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  • bremersm
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    Originally posted by shadesofjay View Post
    What does everyone think about this one? What would be a fair price?

    VINTAGE OMEGA GENEVE DATE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WATCH Ca.1968.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-OMEG...-/130814775253

    -Jay
    Very nice. I have vintage Omega on my radar for my next watch.

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  • shadesofjay
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    What does everyone think about this one? What would be a fair price?

    VINTAGE OMEGA GENEVE DATE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WATCH Ca.1968.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-OMEG...-/130814775253

    -Jay

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  • guiltybystander
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    Hi Redford, I don't really use a watch storage box (probably should, just haven't gotten around to it), but a lot of guys favor a felted box with varying amounts of individual compartments. You can probably find one that suits you (color, size, etc.) on Amazon or Overstock.com.


    For now, my brother gave me an old cigar box and I stash my watches inside. The wood of the box smells great, but doesn't provide a lot of protection.

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  • Redford
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    Do you guys have any recommendations for a watch storage box? I have like almost 10 watches now so I'd like some place to keep them safe and also keep me from having to hear them ticking in my room.

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  • guiltybystander
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    I thought I would update this thread. Enjoy!


    Pilot watches (some not chronograph)


    $60 - Quartz chronograph date complication: looks fantastic (http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=0#msg_6272692).

    $75. Quartz. Parnis, beautiful white dial. http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?50,446552,446552

    $75. 40MM Parnis Black Dial quartz watch Full chronograph P139K. http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?50,447584,447584

    $92 - Fantastic- one of my favorites of the bunch. http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?50,444113,444113. 42mm.

    $95. Zeno chronograph. 39-40mm.

    $97 - http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?50,445710,445710

    $97 - Blue dial, a little different. http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?50,444122,444122

    $150 - automatic, white dial - http://www.pmwf.com/Phorum/read.php?10,448931,448931

    $195 - Seiko quartz chronograph. White dial. http://forums.watchuseek.com/f30/fs-...p1-745996.html.

    $350 - Waltham. http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=0#msg_6278730

    $450 - Good movement for a very affordable price. http://forums.watchnet.com/index.php...o=571237&rid=0

    $250 Poljot black dial chronograph. http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=0#msg_6272723

    $275 - white dial manual wind, moonphase complication, Poljot with Cyrillic characters. http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=0#msg_6272734

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  • pratyk
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    @jake89


    Look at Orient (Mako) & Seiko for Black Dial/Metal Band watches.

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  • guiltybystander
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    I have a theory: I call my watches "watches". Men who need to justify their watch purchases to their wives or S.O. call them "timepieces."

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  • john_pepper
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    As if watch snobs weren't obnoxious enough already -- now we've got them using "timepieces"...

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  • bremersm
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    As a confessed watch snob I would like to share some sources where you can find great watches and low prices.


    New

    www.princetonwatches.com - great customer service and some of the best prices I have seen on new watches. If you must by new then this is a great place to start. They are an authorized Hamilton dealer so you will get all the paperwork as well as the Hamilton warranty.


    Used - Don't be scared of buying used. Two current watches in my collection are used and they were in excelletent condition. Buying used does require research and patience for the finding the right watch.


    Amazon.com - Many times they Amazon will list a few price. The main price is from the preferred vendor and then they will also if any of a particular model is available used. This is a great way to get a high end watch at a steep discount. Amazon will also protect you against fakes.


    Watchuseek.com - Bought my TAG from this site. I found the watch I wanted and stalked the seller. I reviewed his previous sales and his posts in the forums. I ended up getting a very well kept Series 1 Formula 1 for next to nothing.

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  • jake89
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    thanks for the response.

    Im looking for a dress watch.

    Im not a fan of the Brown on Brown look.how are their bands?

    They look like the KC bands.

    In terms of the sea-gul, looks nice, but not a fan of the orange.

    I'm actually looking for a black dial/black band stainless steel. I've seen it on a few folks.


    for the sake of sanity, I responded in the other thread in terms of other questions.

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  • guiltybystander
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    Hi jake89, what kind of watch are you looking for? Dress, sport?


    Brands to avoid:

    Invicta (high variance in reliability)

    Stuhrling (high variance in reliability)


    Suggestions:


    1) Dress watch - Bulova 96A108 Automatic. Brown dial.
    1. Men's automatic-mechanical strap watch brown dial

      Domed mineral crystal; even tail white luminous filled hands

      Stainless steel case and brown leather strap


      Screw back; exhibition mineral crystal case back; Oscillator

      Water-resistant to 99 feet (30 M)



    http://amzn.to/MulY69


    2) Same as above but with stainless steel bracelet and black dial .(http://amzn.to/T0Xe96).


    Large casual sport watch - Seagull M222s - $165. Orange hands, Mechanical handwound, sapphire sandwich (front and back), display caseback, decorated movement, small seconds complication. http://bit.ly/QMf0Kv

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  • jake89
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    how about under $200?

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  • guiltybystander
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    Thanks for posting Chetsteadman! I love my GSAR though I don't to wear it much since it's so big.


    Forgot to add Chrono24.com - thanks for mentioning it!

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  • chetsteadman
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    I'd like to throw my favorite sub-$1000 watches into the ring:


    Marathon G-SAR Automatic (ETA movement)

    <a HREF="http://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/marathon-gsar-automatic-watch-review.18869/">http://www.survivalmonkey.com/thread...-review.18869/

    The G-SAR is a really well-made diver that may a bit clunky for some. It's tough to wear to work due to its extremely high profile, but I think it's a really cool and relatively affordable alternative to say, the Submariner. It retails for $900 but I bought mine for $700 at Chronoworld.


    Orient Explorer Automatic (Japanese movement)

    </a><a HREF="http://dappered.com/2011/06/orient-watch-50-off-code-giveaway/">http://dappered.com/2011/06/orient-w...code-giveaway/

    This has been discussed ad nauseum on Dappered, but it's my go-to watch and can be had for well under $500 with a coupon. I usually pair mine with the Maratac James Bond strap.


    Also, Chrono24.com is a pretty popular marketplace for watches. It's mostly unauthorized, but trusted, resellers, but there are also many private sellers on the site.</a>

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  • guiltybystander
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    Just thought I'd post a few standout items for folks to look at. It looks like a Hamilton day today (and 1 Seagull). As always, please note I am not affiliated with any of these sellers. I post items which seem to offer good value for price offered. Please note that many of these watches are pre-owned and may not come with any warranty. Purchase at your own risk.


    That said, I have purchased the majority of my watches (Hamiltons and other watches) from forums. Thus, I feel confident in this form of shopping and list these for your consideration.


    $50-$499 PRICE RANGE


    Seagull M222s (hand-wound mechanical)

    Offered For Price: $200

    MSRP: $279

    Condition: Like new

    Specifications from Seagull USA website (since the poster was a little light on details)

    Movement: Sea-Gull hand-winding movement ST3600, 17 [jewels]

    Case: Stainless steel, 44mm without crown

    Band: Genuine black leather strap

    Dial: Black dial with orange hands and hour markers

    Crystal: Sapphire crystal (front and back)

    Water Resistance: 50M


    Link: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-seagull-orange-black-m222s-price-reduction-%24200-723588.html


    Comments: Little known by others outside of watch enthusiast circles but growing in popularity among folks who want an automatic watch with display back but don't want to break the bank, Seagull watches have gained a following in the last couple of years. Originating in China, Seagull watches have provided a level of value that sets them apart from their less reliable compatriots. A good entry level watch, if a bit large.


    Reviews here:

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/my-...2s-239039.html

    http://www.webwatchworld.com/sea-gull-m222s/


    Hamilton Khaki Pilot with Extra Strap

    Condition: "worn twice; like new"

    Offered for Price: $290

    MSRP: $595.00

    Amazon Price: ~$348.50

    Comments: A solid performer for those looking for a sportier watch. Day and date complication, comes with bracelet and strap. 42 MM- a little on the larger side, but not like the 45 mm Jazzmaster Maestro below.


    Link: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/hamilton-khaki-pilot-extra-strap-%24290-724234.html


    $500-$1000 PRICE RANGE


    Hamilton Jazzmaster Traveler GMT 2

    Offered For Price: $600

    MSRP: $1245

    Amazon: $920

    Condition: "Near mint"

    Link: http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...26#msg_6229810

    Comments: Another Hamilton, but this time with the GMT feature, allowing you to know the time in two time zones. Date complication.


    User review here: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/hamilton-jazzmaster-traveler-gmt-ii-200m-review-517232.html


    Hamilton 45mm Jazzmaster Maestro (automatic)

    Offered For Price: $799

    Condition: very good ("95%")

    MSRP: $1,645.00

    Amazon price: $1,103.10

    Comments: At 45 mm, this is a big watch that will not look good on someone with narrow wrists. If you can rock it, it has the day and date complication as well as full chronograph functionality.


    Link: http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6231612&rid=83926#msg_623161 2


    Background

    Hamilton was formerly based in Lancaster, PA and has a long history of American watchmaking. It is currently owned by the same company that owns Omega and Tissot. Read more about Hamilton here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_Watch_Company.

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