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    Claude Bernard - Aquarider



    Still looking into my next watch purchase. Any thoughts on this one?


    http://www.amazon.com/10204-NIN-Aquarider-Chronograph-Tachymeter/dp/B006ZFFAO0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3MG5LHPGQEXE5 &coliid=I3NA1L1XRXOTR8


    Trying to come up with a substitute for this:


    http://hamiltonwatch.com/en/gents/kh...rono/H71716133


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    Anyone?

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      #3


      Are you getting the Claude Bernard cheaper somewhere else than Amazon? I've never heard of Claude Bernard. I found the Hamilton that you want, online, for $895 from JomaShop, new. The CB is priced at $550. I know that $350 isn't a paltry sum, but if you're already spending that much and there is a watch that you REALLY want vs one you'd settle for at a cheaper price, I would just wait and save up the rest. The Hamilton, also, will have better resell value if your tastes ever change.


      And I bet, if you're not in a hurry and you look, you could pick up the Hamilton used for close to the price of the CB.

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        Hi Frost. What kind of occasions would you picture yourself wearing this watch at? Both are sportier watches that could be worn to work and anywhere else but not necessarily to a black tie event. The Claude Bernard is a diver watch while the Hamilton Khaki is styled after a pilot watch. They're but military inspired but different in that aspect.


        What do you mean by "trying to come up with a substitute for" the Hamilton Khaki? Do you mean you want something like it but not the Hamilton, or that you want something to replace the Khaki which you already own? Are there any specific functions you're looking for or do you want something that looks similar to the Aquarider? Also, is there something specific about the Hamilton that you don't like?


        I think you're moving in the right direction if your goal is to have a quartz chronograph which will only need a battery replacement instead of a potentially expensive maintenance/regulation cost which might be required for an automatic chronograph. That said, there are a lot of non-chronograph automatic options out there if you don't find you would necessarily need a chronograph's functions or look.


        For that price range, you have a couple of choices. In fact, I found this Dappered roundup from 2011 - http://dappered.com/2011/02/the-best-looking-affordable-automatic-watches.


        There is also some discussion here: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/best-under-$500-auto-mechanical-chronograph-472023.html.

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          #5


          Gents, thank you both for your feedback. I plan on using this in a versatile sense at work and on weekends. Aesthetically, I like the Hamilton better given a choice between the two. When I mentioned substitution, I was wondering if anyone knew of anything comparable as I do not currently own one. The main criteria when I started looking was silver band, black face, sharp looking. I'm not in any rush, and completely open to suggestions. Again, your responses are greatly appreciated..

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