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  • Premier Icon Flaperon
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    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!)

    Or

    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!

    carbon337
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    i have the eco-drive argos one. Its fine, heavy and sturdy and looks more ยฃ than it is

    Shibboleth
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    I got sick of my Sub Mariner losing time so I bought a Casio Wave Ceptor. The quality is superb – the bracelet is far better quality than the Rolex and, being a Wave Ceptor, it's never wrong.

    Jenga
    Member

    I've just bought one of these.

    http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk/Seiko-Gents-Automatic-SRP011K1.html

    Pretty good so far; don't know if it's high enough up the blingometer for you.

    MrNutt
    Member

    how about the Louis Vuitton Tambour Mysterieuse Calibre LV115?

    What about one of these? Under a ton, 3 year guarantee and 50m water resist.

    MrNutt
    Member

    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!

    Premier Icon giantjason
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    i have one of these.

    Great for just fitting and forgetting about.

    lobby_dosser
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    i like the superdry and the mondaine ones.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Oceanus do nice watches. I believe they're part of casio so quality should be up there.

    Padowan
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    I've got one of these. Bombproof, solar powered, world time, stopwatch and atomic accuracy.

    cxi
    Member

    Skagen do some nice watches.

    I've got one of these:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skagen-596XLTXM-Titanium-Multifunction-Bracelet/dp/B000IZC8FC

    Got mine in Macy's in Boston for ยฃ100 or so though ๐Ÿ˜€

    petrieboy
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    Calibre 2100 by citizen may appeal.

    MrNutt
    Member

    Padowan does that g-shock also turn into a robot?

    Premier Icon Woody
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    Depeneds what you are looking to spend and what you look for in a watch.

    The whole PRECISTA range is superbly made. I have a PRS3 LE which is stunning value for the spec.

    Solo
    Member

    Padowan does that g-shock also turn into a robot?

    Excellent !. Exactly what I thought when I saw it ๐Ÿ˜†

    S.

    Premier Icon chipps
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    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.

    PeterPoddy
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    Got a mobile phone? Just look at the clock on that. ยฃ100+ saved! Ace! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon alfabus
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    +1 for the mondaine

    I have a mondaine automatic… my fiancee bought me it when we got engaged; she wanted to buy me a present, and I wanted something that would last longer than a camera or gadget.

    i absolutely love it!

    Dave


    redthunder
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    CANT DELETE

    Premier Icon beanum
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    The Swiss transport anagrams (seen on the Mondriane, above) always make me chuckle..

    SBB CFF FFS

    it's just missing an exclamation mark..:-)

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Padowan does that g-shock also turn into a robot?

    chortle

    I'm feeling drawn in by montaine simplicity

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Victorinox do some quite nice mechanical watches along the Mondaine line.

    The back of my one looks virtually identical to the pic above tbh.

    fubar
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    Eco-Drive is fantastic (if you can find on you like the look of)…just keeps on working no batteries and no winding (I've been using 2 over 12 years…only changed from the first because I wanted a new watch, it was still working perfectly)

    Premier Icon Flaperon
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    Got the Eco-Drive from H Samuels in the end – very impressed with both the watch and service. And it was half price. ๐Ÿ™‚

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    CountZero
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    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.

    boblo
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    Shibboleth – Member
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    so I bought a Casio Wave Ceptor. The quality is superb – the bracelet is far better quality than the Rolex
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    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 ยฃ10 special….

    I was about to say how good my TagHeuer is but I've just noticed that the second hand has started counting in 4 second gaps – WTF?

    wozza70
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    http://www.swatch.com/zz_en/watches/chronoautomatic-view.html

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Southern Yeti. Is it a quartz model? Battery going?

    Premier Icon vrapan
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    Seiko Chronograph

    It is not half as big as it might look, I have a tiny wrist and still looks nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon prettygreenparrot
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    After a bit of hunting I got the Fortis Cosmonaut's day/date a few years ago. It works. And like many ETA movement watches you can change the day to read German or English day abbreviations. It's on page 4 of this Fortis (Flash) catalogue 2010

    I like having an automatic.

    AndyF1
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    Needs a new battery Yeti,back to normal for a few years again then.

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