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    Where can I buy a "minimalist" watch just like this, but made out of metal? (not plastic!)

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    Where can I buy a minimalist watch that looks just like this one, except I want it's body to be made of metal not plastic(!!).

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    A scratch-resistance lens would be nice too but not essential.
    Ideally I would prefer it to not have a second hand.

    Budget: sub GBP 100 ($US 130)

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    You can probably find some Junkers on the Bay for around mid $150 US. Or a Timex Fairfield for under $100 US (pic).

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    Picture from Hodinkee

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    Re: Where can I buy a "minimalist" watch just like this, but made out of metal? (not plastic!)

    This one is pretty close, but might be slightly above your budget.

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    Re: Where can I buy a "minimalist" watch just like this, but made out of metal? (not plastic!)

    Quote Originally Posted by ship69 View Post
    Hello


    Where can I buy a minimalist watch that looks just like this one, except I want it's body to be made of metal not plastic(!!).

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    A scratch-resistance lens would be nice too but not essential.
    Ideally I would prefer it to not have a second hand.

    Budget: sub GBP 100 ($US 130)

    Many thanks

    J
    The answers are the same as in the Public Forum.

    The Timex Fairfiled is a great bargain.. comes in 37mm and 41mm and can be found sometimes as low as $30 bucks. It looks great with Indiglo.

    37mm Fairfield for $24 bucks! Sweet deal if you can dig 37mm
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Timex-Women...frcectupt=true
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    Re: Where can I buy a "minimalist" watch just like this, but made out of metal? (not plastic!)

    The Timex is zinc alloy or chrome plated brass (or whatever they use), though. Not stainless steel.

    Also, only in F71: OP asks for a $100 DW, someone recommends him a $52000 Credor Eichii Spring Drive in platinum.


    Here's what I bought when I was looking for about the same thing. All stainless steel, Miyota automatic movement, clean dressy dial, stick indices. Paid around $70 for it.


    Citizen NH8350-08B




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    Re: Where can I buy a "minimalist" watch just like this, but made out of metal? (not plastic!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post
    The Timex is zinc alloy or chrome plated brass (or whatever they use), though. Not stainless steel.

    Also, only in F71: OP asks for a $100 DW, someone recommends him a $52000 Credor Eichii Spring Drive in platinum.


    Here's what I bought when I was looking for about the same thing. All stainless steel, Miyota automatic movement, clean dressy dial, stick indices. Paid around $70 for it.


    Citizen NH8350-08B




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    Well.. that is definatly not a mushroom. Never seen this one before. Always caught up on the Eco Drive tech. $86.50 in Amazon now.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Citizen-Ana...AAAOSwCXRcyKra
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    Re: Where can I buy a "minimalist" watch just like this, but made out of metal? (not plastic!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post
    The Timex is zinc alloy or chrome plated brass (or whatever they use), though. Not stainless steel.

    Also, only in F71: OP asks for a $100 DW, someone recommends him a $52000 Credor Eichii Spring Drive in platinum.


    Here's what I bought when I was looking for about the same thing. All stainless steel, Miyota automatic movement, clean dressy dial, stick indices. Paid around $70 for it.


    Citizen NH8350-08B


    What is the case diameter ?
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    Re: Where can I buy a "minimalist" watch just like this, but made out of metal? (not plastic!)

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    What is the case diameter ?
    40mm but I think it wears quite large because of the thin bezel and opaque white dial. :)
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    Re: Where can I buy a "minimalist" watch just like this, but made out of metal? (not plastic!)

    Thank you for your suggestions so far. My thoughts:

    - Junkers watches - WAY too expensive. Seem to start at GBP150 mostly double that.

    - Timex Fairfield - Not bad but slightly ugly/cheap looking. I don't really want all those dots for minutes. The minute hand is stupidly long. I would open it up and cut off the second hand. I would remove the TIMEX branding too if I could.
    [ASIDE: Why the heck do we all seem to accept that we should I be advertising someone else's brand name what we have paid a fair price for?

    - CREDOR - possible but very dated look. I would cut off that silly second hand. If expensive too, forget it.

    - Citizen NH8350-08B - not a bad looking watch... but I don't want dates etc. Hours are too large. All too spiky. Resonates too much with a spider's web for me.

    There is no point trying to repair such a cheap watch but I still quite like it's look. So I guessanother option would be for me to keep the hands and the watch face of my broken watch (that has a plastic body) and move them into a new watch made from a reasonable grade of stainless steel and with a scratch-resistant glass.

    The external diameter of my watch is 38mm, the glass seems to be about 34mm.

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