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blithen
January 31st, 2010, 01:02 PM
I couldn't find any good reviews on this particular watch I was looking to buy...(link here (http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Analog-Chronograph-Aviator-MTP4500D-1AV/dp/B00134OJYA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=watches&qid=1264909018&sr=1-2).) Anyone know if it's a good or decent watch, I'm looking for one with similar qualities, I could probably go up to 100$ if need be.

KegHead
January 31st, 2010, 02:29 PM
Hi!

It looks like a good daily wear quartz watch.

If you want to spend more look into Swiss made mechanical movements.

KegHead

blueshiftoverwatch
January 31st, 2010, 02:36 PM
I've never had a watch that's lasted me more than a year. I always go to take the battery out and when the rear metal thing that holds the guts in is removed for the first time it never goes back into place as good as it did the originally. So it ends up falling out all the time, the guts fall out with it, and the watch gets ruined. Although, I've never spent more than $25 on a watch either.

If I ever get another watch again it's either going to be motion or wind up powered.

blithen
January 31st, 2010, 02:42 PM
Hi!

It looks like a good daily wear quartz watch.

If you want to spend more look into Swiss made mechanical movements.

KegHead

Thanks a lot! Do you think you could link me to a site showcasing some of the Swiss products you're talking about I googled it, and it's not showing up with much.

blithen
January 31st, 2010, 02:49 PM
I've never had a watch that's lasted me more than a year. I always go to take the battery out and when the rear metal thing that holds the guts in is removed for the first time it never goes back into place as good as it did the originally. So it ends up falling out all the time, the guts fall out with it, and the watch gets ruined. Although, I've never spent more than $25 on a watch either.

If I ever get another watch again it's either going to be motion or wind up powered.

Watches are really one of those things that "You get what you pay for" at least in my experience, that's why I'm buying a slightly more expensive one and see what happens.

Kai69
January 31st, 2010, 04:20 PM
I uesd to get through a watch 1-2 years and now the only watch i use is Casio G Shock. I have 2 one ive had for 5 years and the other for 2 and they are still going not even a scratch on the glass..

JDShu
January 31st, 2010, 04:24 PM
I agree that a watch is something where you get what you paid for. However, these days my mobile phone has replaced my watch haha.

RabbitWho
January 31st, 2010, 05:37 PM
Watches are really one of those things that "You get what you pay for" at least in my experience, that's why I'm buying a slightly more expensive one and see what happens.

I find there are 4 categorys

1. Under 20 euro, it breaks, and if it doesn't break it slowly looses or gains a few seconds each day till after a month you're out by a minute or two. Very annoying.
2. 20 euro to 30 euro - digital, these watches are as good at keeping time as ones that cost 1000 euro and they are usually water proof and have lights and alarms in them
3. over 30 euro, the same thing, but with more features and maybe cooler looking.
4.

I've never bought anything in 3 or 4.

Like the person said, Casio are excellent, you might have to replace the strap after 5 years but i've never known them to stop working or loose time.

Kai69
January 31st, 2010, 06:05 PM
Ive dropped mine in a bucket of oil and a car drove over it not a scratch its still going best 55.00 ive ever spent .

KegHead
January 31st, 2010, 06:38 PM
Hi!

Stick with Swiss self winding or manual wound movements.

Check out Alan Furman.

They have a huge selection at great prices with no state sales tax!

KegHead

Kai69
January 31st, 2010, 06:44 PM
My watch 145517

PhilGil
January 31st, 2010, 07:33 PM
I happened to catch this on fatwallet.com (http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/986442/) this morning. It's too chunky for me, but seems like an good price for a basic, high-quality watch.

http://watch.1saleaday.com/

(http://pgilston.smugmug.com/Odds-and-Ends/Unclassified/7872204_s5FKV#777566214_VkVVV-A-LB)

ratcheer
January 31st, 2010, 08:05 PM
If you want a cheap watch that is accurate and durable, go with a Casio that is solar powered and sets itself to an atomic clock, every night. If you want cheaper and durable, just go with a low-cost Casio G-Shock. Other excellent brands are Seiko and Citizen.

Moving up to a mechanical Swiss watch drives the price up, considerably. However, my Rolex has lasted me almost 30 years of daily wear and it is still accurate. It cost me $975 in 1982 and is now worth several times that amount. But, decent lower priced Swiss watches can be found. Try to find an Orient. I have heard of these being sold in the $100 to $200 range. And collectors who love multi-thousand dollar Swiss watches seem to say they are pretty good.

The recognized Internet watch forum is Time Zone. http://www.timezone.com/

Tim

NCLI
January 31st, 2010, 08:40 PM
This is mine:
http://www.kay.com/images/products/2816/281628800_MV_LG.jpg (http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/English/detail.asp?Country=COA&Language=English&ModelNumber=JY0050-55L)
Solar-powered, radio-synchronised, two alarms and plenty of good features, not to mentions that it's titanium.
I find that good Quartz watches are better at keeping time than mechanical watches.

Kai69
January 31st, 2010, 08:57 PM
ratcheer (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=848769) what do you mean low cost Casio G Shock mine was 55.00 US $100.00 in the 90s I had a 250.00 TAG it was nice but only lasted a year and a half id rather have durabilty then looks anyday .Try and drop a normal watch in hot engine oil and see if its still ticking afterwards .
Citizen nice watch ...

NCLI
January 31st, 2010, 09:11 PM
ratcheer (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=848769) what do you mean low cost Casio G Shock mine was 55.00 US $100.00 in the 90s I had a 250.00 TAG it was nice but only lasted a year and a half id rather have durabilty then looks anyday .Try and drop a normal watch in hot engine oil and see if its still ticking afterwards .
Citizen nice watch ...

Indeed, I'm very much in love with it. Hasn't got a scratch on it yet, and totally waterproof down to at least 300 M, so it would survive your oil barrel easily :D

Kai69
January 31st, 2010, 09:25 PM
Yours is a nice anodized black it will look better once its got a few worn marks on it.
My favorite anodized colour is red I have a mag light in red 10years old nicely worn and a few scratches gives it character..

NCLI
January 31st, 2010, 09:30 PM
Actually, that's not the color mine has. Here it is:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JX-27-sTL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Kai69
January 31st, 2010, 09:41 PM
Damm black anodizing looks nice when worn , just my opinion im not into all the BLING and gold coloured watches look tacky.

standingwave
January 31st, 2010, 09:45 PM
I couldn't find any good reviews on this particular watch I was looking to buy...(link here (http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Analog-Chronograph-Aviator-MTP4500D-1AV/dp/B00134OJYA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=watches&qid=1264909018&sr=1-2).) Anyone know if it's a good or decent watch, I'm looking for one with similar qualities, I could probably go up to 100$ if need be.

Luminox:

http://www.wyattsjewelers.com/time_pieces/luminox8401.jpg
Tough (popular with the armed forces), good to 200 meters (and I have dived with it), glows in the dark (my arm might fall off in ten years) plus I find all sorts of uses besides diving for the timer.

chriswyatt
January 31st, 2010, 11:16 PM
I've had this watch for quite a while now and I've been very happy with it:

Casio Wave Ceptor WVA-106HU
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41V6sfSHXbL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Only niggle I've had is that it uses the MM-DD date format with no option of changing it.

When I first got it I quite enjoyed setting it a minute ahead, receiving the time from the radio transmitter and then watching the hands whizz round :popcorn:

ratcheer
January 31st, 2010, 11:19 PM
ratcheer (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=848769) what do you mean low cost Casio G Shock mine was 55.00 US $100.00 ...

Maybe I am mistaken, but I think I see G-Shocks from about $40 up. My Pathfinder Titanium was $400 but I paid about $250 for it. It has a pretty wide product range. But even the least expensive ones are pretty good watches.

Tim

Kai69
January 31st, 2010, 11:19 PM
Nice watch yeah Casio seems to to this to the date it is annoying .

ratcheer
February 1st, 2010, 12:16 AM
Maybe I am mistaken, but I think I see G-Shocks from about $40 up.

The G-Shock DW9052-1V lists for $70, sells for around $35. Several models of G-Shock can be found for under $50.

Tim

Kai69
February 1st, 2010, 12:24 AM
Thanks some things are cheaper in the US than they are in the UK small island...
I have these arguments with the Snap-on rep (1spanner UK 15.00 US $15.00 exchange rate $2=1)..

alexfish
February 1st, 2010, 12:25 AM
I find there are 4 categorys

1. Under 20 euro, it breaks, and if it doesn't break it slowly looses or gains a few seconds each day till after a month you're out by a minute or two. Very annoying.
2. 20 euro to 30 euro - digital, these watches are as good at keeping time as ones that cost 1000 euro and they are usually water proof and have lights and alarms in them
3. over 30 euro, the same thing, but with more features and maybe cooler looking.
4.

I've never bought anything in 3 or 4.

Like the person said, Casio are excellent, you might have to replace the strap after 5 years but i've never known them to stop working or loose time.

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BuffaloX
February 1st, 2010, 12:41 AM
I find there are 4 categorys

1. Under 20 euro, it breaks, and if it doesn't break it slowly looses or gains a few seconds each day till after a month you're out by a minute or two. Very annoying.
2. 20 euro to 30 euro - digital, these watches are as good at keeping time as ones that cost 1000 euro and they are usually water proof and have lights and alarms in them
3. over 30 euro, the same thing, but with more features and maybe cooler looking.
4.

I've never bought anything in 3 or 4.

Like the person said, Casio are excellent, you might have to replace the strap after 5 years but i've never known them to stop working or loose time.

That pretty much sums it up.

My watch is just over 20 Euro, I've had it for 3 -4 years, I had the battery changed 4 months ago, just checked, and it's still exactly on time. :D
It's an analog Quartz, no scratches, 5 bar waterproof. (probably only good for rainy weather)

audiomick
February 1st, 2010, 01:01 AM
Haven't worn a watch since about 1992. It is a kind of freedom...;)

chriswyatt
February 1st, 2010, 01:32 AM
I never take mine off, I think I'd feel naked without it.

blithen
February 1st, 2010, 01:53 AM
Wow, I go to sleep and get up to three pages! Anyway thanks for the replies everyone, I think I'm gonna buy the watch I originally set out to do, however I will take a look at NCLI's watch as well.
Edit: Saw the price tag...crapped my pants, so I'm gonna go with my original choice of watch. >_>

KegHead
February 1st, 2010, 02:06 AM
Hi!

Please stick to the best quality watch you can afford.

It will pay dividends for decades.

My Omega will last my lifetime and I'll give to my grandkids.

KegHead

thatguruguy
February 1st, 2010, 02:23 AM
Here are my watches. I wear the Tag every day, and carry the Elgin on special occasions.

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5241/thatguruguyswatches.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/thatguruguyswatches.jpg/)

BuffaloX
February 1st, 2010, 09:27 AM
Here are my watches. I wear the Tag every day, and carry the Elgin on special occasions.



Cool. ;)