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    Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations

    Things I like:
    Simple and elegant designs: roman numerals or serif fonts
    Power reserve
    Different dials for hours, minutes
    Visible workings from face
    around 10mm thickness
    Automatic with as much time reserve as possible

    Things I dont like:
    Lots of colors
    Clutter
    Diver style watches

    I really like the glashutte panomatic style, but I don't have that kind of money

    Recommendations?

    My first choice at the moment is the seagull m172s or 219.327, but I have to imagine there's so,ething better in my price range

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    Re: Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations


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    Re: Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations

    Why a power reserve on an automatic watch? Wear it and it runs. Shake it a couple of times in the morning and you're good to go.

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    Too many watches, only two wrists and never enough time...

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    Re: Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations

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Size:  101.9 KBThe Seiko premier 6r20 is probably the best movement you can afford. I think this goes for about $750 if you look hard enough. Might also look for SARCs with the same movement, they're close to a thousand though:


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    Both come in a variety of dials and designs, so you'll have to look around if you're interested.

    The other thing I'd suggest is this Orient Star, which is $850 or so street as I recall, available in steel or gold
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    The 6R20 movements in the Seiko have one of the best power reserves of an affordable auto. I think it's rated for 48 hours, but I hear people report 50 in the real world. Tremendous movement. The Orient has a 42 hour reserve. Both PRs are better than most entry level Swiss movements which generally feature 38 hours.

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    Re: Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations

    I like the seiko a lot, I jave been looking at that one. What's the second one's designation?

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    Re: Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendel272 View Post
    I like the seiko a lot, I jave been looking at that one. What's the second one's designation?
    Google is your friend: Orient Star Retrograde , also known as Orient Star Classic Retrograde

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    Re: Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations

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    Re: Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Sodiac View Post
    Why a power reserve on an automatic watch? Wear it and it runs. Shake it a couple of times in the morning and you're good to go.
    At least I just like the looks of it..?

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    Re: Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenM View Post
    The Seiko premier 6r20 is probably the best movement you can afford.
    I noticed more positional variation in the 6R15 than with my ETA [2824 (elabore) and 2892 (Omega 1108)] movements.
    Too bad the SARAs aren't around.
    Last edited by dkouzou; December 8th, 2011 at 19:56.

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    Re: Sub 1000$ automatic recommendations

    Yup
    I think theyre cool, not necessary in the slightest, but neither is any complication--or even a watch, for that matter. My cell keeps pretty good time too

    Quote Originally Posted by keila View Post
    At least I just like the looks of it..?

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