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    Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to buy a new or used watch around $1,000. I love Breitling's, but unfortunately they are a little out of my price range now. A few watch styles I've really liked in my brief searches have been:
    • Dive style watches: Victorinox Dive Master 500, Breitling Aeromarine SuperOcean Heritage (obviously way out of my price range, but love the look)
    • For some reason, I really like the Victorinox Alpnach style watches, though they aren't really consistent with the watch style above
    • I like a lot of Seiko I've seen too


    I'm really open to any brand, so any recommendations of watches similar to the styles above that can be purchased around a grand would be much appreciated.

    Thank you and I hope you all are having a great holiday season.

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    Re: Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

    What is wrong with the Victorinox? I think it is a great option in your price range. Check out Orient as well. For ~200-300 you can get a great watch for the money.

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    Re: Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

    Citizen BL1258-53L:
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    I think this is pretty much the best looking diver out there, at any price. It's also a perpetual calendar and solar powered, so very convenient. Won't need maintenance for at least 15 years. And best of all, it's about half your budget if you get any kind of deal.
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    Re: Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

    I wouldn't go electric watch. Really prefer mechanic watches.

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    Re: Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Littvay View Post
    I wouldn't go electric watch. Really prefer mechanic watches.
    Yes, of course someone will say that. Whatever.
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    Re: Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

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    Re: Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

    Check out Dievas. They make some great watches in styles you may like for just a bit more than your budget. Also check out the Stowa Seatime, which is not like the style you have been looking at, but is great looking diver.
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    Re: Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

    You seem to like dive watches and personally I would get a Seiko in your price range. Best value for the money in my opinion. If you can get a mm300 that woud be a super diver for sure. If you really want a Beitling, you should be able to get a used Colt in that price range as well.

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    Re: Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

    I've been looking into Victorinox watches, and from what I've heard/read they seem to be a good value. Other options in the price range would be Hamilton, Steinhart or Oris.

    Let us know...

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    Re: Help with new or used watch aroud $1,000

    Hamilton Jazzmaster Chronograph or my all time favorite:

    Victorinox Infantry Vintage Chrono. Absolute best bang for your buck:

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    Christopher Ward C60 Trident
    Oris Aquis

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