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In The Market For A Watch...  
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 1667 times:

Yeah, I'm finally getting around to replacing that watch that was stolen in August on a vacation in SoCal and have been looking around at the various local jewelers for something I like.

Something that caught my eye this morning-- the Chase-Durer Wing Commander XV Chronograph (picture below) and thought it was kinda cool and has "that look" that I like.



At any rate, I really like watches with steel/titanium bands & gold link thingys (sorry, the term escapes me) and dark faces and am looking in the $150-400 range.

Soooo... if anyone has comments on the Wing Commander or Chase-Durer watches, I'd really appreciate hearing them because I might just go to the mall this weekend and buy it.

Thanks a lot,
N400QX


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 1658 times:

Wal-Mart should still sell Timex INDIGLO's. I spent $10 bucks on mine about five years ago and it is still going strong.

Replacement value isn't high either.



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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 1656 times:

Ummm.... thanks for your suggestion. lol.  Wink/being sarcastic

But I really do like that other style of watch, its just so... I don't know how to explain it.

N400QX


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Well its almost 0300 so I better head off to bed. Thought I'd bump it up to the top first.

Chase-Durer, btw

N400QX


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

OH I figured that you where going for looks not practicality...

It is kind of like these guys that go off and buy 3500-4000 dollar Weatherby rifles with those fancy crotchwood stocks and then take them off to Moose or Bear camp!

A rifle like that you just leave in the case and lovingly rub it once a week with a diaper.



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User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

I myself prefer Seiko, or Citizen. Both very nice, and can be had for around $150-250.


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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

>OH I figured that you where going for looks not practicality...

I'm going for both here, -188.  Laugh out loud

>It is kind of like these guys

Nawww, not really. Its only a, what, $200 watch. Now if I was talking a $18000 Rolex you might have a point there. Which reminds me, I wonder if I'll get a fake Rolex from my friend who is returning from China in a couple days... hmm

Thanks for y'alls input so far, I appreciate it.

N400QX


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

I have a "Fossil" watch. it's titanium and great Big thumbs up However, I think it's a USA only brand  Sad
-Will
BTW: I like that watch with Concorde Big grin



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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

go timex! i've had several timexi and they are great, durable and not bad looking.


Citizen Eco-drives are great! i have one with a chronometer, 2 time zones (home and 1 other, mine's set to London time), an alarm and a perpetual calendar.

 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

I have a Fossil Blue. Ok, so it's only $50, but it's gorgeous. Analogue set to local EST, digital set to London / GMT. Wouldn't trade it for anything.

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3400 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

I have a slightly higher priced Fossil, it was $160 and it is very nice.

User currently offlineDeltarnomd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

I have a Fossil Blue watch myself that I like the looks of. It was on sale at Watch Station for $50, it was originally like $85 I think.

User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

Get something classic and classy:

Bvlgari
Gucci

or if you really want to go all out:

Philip Patek

Cheers,

mb (Who wears Gucci / Longines)

A new star is born...


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days ago) and read 1594 times:

No...A better comparison would be those guys who go out and buy those $20,000 Italian double shotguns for trap shooting....

They make those Weatherby guys look sane.


At least they general don't go into the field with them.



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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days ago) and read 1592 times:

LOL, L-188, oook, I gotcha. I think.


Hmm... don't really care for the Guccis a whole lot, but some of those Bvlgaris are just beautiful. Eh, I don't want to spend over $400. lol.

Thanks guys, seems you all sure like the Fossils, so I'll take a look. I still loooooooooove that Chase-Durer. And still looking for anyone that might have an experience with em....

N400QX


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

And another bump before I go to bed...  Big thumbs up

N400QX


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

Agreed, go for the cheapest good watch you can find for $40-50. It will eventually either get lost or broken, only a matter of time. I got a nice watch as a present two years ago and broke the strap less than two days later when I slipped and fell on some ice...a replacement strap cost almost as much as the entire watch.

CPDC10-30



User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

I got the standard Rolex 3/4 face when I made partner last year.
But my $60 Fossil gets much more compliments (and I don't worry about losing it or scratching the crystal...).


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7958 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Personally, I don't like metal bands and gold as second color. Here's my fav - Tag Heuer Carrera Chronorgaph
I think it is both - classic and modern.
Donations are welcome.  Big thumbs up

Regards,
NoUFO



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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Well thank you all for your opinions... sounds like Fossil is something to look into. I'm going to go downtown this weekend to check out the Chase-Furer, but I'll keep the Fossil in mind in case I turn out to dislike the C-F.

Thanks again,

N400QX


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Worried about your watch getting screwed? Why not try the time-tested, bomb-resistant Timex? It's certainly good enough for Osama Bin Laden.




User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

LOL... it may hold up after being the target of USAF bombs, but do I really want to share a watch with the most evil man alive? hehe

User currently offlineBoeingnut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1538 times:


Well, I liked this watch myself a lot when I was out looking through the local jewelers a few months ago.

The Bulova 96c11. Titanium. Very nice and light, but it is probably too minimalist for your style, looking at your first picture you posted. But take a look at this guy. I ended up getting mine for $240.

-Boeingnut


User currently offlineA340-313X From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

How about a Swiss Army... You should be able to get a really nice one for the price range your mentioned...

Regards.


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

I do like that Bulova, Boeingnut. I tend to like simpler watches (like the one you posted), but that Chase-Durer (why'd I put "furer" last time? lol) just struck me as cool. I don't know.

I'm such an indecisive person, watch shopping is the worst. I've been doing it since August... lol.


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