GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2014, 05:23   #1
BigChuck73
Registered Lurk
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 820
Help me pick out a watch!

Looking to buy a watch. Nothing too crazy, just going to spend up to $2,000. (I'm sure some watch people here are laughing at my budget right about now . )

I'm thinking Tag, Raymond Weil, etc.

Must have a silver bracelet... I already have a casual watch and need something dressier.

So what do you say? Pics or links appreciated!
BigChuck73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 05:28   #2
HerrGlock
CLM Number 2
Scouts Out
 
HerrGlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 64,493


What interests you:
Plain face?
Lots of numbers, dials, switches
Digital
Analog
self winding
quartz
Do you mind heavy
do you want one that you can barely feel
any brand names that you are particular to
tritium
any particular size you're partial to, such as 40mm, 38mm, 45mm?

The more info you can give, the better help people can be.
__________________
Sent from my rotary phone
"The way I see it as soon as a baby is born, he should be issued a banjo!"- Linus Van Pelt
UNIX - Not just for Vestal Virgins any more
HerrGlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 05:34   #3
BigChuck73
Registered Lurk
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 820
Excellent point!
I like a heavier watch, round face for sure, would love a silver band and black face, also prefer automatic, but not a deal breaker
BigChuck73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 06:22   #4
fnfalman
Chicks Dig It
 
fnfalman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: California & New Mexico, US
Posts: 56,993


I hate to say it but $2000 isn't much for a nice Swiss watch nowadays.

Maybe an Oris?

http://www.authenticwatches.com/oris...5944064mb.html
__________________
Can you dig it?
fnfalman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 06:30   #5
KalashniKEV
Senior Member
 
KalashniKEV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NoVA
Posts: 5,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigChuck73 View Post
Excellent point!
I like a heavier watch, round face for sure, would love a silver band and black face, also prefer automatic, but not a deal breaker
Still not enough info.

I vote Sinn EZM3.

The Okie Corral

Last edited by KalashniKEV; 02-28-2014 at 06:38..
KalashniKEV is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 07:02   #6
GreenDrake
Rip Lips
 
GreenDrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 7,735
Omega Speedmaster

The Okie Corral

Omega Planet Ocean

The Okie Corral
__________________
"Can you FLY, Bobby?"
P229 EDC
GreenDrake is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 07:56   #7
carbon_15
1*
 
carbon_15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 2,375
I heartily second the speedmaster recommendation...it would need to be used to fit the budget.
Maybe a TAG aquaracer 300
I have the one with the stainless bezel in the bottom pic. It's my travel/beater watch. Got it AND the ladies version for my wife for around $2600. Sure it's quartz and dosnt have the history of my Omega or breitling, but it's still a sweet piece.
The Okie Corral
The Okie Corral
__________________
A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting in the cell next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"

Last edited by carbon_15; 02-28-2014 at 08:03..
carbon_15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 08:37   #8
devildog2067
Senior Member
 
devildog2067's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 16,608
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigChuck73 View Post
Excellent point!
I like a heavier watch, round face for sure, would love a silver band and black face, also prefer automatic, but not a deal breaker
This is like saying "I want a gun, a black one that shoots bullets, prefer an automatic." It does exclude some but there are still hundreds of choices left.

Frankly, given the fact that you don't have a clearer idea of what you want, my suggestion is to go shopping at a watch store and get an idea of what kind of styling on a watch you like first.
devildog2067 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 08:39   #9
Rizzo
Garbage Day!
 
Rizzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Godless country
Posts: 3,059
Be prepared to get lectured on how "My $30 Timex tells time more accurately and is more durable, you're a fool for spending that much on a watch, blablabla."

I'd go with the Speedmaster.

But aren't they a bit more than $2,000? Last one I was checking out was, I think, ~$3,700.
Rizzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 08:43   #10
devildog2067
Senior Member
 
devildog2067's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 16,608
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rizzo View Post
I'd go with the Speedmaster.

But aren't they a bit more than $2,000? Last one I was checking out was, I think, ~$3,700.
Yeah, they are... I was looking at a water-damaged Speedmaster a while ago thinking about buying it and replacing the movement. A mint Speedmaster case containing a rusted hunk of metal still went for over $1k...
devildog2067 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 08:45   #11
G19Pistolero
Senior Member
 
G19Pistolero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: FL CWP
Posts: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenDrake View Post
Omega Planet Ocean

The Okie Corral
This...
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
: ****** me, hold tight. What's that?

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
: It's me belt, Turkish.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
: No Tommy.There's a gun in your trousers.What's a gun doing in your trousers?

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
: It's for protection.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
: Protection from what? "Zee Germans"?
G19Pistolero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 08:46   #12
GreenDrake
Rip Lips
 
GreenDrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 7,735
I bet if you shop around you can find some deals. I found my Omega Seamaster Chrono about 13 years ago, as my wedding present from my wife, got it for $1600 or thereabout. Then again, I haven't priced watches in a long time, so apologies if I am too far off base.
__________________
"Can you FLY, Bobby?"
P229 EDC
GreenDrake is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 08:53   #13
HerrGlock
CLM Number 2
Scouts Out
 
HerrGlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 64,493


How long are you willing to shop for this watch?

I got a Breitling Aerospace for well under what you're looking to spend. It's not a "watch, one each, plain face" type watch, though.

I've got a Breitling Steelfish X-Plus for under what you're looking to spend and it's my dress watch just like you're looking to get. Is this along the lines you're looking?
The Okie Corral
__________________
Sent from my rotary phone
"The way I see it as soon as a baby is born, he should be issued a banjo!"- Linus Van Pelt
UNIX - Not just for Vestal Virgins any more
HerrGlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 08:59   #14
Cashgap
Senior Member
 
Cashgap's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Music City, USA
Posts: 1,020
Couple of ways to go.

Used Seamaster mentioned - I like it.

Tag Aquaracer mentioned - I like it (esp. with black bezel).

Part of me would say... buy these TWO for that money, wear them on alternate days, stick some cash away and start a "dream watch" fund as you learn and discover more:

http://www.shinola.com/shop/watches/...atch-s002.html $675

http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/wa...lters=4110-55E $404 on Amazon

FYI I wear a two tone GMTII ceramic bezel. 24x7 for the past three years. I really hesitated to spend what seemed to me to be "a lot" on a watch. I've not made a consumer purchase that has provided as much satisfaction.

I like the orange planet ocean a lot, but if you knew me, you'd look at it and say "that's not you". And I really like the Breitlings, but for some reason I feel insufficiently adventurous to wear one. Kind of like wearing North Face gear when everyone knows I seldom go off of pavement.
__________________
@Cashgap
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
-and-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


NRA Instructor, TN Handgun Carry Instructor, Glock Armorer, C&R FFL

Last edited by Cashgap; 02-28-2014 at 09:01..
Cashgap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 09:10   #15
F14Scott
CLM Number 283
Luggage
 
F14Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 4,264


__________________
If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
F14Scott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 09:36   #16
Deanster
CLM Number 250
Cheese?
 
Deanster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 6,813
I'd suggest you look at gently pre-owned (used) versions of some of the watches named above on the Sales section of the better watch forums like WatchUseek, Timezone, or rolexforums.

The 'automatic no-brainer' choice for a nicer first watch for many/most people is Omega's Seamaster Pro 300m, the so-called 'Bond watch'. Pic below is of the black version, which I like better, though many get it in blue.

The Okie Corral

Or the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean someone linked above, though I'd recommend the black-bezel version over the orange for your first 'nice' watch. You can't get the most-recent '8500' version for the budget you're looking at, but with some searching, you might find the previous '2500' version, (which is a stellar watch, btw), for what you're looking for. There's both a 42mm and a 45.5mm version, depending on your wrist size.

Pictured is the 42mm black bezel/orange number version. Also available with the numbers in white.

The Okie Corral

The recommendation of a Sinn EZM 3 above was good, you might also look at something like the Sinn 856, which is a hell of a watch for $1900 new

The Okie Corral

or the 857 if you prefer a diver style bezel, though it's a bit over $2k new.

The Okie Corral
__________________

Your behavior angers God and/or the Constitution. Just sayin'.


I only seem liberal because I believe hurricanes are caused by low barometric pressure, and not gay marriage.
Deanster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 09:44   #17
silentpoet
Senior Member
 
silentpoet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: This Old Caddy
Posts: 17,111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rizzo View Post
Be prepared to get lectured on how "My $30 Timex tells time more accurately and is more durable, you're a fool for spending that much on a watch, blablabla."

I'd go with the Speedmaster.

But aren't they a bit more than $2,000? Last one I was checking out was, I think, ~$3,700.
I wouldn't recommend a 30 dollar watch. I got mine for 20


I don't get the expensive watch hobby, but I do prefer Sigs and HK pistols so who am I to judge.

Last edited by silentpoet; 02-28-2014 at 09:45..
silentpoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 10:15   #18
carbon_15
1*
 
carbon_15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 2,375
Exactly where are y'all finding $5900-7000 Planet Oceans for $2k ????
The Bond Omega is another good suggestion
__________________
A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting in the cell next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
carbon_15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 10:24   #19
Deanster
CLM Number 250
Cheese?
 
Deanster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 6,813
You can get a brand spanking new ceramic PO 8500 from Authorized Dealers like Toppers for $4500-ish. $6K is what you'll pay at the Omega store, full MSRP, no discount, etc.

There are tons of pre-owned PO 2500's out there going for a bit over $2k, though they've been climbing up a bit in price over the last year, as they're highly desirable given the price jump for the new model. You can certainly get any of the PO 2500's pre-owned for $2500 on any of the forums on any day of the week. Might take some looking to get one for $2100, but they're out there.

Used 'Bond's' seem to be going in the $1700-2K range, depending on age and wear, though I don't follow that market as closely as I do the PO and 2254's.

The new ceramic Bond or 'SMPc' is very appealing, honestly not sure how those are pricing new.
__________________

Your behavior angers God and/or the Constitution. Just sayin'.


I only seem liberal because I believe hurricanes are caused by low barometric pressure, and not gay marriage.
Deanster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 10:32   #20
slick64
Senior Member
 
slick64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 1,954
Used Omega....I would look up DavidSW on TRF. I bought a few Rolexes from him and a Patek. Tell David what you're looking to spend and if he doesn't have it, he'll look for you.
slick64 is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:41.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 694
235 Members
459 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31