marathon a Toxic springbar tool and a couple of ToxicNatos.
Bro I don't know if I can recommend Marathon anymore. I am up to 4 broken TSAR's now coming in for work. :shrug:
Trit tubes can fall off the dial pretty easily.
Well, I did had problems with my TSAR, and you know all about them, I just thought it was bad luck.

My GSAR was solid though, in the short time I owned it :grin:
There has been 3 more sent to me since then Joe that had a few of the issues yours had including a few extra problems. Crazy!!! :shrug:

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Re: Suggestions Please- under 1K for Eagle Scout Gift

Post by Panerai7 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:30 pm

Turtle in every color, best 1K spent

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Post by YOHOHO » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:46 pm

Thanks guys. I think I'm now good. I passed on pretty much everything you guys suggested. This question made me realize my brain is just a jumbled mess of watch info that I have difficulty conveying to others.

I found an Oris Aquis for $975 on bracelet, so that will be the top end. I think the Victorinox INOX may work well for him. Can't go wrong with any of the suggestions, so we shall see.

My wife and I are getting him a knife...so that's done, too.

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Post by TSD » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:36 pm

Just for kicks, I searched for an SARB059, and there's one on Watchrecon within the budget.
http://www.watchrecon.com/?query=sarb059

I know the price on these has gone pretty high for a 6R15 Seiko, but I think a Scout would really appreciate the Alpinist and the fact that it's just as capable as an SKX diver on a boat.

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Post by lilhoody » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:58 pm

I didn't get a gift or know anyone who did for making Eagle. I suggest they put the money in his 529 account.
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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:04 pm

I think Victorinox has a package with an Inox watch and Swiss Army Knife.

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Post by BBK357 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:07 pm

lilhoody wrote:I didn't get a gift or know anyone who did for making Eagle. I suggest they put the money in his 529 account.
Maybe that's why you're so angry
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Post by YOHOHO » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:08 pm

Apparently snowflakes in the OC require gifts? It's definitely not how I grew up, but oh well.

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Re: Suggestions Please- under 1K for Eagle Scout Gift

Post by blowfish89 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:09 pm

For an engraved new watch in that price, a Stowa would be my pick. An Antea or Ikarus or flieger would be classic, and Stowa has a lot of personalization options. Might consider a Weiss too.

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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:09 pm

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lilhoody wrote:I didn't get a gift or know anyone who did for making Eagle. I suggest they put the money in his 529 account.
Maybe that's why you're so angry

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Post by YOHOHO » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:20 pm

blowfish89 wrote:For an engraved new watch in that price, a Stowa would be my pick. An Antea or Ikarus or flieger would be classic, and Stowa has a lot of personalization options. Might consider a Weiss too.

Those customization options are cool.

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Post by afc14284 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:59 pm

I think the Inox is the way to go! With everything that you mentioned, and what the Inox is supposed to withstand.. I think it's a perfect match.

If the Inox had a rotating bezel I'd be wearing one right now....

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Post by james80 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:04 pm

afc14284 wrote:I think the Inox is the way to go! With everything that you mentioned, and what the Inox is supposed to withstand.. I think it's a perfect match.

If the Inox had a rotating bezel I'd be wearing one right now....

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Re: Suggestions Please- under 1K for Eagle Scout Gift

Post by mikeylacroix » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:43 pm

I like the inox idea. That and a nice knife?

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Post by smellody » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:52 pm

andrema wrote:I say a Victorinox of some kind. A divemaster would be a good option.
That's my vote!

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Post by smellody » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:54 pm

Get a matching multi purpose knife and kicks too.
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:24 am

^^^yes or even some "strange"

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Post by Joeprez » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:31 am

Divemaster > Inox, at least in the looks department.
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Post by YOHOHO » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:52 am

has the divemaster been discontinued?

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Re: Suggestions Please- under 1K for Eagle Scout Gift

Post by sierra11b » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:12 pm

You could get him a watch and a knife or two watches.

A SARB017 Alpinist is a great gentlemans outdoors watch and would be great for an Eagle Scout. You could use the balance for a sportier watch like the INOX for do anything grab and go. $395 from Chino today for the Alpinist with rotating compass, 200m WR, 6r15. Total winner.

Or maybe a Shogun for the entire amount? :shrug:

Lost too many knives fishing! :crybaby:

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