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Watches: Buy a fancy one, or stick with the Timex?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 747, Dec 6, 2010.

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Drop coin |or| It's just a watch.

Poll closed Jan 5, 2011.
  1. Drop coin.

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  2. It's just a watch...who cares?

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  1. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    747

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    I'm seriously considering dropping some coin on a swiss made automatic watch.

    In the past, I've resisted the temptation: My Citizen Eco-Drive and Timex digital always indicate the time; and, I couldn't ever get past the "why do I need anything fancier" part of it.

    Well, now I have a nice watch in my sights that's the right price (below $500), and sharp looking (imo). But, it tells the time like my much less expensive watches.

    A poll is above. And to those of you who have dropped +$400 on a watch, my questions are as follows:

    1. Did you get buyer's remorse later?

    2. Was it worth it?
     
  2. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    I went on a watch spree about 6 months ago I bought 3 citizens. Love em! well worth it and I wear them everywhere. Got them brand new on ebay and they are real and in mint condition. Paid 1/3 of retail cost of the watches.

    My first Citizen I bought because It matched my truck :taco:

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  3. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    jandrews

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    The only reason to buy an expensive watch is to prove you can.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    The_Dude

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    Nothing wrong with a fahncy watch...If you got the cash, go for it.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Who are you going to impress? Other people with more money than sense?

    Even when I'm making six figures I can tell the time with a Timex Expedition as well as with a Rolex.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    why do you need a watch, you see the time on your phone
     
  7. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    It's funny- Some folks out there might say the same thing about having a cap on a truck or using it for the stuff that some folks around here do.

    I use my watch (which has a circular slide rule on it) in the cockpit-where I can't use my phone. Lots of folks work in areas/buildings where phones aren't allowed.

    That said- I've got both. I got a Citizen EcoDrive special edition when I graduated flight school. I wear it for a lot of stuff including flying. But I also have a Timex Expedition that I throw on for duty days or long flights-Fits better with my drysuit too.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Not permitted where I work.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    Bought a Movado a few years back. Thought I really wanted a nice classy watch. Wore it a couple times and now it sits in a safe cause I only wear it on special occasions. Don't really think it was worth the $1,700.00 I paid for it since it only tells time and time is not my friend anymore ;) Plus I always carry a phone so I have the time.....
     
  10. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    I have fancy watches and cheapo watches, just depends on what you like. I love my Tissot tanker watch(my fav), i have a 2500 Movado that my wife won't let me where. I love the luminox that i use daily. I have about 15 watches and love them all, no regrets.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    I'm not quite sure the analogy is the same. I have a truck because Civics are notoriously poor at wheeling.

    If inexpensive watches told shitty time (as was the case before the advent of digital), I would understand it. There's a reason well crafted pocket watches used to be extremely expensive.

    Fancy watches are man jewelry. If that's what you're going for, fine...it does serve its purpose in some class-warrior professions (Lawyer, Physician, Doucehbag Banker, etc.). But if you just want a timepiece that's accurate, buy a $10 wal-mart special...or use your phone :)
     
  12. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    Besides a wedding band the only piece of jewelry you're gonna have is a watch, so invest in a watch you will have for 10+ years. Get a nice tag heuer, or something of that nature. It shouldn't be anything flashy, just a nice presentable watch. Stainless steel or leather.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    NOT MY POINT OF VIEW-But "Cars are made to go from point A to point B." You spend more on your truck because it's your hobby/something you enjoy. Much like a prius driver isn't going to get you modding the truck to run around the woods...You might not get why having a nicer watch is worth it...but to you- it's not.

    I agree- If all you want is accurate time get a cheap watch and reset it fairly often. Mine- I don't have to reset it ever cause it is radio updated...I can use the slide calc bezel and functions for my job. I can't just use my phone all the time. It's totally worth it to me. To a point...The diamond encrusted diamond watches fall in the "just because" category...
     
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    This is what i use it is a good all around






    [​IMG]Technical Specs
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    MODELDESCRIPTIONPRICEPAG240-1
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    Constantly evolving and improving the Pathfinder lineup, Casio introduces the PAG240-1, a welcome upgrade to the legendary PAG40. Black resin band watch with neutral digital face.

    • Tough Solar Power
    • Triple Sensor (Altimeter/Barometer, Thermometer, Digital Compass)
    • Sunrise & Sunset Data
    • World Time (48 cities)
    $ 250.00PAG240B-2
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    Constantly evolving and improving the Pathfinder lineup, Casio introduces the PAG240B-2, a welcome upgrade to the legendary PAG40. Black/blue resin/cloth band watch with neutral digital face.

    • Tough Solar Power
    • Triple Sensor (Altimeter/Barometer, Thermometer, Digital Compass)
    • Sunrise & Sunset Data
    • World Time (48 cities)
    $ 250.00PAG240T-7
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    Constantly evolving and improving the Pathfinder lineup, Casio introduces the PAG240T-7, a welcome upgrade to the legendary PAG40. Titanium band watch with neutral digital face.

    • Tough Solar Power
    • Triple Sensor (Altimeter/Barometer, Thermometer, Digital Compass)
    • Sunrise & Sunset Data
    • World Time (48 cities)
    $ 300.00
    At A Glance

    Constantly evolving and improving the Pathfinder lineup, Casio introduces the PAG240, a welcome upgrade to the legendary PAG40. The new PAG240 has all the same great Triple Sensor functionality you’ve come to love in its predecessor, but now it’s equipped with Self-Charging, Tough Solar Power, employs more functional exterior case design, has a host of additional features such as Sunrise Sunset Data, Countdown Timer and 48-city World Time.

    • Tough Solar Power
    • Triple Sensor (Altimeter/Barometer, Thermometer, Digital Compass)
    • Sunrise & Sunset Data
    • World Time (48 cities)

    Technical Specs


    • Tough Solar Power
    • Digital Compass
      Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points
      Measuring range: 0 to 359 degrees
      Measuring unit: 1 degree
    • Altimeter
      Measuring range: -700 to 10,000m (-2,300 to 32,800ft)
      Measuring unit: 5m (20ft)
      Auto memory measurements
      Altimeter Memory
      Manual memory measurements (up to 25 records, each including altitude, date, time)
      Auto memory measurements (High altitude, Low altitude memory, Total ascent, Total descent)
      Others: Reference altitude setting, Altitude graph, Altitude differential
    • Barometer
      Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
      Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
      Atmospheric pressure tendency graph
      Atmospheric pressure differential graphic
    • Thermometer
      Display range: -10 to 60 C (14 to 140 F)
      Display unit: 0.1 C (0.2 F)
      Sunrise/Sunset Data
      Displays sunrise time and sunset time for a specific date, Daylight pointers
    • 100M Water Resistant
    • Low Temperature Resistant (-10 C / 14 F)
    • Full Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
    • Duplex LCD
    • World Time
    • 31 times zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
    • 5 Daily Alarms
    • Hourly Time Signal
    • 1/100 second stopwatch
      Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"
      Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    • Full Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
    • Countdown Timer
      Measuring unit: 1 second
      Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
    • 12/24 Hour Formats
    • Button operation tone on/off
    • Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month
    • Storage Battery: Solar Rechargeable Battery
    • Battery Power Indicator
    • Power Saving Function
    • Approx. battery life: 6 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
    • Module 3246
    Size of case/total weight
    PAG240 57.3 x 50.9 x 15.3mm / 65.4g
    PAG240B 57.3 x 50.9 x 15.3mm / 64.2g
    PAG240T 57.3 X 50.9 X 15.3mm / 111.4g
     
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    Get the best of both worlds. I got this Technoluxury watch (a Timex subsidiary) and I get compliments all the time.

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  16. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    tyson127

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    I'm a bit of a watch guy but its all about utility watches with me anyways. But honestly 90pct of the time I end up wearing a special edition (khaki) Casio Mudman. I can put it on and literally never think about getting it caked in mud/blood/crud, can slam it into anything, etc and it won't even stutter. I recently got a tawatec because I've never had a tritium tube watch, its so so. Mostly a styling clash with me.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    I'm a bit of a watch guy but its all about utility watches with me anyways. But honestly 90pct of the time I end up wearing a special edition (khaki) Casio Mudman. I can put it on and literally never think about getting it caked in mud/blood/crud, can slam it into anything, etc and it won't even stutter. I recently got a tawatec because I've never had a tritium tube watch, its so so. Mostly a styling clash with me.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    jandrews

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    Let's make sure we're on the same page...when I say "fancy watch" I mean a 4-digit pricetag or higher. Are we talking about the same thing?

    Some watches are really multi-tools disguised as watches and warrant their higher pricetag...
     
  19. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    I wouldn't consider $500 too much to spend on a nice watch since the sky is the limit with high end watches. If you are comfortable with spending that amount of money on a watch, then I say go for it.
     
  20. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    FWIW, I'm talking about a classic pilot's watch...it indicates time, and has a 4th hand for zulu time....that's it.

    [EDIT: BTW, it's not on amazon, et al. It's at a jewelry store; used, but flawless, in my estimation.]
     
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