Stumbled across the forum here just recently. Some wonderful information and community.
A little about myself;
I am from Australia but currently live in Japan.
My watch collection is not large but I very much enjoy researching and discussing about various timepieces which represent good value for money.
I guess you could say I try to get the maximum possible bang for my buck and enjoy the challenge of finding very affordable but very good quality watches.
My recent quest which lead me here was to find a sub $200 watch which fulfilled the following requirements;
200m water rating
Rugged and reliable
After literally searching every watch I could find in the category I came up with a list and then refined it to one particular watch.
I will post the review when I have the time available.
My everyday watch is a Japan only PRG-40 Protrek which I have worn every day for the last 6 years without a hiccup. It has been snorkelling and banged around and travelled all around the world with no problems.
One battery replacement and one band replacement.
It has never been cleaned apart from in the water when swimming.
Apart from the above, I own a Zeno explorer with Miyota movement, Bulova Automatic, G Shock dw-6600-1V, an Alba spoon watch, and another that I have yet been unable to identify but which has been an excellent watch.
All have been gifts apart from the Casios which I really believe represent the best value watch money can buy for what you get; reliability, water resistance, shock resistance etc etc.
I am a big fan of Japanese watches and have a fondness for Seiko both low, medium, and high end and in the whole Casio range also.
I will try to post pictures of a few if anyone is interested.
Someone might also be able to identify the watch I cannot. It has 'Aegean Sea Club' on the dial.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this rather long first post.
P.S If anyone has any problems reading Japanese material and would like to know what something means please feel free to ask and I should be able to help out.