Watch conna sewers: wondering about Raymond Weil watches

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  1. Rizzo

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    I was in Sam's Club today, and I saw this watch:
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Raymond-Weil-Sport-Watch-8100-SR1-05207/dp/B003KV0PNS/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1334518786&sr=8-11"]Amazon.com: Raymond Weil RW Sport Men's Watch 8100-SR1-05207: Raymond Weil: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@41yKzr2tgnL[/ame]

    Only Sam's had it going for $350, not $495. I don't usually go for watches with large numerals, or rubber straps for that matter, but there's just something appealing about this watch. I'm mostly a Seiko and Citizen guy, but I know next to nothing about Raymond Weil though... anyone have any experience with them, good or bad? Opinions?
     
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    They are good watches but I'm not really into quartz. I would rather you get one of their autos or manual winding.

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    I don't mind quartzes so much. Yeah, you have to change the battery every 5 years or so, but it's not that big a deal. There's a watch guy in town that will change it for about $15 and takes about 5 minutes.

    They still make manual winding watches??
     
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    Panerai makes some nice manual wind watches. Look at Tourby for some decently priced autos and manuals (under $1000). I think the one I looked at was $650 for a base model pilots watch that was a manual wind.

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    Bump for the night crew. What's going on here? Watch fanatics usually come out in droves for watch threads! :dunno:
     
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    Not much to say about Raymond Weil. They are a pretty unexceptional brand that makes uninteresting watches, casing up standard Swiss movements (ETA / Ronda) in uninspired packages.

    Their quality is good, but for the same money you can get a more interesting / nicer watch from Bulova, Citizen, Seiko, Orient... they're in that in-between Swiss tier that really doesn't maximize any of the value dimensions.
     
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    How's their seconds per year accuracy? After the dust settles, that's all that really matters. HH
     
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    Dude, if you're worried about seconds per year get a G-shock. Or a phone.

    My G-sar gains 12 seconds a day. I really don't care. I don't need to know the time to the exact second and it gives me an excuse to fiddle with it every week or two. Watches any more are man jewelery that we can justify because it has a purpose.

    As for that, I'd pass. A Sumo or Monster has TONS more character and style.
     
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    Actually, I have an older G-Shock and an ancient cell phone with a retractable antenna. You're saying I should settle for a lesser means of keeping time? HH
     
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    snewsoG22 ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    What's a "conna sewer"?
     
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    A product of the American public school system?:rofl:
     
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    LOL, I thought the same thing.. I think he meant...

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    Conna (Irish: Conaithe)[1] is a village of some 300 inhabitants in County Cork, Ireland. It is situated on the River Bride, not far from the town of Fermoy. The village contains several pubs, a shop, a post office, a Roman Catholic church and a nearby Church of Ireland chapel. The village is dominated by Conna castle, a five-story tower house situated on a limestone outcrop near the river.
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    sew·er 1 (s[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]r)n. An artificial, usually underground conduit for carrying off sewage or rainwater.

    Hope this helps with your question :wavey:
     
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    Yeah, I did. I spell it that way as my own personal way of stickin' it to the man. (fist in the air)
     
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    snewsoG22 ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Ya, seems like a French word anyway, so screw them! I just thought it was a bit strange that a guy looking at high end watches would be that poor at spelling. I knew there was a more reasonable explanation.
     
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    Sort of like progressive public policies... eh JB?
     
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    pretty nice watch, swiss made. Raymond Weil has a lot of quartz models and a few auto's. not many swiss watch makers build everything inhouse anymore so dont worry about have a ronda or eta quartz movement, it's a tough , good looking watch. Buy it if you like it!!
     
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    I had one that i really liked until i made the mistake of leaving it in a hotel room overseas. have since switched to a cheap rooskie watch.