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    Holiday watch recommendations please?

    Any ideas for a holiday watch for my wife? I have been given a few criteria:
    - No more than £300 or so
    - Ideally she could swim with it
    - No movement type preferred
    - Batons or pips rather than Roman or Arabic
    - Analogue

    Any suggestions appreciated

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    Are hybrid smart watches included? Withings do some good ones.

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    I'll take a look but probably not as she wears a Fitbit. Thanks though.

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    36mm Everest if she can hack 3 6 9

    https://www.timefactors.com/prs25new36mm.htm

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    Any size preference?

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    33 - 36 would be about right. Nothing too tiny anyway.

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    How about an SKX013, if she's happy to follow the vogue for women wearing chunkier sports watches? Little brother (sister?) of the SKX007. It's usually listed as a mid-size men's watch, but at 37mm it's unisex at best these days. SKX013K2 is the variant on a jubilee bracelet which dresses up and down. Change from £200 from Creation.


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    Good call! She's quite taken with it. Thanks!

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    Sector do some smashing ladies watches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondurant View Post
    Good call! She's quite taken with it. Thanks!
    I find myself unable to participate in this kind of threads as I find it difficult to give what I would consider ‘helpful’ recommendations without knowing the person in question but when I saw Seamasters response I was about to say that
    it seemed bang on. Am glad you felt the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondurant View Post
    Good call! She's quite taken with it. Thanks!
    Great job. Just check she’s happy with the 13mm height.

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    We shall see...picked up one on SC yesterday

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    That Seiko's a good call. If they did a white dial, I know someone who'd snap one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkJS View Post
    That Seiko's a good call. If they did a white dial, I know someone who'd snap one up.
    If you don't already know about it, take a look at the SKX027


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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    If you don't already know about it, take a look at the SKX027

    Thanks for that, but I don't think she'd like the gold elements. Still looks nice though.

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    If you are looking for a small diver, you could do worse than looking at the Citizen EP6059. Looks like a ladies version of the BN0150 and Duty Free Island have them in stock for just under £130. I have a BN0151 and, if it is anywhere near as good as that, can thoroughly recommend it.

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    Mrs Beanie is looking at this for our jollies in October, a bit more girly;

    http://www.gnomonwatches.com/ocean-one-39-pink-ceramic

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    Any watch will do as it's only a holiday

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    Are you sure you're on the right forum Henk?

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    I got my missus a Tag Aqua racer from ebay pre-owned for about £280 I think. Twas in mint condition too so after the initial grumpy face for not blowing a grand in GoldSmiths she was happy enough.

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    Absolutely. A holiday is gone in the blink of an eye a watch can last a lifetime! Buy the watch you like, simple!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bondurant View Post
    Are you sure you're on the right forum Henk?
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    The request was actually to find a watch for my wife, not me. And she very much liked one of the suggestions put forward above. Hopefully the skx will last her for many holidays to come.

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