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    Ana-Digi options

    Hi,
    used to have a Breitling Aerospace with co-pilot, which I quite liked except for the rotating crown method of accessing the functions, which I just couldn't master. About a year ago I gave it to my nephew, but now looking for another ana-digi, but with an easier (for me) way of accessing the functions when the watch is on the wrist. Got a budget of about £1500, new or used, similar face layout to the Aerospace would be good. Drawn to the following Casio models if anyone knows where I could source new:

    Casio Titanium G-Shock MRG-7600D-1BJF
    casio g-shock mrg-7700b-1bjf
    Casio Titanium G-Shock MRG-7700B-1BJF
    Casio Pro Trek PRW-60T-7A

    Alternatively, any other suggestions for an ana-digi?
    Cheers
    Ian

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    Orient made an interesting one a while ago but finding one is a bit 'needle in the haystack'.
    I also had a cheap and cheerful yellow dial Pulsar which I'm not sure why I sold it
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Iíve had the Tag Heuer Chronotimer and liked that.

    Pulsar currently available at a very reasonable price here

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    Yeah the Orient is like a Brightling homage almost, really cool looking. I did have a blue dial one but sold it after a year or so, was looking for a grey dial for ages but they hardly ever appear.

    Otherwise Seiko do some really nice Ana-digiís that you donít often see.

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    I like the look of the new GST-B200, https://world.g-shock.com/asia-mea/e...teel/gst-b200/. Time syncs using bluetooth four times a day.

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    There are a few which use the generic ETA version of the Aerospace movement, but they all work the same way, via the crown. Aside from the options above, if you stick with Breitling thereís the B-1, which adds chronograph pushers but is probably a bit out of budget.

    If you like the lightness of titanium, though, and want something with loads of functions, an alarm about a million times louder than the Aerospace and a lovely logical multi-pusher control scheme, then IMHO the answer is an Omega X-33. You wonít find the newest ďSkywalkerĒ for your budget I shouldnít think, but thereís an earlier one on SC for what I think is an excellent price. No affiliation with the seller, but it strikes me as a great way to try the Omega approach for a not-ridiculous outlay.

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    I bought the following last year a Casio PRW6100FC which comes on the composite bracelet which i prefer to the strap.(Should be around £500 but bought for £300 in a sale)

    Although under your budget i looked at the more expensive casio ranges and didn't feel i was getting much more for the money.

    I disagree about the Omega X 33...i had the new version the Skywalker and it did nothing for me and was way overpriced for what is was so it was sold.

    Keep us updated on any purchase as i am always looking for another ana digital watch.


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    What about Tissot's T-Touch?

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    The new Arnie H558?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    The new Arnie H558?
    This


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    If you're thinking of going vintage, Heuer made a nice one IMO: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heuer-Vin...l/223561596402

    I've got one and love it

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    The new Arnie H558?
    Iíd look at the original Arnie before the new one.


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    X-33 all the way 👍

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    Breitling B50. 20190707_165310.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by McBeardy View Post
    Iíd look at the original Arnie before the new one.


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    Oh yes
    H558 by biglewie, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    Oh yes
    H558 by biglewie, on Flickr
    Double yes o yes!

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    Thanks for the replies. Some good options there. How about a Hamilton Khaki Flight Timer, anyone had/have one of these?
    Casios are looking good options although some of the case sizes are a bit large at ~50mm, will look more into the H558.
    Tissot T Touch could be an option,
    Omega X33 I've looked at previously and seems expensive for what it is,
    Cheers
    Ian

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    You could go a little more vintage and get a Breitling Pluton. They have the Chrono style buttons on the side.
    Seem to be good value too, in the £600 bracket.

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    Ernest Jones have the Tissot at a bargainous £485 with voucher
    https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/websto...racelet+watch/

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    Quite like my RW Sport.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascalon View Post
    You could go a little more vintage and get a Breitling Pluton. They have the Chrono style buttons on the side.
    Seem to be good value too, in the £600 bracket.
    Nightmare if you have issues with it, no service modules or anything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    Nightmare if you have issues with it, no service modules or anything.
    Not really, the movement is a Miyota Y652, still available as NOS, about $150 or so.
    Breitling won't touch it, but any decent watch tech should be able to swap it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanH View Post
    Omega X33 I've looked at previously and seems expensive for what it is,
    Cheers
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    If your budget is £1500 then you can have a X33 for less than this. I would also consider the resale value, which would potentially make the X33 cheaper in the long-term.

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    This one is way below your list and some of the suggestions, but this GA835 or the more generic GA800 would make a useful companion beater Ana-digi with lots of features, great backlight and very nice value for money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascalon View Post
    Not really, the movement is a Miyota Y652, still available as NOS, about $150 or so.
    Breitling won't touch it, but any decent watch tech should be able to swap it for you.
    Ya know where I might get Y652? Canít find any NOS on the bay (canít remember if Iím allowed to use the name)

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    The GA800 is a fantastic Ana-Digi - brilliant backlight on both the dial and the digital display - which on the positive display version is very clear and easy to read. One touch stopwatch, the hands move out the way of the digi display with a button press, and on mine the hands hit the markers with absolute precision. As itís neither atomic or solar the alarm is decently loud, plus you get the usual G shock toughness, all in a sensible size unlike a lot of silly large Gís. Sadly I rarely wear mine as I hate the cut-out resin case around the dial, just fugly - but I still think itís the best Ana-digi Iíve had in years, and mine was £70!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangent View Post
    Ya know where I might get Y652? Canít find any NOS on the bay (canít remember if Iím allowed to use the name)
    Here's one:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Y652-Anal...UAAOSwMQ1b9G19

    A bit more than $150, though it's £150GB.

    However, some more research has shown that there is actually a Hattori Y652 - Check out this thread from this parish here...

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    I really like my T Touch (wearing it today infact) lovely build and the titanium makes it light and practical. The actual shape of the strap is my favourite part tbh.

    At 43mm itís on the big side though.....


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    All of my watches are now ana-Digital

    All are Breitling inc B1 and B50

    Ive paid for the new Arnie that's out in September - it looks very very good for money - well within budget - and a B1 can be had too for under £1500 (though has the same operating system as you had before)

    So many choices - I love them all tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
    All of my watches are now ana-Digital

    All are Breitling inc B1 and B50

    Ive paid for the new Arnie that's out in September - it looks very very good for money - well within budget - and a B1 can be had too for under £1500 (though has the same operating system as you had before)

    So many choices - I love them all tbh
    I see Jura are doing pre order on the new arnie...did you order from them or can you recommend another dealer

    Thanks

    Mark

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    Hamilton Flight timer. Uses the same module as the Tag and RW I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascalon View Post
    Here's one:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Y652-Anal...UAAOSwMQ1b9G19

    A bit more than $150, though it's £150GB.

    However, some more research has shown that there is actually a Hattori Y652 - Check out this thread from this parish here...
    Oh yeah! I completely forgot about that. It was a while ago. Ta all the same

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    Just picked up from SC for 1500

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    Hi,
    todays shortlist is:
    CASIO PROTREK MULTI FIELD LINE CARBON LIMITED EDITION PRW-7000X-1JR
    CASIO PROTREK PRW-50T-7AJF
    Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie & SNJ027
    Casio Watch Edifice ECW-M300EDB-1AER
    Casio Titanium Watch MRG-7700B-1BJF
    Casio Titanium Watch MRG-7600D-1BJF
    Tissot T touch II Titanium or Expert solar

    Will be down in London next week for a few days so will check out options and no doubt this will change. I reckon 2 purchases could be in order, the Seiko 'Arnie' (the Mrs suggested that one!) and AN Other, maybe one of the Protreks on the list.
    Watch this space and please keep the suggestions coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    I see Jura are doing pre order on the new arnie...did you order from them or can you recommend another dealer

    Thanks

    Mark
    Jura took my order and have been very good to be fair

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    Quote Originally Posted by manganr View Post
    Breitling B50. 20190707_165310.jpg

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    Here's my one

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    Iím definitely looking to get the Seiko Arnie reissue when available and like a nice Ana-Digi.

    Just have 2 at present, Seiko H556-5050 and a Tag 2000 Multigraph which uses the Aerospace crown method to access the functions. I really like it and find it pretty easy to operate on the wrist.





    Cheers
    Neil

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    Status update

    Hi,
    so narrowed down to 2 options after a few days in London last week:

    Seiko SNJ027
    Tissot T touch Expert solar II T1104204405100

    Probably going to go for both & so far been offered them both for £1150 from one dealer - assuming buying both from the same source would give the best deal. Given the Seiko is a new model and the tissot relatively new, I guess this is a reasonable discount(~12%) but I think I should be able to squeeze a bit more. Any opinions on choice or possible deal?
    cheers
    Ian

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    What about butler watches?

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