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    Advice for Next Purchase

    Hello everybody. I have been a fan of these forums for quite some time now and have finally decided to quit being lazy and sign up to actually post. Anyway, I am in the market for a new watch and was wondering if anybody has some ideas for me. A few things first: I want the watch to be from a brand that I don't currently own (see my sig below to see my collection), I want something that is in a price range under $400, I prefer metal bracelets but leather is fine if it is black, and I want something that is maybe from a less 'popular' brand, so not really looking for a Citizen, Seiko, or anything like that at the moment. I'm a bit picky, what can I say? Any ideas are welcome, though, and would love any feedback. Thanks!
    "A watch is more than just something that tells time. It's a conversation piece; a thing of beauty that says more about an individual than the clothes they wear or the car they drive. To know that is to know what it's like to be a watch person."

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    Re: Advice for Next Purchase

    Steinhardt?

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    Re: Advice for Next Purchase

    Hmmm you won't get an ultra exclusive boutique brand at that price point, what's your definition of a "popular brand?" Brands like Victorinox, Tissot, and Hamilton offer a good value at that price point and aren't in your list, but they do make a lot of watches. Less common would be Deep Blue, Marathon, Sea-Gull, and Vostok. The last two don't make very good bracelets, though. Quartz or mechanical?

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    Re: Advice for Next Purchase

    My top recommendations: Maratac Pilot, Bernhardt Binnacle, Obris Morgan Explorer

    Other options: Smiths Everest, Hager Commando, Sea Gull Dragon King (not personally familiar with the brand/model, but highly recommended by other forum members)
    Momentum M50 (if you don't mind quartz)
    Deep Blue Sun Diver (if you like big watches)
    Consolidation complete! Down from 17 watches to 2 grails + 3 support
    Rolex Seadweller 16600 / ALS Saxonia / Casio Edifice (travel) / Hamilton Intramatic (ultra-thin dress) / Kadloo Match Race (tool)

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    Re: Advice for Next Purchase

    Look at G. Gerlach's stuff. You have to do some conversion from zlaty to usd, but I paid under $400 for my Otago, shipping included. I don't believe the price range breaks $400 unless you order a metal bracelet or something else extra with a watch.

    gerlach.org.pl

    The RWD sub seconds is worming its way up my wish list.
    Last edited by NinthSphere; October 21st, 2013 at 11:01.

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    Re: Advice for Next Purchase

    Hamilton, Tissot, Seagull

    pick one :)
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    Re: Advice for Next Purchase

    Steinhart and Sea-Gull spring to mind. Have a look on the Affordables WRUW threads for ideas.

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