(Part 2) Best clothing, shoes & jewelry according to redditors
We found 84,896 Reddit comments discussing the best clothing, shoes & jewelry. We ranked the 53,939 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the products ranked 21-40. You can also go back to the previous section.
21. Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch with Date, BM8240-03E
Round solar-powered watch featuring black dial with stick/Arabic markers and magnified day/date window at 3 o'clock36 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial windowGenuine leather band with buckle closureWater resistant to 30m (100ft): in general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, b...
22. Casio Men's A158WA-1DF Stainless Steel Digital Watch
Luminous rectangular dial with alarm and stopwatch33 mm caseQuartz movement with digital displayThree-link bracelet with fold-over clasp closure. LED lightWater resistant. Withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming.Accuracy: ±30 seconds per month
23. Seiko Men's SKX007K2 Diver's Automatic Watch
Quality Japanese Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your armHardlex crystalCase diameter: 42 mmStainless-steel case; Black dial; Date-and-day functionsWater resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
24. Seiko Men's Automatic Analogue Watch with Rubber Strap SKX007K
Quality Japanese Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your armHardlex crystalCase diameter: 42 mmStainless-steel case; Black dial; Date-and-day functionsWater resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
25. Seiko Men's Japanese-Automatic Watch with Stainless-Steel Strap, Silver, 20 (Model: SARB033)
Automatic Movement with 50-hour power reserveSapphire CrystalJapanese-automatic MovementCase Diameter: 38. 4mmWater resistant to 100m (330ft): in general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not diving
26. Invicta Men's 8926OB Pro Diver Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with Link Bracelet
Round watch featuring corrugated unidirectional bezel, luminous hands/markers, and magnified date window at three o'clock40 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial windowJapanese automatic movement with analog displayAlso features stainless steel link bracelet with fold-over clasp and safety closu...
27. Casio Men's AE1200WHD-1A Stainless Steel Digital Watch
Stainless steel watch featuring multi-function dial with world time indicator, 12/24-hour formats, countdown timer, LCD display, world map, LED light with after-glow, alarm, and mute function39.5-mm stainless steel case with mineral dial windowJapanese quartz movement with digital display, Case is p...
28. Bulova Men's 98H51 Stainless Steel Dress Watch With Croco Leather Band
Round watch in polished rose gold tone featuring white textured dial with date window and slim stick hands/indices37 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window,Case Diameter: 37 mm,Case Thickness: 5.9 mm,Water Resistance: 30MJapanese quartz movement with analog displayCroco-embossed leather ba...
29. Casio Men's MQ24-1E Black Resin Watch
Water resistant3-Hand analogBattery SR621SWApprox. Battery life: 2 yearsSize of case/total weight: 37. 5 x 35. 0 x 8 mm/20G
30. Seiko Men's Stainless Steel Japanese-Automatic Watch with Leather Calfskin Strap, Brown, 20 (Model: SARB017)
Automatic Movement with 50-hour power reserveSapphire Crystal and Inner Rotating Compass RingJapanese-automatic MovementCase Diameter: 39.5mmWater resistant 200m (660ft): in general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not diving
31. Red Wing Men's Iron Ranger 6" Boot
The product is natural leather and its easy for scuffs to happen but they rub out.This can be removed by a soft dry cloth and lightly buffed out the scuffs. The shoe has a steel shankMany customers buy Red Wing Heritage footwear 1/2 size smaller than their normal size. Goodyear welt construction, tr...
32. Tissot Men's TIST0194301603101 Heritage Visodate Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with Brown Leather Band
Classic stainless steel watch featuring white dial with simple baton indices and day/date window at three o'clock40 mm stainless steel case with anti-reflective sapphire dial windowSwiss automatic movement with analog displayLeather calfskin band with leather-deployment-buckle closureWater resistant...
33. Seiko Men's SNZG15 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Nylon Strap
Round watch featuring logoed dial with Arabic numeral indices, luminous hands, and day/date window at 3 o'clock42 mm stainless steel case with hardlex dial windowAutomatic self-wind movement with analog displayNylon band with buckle closureWater resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for ...
34. Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Promaster Nighthawk Dual Time Watch with Date, BJ7000-52E
Stainless steel watch featuring date window at three o’clock position, dual-time display, and pilot's slide rule inner chapter ring operated by crown at 8 o'clock position42 millimeters stainless steel case with mineral dial windowJapanese quartz movement with analog displayAlso features low-charg...
35. Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band
10-year battery life100-meter water resistanceLED backlightDual timeApprox. battery life: 10 years on CR2025
36. Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra, USA Company, Comfortable, Adjustable, Supportive, Soft Pink, X-Small/Large
HANDS-FREE BREAST PUMP BRA - Impeccable design, maximum comfort, and the freedom for you to work on tasks or simply relax while pumping.FULLY ADJUSTABLE - Comes with a convenient 10" adjustable Velcro back panel to ensure a perfect fit as your body goes through natural changes during nursing.WORKS W...
37. Chippewa Apache Lace-Up Boot
Plain-toe ankle boot featuring debossed outstep logo.Debossed Logo May include Brand Name. .
38. Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper
Black vinyl case with zip-around closure featuring soft fabric interior with elastic loops to hold up to 20 watches in place
39. Polywatch Plastic Lens Scratch Remover
Removes Scratches from Plastic Watch Crystals
40. Seiko Men's SKX009K2 Diver's Analog Automatic Stainless Steel Watch
Battery-free automatic dive watch featuring two-tone unidirectional bezel and blue dial with day/date window and luminous hands/indices42 mm stainless steel case with Hardlex dial windowJapanese automatic movement with analog displayFive-link stainless steel band featuring fold-over clasp with safet...
I just got Chipewa Apaches with big ole Vibram soles.
They're super sturdy, seem fairly weather resistant and look great. I bought some wax too, which is helping more with the weather.
Managed to get them at a reduced price and couldn't be happier. Hope yo make them last several years through resoling and upkeep.
Seiko SKX009K2 Diver
Movement: Automatic, 7S26B
Description: Water resistant to 200m. An automatic diver at only ~$200 is a crazy deal, and with Seiko you do not have to worry about quality.
I mixed up your response above and for some reason I though you preferred the "busy" watch. Sorry, here's a better reply for simpler styled watches:
Tissot again makes some simpler watches. The Le Locle (linked) is one of their trademark pieces that is a bit above your price range but is certainly timeless. It is more expensive because it is automatic and not battery powered, but they make similar quartz movement watches.
Seiko's simpler watches are nothing special, but their dive watches are very popular among watch collectors, especially the "Sumo" and "Marine Master" models which are more expensive than your budget allows. These are definitely "casual" watches which could be worn every day, whereas the Tissot might trend on too formal.
The Bulova Precisionist series is probably too busy if you preferred the simple model I originally linked; I've been waiting forever for them to make a conservative, simple Precisionist to add to my collection to no avail. The original one I linked is probably the simplest one they make.
Another option, stepping outside the three brands I originally picked, would be to go with a Hamilton. This is a historic American brand, now owned by the same company as Tissot. Their quartz movement watches start at just under $300. Many of these are military styled but they make some slightly dressier, very simple ones as well.
I'll leave you with one last option which is often overlooked, and that is a Chinese brand called Orient. They are very affordable, much under your budget, and while they are not built as well as fine Swiss watches they are certainly good watches from a dedicated watch maker. They tend to be popular as an affordable mechanical watch brand, and I have no personal experience with their quartz watches, but they have a fairly dedicated fan base so they are probably worth checking out.
As a watch nerd I would rank the Hamilton watches as head and shoulders above the others, but in your price range your options are more limited stylistically.
Finally my time to shine.
If you are looking for a good-for-everything watch, you have a few options. If you are looking for an automaitc watch (no battery, purely mechanical) you really can't beat the SKX007. It has excellent durability, classic looks, and the lume (glow stuff on the dial) is excellent. There is no battery to die, although you may need to get it services in a decade (or get a new one). Leave it on the bracelet for a sporty everyday look that can go with a suit, to a wedding, or a funeral. Throw it on a NATO strap (how I wear my watch every day) for comfortable everyday wearing. Get different coloured straps for different things, and change it up. A new strap can make it look like a totally different watch.
If you want something that will do almost any occasion without a mechanical movement, basically any Citizen Eco-drive will do the job. I myself like the Citizen Nighthawk, although it might be because I'm a pilot. The slide rule on the outside is great for addition/division (how much to tip, how much tax, etc.) and it will tell a second time zone.
If you are looking to make a statement, there is nothing that tops the Seiko "Orange Monster". This thing is built like a tank, the utomatic movement is proven, and the lume is out of this world. It also comes as the "Black Monster" if you want to be a bit more subtle.
If you are looking for a dress watch, I would recommend the Orient "Union" as it has a durable, in-house movement and great looks.
If you are looking for something badass that will be great for nighttime, there is the Traser Code Blue. It is a very durable quartz watch designed for military operations. It has vials of tritium (hydrogen with two neutrons) and will glow without any exposure to light for at least a decade.
If you are looking for a digital watch, I would recommend either the Casio Mudman if you are looking for a large, indestructable watch (That is also allowed for space travel by NASA) or the Casio F91W which is much slimmer, but less durable.
Possibly one of the best deals in "stylish" watches is the Timex Weekender. The come in a million different colours, have an electric illumination, and are very stylish and durable.
My advice would be to get the SKX007 on the bracelet, and then grab a few NATO straps. I have had great customer service interactions with Clockwork Synergy. Their straps are of decent quality, and their service is second-to-none. If you have a little cash left over, grab the F91W for chores are hiking, or anywhere you may need a stopwatch and illuminated face (i.e. Flying).
Hi! I’m back!!
Although I thoroughly intend to write my birth story when I’m ready, I just finished my first piece since the baby arrived so in celebration, I’ll pair it with something useful.
I really appreciated posts like this while I was pregnant so here goes:
Things I didn’t know I needed:
(AKA things I have frantically ordered on amazon at or around 2am)
•Bottle Drying Rack This probably seems obvious, but when we didn’t get this from our showers we were like... idk why we can’t just use a towel??
•Safe way to cosleep My husband built a BEAUTIFUL Sidecar Crib, but it was attached on my side of the bed and it took 2.5 weeks for me to have healed enough to climb in bed around it safely with the baby. This way, I didn’t have to bend over to pick up baby or even spit up to check on/soothe him.
•Lactation Suppliment My lactation consultant approved. This one worked well in my breakfast tea.
•Better flanges My poor nipples were so sore and the flames that come with the Medela... well I’m not sure who they’re supposed to fit but not me. My doula practically ordered these for me. GAME CHANGER.
•Pumping bra I was cutting holes in sports bras. This is better.
•Nipple Shells Another kind reddittor sent me in the direction of this AMAZING INVENTION after I posted a photo of ice packs tied to my nipples with a burp cloth because I refused to wear a shirt my nipples hurt so bad. I will be purchasing these for EVERY PREGNANT WOMAN FOREVER. They keep your nipples dry, collect drips, apply counter pressure to keep your nipples shaped correctly for latching, and most importantly omg nothing touches the precious nips and you can wear a shirt!!
Me: that seems extra, he’s in a car seat and safe why would I need a mirror??
Hormones; HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH YOU FOOL
•Car adapter for my breast pump Cheaper than batteries
•Shade for his side of the car because anything that wakes up my sleeping baby is the devil. This one has a bonus that allowed me to roll the window down and it was HOT in the south
•Better suction for the breast pump Again- just better than whatever they send you
•My Breast Friend we got the boppy but this one saved my back
•Heating pad Turns out I’ll do ANYTHING to keep the baby asleep when I transfer him to his crib including preheat the darn thing (on low!) before I lay home down
•Stroller Caddy You’ll want somewhere to put your keys, phone, and coffee
•Baby K’tan An easier way for my husband to wear the baby.
•Leggings I had a pair of these before, and they are SO COMFORTABLE on my postpartum body that I bought 5 more in different colors!
•Extra pump parts for whichever pump you have
•A hands-up swaddle I found at Target
Anyway, hope this helps! Best of luck to all of you!
Price: 400-500 USD. (650 USD MSRP.)
Description: Really nice looking dress watch. Domed crystal makes it look extremely good in person. Clean look. Day/date. Looks well as both a dress watch and a casual watch to wear every day.
Movement: Automatic, 7S26
Size: 42mm w/o crown
Link: Amazon product page
A "forum favourite" and excellent watch for any new collector is the SKX007. The SKX line of Seiko dive watches are widely loved for their classic looks, workhorse durability, and appealing price point. The watch is available on a rubber strap or steel "jubilee-style" bracelet, and there are dozens of aftermarket bracelet options to suit anyone's desire.
The watch has the look of a classic dive watch with its black rotating bezel and luminous markers. A version with a "pepsi" red/blue bezel is offered (SKX009) and is also quite popular. The watch has a hardlex (mineral) crystal and is rated to 200m, which is more than enough for all-weather wear and casual swimming / recreational snorkeling.
There isn't much else to say here, but please feel free to add comments with your experiences with / love for the SKX007. It is a rugged, classic, reliable watch and is so well-loved for good reason. Anyone looking for a sub-$250 watch would be mistaken not to consider the SKX007.
Lets go with a slightly edgier version of this black n white n denim look.
The grand total of this look is with shoes and accessories $195.59. Without shoes and accessories, it clocks in at $129.89.
Outdoor/indoor gaming stuff:
not good quality.
Not sure about brandThe brand is Cross Fire.
Disclaimer: Possessing knives outside your home is heavily restricted and regulated in NYC. I usually only take the knives when hiking. Check local laws.
New York stuff:
I am happy to elaborate on any of these items, including the brands, if you want to know more.
SEIKO SARB 033
Movement: Seiko 6R15, Automatic
Size: 37mm (without crown)
Link: Amazon Page
Description: The exquisite Seiko SARB033 is powered by the premium Seiko 6R15 caliber self-winding movement that can also be hand wound and hacked. It is the same caliber that powers most of the Seiko Prospex line of watches. The movement has a generous 50 hour power reserve. The case has a fine brushed finish and the black dial sports luminous hands and silvertone hour markers. A date display is shown at the 3 o'clock position. The stainless steel bracelet has a deployant clasp with a dual push-button release. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal is used along with an exhibition back that allows you to view the movement in action. Water resistant 100 meters. This is definitely a luxury range watch that is available at an affordable price. An excellent timepiece for sure.
$95 - Bulova Men's 98H51
$85 - Bulova Men's 96B104
Ok, so interesting thing about Invicta, is that even they don't think their watches are worth MRSP. The high MRSP is just to trick people into thinking they're getting a deal.
Consider the 8926OB Pro Diver: https://www.invictawatch.com/watches/detail/8926ob-invicta-pro-diver-men-40mm-stainless-steel-stainless-steel-black-dial-nh35a-automatic
MRSP is $495, which is absurdly overpriced for that thing. However, even Invicta's official store only sells it for $122.85:
Now if you're going onto the gray market, the watch is, $91: https://www.amazon.com/Invicta-8926OB-Stainless-Automatic-Bracelet/dp/B000JQFX1G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1536700626&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=8926OB
At the gray market price, it is actually a pretty damned good deal. I mean, it has a Seiko NH35 movement, which you can't even get on actual seikos at that price point.
Price: 350 - 450
Water resistance: 200m
Description: Amazing looking watch with a eye-catching, yet classy green sunburst dial with a polished silver body providing a nice contrast. Classic field watch from Seiko released in honor of pioneers who explored the mountains. The numbers are in gold, with gold hours, minutes, and seconds hands filled with lume. It has an inner dial that functions as an approximate compass when aligned with the sun. There is the day, white on black background at the 3 o ' clock position.
The stock leather strap is a bit stiff out of the box, but it softens up and forms to your wrist after a couple of weeks. I rubbed in a bit of 99% aloe vera to speed up the softening process. It worked and added a nice patina too. I absolutely love this watch. AMA.
Probably the SARB033. I'd buy a leather strap (not a nato) for dress settings and use the provided steel strap for business settings. I feel that the watch face is versatile enough to fit both business and dress settings. The watch hands are a little too dressy but i think it'll work in a workplace setting.
I honestly think that a Quartz watch would be better in the long run but I'm a fan of Automatics so there's that.
If not the SARB, then I'd probably get a [Hamilton Khaki King](http://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-mens-watch-h64455533.html?utm_source=googleproduct&amp;utm_medium=cpc&amp;utm_campaign=googleproductsearch&amp;pt_source=googleads&amp;pt_medium=cpc&amp;pt_campaign=(ROI). I think it's versatile enough for most business and dress settings as it is. But i like a little variation so i wouldn't splurge on the Hamilton if it means i can't get a second band for it.
For those of us who aren't made of money, there's the "Casio
For <$500 I'd say go with an Orient Bambino or something from Seiko's SARB line. Both really punch above their weight if you aren't too hung up on brands. Tissot Visodates are nice too if you want something swiss. Don't forget swapping bands is super easy and an awesome way to change up your look without buying another watch
Seiko 5 SKX007
Movement: Automatic, 7s26
Size: 42mm (without crown)
Link: Amazon Page, Image
An extremely popular and well-regarded entry level automatic diver. 200M water resistance, screw down crown, Hardlex crystal.. Also available as SKX009 Amazon with a "Pepsi" (red and blue) bezel. Both models are available with rubber straps or stainless steel bracelets.
Citizen Men's BM8240-03E Eco-Drive
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Size: 36 mm diameter, 8mm thick
Description: A classy looking Eco-Drive for a great price. Citizen has a great reputation for quality watches. This particular one is my 3rd, and they are all fantastic. They're comfortable, keep great time, and use no battery. What more could you want?
It’s $1 over but this Timex Weekender is an incredible deal and a great first watch that looks good on everyone. Another option is the classic Casio for even less.
Hey nice looking watch man! All I know is that it uses a Japanese Miyota quartz movement, a common quartz movement in today's watches. Nixon is mostly associated with skaters. surfers, snowboarders, and other street sports of similar kind. As others have said though, they do not get much love around /r/Watches because they are considered a fashion brand. My first watch was a Nixon Timeteller years ago. It was good, then I lost it. Then I found it again recently.
Watch collecting can be as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be. If you lurk around this sub for a while you'll see lots of different styles in all different price ranges. I love watches, but at the point in my life that I'm at right now (that being a broke college kid), I promised myself to stay in the sub $200 range for the time being. Learn the difference between quartz and mechanical first if you don't already, then here are some commonly referenced budget options out there:
Seiko SNK809 $75
Seiko SKX007K $179
Seiko SKX009K1 $189
Casio F91W $12
Casio MDV106 $45
Casio Calculator Databank $43
Timex Weekender Chrono $50
Timex Expedition Field Chrono $45
Citizen (There are many more, these are just some popular ones)
Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver $150 also in blue
Citizen Chronograph $120
Citizen Nighthawk $200
Tissot Everytime $130-$150
Bulova Precisionist $175
Orient Capital $100
Orient Esteem $120-$180
Orient Symphony $100-$200
Orient Bambino $150
Most Tisell Watches
Most Messerschmitt Pilots
Most Aristo Pilots
You can also check /r/WatchExchange for some good deals and interesting pieces. Just be sure to check /r/WatchExchangeFeedback as well.
There are so many more too! It really pulls you in once you scratch the surface. There's something for everybody here. Welcome to the hobby (cough addiction cough)!
Edit I always forget to mention the Vostok Amphibia. It's a Russian dive watch, built like a tank, and there are many bezel/dial combos. Found on Ebay for about $70.
Chicago? Son if you're in Chicago and walking to classes, you may require something a bit more substantial than Vans to trudge through snow. You could go with [Bean boots](
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/506697?page=llbean-boots), which have quite a polarizing aesthetic, or the Chippewa Apache. For those, I might wait until Black Friday to cop.
In addition to that, with the snow and such, thick wool socks would certainly be another recommendation. Smartwool is a good brand, but if you're looking for something a bit more frugal, Kirkland's wool trail socks from Costco are excellent as well.
On another note, you could certainly rock CDB's if you wanted to, however if you don't believe you would be able to work them into multiple outfits, then no need to get them.
I am afraid I am not much help on the other things however, I'm only decent at surviving Chicago winter.
EDIT: Bean Boots are cheaper than Apaches, sorry looked at the $235 version
Optima watch case
Cheap, but classy:
Invicta; Pro Diver 8926
Price: 70-80 dollars
Movement: Seiko NH35A movement w/ Handwinding & Hacking (Aka, seiko 4r36)
Link: Amazon Black, Amazon Blue
Description: One of the few Invicta watches I'd actually recommend. Yes, it's a blatant homage of the Rolex Submariner, but you're still getting pretty decent build quality for what you're paying. It's a solid movement seen in watches three times it's price range and is a solid all around watch. I'd personally recommend removing the cyclops, mainly to make it less homage-like. It's also basically the only diver under 40mm at this price point. Actually, it might be the only automatic diver at it's price point period
Price: Hard to find under $250 sometimes but for instance, Massdrop has it for $170 right now. Retail is something like $300 but that is not a real price
Movement: Citizen Eco-Drive Solar
Link: Citizen, Amazon, and Image
Description: An incredibly tooly, fully-featured watch. So many features - GMT, a slide rule, and more. A defining watch of the low-tier tool-watch style.
Seiko 5 Sports SNZG series (07/09/11/13/15/17)
Price: $105-160 (depends on the model)
Water Resistance: 100m
Movement: Seiko 7S36 automatic
Size: 42mm w/o crown, <49mm tall
Link: 07 09 11 13 15 17
Surprised this thread lasted this long without this one. This particular Seiko is the big brother to the quite popular SNK803/805/807/809 line. Typical 7S movement means no hacking and hand winding. You get a Hardlex crystal, day and date complications, famous Seiko lume, and a display back. The larger case is sometimes preferred by those who find the SNK line's 37mm a bit too small. The main series is the 07/09/11/15, featuring a bead blasted case finish (matte) and a nylon strap which is matched to the color of the dial. The 13 has mixed finishing of brushed and polished and comes on a metal bracelet (folded end links and folded links, nicely concealed), and the 17 is PVD coated with a PVD coated bracelet as well (for that tacticool look), and has lumed numerals (all the others just have lumed indices).
I love this Casio I got a while back
You can go beyond your budget for a little bit and check out the Tissot Visodate. It's the first thing that came to mind when I read your post. Available both in Black and White, double sapphire crystal, automatic Swiss movement, can't be wrong!
The Orient Bambino might also fit your description, and it seems to be gaining lots popularity lately. It also comes in a very comfortable price. It's Automatic and available both in black and white, though it does not have Sapphire. Personally I'm in love with the black, also looks terrific with a Honey Calf strap. It's in the style of mid 20th century dress watches though said to be larger than the average size of these, so take a good look at the sizes.
Also, congrats on your graduation and good luck!
Seiko SARB017 Alpinist
Movement: 6R15 automatic, hand-winding, hacking
Link: Amazon Seiya
Similar models: SARB013 in cream and SARB015 in black.
Description: Another great Seiko in this price range, and a sub favourite. The green sunburst dial with gold markings is just stunning. The inner rotating compass bezel is more stylish than useful but, like the cathedral hands, just fits with the coherent overall theme - it's not called the Alpinist for nothing. 50 hour power reserve, great lume, 200m WR, sapphire crystal, and all the build quality and accuracy you expect from Seiko in this price range. Looks good on a bracelet but, to my mind, best on a brown leather strap. The latest in a line with a strong history as well - there are some really nice vintage Alpinist models out there.
May I humbly suggest some $10 alternatives? (not a huge fan of the font)
Invicta 'resurrected' an old Swiss brand name(they have nothing to do with the original company), they tend to copy other companies designs or style cues, often using stock Japanese or Swiss movements with Chinese made cases & assembly, and the have insanely high MSRP but the watches are perpetually on sale for 70~80% off. If the Invicta MSRP is $315, but, the watch is always 'marked down' 73% to $85...then the watch is only worth about $85.
This lack of legitimate heritage, questionable marketing practices, along with quality issues and poor customer service have given the brand a bad reputation.
That said, I used to own the Invicta 8926. It was my daily/work watch for about a decade before I gave it to my brother. It got beat to hell and was worn nonstop for about 12 years, without any service, before it started keeping poor time. Not bad for $79.
As for the watch you linked to, it would probably be fine. On the plus side, it likely has a Citizen/Miyota quartz movement and may even be all stainless steel, so, it would be hard to beat for under $50.
That said, the watch snob in me finds the use of Roman numerals on a sports/dive watch off-putting. Roman numerals look best on classic dress watches like this. Rugged, over-sized sports/dive watches like the one you linked should use basic indices markers and/or Arabic numerals more like this Invicta diver.
Good, entry level brands to look at are Seiko, Citizen, & Orient. Seiko 5 are very affordable automatics, they even have a blue dial diver. The Seiko Monster is one of the best made watches out there under $200. Another possibility is this Orient Blue Mako.
In this price range, it's probably going to be a dive watch and most likely a Seiko or Orient. Here are a few:
Ok... lets go piece by piece.
My first responsability it to tell you my personal opinion of tag heuer so you can put everything i put under in to context...
Tag Heuer is junk, they are horrible overpriced junk thats been ruined by LVMH in favor of a horrible brand like Hublot.
But lets go by parts,
The Tag Heuer Calibre 5 was originaly a 2824 Elaborate grade (more on grades Here)
But since Eta is now cutting off supply to non swatchgroup the Calibre 5 is now a Sellita SW200 which is a Drop in replacement for the 2824 thats very similar but has a extra jewel, some people they they are worst, some say they are the same... they havent been on the market long enough to make a decent assesment, theyonly been widly used for 3-4 years and Oris was the first major swiss manufacturer to put them in to mass production watches.
The fact that they are using an internal reference Such as Calibre 5 and using 2 different calibres as Calibre 5 without telling you which it is and the only modification done to the movement is rotor engraving is kind of disturbing becuase you dont know which you have until you crack open the watch.
Now there have been questions about the quality of the components used by Tag Heuer lately, softer case steel, plastic spacers, Little details that make you think that LVMH is cutting corners.
Theres also been questions about Servicing, Latery there have been reports that TH has been basicaly just tossing out the old movement and putting in a new one instead of bothering with servicing the movement, its something i find disturbing becuase the watchmaker skill and service quality required to do that instead of properly taking the movement apart,
Servicing a Tag at LVMH will probobly run you around 250 bucks and according to Tag´s own website the recommend a 2 year service period and a yearly waterproofing test that probobly runs around 50 bucks (most watchmakers recommend between 3 and 5, and omega is currently even saying that Coaxials can go for 10 years, as for the waterproofing, its only recommended yearly if you regularly dive with it)
Just to give you an idea, I serviced my Seiko Stargate II with a 4R36 movement for under 50 euros and my Seiko 8R28 Ananta modular chronograph which is a PAIN to service for 185 euros
Tag Heuer is one of those brands that people are drawn to when they start with watches, and the more they learn the more they avoid, Tag Heuer has a lot of interesting watches, the TH-02 Tourbillon, the Monaco V4, the Microtimer... but those are "runway models" and what you want to buy is the equivalent of a Polo shirt with a Ralph Lauren polo symbol on it. its a generic low end model that they make without any horological value just for cash.
Now, If you still want the carrera... i recommend you get the twin time. Its more or less the same price but it carries a 2893 movement with a GMT complication, atleast you´re getting a bit more for your money
but consider its 1800 dollars.
And 320 dollars buys you this
Tag Heuer is a subcidiary of a faceless fashion conglomerate which makes generic products using movements sourced from an external contractor, If you want something made internaly by Tag Heuer you have to go to a Calibre 1887 Carrera which is 3k+ dollars and is actually manufactued based on a design bought from Seiko of all people...
Seiko is a 130+ year old Family owned company, the Current CEO Shinji Hattori is the great grandson of the founder, Kintaro hattori, They are the tipical japanese conglomerate so they try to make everything in house, meaning they even make their own lume and lubricants... they even grow their own quartz crystals for their quartz watches, the Seiko 6R15 is the equivalent of the Eta 2824 but easyer and cheaper to service since seiko actually sells parts to 3rd party repair shops.
So If you asked be between a Seiko Sarb033 and a Tag Heuer Calibre 5, especialy when one costs 300 bucks and the other costs 1800 bucks ?
The Seiko hands down, its better made, the movements are equivalent to each other, and Seiko right now is a much better watchmaker then Tag Heuer.
https://www.amazon.com/Casio-W800H-1AV-Classic-Sport-Watch/dp/B001AWZDA4 Smash it into walls with my gangly arms, toss it into the bottom of my bag, surf consistently, it's been indestructible for me so far. Super nice to know what time it is out on the water. And if i break it... 12 bucks and I get a new one.
If you are breastfeeding/pumping I LOVED this pumping bra. I would pump at night while washing dishes or bottles. Lol. Made life easy. I also agree with the above comments- nose frida snot sucker is amazing and I LOVE my ergo!
Simple Wishes Hands-Free Breastpump Bra, Pink, XS-L https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_0.ayub008Y9KQ
MVMT watches are well known for being low quality "fashion" watches. These fashion brands are usually aimed at a younger audience so it makes sense they advertise on podcasts. In my eyes they aren't even worth the ~$100 price point. Sure they'll last a while, but so has my 10 year old Timex I got for 20 bucks, or some dollar store one I got as a kid.
If you are actually looking for a quality ~$100 watch, look at Seiko, Citizen or Orient. /r/watches is a very good place to learn, and you might find, like countless other beginners, that the Seiko SNK-809 is for you (my first "good" watch was the SNK-807), which is $50-$70 and a real mechanical automatic ("perpetual" for those of you across the pond) movement. Anything from Seiko 5 range is an incredible starter automatic watch.
Do some research if an automatic movement vs quartz movement is right for you (quartz is the basic battery operated watch that the "guts" can be found in watches ranging from $500 Movados to dollar store watches). I REALLY like seeing how things work so I really appreciate the mechanics behind an automatic watch. The downside to them is that they aren't as accurate as quartz (a normal range of inaccuracy is like +-10 seconds a day). But you'll never have to change a battery if that is any consolation. If that puts you off, keep in mind that a $10,000 Rolex has an automatic movement good for +- 5 seconds per day. And as a final PSA, stay away from Invicta. Their automatic movements, cheap pricing, and flashy looks may look enticing, but quality control is horrendous. Just as with any potential purchase, do some research on a watch you think looks promising. Give the model name a search on google or /r/watches and try to find a consensus.
For those of you who have been thinking they want a watch but haven't started exploring styles (which is the demographic companies like MVMT pander to with their styles) here is the classic "diver" style watch with the Rolex Submariner. A cheaper automatic dive watch I've been wanting for a LONG time is the Seiko SKX007, which obviously pays homage to the Sub, but is about $5800 cheaper. I'd replace the bracelet with something better than what is there though. Maybe I'll get it after college...
Another well loved cheap diver is from Orient, the Mako, though I prefer its big brother, the Ray, even though that is even closer looking to the Submariner.
The absolute best in budget vs quality in a dive watch is the ~$40 Casio MDV-106. You can get a decent 22 mm steel bracelet for almost the price of the watch and it will look fantastic if that is your preference. I've borrowed my brother's a few times and the thing feels like quality and has been put to the test plenty of times to prove itself as a real dive watch. He goes swimming, hiking, plays sports with it, drops it on concrete, etc. Rugged yet elegant looking. Good size too. Highly recommended first diver or first watch!
If you are looking for a real dress watch with "minimalist design" that doesn't look tacky like MVMT's (sorry, just my opinion), there are plenty in the Seiko 5 line like I said, or the lovely Orient Bambino.
Came back to say that if you don't really know if you want a watch, don't think you need to spend $100 on your first. Who knows, you might not like how it feels or looks on you or whatever. For the absolute cheapest of cheap, get yourself a Timex or Casio quartz watch. These brands are well renowned for their reliability. This way you'll end up spending only $15-20 on a watch that will last and work forever (obviously with battery changes along the way).
Edit: Some links
Edit: Also, they are purportedly just rebranded cheap Chinese watches. http://www.aliexpress.com/cheap/cheap-mvmt-watches.html
Timex Men's Expedition Scout
These are what I have and rotate through, they're pretty great.
Casio MQ-24. Analog, minimal, cheap, waterproof, it rules. I like my black and gold one a lot. http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Mens-MQ24-1E-Analog-Watch/dp/B000GAWSHM/ref=pd_sbs_watch_1
I would recommend going for the A158 model. Same watch, but with a metal face and band, and only a few dollars more. This thing is dirt cheap, damn durable, comfortable as fuck and the retro look is very versatile, stylistically. Definitely worth considering.
The Billy Reid Peacoat that Daniel Craig wears in Skyfall is $700. These are extremely affordable in comparison.
These outfits also have separate elements for each look. There are a lot of shortcuts to save money buy doubling up on some things. For instance, buying this Invicta with different straps will give you the same feel and it will knock quite a bit of cash off of each outfit.
Invicta pro diver - ~$85. has a Seiko automatic movement and a huge aftermarket following
Parnis sub Homage - $112. decent all around watch...nothing fancy, but has a Miyota movement which is reliable
Tisell Marine Diver- ~$220. r/watches favorite. uses high beat Miyota movement
Phoibos Great White - IIRC can be found for about $200 or slightly under on Ebay. same movement as the Tissell. seems to be a newcomer to the homage game. nice offering from everything I've seen.
Steinhart Ocean one - $500 - higher end, swiss made, ETA movement. great watch from what I've seen.
all are pretty good bangs for your buck. the Cyclops kinda goes hand in hand with the "Looks like a Submariner" aesthetic. it's going to be hard to find something that doesn't look VERY similar to this watch.
SARB033 The watch in question, it's not super nice, but my father has never spent money on accessories or jewelry and he's not a fan of the idea for work.
Invicta is not going to be recommended on this sub. They generally are pretty bad watches.
Common suggestions here would be a Seiko 5, or a Seiko diver.
Here are some Seiko watches to consider:
Both watches are pretty small so they would work well on a tiny wrist. Hope I helped!
Also, for more information you can check the buying guide in the sidebar.
Seiko divers watch = poor man’s Seamaster
I have seen this watch as cheap as $135-140.
I bought it from amazon:
Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_IzvrAb7VHB3H3
FYI, it is $20.97 on Amazon now. Still a good price, GLWS
Took me a second haha
Edit * purchased 31$ shipped
FYI you can get a new, never-dropped one for $20 more
For under $200, don't forget about the Seiko SKX007
Spend $230 and wear an even nicer timepiece like the Obris Morgan Branco
Silver case Bulova
Rose Gold case Bulova
Black Dial Seiko 5
Blue Dial Seiko 5
Can't recommend the Simple Wishes pumping bra enough. I just pull up my shirt, unclip or pull down whatever I have on as a bra or undershirt, and zip the bra on. It takes like ten seconds and allows me to get a ton of work done while pumping. It's around $30 and has held up really well for me. They sell the same one at Target (branded as Lansinoh) but it doesn't come with the extra extender thing included like the Amazon one does.
When my SIL had her baby a month after I had mine, she unexpectedly had to start exclusively pumping her first week PP, and I bent over backwards to deliver her one of these bras the day she started. That's how essential it is to me! She bought a second one the next day.
Aside from pumping bras, you could also consider Pumpin' Pals. They allow you to lean back when you're pumping instead of having to awkwardly hunch forward. I haven't tried them myself but I've heard good things.
I’m 10 months postpartum and a 30G and I sooo feel you. That said, here are the two bras that worked for me!
Wacoal Women's Maternity Contour... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WWHJTG3?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Freya Women's Pure Uw Moulded... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JUPMJPA?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I also recommend this wraparound bra for pumping (it goes over any existing bra or just over your boobs and is super adjustable) instead of a dedicated pumping bra, if you end up doing that:
Simple Wishes Signature Hands... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Good luck and congrats on your baby!!
I absolutely love the style of that watch but as someone else with thin wrists, I could never wear it.
I wear a 36mm Citizen Eco-Drive and that's pretty damn close to my limit..
Also I must say I really recommend that watch for under $100 as being a well made stylish watch.
And it's SOLAR POWERED and even after 20 years the specially designed lithium battery inside with still retain 80% of it's original capacity. It will work in complete darkness for 180 days before dying.
Also 12 hours of sunlight is enough to power it for something like an entire week in complete darkness. It's insanely efficient.
I don't even go outside often and it charges so well from ambient light that I've never had the battery go low. Eco Drives are amazing watches and I highly recommend them for anyone that wants something that pretty much never needs maintenance.
(I've heard having seals changed every few years is good for ensuring water resistance though)
I know I sound like a Citizen salesmen or something, but I'm just an honestly impressed 22 year old who loves the hell out of the first good watch he bought.
Definitely agreed, but a lot of those a ridiculously expensive.
They do look damn good though.
[example 2](http://i.imgur.com/oSGze3x.jpg] (More of a classic watch)
example 3 I'm actaully considering getting this one because it's in my price range.
Pretty much all of these examples or in more of a classic style though.
how does twelve bucks sound?
I have a backpack I carry most of this in and lots of pockets!
Clockwise from the top left:
Most watches are only offered in one size, but some are smaller than others. I have 5.75" wrists and my current cheap/casual watches are the Timex Weekender (on me | at Amazon), Casio A158W-1 (on me | at Amazon), and RAM Rugged Field Watch (on me | at Amazon). Also good is this Seiko 5, but I don't own one right now. Anyway, I have no idea what your desired style or budget is, but hopefully those suggestions and photos are of some use.
EDIT: Also, if you're looking for NATO straps, check out Crown and Buckle. Their new strap design has holes cut for people with really small wrists. Even with my tiny wrists, I've still got two holes left.
You'll find that it's quite common.
And those six are mostly off the top of my head. So many brands have their own version.
Right! I knew I was forgetting something!
I don't remember who to thank for this but I first saw this somewhere here on reddit and immediately bought one to organize my collection a bit. I probably should have ordered another one or two because all those ^ are just the 20mm's. I've got a couple of 18's, quite a few 21's because of my SNA411 and a bunch of 22's that are in various boxes or bags or just collecting dust on shelves.
Had to be my boots. Nothing special, just Chippewa Apache's, but they really work with the Americana workwear style I've been moving towards. I especially like how they look with my red laces.
This year I made a big shift in my wardrobe. I had been dressing pretty well, but this year I made an effort to decide what "my style" is, and to really make sure my wardrobe matched with that. I settled on an Americana Workwear look, that I think matches well with how people dress in central PA, where I live. I used to feel out of place, like I was dressed a little bit too New England-y.
I believe it's this model. Retails for $35 and is $22 right now.
If that guy saw it being sold for $20 in the store, he should have just bought it.
Looks like cheap copies, buy the real deal! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000OP1M6M/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1453238447&amp;sr=8-7&amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY165&amp;keywords=seiko&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51LA52iOnkL&amp;ref=plSrch
OK, so I paid $16, not $12. There are less and more expensive options, but this is the one I have and it’s perfect.
I get that a lot of those who workout like to use apps on their smart watch or phone during their sessions to track stuff...
I keep track of lifting progressions in a journal that I bring to the gym. The idea of being connected to the internet while working out makes me cringe.
So like someone said in the comments, I just chill in between sets and focus on my breathing I guess. I genuinely think you’ll do better at the gym without checking your phone sporadically through a session. Being disconnected just lets you focus on the exercise and nothing else.
Hmmm...double pump, electric or manual? If electric, totally buy this...I used it ALL the time at work!!
Have you tried a pumping bra? It holds me up and in place and theres no wiggle room for the flanges.
I use this one. https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Wishes-Signature-Patented-XS-Large/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=pumping%2Bbra&amp;qid=1558913714&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=pumping&amp;sr=8-4&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1
I'm so sorry it's been so hard.
Someone already mentioned Seiko 5, and the Seiko 5 finder will give you a lot of options.
Aside from that, I'd check out Citizen. They make good watches, many with 5 year warranties:
They might cost you a little more depending on the model, they're well worth it. The Eco drives are an excellent value, powered by light and expected to run at 80% capacity after 20 years, and when fully charged, can keep on ticking after being left in a dark drawer for up to six months.
Haven't heard a bad thing about it so far.
If you want to get something as close as possible to the Spectre Seamaster without buying a fake watch you can check out the Debert Automatic.
A very affordable Rolex Submariner look-a-like would be the Invicta 8926ob, the Quartz Version 8932ob is even more affordable and probably the better watch for someone who is not into watches much.
Both Invictas are look-a-likes of newer Submariners though and not of the 6538 Connery wore.
The closest affordable homage of the vintage Sub I could find is the Tiger Concept 5508 homage, the 5508 was a small crown Submariner with 100m depth rating while the 6538 was a big crown Submariner with 200m rating.
If you'd like to get the watch of literary Bond Tiger Concepts has covered you again with their Explorer 1016 homage which people believe to be the watch Fleming had in mind for Bond.
I would suggest the Citizen Nighthawk, I think it has all of the features that you want. Citizen Nighthawk Review
Amazon has one
Not OP, but it looks like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002CVUODS/
You need to be realistic. Outside catching a deal on eBay, you are not going to find boots in your size for less than $100. Your best bets in that range are Thorogoods (Plain toe, Moc toe, Chuka boot, and Lace-to-toe) and Chippewa (Apache GQ - brown or tan, lugged or smooth sole) on Amazon.com
Chippewas go up to size 14EE. Thorogoods go up to size 14EEEE in some styles but mostly just to 14EE. You may not need to go all the way up to size 14 or all the way up to EEEE though. Boots typically run one full size larger than you sneaker size so you may be looking for size 13E or 13EE.
My advice is to buy from Amazon.com Their prices are already low as hell, and on top of that you get free returns (which is hugely important when selecting shoes) and they are running a permanent 20% off shoes coupon.
If you Google for "Amazon shoe email" and sign up for the email you will receive a 20% off coupon good for shoes. After you sign up for this email list and receive your coupon the next step is waiting for your size to restock on Amazon. Perhaps setting a camelcamelcamel alert for your size and a high price will help alert you when they are restocked. Size E-EEEE seem to go quick when they restock, so having this alert will help.
Here is my advice: I know you only want to spend $100, but that is unrealistic. You should do what it takes to make your budget flexible up to $120 total. This opens you up to the Thorogoods and Chippewas I mentioned above. Next, go checkout these: http://www.amazon.com/Chippewa-Apache-Lace-Up-Boot/dp/B004TK2RPS and these: http://www.amazon.com/Thorogood-American-Heritage-Plain-Toe-Boot/dp/B002QQ8XB4/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_3 They are both available today in size 14EE. Order them using the 20% off coupon. You don't have to keep one or both, but this will allow you to see if size 14EE is the right size in each company's boots. If you like a pair keep them, and send the other one back. Notice the large lugged sole on the Chippewas. This will not be as versatile and will be much more casual/work-y than the smooth soled Chippewa, but those are not in stock right now in size 14EE for you to have shipped and try on. Once you have your size down you can make a better decision exactly what shoe you want and you can wait for it to come in stock and at a price you like.
This Seiko 5 - SNZG15 is my first automatic watch. I’ve owned this watch for 2 weeks now but I didn’t want to post it here until I received the dark brown leather NATO I ordered for it. I think it compliments the watch nicely and gives it a more sophisticated look from the cheap strap it comes with. I was torn between this watch and the Seiko SNK809 but after looking it over I chose the SNZG15 because its larger in diameter (42mm vs. 37mm) as well as it is waterproof up to 330ft (100m). If anyone else owns this watch I’d love to see what straps you recommend for it. Thanks!
FYI on Amazon it states that the band width is 20.6mm. This is false. Order a 22mm
Well I'm not sure if you're into digital watches at all, but if you are, I'd suggest the Casio AE1200WHD-1A (Casio Royale) . It's sexy as hell for a digital watch, and has world time, which could be useful on your trip. Most importantly it's cheap, so no biggie if you lose it.
There's a non-metal version that saves you a few bucks (here), but I think the extra money is worth it when getting the metal version.
Casio absolutely dominates the market at the very low end. They make very cheap watches that are still quality timepieces. Some suggestions...
My personal favorite in this category is the Casio World Time. In terms of pure function it's a great bang for buck watch, and if you like the aesthtic (it's not for everyone) it can be a killer EDC.
For autos, I think the subs collective opinion would probably be the Seiko SNK series.
Style: Digital sports watch
Link: [Amazon] (https://www.amazon.com/Casio-AE1200WHD-1A-Stainless-Steel-Digital/dp/B0094B79CI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1504021608&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=casio+AE1200WHD-1A)
Description: "Casio" Royale. One of the best cheap watch out there. It''s packed with features (world timer, alarm, Stopwatch etc). Personally, I like the steel one but obviously you could get different versions like the AE1200WH-1A or AE1200WHB-1BV
I also had a difficult time breastfeeding so I switched to exclusive pumping. My son is now 13 months old, and I still pump. I have a few tips which might help.
1 - she needs to have a good pumping bra in order to leave her hands-free. I didn't know this at the beginning and spent so much time holding the pump flanges for 20+ minutes at a time, while hurting my hands because you have to keep them still to retain suction. Now, I pump while I'm eating dinner, on the computer, while feeding my son a bottle of pumped milk, or even while traveling in the car. This is the bra that I use and its great. It's got velcro in the back and holds well. I could not have made it without this bra. I can still pump while holding my 13 month old son, using this bra (though its awkward!)
2 - The first 3 months is when supply gets solidified, so be very sure what she wants to do before dropping pumps. Its more difficult to reestablish a supply than continue a good one, of course. But its always an option to supplement with formula, which I did as well.
3 This board is for exclusive pumpers and it is insanely active hah. Any questions posted there will get a very quick response.
Its tough but consider pumping at least twice a day to keep giving your baby the antibodies - apparently if you pump less, the concentration of antibodies is higher.
I use this: Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Zh4YBbZ6GSV4B
I bought this Optima Band Organizer off Amazon after another poster on here showed theirs off. At first I thought I had just enough bands to fill it, when I realized that it had a whole other side hidden behind a separator panel!
For those interested
Tissot Visodate or bust. It matches your title perfectly.
See also: all black version.
Spend the same, but get a few instead.
Casio Men's AE1200WHD-1A Stainless Steel Digital Watch $30
Casio Men's MDV106-1AV 200M Duro Analog Watch, Black $45
Casio F91W-1 Classic Resin Strap Digital Sport Watch $6
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap $50
Timex Men’s T49905 Expedition Rugged Field Chronograph Black/Brown Leather Strap Watch $45
Didn't even spend the extra $12 to upgrade from plastic to silver plastic
I would suggest a black watch of some sort, as casios are my favorite, I can use those as an example.
Retro - my favorite
Not all 100% black, but they at least got a little bit of black in them. I think part of wearing a watch is being able to balance how busy it looks on your wrist with how busy the rest of your outfit is. If you're going for streetwear, wearing a flashy watch is a lot easier than for someone going for a business casual look (of course there are exceptions). I'd say look at these and see if any would mesh with your wardrobe. Even if not, get the calculator one or the analog minimal one just to experiment with watches. They're cheap and it's fun as hell.
You're kinda of blending two separate looks here by wanting a casual and rubber strap, but neat dress style. To me, rubber strap + casual = diving watch.
What about these Seiko divers:
Seiko SKX007 if you must have an automatic.
If digital is OK, then 2 G-shocks, one to wear, one as a backup.
They are not a very good brand. They focus on advertising over quality. If you want something with a similar look I would consider this.
In your price range I would focus on watches made by Seiko, Orient,Citizen and Casio.
Here are a few more stand out options in your price range.
seiko skx009. it's on amazon uk
Just FWI this watch is on Amazon for $190 new
Seiko Men's SKX009K2 Diver's Analog Automatic Stainless Steel Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OP1M6M/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_.ukMAb4BYAQMY
Seiko Automatic Dive watches are pretty good. They're over $150 but if you have discounts or sales that price can be knocked down. Amazon selling some right now for about $155 - $190.
Whenever I see this watch recommended, I also like to add that the W-800H is very similar in features, slightly larger case, couple dollars more (I get it on sale for actually less than the F91W). And it can be modified to have a countdown timer.
Just another option for those who want a reliable digital quartz at a very low cost.
My gf has the #12 Casio. For $10 you definitely can not go wrong with this watch
I got these two watches for just $25 converted. I live in Asia so prices are much cheaper here. I'm a uni student and actually only needed one watch for as a daily beater, but I can't resist not buying the F-91W, a.k.a the Terrorist watch.
The two watches in the photo are:
Here's an Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Casio-F91W-1-Classic-Resin-Digital/dp/B000GAWSDG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1457615537&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=casio+f-91w
Anybody that has an experience on these watches? I'm just curious on how the F-91W will hold up as I think... I will be using it more often. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase for just under $25!
It’s hard to beat the Invicta 8926OB for the price. It’s a great watch if someone isn’t used to wearing a watch and just wants to try one out to see if they like it.
Turns out, I liked it. Now the collection continues to grow!
I found this Citizen, but it is unfortunately out of your budget, although it has been had at $205.
Another option: Timex $66
Another: Seiko $119
Dressier options: Citizen $147
Another Citizen (This one can be had at $80, but is currently $130)
If your willing to go with a cleaner dial with no chronograph you can look at the Rodina lineup for $120. If you are willing to ditch the black dial you can look at Tisell, with the options of a polished stainless steel or PVD coated case and a higher quality movement over the Rodina at $170 or $180, respectively. Currently sold out, though.
Hope this helps!
(Edited in dressier options and forgot to mention that my suggested watches that come with a leather strap will probably need a better strap because the stock ones are of poor quality. You will need a tool to remove the stock straps. Tutorial)
Reminds me of this . Except the casio is $14.
I bought a Casio from Amazon which I really liked. Kind of way under your budget, but it works really well and looks way more expensive than it is.
Watches have good battery life, like years. $13
Casio A158WA-1DF Stainless Steel Digital Watch
Gee, a whopping $28 savings over the average price.
Does anything exciting ever come out of Massdrop?
Still not entirely sure why everyone has such a love affair with the Alpinist, but buying it with a warranty is still (for the moment) an option.
THESE ARE IN STOCK AT AMAZON RIGHT NOW FOR ~$356~
OK... this is an often-visited topic here. Most high-end watches are mechanical movements, but many non-watch people wear quartz watches. (here is the section of the FAQ that explains this)
If mechanical sounds good to you, the go-to suggestions for cheap blue-dialed diver's watches are:
The two bold-text choices are far and away the most popular blue-dialed diver's watches for under $500.
I hope this helps.
You won't find a lot of cooperation for fakes. "Homage" watches however will fair better. Some divers:
Orient Ray Automatic
Invicta Pro Diver Automatic
Seiko Pepsi Diver
Stienhart Ocean 1 Vintage
But that's exactly why people will try to talk you out of it. There are similarly designed watches for about half the price, with better build and pedigree.
One example is this Bulova
Slim, classy, love this one
edit: damn it you got me sucked back into looking at watches, so then there is this, this but switch the band to something nicer, and this if you are willing to hold back your bar tab for another week
Hey /r/watches person here. Can I recommend you not choose that watch? It's a Chinese POS, you can do better. I'm going to assume you want to go quartz, which is fine if you aren't a watch fanatic. Here are some similar and more respectable choices I quickly found:
Everyone on this subreddit recommends to steer clear of fashion watches, but I like to recommend that you get a watch that YOU WILL ENJOY AND LIKE. You will ultimately be the one who will be wearing it anyways, so why not get that Mickey Mouse watch you been eyeing?
But as a fan of horology, I'd recommend these watches that have similar designs to what you linked above.
What about white?
4, with numerals and steel band
Not exactly sure where to find a panda styled chronograph with time indicators at the 12 and 6 area, but here is one from Seagull. I'm personally not a fan of the Seagull brand. Mechanical movement
Little more than 300, but it's a fan favorite among this community. It also comes with an automatic movement
You'll have better luck searching around r/watches.
I'll recommend the Seiko SARB033. You can pick up a leather strap for under $100 USD.
Spectra hands down. Pretty much any cups will work with the right adapters. Any pump combo can be hands free with a bra designed for pumping (there are lots with specific folds to hold the flanges.
I just put this on top after I loosened my bra and pulled it up: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lbCkDbN5GX2V5
I don't think Freemie is quite as covert as intended, more so than others, but I wouldn't buy it just to be hands free.
I exclusively pumped for a year! My boy was born at 37 weeks and just wasn’t big enough to get a good latch, so I began pumping when his weight gain wasn’t where it should be. Here’s some tips that kept my sanity throughout that year.
Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra, Patented, Pink, X-Small/Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_py8IDbNKRZTJM
You can do this! Best of luck!
I do the same thing. It keeps all the adapters from overlapping and pushing against each other.
[Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_IzvrAb7VHB3H3)
I picked this up from Amazon
I got you fam!
Purchased it here:
Easy basic recommendations:
$150: Thorogood Plain Toe
$160: Chippewa Apache
$220: Katahdin Ironworks Engineer
$250: Red Wing Iron Ranger
You go any cheaper than about $150 and they're gonna fall apart fast
Those are Iron Rangers I believe.
The link is just a preview of whats available.
Previously, I found a pair of Iron Rangers for $50.
Worth a look if you're in the twin cities area.
My go-to suggestion for this price range is the Tissot Visodate. Tissot uses Swiss ETA movements in their watches which are well worth their money in quality and longevity, so you can't really go wrong. It's a dressy piece but can be dressed down in a pair of shorts or jeans, while still pulling off a classy look in a pair of khakis and a blazer.
On top of it all, it's somewhat comfortably within your price range. Check it out: White and Black
this is the lugged sole version of the Chippewas
Lugged Chippewas. For most commutes that's probably fine, I've you're walking continually in 3+ inches of snow you may need something more, or maybe Snoseal.
Of course there's always Ice Cutters if you can get them on sale and Bean Boots are always a good value.
Your best bet would probably be Chippewa Apache.
It's been covered already to a degree, but I would suggest that you get something cheap that has either a gmt or world timer function. A flashy watch is a target unfortunately. You don't need absurd water resistance. There is a WUS thread where a guy dives down 30m with his 30m water resistant casio and it's fine. Sure, anything can happen to any watch, but it's absurd to think that you need a 200m watch to swim with. That's like saying everyone needs V rated tires on their cars. If I were traveling a good deal with a watch I would pick up something like the casio world timer
It's cheap. It's light. It has a stopwatch, multiple Alarms,World time (duh), backlight and 100m water resistance. and it doesn't look all that bad on the cheapo metal bracelet.
You break something like that and you're out twenty five dollars or so.
Watch - Link
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Band changing tool - Link
Edit: Thanks to /u/ljlukelj for the inspiration!
Really tough watch, which is good for a gym setting, not too flashy (because if you're thinking too much about how your watch looks at the gym, you're not working out properly), rubber strap is better than nylon or leather because of sweat. Plus, it's something that can easily be worn outside of the gym as well, just a great watch overall.
Having said this, I really urge you to look at a digital like this G-Shock. Provides a lot of functions that might be useful in the gym that you won't get with a watch like the easy reader or the Seiko I showed, they're tough as nails (I've had one for about 10 years now and is still in great condition), and they look right in a gym.
For any normal watch I'd say that one has a better movement than the other, hence the difference in price. There is more to a watch than just being 'an automatic'; there are vastly different specifications between one automatic movement and another.
However with Invicta they tend to either use a Seiko movement (if you're lucky) or some random Chinese one that you'll be hard pressed to find any detail about. They're not very well liked watches, and are spectacularly overpriced considering what you can get for the same money.
You'll get better value for money, and something reliable if you went for something like this actual Seiko diver which has lots of respect and fans. Also, have a look at watches by Orient which is also a well respected and affordable brand. Which Invicta sadly isn't.
Luminox Navy Seal
Marathon Field Watch
This. I have one and absolutely love it. Not only is it aesthetically nice, but it's an absolute tank and is one of (if not the) only ISO certified diver in this price range.
It's the Casio Men's AE1200WHD-1A Stainless Steel Digital Watch.
Here's an Amazon link (it's on sale in Canada.) https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0094B79CI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
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Pretty much everyone in this sub has this same case from whoever the first guy was to post it (Me being one of those people lol) Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_00wKAbS0TRC10
This one was recommended in a similar post.
It looks like the case I have, which is actually a watch case. Here’s the link to the one I have if you’re interested.
Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_G6D6ybAWF8B1H
It's this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CVUODS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
This has worked out really well.
You're going to want to avoid shoes with large, unnecessary branding like those Ralph Lauren ones.
Also, sneakers are next to useless when dealing with lots of rain and snow. You're going to want some boots. LL Bean Boots are a classic option and highly effective against lots of rain. A work boot like Red Wing Iron Rangers are also often recommended because they look nice, are very sturdy, and can be somewhat weatherproofed with sno-seal or an equivalent.
Basically, don't get those shoes. Get some boots with minimal branding. It's your best choice for the weather.
Also, boot guide
Victorinox Officer Automatic
Grand Seiko High-Beat
Halios Tropik SS Black
Maurice Lacroix Les Classiqu
Omega Aqua Terra Blue
Nomos Tangomat Datum
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 116610
Frederique Constant Slim Line Moonphase
Bell & Ross BR 126 Heritage
Bell & Ross BR 123 Original or Heritage
Seiko SARB017 Alpinist and SARB021
G. Gerlach m/s Batory
Strela Cosmos White Dial or Black Dial
Montblanc Time walker Chronograph
Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 GMT or Big Date Special
Maurice Lacroix Pontos Small Seconds
Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50
Stowa Flieger Baumuster B
Tissot Visodate | My Picture
Seiko Orange Monster | My Picture
Hamilton Khaki Field Chrono Auto
First Watch Bulova Quartz
Diplomat Ebony Wood Finish with Clear Top and Black Leather Interior 10 Watch Storage Case
I would love to hear what you think. All comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome!
Edit: I added another watch and some pictures.
Edit2: Another watch.
Edit3: Another watch.
Edit4: Added watch, striked 2.
Tissot Dress Watch or Visodate would be good. The first one is 38mm (not cm like the description says) and the second one's 40mm - both decent sizes for dress watches.
Here are two watches I would personally consider in the sub $500 range. I think they are both a little dressier than the chronograph style you posted though.
Both are popular models on this forum and recommended quite frequently. The second being even a bit dressier than the first but both really are fantastic models.
You could also look at something like the Tissot Visodate or Hamilton Jazzmaster.
gone are the days of payless.
If you're walking that much, on a budget, I'd enjoy seeing how much wear and tear you'd put on a some Chippewa Boots or Chippewa Apache The vibram sole lugged or sans lugged should do wonders in regards to comfort and durability.
with the 20% off $100+ Amazon Coupon and it's a solid frugal purchase. Code SPSHOEI4 at checkout may work as well for 20% off.
Throw some sno-seal or Obenauf's and you're set for most all terrains.
Some things that have lasted me a long time, and probably will continue to do so:
I've recently switched to Duluth Trading Co jeans after having countless crotch blowouts with Levi's, they seem solid and durable but I've read mixed reviews so the jury is still out on those.
Ubiquiti networking gear has been rock solid as well but I don't like to call tech "bifl" because it always goes obsolete eventually.
The Seiko 5 is a great watch and gets recommended often. Just remember, it only has a case diameter of 37mm (the Weekender is 38mm). It is going to look silly on your wrists if you have an athletic build of any kind.
There are Seiko 5s with bigger case diameters but they can be a little more pricey.
At that price range, you'd be going for a quartz watch (for reliability)
Casio MDV106-1A $45 Diver (Quartz)
Casio MTP4500D-1AV $54 (Aviation style)
Seiko SNZG15 $120 (Automatic, not quartz)
If you're a real fan of the Diver look (the classic bond-style Rolex GMT) then look at Steinhart watches - starting at 400 Euro, they're out of your current budget, but typically have the same/similar guts as a $5K rolex, with great build quality too)
I'm currently rocking a Parnis "sterile" GMT (no logo) - A Chinese automatic that looks exactly like a classic 60's Rolex, but i'm under no illusions about it's waterproofness.
My next watch will be a Gnomen OVM 39 - a Steinhart diver watch with smaller dimensions, as my current one is a bit heavy on my slimmer wrist - i find i'm occasionally removing it during long coding sessions on the keyboard.
Stay subscribed to this sub, and check the reviews on these sites so you get an idea.
Seiko SNZG15 is 42mm.
You might want the version made in Japan, for a few dollars more.
The SRP625 is 44mm.
Would be pretty tough to find a clear case back below $200.
I have a rule, which is, if I am going to spend over $150 on a watch it better well damn have a sapphire face. There are some shit brands out there (Sturhling, Skagen, Invicta) that make watches with sapphire faces for like $200, but usually you are going to have to spend more.
I feel like watches between $150 - $300 are usually not worth it. It's sort of go big or go home. I say this as someone who has tossed a lot of banged up mineral face watches from, Sturhling, Invicta, Citizen, Skagen, etc. (before I knew better). I've also paid a lot of money to have mechanical watches repaired.
I just bought this Citizen. And absolutely love it so far.
Ninja Edit: It is a very nice looking watch though!
Double Secret Ninja Edit: Here is a comparable Citizen in terms of looks
Casio MQ24-1E $9.49 from Amazon
Cheap white hankies $8.99 per dozen from Amazon
Germanic/Viking knife by PeraPeris on Etsy $24.35 + $8.75 shipping
If we're going by grey market prices,
Total Cost: $14,990.92
But for MSRP watches, it's completely different landscape: It's really hard to find watches in the $11-15K range.
It begins with the Dark Side of the Moon at $12,000 and an emptiness continues to around $20K for the ultra-luxury brands.
It's as if the Swiss decided that if you're going to spend more than 10 thousand dollars on a watch, you might as well go all the way and get something double what you originally intended.
Nice, I have this one because I'm fancy.
I have a feeling a lot of people will suggest a weekender. it's cheap, clean, and thanks to nato straps you can mix and match it with a lot of different outfits.
I personally don't like the weekender because of how small it is on my wrist. If you want something that's pretty clean and classic looking, yet is still relatively flexible I recommend an Invicta.
It's a blatant ripoff of a Rolex Submariner but I've gotten several compliments on it. It's a nice intro watch
You're welcome. I've had good luck with Invicta automatic watches. They're my daily wear automatic watches, and I only wear my fancy ones on special occasions.
They're not quite as cheap as you want, but they're got decent quality / looks.
Is what I wear daily. Their more expensive models are even higher quality.
Well there's the 36mm Orient FEM6Q00DF9 and it's sibling BEM6Q002F, when you can find 'em. Oh, FEM0401NX and BEM6Q004X too. Then there's the Seiko SARB017. Swatch YGG406 too if you like the style and don't mind Swatch. Victorinox 241292 could be cool too.
If all else fails, head on over to https://www.russian-watches.info/ and browse. It's impossible not to find something small in green and gold. Check out this Poljot, or this Raketa.
What? That money you could use for a house would get you a sweet watch! JK. Good idea. I'd look at the Seiko's and Orients then. Especially a tool watch. Seiko Alpinist is a really awesome watch that crosses between formal and tool and it has a lot of the qualities of a more expensive luxury watch. https://www.amazon.ca/Seiko-Mechaical-Alpinist-Automatic-Sarb017/dp/B000KG93BQ
At the 250 price point, you're not going to be hitting the acceptable level of reps - especially for Omega, Rolex, Tudor etc. You'll be getting a rep that fools most, but will probably have a poor bracelet with an unreliable Asian movement.
I'd suggest these Seikos:
These are of my taste, of course - so you could look around yourself.
This is a pretty solid watch and has gotten me a lot of compliments. Just a tad over your max, but I highly recommend it.
The watch community swears by Polywatch to buff out scratches on plastic crystals. You oughta check it out.
Or do what I did to avoid it from the start and cut a piece of a phone screen protector the size of the flat part of the crystal and stick that on.
I've seen a number of redditors praise Polywatch
Obviously only take the polywatch action if Oculus support don't help you out.
Once fixed maybe contemplate putting lens protectors on. These ones worked for my Quest which I believe has similar lenses to the Rift-S.
Just got one myself; is this the right polish?
Always good to see more of Sinn! I hear Polywatch works wonders for the acrylic scratches.
Don't get it serviced by Omega, they'll do a full restoration and in my opinion the patina on this watch is what makes it unique. Don't polish it, don't replace the dial or relume it. If you send it to Omega they will replace everything until the watch is "like new", they will polish the case, replace the dial, hands, pushers, crown, crystal, and the watch you get back will not really be the watch you sent them. Just a warning. I'd avoid Omega factory for service work like this. It would probably run about $600-800 give or take, depending on how many issues they found with the watch.
That said you could have the crystal replaced (it's hesalite, a type of plastic, and considered a maintenance item and about $30) or try polishing it to take out the scratches. You should have the movement lubed/serviced to maintain reliability, and the pushes (likely the crown will need to be as well) replaced.
One of the best guys I know for Omega service is Al at Archer Watches in Canada. You're probably looking at around $200 for the movement service/regulation and another $100-150 in parts (mainspring, pushers, crown, and crystal), +shipping. It's not cheap but it's cheaper than sending it off to Bienne. He's a little backed up right now and might not be taking new work for a few weeks but you might want to give him an email and ask him about the service he could perform.
As for your particular watch, it's a Speedmaster caliber 861, which is very similar to the currently produced 1861 so replacement parts are really not an issue.
It is a JDM but it is pretty easy to find in American markets, much easier so than many other JDM Seikos
How much is your time worth? A new one is $14:
Two or three meals, eat a can of something delicious, like chunky soup or something, and pocket the savings. Then you'd have $14.
This is the best one ever
Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra, Patented, Soft Pink, XS-Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_5KKIAbSGEWVYK
Gah that pisses me off to no end. "Oh here, fight for our country and enjoy your shitty benefits"...
I had the pump in style. Whatever you do, get a double electric pump, and a pumping band. Lets you go hands free while you pump so you can surf the interwebs, etc - this lets you distract yourself from the actual process and relax, letting your milk pump easier.
I use this one u/yourenomatch
Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra, Patented, Pink, XS-Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8pUZCbEX0NM4Z
I've been wearing this [one] (http://imgur.com/3I3YRCG) for several years. At first it was as somewhat of a joke and everybody got a kick out of it. Then I realized how useful it was. But it's not the best looking thing in the world and I'm hoping to get [this] (http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BJ7000-52E-Eco-Drive-Nighthawk-Stainless/dp/B00074KYC8/ref=lp_7073096011_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1374112680&amp;sr=1-4) Citizen Eco Drive watch.
Frugal alternative: Seiko SKX007
lots of mods available to make it look more like a submariner
Out of genuine curiosity here what is it about that watch that makes it worth dropping two grand on? Preowned, at that.
I mean compared to something like this which is fairly similar in form and function? They're both quartz watches so realistically there's not going to be a whole lot of difference in their timekeeping ability either.
Forgive me I just look at those two side by side, and I can't see where the extra £1500 is going.
Hey bro, not sure if you noticed this post earlier but a lot of folks jumped on it and got the SKX007 NEW for the same price (or less) than what you're asking for used with a damaged strap.
For $10 bucks more, I can get a new one from Amazon. Just a heads up.
Graduation present from my parents. Quite snazzy, it is a tad busy! I've also got a leather strap and a 2 piece NATO on the way.
Probably going to pick up a SKX007 next. My pop has got a vintage 6309-7049 which is the same pretty much and I'm quite partial to Seikos as it is!
Other variations of the same watch include: gold SNA414, white and blue SNA413, and rare all black SZET003.
There used to be a website all about these watches. It's offline as of early 2016 so here's a link to an archive.
Plenty of worthy watches in your price range. Personal favorite (that I own) is the SKX007.
I own the Timex Allied Three GMT and it is a decent watch, but not great. I bought it primarily as a travel watch. The dial finish is always sort of mediocre on these, but that is due to the indiglo. It is a quartz watch, and the top pusher advances the 24 hour hand.
As NginOP mentioned, I think one of the coolest automatic GMT models is the Orient Polaris. It looks amazing, and is a watch that can be dressed up or down depending on the strap ( there have been a few posts here on it as well ). The only knock is that it doesn't have the rotating outer bezel. -- https://www.longislandwatch.com/Orient_DJ05003W_Polaris_GMT_Watch_p/dj05003w.htm
Seiko makes some interesting Kinetic GMT watches ( kinetic is quartz charged by a rotor ). There are a bunch of these SUN033P, SUN035, SUN041, or my favorite of these, the SUN037. These hover close to $200.
Some of the Steinhart GMT models are closer to $600, but are worth a look, and have quality ETA movements in them. -- https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=gmt
There are some Citizen Eco-Drive ( solar quartz ) models that are worth a serious look. I own a Citizen Nighthawk, which is really a dual-time. There is a 24 hour on the interior of the dial ( it is the one with the planes on the ends ), and the hour hand can be set independently. and it has a jumping hour setting, so you can quick-change the hour. This is on Amazon for about $220. The Citizen Calendrier is a world time, and super cheap right now at $180 ( the price fluctuates wildly on this model and it was $340 a month ago ).
it's unfortunate you don't want a Citizen, because the Nighthawk paired with a leather band seems perfect for your use case. Automatics in the sub-$500 range aren't going to be accurate anywhere near the eco-drive movement, and the solar charging means that it'll be far more dependable adventuring outdoors (autos tend not to like bumps and shocks, especially inexpensive autos).
I'm a field biologist and have worked in tons of dirty, harsh and grimy conditions, including working with blood and bio-waste!
I've used a Citizen Nighthawk Ecodrive in the field for near a decade now (8yrs).
I have the one with the stainless bezel. I actually swapped the metal bracelet to a rubber one when a mountainbike crash broke the steel clasp.
It has large, easy to read numbers for when I'm doing timing for sample collection or something and the night number (tridium?) work well.
Also comes in all black too.
Well priced for a quality watch, no issues and never had to charge/repair!
Edit: Links and pretty pictures.
So many ideas after looking though this. So far I have a few watches in mind that I can easily buy and probably will.
I currently own a Maratac Pilot 2013 Large and I had a Vostok Amphibia (which unfortunately broke and I got a refund), and various other quartz beater watches (Weekender, etc). So I am thinking I should maybe just save up some money and buy something nice than what I have. In the future I'm definitely looking into a Stowa Antea, Omega Speedmaster and possibly an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Mid.
Outside of the basic Seiko 5 here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002SSUQFG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1425320793&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=seiko+5&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51CP7x7F8FL&amp;ref=plSrch&amp;pi=AC_SY200_QL40 I've included a few other popular Citizen Ecos.
Citizen Dress - Simple
Citizen Blue Angel - Some versatility when the strap is swapped out
Citizen Nighthawk - A very popular choice
I'm a groomsman in about a month and I'd be happy with any of these choices.
I'm glad to see someone on here that isn't automatically suggesting some flieger styled auto. Yeah they're awesome and have a history of being a pilot watch, but honestly something quartz is much better suited for actual flying. I'd recommend something like a Citizen Nighthawk or a Seiko SNA411. Recommending an automatic old school flieger to an actual pilot is sort of like recommending an M1 Garand to a modern infantryman.
I think you know what brand this sub loves... But not without reason! In that range you really have to look at Seiko. There are a few watches you could buy, the Sarb033 is at the top of the spectrum. However I personally own and love it and It's a beautiful watch with good bang per buck, you do get something for your money! If your dad is into divers there are a few options as well. Either the turtle or the diver icon of Seiko, the SKX. Both really good watches as well. I hope I could help you and your dad.
You're very unlikely to find a mechanical chrono for anywhere near $400, but you can get a very solid diver for significantly less. The Ray would be a solid choice, or a Seiko SKX007 or SKX173.
It's probably the most overstated watch on this forum, not that it's a bad thing.
watches over Timex. These aren't time pieces, but they certainly represent the style very well.
similarly, my casio
Sure thing, it's a Casio resin. Super cheapo, I usually buy a white face one and a black one like this one every 6 months or so, wear em to the gym or when I'm bumming around. I usually end up either breaking them or giving them away.
This is the only watch I have. Cheap as hell, but damn it's slick.
Got this on eBay recently for about US$40 shipped. Unlike modern day digitals designed to have the same "retro" look/feel (e.g. this Casio), this thing has a case made completely from stainless steel instead of silver-painted plastic, so it's far less likely to just fall apart after a few years. Also unlike modern Casios (including the G-shocks, which are the only ones I would trust to last a long time), the harder to use recessed pusher at the top left is only used to adjust the time, not to do every day things like reset the stopwatch, which should be quick and easy. 70s/80s digital watches really are better built and better thought out than most of today's.
The crystal is in pretty good condition for a 30+ year old watch (older than me!). Unfortunately the bracelet it came with is a horrible painted plastic thing that doesn't fit properly and rattles around a lot, so it's going to have to be replaced. Tracking down the original bracelet for this would probably be more effort than the watch itself was worth, so I'll probably just try to find a generic bracelet that has the correct taper to match the casing, or maybe even a black NATO or similar?
It's not as pretty as all the lovely divers that get posted here, but it's a lot more practical for me as a daily wear-to-work watch, since I never have to worry about forgetting to adjust the calendar for new months, and it comes with a chronograph and countdown timer, both of which I'll use often. I also really like that it shows the month and the date on the front screen, in that order - as an Australian living in the US who is trying to avoid rewiring his brain too much, I like that when I'm filling out forms I can just read the date off of my watch in the American order without having to think about it.
Okay I'll do my best to help you even though I don't know as much about digital watches as I do mechanicals. My first suggestion would be the Casio F-91W because who cares what others think; if you like the watch keep wearing it! All jokes aside here's another Casio A-158WA-1. I think the A158 ticks all the same boxes as the F-91W except it looks a little more classy than the black plastic resin. Another alternative to that one would be the Casio F-91WM-7ACF this obviously is another F-91W just in a different color scheme. If you'd like a little calculator action how about a fancy Casio EAW-DBC-611-1DF Data Bank.
All suggestions I've given have all been less than 10 mm's in thickness. From all the looking I've done it really doesn't seem that you can get a digital watch that's less than 10 mm's thick that's not a Casio F-91W clone of some kind haha. Hope some of these suggestions could help.
They look pretty easy to find for me:
It says the case is stainless steel as well, in multiple places, but I guess you'll want to make sure it's not resin painted a silver color.
Doesn't get as many compliments as my Timex Weekender did (t-thanks /r/mfa) but it goes with all of my outfits so I like it better.
There's always the Invicta 8926c. For something less Invicta-y, I'd check out the Deep Blue Ocean Diver series. Note - you can probably find them elsewhere for a lot cheaper than on shopnbc.
Congrats on your promotion buddy!
If you really want to stick to your budget, one of the best budget watches that will last a long time, have an automatic movement, numbered dial and a beautiful but small face is the SNK807. You could also use the remainder of your budget and purchase a nice metal bracelet to complete your criteria and end up with something like this.Other than that I would suggest purchasing this Invicta however there are no numbers on the actual dial. Happy hunting!
I work in the tech industry, but I'm not comfortable going too much further than that.
EDC (on my person):
Thingies on keychain:
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I bought my brother an Alpinist for a significant birthday.
Amazon is selling it for $375 US.
Just wanted to point out they’re selling new on amazon for $356 right now.
Seiko Men's Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch, Color:Brown (Model: SARB017) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KG93BQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JAJOBb84WMWGF
Keep in mind Seiko's SARB lineup, like this .
And if someone wants a $26 Casio watch that invokes this style a bit...
Definitely both. I also work 3 days a week. My baby only nurses from one side at a time (usually), but I always pump both using a handsfree bra (Simple wishes, https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00295MQLU/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1487347575&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=hands+free+pumping+bra). These days at 10 months, I can often get away with only pumping once during my 8 hours work day. Especially since she always wants to nurse a bunch right when I get home.
So I feed my 3 month old daughter at about 5:30-6:00AM. I usually leave my house around 7:00. I've been power pumping the last few days to increase my pumping output (20 min on, 10 min rest, 10 min on, 10 rest, 10 on, and quit) but normally I would only pump 20-25 minutes. After that first pump of the day I pump at 11:00 for 25 min and then again at 3:00 for 25 min. Those sessions usually get me enough milk for the next day at daycare (four 4 oz bottles so total of 16 ounces). I'm going to start pumping right before bed to maybe work up a little stash! The car pump gets me the most output since it's earlier in the morning.
I have the Spectra S2. I really like it. I think it retails around $300 in the US if insurance wouldn't buy it. If you are committed to pumping while at work I would definitely invest in a dual, hospital grade pump. My pumping bra is this one. When I'm ready to pump I just pull my shirt and bra up and strap on the pumping bra. So far I have no complaints! I have yet to find a pumping bra I would wear in replacement of a real bra.
When pumping make sure to have the correct fitting breast flanges! That's really important. Mine were too small and my supply started dropping just after a week. The correct fitting ones make a big difference in comfort and output.
Umm... DRINK all the water and EAT all the food!
That's kind of a review of my setup :)
I use this.
Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MnudBb3YS87JK
I'm about to become a grad student, and I joined MFA wanting to up my style quotient accordingly. I've gradually become interested in style over the last few years, perhaps partially as an outlet for the visual sense I developed through art and graphic design as a kid (I've since gotten interested in music and writing instead as creative outlets). I can also see that some of my interest in style has come from feeling insecure at various times and wanting to control and shape the way others see me. I've also undergone several shifts in personal identity and outlook that have provoked me to dress differently over these few years.
Right now I'm getting ready for a year of studying abroad (a philosophy masters program in Belgium) and I've been using MFA to get a sense of the possibilities that there are for personal style. Some of this amounts to just being aware of various products and brands. I think I first got clued into Bonobos on here; per MFA's influence, I bought my first pair of Allen Edmonds recently (then resold them since they didn't fit); I purchased my first MTM shirt (which I recently posted to MFA asking about the fit of) through seeing what difference a good fit can make in photos people post to MFA. Right now, I'm trying to budget so that I can get both a pair of brown Red Wings and a pair of APC jeans before I leave for a year abroad so that I can wear them both pretty much every day. I think I may need to save for living expenses instead, though. One thing MFA has helped to teach me is how to plan a wardrobe in advance (know what kinds of pieces to be on the lookout for) and to not only get a good price, but also to get the right item at the right time.
If I were to receive the coupon, I'd like to think I could justify the expense of the Light Gray Three Piece Suit or the Classic Navy Blue Suit for job interviews and class presentations in the coming year. It'll be more practical, though, for me to get the Partner Pink Pinpoint Oxford and a silver tie clip as staples to work into and enhance the wardrobe I already have. Thanks for doing this awesome contest, veroz!
Which one would yo prefer?
The Thursday’s Captain has a lug-sole which has quite good grip. That seems like you best move or find a sale on Redwing Iron Rangers .
In that price range my first choice would be the Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic. The Tissot Visodate is a close second.
Hey man, Hamilton is a pretty well respected brand around here, and their Jazzmaster series are all very decent watches with good movements. In fact, they may be a bit more expensive due to the value of their brand!
Have you also considered a Tissot Visodate? They seem to be very popular with the r/watches crowd as of late. Very similar style and similar size as well.
For a smaller wrist, have you considered something slightly smaller at 38mm? The Tissot PR100 automatic might be a good place to start. Food for thought.
Tissot and Hamilton are both owned by the Swatch group, which also owns higher end brands such as Omega.
Good luck on your hunt - remember at the end of the day it's really your decision, and as long as you find something that you are comfortable with, you're golden.
My humble opinion:
Why did you pay 50 bucks for it? Says $25 here:
I've got to with the Casio AE1200 or the "Casio Royale". It was my daily driver for awhile, and super affordable.
Sure! This is the AE1200WHD-1A. There's also a black ABS version AE1200WH-1A, which is also nice!
http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX009K2-Divers-Automatic-Watch/dp/B000OP1M6M That is the best I could do off the top of my head
check out the the watch guide on the right.
At that price range and resistance criteria i would recommend a Seiko or Orient Diver watch.
If you're insinuating that Invicta copied the Rolex Submariner, I can tell you that Invicta is not the only one to imitate that design:
Seiko - http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX009K2-Divers-Automatic-Watch/dp/B000OP1M6M
Citizen - http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BN0000-04H-Eco-Drive-Professional-Rubber/dp/B000EQS1RO
They're called "diving watches": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diving_watch
Here's a good video on how they work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaHSADVB9Ag
EDIT - As a watch enthusiast, I wouldn't call Invicta's diving watch a copy or replica. I would call it an "homage" to the Submariner.
The Bauhaus style watches appear to wear very big even if their measurements aren't physically big. Take the Braithwait for example - they are 40mm but check out the dial, it stretches across almost the entire 40mm width, with hardly any bezel, and minimal detail on an otherwise spartan dial. That is going to appear very big on the wrist.
My tip is, when looking at these styles, try to keep it back closer towards the 37mm mark if that is what he is used to wearing.
Check out this one as an example. I have recommended it elsewhere as a good budget minimalist watch but by a happy coincidence it works out to be that perfect size. 98H51 is similar version with a two-tone case and a bit of detail on the dial.
You could try using a product like Polywatch, which is used to fill scratches in watch crystals that are plastic. In theory, it would work the same. Good luck!
This is true! If it's the same model that I saw the crystal is Hesalite plastic! You should be able to easily remove most scratches with a bit of love and some Polywatch: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0014R9V9O/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1463377873&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=SY200_QL40&amp;keywords=polywatch&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=419qrOEjfNL&amp;ref=plSrch
Don't really know anything about the watch but it really just appears as a larger version of the sarb033.
If this post is not allowed, mods, please delete. I'm trying to help out an obvious newcomer to the watch world.
Why does it have to be that color?
Your best bet for a dressy watch:
My recomendation is purchase an SKX007, and put a Super Oyster bracelet on it.
Best bang for buck watch, and can be dressed way up or way down. Sporty watches are in. There is nothing more timeless and iconic (imo) than a diver and the SKX007 is a legend.
See this thread
It's the move, and I'm sure somebody on here will sell you this exact watch. You'll love it.
You're on r/watches, so answer is going to be Seiko. I tend to agree in this case. Fossil is known for making oversized, overpriced, mediocre fashion watches. Seiko has been a quality watch and clock manufacturer since forever. The citizen is nice too, but I'm not a huge fan of the dial setup.
If you're willing to save up longer and are interested in mechanical watches, the Seiko SARB033 would be a really fantastic option, and offers a lot of value at its price.
At a lower price point, the Seiko SNE039 is an affordable quartz solar watch that scratches the same itch.
I'd suggest this citizen as well.
I mean, buy what you like, it's your money and your watch. But if I was going for that style, I'd pick from these. I can't say enough good things about the Seiko SAR series though.
What watches does he have? What type of watch do you want - sport, dress, dive, aviator? Where is he going to wear it? How much can you spend?
This is a very cool thing you're doing - happy birthday to you and your brother.
I'm a bit of a watch nut and generally go for automatic watches, so that's what I'll stick to here....unfortunately none of them are as trendy as the larger Hugo you've mentioned. I'm not as familiar with the trendier stuff...but I can offer some input.
In that price range, I normally recommend Seiko. Their dive watches are pretty solid (http://amzn.to/1wX9UCd) and right in your range, but if you're looking for something a bit dressier the SARB line has some great pieces....although a bit higher than you mentioned - http://amzn.to/1tteaIk. The Seiko movement isn't as well known as the Swiss movements, but it's great all the same. For the money, they're hard to beat.
Going a bit cheaper, you can look at the Chinese made watches. Sea-Gull has some good looking ones. I've actually had one for a bit, but the quality wasn't the same and I ended up letting it go. The materials aren't as solid and the fit and finish isn't the same as Swiss or a Seiko. At the same time, you get a whole lot more shoved in the watch for quite at a much lower price point. For instance - a Chinese-made Sea-gull tourbillon starts at $4000ish, while a Swiss-made one will start at....$35000. That said - this is an attractive sea-gull: http://bit.ly/1wUHdab; and here is a dressier one: http://bit.ly/1yOyFks
Another option is to go vintage. You can get some cool watches at great prices - Omega, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Girard-Perregeaux. While I generally wouldn't recommend eBay due to the amount of fraud you'll find, here's a good looking Seamaster currently for sale - http://ebay.to/1zqa1tC. A more reliable source for used watches is http://www.watchrecon.com/. It's an aggregate of several watch fora and you can see what's currently for sale.
Best of luck in your search.
Slightly cheaper prices on Amazon Japan, though shipping might be an issue/cost.
is the Casio W800H or Casio FW-91W the superior plebian watch
We started doing a bottle feeding every night or every other night at about three weeks (that way we were far enough in to avoid nipple confusion). I currently work full time and my husband is a stay at home dad. My baby nurses while I'm home and takes my milk from a bottle when I'm at work.
When you introduce the bottle, make sure your husband is the only one feeding her with it (you're not even around). If the baby sees you, smells you, etc. it might be much more difficult. Have him switch which sides he feeds baby on, and take little breaks so the baby can process feeling full. Only use slowflow nipples (you should never need to use bigger ones).
Here's my pumping and feeding system:
I get up early and pump for about 30 min. while I eat breakfast (I have a double pump with this, it is a big time saver). I get ready for work and then I wake her up to nurse before I leave. She goes back to bed, I go to work, and dad feeds her my pumped milk during the day. (She drinks about 18 oz while I'm gone.)
I pump at work during my lunch hour. When I get home I pump before I feed her. Then I feed her pretty much all evening.
So three prolonged pumping sessions supply her with her daily milk. On the weekends I freeze the extra (just in case it's needed).
I think it's important to pump in the morning--you will probably wake up with lots! Also, pumping BEFORE you feed her can be really helpful--the pump will only get the most readily available milk, and your baby will be able to get the deeper reserves. Plus, that will stimulate increased milk production. I know some moms who get up at night to pump if their baby sleeps through the night. Check out kellymom.com.
Simple Wishes Hands-Free Breastpump Bra, Pink, X-Small-Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0SjzzbVG33MGN
La-Reve Hands-Free Nursing Pumping Bra - Maternity Breastfeeding Nursing Bra- Breastpump Bra - Pumping Bra Cotton - The Perfect Gift for Every Mother,Light Pink,Large Plus https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZVSQZM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_UTjzzbJBKJ5XK
These are the two I have.
G-Shock Rangeman $185, best value in a G-Shock no question.
SNZF15 Seiko 5 "Pepsi" Sea Urchin ~$200.00
Hamilton Spirit of Liberty $599
Hamilton Jazzmaster $657
tough without more specifications. what kind of style are you looking for?
regardless, i think this seiko is a steal at 150.
Reposting from about 2.5 weeks ago with reduced price
Link to album
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Currently posting my Seiko SKX009K2 (42mm) from late 2015 with jubilee strap and navy/red NATO. As soon as I got this watch, I swapped out the jubilee for an Oyster bracelet I purchased on Amazon; this bracelet looked phenomenal, but installation was a huge pain and the springs frequently popped off. After numerous replacements and adjustments, I gave up on the Oyster and swapped it for a navy/red NATO that matches the dial as shown in the pictures. The jubilee the watch came with has literally never been used before. This watch got a ton of wrist-use when it was on the bracelet, but once I swapped it to the NATO things just weren’t the same for me unfortunately. I also don’t like jubilee bracelets. As I mentioned in another post, I’m downsizing my collection for a “grail” purchase so there isn’t actually anything wrong with the watch.
Some info about the watch itself:
As I mentioned above, the Oyster bracelet was a huge pain to install and remove. I loved the bracelet, but I was disappointed by the quality. Maybe I just got unlucky with the product because it has really good reviews on Amazon, but when I got a replacement I actually took it to a watch shop to get it installed and he had just as much of a hard time as I did installing it. Just something to be aware of.
Currently asking for $125 shipped to continental USA OBO. Let me know what you think!
Orient's parent company is the Seiko Epson Corporation, and does not have any interaction with the Seiko watch division (as I understand it.) Orient uses their own in-house movements.
Given that you will be using the watch at the beach, I would want a watch with a screw down crown, so I would choose the Orient over that particular Seiko. However, you can get a Seiko SKX diver for around the same price on Amazon, which I happen to like better, and there are a good number of aftermarket bracelets specifically made for it available.
Check out Bulova
Rose gold w/ textured dial
At 37mm it's actually smaller than the Meller one.
Timex Fairfield 37mm
I think the Orient Bambino would be a good pick (it's also available in a silver finish but black band so you'd have to change that yourself), more interesting than a sea of similar Bulova, Citizen, and Seiko quartz dress watches.
This Seiko Chronograph might be nice also but busier. And coming in well below budget is the Timex Forty Weekender.
2in diameter is about 50mm so anything smaller than 40mm should be ok on you.
there are tons of watches on amazon that matches that. you just got to spend some effort to look for it.
i also have this http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK807K2-Automatic-Cloth-Weave/dp/B000HGDWXE/ref=sr_1_3?s=watches&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1320790131&amp;sr=1-3 but it's more casual and i dont think it would look good in brown
Fairly Cheap - day to day wear
It's definitely not a Skagen. On the cheaper end of watches, it resembles a Daniel Wellington or a Bulova quartz a bit more.
I don't think it's either of those brands either, but they offer a case and spring bar setup more similar to the video watch than the Skagen does.
At $200 you are probably better off focusing on the Seiko, Orient, Bulova, Citizen or the Sea Gull / Rodina's.
If you want a more contemporary one look at the Swatch Sistem51.
Check out Orient Bambino, Bulova, Brathwait, or Skagen
I really really like my Bulova. It was 95$ on amazon and it was totally worth it!
Found a couple within your price range that look kind of nice.
Here is a nice looking Orient that is pretty close to your range. If not you don't mind buying a quartz this Bulova is also a nice dressy watch.
I just bought this Bulova watch the other day. Hopefully it's the look you're going for and at $85 its within your price range.
You'd be surprised. I thought I'd scratch the shit out of my Raven but the acrylic is still mostly scratch free. I have some small hairlines, but those are polished out with Polywatch.
Acrylic also stands up better to harsh drops/bangs which would normally shatter sapphire.
Nice watch though. I like the choice.
Zeppelin is a well-respected brand, and I'm a fan of a lot of their designs. This one in particular has a nice look to it. One thing that you should be aware of is that it says it has a hesalite crystal. While hesalite is known to have a certain warmth that mineral crystal and sapphire lack, it isn't widely used for crystals anymore, as it tends to scratch rather easily. However, the scratches are easily taken out with a product polywatch.
That watch also has a quartz movement; collectors typically gravitate towards mechanical movements, although there is certainly nothing wrong with quartz (which is, in fact, more accurate, and will probably last longer without service aside from battery changes).
Also, despite the fact that is rated at 30m water resistance, it likely won't hold up to swimming or extended time in water, although some splashes from hand washing/rain/etc shouldn't affect it.
If you want to look at other entry-level brands, Seiko and Orient are the usual suspects.
Enjoy your watch!
Check out a product called Polywatch (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0014R9V9O/). I've used it on a few devices and it buffs out any scratches real easily.
Haven't had to use it myself, but a lot of people swear by this stuff.
Seems my first reply contained a link that wasn't allowed ... copied and pasted below with a different link ....
That should be hesalite - tap it with your fingernail and see if it's plastic or glass. If it's glass, then take it to a pro to polish out. If it's plastic, then it's really easy and you can do it at home in just a few minutes.
Now, given that the bezel looks great, cover it first with some low-tack masking tape. Rub the glass all over with 2000 grit wet and dry paper. It's going to look far worse before it looks better but have faith. There's no need to apply lots of pressure but 2000 grit wears out fast, so keep folding it over and keep sanding in a circular motion. Once all the big scratches are gone and you have a consistent "cloudy" glass, reach for this. I use a chamois leather but any clean cotton rag will do. Put a few drops on the glass and polish away. It won't take a minute to go from cloudy to as new.
If you haven't got the major scratches out, repeat all the above. After you're done this once, you'll get more confidence to do it again.
As for the servicing, I'm guessing with the LHD car that you're not in the UK? If so, can't really help on that one.
If you have a plastic crystal, polywatch works wonders.
Otherwise, you're probably looking at replacing the crystal/watch.
scratching my head here...
39mm Tissot PR 100 Powermatic 80
38mm Seiko SARB033 plus a black aftermarket strap
38.5mm Orient Star Classic plus a black aftermarket strap
38mm Certina DS4
40.5mm Seiko Cocktail Time
41mm but probably the closest you'll get to the Aqua Terra, Certina DS Action Powermatic 80
there are probably some Chinese-made homages out there somewhere as well
[Seiko SARB033] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AE9XRQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_XQ.jxbWX0WP8N) a little bit more, but shit is it nice
Seiko Sarb033 or Sarb035
For something that is on the dressier side but still can be worn casually I have these choices (links from amazon for reference)
This is in black https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Japanese-Automatic-Stainless-Casual/dp/B001AE9XRQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1542165206&amp;sr=8-3&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;keywords=sarb&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41KkNyg6A%2BL&amp;ref=plSrch
My recommendation is to stay away from divers, pilot and chronographs if he wants to wear them on classier occasions. Of course a lot of people love to break the rule, which is totally fine.
But these watches can be worn to work (aren't too flashy, seiko is mostly known to watch enthusiasts anyway), have lot of color choices amd can be worn on classier occasions.
You should try out the Seiko SARB033. It has a similar design to the Omega you listed, and there are some that can go up to 10 years without a service.
This. Get this. It is a reasonable price, waterproof, and durable. I've had this thing since May. I used it while I was rowing, surfing, swimming, etc. and never had a problem once. There's no need for a $250 dollar watch when this will do just the trick for the next ten years.
I used this Casio watch all through 100 year and up through field training. It served me very well. Easy to access stop watch and big digits for time. Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AWZDA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_udyBzbND972YK
Good suggestions here already, but I'll chime in with my beater: a $13 digital-display Casio with 100m WR and 10-year battery, among other features.
Nice collection! Just FYI, that's a Casio W800H-1AV, not the infamous, retro F91W aka Terrorist Watch.
Get this! I wore it my entire 100 year, and I plan to wear it through my 200 year as well. Me and a ton of other cadets bought them for our candidate class, and now it seems like half of our squadron has one. Super cheap, works great, and has survived mud, water, and impacts.
I've nursed my twins for 16 months now (and pumped at work for months 3-11). Here's my thoughts:
Bottles: I got tommee tippee. Medela makes bottles for the pump you can pump right into. My girls loved them, but they drank the milk SO FAST. Even the "slow flow" nipples were way too much. Everyone told me to get so many bottles but we were fine with about 10 between the two of them. I'd get no more than a couple of any brand to try before committing.
Formula: You don't need more than a small can on hand. It goes pretty far if you're just using it to supplement. They also sell these ready to use "nursettes" that just come with a disposable nipple you can screw on. This is probably what they'll have at the hospital. Depending on the hospital you can probably also get them to send a couple of packs of it home if you ask. Super convenient.
Pump: You need a pumping bra. Life changing. I had this and loved it. Also Lasinoh makes great bags that are great for storing/transporting the milk and cheaper and tougher than the medela bags.
Other: You might want to get some of the cheap nursing tanks that you can wear under any kind of shirt. Then you can just wear regular clothes out and about, and lift up the outer layer and pop down the tank without having to expose post-baby stomach.
Other than that, it's kind of personal preference. I never used lanolin or nursing pads, despite buying a ton. I leaked for the first two weeks and then never again. And I ended up liking a throw pillow better than any of the big nursing pillows.
Good luck! The book "Work. Pump. Repeat" is a fun informative read for those of us who like to be over-prepared ;)
Not related to this specific pump but the postpartum nurse at my birth/childcare/breastfeeding/all the things class said to buy a hands free pumping bra like this guy - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_7MTeAbVQEZMCY
She also mentioned to bring it to the hospital, not sure if that’s a thing you need to do but thought I would pass the info along. I’m thinking about the S2 as well.
Not so much to comment on the one side but more your mention of a free hand. I use this (sorry for the crappy link formatting): Simple Wishes Hands-Free Breastpump Bra, Pink, X-Small-Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_byB3xb2GRK7WF
It works really well and I feel like one of those stock photo moms pumping and using my laptop at the same time.
I love my Spectra -- well as much as one can love a machine that sucks your nipples. I started pumping in the hospital with a Medela Symphony, and I get so much more milk with the Spectra.
I exclusively pumped for several weeks while LO was getting the hang of latching, so here are some tips:
I'd recommend getting a power invertor so you can pump in the car if you ever need to. I have this one from Amazon and it works great.
Prepare a "pump bag" to hold all your supplies -- hands-free bra (I have the Simple Wishes bra), pump, storage bags and bottles, permanent marker to label storage bags, a little container of olive oil to lube up my flanges (helps to prevent rubbing), small kitchen rags to wipe up milk, extra pump parts, etc. I use an LL Bean tote bag to transport everything.
In between pumps, I store all my pump parts in a gallon ziploc bag and stick it in the fridge so I don't have to wash them after every pump.
Have to use a pumping bra or hold it. This one is great and you can Velcro adjust the size to whatever size you need for it. Stick the breast shields in and then you are hands free.
Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra, Patented, Pink, XS-Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LZfYCb7DSY7CE
Dude, if you want a seiko or some low end brand, just buy gen. This is a good one for someone on a budget and is touted as one of the best. Casio digital royale
Any of Orient's Modern Collection would probably fit your needs.
The Citizen Nighthawk is pretty unique looking, but I don't know how well it'd go with a suit.
If you really want to be unique, go with a brass/bronze watch. They start off a nice brown color, but they'll patina as they age. Some that spring to mind are the Armida A7, the Armida A8 (sold out, unfortunately), and possibly the Maranez Bangla (sold out, unfortunately).
Check out this or this thread to see more.
Citizen Eco-Drive Nighthawk BJ7000-52
Used to wear it a lot more than i do now, just sitting in my watch box. I bought it new about a year or so ago and immediately took it off the bracelet, so it is still new quality. i have the box and instruction manual for all the functions, which i actually used! When i bought the watch i was working as a flight instructor and the slide rule was quite useful. no scratches on the crystal that i can see, light wear on the case, band is brand new quality. i got it new, on sale for $250.00 looking to sell for $170.00 shipped to the US.
This was my first automatic. I just wish I could find it!
Its really tough to beat a Seiko in the price range you're shopping in. It pretty much comes down to picking what you like. If you want a watch that is automatic and VERY well made, check out the Seiko SKX007. Hard to beat!
Get a couple dressier straps and you can wear it with anything!
This is pretty much what I always have on me if I know I'll need a lighter, or a pen, or a bottle opener I'll grab something a little easier to use. But 99 times out of 100 I've got this as a bare minimum on my person.
Seiko SKX007 on a Perlon band
Victorinox Classic SD
Split Pea lighter
Maratac flash light
Pico Titanium bottle opener
Corsair Voyager flash drive
Delrin pill container
Might I suggest an SKX007? They're beautiful watches and they pay homage to the submariner, but don't come off as a carbon copy or a replica/fake. Might I also suggest getting the skx007 and a metal bracelet with some straps? He can swap out the straps to match outfits on the fly. Really convenient.
Here's the watch
Seiko Men's SKX007K Diver's Automatic Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000B5MI3Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_3ckiybJKA8R3F
This bracelet is awesome
22mm Super Oyster Type II watch band for SEIKO Diver SKX007/009/011 Curved End https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005K64ZXW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wdkiybDHWPP1W
Sure. The Seiko SNK80x series is quite a popular inexpensive automatic. It's a little on the small side at 37mm, but it's a nice clean design with a decent Japanese-designed but Malaysian-made movement (hence the cost savings). Some say it's a little loud and not too accurate (+/-15 to +/-20 seconds per day is not unusual). But for the price, it's hard to argue that it's not a good value.
Going up in price but at or near $200 is the Seiko 007 series. This is a good value 42mm diver. You can get the rubber strap model to bring it under $200.
I just received this in the mail yesterday. I think I got an ok deal. Was hoping to add a cheaper watch to my collection for work days etc. I unfortunately think this is too big for my little wrist.
Currently on Amazon for $291, https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX007K2-Divers-Automatic-Watch/dp/B000B5OD4I/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=seiko+skx007&qid=1572039223&sr=8-1
I was hoping to pass the deal to the community and can ship this to someone for $245. If no one wants it, I can still return it as I did not remove the tags.
All are available in blue and black.
That's actually a good budget to get a decent entry-level watch.
If you're into a sporty, yet classy look, I would check out dive watches. They're versatile, indestructible, and will look good with most outfits.
I was in the same situation as you, and was deciding between the Orient Mako http://amzn.to/rivjad or the classic Seiko SKX007 http://amzn.to/qbWT5Z. I ended up with the SKX007 because it was unique, and a long time favorite within the watch community.
You can get either one of those <$150 on eBay from trusted sellers. Can't get much more bang for your buck.
I got this watch for myself a few years ago. It may be too...sleek(?) for an older man, but I absolutely love it. It's simple in design and looks great IMO. I got a different band for it which cost me an additional $30.
Plus, you don't have to worry about batteries with it. The dial is a solar cell.
To echo the other comment: with regard to watches, you get what you pay for.
I'm not sure what sort of watch you're interested in, but the Seiko 5 automatics are pretty much the best bang for your buck. As far as entry-level watches go, I personally like this Citizen eco-drive the best.
I went to Amazon and searched "black citizen" and those were all on the first page of results. There isn't really anything wrong with a basic minimalist black watch (although I do think black is overdone, as I said before), but there isn't anything particularly cool or interesting about one either.
How about 4 of these? One for everyone in the family!
Casio Men's MQ24-1E Black Resin Watch
Check out this Casio watch as well.
I actually own that one and wear it with just about everything.
Edit: Just wanted to add that I actually wore it with my blue jeans and black V today...And god damn did it look sexy.
I've owned a Casio MQ24-1E for awhile now, brilliant watch. Cheap, too.
Really, if you just want something that would tell you the time in the water I suggest a cheap/simple watch like this. $10 and it does a good job of telling time.
What does everybody think of this watch? I know it does not have a leather strap, is there anything I can do about that? I really like the minimal look and I want to ease into wearing a watch. Any advice for me?
I have a more monochrome themed outfit but this is a pretty affordable minimalist watch if you are looking for an everyday wear watch that you can beat up and wear in the rain.
The Casio A158W is a cheap digital everyday watch that doesn't look like one of those plastic G-Shocks, I have one myself and like it a lot.
Casio Men's A158WA-1DF Stainless Steel Digital Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQJ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9cy6CbGQYAJSN
The black one with rubber strap is like $10.65.
Yeah i mean if people are calling it ugly, they don't get it.
Casio took one of the world's cheapest watches, and blinged it out. It's hilarious, really. Like people wear cheap digital watches, and all-gold watches, but all-gold cheap digital watches?
It's like a mashup between HBO's Silicon Valley and a low budget Rap video.
But even without the Japanese/hipster irony factor, it's a well-designed, highly-functional watch, in a bigger slightly more masculine form than their standard A158WA-1.
Best: Ventus Mori. (image from worn&wound preview article)
I intended to back the kickstarter, forgot about it, and hadn't set a reminder, then after the kickstarter ended, I saw it again, shit myself thinking I'd missed out, so when I saw they were available for pre-order on the website, I pulled the trigger immediately on the brass bezel version with regular lume. I even lucked out because right before they started shipping, the guy who makes them emailed me to ask if I wanted the vintage lume version instead, because they had some of those left, and I said yes after spending a long time looking at the photos. I'm glad I switched because the vintage lume looks really awesome, and goes really well with the warm brass tone of the watch case.
Don't have any pics of my own to share because it's actually a birthday gift, and it's not actually my birthday yet, but I had a good look at it when it arrived and I love it.
Worst: Casio A158WA-1
Not a costly mistake, but despite looking really cool, this thing is unwearable because of how the bracelet constantly catches on my arm hair. My wife wears it and seems to be getting on with it, my arms aren't even that hairy but it just wasn't happening.
Invicta Diver has a knock-off Miyota movement in it that will probably last a longass time. I've had one since 2009. Took it diving, smashed it on stuff, still kicking.
Top to bottom:
•Ray Ban RB3506
•Invicta Automatic Pro Diver (...)
•2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee keys
Ah, a scuba themed wrist watch. In particular with a rotating bezel.
Not a dive computer or something that gives me data. More like the name of a "dive watch" that used to have a purpose before dive computers, but have fallen out of use. Purely for aesthetics and the fun rotating bezel that reminds me of diving and the history of dive watches
Invicta pro diver (seriously)... 200M WR, screw down crown, hand-winding/hacking Seiko movement, awesome size (40mm) and 20mm lug means tons of strap options. ~$84 new on Amazon
Sorry to inform you that these are all actually fakes. Here is an original, for reference
Most really rugged watches will be durable, like a Casio G-Shock. The Casio DW-5600 is excellent for that. I'll make a list of some other options!
Orient Bambino ~$130-$200
Seiko SARB035 ~$400
Citizen Eco-Drive AW1236-03A ~$100
Cadio G-Shock DW-5600 ~$50
Casio G-Shock GA100A-7A ~$70
Victorinox 241675 ~$150
Casio F91W ~$10
Casio "World Time" ~$25
Timex Marathon ~$15-$20
Entry Level Mechanical-
Seiko SNK809 ~$60-$75
Orient Mako II ~$150
Invicta Pro-Diver (Submariner Homage) ~$80
Timex Weekender ~$20-$30
Timex Expedition ~$50
Casio "Duro" MDV-106 ~$45
Safe to buy from Amazon, generally?
For your purpose I say look towards something like Seiko Alpinist SARB017.
Great for hiking and adventuring.
It can be dressed up or down and it is a watch that is meant to take a beating and go on adventures.
The strap it originally comes with is hot trash but you can buy a bracelet for it off Seiya for about $140 or just using a NATO.
I personally believe the watches you linked albeit attractive are not meant to be used outside of dressy venues (Though casual can apply too)
$475 on Amazon but you get free shipping / returns / guarantee it’s new....
Seiko Alpinist. $364.75 from Amazon. Cheers!
ELI5 quartz watch: vibration of a quartz crystal measures watch, most common modern type. Automatic watch uses kinetic movement (such as wrist moving back and forth while walking) to power a spring which keeps the watch moving, with a power reserve for when it's sitting (like in a case, or you're at a desk).
Chronograph is just a fancy term for stopwatch, but otherwise minimalist is pretty easy to work around. No shame in being a noob, we all were at one point.
On the pricier side, the Seiko Alpinist is a fairly minimalist. Rotating compass on the inside, brown leather strap, green background. Automatic movement with 60-hour reserve.
Slightly less pricey is the Seiko Prospex SRPA21, or the "Pepsi" diver. Diver watch, pretty good entry watch, also an Automatic movement as well.
In the 100-250 range, you could look at any Citizen Eco-Drive watch as well. There's too many variations to list out, but my favorite would be this stainless steel CA0621-05L. Chronograph feature, eco-drive is a quartz solar-powered movement unique to citizen, but other companies do solar powered quartz as well (namely Seiko with the Solar line).
Firstly this was a highly interesting thread.
As for my list of brands, which I for simplicity sake try to stick to (makes it easier with sizing). This list is a work in progress since there are a few staple wardrobe items that I have yet to find any specific brand that fits my size and budget.
Dress pants: Hacket
Dress shoes: Carmina (although this is my most diverse category)
Outdoor clothing: Fjällräven
Casual shoes: Converse or Haglöfs depending on how outdoorsy I am feeling.
Since most of these items are intended for at least 5-10years of use its a bit of a stretch to say that I have decied on a brand for life but for completeness sake:
Wallet: Mokkolabs A small Estonian etsy shop I have had one of these in brown for 4years and it ages beautifully.
Watch: Seiko SARB017 still looking for a few strap options, currently I am using the original leather strap and an original seiko bracelet depending on mood and outside temperature.
Undershirts/boxers: Dilling I believe that this is a danish company. However they make excellent merino wool underwear and provide easy shipping to the Nordics.
Never heard of the Reverie before but I found the swirling dial rather stunning. Having said that, you're paying almost every single cent for the look. Yes it's all stainless steel, sapphire crystal with AR coating, and an entry-level Miyota movement.
For about the same price, you can buy a Seiko Alpinist, which looks somewhat similar to the Sea-Spirit. The size of the Seiko is more in line with the traditional dress watch size (38mm), similar but probably slightly better movement, better water resistance and Seiko's own in-house made crystals are some of the best money can buy.
For me, the Seiko is one of the best looking watch at its price point.
I'd recommend getting some more colorful watches most of the ones you own a fairly monochromatic. In particular, I'd recommend the Seiko Alpinist. The submariner looks amazing btw :) https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SARB017-Mechanical-Alpinist-Automatic/dp/B000KG93BQ?tag=wyca-20&amp;SubscriptionId=AKIAIQ6HXOSAWLBRLPBQ&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;camp=2025&amp;creative=165953&amp;creativeASIN=B000KG93BQ
I’ve got this one off of amazon and it’s a pretty solid case and easy to keep organized.
Optima Unisex-Adult Black Twenty Watch Case with Zipper 33-190 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_-VyXBb5K4TB0M
Love when OP's post and run haha, it may be this one. That's what I've been planning to get with my watch.
Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_c-XmybQ4RH2KX
Edit: yeah that's definitely it, OP has it in his post history.
Thank you! I use a watch case from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CVUODS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
It's a 20 band case, about the size of a large Manila folder.
Leather Watch Band Portfolio
I bought this on from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CVUODS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
It's quite good especially for travelling. Which country are you in that Amazon doesn't ship to? You should be able to use a forwarder without any hassle, someone like myus.
I had a box for storing watches, but it just became too big a pain to get them out and put them back in.
I just bought this from Amazon and I'm really liking it so far.
Red Wing Iron Rangers
Check out the MFA Boot Guide '11.
You can for walks in the park, but I wouldn't recommend them for anything more than that.
Above is assuming these are it.
Red Wing or Oak Street
If you're willing to step up your game a little to boots that are actually quality, there's Meermin, at $295 or Trickers at $350 with the 30% off deal flyer thing. Wolverine 1k's at $355 and Red Wing Iron Rangers at $250. In order of highest quality to low Trickers, Meermin, Wolverine, Red Wing.
Those are Red Wing Iron Rangers. A common, less expensive alternative is the LL Bean Katahdin Engineering Boot.
Tip— you can go on the 'offers' page and sort by 'lowest offer for each' (size and color).
Size 12s are even cheaper.
[Tissot Visodate] (http://www.amazon.com/Tissot-Heritage-Visodate-Automatic-T019-430-16-031-01/dp/B0041Q44T2)
not an AD, but for a watch this price you don't need to go to an AD
With that kind of budget you've got a lot of options!
Some qualifying questions, though for more specific recommendations: Automatic, Mechanical, or Quartz (or do you care)? General dress (suit, business casual, etc..)? Wrist size?
Some off the cuff ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) suggestions:
Seiko Cocktail Time This one is flashier than it sounds like you want but Jesus Christ is it beautiful..
Just to name a few!
That Tissot would be my choice. Always a sucker for Tissot.
I love that Longines, but I don't know anything about the new ones, other than it's a Swatch company like Tissot.
For a little bit more, you can get one of the Heritage series Visodates with automaic movement and the very elegant old-school Tissot script logo:
Or a PR100 automatic for a bit less:
That's a purdy watch.
With your budget, the three best options (in my opinion) would be a [Tissot Visodate,] (http://www.amazon.com/Tissot-TIST0194301603101-Heritage-Stainless-Automatic/dp/B0041Q44T2) a Seiko Cocktail Time, or an Orient Bambino. These are the best sub $500 dress watches you can get. Check out /r/watches simple questions thread if you have any more questions
Aw, shucks...I just try to be the person I wish had been there when I got started with my various hobbies and whatnot.
Regarding Tissot, that's a great reason to look into their stuff! There are a ton of people in /r/watches who have them. Here's one of our brand discussion guides from a while back, and here are some of the Tissot watches that have been posted here in the past. There are a lot of great-looking vintage ones in there. I remember when this one was submitted and I started to salivate.
And while I don't personally own a Tissot, I do have a lack of dressy watches in my collection and I personally love this one. It's a timeless style, with a bit of retro goodness. I'm adding it to my Amazon wish list to taunt myself.
Good luck with your search, and feel free to message one of us if you have any questions going forward!
Have you seen the Visodate in person? The way the case tapers it has a small appearance despite being a 40mm case. Here's a few I suggested looking into in another similar thread:
Top of the list is the Orient Explorer, I've always wanted a slide rule watch and I think this one is a real beaut for the price.
Next up is a Seiko 5 beige I want a nice watch that can go with any casual outfit, I plan to put a bond nato on it
Last but not least another Orient, I've agonized over which watch to get that has that retro 50's flair that i love but it came down to the tissot visodate and the Orient bambino in the end I went with Orient because when I saw the tissot in person at a watch shop it just didnt look like a 500 dollar watch to me the band especially looked cheap and plasticky :(, I've seen the bambino in person too and i was honostly floored by the quality of it. I dont think the Orient logo goes well with the 50's style but I'm willing to overlook it. I think eventually I'll get a Hamilton Jazzmaster of some kind but for now I'll settle for the Orient.
Congrats, I really enjoy the look of this watch!
I myself have been considering a Visodate for awhile, are you not in the states? Amazon has had it for less for quite some time
Posted this the other day -
Looking to buy my first pair of boots and want something that I can wear this Fall but will also hold up well in a Colorado winter. Want to wear it everyday in winter and most days in the fall. I looked at the boot buying guide and like the Chippewa Apache Lace-up Boot. Is this a good winter boot? What color should I get that work best? brown or black? Dark brown or light? I wear a size 12US in Nike running shoes and I tried on some CDB and the 10.5 was the most comfortable. What size should I get? I'm a little nervous that I will buy a size too small or have wider feet than I thought and the boot being too narrow. Is this a good place to post this or should I just make my own post?
Someone said it was weird to go down 1 size and half and not just size and recommended I get sized up.
Went and used the brannock thing·a·ma·jig and it seems I am in fact a 10.5? I don' know how to read the side part if I'm wide or not, can anyone tell me?
To add to that as well, these are equivalent to Chippewa's more "luxury" level line-up of service boots which make use of better materials than their entry level Apaches, which themselves are great boots and can often not be found for much cheaper than $120.
To summarize, this is a good deal.
Also, great username.
This is the lug sole version.
How cheap? For around $100, you can get something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNZG15-Automatic-Stainless-Steel/dp/B006I22GT2/
Or for around $60, this is a little more of a pilot style, but is a classic: https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK809-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B002SSUQFG/
Both are automatics.
I don't have the hugest wrists so the SNK809 sits really well on mine, but if you're looking for something a bit larger within the same Seiko 5 family I'd recommend the SNZG15 at 42mm. Similar design and looks pretty slick in it's own way as well.
A nice leather strap on it would probably change up the feeling of it to more refined.
anything from the "seiko 5" lineup, great starter automatic watch (a automatic winds by your hand movements to keep ticking, if you stop wearing it for more than 1.5 days it stops ticking til you shake it and begin wearing it again. These types of watches can lose time or gain time meaning they aren't 100.0000% accurate, more like 99.9999998%)
My personal opinion is no. The general advice is to buy a watch from a watch company, rather than a company that puts its brand on another company's watch.
What draws you to this watch? It kind of looks like you like simple black watches. Do you like large watches? Do you like field watches? Do you care about quartz (battery powered) vs. automatic (a weight swings around in the back and winds the spring; less accurate, kind of cooler, more expensive to service in five years). Like pencilcup said, field watches are a very casual style.
Seiko 5 automatic field watch, 37mm: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK809-Automatic-Watch-Canvas/dp/B002SSUQFG/
Seiko 5 automatic field watch, 42mm: www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNZG15-Automatic-Black-Nylon/dp/B006I22GT2/
Citizen field watch 37mm (Eco-Drive, solar powered): http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BM8180-03E-Eco-Drive-Canvas-Strap/dp/B000EQS1JW/
Or maybe you'd like something more like a flieger watch?
Or a black Orient bambino?
Alrighty, here it is: SNZG15
If you ask most watch snobs (and I include myself in this) then they'll steer you towards mechanical watches over quartz. Old fashioned mechanicals, while a lot less accurate than quartz, do tend to have a certain charm to them.
And then most mall-brands like Fossil don't typically get a lot of love, although recent models are definitely nice looking and I think the one you found is an example of that.
On the topic of the overall style I'd say it's somewhat in between a Flieger (old pilot style watch) and a Field watch, in a nice clean modern look.
If you do a Google Image search for 'flieger watch' and then 'Field Watch' you will find a whole lot of them in that general style.
At 120 US$ you're mostly looking at quartz (solar, etc.) I suppose. One mechanical (automatic, self-winding watch) that's in that range and in a similar style would be the Seiko SNZG15. Link to this watch on Amazon It has a display caseback so you can see the mechanical movement ticking away. There is a review of this watch here.
But when getting quartz then there's not much wrong with what you found. The black Citizen that was recommended I looked at in person, but I think it's quite hard to read due to the black-on-black 'Stealth' design, pluse the lume (the luminous material that lights up in the dark) is quite dim, which was the main dealbreaker for me.
Hamilton's khaki line is tough to beat in terms of fit and finish for the price, but some other options are:
I personally think the Khaki is the best all-around value/best looking, but you may fancy another one more so. Either way, take your time and find something you love. Hope you find what you're lookin for!
Edit: from there, you end up here
Seiko 5's are a great choice. Great entry level automatics with a workhorse movement.
Casio Royale with 24mm leather strap
Birdvis custom Dino
Hitch & Timber Proper Slip with optional pen holder
Fisher Space Pen in titanium nitrade
I'll do you one better and give you the Amazon link. It's a great little cheapie, but fair warning: the bracelet isn't that good, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to get a new strap.
It also looks good on Leather (not my picture).
MacBook Pro 13" Retina
Whatever book I'm reading at the moment
>budget is $30
Definitely a Casio is needed here.
>preferably waterproof and can light up in darkness
#1 #2 #3
I'm sure there's other options, but Casio is where you want to be.
I went to participate in a sports event this weekend and decided to take this Casio along. For this event, you had to camp outdoors and take part in different sporting events for three days. It has been raining a lot here lately and my first choice was a diver. But then I realized that I'd need a stopwatch, and alarm, plus water resistance and the watch has to be such that losing it wouldn't matter. So I took this Casio along. It displays the world map and the time zone, and tracks times for four different time zones. Comes with alarm, stopwatch, timer, day, date, and is water resistant to 330 feet! This watch went with me underwater, in mud, in shower. I did all obstacle courses wearing this Casio. I was truly amazed at how useful this watch is. For $25 everyone should have this watch lol
Depending on what you are looking for, here are a couple of recommendations to keep your eyes peeled for while shopping. You might be able to find them at various stores around town, but I’ve sourced mine from Amazon with no issues:
Casio Men's AE1200WHD-1A Stainless Steel Digital Watch - World Time
This guy looks sharp, has a metal band, and hosts quite a few features such as: light, alarm, timer, stopwatch, and date display. Kind of a “dad watch” but very clean and practical for the price.
Casio Men's MDV106-1AV 200M Duro Analog Watch, Black
This is a cool diver watch that is a huge bang for your buck. It looks quite a bit more expensive than it actually is. Has a one-way rotating bezel (dive function) that is very secure, a locking crown, and you can swap the band to tailor the look to what you are wearing. It is actually water resistant and I have seen people use it while diving. I put a striped nylon strap on mine to get that James Bond Rolex Submariner vibe.
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap
This is probably my personal favorite. You can get it in a couple of different color schemes and I got mine (black) for around $60. This is an automatic watch so there are no batteries. It winds as you move, which is great if you wear it everyday, but not so much if you swap it out for a couple of days. It’s pretty small and lightweight and the lume (glow in the dark, Seiko is usually regarded at being very good for it) on the face is insane. While backpacking I’ve woken up in the middle night with the face still glowing as if I had just flashed it with light. You can swap the band on this as well, and I’ve found the NATO straps to be a little nicer than the standard canvas strap. It’s isn’t as dressy, but definitely a great watch. The movement is also a pretty unique Japanese movement that scrolls like most higher end watches instead of “tick tick tick” which can be loud and annoying at times.
There is also the Timex Weekender option. They are pretty cheap and you can find them everywhere. They are available in a ton of color options so for $100 you could probably grab a few different styles. They make a bunch of designs of them as well, but they are definitely just cheap everyday watches and can be quite loud.
Seconding this. Also invest in a hands-free pumping bra (I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00295MQLU). You'll express more when pumping both breasts at the same time than you would if you pumped each breast individually. Plus, what's the point of shelling out for a double pump if you can't us it to double pump?
I also exclusively pump. I do both sides at the same time, because when I was breastfeeding he would eat off both sides each time. I make sure to pump every time my LO gets a bottle. I find that a pumping bra (such as this one) is useful for letting me multitask when pumping. I use a boppy pillow to prop my LO up after feeding (once he was a few weeks old) so he can be next to me while I pump. I can interact with him and make sure he’s happy. He’s not a fan of lying flat on his back.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions!
I bought it from Amazon.
Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper
Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper
There ya go!
THIS I picked It up on Amazon for $20.
Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_71XvzbXSXNWXW
[Here ya go](Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty-Watch Case with Zipper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CVUODS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_X2N8ybZRSXGKR)! I'm truly hoping that the issue with discoloring sport bands is a one in a million thing, and it doesn't happen to me. If it does, there aren't a ton of other options out there. /=
Yep I just order it also, I need something to protect my new link bracelet.
Canadian amazon link - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B002CVUODS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I have a large watch case with zipper to store 20 of them. Link below:
Some bands like Milanese from Apple I put in the original plastic box when I don't use it.
For the rest, I have some watch band boxes made of cardboard (come with some of the bands) and I store the rest there.
I'm testing the case for colour bleed as one poster has mentioned, though I don't see how it's possible when dry. Maybe the person reporting colour bleed lives in a humid air environment?
Well for now i am just keeping them all in my tiny clockwork synergy box but i am defiantly getting this soon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CVUODS?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
It's not exactly what i wanted because i would like to display them but for storage i hear it is great!
Red wing iron rangers, worth every penny: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Wing-Heritage-Iron-Ranger/dp/B0032UYNKI
Redwing Iron Ranger Boots
Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot
EDIT: *Iron Ranger
Iron Rangers or Beckmans
You actually started out exactly where I was a few years ago. I'm still learning, but here are a few things that I've picked up along the way:
It's a pretty casual belt, in that it's very thick and hearty. Works great with streetwear/workwear, probably not as well if you're dressing up.
I have it in Sunset Brown and it matches my Amber Iron Rangers perfectly. They go together like they were made for each other. I'm now buying the Natural leather to match better with my Hawthorne Iron Rangers. Yes I own two pairs of IRs because I'm a crazy person.
I think the belt will look great with sperry's.
Allen Edmonds Strand
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars
Red Wings Iron Ranger
There are many others, but these are the mainstays. I really like shoes.
More like these. Or something in a darker, redder color, like these.
I used to buy a lot more stuff, but lately I've been trying to slim down to just a few, high-quality items. Of the things I own, here's a few that I really love:
These aren't crazy marked down, but if you check online retailers and /r/frugalmalefashionadvice periodically you can get them for cheap eventually.
Edited for links to various Etsy shops, etc. :)
Tissot Men's TIST0194301603101 Heritage Visodate Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with Brown Leather Band - $314
I wouldn't limit choices based on the strap it comes with...
Consider these as well:
Tissot Le Locle,
Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic
Tissot visodate http://www.amazon.com/Tissot-TIST0194301603101-Heritage-Visodate-Automatic/dp/B0041Q44T2
SEIKO SARB33/35 http://www.seiyajapan.com/products/s-sarb033
>a good first everyday watch that would be fine in situations such as interviews
Formal and semi-formal situations? I'd go with a simple dress watch.
For budget and great looking, consider a Timex Easy Reader, $30, it's a white dial watch with leather strap, great for what you're going for.
What's your budget? Around the hundreds, I'd go with an Orient Bambino, it goes for around $120-$150. It's very classic, minimalist, has a dome crystal, and is not very distracting. It's an automatic too. There's 4 versions of the Bambino. I personally like version 1, and version 2 with blue hands.
A little higher, Timex has been doing some great reissues. The Timex Marlin, $200, is pretty understated but eye catching. It's a manual wind movement watch with a call back design. This will probably be my next watch.
Lastly, Tissot has some great automatic's. The Tissot Visodate, $400, is a fantastic watch for the price.
All these watches can be had for much cheaper if you're open to looking at the gray market (watch exchange forums, ebay, etc.). I hope this helps, at the very least to show what's out there. Cheers and best wishes!
On the very inexpensive end, the Orient Bambino: http://www.amazon.com/Orient-ER24004B-Bambino-Automatic-Mechanical/dp/B008VBUZDW It comes in multiple dial/case color configurations. Doesn't come on a bracelet, although there are similar Orient models that do.
Moving into the affordable range, the Tissot Visodate: http://www.amazon.com/Tissot-TIST0194301603101-Heritage-Visodate-Automatic/dp/B0041Q44T2
Again, multiple dial/case colors, but no bracelet option (I don't think).
Still affordable, Seiko Cocktail Time: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-MECHANICAL-Shinobu-Ishigaki-SARB065/dp/B0038OLUMM
This model comes in the one style, but does come on either a bracelet or strap. There are other SARBxx models with different dial colors.
Moving into luxury watches, Grand Seiko Snowflake: http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/grand-seiko/products/s-sbga011
Premium Luxury, Patek Philippe Calatrava: http://m.jomashop.com/patek-5127-1g.html#0
May I also submit for your consideration the Tissot Visodate
My current favorite watch at this price point is the Tissot Visodate Automatic. You can also find it in a gold-tone stainless steel if you'd prefer that color profile.
What I like about this watch is that it has very timeless, versatile styling that you can dress up or dress down, and it has an ETA movement, which is solid for the price you're paying.
Vintage Seiko Blue Bell-Matic - $150?
I bought this model from this seller about a year ago. I wear it a lot, but I need a better band for it.
Seiko Rose Gold Kinetic Chronograph - $558
I saw this watch in San Juan on my honeymoon. My wedding band is titanium with a stripe of rose gold, and the watch matched perfectly. I should have bought it.
Graf Zeppelin Hand Wind Chronograph - $800
Or the Junkers with the power reserve indicator for $550. Decisions, decisions.
Tissot Retro Visodate Automatic - $488
Or the rose gold Le Locle for $400.
Grand total = $1996
Update: I just read the rules again and realized that my Bell-Matic is in violation. However, I'm attached to it and cannot manage for the next ten years without it. So screw you all. :-D
Just ordered the chippewa apache off of amazon, looking forward to it. Got Obernaufs ready to darken them up a couple shades as well.
Most people look to Chippewa boots as cheaper, yet still good-quality alternatives to Red Wing and Wolverine. The Chippewa Apache is particularly nice.
Obviously not as high quality as RW or Wolverine, but still good.
I think these http://www.amazon.com/Chippewa-20080-M-Apache-Lace-Up-Boot/dp/B004TK2RPS/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_1?ie=UTF8&amp;refRID=1WRTHY56PCB8DE0BVXYX hold up better in the ice.
Chippewa Apache is your best bet
These are the ones I just picked up. I need a bit more sole to my boots, sacrificing a little style for practicality. Otherwise exactly the same boot, just a lugged sole instead of the flat.
Treat it with Sno-Seal and you have a waterproof, breathable, functional boot that happens to look freaking awesome.
They were 90$ last week, wait for them to go on special or use 20% off coupon from subscription to get it for 110$
Chippewa's are good. They come in lugged sole's if you need them for snow/ice. The LL Bean Katahdin's are also made by Chippewa and I think they look a little nicer than the apache.
LL Bean's version
(I don't know about shipping to canada, sorry)
Your request has been asked hundreds of times. Under $150, and holds up in snow.
The LLBean Bean boots fit your criterias. Thorogoods are also always recommended here, and many people conclude they are not good in the snow or ice. They hardly have any traction. You need something with lugged soles.
It's totally a beast, absolutely true.
Let's get Amazon-y...
This Seiko Automatic is nice, 42mm though.
Citizen Eco Drive, I have this but Chrono, love it.
Momentum Atlas is kind of close
Bertucci has a line that's sort of similar. Decent watch IMO
And uhh...this Timex...
And, in the same vein, he could go for the 809's big brother, the SNZG15 and put a nice strap on it.
If your budget allows, you can't go wrong with one of those Hamilton's however. But a strap change on one of these Seikos can completely change the look.
So this is my first ever automatic, I picked it up at Indiegogo actually, and was a little hesitant at first about spending money north of $100 on an unknown brand, but after doing some research on the movement, I went ahead and pulled the trigger!
I'm actually pretty glad I did. I don't own any automatics, and my only other real watch is a hand-me-down PRC 200 from back when Michael Owen was still relevant (I love it to bits, but it needs a good servicing really), so this was a really exciting buy for me.
It's a 26000 bph movement iirc, so the sweep isn't Rolex-esque but it's infinitely nicer than my jumpy quartz, so i'm still ecstatic about the change.
This thing's really caused me to get bit by the automatic bug though, so much so that i've already lined up my next purchase (The SNZG15).
Tl;dr Excitable student buys first automatic watch from unknown French brand on Indiegogo, he lives happily ever after.
Here is the bigger version (although different). Costs quite a bit more. I think for $50-$60 the SNK809 makes a perfect beater watch for camping, shooting, yard work ect.
I have the same size wrist as you, I am looking for a beater for the summer (yard work, camping etc...), I love the price of the 809, i love the dial face, the size is whats throwing me, seeing it on you makes me feel ok, but it still on the small size for my liking.
I am considering the SNZG15 which is 42mm in dia, but I just dont like the dial as much as the 809.
Get a reputable brand... a Seiko 5 or spend a little more and get a Hamilton Khaki
Can't really go wrong with either.
Pros for the Seiko:.
It's automatic, if that kind of thing interests you. No electronic parts to go bad, can be maintained potentially for life.
Does well for people with smaller wrists, at 37mm (I personally find that the scale of watches <39-40mm look off on me.
Pros for the Citizen:.
It's Eco-Drive, if that kind of thing interests you. No need to wind or change battery.
Is a more versatile size at 39mm. Works relatively well for large and small wrists.
Additional complication of Chrono is interesting and potentially useful.
Strap is a beefier size. Still an uncommon size, but not really narrow like the Seiko.
I generally prefer autos, but one of my favorite watches is an ED (I actually wore it today). If it were me, I buy the Citizen between these two.
Instead, I'd buy the Seiko SNZG15.
Better size for me.
More standard strap size.
Cheaper than the Citizen.
Then the only reason for the Citizen is the Chrono. It's up to you on how important that is. But, if you do want a Chrono in this price range, Citizen is probably your choice.
Go for the original, this one seems like a shoddy clone.
If you're looking for something a bit fancier but not crazy expensive, check out the Seiko SNK809 or SNZG15 automatics (same general style but different sized cases). No more batteries and they're pretty bulletproof. I've got a 809 that I've been wearing for about six or so years now. The only thing I've had to do to it was swap on a NATO strap when the original one finally wore out.
I think we're thinking of the same thing?
Maybe my experience will help. I have an average/narrow wrist (6.5") and am not into really big watches so I bought a Seiko SNK. The size works well, as I said I wanted something small and this fits the bill but I wouldn't go any smaller. Also if you have some size on your arms you can size up even more. No regrets though, great watch for the price.
If you have a larger wrist, like 7.25" or more, you might be happier with a SNZG15. It's also in the Seiko 5 line, has similar styling as the SNK, a bit more expensive but is 4mm larger and $40 really isn't much extra when you're talking about inexpensive, high value automatic watches.
Another one to look into is the Orient Defender. 42mm, slightly pricier than the SNZ15 but still a good value. Because it has a larger face it will tend to look a little larger on the wrist than the SNZG despite having the same size case.
I believe it is a SNZG15.
This looks somewhat similar
I think you're using the model # specific to black? Is [this](Casio Men's AE1200WHD-1A Stainless Steel Digital Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094B79CI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_EH3Ezb3ZFX47C) the one from op?
I’m sure many standard Casio models do, and I know for a fact that most of the G-SHOCK models do this. The model I have, for example, let’s me have a countdown timer, and on top of that, have it repeat as soon as it’s finished. I use it when working out for 1 minute of intense reps and 1 minute reps back to back for as long as I can.
So yes many do, if you look in the Amazon descriptions or where ever you buy them it should list it as a feature, as “Countdown Timer,” separate from the “Chronograph” or “Alarm” modes.
This is the standard square G-SHOCK, and will last you forever and has the feature you requested.
This is a slightly less expensive but still good (and sturdy, most any Casio is nigh indestructible) “Casio Royale” as it’s been nicknamed, and seems to be listed with the countdown function.
Or if those don’t suit your tastes, any model with the “Countdown Timer” listed should fulfill your needs.
That's the AE1200WHD-1A. Great watch.
I definitely second checking the buying guide in /r/Watches
As mentioned elsewhere in this thread, you need to decide what you are looking for in a bit more detail. Is it a particular look or style? Is it an automatic or quartz movement? There are a lot of options even once you get these two aspects narrowed down. You can always buy the watch and strap separate as well, to get the combination you are looking for.
I personally have a Citizen Nighthawk on a black Hirsch Liberty strap and a Citizen Eco-Drive with blue hands on a brown Hirsch Liberty strap. These are very likely much cheaper than you are looking for as a grad gift, given the $700 limit listed, but the Citizen Skyhawk is closer to your limit and is really nice too.
When it comes to automatic movements, it will be quite easy to get to the $700 limit. Hamilton is a favorite, with both the Khaki Field and the Jazzmaster being good possibilities.
My only advice is to stay away from "fashion" brand watches. A little reading in /r/watches, particularly the buying guide and sidebar, should help you a lot.
Fashion brand, it seems. Might I interest you in a Seiko Chrono, or maybe even a Citizen Nighthawk?
There are several!
The Christopher Ward C60 Trident 300. It's the quartz version of what I personally feel is one of the best Diver watches on the market.
Casio MDV-106. Another quartz diver, and also pretty inexpensive!
Actually basically any Casio watch. The F91W, the A158W, CA-53W, any of the Edifices, etc.
There are also a tonne of quartz Seikos out there. I can't think of many of the top of my head, but like all Seikos, they're great quality for a decent price.
If we can bend the rules to include Solar watches, that opens up to both more Casios, as well as Citizen's lineup of watches. My personally favourite is the Nighthawk (A pretty cliche choice, I know), but they have watches in so many styles, include dressier ones. Another Neat one is the Altichron which has a manual compass and altitude display.
That's also not including more high end Quartz watches, such as the Seamaster 2541 that Pierce Brosnan wore as James Bond in Goldeneye (I know that piece is no longer available on Omega's website, but it's easy enough to find secondhand).
So basically, I think I'd be okay lol
If he travels often (to different time zones), a GMT watch would be useful to track home and local times.
or a Citizen:
or a Zeppelin:
Everything that goes with me to the Convention Center
-AWP tool bag
-Twin point Sharpie, Pilot G2, Bic Soft feel
-Stanley 1/4-in Ratchet/Socket Set
-Mechanix FastFit gloves
-Stanley 25-ft tape measure
-PORTER-CABLE FlexTorq 34-Piece Impact Driver Bit Set
-Kobalt 10pc Metric 3/8-in Impact Socket
-Kobalt Ratcheting Screwdriver Set
-PORTER-CABLE 2-Tool 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Brushless Cordless Combo Kit
-Kobalt 16oz Hammer
-Kobalt Utility Knife
Nighthawk is for BIG Wrists. Both watches work well for virtually every casual outfit. If you need straps, just go buy them separately. Tons all over amazon and at holbensfinewatchbands.
I'm a fan of the Citizen Eco-drive, and many have classic faces. The Eco-drive is solar powered, can go months without charging, and with a low charge, makes the hands hibernate to conserve power while it still keeps tracks of the time.
Busy, '70s James Bond vibe, "Nighthawk" $240
Fancy, Roman numerals, "Calibre 8700" $280 (my first Citizen)
Citizen Eco Nighthawk
and something with a mother of pearl face and blue dials in the sub- $1000 price point. Haven't found the exact one yet.
Yeah that isn't even close to being true...
Also brand new on Amazon.ca for your price:
Why make claims like that about something that is so easy to verify?
personally I love the seiko 5. a reliable watch for an affordable price. how many of these do you need? if your willing to go just a hair more than the 200 dollar mark (and if you look around you could probably find them for right at 200) you could get skx007's which is an automatic diver. its 235 on amazon, you may be able to find it for a little less. the 5 is a really solid watch though...
I've used Seiko 5 for swimming, but if you need something more robust the go for a dive watch.
Look for "DIVER'S 200M" and a screw down crown. They are better built than Seiko 5.
No harm in having more than one watch.
I love my Seiko SKX007K. The rubber strap is super comfortable and the offset nob doesn't bang into the top of my hand when I'm working.
I rather like wearing a watch, and decided to add a dive watch when I started diving. The first thing to decide is movement - battery, solar, or mechanical. For diving... I honestly think Solar is a great choice. No battery to replace, but also doesn't need service like mechanical. Citizen uses the "Eco-Drive" name for their solar, while Seiko just calls them "Seiko Solar". Seiko Kinetic is a similar thing - quartz watch with a movement based charging system - but they have a reputation for crapping out. The solar ones are basically bulletproof.
As you may know, if you want to dive a watch, simply getting something that says '200m water resist' isn't really enough. Watches that meet ISO6425 standards (which are specs for dive watches) will show 'Diver's 200m'. The proofing and testing is different, and the '200m/20atm' watches aren't necessarily dive ready. Wikipedia has a reasonable explanation of the testing differences. At the very least, you need a screw-down crown. Anything that says "Diver's 200m" on it will have that and be sufficiently reliable for diving work. Anything that says '300m' should be sufficient for at least basic diving... anything lower you're just going to have to ask the watch community about that particular watch specifically.
So - all that aside. Recommendations based on the digging I did while I was shopping. I ended up with an Orange Seiko Solar Diver. The Citizen Promaster divers are nice as well.
The 'Entry Level' seems to be this Casio. It's battery powered, but should last a long long time. It doesn't say Divers 200, but they have a reputation for lasting.
Cheap end of mechanical, the Vostok Amphibia. It's a completely different concept than the more traditional dive watch - uses soft seals and pressure to seal itself, rather than a hardened case. 'Automatic' or 'Self-Winding' mechanical, but it has a bi-directional bezel, meaning you can't really use the bezel for timing like you can on a true 'Dive Watch'. You can get em with a little scuba man on them, though. There's a bunch of different style Vostoks, but they're all functionally the same. Good watches.
Moving up in price a bit, Seiko makes some very nice mechanical dive watches. There's the SKX007, the SKX009, the 'Monster' watches (Available in Black, White and Orange), and some of my favorite looks - the Blue Lagoon and Turtle.
If you want to throw stupid money at the problem, my buddy has one of these Marathon watches which he loves dearly. They're one of the few divers you can get with actual radioactive tubes, so you don't have to charge the lume hands up in the sun.
I know that when you talk about expanding your budget, the thought of laying down more money can be pretty painful depending on your situation, and I would hate to encourage you go to beyond your means. That said, if you were willing to go up, here are the kinds of things you can think about, which are much better than what you're looking at now:
First, the Victorinox INOX, which seems like the perfect watch for what you're describing. I tried one of these on in a store the other day and they are fucking tough as shit. When I was there they just threw it at stuff. Hard. There are some intense videos of them being tested on YouTube. I'm probably gonna get one for my mountaineering uncle for Christmas. I really think this watch would suit your needs perfectly - it's got a solid military heritage.
is a popular field watch. I want the titanium version (much more expensive). You can find one for ~300, Amazon's not the cheapest place to buy.
If you are willing to come up to ~300, Seiko and Citizen have some pretty tough diver's watches in that price range. I'll second /u/JoCoLaRemix's suggestion for the Seiko Monster, which I think is hideous, but has a good reputation.
The Seiko SKX007 is widely considered one of the greatest values in the dive watch category. This article over at Hodinkee explains this much more eloquently than I could ever hope to. This watch has received plenty of love and attention on r/watches, and for good reason. For it's quality and value, you can't get much better than the SKX007. But what about those of you who prefer a watch with a smaller case?
Well have no fear friends, the 38mm SKX013 is made just for you. This is nearly identical to the 007 (same movement, with slightly different aesthetics). And so I was thrilled when my father recommended this to me after expressing interest in the 007 (he's a life-long watch collector who also owns an 013). Read this execllent review over at WUS that convinced me even further that the 013 was the right choice.
"But I'm not a fan of jubilee bracelets!" That's a valid concern - but I can tell you from experience that the jubilee bracelet is EXTREMELY comfortable. If you're in the anti-jubilee camp, the 007 and 013 are available with rubber straps as well. And if you like Pepsi bevels, check out the 009 and .
[UK] I recently learnt about the Seiko SKX007/009 a few weeks ago and have been lost in countless articles regarding how good value for money they seem to be.
I am looking for suggestions on where I can buy a new SKX007 from? I'm trying to decide on where to obtain one from, namely:
- Amazon.co.uk - £216
- Chrono24 - £220 / £250
- CreationWatches - £176 + ?? Tax / Import will likely LAND £200+
I have never bought a second hand watch but have considered eBay a few times. Would be nice to get it BNIB with proof of purchase.
Another Seiko that fits all your specs the SKX007
For sure, no worries. Any of these pique your interest? (It'd be awesome if I had a nice camera... That Symphony is much more beautiful in-person)
Citizen Eco-Drive AT0200-05E
The ones on the left have a couple dings from working as a barista and/or camping, but the Symphony is damn near mint, as it tends to get worn with less heavy use.
This is my everyday watch, and after a year and a half it has been fantastic. Not to mention, the quality control of this watch has been above and beyond what I've experienced with more than one Swatch owned company.
Eh, I see that you wanted a light face, my bad. Still, if you like the look of the Seiko, I'd highly highly recommend it.
Amazon currently has it for just under $200. Long Island Watch, another reputable site, has it for a little more at $219. eBay has some that are a little more cheaper than Amazon but they're coming from Singapore which may be subjected to custom/duty fees if you live elsewhere such as US/Canada or Europe.
Most Seamasters are considered divers. I love them as well, but are significantly out of my price range too. Seiko has a few nice divers, most popular being the SKX007, or the SNZH57. Both are great value for price.
Another route you could go is Steinhart. They make a lot of homage divers (some are pretty much straight up replicas of Rolex's), which some people dislike, but again, great value for price.
OP said inexpensive. That is a $210 watch!
That one looks fine. Personally, I would go with the one that I suggested because it comes with a better strap than the one off Amazon, but I understand your parent's concern. If you would like a rubber strap, then you should check out this one.
At the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference and you can't go wrong with any of these.
Hi everyone, I was hoping to get a few opinions about buying a SKX007K from the Amazon link below. This will be my first automatic watch, so my experience with them is only limited to YouTube at the moment. A bit of research has lead me to be a little hesitant about this purchase though, as there seem to be some people claiming the watches are not genuine or brand new. I am skeptic, as I do trust Amazon quite a bit and never had any problems with them of this nature. I would love to hear any opinions or suggestions you may have and thanks for your time.
If I was 17? I'd get a cheap reliable automatic diver on a bracelet. They have a nice look that will match basically anything you wear and you don't have to worry about getting them wet. Maybe an Orient Mako, Ray, or Seiko SKX007/09 or Stargate (would have to shop around to get it at your price range, but I've seen an SRP491 go for $210.)
Orient Mako Cheaper at Long Island Watch though, even after the usual orient coupon codes.
Orient Ray Also cheaper at Long Island
SKX007 and SKX009 are out of stock at all my usual haunts. I used amazon links but I don't know anything about the sellers - shop around and buy the seller, then the watch..
Seiko Stargate SRP491 SRP493
I found this:
Seiko SKX007K with Stainless steel band, Do you think this is a good watch for a forst time user? And the price is fair enough?
Here's some quick tips towards getting a watch any of us would respect; Get an automatic (mechanical, self winding). Buy it from someone who makes watches, not jeans and stuff. Big watches are what a the kids are wearing now days, but don't be silly about it, the lugs shouldn't hang off the wrist.
Seiko, Citizen, and Orient are some names to check out at about $200 or less. With a $500 budget you might look at Steinhart or Christopher Ward, say.
Or, get this.
Concerning the watch, Seiko have a vast collection of very faired price products. Maybe a white dial chronograph or a [diver] (http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX007K2-Divers-Automatic-Watch/dp/B000B5OD4I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1397987212&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=seiko+diver) ?
For the messenger bag, Etsy has plenty of products. This bag looks like what you're looking for, but there's plenty of other choices.
I know the Monster is considered a modern classic, but if you want something that is a little more conservatively styled and a little cheaper, consider a Seiko SKX007. Taste is subjective of course, but I prefer this to the Monster.
I'll be honest, the dial face is at least inoffensive, but that case is going to be a pain in the ass more often then not. If you're right handed and wearing on the left, it'll dig into your wrist. In all likelihood, you will have difficulty wearing that with any longsleeve shirt because the sleeve will bunch up behind the watch due to the height. On top of that, that much steel is going to be heavy. I can appreciate that you like its design, but it won't be a very functional watch.
I don't know what colour watch you're after, but I can tell you want the big, rugged watch look. If you have $200 burning a hole in your pocket, check out the Seiko Monster, or a Seiko Diver, or a solar Powered Seiko Diver Chrono? These are all rugged watches as well, you could wear them with everything from swim trunks to a suit (okay a suit might be pushing it), and you could still wear them in 5 years when fashion watches have moved onto the next trend.
The bottom line is if you want a nice rugged watch that you can abuse, there are other better watches that you'll still want to have in 3 years when it comes time to have the battery changed. Seiko will make a better watch than Oakley, and hands down are better value even with a 60% discount on Oakley.
edit: I don't mean to be rude or anything, but I have worn a clunky fashion watch for a spell because I really liked how it looked, but functionally was a bad watch for those reasons I listed above. Learn from my mistakes.
You can get a great SKX007 for under $200. Why pay more?
In that budget, the Orient is the best of them.
However, try these:
Looks fine to me, but if you want a slightly more minimal look check out the SKX007
I would stick with Orient or Seiko. You can buy the orient's right on their site, but if you do sign up for an account first and wait a few days until you get an email with a discount code. The codes typically range from 30-45% off what they show on their site. I have seen that the amazon prices stay about 10% within what the discounted prices are but at times they can be lower.
Bulova 96A100<- has no date (whoops)
Hope this helps.
I'm interested in finally purchasing a Seiko SKX series. Can someone tell me the difference between these two watches since they seem to be exactly the same except in price:
And what exactly is a reimportation model for future reference? Thanks!
I'm the proud owner of both an SKX007 and a 009, and I wholeheartedly recommend them.
I also own an Orient Blue Ray, which is a very nice watch. I think I prefer the SKXs to them though, I think they have an overall cleaner look and the bezel action is a lot smoother. I don't think you can go wrong at all really though with any of these.
Another one you could consider:
Was not disappointed.
Buy a Seiko skx diver($235):
And replace the bezel insert($20):
Here is a picture from a while ago of my skx173 with the black PO insert http://i.imgur.com/fPZ9FJ7.jpg
Seiko Skx007 for $200
same, I decided I want to start dressing more like an adult and I figured this will go a long way. it's a pretty nice looking watch IMO, Seiko SKX007, not too expensive as far as diver watches go and from what I'm told it's a pretty iconic design that gets lots of recognition.
Yeah for sure -- I bought it here on Amazon for $180 with free two-day shipping. There are some 3rd-party sellers on Amazon with a lower listing price but fairly expensive shipping, so this ended up being the best deal.
Would you say it is worth the price difference to go for the SKX007K2? I hear a lot of good about this watch. I am just confused as to what is the best every day one that can take the every day wear and tear.
/u/agehrt I'd probably buy you this because I gotta respect a dude who harbors great tastes in watches.
I just recently bought a watch after researching for a couple of week, so I can share my "research" with you. Some things to note, my budget was about half of yours, and my taste tends to lean towards more minimal watches. anyway:
Keep in mind that I mainly focused on the faces of the watch, as you can get new strap for fairly cheap. I also suggest looking at Timex for some cheaper alternatives.
Amazon has it
I bought mine from Seiya, great guy with great customer service. But right now, looks like Amazon is your best bet
What leathers do you wear more often? See, in my opinion, if you're rolling with brown shoes, brown belt, you're going to look silly with a black leather watch.
What are your thoughts on rolling with something silver? (presuming you don't wear gold)
Its a seiko5
first a seiko automatic
Second, a slightly larger seiko
I like those, but I just bought this. The pepsi bezel won me over, and I like automatic watches, not electric.
Huckberry has some interesting finds but unless they are the only source for the product expect to pay a premium for it.
They'll take a Seiko diver watch slap a worn&wound leather band on it and write some flowery prose about how that watch was worn by Robert Redford in a movie and expect to pay $320 for something you could have done for ~$200
Ok, this is so eerily similar to my own situation that I felt I had to comment. I haven't lost my Easy Reader (yet), but I've been looking around a bit and I've liked both the Bulova watch mentioned by DanOlympia (it comes with a brown strap as well) as well as this Citizen eco-drive. I saw the Citizen on someone the other day, it looks really good, it's not too expensive on Amazon, and I think it's pretty good quality.
DW is a very "cheap" brand. It markets more than it prioritizes its quality. Simple quartz watch that boomed off of instagram and youtube promotions. Now, if you go through my posts about 3 months back. I asked the same thing, i ended up buying one, i ended up returning it. I picked up this Bulova http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-98H51-Stainless-Steel-Leather/dp/B000WUKJ0O
Bulova is a part of Citizen which is a very very reputable everyday watch brand. My first ever watch was a citizen eco drive that was all black leather straps and i loved it very very much. I would say look for brands that are very reputable and stay off marketing too much. Best everyday bang for your bucks - TIMEX (!) ( super casual not too businessy, and im a business person. i still have a weekender regardless, its awesome.) Bulova/Citizen (perfer citizen but bulova makes great dress watches for cheap and have good quality. Im SUPER pleased with mine and my two favorite watches are both my everyday citizen and dressy bulova).
Other recommended watches from me to you
EDIT: how could i forget Seiko as another recommendation. Great bang for the buck metal linked dress watch if youre in a everyday business setting. switch from metal link watches to leather bands and bam. eyes on wrist everyday as you walk in the office!
This is what I recommended to a buddy in a similar situation:
Bulova seems to have some watches that might fit the bill
It has a sort of classic look, is very thin, and minimalist.
Perhaps something in a Seiko?
I should mention that of those choices, the Seiko is probably the best bang for the buck. It has a sapphire crystal, and the Kinetic movement. That being said, it is the thickest of those three.
I have a similar model:
And it's extremely versatile, and I put a new plain brown leather strap on it and have gotten a lot of compliments on it. Also, the brown + gold lends itself well to a dressed up outfit or jeans and a button up.
The black + silver is also a good colour combo and I think the best feature of this watch is the size of it's face and its simplicity. Also, it's a good watch if you have thin wrists, like I do.
Generally when you've got something that tickles your fancy, getting an imitation is a bad idea-- you'll just be reminded of what you REALLY want every time you look at it... and then likely buy it down the line, increasing the money spent on watches + making the old one redundant.
But that said, I can understand not wanting to apply financial pressure to your lady. This, with its present discount, is probably your best bet. Other color/strap combinations can be found too
As a couple of others have mentioned, you should be fine with something around 38mm. And since it seems you're just learning about the differences between automatic and manual, I would suggest reading a bit about them in the FAQ. The main pro of an automatic/mechanical watch is that it's WAY more interesting than a quartz. An automatic watch is a small combination of art and engineering that you wear on your wrist. A quartz, on the other hand, has the advantage of being substantially more accurate and typically coming at a much lower cost. Think about what makes more sense to you.
Based on the watches you've linked, some popular options to consider within your price rage are a Rodina (automatic) or a Bulova (quartz).
Those are real cheap for watches... I don't see a lot of cheap gold dress watches around, especially with NATO straps (since dress watches with a NATO strap make no sense whatsoever). You might find a silver or steel Skagen for cheaper and can replace the strap with a NATO, but you shouldn't. I say if you really want that look, buy this watch. But if you insist on cheap...
These is the style you want (just uglier and with numerals) and you can change the strap. Search gold watch leather strap on amazon for more.
This is probably what you want, to be honest. Unfortunately it has that silver along the sides but it'll probably do.
Try these Bulovas.
This is the best watch under $100 if you hate divers as much as me.
RE: Your crystal
There is a few options for protecting your lenses that I've seen here
40mm is supposedly the perfect size
3d printed stuff
If you already scuffed up your lenses buy this
Apparently this stuff works a treat
Here's a few from mine:
I also put a bunch of knife/pen related items on mine.
I've used this stuff to fix the scratches on my OG pebble. Works pretty well for me.
I kind of like the scratched up look, but have you considered a round of PolyWatch?
Polywatch, It's a polish for plastic lenses (acrylic), it works wonders on small dings and scratches.
Holy shit didnt you put a protective case over it! Try putting some poly on it ? Get it here on Amazon
I'd say it's worth a cleaning, at the very least. Any competent watchmaker should be able to do it, or you could look into sending it to Tissot for a service. A basic cleaning shouldn't be too expensive, maybe a hundred bucks or so. In the meantime it might be worthwhile to invest in something called Polywatch, which you can use to take the scratches off the acrylic crystal. Then pick up a decent leather strap (generally anywhere between $30-$120, depending on whether you want genuine or imitation croc, what kind of stitching, buckle or deployant, etc) and it'll look great.
There's a couple of these on Chrono24, so if you want to know what these are going for here's a link. Yours might be worth a little more versus a stainless steel model because of the gold content, but the condition that your watch is in will hurt the value a bit. http://www.chrono24.com/en/search/index.htm?query=Tissot+PR516+Vintage&amp;dosearch=true&amp;searchexplain=true&amp;goal_suggest=1
Thank you for the thorough answer! I have Polywatch on the way - is Displex the same stuff or should I cancel the Polywatch order and get Displex instead?
Doesn't check all of your boxes but hear me out when I say I would get a Seiko SARB033. In my opinion, the SARB has a quality worth every penny and is a fan favorite that will look amazing for your wedding and there on.
More to your requests is orient. Orient has a lot of open heart watches under 300 dollars but I just happened to like this one and if im not mistaken, most of their movements are in-house.
Hope this helps
Check out this Seiko. Little bit over your budget, but its a really reliable brand and is also automatic.
Pilot style watch: Laco Augsburg
Diver: Orient Mako USA II btw the prices you can get 30% off with the standard "30OFF" code that's always worked on their site. Puts it around $260.
Seiko SARB035 This is a little over price range, but one of the best watches for the money period.
Have you looked at the SARB033? It sounds like it would fit the bill perfectly. I have mine on a black leather strap, it's very classy.
I doubt that there's any watch in your price range that matches your requirements exactly. Closest I could come up with was the Hamilton Intra-Matic, but that's a little bit above your price range, has a date function and doesn't have gold indices.
Common recommendations on this sub for dress watches at that price range are the Tissot Visodate and Seiko SARB033.
Hamilton Men's H32715551 Jazzmaster Viewmatic Silver Dial Watch
Some numbers on face, but those blue hands are sexy Hamilton Men's H32455557 JazzMaster Viewmatic Silver Dial Brown Strap Watch
Seiko has tons of options :
SEIKO Mechanical Standard Models Automatic Mens Watch SARB033
SEIKO watch PRESAGE mechanical self-winding SARY055 Men
Seiko has too many options to post. Seiko, Hamilton are great entry level autos. Only two brands I looked through.
The Seiko SARB033 is a popular suggestion around here. It's a little above your price range, but you're getting a very high-quality, flexible watch. It's only 37mm so it should be good for smaller wrists. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AE9XRQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wSV7ybFH8JNM5
Edit: make sure you look at customers' shots. The stock photos don't do it justice.
Edit: also look at this citizen. The dial is blue but you can find it in most chain jewelry stores to at least try it on. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005MKGQMY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gWV7ybZM4DZ4X
The prices are a bit inflated at the moment because it was recently discontinued. But the seiko sarb033 is pound for pound one of the best most versatile watches under 500$
Often time you'll hear people talk about the rolex explorer as "the perfect 1 watch collection" what this basically means is it can function in any circumstance. The sarb checks the same boxes. Simple black dial, sub 40mm so can work as a dress piece, 100m water resist and a metal bracelet so you can dress it down and go swimming. At first I didn't like it because it was too simple. But the simplicity of it is it's greatest strength. Pretty much the only watch you'd ever need.
hey, i really like the sarb 033. http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-MECHANICAL-SARB033-Wrist-Watch/dp/B001AE9XRQ/ref=sr_1_11?s=apparel&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1421687915&amp;sr=1-11&amp;keywords=mechanical+watch
but, what are your thoughts on http://www.amazon.com/SEIKO-PRESAGE-mechanical-self-winding-SARY053/dp/B00LJWEN7Y/ref=sr_1_12?s=apparel&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1421687976&amp;sr=1-12&amp;keywords=mechanical+watch
I've got my 21st birthday coming up and I'm looking at getting a watch for it, I'm still missing a nice watch with a metal strap so that's what I'm looking for.
The main one I've looked at so far is the Seiko Sarb033 (at the recommendation of the buying guide). I like the style of it a lot (quite a simple/minimalist design) and it's right around the right price. I was just wondering if anyone had any other similar suggestions that might be good.
Worth noting I've got fairly small wrists so a smaller watch would be nicer, and it'll largely be worn in slightly more dress-y occasions but also as a daily wear too.
Thanks a lot for any suggestions.
Seiko Men's Japanese-Automatic Watch with Stainless-Steel Strap, Silver, 20 (Model: SARB033) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001AE9XRQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Yux3DbNBFVM0F
These are both very common suggestions here, for good reason:
Between the two you chose I'd go for the Visodate. I don't think it looks too dressy.
I would suggest looking at some of the buying guides and specifically searching for dress watches, but here are some possibilities: Seiko SARB065, Seiko SARB033, [Various Brauns] (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_9?url=search-alias%3Dwatches&amp;field-keywords=braun+watch&amp;sprefix=braun+wat%2Caps%2C186)
> To my dismay you can still get it on Amazon for under 400 USD.
Seems to be tending upward quite a bit now. I got my SARB033 a few weeks ago for $391 and now it's up to $500+. Check this out: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001AE9XRQ/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&amp;condition=all
Hey. It's my 25th birthday and my brother wanted to get me a nice watch around the 500 cad budget. I wanted some opinions.
Some that I considered:
I know it's a designer brand but I really really like the design of it!
Kenneth Cole kc3981:
Bulova precisionist (2 tone)
But I also loooove the NTH nacken in blue with it's ceramic glossy bezel and embedded lume and snowflake hands (I just wish the indeces were like outlined in silver or something, would have been a dream) - but that watch is on preorder right now.
(Link for the curious:
Also the tissel marine diver in black is really really nice too, but that's also a hard one to order and receive quickly.
So, these are watches that I considered plus some that I like, I'd appreciate any opinions or advice :) also I don't mind homage watches (clearly), so yea.
And I already own an orient Bambino v4 (in grey and gold that's wonderful).
For gym and surfing I got a basic casio. Works well and its cheap...
I've been wearing this similar Casio for the past 3 years. It's one of the very best values of anything I've ever purchased.
I'd say there are three main options:
I have this watch and the time is a nice large font compared to other watches I have.
[W800h-1av ](Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AWZDA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SNgoDbHDCE281)
W86 is a great watch for sure.
But my personal favourite for the gym and pool is this one. It has 100m water resist, it's a bit bigger and feels more substantial than the W86 or F-91w.
You said you are new to watches so maybe this next watch is for a few months down the line, but this is my all time favourite. Super durable, solar powered, atomic timekeeping, countdown timer, world time, 200m water resist and (in my opinion) great looking. I've worn this watch, hiking, swimming, gardening, camping, working on the car, woodwork you name it! Perfect timepiece.
I’m looking for a sub-$120 watch that will be used for some jogging/hiking, with decent water resistance for swimming/snorkeling.
I have a smaller wrist, so I prefer a case size of around 38mm or smaller.
I haven’t found much other than this budget-priced Casio W800H-1AV.
Any and all recommendations would be helpful!
That's my go-to dive watch. They're $15 and nearly indestructible. Mine's been going on the same battery for 11 years. Legit hardware.
Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AWZDA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_afBKzbWBH6S5G
The g-shock version is 200m rated. $45
G-shock DW5600E-1V Men's Black Resin Sport Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UdBKzbWMNC10D
Keep it light, keep it simple.
This small knife does the job without taking up much bulk in your pocket or EDC. And if you misplace it, it won't cost an arm and a leg to replace.
This light is fairly bright and is easy to use. Twist on/off. No fancy modes with this light. Waterproof and shock resistant in a compact package that runs on just a AAA battery. Also easy to replace if it mysteriously disappears.
This pen doesn't need much of a story. It's cheap. It writes smooth. It conquers.
This is a nice little watch for the price. It's tough and tells the time even in harsh conditions. If you somehow manage to break it or the battery dies, it's not going to break the bank to replace.
Don't carry much in the wallet department so a rubber band or binder clip would do the job. That'd be less than $0.10. Do the math!
So that's a grand total of $50. Excluding a phone or CCW since OP stated that isn't affected.
Not bad for a few quality items that will get you through a day to day basis easily.
Sorry if I missed anything!
Edit: Added a watch to the mix. Added descriptions for all items. Formatting!
This Casio has been an excellent gym watch for me. It's light, readable, cheap, and, importantly for you, shows the local time in stopwatch mode.
You mention holding the pumps - have you tried using a pumping bra? Like this one https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Wishes-Hands-Free-Breastpump-X-Small-Large/dp/B00295MQLU
I'm using the Medela Pump in Style and love it. I also got their personal fit shields for pumping because I couldn't get anything out with the regular sized ones. I've even used it in the car on road trips with the battery option so we didn't have to stop for 40 minutes every three hours so I could breastfeed. I use a hands free pump bra too.
You can use other bottles with the Medela pump. When my son was swallowing too much air with the Medela bottles and nipples we got Dr. Brown bottles and I pump directly into those. Most bottles have the same threads on them so you can screw them onto the pump.
I loved this one https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Wishes-Signature-Pumping-XS-Large/dp/B00295MQLU?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B00295MQLU&amp;pd_rd_r=2RMB5H1JWEQAG9GH5BK1&amp;pd_rd_w=llzKH&amp;pd_rd_wg=hk1WU&amp;psc=1
Not the most delicate thing but great for my size D’s
Ok so there’s this nursing bra hack that works in a pinch, I’ve also heard about cutting holes in a sports bra. I’ve bought this bra from amazon and it’s pretty good. I want to buy the kindred bravely nursing/pump bra when I go back to work though.
I bought this one http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Wishes-Hands-Free-Breastpump-XS-L/dp/B00295MQLU it is basically one size fits all. It was super easy to put on. Size adjusts by a really sturdy velcro then I could just leave it velcro to my size and take it on and off by a zipper on the front. It has 4.5 stars on Amazon.
I use the Medela Pump in Style Advance (free through my insurance). Are you going to be pumping due to a return to work? The version my insurance provided doesn't include the extras that came with the PISA when my sister purchased hers in 2011 (prior to Obamacare), like the backpack, the battery pack, the cooler bag, and freezer pack. My sister gave me hers, so I use all of these things and would recommend purchasing them or something like them if you will be pumping at work.
I also recommend a Simple Wishes hands free pumping bra. My lactation consultant recommended watching this video to learn tips about maximizing production: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html, and I use these techniques throughout my pumping sessions every day.
I pump twice a day at work - at 10am and 2pm - for 20 minutes each time, not including set up and take down time. I keep my milky pump parts in a gallon ziplock bag in a mini fridge (that I bought on sale at Best Buy for $99) behind my desk after the morning pump session. Since they are refrigerated, I don't have to go rinse or wash them in the communal office kitchen sink between pumping sessions. I take them home every night and wash in hot, soapy water, and then I sterilize them in the Medela sterilizing bags in the microwave. I let them dry overnight on the Boon grass lawn drying racks. I have multiple sets of pump parts and bottles because sometimes they don't fully dry overnight. I also wash and reuse the ziplocks, but I plan on replacing them with PlanetWise clear storage bags (which are top rack dishwasher safe) to reduce waste. I keep one complete set of extra pump parts and bottles in my desk at work just in case I forget something - it's already saved me once!
To stimulate let down at work, I bring a slightly used burp cloth that smells like baby (smell is one of your strongest senses!), I watch videos or look at pictures of baby, and it sounds weird, but I close my eyes and visualize my hungry baby. The visualization plus the smell of the burp cloth does it almost every time.
Please let me know if you have any more specific questions!
ETA: My daughter was 20 weeks when I went back to work and she only took 5-8oz the first week at daycare, but I think that was just her adjusting to the transition. Now she takes between 10-14oz on average. I usually pump about 12-13oz. I built up a small freezer stash before going back to work just in case she outpaces me.
Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bra
After I did a bunch of research and talked to other full time working Mamas, I ended up with the Medela Freestyle- I love it. It's a double pump electric and a rechargeable battery. So, just my $.02.
But, other advice, seriously La Leche saved me as well, I went to a few meetings before hand and when I had some problems, I had numbers to call and helping voices to guide me through.
The other thing I HIGHLY recommend is getting a hands-free bustier. I got this one (http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Wishes-Hands-Free-Breastpump-XS/dp/B00295MQLU) and love it. I can work on the computer, walk around my office, whatever while pumping. And, you can just use it over your nursing bra, so you don't even have to get naked in the office. Worth it. Good luck!
You can buy hands free pumping bras (or modify one of your own bras) to hold the flanges in place.
This is the one that I've used in the past -> http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Wishes-Hands-Free-Breastpump-X-Small-Large/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1452609659&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=pumping+bra
I always fed for about 15-20 minutes on one breast and then swapped him to the other and fed for another 10-15 minutes, then pumped both. I found if I didn't, I tended to get uncomfortable and leaky before he was hungry again.
Also, originally I thought it was a waste of money, as they're not cheap, but a good hands free pumping bra is a blessing. It lets you actually do things while you pump, even if 'things' is just play a game on your phone or eat lunch, otherwise you're stuck there holding the flanges on your boobs, which is a pain. I kind of felt like a cow in a milking bay, but the extra 15 minutes I had to do things was so useful I dealt with it. :)
I liked this one from Amazon. I think like most parenting, it's trial and error and trying to work out what works best for you and your baby. There are very few 'right' answers. :)
I haven't went back to work yet. However I would recommend trying to start a stash asap. I had one. He had about a 4 day period where he decided he didn't want to latch and I ended up using the stash along with some formula till he decided he wanted the breast again. Also get one of the hands free breast pump bras. http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Wishes-Hands-Free-Breastpump-XS-L/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1376553134&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=nursing+pump+bra
purchase a hands free pumping bra (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU) i feel like all breast pumps should come with one, but they don't and it's a must have.
if it's a possibility that someone might bust in on you while you are pumping, get a nursing cover too. i got one as a hand me down and i don't think ill use it while nursing but it would come in handy while pumping.
I always need something to hold them on. Especially if the bottles get kind of full and heavy. Sometimes shoving them in my bra works, sometimes not. This is my favorite style: Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra, Patented, Pink, XS-Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_isiYCbTN4AGSQ
This one is a good style too: LactaMed Simplicity Hands Free Bra Kit - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JAO6TT8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_yuiYCb4EXTT9V
This one didn't work as well for me when the bottles got heavy: BRAVADO! DESIGNS Women's Maternity Clip and Pump Hands-Free Nursing Bra Accessory, Dove Heather https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCO9OY8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_duiYCbCP16VSQ
Also cutting holes in a sports bra works, especially if you need one now but it was a pain to get on/off, and I pump multiple times a day, every day, so I got a dedicated pump bra.
The best thing I did was get a hands free pumPing bra. I use this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00295MQLU?pc_redir=1395426222&amp;robot_redir=1 and I'm pumping right now. It's still awkward to hold him but not impossible like it would be otherwise.
working moms love it!
It's a Casio AE1200WHD-1A. I had seen this watch in stores a while back. Thanks to you guys on this reddit, I learned the model number and got it on Amazon. They're only $26. Here's an affiliate link if you want to pick on up for yourself
Sorry in advance, the images are out of order and repeat.
Was in India when I bought the Titan. Had instant Buyer's remorse because my heart was actually dedicated to the other Titan of the same edge series found here. Only the one shown here is rose gold but the one I wanted in the show room was all black (shiny black instead of rose gold so watch was thin as a razor's edge blacked out. Never could find an image of that exact watch anywhere on the internet nor have I come across it since.) Anyways, Since it was a gift (bought) by my grandmother, I wasn't going to complain. This titan watch is the nicest watch I own and thus have only worn it 7 times... :-s The strap on this watch is such nice quality. I'm half considering to sell this watch off because I just don't wear it enough!
The citizen Ecodrive I bought at duty free when I was on an Alaska cruise. This was/is my daily watch until I got the Luch just a month ago. Durable, extremly light, simple design and has date and day which I find to be extremely useful. Never have to worry about winding/charge/ battery because the whole face is a solarpanal. for $100 2 years ago, I thought it was a bargain. Wore it every single day, absolutely love it. The strap is getting well worn down, any suggestions would be appreciated. Was thinking about going for a dark/deep brown leather strap of sort.
Lastly, my Luch russian watch, mechanical hand wound from the 70's I got recently from my girlfriend as a late valentine's gift. Was stalking a simple design JUST like this on e-bay forever and I wanted to buy a mechanical watch to add to my collection. Saw this on the listing and absolutely fell in love. With a price $60 shipping from Ukrain, I thought it very reasonable. Never did see the exact same watch listed again (especially not in this quality). I don't even know the precise model of this watch. I expected to get ripped off and get a non functional partially broken mechanical watch but it works like a charm and keeps time well (as far as I can tell). Though I'm not sure how many turns I'm supposed to wind it so I know I under-wind the watch thus have to keep up with it more frequently. Still new to mechanical watch care/ maintenance. However, this is my daily watch now, unless I'm getting dirty or wet, I use my Citizen.
That's all I got, these 3 watches. Hopefully my collection will grow over time. Cheers.
I would try something more durable and lasting like this Citizen Eco drive
This was my first watch- though I prefer automatics, I love this guy.
This Bulova would fit what you're looking at pretty well. It is a quartz, but the only reason to get a mechanical watch is if you truly have an interest for one as in actuality, a quartz watch is generally, but not always, more accurate.
Also this Citizen watch might work, however, it has a black face.
Both brands are of good quality and are recommended on /r/watches frequently.
Bought it on Amazon here.
I'd go with the Mako to wear on a day-by-day basis. It's a surprisingly good beater. It's durable, keeps excellent time, -- mine has settled down at about +4 a day -- and it looks fantastic with anything less formal than a suit. (As I recall, you can get a Mako off Amazon for about $125 or so.)
I'd use the balance to get a solar-powered quartz dress watch. Something like this is good, because you're not going to be wearing it on a daily basis anyway, and it's a huge hassle to keep resetting a mechanical.
It may help if you more specifically define your budget. However, here are a couple shots in the dark for you -
Citizen BM8180-03E Eco-Drive
Citizen BM8240-03E Eco-Drive
That second one comes with a reptile pattern leather strap, but would look great on a nato strap (and may even take the same strap from your Weekender).
I have a question about the place where it tells the day. Does the letters slowly disappear though the day? Or after 12am it moves real quick for the new day? In other words, if it was like 8 pm, would the "MON" be half way off the display, and "TUES" would be halfway on the screen?
Also, is this a good watch from Citizen? http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BM8240-03E-Eco-Drive-Stainless-Leather/dp/B000EQS1D8/ref=pd_sbs_a_2?ie=UTF8&amp;refRID=14JKZP2SZS04EGGS5S3R
It's flashy and I'd avoid buying it. Here are some similar options.
Citizen BM8240-03E Eco Drive
I have small wrists, and I just got this watch. It's wonderful. There are many colors to choose from!
It really depends on what you're looking for in a watch. If you're looking for a nice dress watch around that price point, I would recommend looking in to this Citizen.
I personally don't really like the second watch as much but you should go for it if you like it. The Seiko 5 and this Citizen are some of my recommendations for entry level watches.
To build on what Coffeeshopman said, if you're going to invest a hundred dollars, it may as well be a hundred well spent. The brands they listed are all Japanese and offer a good value of reasonably well made watches at lower price points. Citizen may interest you in particular as their Eco-Drive watches run off of batteries which are recharged from sunlight and artificial light, requiring very little maintenance.
Furthermore, you may need to investigate what kind of watch you want ( e.g., quartz vs. automatic, which is to say, battery-operated vs. self-winding mechanical gear operated) and what features you would like (some watches you linked have a chronograph / stopwatch for measuring elapsed time). There are pros and cons to these things, but most people on this subreddit heavily favor automatic watches.
Based on these ideas and your aesthetic guidelines, I've pasted a number of links below. I hope they are of some use to you. You will note that Casio is absent. This is merely because they are better known for watches that are more sporty in design and which are typically digital.
I too have small wrists, so I look for watches with a case size around 38mm, 40mm maximum. Something like this works great: http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BM8240-03E-Eco-Drive-Black-Leather/dp/B000EQS1D8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS?ie=UTF8&amp;coliid=I2NVK9G5JWP4W6&amp;colid=1110Q0G7APGL7
maybe a citizen
Maybe the white dial version of this citizen
Generally silver case, white dial, austere dial.
Well if you like the timex this is not a bad choice and about half the price. This solar watch is another option.
Maybe this citizen?
Or this Bulova;
[Edit] Looking back at this, the model on that page is totally a female and is owning that watch. Maybe you should just get the one you really like and rock it!
Holy lord that was harder than anticipated and I really don't think I hit where you wanted, but whatev I tried. Don't know how set on lines vs roman numerals vs numbers you are, or color of said details.
I strayed a bit in terms of style but I didn't know what exactly you liked about the original. All are <=40mm. The ones with prices are <$200 but a couple didn't have a price listed, so you'd probably have to check those out.
K thanks, had fun, hope I helped lol.
The problem is that every other Seiko 5 in your price range had a metal strap - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0058VJWTQ this would be ideal otherwise i think
I'm taking your requirement for it to last at hand so if I can't find an automatic, what about solar powered like https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000EQS1D8 or https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0043ZXIY8
You could just keep buying MVMT and just make sure to get it at a fair price - IE, 50%+ off - via gray market sellers.
Maybe Timex will have something with the same minimalist design you like, but sadly the legit brands in your price range (Casio, Citizen, Seiko, Orient) haven't quite nailed the minimalist aesthetic. They've given it a shot to try to claw some of the market back, but honestly I think the results are not great. For example, here's Casio's attempt at a minimalist watch: https://www.amazon.com/Casio-MQ24-1E-Black-Resin-Watch/dp/B000GAWSHM/ref=sr_1_14
The price is certainly more honest than the $200 MSRP that Daniel Wellington will try to charge for cheaper/worse quality of build and components, but the design is still just a little... off, right? Too much text, hands lack refinement, didn't quite nail that minimalist aesthetic. So if someone looks at this Casio and decides they want a DW instead, I can't entirely fault them. I would just recommend that they find someone selling that DW watch at a more honest price (IE, around $50).
If you start moving upmarket into the $500-$1k range you can look at legit brands like Junghans, Nomos, Hamilton, etc. that do the minimalist design right. These will last longer as the construction and component quality will be higher.
Or you could just buy a MVMT on ebay or joma for $50. At $50 it's not really a ripoff; it's basically disposable. Watch enthusiasts will sneer at the brand and might assume you got ripped off at full retail price, but most people won't care. And you will basically never meet a "watch person" out in the real world unless you actively seek them out.
How about this?
I'm not sure if you're looking for something more high-end but that is a pretty nice watch for a very frugal price.
Some other nice Seiko watch :
Bulova Dress Watch
Also you can get a band, that completely changes everything about the watch.
Cloudy Sky Leather Watch Band
If any other questions or need help determining which watch you should buy refer to /r/watches or these two threads :
[Watch Buying Guide on r/watches] (http://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/comments/tg0hc/rwatches_official_buying_guide_us0250/)
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I have this Casio and have received a lot of compliments on it. There are a lot of similar style available if you just search "Casio watch" on Amazon or something. And it's less than ten bucks.
Its not exactly a formal watch, but the black/gold look is simple and elegant. For skinny wrists, the band grips nice without dangling. The band also isn't metal, but you can't generally tell. Its a low-profile watch all-around.
The usual story with this watch is: Bought it for casual use/crappy throwaway while traveling, but ended up wearing it 24/7 and bought another when it wore out. I think some of the reviews even say that. My dad and I both had one (stocking stuffers) and loved them. He only wears a different one now because it was a gift, and I don't wear watches. (Skinny wrists run in the family)
I've worn this watch for the past year and it's served me well. The rubber band is practically integrated with the watch and it's comfortable to wear. It's well within your price range too.
I think the lighting was weird lol, but yeah. I got mine from Amazon and it's held up for the past six months, but I've also seen the same one at American Apparel I think
The Casio MQ24 series is pretty popular and extremely inexpensive. This is my favorite of the bunch.
Link to what, the page to buy the watch?
Idk if its streetwear, but i bought this casio for $10 a month ago and i love it. The face is tiny though, but i like it cause im skinny af
http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Mens-MQ24-1E-Analog-Watch/dp/B000GAWSHM/ref=pd_sbs_watch_1 is pretty much the same but an all-black face with gold hands. I got it recently and I've already gotten compliments on it, even though it's a cheap 10 dollar watch
I got this one:
I will admit it was tough to search a brand name on Amazon's watch department and then select "sort low to high", but I'm pretty good with that sort of thing
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On the other suggestions topic.
This Casio is my own everyday minimalist watch, obviously won't work for anything formal being plastic, but mine's lasted me 2 years and I never ever have to worry about it using it everyday being so cheap, doesn't matter if I knock it on something, swim with it, shower with it.
Honestly, if you just need something to tell you the time, this watch will do fine.
I've had mine for a while and haven't had any issues with it. Plus, since it's only $10, if you lose it for some reason, who cares.
> Casio A158W
I paid $16 for it but it is always less than $20
Glad I never spent any nominal amount of money on watches. I'm perfectly contented with a nice Casio A158W or F91W-1, no need for me to go over that.
Amazon Price: $85.00
My Price: $60.00 (Seller covers Paypal + shipping)
Case, Crystal, Buttons Condition: New
Strap Condition: New
Manufacturer Package & Documents: Yes 100%
Hello everyone, I'm selling a ~10 months old in my hands but literally a brand new G-Shock in Pink and Gray dial. I bought this from Macy's during one of the sale with intent on gifting on my cousin's birthday but she ended up asking for a Fitbit, sooo.. after hanging out in my hands for a long time never been worn once, I'm selling this as part of purge to my collection.
I am throwing in another brand new Casio classic as a gift!! It also has never been worn once, just impulse purchase off Amazon a long time ago. To be clear whether or not you'd accept this gift will have no affect on the price. I do care about this watch and would really prefer it one goes to someone who would also appreciate it and give it some wrist time instead of hanging out inside my watch case.
I accept PayPal and ship within US. I have sold a ton of watches here on /r/watchexchange from Sinn, Longines, and Omega to Seiko and Orient with 100% of buyers satisfied. References and all the good stuff available upon request. Thanks for your interest!
Casio G-Shock GMAS110MP-7A:
Practically a metal F-28W
How do these look?
Yeah it's debatable. I love some heft on my watches and the other two watches have just that as they're entirely metal. It's extremely light and I guess I'm just equating that with "cheap". Of course, there's a positive to that since you can hardly feel it on your wrist so it's easier to forget that its even on you.
I noticed that you have some high quality watches that probably have some level of heft to them so you'll notice the difference immediately with the Casio.
Even the product description on Amazon says "Stainless steel watch" when only the caseback and band are stainless steel. It's deceptive and I'm not sure why they have it like that.
As for vintage Casio's, I believe they did. Most modern Casio digital watches no longer have steel casings with the exception of a few g-shocks.
I'm not a fan of either. Budget watches that I would consider:
Looks like https://www.amazon.ca/Casio-A158W-1-Classic-Stainless-Bracelet/dp/B000GAYQJ0, especially the shot showing the clasp.
i second this, or pay a little bit more for a metal strap:
i have some watches that are "nicer" then the casio a158wa but i reach for the casio 70% of the time. it's small, thin, comfortable, easy to adjust the band (no removing links) and it gets a surprising amount of compliments because of it's 1980s appearance. and it's <$20.
There's the Casio A158W-1. It's on the thinner side and shouldn't cause any issues with your shirt sleeves.
> Come on now, I know that there are quiet, waterproof (>100m) watches for below $100.
They're called 'properly discounted Invictas.' The problem is the WR rating you're looking for. Most watches beyond 100m are going to be divers, and 200m at that. That raises your price point quite a bit from something like an SNK805.
You might able to look at some of Invicta's cheaper divers. Some might be offered without the outrageous msrp, and you'll be able to find one under $100. The 8926OB is a popular option, mainly since it uses a Seiko movement. No idea how actually quiet it is, though.
I don't consider either of these watches homages. They're just divers. If you want a homage, get a homage.
It gets really old to see every diver style watch thought of as a Submariner homage.
This is a Sub homage. So is this
I feel like you should invest in 100-150 dollars and get a reasonably good quality watch. You will use it for longer and be overall more confident. I have always favour automatic watches over quartz so therefore I feel like this is a great diver watch to start a collection at a reasonable price.
The most recent version of the Invicta 8926OB has the Seiko NH35A 24 jewel movement...which is hacking and hand-winding. This is the "good" movement if you will. Older version of the 8926 had the Seiko NH25A movement, which is not hacking or hand-winding.
Lots of brands do it. Orient Submariner homages are revered in this sub, but Invictas are somehow a knock off. I can't tell the difference between them.
Save up for the real thing, and in the mean time if you are willing to bump your size up to 42mm you can get a Seiko SKX007.
If you still want a sub look a like after reading that, I believe the Invicta is what you're looking for
Invicta 8926ob. Not bad for what the price is. I've had to have it cleaned and adjusted twice in the two years I've owned it. I wish I had saved and just gotten the Steinhart Ocean One Vintage to be honest. drool
The Invicta pro diver is $58 on Amazon at the moment. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JQFX1G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SaERCbH0RJZ22
Look into the Seiko Alpinist. It has a rotating bezel with the cardinal directions under the crystal.
It depends on the type of watch you'd like to get him. Seiko makes watches similar to the Tudor North Flag (which seems to have a Rolex Explorer I vibe going). Maybe an Alpinist, which is popular on here nowadays? The Longines Conquest could also stand in nicely, and it's sub-$1k on the grey market.
Bronze may be a good substitute for gold, and he seems to like tool/dive watches, in which case Halios is an option (the Tropik B also works with his wrist size). No display back though.
In the "quality $1k" category I also always think of Stowa. They make a beautiful marine watch with white dial, workhorse ETA movement, and display back for under $1k after converting to USD and dropping VAT.
I don't know anything about that brand, or that watch, but it did make me think of the [$115 Seiko SNKM97] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNKM97-Analog-Automatic-Stainless/dp/B00M0YKOWI) which also has a green dial ([Google Image Search images] (https://www.google.com/search?q=SNKM97&amp;safe=off&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjvstPV1crUAhUBFGMKHcOEBXUQ_AUIDCgD&amp;biw=1805&amp;bih=1344) are better than the Amazon photo).
You could also look at two other Seiko's with green dials: [the $415 Seiko Alpinist] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SARB017-Mechanical-Alpinist-Automatic/dp/B000KG93BQ) or [the $60 SNK805] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B000LTAY1U).
All of these Seiko's are well regarded, quality products (I own a SNK805). They're mechanical watches, not quartz. The first one, the Seiko "Recraft" SNKM97 is (I think) the only one with a "sunray" radiant dial.
The Seiko Alpinist is a beautiful watch with a green dial.
I am looking for 2 new straps for my alpinist and a hamilton khaki field:
And the straps of interest are:
Not sure what will match well with what....
I would like the 2 straps interchange and match the alpinist with the hamilton. Thank you for your opinions.
With only what you put. This seems to have the Egyptian vibe to it and gold. And it's a great quality watch
It's one of those watches that looks amazing in real life, pictures won't do justice.
Not too long ago I was in a similar predicament. It came down to the Seiko 5, this Citizen Eco-Drive, and some Timex watch. I eventually went with the Citizen, because I love simple faces, and am quite glad I did. Not sure if that's the style you're looking for, but it's very slick looking in person. I'm not a big fan of the strap, but I'll replace it eventually.
If it's within your price range, I'd recommend a Citizen Eco-Drive, such as this one (I know it's a bit small, but I'm using it as an example): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Citizen-Eco-Drive-Black-Leather-BM8240-03E/dp/B000EQS1D8/ref=pd_sbs_241_3?ie=UTF8&amp;dpID=41AVSJXFY4L&amp;dpSrc=sims&amp;preST=_AC_UL160_SR84%2C160_&amp;refRID=YP6NYRZQ38WKB6N4TWFG
The reason I suggest this is that it will allow you to avoid having to worry about changing batteries every couple of years, which will save you some headaches.
EDIT: Been informed that it actually is an Eco-drive...sorry, missed that in the listing. Please disregard.
Hey guys, I recently bought a citizen BM8240-03E from amazon (still waiting for it to arrive !!), and i was thinking about buying a brown strap for it as most reviews hate the native strap. Any recommendations guys ?
Ps: bonus points if the strap is from amazon !
This is the Watch - https://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BM8240-03E-Eco-Drive-Stainless-Leather/dp/B000EQS1D8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1486833343&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=citizen+mens+leather+watch+eco+drive
It's a Citizen Eco-Drive BM8240-03E that was originally my dad's but he doesn't wear it anymore. Affordable but I really like the look for a minimalist dress watch. It's now sitting on an aftermarket black leather deployant clasp (as the original leather band had broken down after years of use by my dad).
This is the watch on Amazon
highly rated on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BM8240-03E-Eco-Drive-Stainless-Leather/dp/B000EQS1D8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1421814760&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Citizen+Black+Dial+Mens+Watch+BM8240-03E
On the high side of your budget, and rubber strap, I really like the look of this Citizen Eco Drive.
Here is a lower priced Citizen but it has a leather band.
I know they're not exactly like the Skagen but maybe similar enough.
Some basic characteristics of the most everyday watch you can get: no flashiness, silver-colored metal only if there's any metal, simplicity in design, lightweight, and any kind of band except black leather.
Some of MFA's most often mentioned basics: The Timex Weekender, the Timex Easy Reader, and Citizen Eco Drive(you would probably want to replace the black watch band with a brown leather one).
You're not limited to these, however. Some personal favorites are the Orient Sky, the Orient Union, Skagen, and Seiko.
Don't take my examples as a firm limitation, however, there's literally hundreds of good watches out there.
I'm deciding between 2 Citizen Eco-Drive watches. This stainless steel one with a black leather strap and this gold one with a brown leather strap.
I'm looking for a watch that I can wear both to work and for casual outings. I really like the color of the gold one but I think it may be too flashy for me. What do guys think?
I'm guessing you don't mind nor necessarily know whether or not he would prefer a quartz or mechanical?
In any case, Citizen and Seiko are always a good bet for quality. I know most of the Citizen watches can look sportier but there are some quartz that are still classy looking such as this eco drive (meaning he doesn't have to get the battery changed).
If you are willing to go a little bit above 200$, here's a quartz Tissot white dial with a gold bezel and brown leather you asked for in the other comment. It's over your budget but Tissot is a good brand and is definitely going to be better built and have a better movement than a Daniel Wellington.
I'll do my best to describe my tastes, but please do tell me if my choices in watches are bad (I may have poor taste):
I like simple, easy-to-read watches (not too many complications) with clean designs.
Not a fan of nylon or straps, with slight preference of leather over metal straps.
Besides The Citizen and Skagen, other watches I think are pretty neat are:
Examples of watches that I'm not quite a fan of are:
If you're going for a 1940s look, I'd recommend a leather or canvas band, which are harder to find in Wal-Mart, Target, etc. If you go to a jewelry store, you'll pay ridiculous prices. If you're open to buying online, here are a few quick recommendations from Amazon:
Citizen Men's BM8240-03E
Citizen Men's BM8180-03E
I'm not sure how important that it looks like it's from the 1940s. IMO, any of these watches should look fine from the audience. You might want to ask /r/watches for recommendations!
I love my Eco-drive. If you don't have a preference as to the movement, the Eco-drive is pretty great and low maintenance: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Citizen-Eco-Drive-Black-Leather-BM8240-03E/dp/B000EQS1D8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1369674026&amp;sr=8-7&amp;keywords=citizen+eco+drive+mens+watches
if you prefer a bracelet over leather straps, seiko always delivers. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_36_1?rh=n%3A377110011%2Ck%3Aseiko%2Cp_36%3A386701011&amp;bbn=377110011&amp;keywords=seiko&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1369674617&amp;rnid=386698011
Personally i'd pick the eco-drive, because if you are going to go quartz, might as well have one where you will never need to replace the battery.
I also have small wrists and avoided watches. GF's parent's got me this watch for xmas and I really like it. I have to tighten it down to the last notch but it fits great. Doesn't need batteries either!
I'll let others answer about the Omega.
From where I'm sitting, though, if he doesn't really care about watches that much, then keeping the right time will likely be more important than having an Omega on his wrist. To that end, I'd get something like a Citizen Eco-drive -- it's solar-powered quartz, so you'll never need to replace the battery (since there is no battery). They come in a few classy styles (here and here for example).
It was down to ~$68 after tax.
Would any of these fit?
Thank you for the detailed post on buying guide , $0 to $250. I have hardly used any watches before. Based on the guide I have decided to buy a Quartz watch. My budget is $100. Help me decide a watch from the list below. Thanks.
List: 1) Men's BM8240-03E Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch with Leather Band
2) Intelligent Quartz Fly-Back Chronograph Watch
3) Seiko Men's SNDC31 Classic Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch with Brown Leather Band
4) Men's BM8180-03E Eco-Drive Analog Japanese Quartz Green Watch
5) Weekender 40mm Case Slip-Thru Strap Watch
6) Seiko Men's SNDC89P2 Leather Synthetic Analog with Black Dial Watch
I'm looking to buy a watch that I can use everyday -formal,casual setting with minimal maintenance. I haven't used a watch in years so there may be times when I won't use a watch. Based on the buying guide, I feel a Quartz watch may be better suited for me than an Automatic. I can't really finalize a watch from the list. Your advice/recommendations will help!
I actually use this as a casual watch. Be aware though it's pretty small.
ive got girly wrists. I rock a $15 black casio and a nicer Raymond Weil (don't know the model), but they're both smaller faced, and not bulky at all.
My Raymond Weil is similar to this one, but less flashy.
have you looked at casio watches yet? cheap but it looks classy
P.S I have small wrists as well.
Fossil has done me well for the most part, and timex. I have yet to venture into the more expensive watches.
If you want a really cheap watch that works pretty damn well with everything, check this casio out. I bought it recently and have been wearing it a lot. You don't have to worry about scratching, forgetting, or misplacing it since another one is always 2 days and 10 bucks away.
Go on amazon and find a stainless steel chain like this one. Then get some jeweler's wire at your local arts and crafts store to loop charms or whatever you want through the gaps in the links. (Stay away from crosses or Stars of David to avoid the walking cliche who's mother dresses him)
Three pack of these will give you some color options to play with.
Maybe throw a bead bracelet to get a stack going.
Then blast them with the classic Casio watch to seal the deal.
I got this watch from amazon like two years ago. It's my everyday watch and goes with most things.
Cheapest Watch Showdown?
Anyone have any preferences? Are these just going to go dead in a few weeks or are they priced so low because they have minimalistic tendencies?
How about a Casio resin watch like the MQ24-1E
Noice I Just brought me one of these bad boy for christmas
I don't have prime so it feels like forever every time I order something
I really like this Casio Black Resin watch however I already lost about 5 of them. I am wondering if there is anyway to prevent the watch from falling off of my wrist.
It's this one.
Casio's been making minimal watches right, in my opinion, for a while now.
I recommend you strap up with this baby https://smile.amazon.com/Casio-MQ24-1E-Black-Resin-Watch/dp/B000GAWSHM/
Or if you really want to ball out, Timex weekender is a classic https://smile.amazon.com/Timex-Unisex-T2P142-Weekender-Slip-Thru/dp/B00B2I167K/
If you like it, get it. I've owned this one for about three years now and it's still going strong. It's durable and doesn't feel "cheap".
The MQ-24 is actually fairly well regarded over on /r/watches. Check out some of the comments on it here. The strap is removable if you want to replace it, but personally I don't think a leather strap would fit with its aesthetic.
I got this similar casio. I really wanted one that was convenient and didn't stick out too much.
how bout this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GAWSHM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Found it, comes in a few different styles.
If you want to buy oneline then you can check amazon.ca website. Check the link!
I really like the look of this Timex classic (Amazon India lists it as model no. TW2P484006S), as well as this similar Casio.
However, they're both rather small at 34mm and 32mm respectively, and I prefer a larger size (about 40mm and above). Do you know of a similar but larger minimalist digital watch by any brand that I could check out?
I'm not particular about its features, though things like a backlight, multiple time zones and 50/100m water resistance for swimming would be nice.
Thanks a lot!
Even comes in Steel for an extra dollar
My daily-drivers held in a handcrafted leather valet tray:
Watch: Casio A158WA
Wallet: HUSKK front pocket slim wallet
Keys: NiteIze S-Biner & Swiss+Tech Utilikey
Brush: Conair hand brush
I love these too. The Casio F-91W is the classic (and has some interesting history. From what I've seen, though, you should absolutely not buy it at an Urban Outfitters or American Apparel. They will charge you well over twice what it costs on Amazon. (It should be <$10.)
Perhaps more in line with OP's style, though, might be a A158W-1 or a A168W-1 (or one of the 'related items'). Those bracelets class it up a bit.
What I wear most of all though is a Seiko a bit like this, which was a gift from my Grandfather. So 'vintage' digitals like that might be something to look at, although they will be a little more expensive.
There's also /r/watches.
I'm pretty sure it's this one.
I think it'd be cool to do it to one of these.
They are the model number of the computer inside a certain watch model. It determines all the functions and screen layout. In a way it is equivalent to the movement: vastly different watches can use the same movement, so they have the same performance and functionality even if they are not that similar on the outside.
Edit: consider for example the F91w against the a158w
Either this Cluse or my "Nintendo watch" the [Casio] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GAYQJ0/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1494113032&amp;sr=8-4&amp;pi=AC_UL420_SR280,420_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=silver+casio+watch+women#) that everyone loves.
The way I see it you can either get this and pick up a new one for the price of some beer, or go with something like a Breitling B1 or one of their ana-digi pilot's watches. Or go whole hog and get an Omega X-33.
Casio Men's A158W-1 Stainless Steel Digital Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GAYQJ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_RoH5wbH2H56TE
I've worn this daily for over 2 years and it's great.
Red Bull got me interested in Casio watches. The Edifice line is really nice and not super expensive.
I decided to get the $10 Casio they've made forever instead though. Get you a nylon band and you're rockin out.
*damn it just found this one now I want to spend $200 http://www.amazon.com/Casio-ERA-300B-1AVDR-Mens-ERA-300B-1AV-Watch/dp/B00KQTZA7I/ref=pd_srecs_cs_241_2?ie=UTF8&amp;dpID=51kvztymtOL&amp;dpSrc=sims&amp;preST=_AC_UL250_SR170%2C250_&amp;refRID=05KGYMCPF5674156NQ24
Thanks, if you want the same model here is a link on amazon
Do you have a recommendation on style if you were going to add to my collection? I currently have the Timex Weekender, old school casio, and the Huawei Watch.
Which is better, the casio or the timex?
Give this watch a try: http://www.amazon.com/Casio-A158W-1-Stainless-Steel-Digital/dp/B000GAYQJ0
I wear the slightly larger A168W model. This watch is fashionable atm but the style has been around since the 80s and is pretty proven to look good with most anything. It even looks great with a suit.
Just get a nice metal band. I'm a cheapskate so I have this.
Shirt (heather grey)
I would say G shock if you wear more streetwear, Skagen for something kinda dressy, or a Casio like this if you're more hipster. All pretty decent and cheap.
Especially as there are fully steel (classic) watches, such as from Casio, that cost less than 50 euros for steel watch AND steel band together. :P And as we all know, Casio has awesome build quality, their watches are basically tanks in terms of sturdiness.
Edit: less than $20 even: http://www.amazon.com/Casio-A158W-1-Stainless-Steel-Digital/dp/B000GAYQJ0
I wear this: http://www.amazon.com/Casio-A158W-1-Classic-Digital-Bracelet/dp/B000GAYQJ0/
I love it because the button on the right switches between 12hr and 24hr time. Perfect for report and note writing. And it's cheap enough to be semi-disposable. Only complaint is the metal clasp comes undone at times. You might want to look into the black with a rubber strap that won't come undone.
I love to imagine he has one of these classics. "Here kid, I don't need this. I have my Casio."
I've spent my fair share of hours in an orgo lab. So here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GAWS7W/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1500102822&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=steel+casio+watch&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41vrVoaJIoL.
I tried to look up what resins are used to make the Casio watches, but to no avail (could be PU, MMA, anything really). I don't think folks know just how caustic organic solvents are in certain concentrations. You've probably anticipated that benzene will likely permanently discolour light plastics. If it were me, and I had benzene and DCM sloshing around, I would only trust rubber or steel, and I'd wear it over top my lab coat. And I wouldn't want to have to touch the watch AT ALL with my gloves on, so I would opt for a digital watch with seconds displayed at all times. Be mindful that the screen cover is plastic, and even acetone might do it in. Here's one with a mineral instead if you're so inclined: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GAYQJ0/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1500102822&amp;sr=8-3&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=steel+casio+watch&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41qe7mM6sRL&amp;ref=plSrch.
Careful with those materials my dude. Happy hunting
I just wear the standard silver Casio watch. Link
That one does as well, you just can't see it. Pretty sure it is this one.
Looks like this one:
Oh, you wanna get it?
Here you go! :)
I would like to mention that this watch goes on Amazon brand new for $79 right now.
I'm looking for a watch and have never bought one before. I came across this Invicta and was intrigued, but I'm not sure. I know they often mark them up like crazy so it has nothing to do with the "amount I'm saving", but I kind of like the look of the watch. Would it be better to go with something more classic, like the Invicta 8926OB or this Seiko? It would likely be an everyday watch, and I don't have big wrists if that makes any difference.
Maybe a Diver's watch with a fold-over clasp. They will stick on to you, won't shatter if you whack them against the side of the ambulance while moving the stretcher or what-have-you, and are designed to take abuse one way or another.
A Seiko Orange Monster,Timex Performance Dive, this Invicta, and Orient's offerings (you can subtract half with the ILoveOrient coupon code), could be what you want.
PS: Wouldn't you want a chronograph, given the time sensitive nature of what you do?
Why everybody, I am looking to buy a everyday watch for under $100. I’m really just looking for a watch that will go with everything and I can always wear. So far the ones I’m considering in no particular order
This is nice because it’s cheap, and I could swap straps. However a lot of people complained of how loud it ticks, and it’s not water resistant
Timex Weekender Chronograph
This was my initial choice, but I have since second guessed myself and now am leaning elsewhere. I feel like the case is too thick, and it’s not too water resistant.
Invicta Pro Diver
I’m iffy on the metal band. I do enjoy the actual look of this, just not sure if it’s too classy.
Seiko 5 Automatic
This is the watch that’s in first right now. I would definitely purchase a leather strap for it off top, but some people reported it didn’t keep time well.
That’s my list. Overall, I’m just really looking for advice. I’m not very watch savvy, and would appreciate help by some of you pros. Let me know why these watches are good or bad, and offer some insight. I appreciate it!
Get a cheap gen from Amazon or similar.
This looks good for the price https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0159W1X68?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
And this gets great reviews in watch forums as people also mod them, and around $90 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JQFX1G
I don't think you'll regret a 50$ price bump, this is as cheap as one could ever possibly get an automatic, which this sub, and most any watch enthusist is going to have a bias for.
That's the silver I have. Not selling though.
I can't speak for it's quality because I don't own it, but I like the look of this. It's an homage to the Rolex Submariner.
Its this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JQFX1G/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M3T1_ST1_dp_1
The straps are:Cavallino - 20mm and Black Calf 20mm. The cavallino is specially thick and orange. I should stop buying "Tan" stuff because I like them more in pictures than in real life.
Thanks a lot! Might be a weird question, but you never looked into getting any Invicta did you? been looking at getting myself a nice divers watch and I'm torn between the one you posted and this. https://www.amazon.ca/Invicta-8926C-Collection-Coin-Edge-Automatic/dp/B000JQFX1G/ref=sr_1_1?s=watch&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1478215700&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Invicta+8926OB
Invicta 8926OB [black dial]/ 8928OB [blue dial].
I have them both...along with about 40 other watches lol. They have the Seiko NH35a self winding movement in there. Solid daily watches sub $100USD in my opinion.
Also might be worth checking out Skagen if you are a fan of minimalist, light weight watches. I have one in my collection and love it.
Feel free to dm me if you have any questions!
So like.... which one fits best for this watch? I'm too lazy to do the math... and research.
Diver- Casio MDV or Invicta Pro Diver
Dress- Orient Symphony
Field- Seiko SNK809 or Bulova 96B230
Digital/Ana-Digital- G-Shock or F91W
So far ive narrowed it down to this https://www.amazon.com/Invicta-Collection-Stainless-Coin-Edge-Automatic/dp/B000JQFX1G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1410257906&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=invicta+8926o this http://www.timex.com/easy-reader-40th-anniversary-special-edition/TW2R36000.html and a seiko 5, though i havent chosen on a design yet. any opinions? forgot to mention this will mostly be worn in casual clothes to school, although i would like to be able to wear it with semi formal clothing too, in case the time comes.
Don't know exactly what you are looking for in terms of style but here are a few links with different style and different price points:) Hope it helps.
I would also recommend an Invicta Pro Diver for this price range: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000JQFX1G/
I feel it's the right price range and will last you a while.
Add this to my newly started watch collection: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000JQFX1G/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1482622704&amp;sr=8-3&amp;pi=SY200_QL40&amp;keywords=automatic+watch&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51MDCKXu97L&amp;ref=plSrch
Have you considered Amazon? The price is comparable.
[Amazon](Seiko Men's SARB017 Mechanical Alpinist Analog Automatic Self Wind Brown Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KG93BQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_SaALxbC10DHGJ)
Well, in case you're concerned with looks as well as durability. These aren't G-Shock tough but solid pieces that should last a long time.... One of Hamilton's Khaki field watches or the Seiko SARB017 Alpinist might appeal to you.
If you like the general look of the field watches, there are other brands that offer more in the durability department in your price range. There are also other 'Alpinist' style watches but there's more variation.
This is the watch. I think it's really great. It has 200m water resistance, sapphire crystal, it's an automatic with handwinding, screw down crown, and an inner compass bezel. It also has a sunburst dial, so it changes color slightly when you move it around in the light.
Maybe something with a compass? Seiko Alpinist?
Nomination for The Alpinist for the $201-$500 bracket. Very unique look, and overall has great function.
I'm a big fan of the Seiko Alpinist. It's beautiful and has a little more depth than a lot of the more typical styles out there.
So i'm really wanting to treat myself because I just graduated from an unpaid internship to a job and I realized the best way to do that is to buy myself a watch :)
So i'm really interested in the Tissot more than the Alpinist, but I used to be infactuated with the Alpinist a few months ago. However I just discovered this one and I absolutely love the Seastar. I can't tell if im just hyped about it, but really what was going with the Seiko was the fact that it's discontinued and it's a good "investment", or at least will keep some type of value. The Tissot is a swiss brand that has lots of class, and seikos seem to be a little too popular, but obviously for good reason.
Any thoughts on this hard decision??
Tissot : https://www.amazon.com/Tissot-Seastar-Automatic-Chronometer-T120-407-11-041-00/dp/B07D2B9DRV/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1538185145&sr=8-2&keywords=tissot+seastar
Seiko : https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Japanese-Automatic-Stainless-Leather/dp/B000KG93BQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538185257&sr=8-1&keywords=Sarb017
(really don't like the seikos band, makes it a lot more casual than id like it to be)
its about $400 on Amazon
You could always go for a Chronograph, although it doesn't have the rotating bezel.
You didn't mention if it had to be a machanical watch? If you're OK with some electronics I'd go for one of Citizens Eco-Drive watches, like the Brycen (https://www.citizenwatch.com/us/en/mens-brycen/CA0648-09L.html?cgid=mens-ecodrive#prefn1=featureFilter&prefv1=Chronograph&start=8) or a divers with rotating bezel like the BN0150-28E (https://www.citizenwatch.com/us/en/mens-promaster-diver/BN0150-28E.html?cgid=mens-ecodrive#prefn1=featureFilter&prefv1=Dive+%2F+Scuba&start=5).
Eco-drive is powered by the sun, so no batterychanges ever.
If you prefer a purely mechanical watch I suggest the Alpinist. It doesn't have the rotating bezel like a diver (although I has a compass) you get an incredible amount of watch for your money: https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Japanese-Automatic-Stainless-Leather/dp/B000KG93BQ
Seiko has a similar technology to Eco-Drive called solar.
Thanks for the response! I saw Seiya, that's where I saw how nice the Alpinist looks with the metal band!
I found this one on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SARB017-Mechanical-Alpinist-Automatic/dp/B000KG93BQ
It seems to be legitimate, but I am still cautious. I believe I would have some protection from Amazon if it were a counterfeit, but I am also not sure how I would be able to tell if it was a legit watch or not!
I think that the BEST value at the entry level for watches is the Seiko SKX Diver and an aftermarket Super Oyster Bracelet.
It will cost closer to $300 all in, but you're getting a more durable, water resistant, and much cooler watch.
I like the Seiko Alpinist better on leather, but it will cost a little more and you will need to replace the leather straps pretty quickly if you are wearing it everyday.
I have a JLC Grande Date and a Breitling Navitimer on leather. They are some of the best leather straps available, but they still wear out fast. I know you say you want a leather strap, but I'd strongly recommend a steel bracelet like the one I linked if you want something nice that will last.
Hello everyone! Quick question- I am in the market for a new Seiko SARB017 Alpinist and found one on Amazon for $473.88. The used listings I have found on Chrono24 are often more than that. Should I be skeptical of the one on Amazon?
Bro it's 669 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Seiko-Japanese-Automatic-Stainless-Leather/dp/B000KG93BQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=alpinist&amp;qid=1570056454&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-3
Amazon for one
How much were they (MSRP) prior to the discontinuation? I found a new one here (gray market?):
That Certina is powered by an ETA 2824-2. Now, this is definitely the wrong forum to go against anything Seiko-related, so I'll simply say that the Seiko movement most comparable to the 2824-2 in terms of quality and reliability is the 6R15, which is found in some very popular models.
Looking to get the [Seiko] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SARB017-Mechanical-Alpinist-Automatic/dp/B000KG93BQ) Alpinist as my first >$60 watch, looks great in pictures and on display in the shops, but I'm worried that the green face would make it harder to coordinate with outfits. I feel like I'm overthinking it though, I can't actually imagine anything it would clash with that isn't ugly on its own anyway. What do you guys think?
Also, in addition to a brown leather strap, what color NATOs would work with it? And is it dressy enough to wear with a suit?
Not too knowledgeable on watches, do you mean this one?
Seiko Men's ' Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch, Color:Brown (Model: SARB017) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KG93BQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jtRdBbPSY90X2
It looks like it is from 2001 or 2011, so be careful as it will have additional wear. Granted there are stories of Seikos going decades without any service, but it is something to be aware of. I would pony up the extra money and get a new SKX with a bracelet. Here is an SKX009 for $180 with bracelet.
EDIT: And an SKX007 with a band for less than $170.
Seiko Pepsi, probably this one? https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX009K2-Divers-Automatic-Stainless/dp/B000OP1M6M
I need some help deciding on what watch to buy. This will be my first watch and I want a nice looking watch that will last for a long time. I have been looking at 4 watches.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BWQGXD1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Hugo Boss Talent 1513582
https://www.jomashop.com/seiko-watch-skx013k2.html Seiko SKX013K2
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OP1M6M/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AL76JXRI1B1S9&psc=1 Seiko SKX009K2
https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Divers-Black-Stainless-SKX007P8/dp/B07JNG16M5/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=seiko+007&qid=1562278031&s=gateway&sr=8-4 Seiko SKX007P8
Is there a difference between the SKX009 and 007? Is Seiko a good brand?
These watches are gonna cost me between 250$ and 350$ with shipping and taxes so if you have anything in that price range that would be better I would like to hear suggestions. Any advice for me?
Wearing the same one right now, it's my go-to for every day wear. Every once in a while I'll mix it up with a SKX009, especially if it's a more casual situation.
A Seiko SKX009 has the advantage of being a similar vibe, but not looking like an imitation like some people think the Alpha does.
this is the link to the watch from the seller i used.
World Order Inc.
they have great price, and the quality and speed were great.
edit, they doo have the SKX007
What's a good, masculine, automatic diver's watch for a TINY wrist?
It's a gift for my girlfriend. I like mens watches on ladies, but many can be too big or, in the alternate, look like they were made for women. I'm looking for something mid-size and good quality at a price range similar to the example below.
Something like this would be perfect but I'm afraid it'll be too big for my girlfriend's wrist:
I purchased mine on Amazon. The sellers can vary. You can follow this link.
At this point i'm just trying to establish a collection from nice watches that will last me a while. Right now I only have an Invicta Aviator Tritnite, but I am looking to expand to different ones. I found several watches that interest me from a simple aesthetic stand point, such as this bulova as well as this other Bulova 97B151 and this Seiko diver, but I am not sure if they are good watches to stem a collection off of.
Hell yea. Question tho. I ordered the one with the rubber strap, rather than the jubilee. I didn't wanna pay an extra 25$ for that bracelet. Should I have shelled out the extra cash for it? My plan was to throw it on a black or blue NATO. It's not too late to cancel and opt for the bracelet version (if it's worth it)
edit: I bought this one and not this one
A few I recognized, but may not be perfectly accurate:
Tudor Matte Bezel
I would reccomend an orient bambino for slightly more formal wear. Their ine of divers would also look god for daiy wear.
Seiko 200m Divers are also a great every day choice for a more casual watch. http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX009K2-Divers-Automatic-Watch/dp/B000OP1M6M/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1427746893&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=seiko+dive
If you don't like any of these, I reccommend looking around online. Wornandwound.com has a good database of watch reveiws, some of which fit your budget and you can always check /r/watches .
I got it from here!
The main reason why I chose this particular one was because they offered some good two- and one-day shipping options, if that's what you want. The other sellers, while it may be cheaper, takes weeks to ship to Canada.
So I'm not trying to be rude or anything, just genuinely curious. Is there any major difference between this watch and this one: amazon link
I'm not too sure what this watch goes for used, so I just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything. Thanks!
Here is a nice diver.
I've seen this Bulova watch on here, but it's a great option:
There are also a few different options for colors: http://smile.amazon.com/Bulova-98H51-Leather-Dress-Watch/dp/B000WUKJ0O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1407857711&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=bulova+watch
I have the one with the bronze sheen and I love it. The strap is a little ehh, but that can swapped out if desired.
I've had this watch on my wishlist for a while now
Hi guys, I'm currently interested in purchasing a leather watch for casual wear and I'm stuck between these two:
My budget is preferably below $100, and I just want this type of style. As a college student, I plan to wear this almost daily/casually with most of my outfits (hipster/streetwear-ish(?), I don't know how to define it properly). I don't have any preferences in brands or needs besides this type of simple style on the watch face.
This is my first time on the sub and posting, so if anything is wrong or more information is needed please feel free to ask/criticize. Thank you!
Typically, chronographs fall outside the realm of dress watches. [This] (http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-98H51-Leather-Dress-Watch/dp/B000WUKJ0O/ref=sr_1_43?s=watches&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1396055933&amp;sr=1-43) might interest you.
I got this nice Bulova as a gift when I graduated high school three years ago. It's reasonably priced around $175 new, and it's a comfortable watch to wear everyday. I get lots of compliments about it and I even saw it featured in the recent edition of GQ magazine.
This is also an alternative.
Bulova also has a watch in similar style. I personally love this one, though I don't really know how much cheaper it is compared to the DW one.
I think this is it
If you like it, that's really all that counts. They look fine and there isn't really anything wrong with them. However their watches use a simple japanese quartz movement and you are basically paying an extra 100 some dollars for a fashion brand.
Some cheaper alternatives that might be higher in quality.
Also if you buy the G-10 straps elsewhere.. it will be a lot cheaper!
Edit Here's another Bulova that's closer to those DW watches.
I'm a huge Bulova fan so..
I would recommend perusing their different models.
I have this Bulova and ordered a 2-piece tan since the leather has a red hue that should pair well with the rose gold.
that first stuhrling hurts my eyes.
This Bulova is 7mm and this citizen is a tad bigger at 8mm but still thin and good quality.
If what your going for is a nice Brown watch. Id recommend a "cheap" quality watch maker. Here i think mfa would agree with a choice like this. http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-98H51-Strap-Calendar-Watch/dp/B000WUKJ0O/ref=sr_1_3?s=watches&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1348028564&amp;sr=1-3
For those wondering what the deleted comment was referring to, it pointed to a nice looking Bulova watch here: http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-98H51-Calendar-Strap-Watch/dp/B000WUKJ0O/
I've had my eye on this Bulova for a while
Akribos XXIV Saturnos
I personally would go for the Bulova because skeleton watches can be very difficult to read. Although the Akribos is an automatic, I have no experience with the quality(although the Amazon reviews don't look promising).
Is there an occasion in mind?
Normally I agree. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WUKJ0O/?tag=hyprod-20&amp;hvadid=15466381059&amp;hvpos=1o1&amp;hvexid=&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvrand=988609545413277249&amp;hvpone=&amp;hvptwo=&amp;hvqmt=&amp;ref=asc_df_B000WUKJ0O thats my current watch. So I was thinking this might be a good one when I feel like going with something more interesting.
This one looks pretty nice for a business watch. But I have no idea your age, where you intend to wear the watch, etc. If you're on a budget and want something easy, good looking, versatile, etc then get a timex weekender and add a leather strap.
Try this Bulova. $95 from Amazon, similar aesthetic.
Was thinking about this one.. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000WUKJ0O/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1458336650&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=SY200_QL40&amp;keywords=bulova+mens+98h51&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41Hpq7l6TxL&amp;ref=plSrch
If you can't get it fixed through Nintendo, this stuff works very well for getting the scratches out. I used it after I got a few small scratches playing The World Ends with You, and it seemed to get them right out. Now I have a screen protector on there.
PolyWatch is something worth trying. I was able to smooth over some scratches that I found on my Seiko with a mineral crystal.
edit: downvote? I wonder.
edit 2: I stand corrected. As ArkJasdain said, use Polywatch only on acrylic crystals.
Looks tough as nails on that strap. I love vintage military watches. If i were you i'd get some polywatch and clean up that crystal on the watch.
The scratches can be simply polished out using Polywatch.
A non running watch is going to be worth less. Did you do a battery change?
Which Citizen watch is it? If it has an acrylic crystal, then it seems Polywatch is the normally recommended product for removing scratches.
It's prime-eligible on Amazon.
And if you don't have Prime, shame on you. Go get it right now.
While replacing any part of the Oculus Rift CV1 HMD can be challenging, it's not rocket science. You can buy a replacement lens on Ebay for approximate $40. If the scuff is not deep you can use Polywatch
Polywatch Plastic Lens Scratch Remover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0014R9V9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uenMDb4F613D8
Of there are scratches just use polywatch
Polywatch Plastic Lens Scratch Remover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0014R9V9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uenMDb4F613D8
https://www.amazon.com/Polywatch-Plastic-Lens-Scratch-Remover/dp/B0014R9V9O the cure for scary plexy crystals
You might try something like a scratch remover.
There's a product called polywatch that's a miracle substance on acrylic/plexi crystals. Just apply a bit of that, rub it down with a microfiber cloth for a couple minutes, and good as new.
Also, nice choice. That's a hell of a first watch.
Scratch resistant plastic is still plastic. It will scratch or gouge if hit against a harder substance with moderate force. I have cracked and chipped crystal watch lenses by hitting them on a door which just goes to show that scratch resistant doesn't mean scratch proof.
If you are really interested in restoring your Pebble's face, just get some Polywatch or something. If the scratches are very very bad, get a Turtlewax Headlight Restoring Kit (only use the 8000 grit sanding pads).
Check out poly watch on Amazon. A lot of people have reported good results at fixing Pebble scratches.
You need some Polywatch, a few microfiber polishing cloth and a few minutes.
Wipe the crystal with a clean cloth to ensure that nothing remains that could scratch the crystal more. Apply a small drop of Polywatch to the crystal and polish with a clean cloth for two or three minutes with gentle pressure. Remove all residue with a clean cloth. Be happy.
I've used Polywatch plastic buffing cream before on my PSP, it worked, but it took a very long time. The Vita screen is likely harder than the PSP, so it's probably going to take even longer to buff. (1.5-2hrs)
You didn't give a price range but this Seiko SARB is widely considered to be the end all be all for under $500's
There are a few other styles with different colored dials, a quick google search will bring them all up. The bang for your buck and overall quality can't be matched very easily. I have it's JDM predecessor the SCVS and I wear it as often as I can.
If you want a high quality, classic looking watch, then you can't beat the Seiko SARB. Here's one in your price range
So what is the main difference between the GS and this one? Is the GS more accurate and durable? Seiko MECHANICAL SARB033 Mens Wrist Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AE9XRQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2GY3xb7BN5E0S
If you can stretch the budget a wee bit, the Seiko SARB0033 is a great choice.
Hello, r/watches! I'm entirely new to watches and was hoping for a couple suggestions for versatile dress-watches in the $300-$500 dollar range. Pardon me if my terminology is off.
I work as a programmer and I'd like to add a little bit of "gravitas" to my outfits. I tend to wear jeans/chinos and button downs, but sometimes I will go with jeans/tshirt combo. My shoes are either some nice sneakers or boots. Basically, I want a watch that I can wear anytime that says "Even though I'm a nerd, I have a little good taste."
I took a look at some of the popular watches on this subreddit and the one that really caught my eye was the Seiki sarb033. I love the clean, simple look and coloring of the dial and it seems like a watch you could wear with most any outfit.
I'm wondering if anyone here knows of any good watches that are similar in style and price to this watch.
TL;DR: Want a watch that will lend a bit of class to my simplistic outfits and will help me offset the "young programmer" vibe.
Sorry if this is vague or beating a dead horse!
EDIT: I don't know enough about watches (yet) to care about extra functionality or the difference in movement: I'm going mostly for aesthetic.
Would anyone know something along the line of this Seiko SARB033 but a little cheaper?
Yeah that's a good point... But yeah my budget is flexible so I'm really considering the last suggestion.
Thank you for the suggestions!
I've been looking at the SARBs for some time and it seems the SARG series is a new line on the same level. They've got identical automatic movements, sapphire, similar (high) quality of finish. Do I see the SARB033 is discounted? Ugh, that's a good deal.
Wait, isn't this 37mm wide? It looks perfectly normal sized here. Are the Amazon measurements wrong?
Yeah found the exact watch at a pretty nice discount on amazon
is amazon like really legit? these discounts are sick .__.
I would look at a Seiko SARB033. It's a bit more than your budget, but I think it's worth checking out.