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    What’s the cheapest watch in your collection?

    There’s always lots of talk about expensive watches on here but what is the cheapest watch in your collection and why do you keep it?

    Mines a solar atomic G-shock bought for me by my wife one Christmas.

    The perfect beater.


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    Also gets the most wrist time by far




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    Probably a G-Shock 5600
    It's just a matter of time...

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    G-shock 5600 that I wear for work.

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    It would be this old CCCP dialled Vostok for me. £20 from the bottom of a bits and bobs box.

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    16700. Seen here with posh bro. Need to up my game.



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    Casio F91W

    Though it is on a leather Toshi strap which possibly ups the value...

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    Another G Shock here. Not overly keen on it but it serves its purpose extremely well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Casio F91W

    Though it is on a leather Toshi strap which possibly ups the value...
    Quadruples it surely?

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    I think the Casio was around £300 and the Citizen £375 and both are used as beaters and holiday watches.


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    This one. That I wear anyway.
    I have a couple of quartz tissots that were my mothers. I think they're technically the cheapest but I cant get them over my paw so I'm not going to count them.

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    1985 RN marked G10 CWC, £65 on eBay.

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    Roger Taylors white face 1960 nos case quartz movement, probably worn 100 days per year, cost £19

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    This cost £1.


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    This one was free with a £7 pair of new trousers.


    20 years old and still running sweetly after a battery change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    This cost £1.

    I quite like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    I quite like that.
    Powered by a tissot 2841. I keep it because it is indeed a rather nice watch.

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    Other than the ubiquitous G shock? This. 18th birthday present. Priceless.



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    5610 @ £65


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    Quartz Citizen I picked up off the bay for £40 I think.
    I keep it as it's almost the same as a watch in terms of design as one I was given to me by my grandmother, but subsequently stolen from me at school (a long time ago now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Probably a G-Shock 5600
    Actually another post has reminded me, it's a Casio F91W. The straps just too small to fit my wrist
    It's just a matter of time...

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    5610 for me too.

    Not worn it for a while will have to dig it out.

    If this was a survey I hazard a guess Casio would win.

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    A £60 Vostok, but with a Seiko bezel insert that was another third of the cost of the Russian beast

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    Casio F91-W that has been my go to watch for gigging on weekends although that duty has been taken up by a rather smart looking Withings smart watch that I got for a 'one year together' present from my gf recently.

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    £12 from eBay. RAF issue 6BB, one of 1600 made in 1984.





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    A Stowa A dial, but I kinda steal an old Citzen eco-drive off the old man for when I need a beater!

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    This one: I bought it new in December 1966 for about $30 and wore it in the jungles and monsoons of Vietnam...still keeps good time!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Casio F91W

    Though it is on a leather Toshi strap which possibly ups the value...
    Casio F91W for me too but on original strap

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    It's the one on the right, £6.98 from Amazon. The one on the left is identical but was purchased a few weeks earlier, when the price was £7.15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    This one: I bought it new in December 1966 for about $30 and wore it in the jungles and monsoons of Vietnam...still keeps good time!

    Maybe not the cheapest, but that wins the thread imo (not that it was a competition). Looks great and must have been through hell and back.

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    Well, it was my GBP3.50 fake Rolex that I 'curated' in Singapore back in the day. Unfortunately, it started to rust 2 days after purchase before shuffling off this mortal coil within 2 weeks. Nowadays, it's my F91-W.

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    Steinhart ocean one. love it. total beater that just laps it up, its a beast.

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    I've got a Timex somewhere with a lovely rubber orange strap, think it cost a tenner. Worth it just for the strap!

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    F91-W.

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    Casio Royale is not only my cheapest but probably also my most worn !

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    Had one as a kid, on a black resin strap, bought one like this in a fit of nostalgia for £20.

    Too small, 1.7s a day fast.

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    At price or value? Interestingly I purchased a TAG 2000 Exclusive on SC for about £200. It's still worth £200 all day long and I could probably sell it in SC for that. I purchased a 9400 Rangeman Brand new when they were first released from Goldsmiths for £280. I also really love it but on SC I reckon it would fetch £160 on a good day.

    Such is watch life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    This one: I bought it new in December 1966 for about $30 and wore it in the jungles and monsoons of Vietnam...still keeps good time!

    I bet that watch could tell a few stories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    This one: I bought it new in December 1966 for about $30 and wore it in the jungles and monsoons of Vietnam...still keeps good time!

    That's a superb looking watch, even without your history attached to it. Lovely thing!

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    I have no idea what the RRP was when new but this watch is the one I paid the least for. I still wear it occasionally despite the misaligned hour hand. It is so different from all my other watches in many ways: 24 hour watch (hour hand completes one rotation every 24 hours as opposed to 12), dial colour, country of origin, very different (and loud!) ticking sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    Powered by a tissot 2841. I keep it because it is indeed a rather nice watch.
    Can’t think of a better reason to keep it

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    Raymond Weil don Giovanni


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    About £40 and I love it



    I would have said the Amphibia but three are Meranom SEs and the standard one I have was quickly modded with a Murphy bezel so that pushed the £40 tag up to about £70


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    Used for holidays and the gym. Tried the smaller G-Shock 5610 and a lovely Seiko 5 day date but both were just too small on my fat wrist so I went to the other extreme. Quite hard to get inside a motorcycle glove though.

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    double post
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    sorry double post
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    worked out free as 1sy one was faulty, they sent another and did not want 1 st one back( usa) fixed 1 st one for free, sold it to cover purchase cost, I keep it because its quirky .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    About £40 and I love it



    I would have said the Amphibia but three are Meranom SEs and the standard one I have was quickly modded with a Murphy bezel so that pushed the £40 tag up to about £70

    That Seiko has a flavour of the Oyster Perpetual.


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    This one.

    It would easily embarrass a Seiko at three times the price. An utter bargain.



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    Ten or twelve years ago this watch (with no strap included) cost me $75, it is from 1989.


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