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

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typer100 wrote:
Jul 7th, 2018 5:09 pm
There's a ton of mechanical watches under 500$. What exactly are you looking for? Size. Style..?
In the Seiko family... you can go for 50$ to 7000$
I've stopped at 700$.
I actually meant skeleton mechanical watches.
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SquirreI wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2018 10:23 am
Anyone know any good affordable mechanical watch brands? less than $500.
SEIKO.
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mr_raider wrote:
Jul 7th, 2018 5:55 pm
Sure you don't want to go higher?

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I’m always tempted to get a GS, but hearing the horror stories with servicing and at 4 year intervals is a turn off.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Jul 8th, 2018 12:18 pm
I’m always tempted to get a GS, but hearing the horror stories with servicing and at 4 year intervals is a turn off.
Really? I heard spring drive services were quite reasonable.
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mr_raider wrote:
Jul 8th, 2018 2:21 pm
Really? I heard spring drive services were quite reasonable.
Cost isn’t the issue. It’s the fact that the watch needs to be sent back to Japan and there have been instances where the watch comes back worse lol. Needless the say it seems like Seikos servicing is a hit and miss.
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Does anyone have any suggestions for an affordable watch winder for 2 time pieces?
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Kwando wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 8:43 am
Does anyone have any suggestions for an affordable watch winder for 2 time pieces?
Watch winder

I have a set of 4. Great value for the money, they are quiet, adjustable and most important (to me) small.
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mr_raider wrote:
Jul 7th, 2018 5:55 pm
Sure you don't want to go higher?

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Really nice. I like watches but not enough to spend that kind of money. I don't think I could afford one either. Not to challenge how people spend their money, but at some point only connoisseur could tell the difference between a 600$ Seiko and a GS. If I was making 10x more money, maybe I would go for a 6K watch.
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Been lusting over APRO 15300 blue dial. My (current) grail lol
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EP32k2 wrote:
Jul 8th, 2018 2:24 pm
Cost isn’t the issue. It’s the fact that the watch needs to be sent back to Japan and there have been instances where the watch comes back worse lol. Needless the say it seems like Seikos servicing is a hit and miss.
Going to Singapore this summer and was planning on doing some shopping at Grand Seiko. Maybe I'll look at other brands.
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mr_raider wrote:
Jul 10th, 2018 2:47 pm
Going to Singapore this summer and was planning on doing some shopping at Grand Seiko. Maybe I'll look at other brands.
Don’t get me wrong. GS is a great watch for the money. Just do your research on what to expect once it needs to be serviced.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Jul 10th, 2018 8:27 pm
Yup I’m sure it sold out in minutes. I like it.
I’m on the waiting list, but I’m sure it will be sold out quickly and well in advance for me haha

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