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    Minimalist Quartz Watch

    Hey Guys

    Seeking your expertise in finding a nice minimalist clean looking quartz watch. I want it to be relatively thin and lower on the budget so i wont be going automatic

    im a sucker for blue hands on a silver/white face and want the case to be at least 40mm

    please let me know of any recommendations

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Minimalist Quartz Watch

    Seiko or Swatch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuasam View Post
    Seiko or Swatch.

    +1

    If you want an automatic, Sekio 5s will be in the low budget range. Use the Seiko 5 finder site to narrow your choices. Other than that: only lower budget quartz watch that comes to mind that's readily available with a number of color combos and minimalist, Swatch is it.

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    Re: Minimalist Quartz Watch

    That size but minimalist with quartz movement is a tough request. Although not in the color combo you want, perhaps a Junghans at 38mm and ~$500?
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    Re: Minimalist Quartz Watch

    If you are a fan of Swiss railways, Mondaine Evo is a good choice for simple quartz...
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    Re: Minimalist Quartz Watch

    Spend some time going over the Seiko and Citizen catalogs (Google is your friend). Here's one sample...the hands are blue, but they don't stand out that much:



    Seiko SUP876 (from the Core collection). Quartz and solar, and quite thin. Under $100 at Amazon right now. And if you don't like the color scheme, Seiko puts out *quite* a few variants. Don't worry if the MSRP in the catalog is $200; street price will be a lot lower.
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    Re: Minimalist Quartz Watch

    Duh! Why not the Seiko "Cocktail Time" SARB065? Right size, right dial, and automatic for great price (~$400).
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    Re: Minimalist Quartz Watch

    Please have a look at Baume Mercier Classima - Quartz.

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    Re: Minimalist Quartz Watch

    Eremitage by Autran & Viala


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    Re: Minimalist Quartz Watch

    Maybe an Alessi Time Out ($150 at Amazon) or a Komono Winston ($55 at Jomashop, 8mm thin). Both are 41mm, quartz, clean minimalist look. The Alessi Record XL with dial design by Max Huber might also be an option, but have to dig a little to find one of those. That watch is displayed at MoMA in NYC.

    [Edit: MVMT 40mm at $120 might be an option too. Not finding anything with blue hands, though.]

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