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watch lovers....what's your favorite watch?

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Tag Heuer is the only way to go....if I could afford one. I have a good Guess watch looks more expensive then it is. Paid $220 for it, anybody know a good place for cheap authentic Tags? Don't want that knock off crap
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xbl_sucks wrote:
Aug 24th, 2009 3:19 pm
Tag Heuer is the only way to go....if I could afford one. I have a good Guess watch looks more expensive then it is. Paid $220 for it, anybody know a good place for cheap authentic Tags? Don't want that knock off crap
Tag is definitely a good entry point for "real" time pieces. Price is good and the brand is well known. A good "guys" piece.

Also give Ball Watch a gander. http://www.ballwatch.com/

Pricing is about the same range and Ball is also recognized world-wide. Esp with its self powered Tritum tubes (glows with gas for 25yrs without external light source). I have the Engineer Hydrocarbon Classic III. Its awesome.

Whatever you do, don't jump into Omega. Once bitten by the Omega bug, you won't be able to stop ! Got myself two Omega's already.
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43mm would usually be refering to the diameter of the bezel / case, the basic overall dimension without lugs, buttons & crown in the equation.

For example on my new baby a Lum-Tec Bull45 A5(see pics below), the 45mm is the diameter of the circular bezel, which is also the width of the case on this.

I have small wrist like you as well but I don't mind this big piece on mine, so I wouldn't worry too much about wrist size (see last pic - it looks awesome on Domo).

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Anonymouse wrote:
Aug 24th, 2009 5:16 pm
My wrist is 5.5 cm wide. When they talk about a 43mm watch, does that refer to the diameter of the dial, or the distance between the ends of the band receivers?
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I'm probably gonna get laughed at for this but I decided I'd take a chance and risk the $20 to order one of these little puppies:

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http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14042

As far as looks go it looks pretty awesome. I get lots of compliments on it and everyone is amazed when I tell them how much it was. So far two people I know ordered the same one (which is actually kind of annoying). It draws attention as well because you can see one part spinning away all the time and other people notice it, especially outdoors when it's sunny.

Only problem is it doesn't keep time very accurately.
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rfdrfd wrote:
Aug 24th, 2009 4:40 pm
Tag is definitely a good entry point for "real" time pieces. Price is good and the brand is well known. A good "guys" piece.

Also give Ball Watch a gander. http://www.ballwatch.com/

Pricing is about the same range and Ball is also recognized world-wide. Esp with its self powered Tritum tubes (glows with gas for 25yrs without external light source). I have the Engineer Hydrocarbon Classic III. Its awesome.

Whatever you do, don't jump into Omega. Once bitten by the Omega bug, you won't be able to stop ! Got myself two Omega's already.
thanks for that site... that is something i will consider in the future...
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ill be going to the caribbean/duty free shopping island and am interested in picking up a new watch. i am not exactly sure what i want but how do you guys usually check whether you're actually getting a deal or not? do you have to bargain to get a good deal or do the prices start at reasonable levels?

thanks!!1!
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Kieraw wrote:
Aug 26th, 2009 10:06 pm
ill be going to the caribbean/duty free shopping island and am interested in picking up a new watch. i am not exactly sure what i want but how do you guys usually check whether you're actually getting a deal or not? do you have to bargain to get a good deal or do the prices start at reasonable levels?

thanks!!1!
Know your retail prices. It all depends on the brand, too. In the US/Canada from authorized dealers I can easily get 25% off Omega or Breitling, and on some occasions as much as 40%. Rolex is tough to find discounted although some dealers here and there MAY discount 15% at best.

Not really sure about discounts on other brands.
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najibs wrote:
Aug 26th, 2009 10:10 pm
Know your retail prices. It all depends on the brand, too. In the US/Canada from authorized dealers I can easily get 25% off Omega or Breitling, and on some occasions as much as 40%. Rolex is tough to find discounted although some dealers here and there MAY discount 15% at best.

Not really sure about discounts on other brands.
thanks for the quick reply.

not sure what exactly i'll be getting but i would like an automatic, simple faced, mid-large sized watch. any suggestions anyone?

current watch is an old seiko kinetic
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mebiuspower wrote:
Aug 26th, 2009 9:28 pm
http://www.omegawatches.com/minisites/s ... isite.html

This alone makes me want to own an Omega Speedmaster.
Definitely full of history the Speedmaster. But, they did false claim it was the only watch worn on the moon:

http://www.chronomaddox.com/moonmovement.html

To this day, Omega claims both in print advertizement and as of lately on the backs of display back Speedmasters that the "moonwatch" is
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Regardless it did passed all NASA stress tests, Rolex, Brietling, Tag, etc all failed.
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If the same tests were done today, I would expect results would be different. Ie. the Rolex Deep Sea-dweller is amazing watch.

I also want to point out there that has other watches that has been to space besides Omega since.
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Regardless it did passed all NASA stress tests, Rolex, Brietling, Tag, etc all failed.
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Aug 26th, 2009 10:50 pm
Definitely full of history the Speedmaster. But, they did false claim it was the only watch worn on the moon:

http://www.chronomaddox.com/moonmovement.html

To this day, Omega claims both in print advertizement and as of lately on the backs of display back Speedmasters that the "moonwatch" is
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hdom wrote:
Aug 27th, 2009 9:39 am
If the same tests were done today, I would expect results would be different. Ie. the Rolex Deep Sea-dweller is amazing watch.
See, this is where you are wrong, as you do not know the history behind the Speedmaster. NASA wanted a watch that was manual wind, because they were unsure of how self-winding watches would respond to zero gravity. not only that, they needed a Chronograph. The DSSD is neither manual wind, nor a chronograph, so it would never be used. You just think the watch is cool that's why you said that :lol:

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