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    For me itís the skx007 , I paid £125 at the time ( 2016 ) and still love it

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    Adjustments.JPG

    Got it for 10% off Japanese MSRP plus a bit (tax service charge) so probably translates to around 19k jpy...

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    One of the oldest watches in my collection these days and remains one of my favourites


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    My work watch is a Beaver Saturn. Second hand off ebay. It can't have been more than £15


    Orient Excursionist, under £100. One of my favourites and the one I wear on holiday/at the beach/swimming
    P1060899

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    Boris Yeltsin was some guy. Sadly you dont find characters like him anymore
    Quote Originally Posted by rsykes2000 View Post
    My watch(es) I am surprised I like more than the lowly value I got them for are Vostoks. Acquired a box of them gradually over the last couple of years, and wearing one today. It's garish, stupid and entirely unnecessary, but I love it.

    I present, my £20(ish) commemorative Vostok Boris Yeltsin gold plated edition, on a strap that doesn't suit it. But then what strap could compete with this majestic beast ? :)



    And yes, I know it's unlikely it left the factory looking like this, but then that's the charm at this price level of watches that are less than a round of drinks :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by klunk View Post
    Hereís my ďcheap as chipsĒ Seiko 5 on Hirsch Sienna as I quickly removed the rubbish bracelet. I was showing this to a disbelieving friend just yesterday who couldnít believe that it was bought new for about £55,




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    Have the same. Bought for the looks in spite of my gripe with poor 7s26 accuracy on skx077.
    Been wearing it for almost 2 months, it's surprisingly accurate to within +/- 1s/day. Don't know how long that will remain so.



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    my work watch,built with selected parts from far eastern ebay sellers and a miyota 8215 movement from cousins..
    Last edited by greasemonkey; 13th February 2020 at 09:52.

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    Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Nice work.
    thanks kind sir,cant remember the exact cost of the bits but around £100

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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemonkey View Post
    thanks kind sir,cant remember the exact cost of the bits but around £100
    Sweet price, looks well on that strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    We went from £14 to £375 pretty quickly there!

    I guess its all relative depending on the collection you have.
    Absolutely, one mans definition of a cheap watch is another mans definition of an expensive watch. The average full retail price of my collection is about £250, so I define a watch with a retail price of less than £100, inexpensive. I have invested in loads of bargains, but I don't consider them cheap watches, they are just good finds. The one pictured cost me about £80, and is unlikely to ever cost much more. It has an NH35 movement, sapphire glass, and a very good leather strap. I have a fair few of this type of watch, so choosing this one was quite hard

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    That's a very nice looking combination for not much money. Applies to most of the Parnis watches I've seen, although the majority are design copies of much more expensive watches. Seiko 5 seem to be getting a lot of love on this thread too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggles View Post
    Absolutely, one mans definition of a cheap watch is another mans definition of an expensive watch. The average full retail price of my collection is about £250, so I define a watch with a retail price of less than £100, inexpensive. I have invested in loads of bargains, but I don't consider them cheap watches, they are just good finds. The one pictured cost me about £80, and is unlikely to ever cost much more. It has an NH35 movement, sapphire glass, and a very good leather strap. I have a fair few of this type of watch, so choosing this one was quite hard
    What is the name of that model please mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidj54 View Post
    What is the name of that model please mate?
    Hope this helps
    http://www.mywatchcode.com/luxury-42...214_p3339.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert_Weasel View Post
    Picked up last July for 300gbp and love it.

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    Great value watch. Was my first hand wound watch and my first Swiss Made watch. I bought the date version from Jomashop here in the United States for $279.00 early 2019 but really never liked a date on a watch so I sold it late last year for the same price on Ebay and purchased the brown dial version with the ETA 2801-2 movement for $319.00 from Jomashop. Can't really think of a better value than my Hammy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    One of my cheapest and probably my favourite, good old SKX007:
    Bought this same model for my middle Son for Christmas 2018 as his first mechanical watch at Walmart.com here in the US for $161.00. Can't find them for that low now that they are discontinued. Glad I got it for him.

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    Funny to see so many SKX007ís on this thread. I picked mine up from the trade up fundraiser and have been pleasantly surprised by how much I like it. Iím now looking at other seiko divers including the Baby MM300 since I now know the 44mm size wears a lot smaller than the dimensions would suggest.

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    I remember when SKX and Monsters were discussed so very often on the forum, back when Iíd joined. Seems less so today, but great watches.

    Still got my worn twice Monster Gen2 sitting in the wardrobe. Never quite got on with the look but kept it just in case I did, and once it made its way to the wardrobe it never got worn!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I remember when SKX and Monsters were discussed so very often on the forum, back when Iíd joined. Seems less so today, but great watches.

    Still got my worn twice Monster Gen2 sitting in the wardrobe. Never quite got on with the look but kept it just in case I did, and once it made its way to the wardrobe it never got worn!


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    I think you want the "Moderately-priced watches you liked less than expected" thread

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