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    Default need help buying an El Cheapo watch

    Max price is $300ish.

    For higher end stuff I already have a couple of Tissost's, a Breightling and an Omega.

    Lower end I have 2 G shocks and an Expedition.

    Been out of the game for some time and not sure whats out there.

    What would you gurus recommend?

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    Just go to somewhere that sells watches and pick out something you like. Why do you need the internet to hold your hand buying an "el cheapo" watch?

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    Originally posted by RY213
    Just go to somewhere that sells watches and pick out something you like. Why do you need the internet to hold your hand buying an "el cheapo" watch?
    Wow!! Thanks for the useful post there tips! Trying to educate myself a little rather than shop blind. There is a lot of knowledge on beyond.

    Kinda like the same thing you did here?

    http://forums.beyond.ca/st/351604/clive-burger/

    Why do you need the internet to hold your hand in trying a burger??

    Asshat.

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    You can find Citizen ecodrives under 300. Not having to replace batteries every few years is right on in my books.
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    Under $300 try Fossil, Diesel?

    Costco has a few Movado and Tissot for under $300 as well.
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    Originally posted by OU812


    Wow!! Thanks for the useful post there tips! Trying to educate myself a little rather than shop blind. There is a lot of knowledge on beyond.

    Kinda like the same thing you did here?

    http://forums.beyond.ca/st/351604/clive-burger/

    Why do you need the internet to hold your hand in trying a burger??

    Asshat.
    lol
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    Originally posted by OU812


    Wow!! Thanks for the useful post there tips! Trying to educate myself a little rather than shop blind. There is a lot of knowledge on beyond.

    Kinda like the same thing you did here?

    http://forums.beyond.ca/st/351604/clive-burger/

    Why do you need the internet to hold your hand in trying a burger??

    Asshat.
    Hahaha, burn.

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    You can probably find some designer brands for around that range.

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    Originally posted by XylathaneGTR
    You can find Citizen ecodrives under 300. Not having to replace batteries every few years is right on in my books.
    Thats kind of the way im leaning, any recommended store?

    Originally posted by shakalaka
    You can probably find some designer brands for around that range.
    Do you mind providing a name or two?

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    for that price range, i would just head to watchit in either chinook or cross iron. They have LOTS of different and nice watches all over that price point.
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    Some Hugo Boss pieces can be had for around that range. Other options can be Armani and D&G. If you go the online route you can probably get a better deal.

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    Lots of nice designer watches in that range at believe it or not Costco. (NW Beacon Hill specifically. Armani, Dolce for example)
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    i think I would recommend luminox!
    I think they're awesome
    Plus the price would be around 200-$300

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    Originally posted by OU812


    Thats kind of the way im leaning, any recommended store?
    Last one I bought was from the Bay, during their "Bay Days" so I saved around 30% or some shit. They had a pretty solid selection including models with Saphire, which other places didn't have in stock.

    Beyond does have a resident jewelry store sponsor (http://www.gembycarati.com) so check him out as well.

    Otherwise, Citizen's are carried by just about every jewelry store at the mall, so go to each one and see what they have and what they're willing to give you.
    Originally posted by scat19
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    Originally posted by OU812


    Wow!! Thanks for the useful post there tips! Trying to educate myself a little rather than shop blind. There is a lot of knowledge on beyond.

    Kinda like the same thing you did here?

    http://forums.beyond.ca/st/351604/clive-burger/

    Why do you need the internet to hold your hand in trying a burger??

    Asshat.
    Hahhaha, Ouch!

    Last time I checked Nixons are at that price range.

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    Try Fossil. I have a full mechanical skeleton (automatic) movement on this one I got for under $300. It gets a shit load of attention, everybody just loves it. Very nice watch for the money.

    They have a lot of other great watches too in the $350 or less price range.
    Same with Starck watches.

    Check out www.watchismo.com I think thats the site. Great place to find lots of great watches at decent prices, same with Ebay.
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    Right before Xmas I was in watchit! Chinook and they had 40% off of seiko, my buddy got a pretty killer looking watch for about 275.

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    Lots of really nice Seiko automatics online in that price range.

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    ^ A lot of Timex watches use Epson movements (yes, Epson, the printer company), which is owned by Seiko. I have one of their (non-mechanical) movement watches. Its not bad at all, I paid $100 for it eons ago. Its not too shabby for $100. It also sparks a lot of conversation.
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    If you're bold enough to buy online, you can find a tissot PRC200 for your price range. Lots of ecodrives, which I think are amazing watches for the money.

    Check the victorinox line, entry level Hamiltons or maybe even a TW Steel if you like big watches. As mentioned, you can get a lot of auto seikos too.
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