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who wears a watch like that, looks like something from the matrix.

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current watch: omega speedmaster. used to be into watches with lots of dials.

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now i'm more minimalist and will probably get something like this sinn for my next:

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I'm in the market for a new watch. My price range is about 1G~2G, a little bit more if I need to. I have never been into watches and basically the only brands I know are Rolex, Tag, Casio, Swatch and nothing else really.

I'm a minimalist when it comes to fashion in every sense but Breitling watches are so sexy right now...

So my question is are Breitling watches really worth the price? Or can you guys recommend me a minimalist simple watch?

Thanks.

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I'm in the market for a new watch. My price range is about 1G~2G, a little bit more if I need to. I have never been into watches and basically the only brands I know are Rolex, Tag, Casio, Swatch and nothing else really.

I'm a minimalist when it comes to fashion in every sense but Breitling watches are so sexy right now...

So my question is are Breitling watches really worth the price? Or can you guys recommend me a minimalist simple watch?

Thanks.

Watches are a matter of taste. I'm not the biggest fan of Breitling but have friends that love the aviation-based history of the watch. There's a huge range of prices for the watch. On the plus side, they are still an affordable watch (aside from some of the limited edition Bentley models), right before you get into the next tier of watches with in-house movements and such.

If you're looking for a classic, minimal watch that is well-made and has history, check out IWC. Within your price range, there's the Pilot Mark XV with a deployant buffalo strap. IWC recently remodeled it, but if you can find the classic (not spitfire) it may be what you're looking for. Tom Cruise wore this exact watch in Vanilla Sky in the opening scene. If you can find one they right around 2K from an authorized dealer.

I would avoid Tag, Omega, Rado, Gucci etc. aka the watches you can basically buy in airport dutyfree.

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as posted in the recent purchases thread... I just got this in the post today, absolutely love it. Stowa Airman automatic date. First class service from the company too.

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^ Damn that's a nice one...Gotta love the German automatics and craftmanship.

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thanks for the reply Analyst. but would youc are to elaborate on why i should avoid those dutyfree watches?

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hey fresco where and how much did you get those stowa's for? thanks man!

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i've always been a pretty (freaking big) georg jensen fan, so i am eyeing this one for my next watch.

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so i'm joining the work force and need a watch that doesn't look like a part of steven hawking's wheelchair. basically, i'm looking for a watch that something a depression-era banker would wear to make sure he's not late for his meeting with boss tweed. something like this:

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just not dkny. i want a starter watch that's not a piece of crap, for less than say $300-400? any advice?

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Definitely not in the $300-400 range, but I just had to post this Stowa I found on Ebay. A WWII Luftwaffe Pilot's watch restored pristine mechanical (but not cosmetic, apparently) condition by a horologist.

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Definitely not in the $300-400 range, but I just had to post this Stowa I found on Ebay. A WWII Luftwaffe Pilot's watch restored pristine mechanical (but not cosmetic, apparently) condition by a horologist.

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argh, that's pretty fuckin beautiful.

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just not dkny. i want a starter watch that's not a piece of crap, for less than say $300-400? any advice?

Look into Victorinox (Swiss Army).........

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Depending on your wrist size I suggest an unbranded PAM. No Panerai markings but the same 6497-1 Swiss Eta movement as the PAM Historic line.

Little less then $400, and will definitely last a good while.

England has a good point regarding Victorinox. And if you want something along those lines i suggest looking into Hamilton, the Khaki collection is a nice simple collection to be had at the price range. Check Ebay, Hamilton is not popular enough to be faked.

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so i'm joining the work force and need a watch that doesn't look like a part of steven hawking's wheelchair. basically, i'm looking for a watch that something a depression-era banker would wear to make sure he's not late for his meeting with boss tweed. something like this:

414MNxrjtTL._SS500_.jpg

just not dkny. i want a starter watch that's not a piece of crap, for less than say $300-400? any advice?

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sorry if this is a stupid question, but where would i find an unbranded PAM? ebay?

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All i have is this vintage accutron from 69 which i really like, but i like this thread as i'm looking into saving up for a sleeker more fashion oriented watch. I like the vintage feel to my current one, but could always use an alternative. That georg jensen watch is insane though, but i still like it.

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so i'm joining the work force and need a watch that doesn't look like a part of steven hawking's wheelchair. basically, i'm looking for a watch that something a depression-era banker would wear to make sure he's not late for his meeting with boss tweed. something like this:

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just not dkny. i want a starter watch that's not a piece of crap, for less than say $300-400? any advice?

"...in DKNY, got grymy niggaz wit me from DKNY!" - 50 Cent

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this is probably a really dumb question but what exactly is an unbranded PAM?

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this is probably a really dumb question but what exactly is an unbranded PAM?

A Panerai replica.

I recall someone here giving a particular replica watch website a good review.

Personally, I think replicas are lame.

Have a look a a genuine Hamilton, Tissot, Victorianox, or Seiko for the same money.

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I've been saving for one of these,

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Hope they don't sell out before I can afford one.

I love anything associated with Steve McQueen.

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I've been seriously considering getting a new watch recently. My budget is around 15K-25K, max 30K.

I think I've narrowed it down to Audemars Piguet or A. Lange & Sohne in terms of design and size. Anybody have any opinions on these two makers...?

Watches I'm considering...

I really like this one from AP:

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God...i hate you DJ. You nice muthafuckin watch shopping SOB.

Audemars Piguet all the way.

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any of those would be great and they will appreciate in value.

Lucky bastard.:)

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Out of the ones you selected, I'd go with the Lange One on the very bottom. Very nice choices though.

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