Help me choose a new watch
After depressingly losing my much-loved Seiko Flightmaster watch on holiday (travel insurance won't pay out), I'm shopping for a replacement. I used to have one of these:
I can replace it with an identical one from eBay, or spend roughly the same amount on the high street for a Citizen Eco-Drive. (Yeah, I know it's Argos and H Samuel!)
Disadvantage of the eBay one is that it has to come from Hong Kong, although in all fairness it only took 3 days when I bought the old one four years ago.
Alternative suggestions welcome!Posted 8 years agoJengaMember
I've just bought one of these.
Pretty good so far; don't know if it's high enough up the blingometer for you.Posted 8 years ago
when I was looking for a new watch I couldn't have given an arse about anything but readability, I bought one of these:
the thing on it I use the most is the little window that tells me what day it is, sometimes I'm quite aghast just how long or short some of these boxes of hours can be!Posted 8 years agocxiMember
Skagen do some nice watches.
I've got one of these:
Got mine in Macy's in Boston for £100 or so though 😀Posted 8 years agochippsSubscriber
Another vote for the Mondaine here. Not silly money either.
I went round a huge watch shop in Japan, looking only for the most readable faces regardless of price. There was nothing close to the Mondaine. Plus it's the Swiss railways' watch and it's amusing to see a metre-wide version of your watch face on a station platform.Posted 8 years agoFlaperonSubscriber
Got the Eco-Drive from H Samuels in the end – very impressed with both the watch and service. And it was half price. 🙂
Tempted by the Casio Waveceptor ones but after several attempts in the shop to play with it resulted in the hands randomly spinning around, I gave up. I also fly a lot as part of my job (6 times a day in some cases) and I think the radio controlled bit would get hopelessly confused.
Thanks for the advice – looking forward to never having to get a battery changed. 🙂Posted 8 years agoCountZeroMember
I like the Mondraine and Superdry faces. The perfect watch for me is the Bell & Ross range, with the orange markers. Clear as a bell to read quickly in all conditions. Can't afford a real one but there are some quality replicas with proper automatic mechanical movements for around a ton.Posted 8 years agobobloMember
Shibboleth – Member
so I bought a Casio Wave Ceptor. The quality is superb – the bracelet is far better quality than the Rolex
Yeah right….One thing about the Roly's is they are good quality even though they keep crap time. Your's must have been a Friday/HK £10 special….Posted 8 years agowozza70Member
Look at the 3D view of the Blunge [blue face]. Honestly in the flesh it looks and feels like a quality timepiece… of course I would say that though, as I have one on my wrist 😉Posted 8 years agoThe Southern YetiMember
rumbledethumps – Member
Southern Yeti. Is it a quartz model? Battery going?
Yeah, just had to check the manual, had it for 5 years never changed the battery despite them supposedly lasting just 18 months. Based on this I'd say get a tag, awesome watch. Still keeping time even if only every 4 seconds. 🙂Posted 8 years agoprettygreenparrotSubscriber
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