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    Want to buy a new watch, need recommendations. UPDATE: Pictures!!

    Hello all,

    I have been poking around the forums and looking for a new watch. I am not looking to spend too much money compared to many of you moneybags :) , just 500 or so (willing to spend more if the price to design/quality ratio is good).

    My current collection is relatively eclectic and runs kinda all over the place from Swatch to Cartier, but generally i am design-minded. I like a really simple/bauhaus aesthetic or the aviator look (like Brietlings tend to be). Silver is the favored color and definitely not gold since gold watches never matches what i wear. Both automatic or quartz is fine, but for quartz watches i would prefer a good movement.

    I am generally a jeans and polo kinda guy, so i dont need the watch to be too "dressy".

    If anyone would like to drop some suggestions i would greatly appreciate it.
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    Re: Want to buy a new watch, need recommendations

    For Bauhaus design watches in your price range, I'd definitely go with the forum favorite Stowa Antea. These two models are currently selling for 380 euros which is JUST a smudge over your limit. I'm not certain whether the movement is manual or auto though, maybe the Stowa experts and chime in with that information?

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    There's also Nomos but you'll have to stretch your budget into the 4 figure range.

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    Re: Want to buy a new watch, need recommendations

    For five hundo I'd get a custom Seiko from yobokies or Noah or go with something quartz from Christopher Ward or Lum-Tec.

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    Re: Want to buy a new watch, need recommendations

    Custom Seiko? Never heard of that before. Tell me more

    Edit: BUMP for more input. Thanks.
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    Re: Want to buy a new watch, need recommendations

    Hamilton

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    Re: Want to buy a new watch, need recommendations

    +1 for Christopher Ward in your price range. Really nice stuff. Hamilton and some Tissot's also a good choice as they have a diverse selection. Stowa also very primo.
    That didn't really help did it.........?
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    Re: Want to buy a new watch, need recommendations

    Here you go, Bauhaus AND Pilot inspired automatic for $549: Junkers 6060-5
    Watchmann.com has only the black version currently tho
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    Re: Want to buy a new watch, need recommendations

    Where can i buy most of these watches in the US? I am browsing for now and mostly sticking with amazon. But i would not mind using a US based site that is trustworthy.

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    Re: Want to buy a new watch, need recommendations

    Amazon.com: Hamilton Men's H32665131 Jazzmaster Black Dial Watch: Hamilton: Watches

    This. It is classic and extremely versatile. Right at your budget.

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    STEINHART "Nav.B-Uhr vintage TITANIUM"


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