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Best bargain watches?

Discussion in 'Brights, Gizmo's & toys' started by Tony, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Deekin

    Deekin Full Member

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    There are also decent dive watches with the Miyota (citizen) 8215 movement, which is a basic reliable workhorse, for the same money. It's worth trying an established long term independent watchmaker for a service, as some of them might have parts. I was lucky enough to get a vintage Seiko chrono serviced/repaired this way. :)
     
  2. johnbaz

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    Hi

    I think I paid around £35 for the G Shock on the right second hand off a forum, They never miss a beat, It's a Tough Solar too so daylight rechrges the cell, It also goes to sleep if not touched for a while, The display 'goes off'!!
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    The left one came off fleabay for around £14 if memory serves!

    Both are radio controlled and get a signal from the atomic clock at Rugby, Accuracy is reckoned to be 1 second in 20,000 years (Or thereabouts!! :D )


    John
     
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    Some good deals to be had in TKmaxx. I got one of these for under £20.
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  4. oldtimer

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    I've had my analogue Casio diver's watch for over 12 years now. Apart from a small number of battery changes all I've had to replace is the strap. It has never let me down and loses about two seconds a month. I paid £35 for it and will never buy another high maintenance, expensive watch ever again I've had two and both let me down.. Like its owner,.my Casio ain't beautiful but it's long-lasting simple, tough and reliable.
     
  5. firedfromthecircus

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    Recently?
     
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    last month. In the bargain shelf. They have stuff in store that never appears in their web site, and no two stores ever seen to have the same either. I got a Timex plastic military type thing today for a Christmas gift for £15.
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    Fancied one of those Casio Trekking watches for a while. Might need to check my local!
     
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    I put my old Seiko in my pocket
    a) when I retired
    b) when I'm out hunting.
    Appointments annoy me now that I've been retired quite a while.
    The Seiko sits in a condiment dish in the kitchen. I saw it yesterday.
    I have a new Timex, specifically because of the light.
    It's really clumsy to wear and adjust.
     
  9. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I do the same every Friday 17.05, putting the watch away.
    Monday 08.40 I pick it up, wind it, set the time.

    I am semi retired, as I only work 5 days a week now!
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