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    Question What is a good reasonably cheap, reliable, water resist, automatic watch?

    I just want to see what's out there?
    The MTG is retired and the 5600 too. Right now, the only working G-Shocks that I use and enjoy are the Riseman GW9200-1 and the GW6900-1

    If I can own a Rolex Submariner I would. I know they are tough too, their homages are tough. Trust me.

    G-Shock MTG930DA-8V, G-Shock GW-5600J-1. G-Shock Riseman GW9200-1, G-Shock GW6900-1


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    Re: What is a good reasonably cheap, reliable, water resist, automatic watch?

    Citizen makes a nice auto.


    You may want to check over on the Sales Forum. Someone was selling a couple similar to mine, just not the 'Pepsi' model.

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    Re: What is a good reasonably cheap, reliable, water resist, automatic watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Shocks Are Cool. View Post
    I just want to see what's out there?
    First, what's reasonably cheap? As affordables I guess the ranges are
    Under $1K USD? <$500? <$250?
    Second, what style or uses? Then there are beaters and grails.
    Styles and uses roughly are formal, dress, business, casual, sport, tool, (mil/dive/flier/RR)...?
    There are a lot of original designs or you can get copies/homages/derivatives of more expensive watches...
    You can go ethnic with movements: Swiss, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese...
    Anybody out there want to help develop this decision tree?

    I have two pics I can post, but I have a few other watches that would be good suggestions, too.
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    Ball: Engineer Hydrocarbon Classic II White Dial, Fireman 40mm Black Dial & Orange Numeral
    Daniel Mink 200m PVD Diver
    Gevril First Generation AO111R Blued Steel Dial
    Hamilton Khaki Field Automatics: H70455143 38mm Blue Dial, H7151693 42mm Black Dial Chrono
    Krieger Titanium Oceanus Chronometer #00099
    Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch

    Amazin' Victorinox V7-22X Red Dial
    Zodiac: Sea Dragon 2209, 2220, 2228, 2233; Desert Hawk 2506
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    Quote Originally Posted by designdweeb View Post
    First, what's reasonably cheap? As affordables I guess the ranges are
    Under $1K USD? <$500? <$250?
    Second, what style or uses? Then there are beaters and grails.
    Styles and uses roughly are formal, dress, business, casual, sport, tool, (mil/dive/flier/RR)...?
    There are a lot of original designs or you can get copies/homages/derivatives of more expensive watches...
    You can go ethnic with movements: Swiss, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese...
    Anybody out there want to help develop this decision tree?

    I have two pics I can post, but I have a few other watches that would be good suggestions, too.
    Afforable range would be from $100 to $200.

    The style would have to be a beater and one that the crystal won't crack easily.

    Noting too bulky. Some of those automatics make you notice that there on your wrist.

    The ethnicity of the movement doesn't have to be so important other then the price range.
    The MTG is retired and the 5600 too. Right now, the only working G-Shocks that I use and enjoy are the Riseman GW9200-1 and the GW6900-1

    If I can own a Rolex Submariner I would. I know they are tough too, their homages are tough. Trust me.

    G-Shock MTG930DA-8V, G-Shock GW-5600J-1. G-Shock Riseman GW9200-1, G-Shock GW6900-1


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    Re: What is a good reasonably cheap, reliable, water resist, automatic watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Shocks Are Cool. View Post
    Afforable range would be from $100 to $200.

    The style would have to be a beater and one that the crystal won't crack easily.

    Noting too bulky. Some of those automatics make you notice that there on your wrist.

    The ethnicity of the movement doesn't have to be so important other then the price range.
    Try Seiko diver's.

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    Re: What is a good reasonably cheap, reliable, water resist, automatic watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Try Seiko diver's.
    Agreed. Good looking, tough and in the indicated price range.

    Someone was even offering customised 007s on the board this week.

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    Re: What is a good reasonably cheap, reliable, water resist, automatic watch?

    How about a Citizen Promaster NY0040?
    Even though it's an automatic, you can also hand wind it.
    And it is more accurate than my Seiko's.






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    Re: What is a good reasonably cheap, reliable, water resist, automatic watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by neveronmonday View Post
    How about a Citizen Promaster NY0040?
    Even though it's an automatic, you can also hand wind it.
    And it is more accurate than my Seiko's.
    Cool looking watch. Does it come with metal watch bands?

    And, any other watches with automatic and hand wind watches?
    The MTG is retired and the 5600 too. Right now, the only working G-Shocks that I use and enjoy are the Riseman GW9200-1 and the GW6900-1

    If I can own a Rolex Submariner I would. I know they are tough too, their homages are tough. Trust me.

    G-Shock MTG930DA-8V, G-Shock GW-5600J-1. G-Shock Riseman GW9200-1, G-Shock GW6900-1


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    Re: What is a good reasonably cheap, reliable, water resist, automatic watch?

    I can handwind almost all my automatics. I can't hw some Seiko watches (OM and BM).

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    Re: What is a good reasonably cheap, reliable, water resist, automatic watch?

    Tauchmeister, Trias and other germasian brands will fit the bill.

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