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    Hi everyone, i am relativly new to watch collecting, as of right now i have 4 Nixon watches (the player all black, the unit all black, the corporal ss all gold and 51-30 Tide silver/grey) its not much but i gotta start somewhere 😀, so from what i've seen here theres not much love for Nixon, i dont know much about the specs of watches i have chosen Nixon because it suits my lifestyle the best. I would like to expend my collection a little bit further and i am open to try some other brands as well, my budget is up to 300$ what would u suggest i should buy? Any advice on what i should pay attantion when buying a new watch?
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    Re: New to watch collecting, need advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by PearlJam View Post
    Hi everyone, i am relativly new to watch collecting, as of right now i have 4 Nixon watches (the player all black, the unit all black, the corporal ss all gold and 51-30 Tide silver/grey) its not much but i gotta start somewhere , so from what i've seen here theres not much love for Nixon, i dont know much about the specs of watches i have chosen Nixon because it suits my lifestyle the best. I would like to expend my collection a little bit further and i am open to try some other brands as well, my budget is up to 300$ what would u suggest i should buy? Any advice on what i should pay attantion when buying a new watch?
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    Re: New to watch collecting, need advice.

    Thx mate

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    Re: New to watch collecting, need advice.

    Welcome to WUS!

    Well now, what kind of style of watch do you like? Dressy? Diver? Pilot?
    I'm going to pretend you said 'my budget is up to $400' and in that case there's quite a few options. For that price, you should be able to get a sapphire crystal, hand-winding and hacking automatic movement and a decent bracelet.....Hmmmmmm....Seiko SARB035?

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    There's plenty of other options and styles form lots of brands. Find us a few styles of watches that you like and we'll be of more help.

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    Re: New to watch collecting, need advice.

    Look at Reactor watches. Good specs for the money. Bold designs like Nixon. Try a google search for "Reactor men's watches" and you will get an idea.

    Citizen has a few bold ones. They are rock solid but not as far out there.
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    Re: New to watch collecting, need advice.

    Welcome! You'll find there are tons to choose from in the under $300 range of watches. Expect your tastes to change over time spent on this forum. I mean, "It's evolution, baby."

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    Re: New to watch collecting, need advice.

    I think the first thing you need to decide, is do you care what's inside the watch? Or are you buying it on external looks alone? (Do you care to learn about mechanical movements? Do you care about the accuracy of the watch? etc.)

    Then you need to figure out does the level of quality of the inside or outside matter? Or are you buying it on looks alone? (Do you care what metal the case is made of? Do different lug types and crystal types matter to you? etc.)

    If the insides and quality matter, you'll probably sync up with most folks here and get a lot of good recommendations. If you're only looking to collect based on looks, things will be different and advice to suit you may be harder to come by.

    The reason you'll find Nixon is little loved around here is because they sell primarily based mainly on looks and the fact that they're trendy and "in" right now, a little on quality, and basically not at all on the insides (standard cheap quartz movements).
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    Re: New to watch collecting, need advice.

    Two words: Vintage Seiko.

    Look for a guaranteed all original 6139, 6138, or 6309 on ebay.
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    Re: New to watch collecting, need advice.

    I'd certainly also consider popping over to the Affordables forum. There are so many options, you're probably going to be lost for a while trying to figure them out.

    To start, I'd try filtering based on size. Presumably you like the bold designs, but get a wrist measurement and figure out what watches you have now that you're comfortable with, which might be too big, and which might be too small. That should give you a size range to work with.

    Then start thinking about features and what you might wear them with.

    As stated, Nixon is a fashion brand that makes *good* watches, but watches that focus on looks more than function. Reactor's been noted, but check out Android (bold but with very solid components), Vestal or Fossil (similar to Nixon but both more cost-effective) or Vostok Europe (big, bold and more premium) and be aware that there are several boutique brands like Obris Morgan that might really appeal to you. Heck, even a Russian dive watch or really any chunky diver might appeal to a sense of adventure.

    ..and then you can get into strap changes and other easy customizations and see how far the rabbit hole goes
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    Exactly Nixon is fashion and represents a certain lifestyle, i've discovered some Electric watches and Ripcurl but dont know if they are worth the money what i also like is the G-Shock Vito.
    Thx guys for your respond 🍻

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    G Shock Vito
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