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I love my 1973 pd...
But I'm an old school type of guy..

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:38 PM
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Holy cow! Never would have guessed that was an $8000 watch. I'm a fan of Seiko and Citizen. No chrono on this one, but for $7870 less money I could deal with it:

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:26 PM
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I find that there is quite a bit of style overlap between IWC and Hamilton for the more classic watches like the one you posted... Worth taking a look at their line to see if anything rings your bell as most Hamiltons will run you in the $200-$600 range.

I will also second the sinn recommendation, looking at the IWC you have posted I would recommend you take a look at a Sinn 356 or 358 flieger. As stated watch buys is the only official seller in the US, but they come up on the classifieds at Timezone.com all the time. So do IWC watches for that matter... You may be surprised how cheap you can find them over there.

Good luck with your search!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:41 PM
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i have watches. most of mine are stainless. well, metal bands. i want a watch i have to buckle on. i want a huge dial/face on it. non-digital. big hand, little hand.

i love the Omega Speedmasters..and (gulp) that IWC topgun. good lord! we are talking Rolex money..

any great, more budget friendly watches out there that meet my criteria?

this watch is amazing looking.

the IWC chronograph, top gun.

here you go , Vash

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The Seiko Sports 150 chronographs are undervalued for what you get....no longer made but the used ones are still state of the art. Mine is 25 years old and an every day watch.
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If you like the IWC you will probably like CWC. RAF pilots watches



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If you want cheap, consider a Bell & Ross.

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Buy an Omega.
You want a cheap watch? Use your phone.
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Or the VDO one on your dash...oh wait. those never work....
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If you want cheap, consider a Bell & Ross.

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?! The B&R for which I lust retails for $4200! Though looking around online it seems like it can be had from supposedly legit sources for a little over half that. Perhaps no Richard Mille, but I think that still qualifies for at least the two dollar signs ($$) vash posted in the title of this thread.
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If you really have an itch for a nice watch do it right the first time and never look back. Buy a quality classic timeless design ( an IWC would qualify) and enjoy it for a lifetime. If you buy something cheaper to appease the want you will only find yourself with an itch a few weeks/months later. Like a Porsche there is no substitute for a fine timepiece. A Miata or 350Z will not scratch the itch of a lifetime dreaming about a 911.

You can build memories on the back of a Rolex Sub or an Omega Speedmaster or many many other great timepieces. Shop around, get educated, don't get in a hurry.

Like cars you can save a ton on depreciation by buying used just be careful and get a proper PPI as there are a lot of quality fakes in the marketplace.

Look at brands like the afore mentioned Sinn or Longines, Hamilton and B&R if you don't want to spend over 2500.

Time zone.com is the Pelican of the watch world. Spend some time there and learn from those Ladies and Gentlemen.

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?! The B&R for which I lust retails for $4200!
Well, they have made cheaper watches. I used to have one that cost around $600, or therabouts. It was around 40mm in size, had a automatic/mechanical movement, a simple face with a pair of hands and a leather strap. Sort of fits the needs of Sir Vash. Not saying they don't make more expensive watches, too...

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Another vote for something lightly used. I picked up a Tag Calibre 6 link for about 20% of retail that was pristine. I wear it daily now. Came with everything, box, extra links, warranty, original receipt.
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If you really have an itch for a nice watch do it right the first time and never look back. Buy a quality classic timeless design ( an IWC would qualify) and enjoy it for a lifetime. If you buy something cheaper to appease the want you will only find yourself with an itch a few weeks/months later. Like a Porsche there is no substitute for a fine timepiece. A Miata or 350Z will not scratch the itch of a lifetime dreaming about a 911.
What would you suggest to someone who hasn't worn a watch in 15 years and not quite sure about dropping that kind of money?

I do like these classic designs...
Old 02-03-2013, 09:34 AM
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i have good watches. one is gold and very "not me". i should sell it and buy the IWC, but the the watch has stupid sentimental value.

i took a few links out of my TAG and my wife wears it as her nursing watch. very sexy on her. the TAG face is small faced for me. (now). i've had it for maybe 25 years. the watch face looks huge on her, but itis easy to see the second hand.

the CWC holds promise. thanks!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:52 AM
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thanks for all the great suggestions. the CWC holds promise.

sucks there are forgeries. seems like most legit ones are in the UK? roadtrip!
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I can't see the fad of today...the HUGE clunky watches.

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