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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by jtbenson » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:06 am

nice looking quartz

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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by AtomicTom » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:28 am

HapaHapa wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:13 pm
AtomicTom wrote:Ever check out Tissot's V8 automatics Paul?

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https://www.jomashop.com/tissot-watch-t ... 03101.html


How about something from Spinnaker like the Hull maybe?

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https://www.spinnaker-watches.com/


Mido looks to make some nice ones too...


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https://www.jomashop.com/mido-watches.h ... %5D#190455

Thinking some of these have to be out there which are used also sir. Image :)
The black dial Mido and Spinnaker/Hull are very nice. Mido looks like lugs are specific to bracelet though.

Definitely Eric, looks like a special case/bracelet maybe with that one. :)

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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by kfalk » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:03 am

Look no further, Paul. This one does it all

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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by Ruggs » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:08 am

What about one of the Marlin reissues?

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Post by deepcdvr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:57 am

Small company called 2RW

He’s a UVA grad, mechanical engineer

Their out of Charlottesville and have a few off site locations, one of them in Arlington
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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by deepcdvr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:00 pm

kfalk wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:03 am
Look no further, Paul. This one does it all

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BOOM! :clap:
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Post by deepcdvr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:01 pm

Ruggs wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:08 am
What about one of the Marlin reissues?

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Looks great, but 34mm may be too small and no date ;(
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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by deepcdvr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:08 pm

Starting to lean towards the SARB. Anyone know if this is a decent price? Anyone own one?

https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-se ... 31771.html
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Post by gwells » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:23 pm

deepcdvr wrote:Small company called 2RW

He’s a UVA grad, mechanical engineer

Their out of Charlottesville and have a few off site locations, one of them in Arlington
If he ever wants to move to a big company, I work for HDR on the architecture side and we're located in Clarendon. And we're busy as hell.

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Post by deepcdvr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:07 pm

gwells wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:23 pm
deepcdvr wrote:Small company called 2RW

He’s a UVA grad, mechanical engineer

Their out of Charlottesville and have a few off site locations, one of them in Arlington
If he ever wants to move to a big company, I work for HDR on the architecture side and we're located in Clarendon. And we're busy as hell.
Thanks! I’ll let him know - great position to be in - young engineer. Lots of work out there :cheers:
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Post by BacoNoir » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:30 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Starting to lean towards the SARB. Anyone know if this is a decent price? Anyone own one?

https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-se ... 31771.html
Search Watchrecon. Seems reasonable, but the same guys sold a BNIB one a few weeks ago for $380 (Recon shows he had reduced it to $380).

https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-bn ... 20053.html
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Post by tyd450 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:14 pm

i've always been intrigued by the casio oceanus

https://www.seiyajapan.com/products/ocw-s100-1ajf

titanium, sapphire, looks awesome, g shock movement, syncs with the atomic signal, solar powered

the only downside IMO are the proprietary lugs so you are stuck with the bracelet

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Post by Torrid » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:06 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Starting to lean towards the SARB. Anyone know if this is a decent price? Anyone own one?

https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-se ... 31771.html
Love mine. The proportions are right for this kind of watch and there aren’t any weird touches. It’s a solid watch for the money.

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Post by deepcdvr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:48 pm

Thanks for the info guys - I’ll start looking seriously this weekend
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Post by CarloDWC » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:25 pm

Hey Paul I did not realize you had a post here, so here are a couple of pics of a nice one (to me at least) 41mm, Swiss made and very comfortable.
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Post by CarloDWC » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:26 pm

A couple of more pics
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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:57 am

Folks - appreciate all the suggestions! I’ve worked a deal with Carlo and going to give the Bulova a try. At 41mm it’s the right size, has a bracelet, date , sapphire, etc... pretty much checks all the boxes.. Hopefully I’ll be able to deal with a non-black dial hehe
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Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by james80 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:14 am

Congrats but it doesn’t look exactly slim?

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Post by Henryj » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:38 am

I see some great suggestions, have a couple comments (surprise)

1. If your boy wants a good paying challenge in a very challenging environment, we are are in desperate need of good engineers that aren’t total retards.

2. If cuff clearance is an issue, move your own damn buttons. A bosun that can’t sew a neat stitch is an embarrassment.

3. Go with a nice diver, it says to the DC crowd “I may dress like you, but I am not like you.”
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Post by Jeep99dad » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:43 pm

CGSshorty wrote:38mm Hamilton Intra-matic.

https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-intra ... hEQAvD_BwE
Perfect choice.
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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by Jeep99dad » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:44 pm

CGSshorty wrote:A little above your budget, but absolutely gorgeous and uncommon.

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http://www.watchbuys.com/store/pc/Jungh ... 9p2700.htm
If he wants this o can get is close to his budget
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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by deepcdvr » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:38 pm

Henryj wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:38 am
I see some great suggestions, have a couple comments (surprise)

1. If your boy wants a good paying challenge in a very challenging environment, we are are in desperate need of good engineers that aren’t total retards.

2. If cuff clearance is an issue, move your own damn buttons. A bosun that can’t sew a neat stitch is an embarrassment.

3. Go with a nice diver, it says to the DC crowd “I may dress like you, but I am not like you.”
Sup Henry! Appreciate the heads up for my kid.. he’s all set right now, but who knows?

If the Bulova doesn’t work out, I may get out the needle and thread :cheers:
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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by vbuskirk » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:57 pm

When I used to wear a suit, I would go to the tailor to move the button of my left hand cuff to fit my watches... cheaper than a new watch.

Unless you want a new watch :cheers:
What he said. Even if you think your suits fit, you prolly need a tailor anyway. I miss my Hamilton BTW.
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Re: Suggestions for inexpensive dress watch

Post by vbuskirk » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:15 pm

Okay, so obviously I didnt read the whole thread before spouting off. Ignore that last comment.


1) google "Hamilton vbuskirk"

2). Somebody help me out here. What is the cheap Swiss watch company that makes Breuget knockoffs? I was thinking it was "Frederique Constant", but they seem to be expensive now.?.?

3) How big is your wrist?

4) Just bite the bullet and buy a JLC!!!

* One man's opinion. ;-)


Cheers. BTW, I'll be in town the week after next if you're around then. GTG any NoVa/MD peeps?
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