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    Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    Hereís the story. I find myself still drawn to watches as visual pieces of design. But wear them occasionally at best: few times a week followed by no watch for several weeks. That makes having an automatic a hustle and owning more than one pretty much dead weight expense. That sent me on a search for a quartz that is cheap but decently made and good looking.

    There are a few threads:
    A Watch Interesting Enough to Make You Go Quartz - name says it all
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/wa...z-4785149.html

    Best of Ali-Xpress? - has interesting pop-ups from time to time
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/be...s-2636489.html

    Any fashion watches that you actually like? - is quite a read
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/an...e-4793173.html

    Still cheap quartz arenít often seen on WUS

    This could be just another ďhelp me find a watchĒ thread but I think Iím not the only one with such interests and others can benefit from such a list thread as well.

    I see guidelines for this thread the following:
    - quartz
    - decently made
    - interesting non-gaudy design
    - readily available
    - letís say under $200
    Letís avoid numerous Bulova, Timex, Seiko solar, Citizen Eco-drive and alike that were mentioned times and times again in different discussions.

    Thatís it. Whatever meets criterions and caught your attention, post it here!

    If you want to know my personal interest is under 40mm and... itís probably easier to name watches that stayed with me the longest. Those are C. Ward C60 vintage and Orient Bambino (white dial with rose gold Roman indices). Iíve been looking at Henry London Knightsbridge mostly because of big date and beautiful shade of blue but itís too big and seems to be too pricey for provided quality.




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    Re: Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    Quote Originally Posted by danilapanfilov View Post

    I see guidelines for this thread the following:
    - quartz
    - decently made
    - interesting non-gaudy design
    - readily available
    - let’s say under $200
    Let’s avoid numerous Bulova, Timex, Seiko solar, Citizen Eco-drive and alike that were mentioned times and times again in different discussions.

    That’s it. Whatever meets criterions and caught your attention, post it here!


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    No Seiko? Timex? Eco Drives?

    ok.. here you go. A Very nice field watch a la Timex
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    Re: Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    How about vintage? Luch 3055 electromechanical with smooth second sweep from the USSR. You can find a restored and serviced one for $150 max and they have a bunch of different dials.


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    Re: Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    Momentum's M-Ocean is $185 (w/o sapphire crystal) or $225 (with sapphire), quartz, and 38mm.

    https://www.momentumwatch.com/collec...14036651311139

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    Re: Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    I've been liking this Wittnauer Brody, this blue chrono is a bit over $200 but the non chrono can be had for much less (although admittedly it's less appealing):
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    This Breil Manta model is nice too:
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    As far as non chrono, non integrated bracelets go, if you're sensitive to having 'Swiss made' on the dial, Roamer might have something for you in the form of their Classic Line and Windsor models:
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    Re: Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    You could burst the budget a little bit and get a Dan Henry 1939.
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    Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    Iíll add the Momentum Torpedo. Simple styling, 44mm, not at all heavy or tall on the wrist, and really easy to grab and go on the weekend. Under $100.



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    Re: Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    When you said a cheap and interesting quartz, this was the one came to mind.

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    Re: Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    I'll throw in a few not often mentioned.

    1. Rotary Havana: The dial color looks much better in person than in any photos I've seen and the watch has a very solid feel. (38mm case diameter).
    2. Orient Capital 2: Most of the Orients posted on this forum are automatics so this stands out in that respect. (40.5mm case diameter).
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    Re: Cheap but good and interesting quartz. Letís make an ongoing list?

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    You could burst the budget a little bit and get a Dan Henry 1939.
    Agree, Dan Henry, also 1963 and 1964













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