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

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chatbox wrote:That Observer looks really nice...where can I buy it (retail, in person)? The price of them are so much cheaper than in the UK.
The cheapest place that sells the rubber band version (with light coloured dial) is LeBaron.ca ($340 I believe). Mec.ca has it for $400. The average selling price in the US is $300 USD so Lebaron's price can't be beat.

http://www.lebaron.ca/english/thestores.htm (they don't seem to have it in stock much so call them if you're interested)
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anyone go look at any of the casio pathfinder protrek series? im looking at the PRG60T and the PRG70T.. whats are ur opinions..?? which one looks better? please tell me which one u think looks better.. thanks!
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Torley Wong wrote:I like Timex. Just about any one of 'em. Takes a licking and keeps on licking. I mean, ticking.
You swipped my line! But absolutely, a twenty dollar timex does exactly the same job as a $20k Rollex. What kind of an idiot would then pay $20k for a Rollex? Maybe $20 for a copywatch :cheesygri
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hagbard wrote:What kind of an idiot would then pay $20k for a Rollex? Maybe $20 for a copywatch :cheesygri
One that can afford it. Watches, in the right environment, offer insight to the person and is part of the "business" community. I personally prefer my Omega but the simplicity of a Movado is nice but a bit too nouveau. Tag is like Tommy, too wannabe. Classic watches are always worth it if you can afford them.
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superdave wrote:One that can afford it. Watches, in the right environment, offer insight to the person and is part of the "business" community.
You took the words right out of some marketing drone's mouth. There are a few truly beautiful watches that justify themselves at any price. However, the majority of purchases of expensive watches are pointless, wasteful, and offer the following insight: "My owner is a tool."
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I have a Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust that basically sits in the box. For everyday wear, I like my Timex Ironman.
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i like my Timex ReefGear
its got pretty large number displays for a quick look at time
its dark green and got a rotating ring for turn dial


now i kinda want this watch
http://www.timex.com/bin/detail.tmx?item=048148563810

these combo watches looks great to me
looks like something i can wear daily and on special occasions as well
http://www.timex.com/bin/detail.tmx?item=048148563711#
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This is my best (yet to own) ....
[IMG]http://store1.yimg.com/I/jomashop_1808_13786503[/IMG]

There are many version of this (in black), still debating which one is the best but i like all of 'em

In more down to earth, the diesel one (already posted) and similar version of Guess is good. Little more economical choice, fossil leather.

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The bad thing about the combo watches is having to replace the battery every 1 or 2 years. My LCD Ironman is on the same original battery for 6 years and still going.
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deep wrote:You took the words right out of some marketing drone's mouth. There are a few truly beautiful watches that justify themselves at any price. However, the majority of purchases of expensive watches are pointless, wasteful, and offer the following insight: "My owner is a tool."
Please...this thread is for watch lovers....if you think that a $50 watch is all one needs...then that is your perogative.

Expensive watches are a luxury item......the definition of the word luxury is "Something inessential but conducive to pleasure and comfort. or Something expensive or hard to obtain". That doesn't mean the "owner is a tool" necessarily even if you don't agree with their sense of aesthetics or they can afford or are willing to spend a lot more than the average person.

One cheap watch brand that I find fascinating is Swatch. Because they are a powerhouse of a company, and their comglomerate owns some powerful watch brands. They also make some pretty nifty looking watches.

Here are some of my favorites.
Rolex GMT Master
[IMG]http://www.bernardwatch.com/image/RLX2572.JPG[/IMG]
TAG Carrera
[IMG]http://www.bernardwatch.com/image/TAGCV2113.JPG[/IMG]
Sinn 756
[IMG]http://www.sinn.de/sinn-uhren-2000/onli ... -titel.jpg[/IMG]
Panerai Submersible 44mm
[IMG]http://www.panerai.com/img/2/prodotti/1 ... o_foto.jpg[/IMG]
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have a swatch currently and I love it. Light and durable.

However I'm looking to spend a good $200-300 (per watch) on a pair of watches (for me and my gf). I've looked everywhere but couldn't really decide. Is there a watch forum I can go to?

I'm looking for something very light, not too flashy very conservative. Our main pet peeves are:

1. Titanium/Aluminum (light light light)
2. Must be a matching pair
3. Must have the date
4. The woman's watch must be very very small (gf has a small wrist)
5. Can't be over our budget by like $100 or more.
6. Preferably silver in colour, no gold.
7. And something attractive that my gf will like (she is picky :lol :)

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