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Done. Tissot, 345 CHF in Christ, this one. Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

Disclaimer: Wifey's pick for her dad, not mine
Well done...a nice looking one. Hopefully dad-in-law will be happy! Cheers...
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Old 01.11.2011, 22:03
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If you have the time and nerves, you can get 50% cheaper brand new unopened full warranty stamped cards watch from ricardo.ch. 300 won't buy you anything from Tissot (maybe a SS bracelet) but on ricardo sometimes for 300 you can get a decent automatic.
I'm wearing a CHF 200 watch from Tissot right now, I've had it for eight years and it has been great, totally waterproof, heat proof and everything else I threw at it proof, two battery changes were all it needed. Yes, it's a steel bracelet and every other month I have to change the date by hand but I still love it.


I bought it from Manor and would say that this is a good place to look for lower-priced watches.

ETA: I see you already chose - my previous watch had a leather bracelet but I stopped wearing it because, unless you took it off whenever you came in contact with water or liable to sweat, the bracelet became smelly very quickly. Definitely not something for someone like me who practically never takes her watch off.
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Old 02.11.2011, 11:55
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An ETA 2895-1 for a fiver? I'll give you a tenner. Can't be fairer than that.
I'll up the bidding to twelve. Don't be cheated by outrage!

(Ha, I've been waiting to use that line.)
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Old 02.11.2011, 11:58
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Done. Tissot, 345 CHF in Christ, this one. Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

Disclaimer: Wifey's pick for her dad, not mine
The Couturier range is very elegant in an Art-Deco-meets-Bauhaus way. Nice choice. And glad to have helped.
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Old 02.11.2011, 12:03
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For example high end watches use sapphire crystal for their watch faces, and this is virtually unbreakable and scratch-proof.
I strongly agree with everything you say, except for this.

Sapphire is a very nice material for watch crystals. Depending on the application, it may not be the best. Far from being unbreakable, it's very brittle. Quartz glass is actually better for dive watches for this reason. And Omega used acrylic crystal on the original Speedmaster moon watch for other engineering reasons.

And a 35mm sapphire crystal sold as a spare part is about $25, so although the manufacturers want you to believe it justifies the high price, it's hardly relevant.

Apart from that detail, really good post!
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my previous watch had a leather bracelet but I stopped wearing it because, unless you took it off whenever you came in contact with water or liable to sweat, the bracelet became smelly very quickly. Definitely not something for someone like me who practically never takes her watch off.
Nato G10 nylon strap: soft/comfortable, light, secure, unaffected by water and so washable, inexpensive, available in many colours and patterns, easy to change every day so you can colour coordinate with your outfit. I'm amazed that all women don't wear them.
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Old 02.11.2011, 12:39
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Nato G10 nylon strap:... I'm amazed that all women don't wear them.

I think there is a fashion mistake somewhere in there...
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Old 02.11.2011, 17:19
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I think there is a fashion mistake somewhere in there...
Well, I studied physics. I wouldn't take fashion advice from me.
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Buy one in America the prices are low here. I got a new Swiss Automatic(Hamilton) for under $100 here.
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Buy one in America the prices are low here. I got a new Swiss Automatic(Hamilton) for under $100 here.
Hamilton is Swiss?






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The Hamilton brand name still exists in name as a division of a major Swiss assembler of production grade mechanical and quartz wristwatches
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The Hamilton name brand is currently owned by The Swatch Group Ltd.
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Buy one in America the prices are low here. I got a new Swiss Automatic(Hamilton) for under $100 here.
Links, please. I see Hamiltons online, but never < $100....
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Re: Watches for mortals

Love this thread..
Grew up in Geneva and my very first student job was working with watches.
I would like to own, one day, a nice time piece though not necessarily a luxury high-end item.
My very favorite was always the Longines titanium Conquest.
Sapphire glass and titanium in watches were relatively new at the time and made such an impression on my young mind.
It was definitely the most lovely watch.
I don't believe they make them any more. *sigh*

vintage watch.. makes me wonder where my past 20 years have gone
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