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    Next Watch ? Affordable Original Design..suggestions and pics

    Itching fir a new one, suggestions would be very welcome, am open to any watch type, preferably automatic. Sorry for stating the obvious but by original design i mean no homages (I love them but just got one) and by affordable i mean ~ £500.

    Be great to see pics of suggestions if poss...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ...buffering... View Post
    Itching fir a new one, suggestions would be very welcome, am open to any watch type, preferably automatic. Sorry for stating the obvious but by original design i mean no homages (I love them but just got one) and by affordable i mean ~ £500.

    Be great to see pics of suggestions if poss...


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    Affordable + Automatic = Seiko 5. Can't go wrong.

    These are a classic, a bit small but a lovely little watch..

    https://www.creationwatches.com/prod...atch-1896.html

    Cheers,

    Plug

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    Love these, possibly too small.

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    A tuna of some kind should be in your budget especially second hand. (Would be Quartz though but they are very good Quartz watches)
    If you want to go for ‘very original’ styling then the Hamilton Ventura is also in that price bracket. Nothing looks like a Ventura (for good reason)

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    I've just purchased a Certina DS PH200M reissue.... excellent value for money at circa £560.

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    Certina is a great call. How about Halios Seaforth? Aevig's Thor looks very nice if you want retro style without aping something else altogether.
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    I'm following with interest...!

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    Obvious choices include Seiko and Orient - maybe citizen if you like the style / quartz.
    Jump onto kickstarter and filter by watches - that's always good for a few hours.
    xeric do some very original looking watches - marmite though.
    Zinvo blade
    basically take a look on watches.com (new watchissmo site) - they aren't haute horology but there are some very out there designs to counterpoint the more traditional seiko / orient suggestions.

    Also there is the whole boctok amphibia sub culture, you could fill your boots for £500, i'd ignore vostok europe though, seem rather overpriced to me.
    There are other russian / eastern bloc watch manufacturers.

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    Have you seen lorier watches? They are around $400. I think their falcon model looks great. They are fairly pricey considering they have a Seiko nh35 movement but if I had the money to spend I would definitely be picking one up.

    I am new to the forum and am not sure how to add an image but here is a link to the watch I am talking about

    https://www.lorierwatches.com/products/falcon

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    Wow thanks for responses. Loving the vostock (bostocks?) Amphibia plus some others on googe search and they seem quite cheap too !! There must be catch? Quality any good ?

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    ‘BOCTOK’ is close to the original Cyrillic, but pronounced Vostok. They are robust and reliable, easy to modify and very popular on the forum. Experts such as Lampoc and others can tell you all about them.

    In terms of quality, they are generally well made and with some good design features only found in much more expensive dive watches. That said, don’t expect high end finishing and make sure you take a look at the ‘wobbly crown’ on Youtube before buying. Another clever design feature but not to everyone’s taste. Time keeping is probably in the +/-10spd range so similar to Seiko 5.

    I have a vintage one that I recommissioned myself with some help from the forum and I swim and snorkel with it a lot - absolutely love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    I've just purchased a Certina DS PH200M reissue.... excellent value for money at circa £560.
    Lovely looking watch, and I have a few Certinas and think they are great quality for the price.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Seen some really retro vostock amphibians on ebay/amazon. Wasnt planning on another diver but i might have to, loads of choices

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    Whilst their watches are great value, I personally would not want to be spending money in Russia at the moment.....

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    Secondhand Oris TT1 Diver?


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