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    Suggestions on a budget up to 300gbp

    Evening all,

    I am after some help!
    I currently have two watches, a 116610lv and a 16710 gmt. Happy to rotate both of those daily but I would like a nice beater to go along side them.
    I did think about a PRS-25 but I am not sure about the 36mm size, one of the reasons I sold my 114270 explorer.

    Anyway, any suggestions? Open to quartz or auto. Open to brands but would prefer it not to be a diver.

    Cheers Gavin.

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    G-Shock B5000 "full metal square"?

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    Dan Henry 1962 chronograph. Great for grab and go and looks great. $260 US.

    Last edited by oldoakknives; 19th February 2020 at 23:03.
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    Suggestions on a budget up to 300gbp

    I’m looking at a Marloe Coniston at the moment

    marloewatchcompany.com/pages/coniston

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    Suggestions on a budget up to 300gbp

    For the very same reason I plumped for the Alpina GMT quartz...



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    Last edited by zelig; 19th February 2020 at 23:06.

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    Non diver good quality quartz for about £300 I’d be looking at one of these, just now screen shot from Amazon:




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    Very close to your budget would be a Hamilton Khaki Field Auto 38mm H70455533...

    Would be a great beater...

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    Another vote for Hamilton Khaki Field. If you’re open to manual wind, you should be able to find this one near your budget: https://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en-gb/...echanical.html . I have it and really think it would be difficult to find a comparable watch at this price. Excellent quality.

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    One of the new Seiko 5s? With discounts, within your budget.

    Not really a dive watch and so many diverse designs as well, you're bound to find something you like.

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    I'd go for a Seiko snzg15k1 and pocket the change.

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    Oh dear! This thread is going to cost me money. I just know it! Really like that Dan Henry and the Alpina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Dan Henry 1962 chronograph. Great for grab and go and looks great. $260 US.

    I really like that, never really considered a Dan Henry before. That looks really good value.
    Just been on their website the 1963 is very nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaffe View Post
    Oh dear! This thread is going to cost me money. I just know it! Really like that Dan Henry and the Alpina.
    Ha ha ditto this!
    Where’s the best place to buy Alpina?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gullers View Post
    Where’s the best place to buy Alpina?
    Amazon Global Store

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    Suggestions on a budget up to 300gbp

    Thank you for the suggestions so far. I like the Alpina! Will start there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Evening all,

    I am after some help!
    I currently have two watches, a 116610lv and a 16710 gmt. Happy to rotate both of those daily but I would like a nice beater to go along side them.
    I did think about a PRS-25 but I am not sure about the 36mm size, one of the reasons I sold my 114270 explorer.

    Anyway, any suggestions? Open to quartz or auto. Open to brands but would prefer it not to be a diver.

    Cheers Gavin.
    the new PRS-25 is 40mm if you like the style and it was just the size putting you off.
    https://www.timefactors.com/prs25new.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    the new PRS-25 is 40mm if you like the style and it was just the size putting you off.
    https://www.timefactors.com/prs25new.htm
    Top suggestion. Do need to try one at some point.

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    I wouldn't be without this. It's goes everywhere with me.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    the new PRS-25 is 40mm if you like the style and it was just the size putting you off.
    https://www.timefactors.com/prs25new.htm
    Thanks Rob. Had one of those, found it too big!!

    Gonna take a punt on the PRS25 at 36 mm.

    Thanks for the suggestions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    I wouldn't be without this. It's goes everywhere with me.

    Looks awesome on Jubilee that.

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    If someone asks me this question I always have one answer:

    Seiko skx007.

    Such a classic

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    At this price point I'd be going quartz. How about a CWC G10? They are 38mm so a touch bigger than your Explorer. You'll have loads of change for natos too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emilio View Post
    If someone asks me this question I always have one answer:

    Seiko skx007.

    Such a classic
    Similar. I usually answer SRP777.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Similar. I usually answer SRP777.
    I also have the 777, but the 779 always gets the nod. I'll have to give the 777 a go on the Jubilee.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Looks awesome on Jubilee that.
    Cheers Gav. I think it tranforms the watch and is so comfy.

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    Hamilton Khaki King anyday I reckon , a quartz with bracelet will be in budget as they are often discounted as would the auto used.

    Dozens of versions to consider https://www.jomashop.com/hafiwase.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    G-Shock B5000 "full metal square"?
    Thanks to the Jura sale thread that has been posted. I went with this!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Thanks to the Jura sale thread that has been posted. I went with this!
    Result. And now I'm off to look at their sale too!

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    That Dan Henry is really rather nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Had one of those, found it too big!
    Out of interest, what does your wrist measure?



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    The Newmark looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyTudor View Post
    Out of interest, what does your wrist measure?



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    7 inch but I know a direct photo makes it seem much worse.

    Here it is in another shot on my wrist, I don’t think it looks too bad.



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