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learning
12-09-2009, 10:40 PM
I m looking for a good quality wrist watch. No not something like Rolex but something under $1k.

Can you suggest some good brands out there. Dont need those sporty types with stop watch etc. Some brand that is contemporary by design and popular.

If you can post a list of 3-4 brands in order or quality and looks will be great

thankss :D

hueybot3000
12-09-2009, 10:42 PM
Wouldnt have a clue but try a watch shop, they'l have everything from the best to the worst in a display cabinet for ya :thumbs:

somebody
12-09-2009, 10:42 PM
My $20 KMart watch has lasted me around 7 years without a battery change, and is still going strong.

Citizen watches are quite good though in terms of quality.

Sweep
12-09-2009, 10:49 PM
I still wear my Father's seiko when I go out.

Doesn't miss a beat. My Casio I use for everyday was only around $50 is still good too.

Try this site:-
http://www.seiko.co.nz/

I would go there if I wanted quality.

Nomad
12-09-2009, 11:05 PM
Overseas would def be cheaper than NZ.

Just go to some shops and look I guess. If you have a grand I guess Citizen would be a bit down than you want. Raymond Weil, Longiness are two.

FYI, Rolex for some can be the same prices to Omega, Tag etc... but for 2 or 3 good computers you could get one :D Bought overseas that is. They are self winding so never need a battery, they use your wrist movement as kinetic energy. If you have 2 or 3 grand maybe Tudor the little brother of Rolex that's if it hasn't gone up in prices - oh just one good computer.

Trev
12-09-2009, 11:31 PM
Seiko. Just replaced the battery in my Seiko LCD watch for the first time that I bought in 1995. Have had Seiko watches since the mid 70s with mechanical watches then to LCD.
:)

beeswax34
13-09-2009, 12:09 AM
Casio or Omega or Tag Heuer

Cato
13-09-2009, 12:15 AM
I don't know how much an Omega Constellation goes for, but I think they're great. Subtle not a huge flash thing. Sleek. Hahaha.

But a 20$ watch from the warehouse will do whatever you want.

Never wore watches myself.

R2x1
13-09-2009, 02:42 AM
Get an iWatch, only $4,009 and comes with the assured smugness of knowing that, though it is not a good watch, it is expensive and hence "in".

pctek
13-09-2009, 09:17 AM
Seiko. Without question.
Husbands Seiko of unmentionable age finally gave up and unfortunately due to price we had to settle for a Casio.

Seiko isn't expensive like Rolex, just past our budget at present, so go for one of them........

maccrazy
13-09-2009, 09:30 AM
Tissot, got my analogue/digital titanium PR50 for less than $700 including postage, handling and tax off Amazon.

gary67
13-09-2009, 09:32 AM
I use my Nokia pocket watch/ phone on a daily basis and have a cheap warehouse watch for caving as it will get trashed fairly quickly

whellington
13-09-2009, 09:34 AM
Seiko. Without question.
Husbands Seiko of unmentionable age finally gave up and unfortunately due to price we had to settle for a Casio.

Seiko isn't expensive like Rolex, just past our budget at present, so go for one of them........

Husbands?

gary67
13-09-2009, 09:38 AM
Yes Pctek has a cupboard full of them, wheels them out on special occasions

learning
13-09-2009, 10:23 AM
Thankxx

My Pulsar broke so need new one. It lasted 4 yrs before needing new battery and then the other day i broke it clipped it in the railing

Yeah i have heard great things abt Seiko esp the perpetual Kinetic ones needing no battery.. Tag Heur is another one in my mind. Although they say Seiko is more classic lookin and Tag Heur is more trendy / contemporary

I rather buy a exp one and use it for at least several years so dont prefer 20 dola ones frm Warehouse :P

Nomad
13-09-2009, 11:09 AM
I don't know how much an Omega Constellation goes for, but I think they're great. Subtle not a huge flash thing. Sleek. Hahaha.

But a 20$ watch from the warehouse will do whatever you want.

Never wore watches myself.

$6 or 7k overseas maybe 9 or more here. Why not the speedmaster that's been used on the moon ;) with a scratch resistant glass.

Renmoo
13-09-2009, 11:16 AM
Casio - Been wearing one for the past 10 years. Recently had to change the strap, but that's about it.

Cheers :)

Cicero
13-09-2009, 12:28 PM
Will sell you my Rolex Oyster for 1k.

seltsam
13-09-2009, 01:29 PM
I won't wear a 'good' watch again - they get bashed up too easily. Had two digital Seikos before (now in a drawer) on which the buttons got harder and harder to push until they became impossible. Found a plastic cheapie on a beach a couple of years ago with a broken strap - fixed easily and it's been going great since.

Erayd
13-09-2009, 02:52 PM
Another vote for Casio :thumbs:.

robbyp
13-09-2009, 02:57 PM
I wouldn't recommend Omega, or any of the expensive brands. This is becuase they are very expensive to repair. They will also require an overhaul when they stop working. You may get 20 years life out of one, but you can buy a lot of Casios for that price. I like Swatch. The other brand I like is the swiss made Wenger, which makes them for the army. They also make swiss army knives. Swiss made watches are good, but the japanese ones are probably just as good. I wouldn't spend more than a couple of hundred.

hueybot3000
13-09-2009, 04:56 PM
Why do people spend so much on watches? I mean my $300 phone does everything a watch does plus a million% more

Cicero
13-09-2009, 05:37 PM
Why do people spend so much on watches? I mean my $300 phone does everything a watch does plus a million% more

I think one would look funny wearing a cell phone on wrist!

Nomad
13-09-2009, 05:53 PM
Why do people spend so much on watches? I mean my $300 phone does everything a watch does plus a million% more

I guess that if they only worn Seiko and Casio and Citizens et al .. then it is very average looking. Many people probably only need a $99 color cellphone but ..... :p On the same token on holiday people don't really need a hotel or a resort or a cruise, what about just a B&B or a Motel and head to the supermarket instead to the restaurant :D

Wrist watches may be similar to jewellery. I don't have a proper wrist watch, I a Olympus (Swiss made about $300-350 in 1997) which the leather strap need replacement but I don't think it is worth it so not done it. I think the metal straps goes better with formal wear. Other than that I am just for now wearing a Casio G Shock which I got for travel in 2004, might get a Casio with the compass for travel cos the one now the light is busted, the button don't work anymore. A Tudor would be nice too in the future :thumbs:

gary67
13-09-2009, 06:13 PM
I use my Nokia pocket watch/ phone on a daily basis and have a cheap warehouse watch for caving as it will get trashed fairly quickly

Pretty much what I was saying here Huey.

Nomad I had one of those Casio watches with a compass, barometer etc. Downside is if you want true pressure readings or temperature readings you have to not wear the watch but attach it to your pack or something, so defeats the purpose a bit of having it in the first place

kenj
13-09-2009, 06:35 PM
I bought a Seiko in 1999. It was the new "Kinetic" model and I have not touched in in 10 years. It only gains 10 seconds between Daylight Savings in both summer and winter. It is made of titanium and if I can ever wear the bugger out I will definitely replace it with the same, or nearest to it. I have worn it every day of the 10 years in all sorts of activities. Still looks like new.

Ken :banana

Strommer
13-09-2009, 06:50 PM
Tissot, got my analogue/digital titanium PR50 for less than $700 including postage, handling and tax off Amazon.

+ 1

Cicero
13-09-2009, 06:54 PM
Bought my Rolex in 1962,been back to Rolex twice and is ready for another trip,not sure I want to spend a thousand on it.

No better time keeper than a electronc Sieko.

R2x1
13-09-2009, 09:17 PM
I think one would look funny wearing a cell phone on wrist!
Dick Tracey looked cool with his ;)

Cicero
13-09-2009, 09:23 PM
Dick Tracey looked cool with his ;)

Is Huey as cool as Dick?I think not!

R2x1
13-09-2009, 11:58 PM
Very true. Giants strode the earth in those days (although in rather un-cool shoes).

pctek
14-09-2009, 08:21 AM
Yes Pctek has a cupboard full of them, wheels them out on special occasions

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bacchus
02-10-2009, 06:30 AM
if you want a real good watch get a luminox. i got 2 and i love them. they'll be about 1000 kiwi but worth it. the glow technology they use is amazing.

http://www.luminoxshop.com/

http://www.luminox-watches.co.uk/?kw=luminox&fl=282923&ci=741163344&network=s




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rob_on_guitar
02-10-2009, 07:25 AM
My grandfather bought me an olympus watch for my 20th, had to change the battery for the first time last year, no other issues. 11 years out of a battery isnt bad.

zqwerty
02-10-2009, 08:01 AM
Get a cell phone and chuck the 20th Century junk away.

kenj
02-10-2009, 08:14 AM
What is a cell phone?? Is it smuggled in to a prison by a gang members sheila?

Ken the luddite :):)

prefect
02-10-2009, 08:17 AM
Jaeger lol

wratterus
02-10-2009, 08:20 AM
Hmm, I missed this thread somehow. +1 for casio, had one ($100) for about 6 years now, hardly ever taken it off. Gone through 2 batteries and 3 straps, but the actual watch is fine. It gets some pretty serious use too.

nofam
02-10-2009, 08:56 AM
Citizen FTW - got mine about 9 years ago from a girlfriend and it's never missed a beat; keeps excellent time, and whenever I take it in to get a battery put in it, the jewellers always tell me to look after it as it's a nice model.

Richard
02-10-2009, 09:03 AM
Citizen FTW - got mine about 9 years ago from a girlfriend and it's never missed a beat; keeps excellent time, and whenever I take it in to get a battery put in it, the jewellers always tell me to look after it as it's a nice model.

Maybe that was your girlfriend they were talking about. :wub

nofam
02-10-2009, 09:41 AM
Maybe that was your girlfriend they were talking about. :wub

I doubt it - she turned out to be everything the watch isn't :clap

Greg
03-10-2009, 07:27 AM
I still wear my Father's seiko when I go out.

Doesn't miss a beat. My Casio I use for everyday was only around $50 is still good too.

Try this site:-
http://www.seiko.co.nz/

I would go there if I wanted quality.
I've had my Seiko Quartz for about 25 years. I need to replace the battery about each 7 years. It loses about 2 seconds per month. But man, otherwise it runs perfectly!