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Rhymenoceros
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I know there are people on the OG who know way more about time pieces than I do.

Can someone recommend some good watches in the $500 range?

Thanks!
6/29/13 6:23 PM
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I am also looking for a nice watch in the $500,000 range. Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 6:26 PM
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6/29/13 6:30 PM
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6/29/13 6:32 PM
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What style of watch are you looking for?

6/29/13 6:32 PM
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Seiko has updated their legendary 'Monster' watch, amazing quality band, super lume. Great all around watch.

Comes in Black, Orange, and mini Monster. Sometimes they release custom colours.

6/29/13 6:34 PM
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My Chronograph Picks:


Victorinox Swiss Army Officers Chronograph

 

Sea-Gull M199S

Riedenschild Swihanic 2

Seiko Quartz Bullhead Chronograph Spirit Smart SCEB009 (Limited Edition)

Tissot T-Classic Rose Gold

 

 

6/29/13 6:36 PM
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I love my Suunto Core.

6/29/13 6:38 PM
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G shocks, can't go wrong Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 6:39 PM
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Movement & Specs: 7s26 automatic movement. 200 meter water resistance. 42mm in width. 22mm band lug width. Proprietary Seiko Hardlex hardened mineral glass crystal. Superluminova lume.

Why: This Seiko diver design has been around for decades. The watch has been repeatedly refined over the years with new movements, better lume, better straps and bracelets different crown designs and different bezel styles. The net result today is an amazing degree of bang for the buck. Seiko invented the current standard in watch lume chemistry and it really shows when it comes to night visibility on the 007. Additionally, while the movement in this iteration cannot be hacked or hand wound, it is both accurate and very rugged. If you are going to own one diver/sports watch, you really can't go wrong with this Seiko. Prices range from $400 at retail establishments like Tourneau to below $200 on eBay.

 

6/29/13 6:39 PM
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Bulova Marine Star Chronograph  98B103

 

Edox Les Vauberts Mens Watch 62004 3

 

The Edox, Seiko and Riedenschild Swihanic 2 are on my list of required buys by next summer.

6/29/13 6:43 PM
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I have a $1500 brand new Polanti G4 I'll sell for $500.00 Phone Post 3.0
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Movement and Specs:
Orient Automatic Calendar FEU07008DX
Stainless Steel Case
Stainless Steel Bracelet
Made In Japan
Automatic Movement Orient in house
Sapphire Crystal
Black Dial
can set inner bezel
Date & Day Display
20 year Calendar
Screw Case Back
Screw Crown
Luminous Hands And Indices
100 Meter Water Resistant

Case Diameter: 44mm
Case Thickness: 9mm

Why: Tried to find out more but I like this poor mans watch, under 150 with Sapphire Crystal

6/29/13 6:44 PM
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I walk around with this bad boy:

 

6/29/13 6:45 PM
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SEIKO Automatic Watch 6R15 SARB031
Ref: SARB031
Listed price: 50,400JPY
Made in Japan!!
Case: SS
Dial: White/silver
Crystal: Hardlex
See-through back : Hardlex
Diameter: 36 mm (without the crown)
Movement: 6R15 23J Automatic (with Hand winding and Hack function)
Accuracy: +25/-15 sec/day
Power reserve: 50 Hour
-5 ATM water resistance
Instruction, worldwide one year warranty and Seiko original box
This price is including S/H all over the world, price at the time of writing USD 468 (Feb 2011)

Why: The TOP 10 list needs a dress watch too.

6/29/13 6:48 PM
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Chris - I have a $1500 brand new Polanti G4 I'll sell for $500.00 Phone Post 3.0

You could sell it on www.watchuseek.com for full value. In less than a day. 

6/29/13 6:51 PM
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For 500$ I would grab a used omega online Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 6:53 PM
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TopGrinder - For 500$ I would grab a used omega online Phone Post 3.0

What model?

6/29/13 6:54 PM
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$500?  Surely, you mean a $500 watchband 

-Typical UG'er

6/29/13 6:55 PM
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I have both of these and couldn't be happier with them

http://www.gshock.com/watches/Aviation/GWA1000-1A

http://www.dexclusive.com/citizen-eco-drive-mens-chronograph-stainless-steel-av0031-59a.html Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 6:56 PM
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 I wear this, retails for around $500 but  you can usually get a %10-20 discount if you pay cash. And you can do what I did and adopt the watch name as your new nickname. Call me NightHawk! 

 

 

 

6/29/13 6:58 PM
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Mat Santos - 

 I wear this, retails for around $500 but  you can usually get a %10-20 discount if you pay cash. And you can do what I did and adopt the watch name as your new nickname. Call me NightHawk! 

 

 

 


Why pay retail when you can buy one for $240 from trusted eBay seller, who is usually just a jeweler who can't unload them in his store.

6/29/13 7:00 PM
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Billyvee - I have both of these and couldn't be happier with them

http://www.gshock.com/watches/Aviation/GWA1000-1A

http://www.dexclusive.com/citizen-eco-drive-mens-chronograph-stainless-steel-av0031-59a.html Phone Post 3.0

 

 

6/29/13 7:00 PM
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I have a Citizen that I dig. I'm always open to new watches though. Currently I'm checking out a TW Steal. Phone Post 3.0

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