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Old 03-27-08, 09:08 PM   #1
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question on watches

looking for a new watch. I want something pretty much bomb proof, but nice. I always liked brietlings, but way to expensive right now, plus I want something that I can wear biking, hiking, or out at night casually. Anyone have any thoughts?

On a side note, has anyone ever seen or know about TX watches?
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I have to admit, I have two swiss armies and those things don't die. I have one really nice one, then I have a cheaper one I wear to work, both are six years old and heve held up to alot of abuse. My friend has tags and says he would never buy another one. He says they don't hold up. I may have to go with old faithfull swiss on this one...
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I have a Seiko that is pretty much bulletproof. It's over 20 years old, looks good enough for dress up, and has taken a real beating.
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+1 on seiko and Swiss Army

best bang -per-buck out there imo.

Timex and Casio are okay but I'd shell out a bit more for a decent timepiece.

I am also riding with a cateye HR monitor watch when we do weekend training rides - kinda bulky and digital is not my thing. It's fine, but i only got it for the HR functions.

I've worn a Swiss Army officer's as a daily beater (commuting rides, work, vacations) for nearly 20 years and it rocks. The original bracelet finally died (I have it on a strap now) and I had to have a case and crystal replaced when i crashed on the bike once, but other than that, it's been change the battery and new o-ring seals every two-three years and it's good to go.

I used to own Seiko 5 automatic movement watches for dress and the 150m and 200m auto movement divers - both were outstanding values.

If you wanna go up between $500 and $1000 check out Oris and Glycine. Oris is the better brand there but pricier. I had a few Oris autos and they were beautiful watches for the money. The Glycines were decent.

Now I have a the Cateye for training rides, Swiss Army for everyday, and two Omegas for special occasions; plus my dad's old Bulova gold dress watch as a sentimental piece (too small for me but it's a keeper). The Swiss Army gets worn 90% of the time and has never failed me.
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I have a vintage omega, a 1974 marine chronometer. Everytime I bring it in to get serviced, the people behind the counter complement it. I am gonna check out oris. The new line of swiss army professionals is really nice as well. I have my work watch, then I have a nice one for going out ( plus the omega). I really want something for " eveyday" use. nice, but not to nice, if that makes any sense.
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If you are gonna use it to go biking, hiking, beach etc... I would recommend a Freestyle watch. I love mine. They are inexpensive and you won't be broken hearted if it gets messed up while doing various activities.
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I have a Casio G-Shock watch in dark blue (I swear it was black when I got it and turned dark blue when it went under hot water). I also have a Seiko kinetic auto relay. Those two are my daily watches, the G-Shock also doubling as my riding watch. I also have a DKNY which is cheaper but looks nicer for going out and a Tag for various family-functions (gee wiz, family functions). And I have a Bulgari, I have one other watch, but cant remember which one it is. All my watches are about 5-8 years old.

One of my favourite watches is Ulysse Nardin (sp?) in dark blue. If I wanted to spend more money for a daily watch (actually, both my daily watches were presents), then go for Omega. My friend worked at a jewelry store and rates Omegas as the best daily and dress watches.
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Casio G-Shock if you really do plan on beating on it and wearing it for everything. I've had 2 and they always functioned perfectly with the exception of the battery taking 5+ years to die. I currently use a G-Shock MT-G 520 as my do-everything watch.

I recently picked up a Stuhrling Apocalypse chronograph and it's very nice, going to use it as my dress watch. However, i'm looking at picking up another from Citizen or Pulsar (by Seiko).

That being said, i'd love to get a Breitling or Omega when i have the necessary disposable income.
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I love my Victorinox Swiss Army watch. It's bombproof, looks good, not pretentious. (Like me. )
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My daily timer was a st moritz from MEC until it got displaced by 60s omega.
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I have a vintage omega, a 1974 marine chronometer. Everytime I bring it in to get serviced, the people behind the counter complement it. I am gonna check out oris. The new line of swiss army professionals is really nice as well. I have my work watch, then I have a nice one for going out ( plus the omega). I really want something for " eveyday" use. nice, but not to nice, if that makes any sense.

Makes perfect sense. My Swiss Army is the perfect watch as I can commute on the bike with it, rain or shine, and slip into my semi-formal ('dress casual'?) clothes at the office with no worries.

One reason I love the Swiss army (mine is the quartz btw, very low flat profile) is that it looks sporty enough to look okay with stuff you'd wear on the bike, fine with jeans and a t shirt or with a suit. Obviously there are more suitable choices for any of those settings, but you'd have a hard time finding another watch that does them all that well with that kind of reliability at that price point.

This watch is much less likely to get bashed than a high profile (thick, tall) sports watch. That is a must for fitting under shirt/suit sleeves (unless you like having your watch hang below your sleeve, of course)

I just got home from work and rushed to get the laundry in before everyone else in my building gets off from work, and I bashed my watch into the elevator door. If it was the omega i'd have cringed/cried/hari kari'd but the Swiss Army just laughs it off.
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Swiss army, G-shock, timex, ironman.. listen these are all functional items that will tell you the time. But they are simply that.. they are quartz movements with zero sex appeal. A mechanical watch is a piece of art.. not only externally on your wrist but in its construction and movement.

A Breitling is a nice watch, but internally it has the exact same movement as many Omegas, Tags (automatics not quartz versions), Baume, etc. They make a very nice shiny case and have a great marketing dept. I would buy one if the right deal came along. However, you are right they are expensive.

I bought an Omega based on the fact that it has an outstanding movement, but I got it for half what a Breitling would have cost.

I also have a couple of German watches from this website http://www.watchbuys.com/store/pc/vi...t.asp?idpage=9 because I think they are outstanding values. Lots of real nice watches, most with swiss movements by ETA or valjoux, just like Breitlings, Tags, Omegas, but with German cases. Take a look. I guess it depends on what you are looking for. A Swiss Army will tell you the time for the next 15 years... but no one will ever tell you "nice watch" with one on your wrist.. if that is your thing.
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+1 on Casio. My last 3 watches were Casio. I had to replace them because I either dropped them or beat them up.
Now the only watch I use is on my cell phone.
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Swiss army, G-shock, timex, ironman.. listen these are all functional items that will tell you the time. But they are simply that.. they are quartz movements with zero sex appeal. A mechanical watch is a piece of art.. not only externally on your wrist but in its construction and movement...
That's why it's nice to have multiple watches. That's why my Stuhrling is my dress watch and my G-Shock is my everything else watch.
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UGGHHH, I have had a casio G-shock for 18 years.. two batteries and it continues to run great.. but it in no way meets the OPs original question.

It looks like TX watches are an upscale Timex. I would look for something else.. why pay extra for a Timex? For a bit more you can get a TAG Quartz movement.. and despite somebody's post they are bombproof.

Obtw Seiko makes some nice movements as well.

edit... sorry meant this to be a reply to the post 2 up.. not 1 up.
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A watch to me tells time---it does not have to be a work of art---I have reffed HS and college football and they take a beating. All I want is something that tells time well, and, if it gets broken, I can buy a new one. I use an Ironman Triathlon and an Ironman Digital/Analog. I teach---most of my kids (HS) don't even use a watch---they use their cellphones. Sorry, but a watch is a watch is a watch to me.

In the summer, I work on a produce farm as well as cutting firewood to heat our home in the winter. I can't stand the idea of buying a fairly expensive watch and losing it either in the 200+ acres that they farm or somewhere on a golf course cutting down a tree or three. Disposable watches make much more sense to me.

My wife did buy me a very nice citizen that I wear on rare occasion. I guess I am just a "Timex" kind of guy.

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since the OP already has a swiss army, I'd say check out the Seiko automatic diver - 200m waterproof. They can be had for $300ish in jewelry stores, less on ebay or online (make sure it's a reputable dealer). They definitely look MUCH nicer in person than in pics. Somewhat inspired by Rolex Sub, but thicker and sturdier looking. I sold all mine and wish I'd kept one Great watches. I may grab another soon....
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A watch to me tells time---it does not have to be a work of art---I have reffed HS and college football and they take a beating. All I want is something that tells time well, and, if it gets broken, I can buy a new one. I use an Ironman Triathlon and an Ironman Digital/Analog. I teach---most of my kids (HS) don't even use a watch---they use their cellphones. Sorry, but a watch is a watch is a watch to me.

My wife did buy me a very nice citizen that I wear on rare occasion. I guess I am just a "Timex" kind of guy.

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Nothing wrong with that. I was too , till about 10 yrs ago. I still like having a beater and wear one most of the time.
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I wear a seiko 5 myself. It's mechanical so that's cool and not too expensive so you won't miss it if you scratch it up in a crash.
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I have worn the Citizen maybe 10 times a year---the "Dimex" really never comes off my wrist, though. The citizen is one of those Eco-Crives and is nice, but I think my wife would shoot me if I wore it on the farm or out cuttin' down trees. I guess it is the"Dimex" for me.

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I just bought a Seiko 5 aviator with canvas band. Day/date analog, self winding, not bulky, not too busy, cheap, and bike friendly.

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