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Old 09-18-07, 05:06 PM
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Recommend some men's wristwatches to me

I'm looking to get a couple of new watches (I've had my current watch, a Citizen, for almost 4 years, and it's time to make a change).

I'm looking for something stylish, out of the ordinary, not the run of the mill type watches you see these days (like Nautica, Seiko, Citizen, Fossil, etc). Also, I don't want to have to pay an arm and a leg (eg Rolex - those things are way too ugly for me anyway).

Looking for something sleek and stylish. I need one with a leather strap and one with silver links (stainless steel or titanium).

Any recommedations would be appreciated and websites/links would be just peachy.
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TIMEX and new straps.

Old 09-18-07, 05:11 PM
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Well I know you said you didn't want Citizen but I recently picked up the Calibre 8700 and am very happy with it. It's Eco-Drive so you never need to worry about batteries or winding or any of that stuff.

http://www.jomashop.com/citizen-bl8000-54l.html

Here's a pic:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._1965_20140773
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Look at some of the new models from Hamilton
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I think my Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive is very cool.

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Invicta is always a nice choice: http://www.discountwatchstore.com/lupah
I own about 30 of them adn they are extremely good watches and they look wonderful to boot. Stick with the Lupah line (Stainless Steel & Leather) and I don't think you'll go wrong.

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Old 09-18-07, 08:52 PM
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For inexpensive watches, 've had decent luck with Skagen and Kenneth Cole. My next watch I want to step up to the $500-$1500 range, but it is still a year or two off, and eventually move into vintage watches.

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My recommendation is to get some elegant -- you don't need ornate numbers and twenty dials telling you the day of the week and phase of the moon. This is what I have now and I get compliments on it all the time. Unfortunately, a quick googling suggests that the manufacturer, Prague, is no longer around -- or at least not available through etailers.
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i used to like Spoon watches from Englan. Haven't seen them in about 6 or so yeears though. Hard to find in the U.S.
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I too believe in 'less is more' for watches....i hate all of that extra crap they try and squeeze in there.

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I have this:
http://www.bulova.com/brands/accutro...gin=collection
Accutron: Barcelona
Pictured on the left (except, I have the white background instead of black)
From the Barcelona Collection:
Black enamel dial.
Saphhire crystal.
Stainless steel case set with 44 diamonds.
Stainless steel bracelet.
Deployment buckle with lock.
Water resistant to 30 meters.
5mm thick.

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seiko 200m divers are the best value on the market right now IMO. the monster is a tremendous. this is no ordinary looking watch.

http://www.seiko5ers.com/SKX779K.htm


more seikos - scroll down to DIVERS:
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I wear one of these day and night
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Originally Posted by dan30oly
I have this:
http://www.bulova.com/brands/accutro...gin=collection
Accutron: Barcelona
Pictured on the left (except, I have the white background instead of black)
From the Barcelona Collection:
Black enamel dial.
Saphhire crystal.
Stainless steel case set with 44 diamonds.
Stainless steel bracelet.
Deployment buckle with lock.
Water resistant to 30 meters.
5mm thick.

Unless he has a different budget than most, I would guess paying $1,000 for a watch would fall under his criteria of not paying an arm and a leg.
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bulovas have grown on me.

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Originally Posted by pedagogue
bulovas have grown on me.

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Me too, I love all my Bulovas watches.
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Are Oakley's considered good watches?

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http://www.fossil.com/jump.jsp?itemI...wall=1&level=4

Fossil watches look good, are cheap, and run well.
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Skagen slimline watches. Not expensive, but I get a lot of compliments on mine, especially with how thin they are. They are great when you are wearing a dress shirt or other long sleeve shirt.

Have a look here.
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I'm a big Oris fan. You can find them in the $500 range.
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Originally Posted by Premise
I actually used to have one of those. The thing is so chunky that it looked ridiculous on my 10 year old wrist.
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
I actually used to have one of those. The thing is so chunky that it looked ridiculous on my 10 year old wrist.
Wrist? I used to wear it on my penis!
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I too like "sleek and stylish" and not those big fat clunky watches, like "Diver's watches" (c'mon, how many of you wearing them actually use them while scuba diving??? ) I am getting a chuckle at some of the (apparently) serious suggestions in this thread for something 'sleek and stylish' like the Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive in post #5?

Anyway, one watch to consider is the Movado Museum line. I generally don't like wristwatches and this is the only one I wear. Very sleek and simple; you almost don't know it's there.

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