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    Need a Recommendation for a cheap automatic watch

    I'd like to purchase a watch to introduce my younger brother to automatic watches. He's currently got a plastic smart-watch that is scratched to hell and I'd like to purchase him something that doesn't require charging every week and is more durable. I'd like to get him a cheaper diver or casual style watch.

    Budget: $100 Canadian. Can be stretched for a swiss watch.
    Criteria:
    1) Not a replica/obscure chinese brand
    2) Automatic movement
    3) Metal Case (Steel)
    4) Water resistant (at least 50m)
    5) Sporty/Casual style (basically not dress)
    6) Small case size (37-40mm)

    I'd like a brand with some degree of pedigree. I was looking at some seiko 5s and orient dive watches but would like a specific recommendation with a seller as I don't know where to find one that isn't marked up to hell (one watch that is $60 on amazon US is $250 on amazon.ca, which is not the conversion).

    Thanks!
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    Re: Need a Recommendation for a cheap automatic watch

    Well, I would have had a whole slew of names, 40 years ago.

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    Seiko 5 from Amazon itself or "fulfilled by Amazon." You'll just have to avoid the listings where third-party sellers have bizarre markups.
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    Re: Need a Recommendation for a cheap automatic watch

    Vostok Amphibian. Covers all your criteria.



    Seiko 007 but this is a stretch on your budget.

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    I think you nailed it with Seiko 5. Maybe checkout some of the usual online suspects like creationwatches.

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    Pretty much decided on a seiko 5. amazon CA has a few that are reasonable prices (100 CAD) which I am debating between. Thanks for help, all. I don't really know what to look for at this price range and wanted to make sure I was headed in the right direction

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    Seiko 5, good choice, you won't be disappointed

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    Agree with Seiko 5. Try Jomashop for prices starting at $54.

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    Re: Need a Recommendation for a cheap automatic watch

    Quote Originally Posted by alexrocky View Post
    Pretty much decided on a seiko 5. amazon CA has a few that are reasonable prices (100 CAD) which I am debating between. Thanks for help, all. I don't really know what to look for at this price range and wanted to make sure I was headed in the right direction
    If you're not familiar with the more inexpensive Seiko 5 models, be mindful of sizing. There are plenty of great models that are well within your price range, but also tend to skew small (36-38mm) by modern standards. That's fine for some but not for others. Newer designs tend to be medium-sized, but will bump you slightly over the budget.

    If you're considering spending right at or over budget, I'd definitely look at the SKX007/009, but also the Orient Mako and Orient Ray.
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