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    Good starter watch?

    So i decided I would like to have a pocket watch for under 100 usd, after owning one that was relatively cheap. what are some good brands to consider and what watches could i find for this amount of cash?

    It has to be mechanical and skeletoned, gold plate, and over 45mm.

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    Re: Good starter watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyubical View Post
    So i decided I would like to have a pocket watch for under 100 usd, after owning one that was relatively cheap. what are some good brands to consider and what watches could i find for this amount of cash?

    It has to be mechanical and skeletoned, gold plate, and over 45mm.

    I suspect you need to be looking at Chinese movements given your limits.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb

    I suspect you need to be looking at Chinese movements given your limits.
    In vintage?
    Stratocasters Rock!

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    Re: Good starter watch?

    you wont find many vintage Pocket watches that have a skeleton movement.

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    Re: Good starter watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    you wont find many vintage Pocket watches that have a skeleton movement.
    Agreed.

    They exist but are:
    1. rare
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    2. typically quite a bit more than $100
    Last edited by bjohnson; April 2nd, 2012 at 20:36.
    My new sig -----

    Over the years I've collected all sorts of movements and "project" watches ... mainly inexpensive vintage pieces.

    These days I've widened my gaze to include modern pieces (including quartz with analog or analog + digital displays) but with those I'm generally looking for models in solid steel cases.

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    Re: Good starter watch?

    never said it had to be vintage.

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    Re: Good starter watch?

    then you are looking at what Eeeb said. But dont think it will be gold

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