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I love watches, can't deny that.. but, even with what I guess I could say is a reasonable income I could never justify spending.... above $4k for a watch, really. I just think I could be better off spending that elsewhere. Not to say I would judge anyone doing it etc.

I did say to myself though that if I got a promotion (which is more or less coming) that I would treat myself to "the most expensive watch I've ever bought" - but this isn't all that hard given it only has to be >$800.

Having said that... what is a good, modern/young? watch for about the $2-$2500 mark? I find so many of the watches I see look like they're for 50yo grey poupon types.

I like the look of this style lately; with the steel mesh band:
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I might even buy that Hilfiger watch anyhow given it is only $250ish lol - but I am definitely aiming higher..
 

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Thought about then instead of another Ironman but they are way too big and bulky.
I have one bulky gshock (really nice, black outside, gold face). The other is the mudman 9000.

My third gshock acquired a few weeks ago is blue, colour coordinated the purchase to match a particular shirt, shorts and basketball shoes that I own :).
 

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I love watches, can't deny that.. but, even with what I guess I could say is a reasonable income I could never justify spending.... above $4k for a watch, really. I just think I could be better off spending that elsewhere. Not to say I would judge anyone doing it etc.

I did say to myself though that if I got a promotion (which is more or less coming) that I would treat myself to "the most expensive watch I've ever bought" - but this isn't all that hard given it only has to be >$800.

Having said that... what is a good, modern/young? watch for about the $2-$2500 mark?
It really depends what you are after. The watches people spend a lot of money on (and people like me drool over) tend to be mechanicals, which are bought more for a love of their engineering and craftsmanship than any practical reason.

Mechanical watches are a lifetime expense though - more than one person has bought a Rolex for $6K without realising it has to be serviced every five years at $1K+ a pop.

If you just want something stylish to go on your wrist, stick with quartz. They’re cheaper, more reliable and more accurate than mechanical watches and require virtually no maintenance. For a few hundred dollars you can have your pick of a million beautiful options.

The only watches I would suggest staying away from are luxury fashion watches. Paying $2K for a cheap quartz movement because it’s got the name Tag Heur slapped on it is crazy, IMO.
 

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It really depends what you are after. The watches people spend a lot of money on (and people like me drool over) tend to be mechanicals, which are bought more for a love of their engineering and craftsmanship than any practical reason.

Mechanical watches are a lifetime expense though - more than one person has bought a Rolex for $6K without realising it has to be serviced every five years at $1K+ a pop.

If you just want something stylish to go on your wrist, stick with quartz. They’re cheaper, more reliable and more accurate than mechanical watches and require virtually no maintenance. For a few hundred dollars you can have your pick of a million beautiful options.

The only watches I would suggest staying away from are luxury fashion watches. Paying $2K for a cheap quartz movement because it’s got the name Tag Heur slapped on it is crazy, IMO.
Yeah I appreciate that with your interest in watches that is where you stand on it - makes sense - and if it makes no sense to spend $2k on a watch for style reasons then what do you do?

I feel like many people would spend $$ on a watch for its engineering but I would have to say many people would spend up big just for status.

I'd like a watch where people that go "gee I love your watch" - I'm that guy - but I also don't want to spend hugely heh
 

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The only watches I would suggest staying away from are luxury fashion watches. Paying $2K for a cheap quartz movement because it’s got the name Tag Heur slapped on it is crazy, IMO.
Truer words have never been spoken. Since offering quartz watches Tag have devalued their brand substantially and the resale values have plummeted.
 

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i used to be interested in high-end watches but the disdain the companies treat their customers with, and the hype east culture, is beyond a joke.

good with my Apple Watch, couple of mid range seikos and a gshock.
 

William Wonka

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I love watches, can't deny that.. but, even with what I guess I could say is a reasonable income I could never justify spending.... above $4k for a watch, really. I just think I could be better off spending that elsewhere. Not to say I would judge anyone doing it etc.

I did say to myself though that if I got a promotion (which is more or less coming) that I would treat myself to "the most expensive watch I've ever bought" - but this isn't all that hard given it only has to be >$800.

Having said that... what is a good, modern/young? watch for about the $2-$2500 mark? I find so many of the watches I see look like they're for 50yo grey poupon types.

I like the look of this style lately; with the steel mesh band:
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I might even buy that Hilfiger watch anyhow given it is only $250ish lol - but I am definitely aiming higher..
If you are still looking...
This is what I would be looking at for the style you are after and at your budget.
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Swiss watch with 100+ year history
In house movement based on Valjoux 7750
28,000 bph
60 hour power reserve.
Under $2k
Thoughts outabounds ?


Na get a watch from a watch company I reckon not a fashion label watch, you’d be better off buying a $250 Seiko IMO
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Yeah I appreciate that with your interest in watches that is where you stand on it - makes sense - and if it makes no sense to spend $2k on a watch for style reasons then what do you do?

I feel like many people would spend $$ on a watch for its engineering but I would have to say many people would spend up big just for status.

I'd like a watch where people that go "gee I love your watch" - I'm that guy - but I also don't want to spend hugely heh
Watch engineering comes in four levels.

Level one- quartz. Tells the perfectly time but uses electric means to do it. (Consider it a photograph)

Level two- Basic automatic. Encapsulates the brilliance of human ingenuity, using a multitude of infintisimally tiny cogs, springs and wheels constantly in motion- spinning, turning and slowly expanding so as to measure the passing time with such amazing accuracy that days are timed to within a few seconds. All this in something the size of a 20 cent coin. (Consider it an amazing work of art)
Here is a video of a $250 Seiko as an example- awe inspiring.



Level three- Quality automatic. Does the above only better. (Consider it as an amazing work of art by a famous artist in a nicer frame).

Level four. Prestige automatic. Does the above except every tiny cog, wheel and spring is its own work of art (Consider it as a masterpiece by Da Vinci)
 

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If you are still looking...
This is what I would be looking at for the style you are after and at your budget.
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Swiss watch with 100+ year history
In house movement based on Valjoux 7750
28,000 bph
60 hour power reserve.
Under $2k
Thoughts outabounds ?



This this this this.



Watch engineering comes in four levels.

Level one- quartz. Tells the perfectly time but uses electric means to do it. (Consider it a photograph)

Level two- Basic automatic. Encapsulates the brilliance of human ingenuity, using a multitude of infintisimally tiny cogs, springs and wheels constantly in motion- spinning, turning and slowly expanding so as to measure the passing time with such amazing accuracy that days are timed to within a few seconds. All this in something the size of a 20 cent coin. (Consider it an amazing work of art)
Here is a video of a $250 Seiko as an example- awe inspiring.



Level three- Quality automatic. Does the above only better. (Consider it as an amazing work of art by a famous artist in a nicer frame).

Level four. Prestige automatic. Does the above except every tiny cog, wheel and spring is its own work of art (Consider it as a masterpiece by Da Vinci)

Awesome advice thank you! :thumbs up:

I really do like the look of that Mido watch - can you actually go somewhere and see one in person?
 

William Wonka

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Awesome advice thank you! :thumbs up:

I really do like the look of that Mido watch - can you actually go somewhere and see one in person?
David Jones stock some Mido models.
That one isnt on their website that I could see but might be worth asking in store, you will certainly be able to see similar Mido timepieces and get a feel for them.
If you buy instore you will pay a premium over what they go for online however.
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David Jones stock some Mido models.
That one isnt on their website that I could see but might be worth asking in store, you will certainly be able to see similar Mido timepieces and get a feel for them.
If you buy instore you will pay a premium over what they go for online however.
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yeah get that but would like to see them in person and buy cheaper online heh
 

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