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    Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    Hi,

    This is my first post, so be gentle. And my english isn't greatest so bear with me.

    Because my 25th birthday is near and also my graduation (B.Sc) is coming up, i'll like to buy new watch. But i don't know which...
    New watch must be automatic.
    My current watch is Tag Heuer F1 (quartz).

    I have few options:
    Sinn 556 (picture from Sinnwatches.com)
    Stowa Seatime (Stowa.de)
    Oris TT1 Diver Date (redfingerprint.com)
    Longines Hydroconquest L3.642.4.56.6 (watchconcepts.com)
    Seiko SBDC001 "Sumo"

    What i need from watch is, that it needs to be tough.
    I have a habit to bump in to things, so it can't break easily...
    My Tag has taken some hits already, as you might see from picture.
    Also waterproof at least 200m is preferred.

    Beside those watches i mentioned already, is there other choices?
    Maybe Marathon?

    Budget is about 700-900 Euros ~ $1000-1300
    I live in Finland, so if i order online, customs (4,5%) and taxes(VAT?) (22%) will lower the budget.
    And if my budget was higher, i'd buy Sinn EZM3 in a heartbeat. But that is a only dream., maybe some day.
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    Re: Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    i think the sinn 556 is out because it doesn't meet your waterproof criteria...of your choices, i'd go with stowa seatime b/c

    1. it's very tough and attractve ( IMO)
    2. very versatile in terms of dials and bezel colors ( you can choose among many different colors for the bezel)

    my favorite is the rhodium dial and orange hands

    3. customer service

    Oris would be my 2nd choice

    Good luck with your search!

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    Re: Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    Your english is great and welcome to WUS!
    I think all you're choosing from are fine watches.
    None are hard finished though so will show dings and scratches equally.
    The Oris bracelet is super high polished so more vulnerable to marks.
    I'd think they'd all handle abuse fine and not break unless a really bad incident happens.
    Maybe you should look into which is thinnest, less likely to be knocked about?
    I've only owned a Seatime of the ones you mention and loved everything about it.
    Good luck!
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    Re: Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    in that price range? oh yah! plenty for a nice diver.try enzo. also the 656 is in your range. the 556 might not seem to be water resistant but there watches are known for being able to take major temperature changes, water, ice, very solid case also.

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    Re: Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    -Sinn 556 is waterproof 20bar=200m and 656 is only 10bar=100m
    -Enzo is fine looking piece, but it is sold out (SS Bracelet).

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    Re: Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    There's tons of great watches in your price range, but I think you've narrowed it down to a wonderful selection. Of those, my favorite is the oris TT1-- a beautiful and functional watch, and a real bargain.
    Regards.

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    Re: Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    Welcome to the WUS! Nice selection of watches with a pretty diverse range of prices. What about buying from Private Sellers? How about the Fortis B-42 Marine Master? From your choices, I would go with the Oris!

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    Re: Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    I would go with the Longines. It is a very classic style and I have heard nothing but good things about that particular model.

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    Re: Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    Small update.
    Thank you for those watch proposals.
    I have narrowed down the selection to only two watches.
    Oris TT1 Diver Date and Stowa Seatime.
    But this really tough decision, i want to have them both :D

    In Stowa,
    -German
    -"unique" design

    In Oris,
    -Clean
    -Diver
    -little bit seamaster and chopard pro one diver in it

    -Enzo was too big, or at least seem to be. The height of the watch was huge, 16,7mm
    -Longines... i hoped that i grow in to the those hands but... (i don't know is this proper english..)
    -Seiko, that i'm gonna buy some day
    -Sinn, although it's beautiful watch, i don't think that "survive" with me
    -Fortis in nice watch, but in new it goes over my budget.
    With taxes and VAT it goes over 1100e

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    Re: Advice needed, help me pick a watch

    The Oris TT1 Diver, without doubt at that price range.




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