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[Timex] Timex Marlin Automatic Snoopy watch $299

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RadioDude wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 2:00 pm
https://www.timex.ca/marlin-40mm-automa ... Watch.html#
it says on the spec page that it's acrylic. even if it's "Mineral crystal" which is a fancy term for regular glass, it's still not good enough. Sapphire is the only way to go when it comes to watches over $200 imo or expect it to be scratched up in no time
OK. Some of the reviews said that it's Mineral crystal but I guess that's not accurate. I would agree that acrylic is a bit subpar in this price range.

Out of curiousity, what are some good value options for sapphire crystal watches? The Orient autos are all mineral glass?
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Decided against this watch, got an open box Orient Bambino 2 watch for $115 on Amazon.ca warehouse deals instead.
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HoboEater wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 10:07 am
I see these selling for $750 on ebay right now?

Kinda undecided... I don't feel like I'll wear this.
You only noted the $750 listing, but not the ones much cheaper at like $300-$400.

These are not specifically numbered limited edition, so I hope people aren't buying thinking they're going to be able to double their money and sell for $750.

They aren't flying off the shelves on .ca nor .com website.
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Acrylic face makes this a no go for me.
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rancid82 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 12:26 pm
...Even if Timex stripped away the Snoopy logo, I'd still pay the $300 they are asking for...
The non-Snoopy version has always been $299 regular price and widely available. :)
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ficklen wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 10:48 am
The reason is its a Marlin they go for 300, the fact that snoopy is on it makes the resell value higher due to it being a limited edition.
so are people wearing it or throwing it aside and waiting for the price to appreciate?
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starbuckscoffee wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 3:07 pm
so are people wearing it or throwing it aside and waiting for the price to appreciate?
It's nice looking, but the Orient Bambino 2 has the same mechanics AFAIK, better quality mineral glass face (vs acrylic on the Snoopy watch), and is half the cost or less.

Unless you care about the Snoopy or collector / resale element, there are better options for price / value ratio.
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RadioDude wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 2:00 pm
Sapphire is the only way to go when it comes to watches over $200 imo or expect it to be scratched up in no time
I guess all those Omega Speedmaster Pro owners are dummies then, right!? Winking Face
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Kurtz7834 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 2:03 pm
Out of curiousity, what are some good value options for sapphire crystal watches? The Orient autos are all mineral glass?
Orient Kamasu has a Sapphire Crystal, it's a bit more than a Ray or Mako but I like mine.
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najibs wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 3:12 pm
I guess all those Omega Speedmaster Pro owners are dummies then, right!? Winking Face
I'm sorry but did I say anything about people being dummies? Maybe you can read my statement once more. Under what circumstance is my statement false? the fact that glass and acrylic watch faces are more easily scratched?
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The problem too is that Timex is associated with cheap watches these days. I have some $30 to $40 Timex watches that I love, for the price paid... The Weekender line is great, for the money.

But having people think my $300 watch is a $30 watch is not cool. I want the opposite. Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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RadioDude wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 3:20 pm
I'm sorry but did I say anything about people being dummies? Maybe you can read my statement once more.
Well, you're saying the only way to go for watches over $200 is sapphire glass....It's all preference. Domed acrylic glass makes the dial look a lot nicer. There's always Polywatch to remove scratches anyways.
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najibs wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 3:21 pm
Well, you're saying the only way to go for watches over $200 is sapphire glass....It's all preference. Domed acrylic glass makes the dial look a lot nicer. There's always Polywatch to remove scratches anyways.
I don't think there will be a day where people will prefer a watch face that can easily be scratched not mattering if it can easily be polished off or not
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RadioDude wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 3:23 pm
I don't think there will be a day where people will prefer a watch face that can easily be scratched not mattering if it can easily be polished off or not
What Najibs is alluding to is that the original Omega Speedmaster Pro has a hesalite crystal, which is basically another name for acrylic. NASA preferred hesalite on the moonwatch because it would crack if damaged, instead of shattering into a million sharp pieces like sapphire.

A lot of Omega owners prefer the older hesalite crystals.

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