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Hi, I need a suggestion for a daily wear. I'm looking to keep this $200 or lower. I am okay with eBay/used.

The Tsovet SVT-RS40 is really what I would like, yet I can't find it cheaper and it is a little out of my price range at this point.

I would really like a watch similar in looks/style as the tsovet (minimalist muted face/leather band).

Thank you!

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Friend is looking for a watch like this:

http://www.smartturnout.com/watches-and-watchstraps/heritage-watch.html

Any suggestions for something similar, that has better movement or is a better bang for your buck? That site and their watches just scream trendriding, so my hunch is that theres a lot better out there for less.

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The site doesnt give any info on the watch other than that it has a quartz movement. No doubt that it's overpriced. But most better watches will be more than that. Look at Hamilton for something with a decent mechanical movement in the same price range, but if your friend wants to find a better watch in a similar style for a little more, look at vintage omegas.

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interestingly, UW and tsovet are the two watch companies i had to use warranty repair for because the watches stopped functioning.

tsovet fixed the movement and it now works like a champ

UW took a few weeks to seemingly decide that their cost to repair would be in excess of the cost to refund the retailer. loved the watch but not sure i'd buy from them again. if i were looking at that style of watch, i'd considered the braun retros

btw - $400+ on a quartz watch with no precious metals and a fabric strap? isn't that kind of the definition of overpriced?

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instead of getting a bracelet for the 007, i figure i would just keep it with the rubber diving strap for casual wear and then get this one for when i need to wear a tie or something. in a few years (hopefully) when i can finally afford a submariner they would both be replaced. thoughts?

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i would put the 007 on a bracelet and this one on a rubber strap. not a big deal for most but wearing a "seiko 5 sports" for dressier days just feels a bit off to me. at least i can justify it for being a sports watch on a rubber strap... good luck!

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You'll be able to afford the sub quicker if you buy a $12 strap instead of a new watch.

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anyone have first hand experience with MWC watches - can you comment on their quality?

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I've heard it's quite overpriced.

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I've heard it's quite overpriced.

they're relatively cheap - less than 200 pounds for most models. still overpriced? how about the quality?

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yes still. they are made in china with Chinese movements. might as well buy a parnis for 65€ on ebay, same quality.

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Love my mako, think the xl is a little too big but damn is it a nice watch. orients definitely are the best bang for your vagina. The new <$200 automatic models they put out look decent as well...

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Is there anything I need to know before buying one of those Seiko Pepsi watches? Any variation over the years? Are fakes pervasive?

Edit: and I want mine made in Japan.

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bought something i was dreaming about when i was a teenager.

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My daily watch.

Watch history thus far: Nixon Time Teller P in all white, Nixon Time Teller in stainless steel (removed all hair from my wrist in a most painful manner), and now this Skagen. If looking to graduate up in the next year or so, I am trying to figure out what would serve my needs best. A submariner-style watch in stainless steel with a black face is my current desired design.

Options that seem to carry designs along this line and under $400 include MWC, Seiko, and Mt. Rainer Design. Any experience, thoughts, and/or competitors that would offer a better product?

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I've been digging the Marine Master more and more ever since I saw it in person. I think I'll save up for one...

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Planning to invest some tax refundage, have thought a few diff ways so any thoughts on the below or anything missing deserving of consideration?

Air king

Speedmaster

Seamaster / planet ocean (dig the looks but may be a little giant)

Iwc portofino

Jlc reverso (one of the entry level ones)

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Zenith El Primero Striking 10th?

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Planning to invest some tax refundage, have thought a few diff ways so any thoughts on the below or anything missing deserving of consideration?

Air king

Speedmaster

Seamaster / planet ocean (dig the looks but may be a little giant)

Iwc portofino

Jlc reverso (one of the entry level ones)

Porto.

On an unrelated topic, Pics from SIHH this year are amazing.

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can anyone recommend a trusted site for quality watch bands - i'm looking for a lizard band much like the one in this photo. tons of sites out there but not sure which one to trust. merci

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