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    Default Favorite Cheap Watches

    Okay, I frequently see posts from people who own Rolexes and Panerais and other fine watches, but rarely see any from people like me of modest means who look for serviceable watches at rock-bottom prices.

    Here are my contributions:

    A Seiko 5 automatic, chosen because it resembles a Grand Seiko, and a Casio quartz, chosen because it has an actual rotating bezel for planning dives...unlike many others I looked at in the under $25.00 price range that had bezels that only looked like they could rotate.

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    What cheap watch or watches do you wear, and why?
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    I forgot the close-up of the Casio. Please excuse the poor picture; I don't have a macro lens.

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    I was half expecting to see a spam link in your signature for this thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cady Goldfield View Post
    I was half expecting to see a spam link in your signature for this thread...
    Oh. Well, let me accommodate you...

    www.spam.com

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    I've still got a Seiko very similar to yours in a drawer somewhere. A couple of years back, I had an allergic reaction to something down by the creek, and couldn't wear my watch because of the rash. When it finally healed, I had gotten used to looking at my phone instead of my watch, and never ended up putting it back on.

    It's funny, but I couldn't stand to be without my watch until then. Now when I try to wear it, it feels uncomfortable to have something on my wrist.
    Paul Smith
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    Seiko SRP313 AKA "new Monster". An ISO certified mechanical diver with insanely good lume for under $200. Nobody else does it so cheap.

    Neil Gendzwill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Owens View Post
    Oh. Well, let me accommodate you...

    www.spam.com


    Too funny .... I wear a ASUS ZenWatch 2 (Android Wear) watch.
    Steven Miranda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Miranda View Post
    I wear a ASUS ZenWatch 2 (Android Wear) watch.
    I used to say to myself, 'self...if it doesn't have gears it isn't a real watch.'

    Then I saw this:

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    I have two watches I have not used for many years and one I use now. The inexpensive watch I use now is called Ice Watch and I bought it at Haneda airport on my way to Europe. This watch comes in various colours and the one I chose is dark green, with gold fittings. It has a flexible green strap, probably of rubber. The watches I do not use are an Omega Seamaster, with a steel bezel and bracelet, and a Tissot Tachymeter watch. The Omega does not have a battery, but needs cleaning (I think) and servicing, but the charge for this will be about three times the cost of the Ice watch. The Tissot needs a new battery, but I will probably never use the tachymeter.
    Peter Goldsbury,
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