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Hamilton watch

Hello folks
Recently, there was that thread in hot deals about a casio ~777 dollars. A lot of people recommended a Hamilton for that price range.
What do you guys think? Anything that's worth spending 1k on? I found this one that I like but never really looked into the brand
https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-watch-h38745501.html
Thx
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Dark wrote: Hello folks
Recently, there was that thread in hot deals about a casio ~777 dollars. A lot of people recommended a Hamilton for that price range.
What do you guys think? Anything that's worth spending 1k on? I found this one that I like but never really looked into the brand
https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-watch-h38745501.html
Thx
Hamilton or Tissot both under 1k with Swiss movements. Fantastic watches for the price
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Hamilton is a company that has some actual history (i.e. a brand that dates back many years), and has been consistent in churning out affordable watches with a classic appeal. You could do much worse than buying a Hamilton in this price range . They are part of the Swatch conglomerate so they get real ETA movements.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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That Hamilton is worth the money since you're getting a newer/improved ETA 2892 movement than 90% of the movements out there that's the ETA 2824.

Although it's not real gold but a surface coating so it's going to wear off if you're not careful with it and it's going to look like ass.
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I don't like gold toned watches as a general rule. I have a two toned real gold watch, and it never gets any wrist time as it feels too blingy and old fashioned. As as mentioned, if it's not real gold, it may not wear well. I like that style of watches more on a leather strap, makes it look more casual.


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RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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Awesome feedback.
The reason I chose the rose gold model is that it would replace a similar watch in my rotation. Now, you have me worried :)
How about this one? https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-intra ... 55781.html
Similar model but no rose gold.
I find it hard to drop this kind of cash without having seen it in real life.
Should I expect to be hit with duties with jomashop?
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Dark wrote: Awesome feedback.
The reason I chose the rose gold model is that it would replace a similar watch in my rotation. Now, you have me worried :)
How about this one? https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-intra ... 55781.html
Similar model but no rose gold.
I find it hard to drop this kind of cash without having seen it in real life.
Should I expect to be hit with duties with jomashop?
Joma will have duties. Their customer service is also crap from my experience
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peteyp61 wrote: Joma will have duties. Their customer service is also crap from my experience
Thx. Any other online vendor you would trust?
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Tissot is another brand on about the same level as Hamilton.
This one is similar in style for less than half the price of the Hamilton: https://www.jomashop.com/tissot-le-locl ... 23-93.html
Or this: https://www.jomashop.com/tissot-watch-t ... 05800.html
Lots to choose from
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Why don't you just buy it at your local Hamilton AD? I'm sure they're willing to work a deal with you, knowing the circumstances right now...
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mebiuspower wrote: Why don't you just buy it at your local Hamilton AD? I'm sure they're willing to work a deal with you, knowing the circumstances right now...
I honestly didn't think of it. I'm conditioned to think that online is always cheaper than retail in the watch world.
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Dark wrote: Hello folks
Recently, there was that thread in hot deals about a casio ~777 dollars. A lot of people recommended a Hamilton for that price range.
What do you guys think? Anything that's worth spending 1k on? I found this one that I like but never really looked into the brand
https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-watch-h38745501.html
Thx
Hamilton is an old American brand that is now owned by Swatch.
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Dark wrote: I honestly didn't think of it. I'm conditioned to think that online is always cheaper than retail in the watch world.
Times have changed. ADs are aware that people do shop online and I'm sure you can use that to negotiate a better deal rather than having to pay for duties/taxes by the courier by ordering from the US.
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Oris used to be really good value, price has gone up by so much. My first mechanical watch was the Oris Artelier complication back in 2006 when I graduated university. I bought it on boxing day for under $1000. Now it's selling for $2750. I bought my brother a Oris F1 as a groomsman gift when I got married in 2008 for just over $500!

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