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In The Market For A Watch...

Thu Jan 03, 2002 6:02 pm

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,
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Thu Jan 03, 2002 6:07 pm

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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N400QX
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Thu Jan 03, 2002 6:10 pm

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.

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:45 pm

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

Chase-Durer, btw

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:59 pm

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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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 2:12 am

I myself prefer Seiko, or Citizen. Both very nice, and can be had for around $150-250.
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 5:14 am

>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.

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 5:54 am

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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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 6:06 am

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.

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 6:16 am

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.
 
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 6:30 am

I have a slightly higher priced Fossil, it was $160 and it is very nice.
 
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 6:45 am

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.
 
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 10:08 am

Get something classic and classy:

Bvlgari
Gucci

or if you really want to go all out:

Philip Patek

Cheers,

mb (Who wears Gucci / Longines)

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 5:14 pm

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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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 5:32 pm

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....

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 8:30 pm

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

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 11:36 pm

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.

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Fri Jan 04, 2002 11:45 pm

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...).
 
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:18 am

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

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N400QX
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:47 pm

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,

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:51 pm

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


 
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:06 pm

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
 
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:43 pm


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.

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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:56 pm

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

Regards.
 
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RE: In The Market For A Watch...

Sat Jan 05, 2002 2:02 pm

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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