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    Value cushion case watch

    I'm infatuated with these designs, but I would prefer not to spend 500$+ on a watch at this time. Anyone have any value propositions?






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    Seiko came out with some retro throwbacks in the last year or two that have cushion cases -- I've put links to two of them (there are a few more similar designs as well). I have the green which I like for a change up to my daily wear sometimes, and I know others on threads have the blue and love it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNKN37-A.../dp/B00RZCX1H0

    http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNKM97-A...QZVYY6H03D7XRD

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    Timex has a cushion case reissue that you can find on eBay for $50-60 if you just want to get your feet wet. There's versions with blue accents and orange accents as well.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Timex-mod-T2...item56714c96c4

    Fossil has a nice homage to the Heuer and Longines you have pictured, both silver dial and panda dial. I have also seen plain black dial and blue dial versions, but they may be discontinued (check eBay or outlets).

    http://www.fossil.com/webapp/wcs/sto...85P&cm_vc=2091

    Also check the Seiko Recraft series, Autodromo Prototipo, and Seiko SNN series. Here's a good thread from WUS:

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/70s...s-1091241.html

    If you aren't averse to buying a vintage watch, serviced Seiko 6139 chronographs and Citizen bullheads are within your budget and are constantly on eBay.

    Edit: Bulova Accutron Snorkel is also well within your budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornsup84 View Post
    Seiko came out with some retro throwbacks in the last year or two that have cushion cases -- I've put links to two of them (there are a few more similar designs as well). I have the green which I like for a change up to my daily wear sometimes, and I know others on threads have the blue and love it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNKN37-A.../dp/B00RZCX1H0

    http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNKM97-A...QZVYY6H03D7XRD
    I do like the blue seiko, and the fossil in the post below. My watch collection currently consists of mostly citizen/orient, with a skagen hoist that I saw here and couldn't resist. How do these compare quality wise?

    Thanks for the tips!

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    Can't speak for the Fossil (a brand I personally have always avoided dating back to high school), but the Seiko seems pretty solid and has a reasonably sturdy build. Obviously you're spending <$200 on a watch, so I wouldn't expect Rolex quality or anything, but I've never had any issues with it (or my Orient). Overall I'd say they're relatively similar quality.

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    The Fossil may possibly use a Seiko movement (some other Fossil chronographs do). I am slowly getting over my aversion to the Fossil brand since they've released some solid chronographs that are pretty clean and attractive (the above included). Not sure if I would buy one yet, but the 11 year warranty is nice; I've dropped my gifted Fossil automatic twice and have had it fixed under warranty both times.

    As for Seiko, you just can't go wrong. It's like buying a Honda or Acura. The movement in the recraft series has been produced for something like 2 decades and is very robust.
    Last edited by Rocco; July 13th, 2015 at 03:04 PM. Reason: fossil warranty

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    Fossil has come a long way and has some pretty respectable designs. Also an 11 year warranty. Tough to beat that. Still have to watch the sizes on them. They tend to get a little big soemtimes.

    Another budget cushion is the vostok 710 series.

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