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#1 OFFLINE   Flows

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:47 AM

Hey everyone, I'm thinking about another watch and can't make my mind up, so would like a little help, if i describe what features on a watch i like can you pick me out a watch for under £100?

Can be second hand!
"It has to be "Big"
Sporty looking
Leather or metal, i don't mind.

Ahh what the hell if you had £100 to spend, what would you spend it on? watch wise!

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:13 AM

View PostFlows, on 24 June 2010 - 10:47 AM, said:

Hey everyone, I'm thinking about another watch and can't make my mind up, so would like a little help, if i describe what features on a watch i like can you pick me out a watch for under £100?

Can be second hand!
"It has to be "Big"
Sporty looking
Leather or metal, i don't mind.

Ahh what the hell if you had £100 to spend, what would you spend it on? watch wise!


New or second hand?
If your looking second hand, then personally I think I'd plump for a good condition Seiko chronograph. A ton should find you a nice Arctura with a bit of shopping about, or my personal fave, a Sportura (black and red/black and orange!)
Failing that, Seiko monsters go for about that money.
If your looking new, Rotary do a range of sport watches called Aquaspeed which go between £80 and £150 which look pretty sturdy.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:27 AM

Used Seiko Kinetic Divers?

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Or a 7S26 diver?

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:41 AM

Big and sporty looking? Either the Seiko models or one of these?

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Picked up on the sales forum for your budget

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:10 PM

Go to the top of the page and click on RLT Sales Site. On the left hand side click on Chenevard. There you will find this on sale for £75 marked down from £125 -


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I've got one and you can learn a little more about it here http://www.thewatchf...showtopic=55703

It's manual wind, 17 jewel Swiss movement, it's big, chunky and has a good weight to it.

It comes from a reliable source, Roy, the man who owns this forum, so what more could you want?!

And you'll have enough change for a curry!


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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:13 PM

Thanks for the awesome replys guys, I was looking at the Rotary Aqua's this morning thinking hmm, hmm, hmm, But couldn't make my mind up, Them seiko monsters look amazing, I've just bought a Rotary Aqua, I like sticking to my Rotary's anyway <3 :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:21 AM

Tough and great value it has to be a Seiko .

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:08 PM

I'd agree with the above, £100 to spare it would have to be Seiko, preferably a Monster. Although I do like some of the RLT Watches.....

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 02:47 PM

View Postchris l, on 24 June 2010 - 11:27 AM, said:

Used Seiko Kinetic Divers?

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Lovely watch (I own the same but with a Pepsi bezel), but I am pretty sure you won't find a used one for 100 pounds. Maybe 200...

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:10 PM

that seiko on mesh looked good value.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:26 AM

Both of mine shown cost WELL under £100, used, and recently; that's why I was recommending them!

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:58 PM

View Postchris l, on 30 June 2010 - 11:26 AM, said:

Both of mine shown cost WELL under £100, used, and recently; that's why I was recommending them!

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Got my Seiko Monster on right now - nowt better for a ton I reckon....

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

View Postchris l, on 30 June 2010 - 11:26 AM, said:

Both of mine shown cost WELL under £100, used, and recently; that's why I was recommending them!

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That kinetic was a bargain then Chris :D Wasn't there one on sale here a few weeks ago for a fair whack more?

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View Postchris l, on 30 June 2010 - 11:26 AM, said:

Both of mine shown cost WELL under £100, used, and recently; that's why I was recommending them!

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Well, I saw two go at auction in the last three weeks for 250 pounds a piece, so if yours was in even half-decent condition then you get a hell of a bargain there! I honestly think that you're probably misleading this chap though by suggesting that he's likely to find one at that price himself.

I've had mine for nearly 12 years now, and in the time I've owned it I've often paid some attention to its 2nd hand value when identical models have been sold. That's why I feel quite sure that yours was a particularly unusual bargain, and that finding one for under 100 pounds will not normally be possible.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:49 AM

eBay appears to show a large number of these as sold at ~£180, new, recently, and half a dozen used below a hundred in the past month.

Condition is everything, though...





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