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    The sub-$100 watch thread

    I'm looking to replace some of my watches and am looking for ideas. I can never bring myself to spend more than about $100 on a watch...so post you favorite $100 watch. Thanks.
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    Victorinox makes a nice one, it's around $150 Canadian so I would bet you could find it somewhere sub $100. Leather band, small ish face, etc. but it's a nice quality watch. It's the one I wear all the time.

    I'll find it online later. My black Lab puppy ate the original watch band on it.
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    I can't remember when was the last time that I put on a wrist watch. My handphone has a clock,so does the cordless phone, my computer has a clock, my tv has a clock, my bike meter have a clock, my radio also displays the time,even my microwave displays the time. So you see the time is everywhere I look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiBikeGuy View Post
    I can't remember when was the last time that I put on a wrist watch. My handphone has a clock,so does the cordless phone, my computer has a clock, my tv has a clock, my bike meter have a clock, my radio also displays the time,even my microwave displays the time. So you see the time is everywhere I look.
    +1 It's always two freckles past a hair on my watch. My go-to clock is my stupidphone. I use it when I need precise time or when I'm traveling. Otherwise it's easy to find the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiBikeGuy View Post
    I can't remember when was the last time that I put on a wrist watch. My handphone has a clock,so does the cordless phone, my computer has a clock, my tv has a clock, my bike meter have a clock, my radio also displays the time,even my microwave displays the time. So you see the time is everywhere I look.
    Thanks...but not helpful at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    +1 It's always two freckles past a hair on my watch. My go-to clock is my stupidphone. I use it when I need precise time or when I'm traveling. Otherwise it's easy to find the time.
    Again...not helpful.

    By the way, in some places a watch is expected. Personally, I think it's a little too "techie" to pull out a phone to check the time. You could be seen as a bit immature if you are asked the time and you pull out your phone.
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    under $100?
    You're talking Timex (not a bad watch), Lorus, etc.
    You should be able to find some nice watches in the $80+ range.
    http://www1.macys.com/shop/jewelry-w...3D40&!qvp=iqvp
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    Invicta diver watch that looks like the Rolex Submariner. The link is to the quartz one, the automatic one is 100 instead of 50 I believe.

    http://www.amazon.com/Invicta-Diver-...atches+for+men

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    http://www.amazon.com/Casio-MDV106-1...d_sbs_watch_27

    This watch is quite popular if you want a rugged analog watch. It is rare to find a watch rated for 200 meters at this price.
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    $6 watch at wally world. It's lasted several years, biking, swimming, windsurfing without problems. Haven't had to reset it yet. Yes, I still wear a watch even tho I have a phone on me. Some habits die slow.

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    I wear a Skagen. Check Amazon for a pretty wide range of choices for under $100. I prefer a thin watch and they have a lot of choices for me.

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    Seiko 5. Classic design and mechanical auto to boot.

    Seiko 5 at Amazon

    This Citizen is cool too. Just over your budget...

    Citizen Ecodrive
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    Orient. Automatic movement, made in Japan and Seiko is a part owner of the company.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EW...110_SY165_QL70

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    Casio Wave Ceptor. It sets itself at night. It uses a radio signal from WWV in Ft. Collins, CO. Keeps great time.

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    http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop...FZSCfgodYVoAvg

    This is the watch I currently own/wear. I like it since it is self winding with your motion as you wear it. It loses the time if you don't wear it for a couple days (unless you wind it). It is distinctive looking though and fits in casual and dressy situations. I've had it for several years and had no issues with it. I paid $135 but these guys have it on sale for $99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunavic View Post
    Orient. Automatic movement, made in Japan and Seiko is a part owner of the company.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EW...110_SY165_QL70
    This. I have a day/date on a leather band and I love it. I forget which model name, Union, maybe.

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    Since I started carrying a cell phone, I hardly ever wear a watch... but when I do... it is one with functions. I sail and swim... both competitive sports that depend on time and require a waterproof watch...

    I finally upgraded my old Casio to a new multifunction Casio...


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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop...FZSCfgodYVoAvg

    This is the watch I currently own/wear. I like it since it is self winding with your motion as you wear it. It loses the time if you don't wear it for a couple days (unless you wind it). It is distinctive looking though and fits in casual and dressy situations. I've had it for several years and had no issues with it. I paid $135 but these guys have it on sale for $99.
    Their Seiko automatics are on sale for $89.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    +1 It's always two freckles past a hair on my watch. My go-to clock is my stupidphone. I use it when I need precise time or when I'm traveling. Otherwise it's easy to find the time.

    +1….I feel no need for a watch

    Quote Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
    You could be seen as a bit immature if you are asked the time and you pull out your phone.
    Yeah….someone who needs to know the time would only think it was mature if given to them by someone wearing a cheap watch.
    Last edited by clemsongirl; 12-13-13 at 01:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
    I wear a Skagen. Check Amazon for a pretty wide range of choices for under $100. I prefer a thin watch and they have a lot of choices for me.
    Yep. I have a Skagen Titanium. Thinking about getting another. Very nice watches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Seiko 5. Classic design and mechanical auto to boot.

    Seiko 5 at Amazon

    This Citizen is cool too. Just over your budget...

    Citizen Ecodrive
    I have a Seiko 5. It's a very nice watch, but I am getting away from automatics. Kind of a pain, especially if it has a date. The 5's don't last long without wearing. I like that Ecodrive. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tunavic View Post
    Orient. Automatic movement, made in Japan and Seiko is a part owner of the company.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EW...110_SY165_QL70
    Thanks. I've been looking at Orient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clemsongirl View Post
    +1….I feel no need for a watch



    Yeah….someone who needs to know the time would only think it was mature if given to them by someone wearing a cheap watch.
    Dunno about PG but I can't carry a phone at work. It's a safety issue apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EthanYQX View Post
    Dunno about PG but I can't carry a phone at work. It's a safety issue apparently.
    I used to work in a Top Secret office...cell phones had to be left in the room outside.
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    I talk to airplanes for a living, I think it's a distraction issue rather than a security one for me.

    Plus some people like watches. Me included.
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