Hi everybody! I posted this in the Seiko Orient Citizen forum but didn't receive a response. Not sure if these are high end or not, let me know, but I was hoping that maybe somebody here could help.
Even when I was determined to collect only mechanical watches, the Citizen Navihawk caught my eye. I loved the busyness of the dial, and the fact that it looks like it can do stuff which is beyond the reach of mechanical timepieces. Now I'm open to quartz pieces, I think that the Navihawk is most deserving of a place in my collection.
When I started looking into the Navihawk a bit further, I relaised that it is not one watch but a range of watches. And the prices seem to vary a lot too. The features seem similar, i.e. heaps of dials and hands and some digi too, but they do look different.
To further confound matters, today I learnt that Citizen also makes the Skyhawk range. These look very similar to the Navihawks to me. Which is to say, freaking awesome.
1. Are the differences between the various Navihawks aesthetic only? Do they relate to japanese / world model editions? Or are there material differences (i.e. features)?
2. Are Navihawks and Skyhawks the same thing? If not, what is the difference?
3. Where are the best places on the bay (or elsewhere online) to get these?
I am determined to get one of these, as freaking awesome really speaks to me! I don't want to spend too much, $500 would be the absolute max, but I'd really rather spend $300-400. I would also be happy with mint-minty second hand if I had to - do these come along very often?
In terms of features, I would like:
Solid link bracelet, or strap (I wouldrather not buy the one with the folded centre link jubilee if I can avoid it)
Not too many colours on the case and bezel - plainish would be good
Probably not PVD - don't want it to scratch / wear off
As many hands, dials, and little digi windows as can be crammed onto that little face as possible.
What are my options???
Thanks in advance,