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Old 12-13-13, 06:05 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-13-13, 06:11 AM   #2
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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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Old 12-13-13, 07:05 AM   #3
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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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Old 12-13-13, 07:44 AM   #4
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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.
+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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Old 12-13-13, 08:54 AM   #5
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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.
Thanks...but not helpful at all.
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Old 12-13-13, 08:58 AM   #6
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+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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Old 12-13-13, 09:04 AM   #7
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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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Old 12-13-13, 09:09 AM   #8
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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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Old 12-13-13, 09:30 AM   #9
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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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Old 12-13-13, 10:41 AM   #11
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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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Old 12-13-13, 11:27 AM   #12
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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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Old 12-13-13, 11:37 AM   #13
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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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Old 12-13-13, 02:21 PM   #16
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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
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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Old 12-13-13, 02:24 PM   #17
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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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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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+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

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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.

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Old 12-13-13, 03:30 PM   #20
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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.
Yep. I have a Skagen Titanium. Thinking about getting another. Very nice watches.
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Old 12-13-13, 03:31 PM   #21
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Seiko 5. Classic design and mechanical auto to boot.

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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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Old 12-13-13, 03:33 PM   #22
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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
Thanks. I've been looking at Orient.
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Old 12-13-13, 03:49 PM   #23
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+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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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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