Buyin a new watch.

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May 18, 2008

Buyin a new watch. by Westside at 5:52 PM (1,558 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. Westside
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    My price range is up to $400. I almost decided that I want this watch:
    http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-Eco-Drive-Sk...9000&sr=8-1
    However, the reviews have many negative things such as a weak crystal even worse than that of a $25 watch and the fact that if it does scratch it looks worse than steel... I want to buy from my local place, at this store: http://www.watchwholesale.com/ or Sears.

    Can someone recommend me a good watch?
     
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    If I ever wear a watch again it would be a Swatch this one, maybe this one or even this one and heck this one looks awesome.

    Seems like they doesn´t sell them at watchwholesale.com, but I'm sure you can find them in sears.
     
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    Real men pee on the floor and tell the time by how fast their pee evaporates due to the intensity of the sun according to it's position in the sky.
     
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    Uhhh.... ok.... but I'm not a real man... [​IMG]
    I need a watch that is sturdy, doesn't have to LOOK sturdy but it has to be strong. So I went with Titanium, but this thing's got alot of bad reviews...
     
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    Here's one of my watches ...

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    It's alright, but is it actually sturdy? My father has his rolex from the 70's and it still works amazingly.
     
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    Yeah, there's a real nice weight to it ... it even came with all sort of little extras ... like different chains and fobs ...
     
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    Nice watch. Solar powered is awesome too. I dont like using watches because I can't wear them during work and they are just another thing to put on before I go anywhere. Would rather just grab my cell phone and wallet. If you can get that for cheaper I suggest it because thats a crazy price for a watch.

    If I ever start wearing watches I will end up using this 20$ one my little brother got at NY from some guy. Knock off Rolex.
     
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    Bob Evil, I also want to get a friend of mine who is going into pilot in the Air Force after University. You've been in the air force, I know nothing about the zooms, do you know if one of those military watches or pilot watches would become useful actually?
     
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    Why pay 400 dollars for a watch,you could do a lot with 400 dollars.
    I have a watch thats 48 dollars and It has been alive on my arm for 5 years.
     
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    I like it.
    It looks really cool.
     
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    Because people have money to burn and want to buy nice, flashy things for themselves to make them stand apart from people around them?
     
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    Was never a pilot myself, but I know that they have a list of recommended watches for pilots ... the air force can probably tell him the best one to get ...
     
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    I've the Citizen Eco Drive, and I Think it's one of the best clocks!
    It's very accurate and it is also really solid!
    I let it fall on the ground several times but it didn't broke or got scratched!
     
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    that is insanely cool
     

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