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    Seeking "statement" watch that ticks some geeky checkboxes...

    Hi - new to the forum and would love some input on a "real" watch (vs fashion brand) that can be had for $1,000 (the more under the better!). Although I'm new to both the forum AND to the world of watches, I'd like to get a watch made from a watch company with history, and would prefer to avoid the Michael Kors/DKNY/etc side of things.

    My wish list is fairly simple. As a stay-at-home-mom I'm looking for:

    * sturdy, solid construction for everyday wear
    * unique band (ceramic or ss bracelet band? the gold toned watches I've had in the past have not aged well - the 'gold' is all brushed off)
    * clean, polished design but not too dressy OR busy
    * oversized, but not too rugged
    * brand integrity
    * geeky tech element (eco-drive, automatic, skeletal back, etc)


    I had my eye on the Citizens Eco-drive ceramic watch in white or black: CITIZENWATCH.com | Welcome to Citizen Watches Online This watch has more bling than I was looking for, lacks a sapphire crystal and so on, but ticks a few other boxes for me.

    I would prefer to buy new (do not possess the confidence or knowledge to buy second-hand).

    Thoughts on the Citizens Eco I linked to above or other brand/model suggestions? Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by MPJ; April 17th, 2012 at 03:31. Reason: clarified wish list items

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    Re: Seeking "statement" watch <$1000 that ticks some geeky checkboxes...

    If you want geeky techy and unique, look into Junghans solar / radio controlled watches.

    This one is radio controlled:



    This one has a unique band and is solar and radio controlled, but too expensive:



    Hope these help!
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    Re: Seeking "statement" watch <$1000 that ticks some geeky checkboxes...

    Ladies Tissot T-touch, nice and geeky :)
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    I would second the Tissot Touch, it seems to meet all your criteria.

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    Re: Seeking "statement" watch <$1000 that ticks some geeky checkboxes...

    Quote Originally Posted by masbret View Post
    I would second the Tissot Touch, it seems to meet all your criteria.

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    And third that. That may be your watch!

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    Re: Seeking "statement" watch <$1000 that ticks some geeky checkboxes...

    T-Touch is as geeky as they get. Unless Casio have calculator watch with Sapphire crystal.
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    Re: Seeking "statement" watch <$1000 that ticks some geeky checkboxes...

    Ha - you guys are awesome. Tissot T-Touch might be just a little TOO geeky for me, though!

    ETA:
    http://junghanswatchesusa.net/MAXBILL/027-4003-44.html
    *siiiiiigh*
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    Re: Seeking "statement" watch <$1000 that ticks some geeky checkboxes...

    Quote Originally Posted by MPJ View Post
    Ha - you guys are awesome. Tissot T-Touch might be just a little TOO geeky for me, though!

    ETA:
    Junghans Watches USA: 027/4003.44 Max Bill Chronoscope by Junghans
    *siiiiiigh*
    The Junghans is very nice.. try contacting the dealers they may be able to offer a decent discount.
    I also recommed the Ball Engineer Ohio Moonphase. Again out of your budget but negotiating a discount from delaer may be bring the price down to a more acceptable level.
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    Re: Seeking "statement" watch <$1000 that ticks some geeky checkboxes...

    Casio Oceanus...Japanese market only (now) but available easily enough from trusted eBay sellers and other sources. Light weight titanium cases and bracelets, sapphire crystals, decent water resistance, solar powered, radio controlled (syncs with the world's atomic clocks...mostly), perpetual calendars (next 88 years or so), most world timers, world's thinnest solar charged chronographs (according to wiki!), fits nicely on my 6.75 inch wrist. Here are a few examples between $600 and $1000 USD:

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    Re: Seeking "statement" watch <$1000 that ticks some geeky checkboxes...

    Take a look at Hamilton it meets your criteria. Great fit and finish,loads of history and a lot of styles from which to choose.

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