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    Grand Master Saint-Just's Avatar
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    Military style quartz, cheap

    A good friend of mine is looking for the above for his elderly father. At 93 he doesn’t move enough to justify an automatic and budget is best described as constrained.
    36 mm is probably close to ideal but main criteria is legibility. Hence the idea of a military style.
    In contradiction to the above, a moon phase would be a welcome addition as the recently diseased one had one.
    Decent water resistance a plus as forgets to remove it for a shower
    Over to you, gents (and Ms C.)
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Alba AEFD557

    Citizen BM8180-03E
    Last edited by vortgern; 29th November 2022 at 22:25.

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    Off the top of my head (without moon phase) Timex Expedition, MWC G10 style, plus a few Citizen Ecodrives may fit the bill. All could be had under 200 nicker.

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    CWC GS SONAR WATCH or CWC GS SAPPHIRE SUBHUNTER BLK, used.

    Marathon more generally, Luminox or Vitorinox.

    Lorus

    Or even Swatch!

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    Good suggestions all, thank you. If you have a few moon phase options…
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Great but automatic and a tad on the dear side. Automatic is the deal breaker as he doesn’t move sufficiently to keep it topped up.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortgern View Post
    Citizen BM8180-03E
    I'd second the Citizen.

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    Military Watch Company? Similar to CWC but cheaper.

    https://mwcwatches.co.uk/collections...rice-ascending

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    Citizen AP1053-23W?

    Granted it is not the size requested nor the style...

    Or else the Rotary GS05325/01?
    Last edited by PickleB; 29th November 2022 at 23:58.

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    This is a great watch, or similar. Might have to look out the window for the moonphase however.


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    Ray Mears 2, as just discussed. Nominally 40mm but wears smaller, perfect WR and nice and light being titanium.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHooky View Post
    CWC GS SONAR WATCH or CWC GS SAPPHIRE SUBHUNTER BLK, used.

    Marathon more generally, Luminox or Vitorinox.

    Lorus

    Or even Swatch!
    very much the look of CWC only it is quartz that I pass

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    Have a look at Enoksen watches, they have a few military style quartz but none with a moonphase complication.
    https://enoksenwatches.com/collectio...l-edition-39mm

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    No moonphase but I’d suggest a BM6400- can pick sh ones up for around £60

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    Ray Mears 2, as just discussed. Nominally 40mm but wears smaller, perfect WR and nice and light being titanium.

    I was going to suggest that too, unfortunately no moon phase but otherwise ideal I would have imagined?

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    I highly recommend the GWS G10 diver....https://www.militarywatchshop.co.uk/...diver-lithium/
    Fantastic legibility and build, H3 tritium illumination, Ronda Lithium (10 year battery) movement..picked one up in January and not left my wrist...in fact I picked up one of their chrono's recently as I was so impressed..sorry no moonphase

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    40mm, but quartz 100m water resistance, moonphase, and very legible ...

    https://www.francisandgaye.co.uk/cer...1105100-p23622

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    Baltany field.
    36 or 39mm
    Seiko VD78 Quartz
    Screw down crown. 100m

    https://baltany.co.uk/quartz-watches/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    Ray Mears 2, as just discussed. Nominally 40mm but wears smaller, perfect WR and nice and light being titanium.

    Very cool field watch. Am tempted myself!

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    Moon complication makes it difficult.

    Obvious solution . Apple watch . I'll get my coat

    Otherwise WMT, Smiths, Hamilton, for military, or Smiths Aventurine 25 would be a suitable play on the stars.

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    Not really military, but Victorinox make a Swiss Army Alliance. It's 35mm, quartz and moonphase. May find one of those for a good price, they were around £500 new I believe.

    https://masterhorologer.com/2016/08/...-movement/amp/



    W Hamond have them on the bracelet for £539 minus 15% with the code: https://whamond.com/products/victori...lliance-241752
    Last edited by Filterlab; 30th November 2022 at 23:42.

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