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Posted: 9/29/2002 7:15:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 7:26:18 PM EDT
My Timex Expedition has held up pretty well. $29.99
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 7:27:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 7:38:09 PM EDT
But you asked best watch value. [:)] My wife has a tag she loves. I bust watches at work a lot so cheaper is better for me.
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 7:40:35 PM EDT
I don't think you can do wrong with any watch from the Tag Heuer line. For the craftsmanship you get, any watch they make is a value. While a little bit more than $500, this is the next watch that I have my eye on. [img]http://ebay1.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_118d9b2f87a9a757f967eb98e437df11/i-1.JPG[/img] [b]KIRIUM F1[/b]
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 7:41:31 PM EDT
these are a great value [url]http://www.chase-durer.com[/url]
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 7:42:48 PM EDT
My wife's sister works for Fossil. Guess where we get our watches. [:D]
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 7:47:53 PM EDT
Timex Indiglo white face big numbers. Water proof,Day/date,quartz movement,Backlit face,twistoflex band. $24.95 Wally world. Buy another when the battery goes dead rather than screw with it. Last one lasted 3 years![:D]
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 8:14:49 PM EDT
Seiko's, period.........
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 8:16:33 PM EDT
another vote for the chase-durer I have the SF odel and its real nice
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 8:45:51 PM EDT
Both Sinn and Nomos watches offer superior movements and craftmanship for less than $500. Also in the running would be: Revue Thommen Tutima Bulova
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 9:00:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By deadeye47: Timex Indiglo white face big numbers. Water proof,Day/date,quartz movement,Backlit face,twistoflex band.[:D]
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I had one of these, and they are supposed to be waterproof. To make a long story short, it wasn't. I have a small collection of watches, and my next purchase will be a Seiko Kinetic. I love Tags, but they have more fashion than function. My Dad is notorious for destroying watches, but the Tag I got him 10 years ago is still going.
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 12:46:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Green_Furniture: Both Sinn and Nomos watches offer superior movements and craftmanship for less than $500. Also in the running would be: Revue Thommen Tutima Bulova
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I was gonna mention Sinn too. Barely over $500.00. Sinn 656, impervious to magnetic fields. [img]http://www.watchbuys.com/images/Sinn656Strap.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 12:48:46 AM EDT
This is a good value for the $$. [img]http://www.watchbuys.com/images/JLCMoonSteelBlack.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 12:53:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2002 12:57:00 AM EDT by AR15fan]
In my limited experiance I can recommend the Timex Iron Man, Casio G-Shock, and Seiko Kinetic. I recommend you avoid the Luminox & Swatch brands.
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 1:06:02 AM EDT
im hard on watches. For my graduation present, my father got me a solid titanium watch. St. Moritz. Ran about $200. Survived basic training intact. Still to this day, 3 years later, not a single scratch. [url]http://www.st-moritz.com/St.Moritz/enterwat.nsf/imageindex/705FF540F66564AE882566FD007ED360[/url]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 1:08:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2002 1:11:25 AM EDT by fixer]
hmmm, dunoo about "best", but for worst value for the money, i nominate my Movado. Titanium case and bracelet, saphire crystal, no numbers, needs a battery every year. curently its sitting in the safe, dead...needs to go in for service again! ohh, yeah... its twice what you are looking to spend. [img]http://www.marchellesales.com/graphics/movado/mov-16.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 4:53:48 AM EDT
I like my Citizen Navihawk. Have had it for years with no problems. use it Diving pretty regularly as well as other things. [img]http://www.princetonwatches.com/images/watches/JN0040-58L.jpg[/img] Aviator
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 4:58:11 AM EDT
No offense Aviator, but there is no way I could wear that watch. It's [b]way[/b] too busy. I'd get a damn headache just trying to figure out if it was lunchtime or not. [;)]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 5:09:53 AM EDT
Here is a review of the NaviHawk. It touches on the "busy" face aspect... [url]http://www.geocities.com/watch_crazy/navihawk/navihawk.htm[/url] Aviator
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 5:15:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: No offense Aviator, but there is no way I could wear that watch. It's [b]way[/b] too busy. I'd get a damn headache just trying to figure out if it was lunchtime or not. [;)]
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Here's a nice simple dial layout: [img]http://www.timeofswitzerland.com/images/large/Lang1_B_WgLd.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 5:16:43 AM EDT
Citizen Ecodrive Movado. [url]www.pricetonwatches.com[/url] great prices, great people. mjp
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 5:19:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2002 5:21:51 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
Originally Posted By Aviator: I like my Citizen Navihawk. Have had it for years with no problems. use it Diving pretty regularly as well as other things. Aviator
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[img]www.princetonwatches.com/images/watches/JN0040-58L.jpg[/img] Citizen got's some competition in the dizzy dept: [img]http://roachman.com/seikopilotchrono2.jpg[/img][img]http://roachman.com/SBDR001J.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.skywatches.com.sg/seiko_pilot_watch/SEH005P.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 5:20:23 AM EDT
I have had good luck with Seiko. Here is what is on my arm now. [img]http://www.wristwatch.com/watchimages/Seiko/SDWA89.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 5:35:32 AM EDT
I also have one of these. Most bright at night. Not sure what is in these things, but it is supposed to glow steady for years. Pretty tough watch. [img]http://www.luminox.com/catalog/cat/page4.jpg[/img] Aviator
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 5:45:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 5:54:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Aviator: I like my Citizen Navihawk. Have had it for years with no problems. use it Diving pretty regularly as well as other things. [url]http://www.princetonwatches.com/images/watches/JN0040-58L.jpg[/url] Aviator
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This was my vote as well. My brother and I each have onf of these watches-- for many years now. People always mistake them for Breitlings, but they cost way less...
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 5:55:35 AM EDT
This is my work watch except mine is all black. I work around high voltages so I needed something non-metal. It's nice and simple. [:)] [img]http://imagehost.auctionwatch.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/tungchoy/02Sep05TagSportTamYDO5.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 6:02:23 AM EDT
Brietling. More that $500, but great watches. Aviator, I think the Luminox watches use tritium, but I'm not sure.
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 6:25:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Chimborazo: Brietling. More that $500, but great watches. Aviator, I think the Luminox watches use tritium, but I'm not sure.
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That would be the most plausible source for that watch. Tritium won't fade away after a few hours or minutes like Luminova/Super Luminova will. Even though that Luminova stuff is environmentally friendly and may have one or two better attributes, me thinks tritium is the way to go. Just like the Luminox watch, I know my HK USP with tritium powered night sights is illuminated right now even though it resides in a darkened place. No jokes alright! How do I know that, easy. Just like how I know a falling tree in a forest makes a noise when no one is around to hear it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 9:02:32 AM EDT
Tritium is the only way to go! Now if I could only find someone to redial my 5512 to original I'd be all set........
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 9:47:43 AM EDT
Well I would have to agree with Green Furniture Sinn or Nomos are excellent choices for craftsmanship and durability. Forget the A.Lange and Sohne. It's a little more than 500$, try their entry level watches for around 10k. Forget the Chase-Durer their crap. I doubt you'll see many people wearing the Sinn or Nomos unless they are watch enthusiasts. For another 100-200$ you could find a used Omega Seamaster or GMT. Sorry, I'm a watch and gun snob. Gemologist[x] BLOAT
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 10:48:56 AM EDT
For what it is worth, watch out for the fake stuff on e-bay. I bought a tag about 8 years ago. a very good timepiece. Badredfish [devil]
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 11:17:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By badredfish: For what it is worth, watch out for the fake stuff on e-bay. Badredfish [devil]
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That cannot be emphasized enough. There are some really good fakes out there. Some companies (Tag, Brietling, etc.) specifically warn against this because they [b]only[/b] sell to their authorized dealers. Anyone who has an inventory of these watches (more than 4, NIB) is probably either selling fakes or is a fence. Just my .02.
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