Best men according to redditors

We found 38,905 Reddit comments discussing the best men. We ranked the 22,041 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/Clean_Send · 157 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Just for purchasing sake. This is not "the" cocktail time which is model SARB065. This is a close presage version model SRPB43. You can see the price differences as well as the difference in the faces.

u/zzzaz · 150 pointsr/malefashionadvice

2 Lands End OCBDs (One white, one Blue ~$40 each (on sale) $80

2 Lands End Gingham or Plaid shirts ~$40 each ~$80

2 Lands End Tailored Fit Chinos (1 in light beige, one in khaki ~$40/each (on sale)) ~$80

1 pair Clarks Desert Boots in Beeswax ~$70

1 Navy Surplus Pea coat ~$40 at a Navy Surplus store

3 crew-neck Sweaters (different colors @ ~$50/each) ~$150

Levis 514s, dark wash or raw ~$50

LL Bean blutcher moc (not as ubiquitous as Sperry's) ~$70

Bean boots (For winter or snow) ~$90

Timex Easy Reader ~$25

Allen Edmonds Park Ave. (in brown) ~$200

That leaves you $75. Go to Target and buy plain short and long sleeve tee's from the Merona line and a few pairs of nice Merona socks.

That will be a very simple wardrobe that can be dressed up or down and should cover all of the basics that a 20 year old needs. The next pickups will be a blazer, more shirts, and more sweaters for variety. Remember that fit is everything; if you are slim, get the LE tailored fit, or take them to a tailor.

u/Big_Hoss_Butt_Floss · 80 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I mixed up your response above and for some reason I though you preferred the "busy" watch. Sorry, here's a better reply for simpler styled watches:

Tissot again makes some simpler watches. The Le Locle (linked) is one of their trademark pieces that is a bit above your price range but is certainly timeless. It is more expensive because it is automatic and not battery powered, but they make similar quartz movement watches.

Seiko's simpler watches are nothing special, but their dive watches are very popular among watch collectors, especially the "Sumo" and "Marine Master" models which are more expensive than your budget allows. These are definitely "casual" watches which could be worn every day, whereas the Tissot might trend on too formal.

The Bulova Precisionist series is probably too busy if you preferred the simple model I originally linked; I've been waiting forever for them to make a conservative, simple Precisionist to add to my collection to no avail. The original one I linked is probably the simplest one they make.

Another option, stepping outside the three brands I originally picked, would be to go with a Hamilton. This is a historic American brand, now owned by the same company as Tissot. Their quartz movement watches start at just under $300. Many of these are military styled but they make some slightly dressier, very simple ones as well.

I'll leave you with one last option which is often overlooked, and that is a Chinese brand called Orient. They are very affordable, much under your budget, and while they are not built as well as fine Swiss watches they are certainly good watches from a dedicated watch maker. They tend to be popular as an affordable mechanical watch brand, and I have no personal experience with their quartz watches, but they have a fairly dedicated fan base so they are probably worth checking out.

As a watch nerd I would rank the Hamilton watches as head and shoulders above the others, but in your price range your options are more limited stylistically.

u/satanicwaffles · 78 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Finally my time to shine.

If you are looking for a good-for-everything watch, you have a few options. If you are looking for an automaitc watch (no battery, purely mechanical) you really can't beat the SKX007. It has excellent durability, classic looks, and the lume (glow stuff on the dial) is excellent. There is no battery to die, although you may need to get it services in a decade (or get a new one). Leave it on the bracelet for a sporty everyday look that can go with a suit, to a wedding, or a funeral. Throw it on a NATO strap (how I wear my watch every day) for comfortable everyday wearing. Get different coloured straps for different things, and change it up. A new strap can make it look like a totally different watch.

If you want something that will do almost any occasion without a mechanical movement, basically any Citizen Eco-drive will do the job. I myself like the Citizen Nighthawk, although it might be because I'm a pilot. The slide rule on the outside is great for addition/division (how much to tip, how much tax, etc.) and it will tell a second time zone.

If you are looking to make a statement, there is nothing that tops the Seiko "Orange Monster". This thing is built like a tank, the utomatic movement is proven, and the lume is out of this world. It also comes as the "Black Monster" if you want to be a bit more subtle.

If you are looking for a dress watch, I would recommend the Orient "Union" as it has a durable, in-house movement and great looks.

If you are looking for something badass that will be great for nighttime, there is the Traser Code Blue. It is a very durable quartz watch designed for military operations. It has vials of tritium (hydrogen with two neutrons) and will glow without any exposure to light for at least a decade.

If you are looking for a digital watch, I would recommend either the Casio Mudman if you are looking for a large, indestructable watch (That is also allowed for space travel by NASA) or the Casio F91W which is much slimmer, but less durable.

Possibly one of the best deals in "stylish" watches is the Timex Weekender. The come in a million different colours, have an electric illumination, and are very stylish and durable.

My advice would be to get the SKX007 on the bracelet, and then grab a few NATO straps. I have had great customer service interactions with Clockwork Synergy. Their straps are of decent quality, and their service is second-to-none. If you have a little cash left over, grab the F91W for chores are hiking, or anywhere you may need a stopwatch and illuminated face (i.e. Flying).

u/spqr-king · 74 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I really like the Seiko 5 automatic. It's a great looking watch, it's an automatic, and it's well priced.

u/PodcastJunkie · 67 pointsr/nextfuckinglevel

I think I’m watching it on the Casio Calculator Watch but the screen is way too small to be sure. What show is it?

u/ErikTheRad · 61 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SKX007

Price: $200-$250

Movement: Automatic, 7S26

Style: Dive

Size: 42mm w/o crown

Link: Amazon product page

A "forum favourite" and excellent watch for any new collector is the SKX007. The SKX line of Seiko dive watches are widely loved for their classic looks, workhorse durability, and appealing price point. The watch is available on a rubber strap or steel "jubilee-style" bracelet, and there are dozens of aftermarket bracelet options to suit anyone's desire.

The watch has the look of a classic dive watch with its black rotating bezel and luminous markers. A version with a "pepsi" red/blue bezel is offered (SKX009) and is also quite popular. The watch has a hardlex (mineral) crystal and is rated to 200m, which is more than enough for all-weather wear and casual swimming / recreational snorkeling.

There isn't much else to say here, but please feel free to add comments with your experiences with / love for the SKX007. It is a rugged, classic, reliable watch and is so well-loved for good reason. Anyone looking for a sub-$250 watch would be mistaken not to consider the SKX007.

u/PromptCriticalSOE · 60 pointsr/Planetside
u/lostealerofpie · 60 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Lets go with a slightly edgier version of this black n white n denim look.

u/Teckor14 · 53 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Both of those watches are hardly what I'd call 'big boy watches'. Frankly they look really low quality, fragile and with expansion bands they will not be comfortable. Sorry if that's kinda harsh but in terms of watches less is often more and something really gaudy (especially that cheap) just looks like trash.

There's no shame in being on a budget, especially when you're just getting out of college, but you're much better off with something a little more subtle, like an easy reader. That's understated enough that it'll look good casually or when dressed up (and it's dirt cheap). Timex expedition and weekender are also nice but are perhaps more casual than what you're looking for. If you really want something dressier the Seiko 5 is a really high quality automatic watch for the price.

Edit: To answer the second part of your question, watch should usually match your belt and shoes (especially if it's brown or black), with black looking more formal. Silver watches go with just about anything.

u/tPRoC · 48 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/Xamanicos · 45 pointsr/Watches

SEIKO SNK803/05/07/09 and SNKM95

Price: $40-$65

Movement: Automatic, 7S26

Style: Casual, Military/Field

Size: 37mm not including the crown

Link: Amazon

This is a fantastic automatic that can be had for as little as $40 if you catch it on sale. It's on the small side at 37mm diameter, 11mm thickness, and comes with an 18mm canvas strap that matches the dial color. It has a hardlex crystal, display case back, day/date complication, luminous hands and hour markers, 30m water resistance and a blasted steel finish.

u/hugh_jewnit · 44 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5 automatic watch is great if you don't have massive wrists. I love mine.

Edit: Also, shop through so a portion of your purchase goes to charity!

u/ZackMorris78 · 39 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

So I had an alert setup for a Timex Chronograph I broke that I got on a deal a while ago, and I just got alerted and saw that quite a few models are at pretty low prices close to the lowest price on CamelCamelCamel. The one I just re-bought is $.05 more expensive than the lowest price ever on Camel. I don't think these are gonna go that much cheaper.

Black and Tan Strap $37.31

Black and Brown Strap $42.49

White and Navy Nato Strap $35.04

Alpine and Brown Strap $37.31

Alpine and Tan Nato Strap $37.31

Black and Brown Strap Expedition non chronograph $25.94

Cream and Brown Strap Expedition non chronograph $25.94

Cream and Green Strap Expedition non chronograph $28.21

u/Indigo-Montoya · 38 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Two more good options: Casio EF503D, Seiko 5

Here is the Casio with a leather band posted to r/watches awhile ago

u/chefranden · 36 pointsr/Physics
u/OneLegAtATime · 35 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

As a clarifier of what tesoro said:

  • "hardened mineral" is pretty much the cheapest stuff on the market. You won't expect much more out of a $50 watch, but the upgrades are sapphire or hardlex (which start at watches around $100).
  • 3 atm water resistance means NOTHING. I would be careful washing your face while wearing it, and don't even think about taking it in the shower.

    These are the same specs as the weekender. In addition, there's no mention of lume. 40mm face with this design will throw it in the ring with the rest of the gaudily large fashion watches nowadays.

    How does this beat a $60 watch with lume, automatic movement, and 20atm water resistance rating? or a $65 watch that comes with a bracelet?

    For twice the price of the weekender, are you really getting a whole lot more with this?
u/CatAssassin · 34 pointsr/JusticeServed
u/roy-orbison- · 33 pointsr/gshock

DW-5600E is the basic (but still great!) no frills square.
Tells the time, has alarms and stop watches, counts up and down, an auto backlight, and calendar to 2039. It's dive rated to 200 meters, and has an electronic luminescent backlight, much like indiglo if you have a Timex.

GWM-5610 is all of the above, along with world time, and has the two biggest features for some: solar charging and atomic radio syncing.
For many, this is the THE "square." It's robust, self sufficient, and has a classic look without looking too dated or too ultra modern. The display is slightly different than the 5600E.

GLX-5600 is most similar to the budget 5600E above but has an additional bit of display for tide and moon information. Still as tough, still as cool looking.

GLS-5600 is a more recent, stylish variant of the 5600E. It come in 4 neat colors (black, white, green, and sand) and features a moving seconds complication on the face. Also, it features a "Low Temp LCD," this LCD is rated to go to -20 C. Honestly as you're wearing it on your person, a normal 5600E can go pretty cold as it also has your body heat. Possibly most importantly for some people, this model comes standard with strap adapters and a really comfy clothes NATO strap standard.

GWM-5610-1BJF is the Japanese only, blacked out model of the radio/solar 5610. These can be imported pretty easily through Amazon, so of cost isn't an issue, don't let the import bother you. The Japanese models also usually feature slightly more supple, softer resin straps and a screwback case, like on a mechanical time piece.

While not exclusively a 5600, if you need a big honkin' watch, the GX-56 is basically a thick 5600. Huge buttons and case, has all of the features of a 5610 with a cool moving seconds graphic like the GLS.

Many of these can be found in various colors and feature variants, so as a recap/guide:

5600 - standard square G Shock

5610 - radio/solar square model

GLX - surfing/tide model

GLS - stylish colors, comes with NATO strap

GX-56 - huge "King" G Shock

BB after model number - blacked out model

JF after model number - Japan import

Hopefully this helped. I had a lot of fun making this.

u/PetruZx · 32 pointsr/Watches

This is the watch that I got when I took "studenten" (A swedish word for graduating from the gymnasium). I've never before owned a proper watch and I was looking for a dress watch. When I first saw the Seiko on Amazon, I was put off by the picture as it seemed like it had a matte finish (similar to the snk809 and it's variants) and a very blue tint on the face of the watch. But watching customer images and videos had me chocked at how beautiful the watch and especially the face is. What I was concerned about was the thickness. Because I had never owned a proper watch before, I was unsure how a 13mm thick watch would look on my small wrist. But to my surprise, it's perfect.

I'm in love with my Seiko and I couldn't be happier with the watch.

u/thesavagemonk · 30 pointsr/Watches

Seiko 5 SKX007

Price: $200-250

Movement: Automatic, 7s26

Style: Diver

Size: 42mm (without crown)

Link: Amazon Page, Image


An extremely popular and well-regarded entry level automatic diver. 200M water resistance, screw down crown, Hardlex crystal.. Also available as SKX009 Amazon with a "Pepsi" (red and blue) bezel. Both models are available with rubber straps or stainless steel bracelets.

u/MangyCanine · 30 pointsr/Watches

Casio MDV106-1A

Price: ~$40-$50 ($69.95 MSRP)

Movement: Quartz, analog

Style: diver, analog

Size: 48.5 x 44.2 x 12.1mm (from Casio's website)

Link: Casio page, Amazon page


Inexpensive quartz watch that resembles a Rolex Sub. Resin band, 200m WR, and a screw-down crown.

u/Mcflyguy · 28 pointsr/BuyItForLife

A Seiko 5 automatic is a better "lifetime" choice in my opinion. Change the Doc's to Solovair too.

u/Fitnessthrowawhey · 28 pointsr/movies

The designs are based off these I believe:

  1. Casio Calculator Watch

  2. Rolex Submariner

  3. Casio F91w

  4. Timex Weekender
u/Vesploogie · 27 pointsr/Watches

Citizen Men's BM8240-03E Eco-Drive

Price: $112

Movement: Japanese Quartz

Style: Dress

Size: 36 mm diameter, 8mm thick


Description: A classy looking Eco-Drive for a great price. Citizen has a great reputation for quality watches. This particular one is my 3rd, and they are all fantastic. They're comfortable, keep great time, and use no battery. What more could you want?

u/Frith_Inle · 26 pointsr/Watches

Hey nice looking watch man! All I know is that it uses a Japanese Miyota quartz movement, a common quartz movement in today's watches. Nixon is mostly associated with skaters. surfers, snowboarders, and other street sports of similar kind. As others have said though, they do not get much love around /r/Watches because they are considered a fashion brand. My first watch was a Nixon Timeteller years ago. It was good, then I lost it. Then I found it again recently.

Watch collecting can be as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be. If you lurk around this sub for a while you'll see lots of different styles in all different price ranges. I love watches, but at the point in my life that I'm at right now (that being a broke college kid), I promised myself to stay in the sub $200 range for the time being. Learn the difference between quartz and mechanical first if you don't already, then here are some commonly referenced budget options out there:


Seiko SNK809 $75

Seiko SKX007K $179

Seiko SKX009K1 $189


Casio F91W $12

Casio MDV106 $45

Casio G-Shock

Casio Calculator Databank $43


Timex Weekender Chrono $50

Timex Expedition Field Chrono $45

Citizen (There are many more, these are just some popular ones)

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver $150 also in blue

Citizen Chronograph $120

Citizen Nighthawk $200


Tissot Everytime $130-$150


Swatch $30-$$$


Bulova Precisionist $175


Orient Capital $100

Orient Esteem $120-$180

Orient Symphony $100-$200

Orient Bambino $150


Most Tisell Watches

Flieger/Pilot style

Most Messerschmitt Pilots

Most Aristo Pilots

You can also check /r/WatchExchange for some good deals and interesting pieces. Just be sure to check /r/WatchExchangeFeedback as well.

There are so many more too! It really pulls you in once you scratch the surface. There's something for everybody here. Welcome to the hobby (cough addiction cough)!

Edit I always forget to mention the Vostok Amphibia. It's a Russian dive watch, built like a tank, and there are many bezel/dial combos. Found on Ebay for about $70.

u/funkysash · 24 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Those are usually reffered to as Bauhaus-Design or Dessau.

Bulova Men's 96B104 should be the cheapest.
Automatic watches(ETA drive) from Junkers for example start at 200€, but I'm unsure about international availability.

u/JarZ · 24 pointsr/Android

Sure! Here's the Gear with its charging cradle in the background. Here is my Seiko SNK803 for comparison.

u/AGS16 · 23 pointsr/Watches

So you're the reason the SNK809 is $103 on Amazon and I had to buy mine from some sketchy website...

u/WattsForLunch · 23 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Make sure the tip is right at your fancy dinner

u/[deleted] · 22 pointsr/AskReddit

I disagree about graphic t-shirts, band t-shirts, and cargo shorts. Your beef with cargo shorts probably arises from everybody in the fucking world wearing them, so they're a bit overused, and sometimes too baggy. I'd say don't wear only cargo shorts, and don't wear them with the camo pattern.

Graphic tees are way to versatile to say, don't wear them! Lol, no one is wearing graphic tees to try and look badass (but don't wear skulls on your shirts for the love of god). 19, 20 is not to old to wear graphic tees. But there is a range. If it looks like someone threw up on your shirt, then no, don't wear that. However, there's nothing wrong with liking a band and wearing a shirt by them I think. The ones I don't like are the black background rock ones with 90% of the front taken up with some graphic and ones that have tour dates on them.

also this is a fucking awesome shirt, but I wouldn't recommend wearing it.

This however is better.

Funny t-shirts can come off as lame, but if you like it, then get it, wear it. Today I saw a kid in this as a t-shirt. I would not recommend that. This is alright, still not the coolest thing, but it can make you happy to wear it, and other to see it, so why not.

Not sure what is wrong with pac-sun, they have good shorts that fit this guys specifications, and some other good stuff. Just don't get the Volcom/Element label stuff, especially if it looks like someone threw up on it.

Don't wear too skinny jeans if you have no leg muscle.

He suggests wearing these and I've got to disagree. He's far off on the shoes in general. I think I have a better feel for you, and wearing dress shoes around is probably not your style. Get some sandals that aren't super cheap. I don't see anything wrong with New Balance, I'm sure the guy I'm replying too will, but only people who are really into shoes are going to look down on people who are wearing New Balance or the like. Just get something simple that isn't 20 different colors and patterns.

V-necks WILL make you look like a douchebag, the not so dipped collar, just a little bit to some people, and never, ever, ever the super low V-necks

u/brofession · 22 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

I ctrl-f'd 'watch' and got nothing, so here goes my rant:


Yes, your phone can tell you the time. But being able to turn your wrist over to give or check the time is so much more elegant than fishing through your pocket, pulling out your keys, putting them back in, digging out your phone, turning your screen on for a split second, turning it off and then stuffing it back into your pocket.

Your watch doesn't have to be crafted by a master artisan in the Swiss Alps (but that's cool if it is) and it doesn't have to cost more than a small house. You can have a simple Timex for $30 on Amazon with a NATO band that can easily be replaced with another band of any color or pattern you want. This Skagen is wafer-thin and looks at home at the office or out on the town. Prefer an automatic but don't want to break the bank? Bang. You can even get a diver that most people would mistake for a Rolex/much more expensive watch for less than $50.

Wearing a nice watch ties together a wardrobe. It's the cherry on top of a sundae, the salt (or sugar) on the rim of a margarita. So wear one.

u/S2S2S2- · 22 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This one is also on sale and a lot smaller for people who don’t like big watches. Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch with Day/Date display, BM8180-03E

u/2hrs · 21 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The boots you linked aren't that bad looking. Here would be another good option in your price range.

u/Jack_Carver93 · 21 pointsr/Watches

[Casio, MDV-106]

Price: $38.38 + free shipping on Amazon

Movement: quartz

Style: Sports/Diver
Size: 45mm case, 12mm height, 22mm Lugs. (the size specs on the Amazon page are wrong, it measures 45mm, not the 40mm that is listed.)


Description: This is a great looking, and high quality every day beater, diver watch. it looks great in person, and for the price, you get a lot. 200M water resistance, screw down crown, screw down case back, uni-directional bezel. and a date window. Im very happy with this watch, and am happy to add it to this list as a great value for under $50

u/bethlookner · 21 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

a Casio calculator watch I always wanted one, but didn't get one until a few months ago.

u/captainNematode · 21 pointsr/OkCupid

Thanks! The individual items were:

Shoes: AE Walnut Strands

Pocket Square: Golden Bronze Royal Silk

3-Piece Suit (bought as separates): Bar III Midnight Blue

Boutonnière: This gold thing from Amazon

Tie: Bigass Paisley from thetiebar, though I can't seem to find it now...

Shirt: Costco Slim Fit Light Blue

Undies (lol): ExOfficio Boxer Briefs and Airism V-neck

Socks: Target Anchor Socks

Belt: Got at a thrift store a long time ago...

Watch: Timex Expedition

I bought everything over the course of a year waiting for sales, so I think in total (including tailoring) all of the above cost me around $500-$600, though a lot of it can be reused on other occasions.

Her dress, meanwhile, cost around $50 + ~$130 in (somewhat dishonest...) tailoring, $20 for the shoes, $45 for the circlet, and $0 in borrowed jewelry. She did all of her own makeup and hair and stuff so those costs were fairly trivial. She also knitted the shawl herself for around $25 worth of yarn from Michaels and around 25 hours in time while we watched tv some evenings.

u/phaedrus_kc · 20 pointsr/Watches

Allow me to propose Seiko's Cocktail Time!

More watch for less money, and I prefer the dial... a bit less stuffy.

u/chrispscott · 19 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Henchman On The Left

Chambray Shirt

Waffle Shirt

Levi's Khaki 511

Clark's Desert Boots in Olive

Hager Classic Commando Watch

Lakehouse Leathers Watch Strap from redditor /u/lakehouseleathers who posts codes on here quite a bit

u/Pantsforsale · 19 pointsr/EDC

Sorry for the throwaway. Felt a little weird posting this on my normal account, which has personal info on it. Here's what's in the pic:


EDIT: No, I don't carry these at the same time.
M&P Shield 9mm w/ Old Faithful holster (warm weather carry)
M&P9c w/Crimson Trace Grips and Shibumi hybrid holster (for jacket weather)

Carried inside the waistband at the 1:00 position. I sometimes use a Smartcarry holster if I need to be extra discreet, or want extra comfort. When I go running, I carry a Ruger LCR in the Smartcarry.

Gerber AR 3.00

I do terrible, awful things to knives, so I just buy cheap ones I can afford to replace. I have several knives I carry but the Gerber has been around the longest and has survived the most abuse.

Sunwayman M10R

I just started to EDC a pocket flashlight. It’s incredible how useful it is, especially around the house. I like the Sunwayman because the brightness setting is easy to change quickly. Also, unlike many similar lights, the outside is not knurled so it doesn’t scratch up my phone.

Nothing special about the keychain itself, but I have on it a FourSevens Quark Preon AAA light and a tiny capsule that holds a single bill for emergency cash.

All-Ett Sport Wallet

Stupid name, great wallet. Super-thin and durable. I sometimes forget it’s in my pocket. Anyone carrying around cow hide should seriously check this out. No more back pain!

Ares Tactical Ranger Belt

Yeah, it’s uber-tactical and a little mall-ninja-ish, but it’s the only nylon belt I’ve been able to find that doesn’t use velcro and can also comfortably support a firearm.

Revision Vipertail

I’m at the shooting range about twice a week for work, so I like sunglasses that are suitable for everyday use and are also rated for high impact

Casio AW80V-3BV
Citizen Eco-Drive

I just recently started wearing a wristwatch again after 10 years without one. I tried pocket watches, but none seemed rugged enough. Then I went to a belt clip watch, but that selection was even smaller. So now I’m back at wristwatches and I’m trying out these two.

Motorola Droid Bionic with Otterbox Defender

The phone is already pretty big, and enormous with the Otterbox on it. I love that it seems nigh-indestructible, but the rubber surface makes it hard to get out of my pocket.

u/intentionalthreads · 19 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The best way to spruce up this wardrobe is to do it better than everyone else. Some of your freedom is restricted, but not all of it. There's a thousand light blue OCBDs out there, a thousand hairstyles, a thousand tie designs, a thousand belts, etc. etc. Make sure everything fits well and is well designed. Here's a few ideas:

OCBD: Uniqlo, Gap, J. Crew Factory. Spend a few bucks and get it tailored so it fits perfectly.

Pants: Dockers, Topman, Gap. Look for skinny, slim, or tapered fits. Get them hemmed to no break, and if you're wearing them with boat shoes, cuff them a bit, if you're allowed to.

Belt: Everlane, Tanner, Norstrom Rack. I know, I know, you're a student and spending almost $100 on a belt seems dumb. That's just to give you an idea of the kind of design to look for. Nordstrom Rack usually has a good selection of nice designer belts.

Sneakers: Jack Purcell, Superga, Tretorn. Not sure whether "solid black" means no white allowed?

Boat Shoes: Sperry, Sebago, Dockers. Get brown. Trust me. And please don't wear socks with boat shoes. I don't care what the school says.

Ties: Seersucker, Knit, Stripe. With ties, look for unique fabrics and prints, like chambray, linen, and seersucker, floral, stripes, and solids, etc.

Extra Stuff: A nice watch, cool sunglasses, and a classy tie bar.

Hope this helps?

u/Valarauka_ · 19 pointsr/Watches

So I've worn watches since I was a kid, but only recently got into mechanicals and I've been fascinated ever since. I've always been a one-watch guy, but that "one" has gone through a ton of evolution before finally reaching here.

For the longest time I wore super cheap Casio models: F91W etc., progressing to other sporty digital plastic stuff like the Timex Ironman.

Wanting something classier looking, but still not knowing anything about watches, my next move was to a snazzy-looking Guess piece, which lasted me a good while until a tragic end involving an unscrewed crown and a dip in a pool. D:

Looking for a replacement is when I found this sub and fell headlong into horology. Pored over all the buying guides trying to figure out what I liked; picked up a Timex Expedition to tide me over while I did my research.

Right off the bat, I knew it had to be:

  • a chronograph: in equal parts because I love the look of chrono subdials, and because I love timing things.
  • automatic: more impressive engineering imo, and less needy for a daily wearer.
  • with a display back: because I'm not going to get a watch for its movement and then not even be able to look at it.

    Okay, so automatic chronographs. Christopher Ward seemed like a well-regarded entry-level brand; browsing their collection, I found and was initially smitten by the C700 Grande Rapide (pic from here, it doesn't seem to be listed on the CW site anymore). "Valjoux 7750" -- hmm, what's that? Thus I discovered a somewhat surprising fact - auto chrono movements are few and far between.

    Suddenly presented with so many other 7750s, the luster wore off a bit. The ubiquitous 12-6-9 dial with boxy day/date cutout that I saw on almost every watch I looked at just wasn't doing it for me anymore, though I did find and fall in love with the IWC Portuguese -- sexiest watch ever, particularly in blue/silver, but a little too dressy for my style. Not to mention way more than I wanted to pay -- although Hamilton does a credible homage in the Maestro, for a lot less dosh -- but they put the date cutout back in. The Carrera 1887, while not a Valjoux, fell into the same bucket.

    Speedys seemed a lot more my style -- more tool than bling -- but the Pro wasn't automatic, the Reduced sub-dials just looked way too small and far apart, and the DSOTM was a bit too large for my smallish wrists (and again, mucho dinero). Although the cal. 9300 is a stellar piece of work; maybe someday!

    Throughout my search, one other name kept coming up: El Primero. Arguably the first, in my mind the coolest (hi-beat, integrated, column-wheel), certainly the only one still standing from the original three movements that launched in 1969 -- the other two being the Seiko 6139 and the Chronomatic from an alliance of Heuer, Breitling, and a few others.

    I was initially looking at the classic A386-style dials; hadn't even heard of the Rainbow series, but when I saw this one while idly browsing listings on WUS I immediately fell in love.

    Hope you enjoyed the read! I feel like I could talk about chronographs forever now...
u/nexttonormal · 18 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Not exactly them, but pretty damn close--just swap laces:

Robert Wayne Desert Blake Boot in grey suede, or, Clarks Original Desert Boot in distressed grey. I have a pair of Robert Waynes and they are incredibly comfortable, purchased at a retailer in the mall for $25 USD, on sale. Incredible value.

or search 'Desert Boot' in grey.


u/Softcorps_dn · 17 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'd avoid plastic/rubber and go with a metal face and metal and/or leather band. A good example would be this Seiko 5, only $60 on Amazon:

u/BillCIinton · 17 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I got the Timex Weekender from Amazon. Its actually cheaper now than when I purchased it by $3. Then I purchased a strap from LakeHouseLeathers on Etsy. The owner is a Redditor who frequently posts discount codes on /r/frugalmalefashion.

u/MC_10 · 16 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Darn, I was hoping the black one I've been watching would be on sale. This is the blue one.

These are on sale as well.

u/Jardun · 15 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Clarks Desert Boots, Sperry Boat Shoes, and Vans Authentic in pretty much any basic color. Shop around on any of those you can find pretty good sales on them almost anywhere, with the exception of maybe the desert boots. 80 is the cheapest I have seen for those recently.

u/charitytowin · 15 pointsr/Watches

This Seiko is a great first watch. It's mechanical and he can watch it work through the display case back.

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

u/johnwclark · 15 pointsr/Watches

Casio Duro MDV106

Price: ~$45-50

Movement: Japanese quartz ( no model found )

Style: Diver

Size: 44 mm (without crown)

Link: Amazon

Description: The price tag says beater watch, but the fit and finish do not. It looks way better than a watch at this price point should. I like the quiet of a mechanical, but this might the quietest analog quartz watch I have ever heard. The 120 click unidirectional bezel operates smoothly. The most noteworthy thing I dislike is the date window is small and the date seem too recessed and a bit hard to read. The big surprise was the hacking second hand, which is not a feature I expect on a watch under $150.

u/irate_alien · 15 pointsr/WatchesCirclejerk

You paid $3000 for a Seiko? Someone ripped you off. They're going for $50 on Amazon!

Edit: hate to tell you this, it's a Frankenwatch. The dial is installed upside down.

u/science_puppy · 14 pointsr/vaxxhappened

I know exactly what you should get her for Christmas

u/as_told_by_aaron · 14 pointsr/Watches

Don't buy a knock off


Matched with this

Will give you something like this

Cheap, quality, mechanical

Good entry level mechanical watch that will last you a long time till you're ready for an upgrade

u/adamscottama · 14 pointsr/Watches

In this price range, it's probably going to be a dive watch and most likely a Seiko or Orient. Here are a few:

u/jdbee · 13 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Here's the blog, and there's a large pdf version of the shoe guide here

“Yes” models:

Slip-on Chucks

Jack Purcell slim, black leather

Sperry Top-siders (The specific pair that’s pictured is a Band of Outsiders/Sperry collaboration that’s discontinued now)

I have no idea

Suede camp/canoe mocs

White suede bucks

Penny loafers (The pictured pair are Bass Weejuns, but I’m linking to a better, less plasticky option that are about the same price)

Florsheim Veblens, rust

Given that this list is heavy on the summer footwear, I’d also add these to make it a year-round list:

Chippewa GQ plain-toe boot

Thorogood Heritage moc-toe boot

Blucher mocs

Tan suede bucks

u/eathbau · 13 pointsr/AustralianMFA

Not sure if it helps but you can pretty much assemble the MFA uniforms:


OCBD - Uniqlo

Levi's 511s - David Jones, Just Jeans, General Pants Co. etc

Clarks Bushacres (beeswax)


Tees - Hallensteins (or Industrie if on sale)

Sweater - Uniqlo

Levi's 511 as above

Vans Authentics (True White) - eBay

u/livefastdiefun7 · 13 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This, by Bulova is pretty close. I bought this a couple years ago and I love it.

u/PotatoSkies · 13 pointsr/Watches
u/CruiseBiscuits · 13 pointsr/PKA

MVMT watches are well known for being low quality "fashion" watches. These fashion brands are usually aimed at a younger audience so it makes sense they advertise on podcasts. In my eyes they aren't even worth the ~$100 price point. Sure they'll last a while, but so has my 10 year old Timex I got for 20 bucks, or some dollar store one I got as a kid.


If you are actually looking for a quality ~$100 watch, look at Seiko, Citizen or Orient. /r/watches is a very good place to learn, and you might find, like countless other beginners, that the Seiko SNK-809 is for you (my first "good" watch was the SNK-807), which is $50-$70 and a real mechanical automatic ("perpetual" for those of you across the pond) movement. Anything from Seiko 5 range is an incredible starter automatic watch.


Do some research if an automatic movement vs quartz movement is right for you (quartz is the basic battery operated watch that the "guts" can be found in watches ranging from $500 Movados to dollar store watches). I REALLY like seeing how things work so I really appreciate the mechanics behind an automatic watch. The downside to them is that they aren't as accurate as quartz (a normal range of inaccuracy is like +-10 seconds a day). But you'll never have to change a battery if that is any consolation. If that puts you off, keep in mind that a $10,000 Rolex has an automatic movement good for +- 5 seconds per day. And as a final PSA, stay away from Invicta. Their automatic movements, cheap pricing, and flashy looks may look enticing, but quality control is horrendous. Just as with any potential purchase, do some research on a watch you think looks promising. Give the model name a search on google or /r/watches and try to find a consensus.


For those of you who have been thinking they want a watch but haven't started exploring styles (which is the demographic companies like MVMT pander to with their styles) here is the classic "diver" style watch with the Rolex Submariner. A cheaper automatic dive watch I've been wanting for a LONG time is the Seiko SKX007, which obviously pays homage to the Sub, but is about $5800 cheaper. I'd replace the bracelet with something better than what is there though. Maybe I'll get it after college...

Another well loved cheap diver is from Orient, the Mako, though I prefer its big brother, the Ray, even though that is even closer looking to the Submariner.

The absolute best in budget vs quality in a dive watch is the ~$40 Casio MDV-106. You can get a decent 22 mm steel bracelet for almost the price of the watch and it will look fantastic if that is your preference. I've borrowed my brother's a few times and the thing feels like quality and has been put to the test plenty of times to prove itself as a real dive watch. He goes swimming, hiking, plays sports with it, drops it on concrete, etc. Rugged yet elegant looking. Good size too. Highly recommended first diver or first watch!

If you are looking for a real dress watch with "minimalist design" that doesn't look tacky like MVMT's (sorry, just my opinion), there are plenty in the Seiko 5 line like I said, or the lovely Orient Bambino.


Came back to say that if you don't really know if you want a watch, don't think you need to spend $100 on your first. Who knows, you might not like how it feels or looks on you or whatever. For the absolute cheapest of cheap, get yourself a Timex or Casio quartz watch. These brands are well renowned for their reliability. This way you'll end up spending only $15-20 on a watch that will last and work forever (obviously with battery changes along the way).

Edit: Some links

Edit: Also, they are purportedly just rebranded cheap Chinese watches.

u/Dabindan · 13 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I would recommend going for the A158 model. Same watch, but with a metal face and band, and only a few dollars more. This thing is dirt cheap, damn durable, comfortable as fuck and the retro look is very versatile, stylistically. Definitely worth considering.

u/scycron · 13 pointsr/Watchexchange

I'm not very aware of the prices of diver watches, however I do know you can get this casio one for sub $50. Keep in mind it is 44m and is considered to be on the bigger side for watches

u/Riceballer69 · 13 pointsr/Watchexchange

Just FYI, this watch sells brand new for $377 on Amazon with free shipping, buyer protection, and customer service for returns. There's another like new cocktail time going for $300 with shipping. You're asking plus 350, plus pp 3% and shipping? And also missing a verification pic.

u/tmp_acct9 · 13 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

i agree thats a nice watch, but for half the money:

you can get this

and this

also the watch in the pic is a pvd nato, something like this - i really really like this company btw

u/jaetran · 13 pointsr/Watches

Possibly this Casio diver?

u/Alakazam · 13 pointsr/Watches

For a simple, analog display watch is practically indestructible, you can probably get him this g-shock 5610

Basically all the functionality a person would need, easy to read display, comfortable, and will easily last 10-15 years without a capacitor change.

You can spend the rest and get him something a bit dressier for days out, maybe like a Seiko sarb033

u/Funkagenda · 12 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Skagen is actually based in Reno, Nevada, but yes, they are very slim watches.

I'm personally a big fan of this Bulova 96B104, as it's a great looking watch with an accurate movement and can be paired quite easily with a lot of different styles.

u/keyek · 12 pointsr/Watches

After searching /r/watches and considering both the Bulova 96B104 and the Orient Class I chose to go with the Bulova. I have a really small 6 inch wrist and needed a nice dress watch that wouldn't look out of proportion on my wrist.

I loved the minimal look of both watches but I wanted to have a seconds hand, plus I preferred 37mm over 38mm so I went with the Bulova. I'm really happy with my choice. I wish I had a better camera to capture how nice the Bulova looks.

The Bulova is a great size for my wrist, it looks proportionally bigger in the picture, here is one that shows a wider perspective, but it still looks more proportional in person.

My only criticism is that the leather strap could be better quality, it just seems a little too thin and delicate. However, its not something that distracts from the watch or is worth overlooking the watch. I may replace the strap later on, but for now I'm going to see if it grows on me.

u/ffmurray · 12 pointsr/Watches

When I was in high school, my dad purchased a decent quality Rolex Submariner knockoff. I loved that watch and its shape. After High School, I became a plumber and HVAC tech and stopped wearing watches or any jewellery(I still don't wear a wedding band, someone in my family had their finger degloved at a construction site). Last year I decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Over the summer I was helping my parents finish remodelling their kitchen, and I mentioned that I should get a watch. My dad ended up giving my a Seiko 5 with a green canvas strap and later as a gift sent my a Bewell Wooden watch (I am a hobby woodworker). The shape of that Bewell reminded me of that Rolex Submariner and I started thinking about it again. A couple of months ago I subscribed to this subreddit and started seeing all of the great watches that you guys share, and I started to get the itch to get a good quality nice looking watch. I kept seeing the Seiko SKX007 popping up and started doing some research on it. This evening it showed up, and my first impressions are nothing but good. Thank you r/Watches for leading me to this watch.

u/nonexcludable · 12 pointsr/Android

That was quick and this is not good for someone Samsung.

Edit: okay so as I type the jury is busy correcting the areas where it denied that any infringement took place but granted Apple damages for some reason. And they've just asked for clarification because it seems they do not understand what they did wrong.

Is it just me or is it a bad idea to just rustle up a few random people and ask them to decide such huge and complex issues based on a whim? They decided on the legality of 700 alleged patent infringements in 3 days, less than the time it took me to choose a watch to buy this week. (For those interested I got an SNK009 and a black leather strap to replace the canvas one). I feel they just wanted to go home for the weekend. And as a result consumers will pay, potentially for decades.

Is there not a better way?

u/RhinoMan2112 · 12 pointsr/gadgets

It's 5 bucks over, but I love the Seiko 5. Very nice and stylish in my opinion.

u/HereForTheBoredom · 12 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I've got a seiko 5 I paid 62 for (amazon's price fluctuates a lot) and then i picked up a Hadley Roma brown leather strap for about 30. together

If I were to do it again I would go with a slightly darker band. Perhaps one of these

u/BigStickOSalami · 12 pointsr/EDC

I know this will get buried but I have decided to revamp my whole EDC.

/u/ieatedjesus I have taken the plunge on the Wallet you have recomended. I hate when a product has no reviews or I can't do research about it but whatever. I'm also super stingy with money so this is a huge deal for me lol ($42 with engraving)

As for the pen, I have decided to get a Fisher Space Pen $15. I have 3. Now I will have 4. (also bought a clip $5) ((also bought fieldnotes $10 for the wallet))

/u/odomandr I have decided to go with that knife $16. Nothing sexier than a good stone wash and minimalist design. I also need a knife. No idea about the quality but today I have decided to trust a total stranger on /r/EDC

/u/Ryl4nd99 Thank you for the great idea of a post! I hope to post again when everything comes in. I decided to add/replace my edc with the items above. I also carry a muthafuckin Casio as well as an Olight s2 Baton along with dollar store chapstick. Hopefully I can keep you updated or make a new post when all my goodies come in!

Sorry for the wall of text. Thank you for reading.

u/chimpastronaut · 12 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I own 3 but I also like 2 for its simplicity. 3 is nice for casual outfits.

Im a bit stingy and dont like to wear it unless my outfit already has atleast a little white and black. I wear [this] ( with outfits that dont include white already. My goto watch is normally my easy reader. Other than that I just have some cheap childrens watches like these I tend to throw into outfits from time to time because I am youth and girls like them and will talk to me about them but I am not very good at communication with girl in romantic setting so we normally become friend and I am bummed.

u/chiller8 · 12 pointsr/Watches
u/DevilishRogue · 12 pointsr/Watches

The Casio MDV106-1AV is a perfect daily use watch and does look like the Rolex Submariner but is a great watch in it's own right. It is quartz rather than automatic but considered by many to be best available budget dive watch. You can purchase the bracelet for it for less than $30.

If you must have an automatic rather than a quartz then the Orient Ray II is a great option that is also similar to the Submariner in terms of design but again a quality time piece in and of itself.

And if you aren't bothered about having the Rolex style looks, the Seiko SNZH55 is designed along the lines of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and also an excellent timepiece.

u/bryans14 · 12 pointsr/Watches

Invicta is not going to be recommended on this sub. They generally are pretty bad watches.

Common suggestions here would be a Seiko 5, or a Seiko diver.

Here are some Seiko watches to consider:

  • Military Style Seiko 5

  • Diver Seiko SKX009

    Both watches are pretty small so they would work well on a tiny wrist. Hope I helped!

    Also, for more information you can check the buying guide in the sidebar.
u/tominabox1 · 11 pointsr/Watches
u/Everinyourfavor · 11 pointsr/EDC

25 dollars won't get you too far, but each of these is around 25 dollars or less.

Flashlight: Stylus Pro

Pen: Lamy or 701





Shard: Schrade


u/monkeyfun14 · 11 pointsr/AskMen

Seiko divers watch = poor man’s Seamaster

I have seen this watch as cheap as $135-140.

u/shadowbanningsucks · 11 pointsr/Watches

Is your friend a watch enthusiast? If not, he might be better off with a quartz watch. They are more accurate, less delicate and less overall hassle compared to an auto.

Citizen BM8180-03E Solar powered, so it doesn't require battery changes, and 100m water resistance, so it's safe for pool, beach or shower. If you don't like that particular model, Citizen and Seiko both make various solar powered models.

u/CarpeDiempreecha · 11 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I think my Citizen Eco-Drive is pretty clean. I really like it!

And according to the PriceZombie below it's at a pretty good price right now.

u/dasdarun · 11 pointsr/Watches

Citizen BM 8180

Price: 85$

Water Resistance: 100m

Movement: solar-powered quartz

Size: 37mm, 18mm lug width


Description: The numbers and the hands have very good lume and last throughout the night. The strap that comes with the watch is a green canvas and has metallic strap holes( sorry! I don't know what they are called). Usually people are not fond of the strap, but it is definitely tougher and more durable.

u/bizarretranger · 10 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but a quick skim of the 1 star reviews shows that some people claim that the watch that was actually received in some cases was not the watch pictured/expected.

u/Willravel · 10 pointsr/malefashionadvice

>There is no silver bullet to dressing better.


Otherwise, dynamite post.

u/jay199x · 10 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/xmorphicx · 10 pointsr/EDC

No information included about your desired price range so I'll just throw out a few suggestions. G-Shock is a solid choice - my favorite is the GW6900 as it is 5 buttons (dedicated light button), solar powered, and sets itself every night to the atomic clock. A slimmer option is the GWM-5610 with the same features except for the dedicated light button. These also have non-atomic non-solar versions for about half the price DW6900 and DW5600 which both come in around $45. These are classic models and won't draw unwanted attention.

If you're looking for something analog, while I hate to recommend another Casio, the MDV-106 dive watch is really hard to beat for 40-50 bucks. Water resistant to 200 meters, real functioning diver's timing bezel, applied indices, rubber strap... it's highly regarded at this price point. Good luck!

u/disgruntledtater · 10 pointsr/Watches

if you could push your budget up to around $60-$75, you'd be able to land yourself a nice Seiko 5.

It seems to go good with almost any outfit (except for maybe a suit) especially when you put a leather strap on it. Also, it has Seiko's widely used and dependable 7s26 automatic movement.

Here's mine with a leather strap bought at Sears for $20 or so.


u/downforce · 10 pointsr/gadgets

For under $200, don't forget about the Seiko SKX007

Spend $230 and wear an even nicer timepiece like the Obris Morgan Branco

u/bjk1 · 10 pointsr/Watches

Seiko 5 It's a little bit over your range but it's an automatic.

u/divewatches · 10 pointsr/Watches
u/outlawpickle · 10 pointsr/EDC

My G-Shock is solar powered and automatically sets itself to the correct time every night through radio signals. Never have to change the battery and never have to set the time, it's always running and always correct. I definitely recommend it, I've had two other g-shocks and this self-sufficient one is just so perfect.

Link -

u/Hasoroth · 10 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I used to have a Timex Weekender, which I've commonly seen referred to as the Timex Noisemaker. On the other hand I just bought this Timex and I haven't had any problems with it.

u/Ubel · 10 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I absolutely love the style of that watch but as someone else with thin wrists, I could never wear it.

I wear a 36mm Citizen Eco-Drive and that's pretty damn close to my limit..

Also I must say I really recommend that watch for under $100 as being a well made stylish watch.

And it's SOLAR POWERED and even after 20 years the specially designed lithium battery inside with still retain 80% of it's original capacity. It will work in complete darkness for 180 days before dying.
Also 12 hours of sunlight is enough to power it for something like an entire week in complete darkness. It's insanely efficient.

I don't even go outside often and it charges so well from ambient light that I've never had the battery go low. Eco Drives are amazing watches and I highly recommend them for anyone that wants something that pretty much never needs maintenance.

(I've heard having seals changed every few years is good for ensuring water resistance though)

I know I sound like a Citizen salesmen or something, but I'm just an honestly impressed 22 year old who loves the hell out of the first good watch he bought.

u/shward · 9 pointsr/Eugene

Just pick up one of these and you'll worry no more!

u/saskd · 9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

In that case the bigger boots like Iron Rangers, 1000 mile boots and Katahdins are out. But I'd still consider some chukkas or desert boots. I currently own and love the MFA standard Clarks (beeswax is probably the color you want) and these Red Wing chukkas.

u/CHUN_BUNS · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

So it'll look exactly like this Bulova watch? The Bulova can be had for $50-60 on a good sale, and carries the brand name.

u/ehsu · 9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Most watches are only offered in one size, but some are smaller than others. I have 5.75" wrists and my current cheap/casual watches are the Timex Weekender (on me | at Amazon), Casio A158W-1 (on me | at Amazon), and RAM Rugged Field Watch (on me | at Amazon). Also good is this Seiko 5, but I don't own one right now. Anyway, I have no idea what your desired style or budget is, but hopefully those suggestions and photos are of some use.

EDIT: Also, if you're looking for NATO straps, check out Crown and Buckle. Their new strap design has holes cut for people with really small wrists. Even with my tiny wrists, I've still got two holes left.

u/risingsunx · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/x73rmin8r · 9 pointsr/todayilearned

Both Casio and Timex still make a lot of retro 80s digital watches. A bunch of them are unchanged from when they were originally brought out, too.

u/DarthGuy101 · 9 pointsr/EDC

My normal EDC (not including cell phone, car keys and CCW as they all cost more than feasible for this situation) is a multitool/knife, flashlight, wallet, watch, pen and bandanna.

Multitool: Leatherman Squirt PS4, $28.75 Not the biggest or baddest MT out there, but it will do pretty much every EDC task I can think of needing to do.

Flashlight: [ThruNite Ti5, $15.95]( Hard choice between this and the Streamlight Microstream.

Wallet: Big Skinny Metro, $19.99 Carried Big Skinny wallets for years. Only recently switched to Recycled Firefighter, just for a change in pace.

Watch: Casio Calculator, $14.99 The ultimate nerd watch.

Pen: Zebra F-701, $4.63 Best damn pen I've ever used.

Bandanna: Rothco Solid Black Bandanna, $5.87 Any cotton bandanna will do, I just picked this one because it was solid black.

The grand total is: $90.18. The remaining $9.82 will buy me a six pack of mid tier craft beer.

u/beatbahx · 9 pointsr/EDC

Maybe its just me but I cringe whenever I see someone with an Invicta watch. Get yourself a more reliable watch. I just picked up a nearly identical watch link for $45 bucks. I highly recommend it

u/Nictherm1029 · 9 pointsr/gadgets

My grandpa has this calculator watch: Amazon link

He says it's very useful and it's under 20 bucks right now

u/SaroDarksbane · 9 pointsr/Watches

SARB065 Cocktail Time

Amazing-looking watch, really.

u/GiantTortoise · 9 pointsr/Watchexchange

FYI it's only $367 from Amazon, brand new:

u/emmanuelb94 · 9 pointsr/Watches

I really wouldn't recommend either of those, because while they're only 50 pounds I'll bet they won't last more than a year. Instead, how about one of thise?

Seiko Men's SNXS79K - Pair this with a leather or nato strap and it'll be gorgeous! My own pic of a similar watch for reference.

Timex Weekender

Timex Expedition

u/PM_ME_YOUR_FITS · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

My current setup:

  • Seiko 5
  • Timex Easy Reader
  • 8 nylon nato straps
  • 1 brown leather nato strap

    I'm in for about $150. I've got 22 different combinations, and 2 watches of known quality. His quick-release system is interesting I suppose, but that's the only thing here that is innovative.

    EDIT: After giving it some more thought, I really do like his simple designs as well. It's difficult to find a nice clean design without including horribly intrusive branding as well.
u/shinbr · 9 pointsr/Watches

Link To Album

Hey r/watches! This is my concise collection of budget watches. I’ve been collecting for about a year now and have been having a great time with the hobby. As a student, I can’t really afford anything expensive, so I’ve been looking for budget pieces with good value. Here are my pieces:

Sea-Gull 1963 : Got this from Long Island Watch and it has been great. I initially had a problem with a pusher falling out, but I emailed Marc and he sent me a replacement right away. The customer service at Long Island Watch is phenomenal; Marc responded within a few hours of my email the day after Christmas. He even offered to upgrade me to the sapphire version, though I declined because I prefer the acrylic.

Nodus Trieste : This is a great diver from a new microbrand out of California. I got the STP 1-11 version, though the version with the Seiko movement is probably a better value. I love how this watch resembles the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, but avoids being an homage. The unique umbrella hands are also a great touch. The watch runs well within the promised +/- 5 sec a day, losing about 5 sec per week. I haven’t seen any on this sub, so let me know if you want a review.

Seiko SNK807 : This was my first automatic and I honestly couldn’t be happier with it. The lack of hacking and handwinding is kind of a bummer, but for under $60 I can’t complain at all. I put a high dome on it and polished the bezel a little bit ago in order to keep things interesting.

The straps on the Nodus and the Seagull are from I really like the NATO on the Nodus, but I’d stay away from the leather NATOs. The strap on the Seiko is from Barton , and I 10/10 would recommend.

u/zeroair · 9 pointsr/gshock
u/Jimtonicc · 8 pointsr/wallstreetbets

Electro Deflecto Unisex "Tin" Foil Hat One Size

u/stylefish · 8 pointsr/Watches

If you want to just mess with the movement, I would suggest a 7S26 as it's widely used in Seiko's 5 series (most people's first foray into automatic watches) and has good documentation.

If you'd rather buy a watch in case you want to delve into modding, I would suggest the SNK809 due to it's price which is usually ~$55 and has dropped to $41 during sales. It's powered by the 7S26 so the documentation I linked above applies as well.

For just taking apart the movement, you'll need a movement holder (the "vice" you mentioned), set of small screwdrivers, and small tweezers at minimum. For taking apart a watch completely, you'll also need a caseback tool, hand removers with dial protector, and crystal and hand press with dies and tips. I'm probably forgetting some essentials, but you can peruse Esslinger's tools page to get an idea. Finger cots, Rodico, and air blowers are usually nice to keep the movement clean for reassembly. I'm not familiar with the lubricants used, but if you ever decide to clean the parts with an ultrasonic cleaner, you'll want to look into those.

Aside from that, watching some videos and checking out some picture albums like those posted by /u/Slyvix will prove informative regarding workflow. His latest one was particularly enjoyable and includes lots of nice pictures.

u/frostinhisbones · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Timex Weekender's seem to be the go-to for a lot of people here. I've got two, but I think I'd rather have a Seiko 5, it's an auto (doesn't run on a battery). There's something kinda neat about automatic watches and the Seiko has a really good quality/price ratio.

u/jamin101wolf · 8 pointsr/EDC

Calm down guys.......


u/abadonn · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Desert boots are a type of chukka boots. They look great with jeans, I recommend Clarks in beeswax. Wait for a sale though, you can find them for around $60 if you are patient.

u/ddster23 · 8 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If it's $35 you can be pretty sure that it won't be very good quality. This watch is on sale and is touted to be very high quality for its price.

u/ireallyhatepants · 8 pointsr/Watches

I've always been a little hooked on watches, but I only recently started grasping what made some watches worthwhile, and others, well, not so much. In the case of this Seiko (SNK805), I'd been searching for something like it for a while. I'd never owned an automatic, and it was proving pretty hard to find one that wasn't at least several hundreds dollars. I know it's nothing special for a lot of people here, but I'm absolutely floored at the build quality and overall appearance of a watch that cost me less than $65.

The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the strap it shipped with, but that was an easy fix via a $15 leather NATO strap, purchased from Amazon.

All told, I love the watch. But after discovering how awesome automatics are, dear God, do I fear for my wallet's future.

u/LowBrowOrbit · 8 pointsr/Watches

My personal favorite in this category is the Casio World Time. In terms of pure function it's a great bang for buck watch, and if you like the aesthtic (it's not for everyone) it can be a killer EDC.

For autos, I think the subs collective opinion would probably be the Seiko SNK series.

u/ILoveDeepDishPizza · 8 pointsr/Watches

This Seiko 5 - SNZG15 is my first automatic watch. I’ve owned this watch for 2 weeks now but I didn’t want to post it here until I received the dark brown leather NATO I ordered for it. I think it compliments the watch nicely and gives it a more sophisticated look from the cheap strap it comes with. I was torn between this watch and the Seiko SNK809 but after looking it over I chose the SNZG15 because its larger in diameter (42mm vs. 37mm) as well as it is waterproof up to 330ft (100m). If anyone else owns this watch I’d love to see what straps you recommend for it. Thanks!

FYI on Amazon it states that the band width is 20.6mm. This is false. Order a 22mm

Amazon SNG15

Amazon SNK809

Leather NATO

u/Stahrk · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Having read through your comments, my suggestions would be as follows:

Option A - Skagen

Option B - Skagen

Option C - Seiko

Option D - Seiko

Option E - Seiko

The last two of them are the most casual of the bunch. They can be worn daily, while the rest are semiformal and he should at least be wearing a button-down of some sort as opposed to a t-shirt with them.

u/lostarchitect · 8 pointsr/Watches

If you like dive watches, you are better off saving up a bit and getting a Seiko SKX instead. It's much higher quality, and will only cost a bit more. They can be had for under $200 easily, sometimes as low as $170. You can also get a Seiko 5 field watch for like $60, which is a great deal! These are both automatic watches.

u/3house · 8 pointsr/Watches

Five top value watches

This is my opinionated list of the five best value watches on the market, based on personal experience. I own all five, so I do have first hand experience of them. These watches cover a wide range of styles and there are no homages amongst them.

From left to right these are:

  • Timex Expedition Military Field
  • Seiko Black Monster
  • Magrette Moana Pacific Chronograph PVD
  • Seiko Cocktail Time
  • Hamilton Intra-Matic

    The Timex Expedition is a no-brainer at $45. It has fresh clean styling, lovely skeletonized hands and a really nice cut-away detail for the hour markers in the chapter ring. The Indiglo back light and 10 year battery life are just icing on the cake. Yes, it's a quartz movement and has a mineral crystal but it's unbeatable at the price. I wear this watch regularly despite owning watches that cost vastly more. Good review over at Worn & Wound.

    The Seiko Black Monster the undisputed top dog in value-for-money mechanical watches and a gateway drug for many. It simply has it all: fantastic build quality, excellent bracelet, best-in-industry lume and a lovely face. This is quite simply the most pleasant to read watch I own. That it's also one of the cheapest is amazing. The only real downside is that it has a Hardlex crystal rather than sapphire but in practice this isn't a problem as the bezel stands proud of it, protecting it nicely. $205 from Amazon.

    The Magrette Moana Pacific Chronograph PVD is a much lesser known piece from the boutique New Zealand brand. This is one of those watches that is just impossible to capture in photos due to its jet black, but very glossy, PVD finish. In the flesh it looks like something that costs 10x more. The movement is a hand-wound Chinese Seagull item, but users generally report that it is reliable, and it looks great through the display back. It sports 500m water resistance, sapphire crystal and comes with a rubber strap also. $500 direct from Magrette.

    The Seiko Cocktail Time is easily the best value dress watch that I know of. It's stunning looking in the flesh mostly thanks to the way that the sunburst face and chisel hands reflect the light. The blued second hand is a lovely touch also. I have it here on a Hirsch leather strap but the one it comes with suits it nicely too. Bizarrely, many online retailers use a shot of this watch that completely fails to capture its characteristics e.g. compare this review with the product page on Amazon. $440 from Amazon.

    Finally, the Hamilton Intra-Matic. This is really a first-rate re-issue from Hamilton. It's a gorgeous slender piece (10mm), with really refined detailing. It's subtle and understated, but has a nice ETA 2892-2 movement, sapphire crystal and a very nice pebbled leather strap that suits the aesthetic beautifully. It dresses up or down quite comfortably. Check out the Worn & Wound review. The stainless steel silver-faced one in 38mm size is definitely the one to go for IMHO. ~$600 from Amazon

    EDIT: Fixed Magrette model name, thanks /u/KORNSTAR
u/AdoubleyouB · 8 pointsr/Watches

These 2 are my fav for this price range. Clean, elegant, and timeless.

Hamilton Intra-matic
Seiko Cocktail Time

u/G19Gen3 · 8 pointsr/Watches

I like automatic watches. I've also got a wife, child, and house to pay for. I also love to beat the shit out of my stuff because it just sort of happens.

Enter the SNK803. Automatic. Tough. Most importantly, easily replaced if I destroy it. But, I don't like the matte finish of the case. I DID have a dremel tool. Do I have an autozone? Yes I do. Do they carry mother's mag & aluminum polish? Every day. So I polished it up. Not mirror, a shiny satin finish. But now I need a quality strap. So I ordered a John Allen Woodward Alligator for $1,100...NO! What goes best with a satin finish and a beige face? Simple leather! This is a Ritche Genuine Leather NATO strap for a timex weekender. Happens to come in 18mm. And you know it's high quality leather. How? Says so. Genuine is right in the name. Only the best straps come WITH a tool to remove the pins.

Now I've got a watch that looks great, keeps great time, is a tiny mechanical wonder, and looks just as good at work as it does hiking. With a grand total of maybe $60 and an hour of work in it.

u/ImTheDoctah · 8 pointsr/Watches

There are so many great options under $500! As you noted, Swiss Made is pretty much out of the question at this price point, but that's okay. The brands that you are mainly going to be looking at here are the Japanese brands: Seiko and Orient. Here are my favorites from cheapest to most expensive, including links to where you can buy them.

  1. In my opinion, the absolute best automatic watch to start out with -- especially if you're not sure if you'll be collecting watches long term -- is a Seiko 5 ($55). With its solid automatic movement and exhibition caseback, it's an incredible value for the price. Swap in a brown leather strap and you have a very attractive watch for under $80 total.

  2. Of course you already know that the Orient Bambino V2 is another great option -- very similar to the Seiko 5 but a bit less casual and more high end in appearance. Retail on this one is $300, but it can usually be had for below $200. Long Island Watch had it on sale for $117 very recently but unfortunately it is now sold out.

  3. If you want a tool watch, something a little bit more rugged, definitely go for an Orient Ray II ($185) or a Seiko SKX007 ($199 - bracelet version linked but also available on a black rubber strap). I personally own both of those watches and they are both awesome.

    Hope this helped. I would also recommend checking out some watch reviews on Worn and Wound. They specialize in affordable mechanical watches so there are plenty of pieces on there under $500. I could have mentioned some but there are too many good ones to name really. Take a look, maybe something might catch your eye!
u/Knight_of_Ninestars · 8 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

One of the Seiko 5's are around 50 bucks and can go lower with the 20% off code. You can get a leather band cheap to make it look more professional.

u/Weenie · 8 pointsr/Watches

Has he hinted at any particular style? I think the Weekender would be an excellent choice. Off the top of my head, here are some additional classic and well respected budget watches.

Timex Expedition Scout

Casio F91W or F108WH

Casio MDV106

G-Shock DW5600

Timex T49904

u/mysterygin · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

A lot of people recommend the regular Weekenders but they tick really loudly. They look great and are worth their price but the tick bothers me.

The best watches I've found for under $100 are:

Seiko 5 in your preferred color

Casio MDV Diver

Timex Weekender Chrono (Doesn't tick loudly)

If you choose one of these it's really easy to switch out the strap with one of these (spring bar tool)

I own all three of these watches and they are great. You can also check out different straps on Amazon or sites like cheapestnatostraps.

and a cheap plug for /r/Watches

u/SirRipo · 8 pointsr/Watches

Citizen Eco-Drive BM8180-03E

Price: $75-$100

Movement: Eco-Drive E100/quartz

Style: Military/Field

Size: 37mm (without crown)

Link: Amazon page

A great choice for someone looking for a durable, military-style watch without having to worry about batteries. The stock band it comes with leaves something to be desired, but it looks great and is very comfortable on a NATO/Zulu strap (18mm). The lume is nice and bright, even with other lights around it, and without a strong charge source (I work in a bar and even with the dim lights I notice it glowing hours later).

If I had to change anything about it I would change out the mineral face for sapphire, as mine has managed to collect a small scratch in the year I've owned it, but it's not a deal-breaker for me.

u/mtpmc · 8 pointsr/EDC

Left to Right:

Slim Wallet - It's super thin and it attaches to my phone. ( )

Watch - It's durable and in my opinion doesn't look too bad for the price. ( )

Mint Things - They are pretty strong breath strips that have an amazing form factor. ( )

Space Pen - The end needed to be worn down last year because too many teachers tried to accuse me of having a juul. ( )

Phone - Not pictured but a Pixel 3a.

My teacher showed up late, so I had time to do this.

u/Checkers10160 · 8 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

/u/TheParkingAttendant said it's this watch

u/tappman321 · 8 pointsr/Watches

If you want a chrono, a Seiko SSB031, mecha-quartz is a good value for $125. You get a smooth sweeping chrono hand, which is nice to have on a quartz watch. If that doesn't fit your style, you can look up different SSB models to find one you like.

If you want a field watch, Citizen Men's BM8180-03E is a nice quartz watch for $90. You can get a Timex Expedition for cheaper, but I think the Citizen is a better value for the price point. The Timex Waterbury is a nice watch for $100-$150, and I really like the look of the watch (might be overpriced for what you get but I just really like the look).

And also check out some G-Shocks. They don't get much love here, but I honestly think if you just care for a watch you can use, and don't care about looks, a DW-5600E is the best watch you can get in your price range.

u/turdbogls · 8 pointsr/Watches

HMT Janata is pretty cool.

Timex and casio also sell some pretty decent Sub $50 watches as well.

timex fairfield is solid

casio MDV 106 is a solid diver for sub $50

u/keybored_cowboy · 8 pointsr/AirForce
u/waterhoused · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Spurred on by this thread on r/FMF a few days ago, I purchased the Seiko 5 in blue off of Amazon. The blue, green, and cream models were on sale for $50, and using the 20% off newsletter promotion it came out to $40.

Special thanks to /u/JoCoLaRedux for pointing me to this Hadley-Roma brown leather watch strap. It appears he’s wearing it with the cream face, which also looks great.

u/Mammal_Incandenza · 8 pointsr/Watches

Depends on what you mean by "sports"...that's a big budget so you have tons of options, but if you're playing things like basketball//baseball/golf etc, you'd be better off buying a cheap beater to abuse and a second nicer watch for other times. Constant sharp, impactful hits can mess with mechanical watches (guessing you're not talking about a $6k quartz), sapphire crystals shatter, etc...

I have one of these for when I'm doing something strenuous or potentially damaging -

Yeah, it's ugly in a 1983 kinda way, but it's 200m depth rating, solar battery lasts pretty much forever on even a quick charge, atomic clock (never have to set it), and is generally indestructable.

Plus, as ugly as it is, I think it looks a lot better wearing that playing basketball than being the guy on the court wearing a Rolex for no reason.

It also leaves $5,910 leftover to indulge in whatever great watch or watches you truly love and you won't have to worry that your golf swing is fucking with the movement or an errant fastball just shattered your daydate's crystal.

u/Drunk_Panda_456 · 8 pointsr/gshock
u/1nky0ct0pus · 8 pointsr/gshock

I recommend the GWM-5610.

I wear it every day.

-Positive LCD screen with bold numbers is very easy to read in all lighting settings including close to darkness

-Auto illumination feature - turn your wrist to look at your watch and it will light up for you automatically if the solar panel senses darkness (can be turned off)

-Multiband 6 automatically sets the time by radio signal once a day so your watch is accurate down to the second at all times

-Solar powered rechargeable battery

-Low profile

The only things I do not like about it is that it is a little small on my wrist, the buttons are small, and I wish it displayed the current time in stopwatch and timer modes.

You can also go with a GWM-6900. Generally the same feature set with a light button on the front of the watch. Bigger buttons , much larger and bulkier than the 5610.

u/JoCoLaRedux · 8 pointsr/Watches

Someone already mentioned Seiko 5, and the Seiko 5 finder will give you a lot of options.

Aside from that, I'd check out Citizen. They make good watches, many with 5 year warranties:





They might cost you a little more depending on the model, they're well worth it. The Eco drives are an excellent value, powered by light and expected to run at 80% capacity after 20 years, and when fully charged, can keep on ticking after being left in a dark drawer for up to six months.

u/Irenarch · 7 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Aren't they GYW, though? The boots in the images are these Thorogoods...

u/pillowpuff · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It looks like a moc-toe boot, but it's hard to tell from only seeing the back. I'm not sure of the brand but here are some similar options:

u/SRSLY_GUYS_SRSLY · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'll earn some contempt from other MFAers for this, but I'm excited that you are eager to be a more sartorial Man's Man instead of the twinks, ironic nerd, preppies, and drop-crotch streetwear I keep seeing here. I appreciate their styles, but I want to see more blue collar style.

Footwear: Invest in some good boots Timberlands / Redwings / Thorogood

Pants: You want a slimmer chino, but you need to be able to move in them, so not too slim. Alphas / Land's End / Gap

I wouldn't bother too much with Denim, a single pair of slim fitting dark wash jeans if any for the time being. Quality denim is going to be out of your price range right now. Just don't get any that are pre-distressed.

Shirts: Fit will be an issue here. Your natural build is going have narrower shoulders than men of your height. Since we base successful fit on shoulders above anything else, you might be left with very tight fit throughout the chest and waist. Trial and error will be the only way to go about this, but I'd say avoid slim fit here. I could have this completely backwards though.
No Graphic T's /Henleys / Chambray is nice here in FL / Any patterned button downs (stay away from pearl snaps- we're trying to avoid flair)

Outdoor jacket: Timberland Waterproof!


  • hoodies - They are simple and comfortable, but lack structure and embody the touristy unprofessional look you are trying to get away from. They have their place, but not for what you are seeking right now)
  • Athletic shoes - save these for the gym, not for work
  • Hats - Unless they bare the logo of your workplace. At work is no time to advertise for any sports teams, brands, opinions on your clothing
  • Flashy watches - If you plan on wearing a watch keep the face size within reason and the color and style simple
    *Jewelry - unless it has sentimental value, rings,earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are not what you are looking for

    Haircut note: I'd recommend cutting the sides and back much much shorter, and you can leave whatever length on top. Right now it looks very youthful and wild instead of professional.
u/DukeEsquire · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm a huge fan of the Seiko 5 series of watches.

You can usually find they for about $50 and they look great. The best part is they are mechanical.

They also come in lots of different colors.

u/Kayron648 · 7 pointsr/arrow

Dessert boots.

His might be a more expensive brand / pair. But the style is pretty popular. The Clarks Dessert Boots have achieved meme status over on r/MaleFashionAdvice due to how much they were recommended as a basic style piece.

u/Dead_Politician · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Redwings will do you good. The chunk heel seems to be the most popular for casual use. I also like Clark's desert boots, which are a similar style but not quite as boot-y. I wear mine everyday.

u/ArghZombies · 7 pointsr/Watches

Well to be honest, 95% of all watches are overpriced for what you get. And 4% are the right price for what they're worth - because they're crap and won't last. Then there is the 1% of watches that are sensibly priced and good quality. But if those were all we bought everyone'd only ever wear a Seiko, and the world would be a pretty boring place.

So yeah, it probably is a bit overpriced. But it's jewellery, it's supposed to be. Nixon watches have plenty of fans, on this subreddit as well.

But if you want something a bit better for your money then you could do worst than something by Bulova or maybe a Citizen. Both decent companies. Or just go with the Nixon if you like it and can afford it.

u/kurazaybo · 7 pointsr/Watches

I think the models you chose are this (burgundy) and this (black).

About the color, the burgundy is interesting and at your age you will have no problem with it, unless we are talking about very formal occassions, but if you want to look sharp I think a neutral color like black or white dial would work better. Perhaps silver and navy would work too.

Both are chronographs around 42 mm wide and 11 mm thick.

Functionally, both are more of a sport watch. The burgundy is a 60 min chrono, so you can time up to 60 min only. The subdial at 3 o'clock tells time in a 24 hr format and I think the makers only include that to make the dial look busy. The black one also goes up to 60 min only, the subdial at 12 o'clock indicates fractions of a second in a format I am not sure I understand. If you are interested in the chrono function (which I use a lot almost everyday), I think you would be better with the ability to time hours.

Seiko is a good brand and I'm sure will last 5 years or longer. I think you will be fine with any of the two.

If I had your budget and wanted a chrono, I would go with a casio. Here is one model and here is another that I think you may like. Both are chronos with a black dial that count up to 12 hours. Price is lower than the Seikos but you loose the date. I would say that quality will be similar to the seikos too and size will not be much different. I would personally choose the second. My only complaint about Casio at this price is that the metal bracelets can be noisy and pull the hair in your arms. This chrono has a clean look that is quite versatile.

If you don't care about the chrono and just want a versatile watch with a busy dial, there are options with leather straps that would look better in formal wear and save some money for a future watch upgrade.

This one uses the subdials to display an anual calendar, meaning you will rarely have to readjust the date (like on february 29 only). It also comes in black and I think it would not look out of place if you wear it with a suit.

The most versatile and elegant watches are simple and thin like this.

Hope this helps.

u/etzumakas · 7 pointsr/Watches

What about [this] ( I know you said you preferred a bracelet over rubber or leather, but for this price, you can't beat this Casio. Rock solid watch and it fits the style you are looking for.

u/dominict_ · 7 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If you're looking for a nice and affordable watch, check out these options. They're going to be much better than the quartz watches ASOS offers.

Timex Weekender -

Timex Weekender Chronograph -

Seiko 5 -

u/mikekalil · 7 pointsr/Watches

The Seiko 5 is the go-to recommendation around here. With good reason: It's a great value and definitely handsome. One of these days, I'm gonna order one of these.

For Vostoks, zenitar on eBay is your man. A lot of models are well under $50. If you order from him, it could take a month for your watch to arrive - and it's not the seller's fault. I'd caution against getting a Vostok as your sole watch. I love them (I've always liked Russian stuff), but their quality control is abysmal.

u/_Brazenhead_ · 7 pointsr/EDC

Items list:

Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Otterbox Commuter, Nite Ize Steelie, InvisibleShield Glass

Wallet: The Ridge, Aluminum in gunmetal, cash strap

Watch: Seiko 5 SNK805, Shinola 18mm extra long leather strap

Breath Freshener: Using the Altoids Smalls tin to carry Altoids Arctic mints or Trident Original gum

Multitool: Gerber Dime Red

Knife: Buck Vantage small, Rosewood Dymondwood

Light: Massdrop Exclusive AAA Brass w/ Nichia 219 option. Basically a Lumintop Tool Ti, but custom made for Massdrop in brass.

Pen: Kaweco Supra, medium nib, Kaweco Blue ink cartridge (for now).

Die: SkullSplitter Dice d12 in Antique Brass

Flame: Vertigo Z-Plus butane double torch, Zippo High Polish Solid Brass case

Keys: ExoTac Free Key, Corter Leather & Cloth Bottlehook in solid brass, Transcend 16 GB JetFlash 720, cigar punch cutter, Prometheus Kappa Quick Release (brass), 2012 Dodge Avenger SXT

Parts of my EDC I'd love to acquire brass version of:

  • I wish they made a brass Ridge wallet. Machine Era made a brass minimalist wallet similar to the Ridge at one point, I think.
  • A brass pocket knife. I've seen a few but none that cause me to want to part with my current knife.
  • A brass cigar punch cutter
  • A brass USB drive. They have a gold colored version of the JetFlash I use now, but it's not brass.


u/Johanix · 7 pointsr/Watches
u/jppbkm · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

A: Congrats on deciding to dress more fashionably. I don't think that you should necessarily conflate this with dressing "more grown-up." Many grown-ups dress sloppily/non-fashionably/wear clothes that don't fit.

B: Good job reading the sidebar. For additional information I am a big fan of Alan Flusser's book "Dressing the Man." It focuses on what, today, is a formal wardrobe for the average man. It explains many of the "why"s of wearing items/fabrics/patterns. I also recommend the "Basic Men's Fashion" series of articles on the website fashionbeans.

C. There are a few keys to spending your money wisely. First, fit is key. Ask questions and read up in order to understand how each article of clothing should fit. Second, certain things are in or out of fashion. Pleated pants, for instance, are really out of fashion (with the possible exception of suit trousers). When in doubt, simpler is usually better when it comes to styling. Third, figure out what colors work together and what colors work for YOU. Your complexion will play a part in choosing what to wear.

D: It sounds like you may want a separate set of clothes to wear in the lab if there are really accidents as often as you say. It would just be unfortunate to buy some nice clothes and ruin them the first week.

E: The shoes are rather unfashionable. Some would even say "ugly." Ideally, shoes should be shaped to fit your foot. A squared or extremely pointy toe is a no-no. The toe of these is rather bulbous looking. Rather than coming to a smooth round toe they kind of flare out. In addition, the sole gives them a chunky look. This contrasts with the leather and the stitching just throws everything off. The shoes seem unable to decide whether they want to be a work boot style shoe (brown leather, chunky sole) or a more casual sneaker type of shoe (toe shape, contrast stitching).

F. It is sometimes said that your shoes should be the most expensive part of any outfit. Shoes can be pricey but when well-cared for they will really last. It is also a lot easier to find shoes that fit (for most) than pants or shirts as foot sizing varies less than body sizes. I would recommend a couple of the following classics.

  1. LL Bean Moc

  2. Clark Desert Boot in Beeswax

  3. Converse All Stars

  4. A nice clean penny loafer in brown leather.

u/sleepyhead12 · 7 pointsr/medicalschool

I think you gotta go with this one it's really timeless

u/mcroque · 7 pointsr/Watches

I would look into one of Seiko 5 SNK series, like this one. If you like the two-tone look, you could always buy a two-color nato for it, like these.

u/givemeadvice18 · 7 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

For example:

I just bought "XYZ product in X color" for $xx.xx shipped with coupon code ABCD12 ($xx.xx off normal price).

u/twowheels · 7 pointsr/minimalism

Phone, wallet, keys, watch, knife. Those are the things that I always have, though I also carry a backpack when it's convenient/needed that also contains a Kindle, water bottle, simple first aid, sanitizer & soap, emergency whistle/compass/magnifier/thermometer gadget. I tend to wander off into more remote areas frequently enough that these can come in handy. Interestingly, the first aid supplies have been used to help others far more often than for myself.

u/WhenX · 7 pointsr/mfacirclejerk

Somebody with bad taste in watches took it upon themselves to advise others one fateful day?

Like even if you were on a budget, stepping up to an SKX diver, Seiko 5, or Orient auto should have been the "default" advice there, as it already fucking has been in the watch community for many years for newcomers on a budget. Even a quartz [Casio MDV-106] ( would have been a better value and look, if 40 bucks was your absolute ceiling.

The Timex Weekender really is the MFA CDB of wrists now.

ed: added link

u/jt_nu · 7 pointsr/wow

meanwhile I like rocking a Casio calculator watch for no reason other than it's retro and is the closest approximation to Marty McFly's watch you can get without spending $250+ for the real thing. That and how hard my wife's eyes roll when I call it my smart watch.

u/TheDutchWonder · 7 pointsr/TeenFA

I would suggest a black watch of some sort, as casios are my favorite, I can use those as an example.


Retro - my favorite

Different retro



Not all 100% black, but they at least got a little bit of black in them. I think part of wearing a watch is being able to balance how busy it looks on your wrist with how busy the rest of your outfit is. If you're going for streetwear, wearing a flashy watch is a lot easier than for someone going for a business casual look (of course there are exceptions). I'd say look at these and see if any would mesh with your wardrobe. Even if not, get the calculator one or the analog minimal one just to experiment with watches. They're cheap and it's fun as hell.

u/sco0ts19 · 7 pointsr/EDC

Casio Duro might do the trick. I don’t have one but they have good reviews.

u/cptzanzibar · 7 pointsr/StarWars

Im a mechanical watch person, and my go to suggestions in the under $200 price range are Orient and Seiko. Even the $70 Seiko 5. I have had one of these for near a decade and it still just chugs along. Probably the most suggested budget dress watch has to be the Orient Bambino. If youre looking for a quality quartz that has chrono functions, I dont think the Timex Weekender can be beat.

There are others, but those can get you started.

u/302w · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You're kinda of blending two separate looks here by wanting a casual and rubber strap, but neat dress style. To me, rubber strap + casual = diving watch.

What about these Seiko divers:



u/choconuts5 · 7 pointsr/newsokunomoral



u/Herrfurher12 · 7 pointsr/Watches

You've heard wrong. MVMT is the absolute worst company for the price. It is just a chinese watch with chinese movement, nothing new. avoid brands like these, for ex: Daniel Wellington. I suggest you start by looking at Timex, my favorite brand. After that, Seiko, Orient, Citizen etc. I'm giving you amazon links to my favorite ones.



Dress watch:










I hope you find what you are looking for, ciao.

u/khakisandacap · 7 pointsr/Watches

I got these two watches for just $25 converted. I live in Asia so prices are much cheaper here. I'm a uni student and actually only needed one watch for as a daily beater, but I can't resist not buying the F-91W, a.k.a the Terrorist watch.

The two watches in the photo are:

  1. Casio F-91W (Black one)
    Here's an Amazon link:

  2. Casio A158W (Silver one)

    Anybody that has an experience on these watches? I'm just curious on how the F-91W will hold up as I think... I will be using it more often. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase for just under $25!
u/PsylentStorm · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What's wrong with a black dial with a brown strap? I think it looks pretty damn good.

u/tictoctictoctictoc · 7 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SARB0065 "Cocktail Time" is a beautiful watch under $400.

Skagen also makes some beautiful watches, like this Ancher

u/Blovnt · 7 pointsr/Watches

This is my new Seiko SNK803. I've been watching it on Amazon for a while and the price briefly dropped to $34. I was lucky enough to catch it in time.

I couldn't be happier with this watch. It's clear why the SNK80x series is so popular. At $34, this is a steal.

u/theglobelighter · 7 pointsr/Watches

Hello! Not a question but just saw these incredible deals on Amazon and wanted to share. Beige Seiko 5 SNK803 is going for $34.03 and the Citizen Eco-Drive counterpart, the BM8180-03E is going for $54.05 ATM!

u/Qumbo · 7 pointsr/Watchexchange

Don't you think your price is a bit high? I could give you $320 + w/e shipping costs for a watch you've owned for two years (not commenting on condition), or I could buy it on Amazon for $377 (only an 18% premium) which includes free two-day shipping (for Prime members, free standard shipping otherwise) and is fulfilled by Amazon. I don't know what your shipping conditions are, but assuming FOB NYC I would be exposed to the loss if it gets damaged during delivery, or, assuming FOB my location I would still have to deal with you for returning it and potentially have to pay return shipping (again dependent on the terms of the sale).

u/brotteofeo · 7 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Aeromatic makes Chinese pilot watches in this style. They have a quartz version for $130 and an automatic model for $200.
Seiko makes quality and affordable automatic watches. The styling is similar on this model, but this Seiko is smaller than the model you linked to.
Orient is my favorite option for quality, style, and affordability. At the moment it is out of stock with most retailers though.

u/reportingfordooty · 7 pointsr/Watches

Since I don't know exactly how much abuse the watch would take under your work conditions, I would recommend a quartz diver (very water resistant and movement is much less likely to be affected by bumps or drops, etc.). The Seiko SSC021 Solar Diver Chronograph has pretty much everything you're looking for, but is on the bigger side (around 43mm). For $40 there is a Casio dive watch that is actually quite nice looking, 40mm, 200m water resistant, with a quartz movement.

u/pdb1975 · 7 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SKX007 if you must have an automatic.

If digital is OK, then 2 G-shocks, one to wear, one as a backup.

u/robotic_lemur · 7 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Or you can check out Amazon for the same watch (black strap) for $25.24 shipped. Shipping on brings the watch to around $30 total.

u/lasttycoon · 7 pointsr/Watches

They are not a very good brand. They focus on advertising over quality. If you want something with a similar look I would consider this.

In your price range I would focus on watches made by Seiko, Orient,Citizen and Casio.

Here are a few more stand out options in your price range.

u/myrmagic · 7 pointsr/EDC

Go to walmart and look for the Casio MDV106 and dump the armitron.

Then you'll be better prepared!

u/snowcroc · 7 pointsr/Watches

Citizen, or Casio MDV-106

I have the MDV-106 and have dove with it in Bali, watch is a champ, its my weekender/beater. Very sturdy and a total bargain. Can be found at around 50-80 USD.

I got mine for 75 SGD which is about 60 USD at a local watch shop. You could probably get it cheaper online.

EDIT: If you have small wrists the casio should be great, my wrists are a hair under 6", and I think it fits my wrists nicely.

u/Bbwalldude · 7 pointsr/TeenMFA

A couple days ago my parents had a couple over for dinner. I was at a friends house earlier, so when I got home for dinner the man (who is a doctor) was like holy s*** its worse than your parents described. What creams are you using again? lol so yeah after multiple prescription creams and antibiotics I'm on Accutane. Fucking terrified since suicide is a side effect.

Also I'm about to pull the trigger on this watch:

Today I'm going to the lake with 3 girls since my bud bailed.. I dunno if it's going to be great or a flop

u/dorekk · 7 pointsr/Watches

How long are your tours? If they're one hour, the Casio Duro is perfect:

Tough, cheap, water resistant to 200 meters, and you can use the dive bezel to time one-hour tours.

u/Portuspa · 7 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

You never know with amazon. Here is a graph that shows how the price has fluctuated.

u/cortem · 7 pointsr/Watches

The MDV106 from Casio is quite good. A bit above your price range, but it's worth the buy.

u/ccoch · 7 pointsr/Watches

Analog and clean, 200m Water Resistant, $37. Comes with a rubber strap but could easily switch it out to a NATO.

u/RivieraBob · 7 pointsr/Watches

Solar powered, radio controlled, tough as coffin nails, and with a slick veneer of the eighties.

u/nliausacmmv · 7 pointsr/Watches

GWM 5610: If you're okay with digital, it's hard to beat one of these for indestructibility.

GSTS100D: If what you want is analogue, this one is also indestructible.

AWGM100B: Basically the same guts as the last one, but the case is covered in rubber so you don't have to worry about scratching things while you work.

All three of these run off of little solar cells and set themselves automatically from a signal broadcast throughout pretty much all of the Continental US, Europe, Eastern China, and Japan. So all you ever have to set is the time zone and it works the rest out for you. If you really want you can go and buy a crazy expensive G-Shock, but really the only improvement after the $350 region is in the $1000 region when they add GPS so you don't even have to do the time zone manually.

Edit: Got my facts mixed up some; the second one does not have radio-controlled time like the others.

And as long as I'm adding things, I'll add another recommendation: Bertucci makes really durable field watches. Nothing too fancy; just quartz movements in really well-built and tough cases.

u/TheOPoftheOP · 7 pointsr/Watchexchange

It is $4 cheaper on Amazon...
Casio Men's MDV106-1AV 200M Duro Analog Watch, Black

u/scouser916 · 7 pointsr/Watches
u/narwhalpiguy · 7 pointsr/Watches

There's no "best G-shock" per say, but the ones people on /r/gshock are into the most would be both the

GW 9400 because it's the only triple sensor G-shock, and also looks pretty cool.

And the GWM5610 for it's ability to pack in many features into a small simple design.

u/wkfink · 7 pointsr/Watches

Yup, and solar battery.

My personal choice would be this, or the negative display (white digital on black background) version.

u/Techboy10 · 7 pointsr/Watches

Nice watch!

I have this version and I actually like yours better.

I also don't have a problem with the ticking at all. The expedition watches aren't even close to as loud as a weekender.

u/cnbll1895 · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

>This one is pretty good too

It's 48mm. That's comically huge. Aesthetics are subjective but I'm finding it hard to find something inoffensive with that one.

Jackthreads is a pretty poor choice for buying a watch. All of those watches are cheap Chinese quartz watches; $129 for that one you linked is ridiculous.

Some good options:

Seiko 5, basic automatic Seiko.

Blue-ish Timex

Another Timex, I don't like the dial but at least it's not a ripoff

You can always change straps. There are thousands of different straps to choose from.

u/thompssc · 6 pointsr/EDC

Descriptions with links

  1. Moleskin mini-notebook.

  2. Zebra F-301 Bold: Notebook and pen get dropped into my shirt pocket. On weekends, whether they come along is completely dependent on whether my shirt has a shirt pocket.

  3. Seiko 5 SNK793: Just got this last week actually, but I really like it. I had a Hamilton Jazzmaster before and, while a quality piece and I love the style, the case was just too big/heavy for my liking. I found myself wearing my Timex weekender on a NATO strap more and more. This has a very similar case size, although slightly thicker/heavier due to automatic movement. Something classy/understated enough for work.

  4. Maratac Copper AAA: I really love this thing. This is not the newest version (rev 3), so it only has low/high, but that's all I really need. Feels very solidly made, I have dropped it numerous times and it has nary a mark. Despite the exterior being solid copper, it isn’t as heavy as I thought it would be and I never even notice it in my pocket, even in dress pants. I leave the clip on so I can set it on my desk/counter and not have it roll off, but often don’t bother to clip it to my pocket. Sometimes I’ll clip it to my coin pocket in jeans but usually just leave it in my right pocket with my keys. I don’t know what to say other than that I really love this thing.

  5. Leatherman Squirt ps4: Very small, disappears into my pocket. Even in dress pants at work, I don't feel this weighing them down at all.

  6. Keysmart with 2 apartment keys: The rivets tend to come loose, which is a little annoying. May throw some Loctite or something on the threads to keep them be. Otherwise, I like it.

  7. Nexus 4: Love this phone. No intention of getting rid of it anytime soon. Unless they come out with a phone that will bake me cookies or dispense coffee, the only reason I'll move on is that this one dies.

  8. SOG Fielder: SOG Fielder. Just like guns, black means you obviously want to kill people but any kind of wood stock/handle means you probably just have it for utility. /s I actually really like this knife. Very classy, feels good in the hand, good weight. I get lots of compliments on it.

  9. Crappy wallet from Wal-mart or something

  10. Springfield Xds 3.3 in 9mm in a Crossbreed minituck
  • Love this pistol. Fun to shoot at the range and feels great in the hand. Well built, well balanced. So far, nearly 2k rounds in, no FTFs, no jams, no light strikes, nada. Trigger is a little stiff, but that kind of comes with the territory for a gun designed for CCW. I ordered the PRP trigger kit to lighten it a bit. Also, I’m probably going to have night sights installed soon. Nothing wrong with the stock ones, I just want night sights :).

    Minituck holster is great. I hiked 10 miles in the White Mountains last weekend and hardly noticed this setup at all. Will most likely go with Crossbreed for future holsters. I can successfully tuck in a shirt around the gun if need be with this one. (I do not carry at work because my employer does not allow it)
u/micros101 · 6 pointsr/Watches

Hey, the one you chose is nice, but check this little guy out:

Seiko 5 Men's SNK793 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Dial

It’s blue, good pedigree, sometimes goes as low as 75 bucks, and is a solid choice as well.

u/Ordinaryyy · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Plain Toe, Moc Toe.

Sign up for this and your first amazon shoe purchase is 20% off.

u/Jekies · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Under $60 you're going to be pretty hard pressed to find a quality watch. If you don't want a Timex, I'd definitely look into the Seiko SNK809. The watch comes in a variety of colors so you can shop around a bit and see what you like best. The one I linked is around $50 right now, which is the lowest I've seen it on Amazon.

It's an automatic, meaning you won't ever have to buy a new battery, and overall it's just a great watch for the price. I'm curious to see what other people suggest, but I expect this will probably be the best you can do for your price range.

u/sainone · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5 Men's SNK809 One of the best automatics you can get for under $100

u/david_of_nothing · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

If it has to be < $50, then you should stick with a Timex - get a real Easy Reader or maybe a Camper.

If you can go a little above the $50 budget (to $70), you could get something like a Seiko 5 Automatic

u/goatboy1970 · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

A much better option is the Seiko 5 SNK80XK2 series. It's a quality automatic that looks almost identical to this, and still comes in at a very affordable price. Available in Beige, Green, Blue, and Black.

u/DeathCommrade · 6 pointsr/Seiko

You can't beat the SNK809, always a great starter watch in the seiko automatic world. 21 Joule movement for only ~50 dollars is such a good deal. It's also more versatile than many watches and considered a more military/sportier option that could be dressed up with a leather or nato strap if absolutely necessary. I own this watch and recommend without hesitation.

A more dressier watch to consider would be the SNKL23. Has some great reviews on youtube for being a great starter dress watch. I don't own myself but have seen multiple people proclaim its greatness.

Happy hunting!

u/tesmundo89 · 6 pointsr/Watches

So anything in that diameter that's not an SNK809? Cause if you don't know about it, you'd LOVE it.

u/tablloyd · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/RastabanStar · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've got the Seiko 5 in Army Green.
I'm a fan.

u/NationalChamps2015 · 6 pointsr/barstoolsports

That watch for $50 is lightyears better than a MVMT for $100. It will likely last 50 years, has horology, and can be used as a watch you wear with everyday business attire (non suit) or just as a beater watch. Good buy!


After looking up the Seiko 5, you can find many at a $50-$60 price point. This military style is amazing.

u/AngryJellyfish · 6 pointsr/Watches

For your second Junkers, it looks awfully similar to this. I'm not familiar with the Junkers brand so I can't comment, but Seikos are rock solid, heart touching. You can get it for a whole lot cheaper off eBay. There's also one with a metal bracelet quite like the one you've posted up there. They're the 809s (not sure if the bracelet version is the same.)

I personally have this and it's a can of whoop ass. Came with a metal bracelet but had it switched with some NATO straps. Those can be had for under 200 USD; the 809s can be had for less than 100 USD easily.

u/Watermellon53 · 6 pointsr/rawdenim

I asked MFA this, but I'd like your opinions too. I'm thinking of getting the Seiko 5. Blue face or Green face? And any strap suggestions (denim, leather, etc...) under $25?

u/Gobizku · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What I went with.

Jean jacket This hasn't gotten here yet, can't speak of the quality.



Button up This thing is a poor build. The arms do not fit right at all (if I try to raise my arms above my head in a V shape, the shirt gets too tight in the armpit/lats area, I didn't even know shirts could do that), I will never wear it again after halloween, but it was the only thing that was even close to looking similar.

Puffy jacket, red

For the maroon undershirt, I already had one from Target/Mossimo brand, their t-shirts are pretty good quality, cheap, and soft as hell. This thing is pretty spot on.

Jeans I was just going to wear a pair I already have, not too worried about the dye/color.

Glasses were a pair of aviators I had. They're not mirrored, but whatever.

So yeah, there's a lot of corner cutting, but most McFly costumes look bad because people have no idea how to buy fitted clothes. Jeans are super loose, jean jacket way too big, puffy vest too big, etc. All this stuff fits me very well, so it actually looks pretty well put together. I also got a cheap pair of Y black suspenders from amazon. If you really want to be authentic you can get a nice pair of purple Calvin Klein underwear, I didn't feel like spending $20+ for that though.

u/sacundim · 6 pointsr/Watches

To quote myself:

> Keep in mind that all of these features are done mechanically, with miniature gears and springs and cams and such. No electronics or anything like that.

Electronics make any of these functions cheap and easy to do, which is why Timex can offer perpetual calendar for $150.

And your perpetual calendar price might be a little inflated there. This $15 Casio has perpetual calendar!

u/jetpacktuxedo · 6 pointsr/IAmA

That is not a C-80, that is a CA53. I actually already had that page open because I have been looking at replacing mine. The strap broke this past winter and it is cheaper to buy a new one than to replace it.

As a bonus, here is a picture of me setting mine "on the ball" at the Greenwich Observatory last week. :)

u/edthesmokebeard · 6 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

Watches have good battery life, like years. $13

u/Gseventeen · 6 pointsr/Watches

My recommendation - Cocktail Time

Edit: Oh my - you said 5000, not 500. My advice would be not to spend 5k on a watch until you have done SIGNIFICANT research.

u/sfz- · 6 pointsr/Watches

Own it with pride brother! Say what you will about the quality or taste, but that's a unique and interesting collection.

As for something dressy or chrono in the mid grand range to upscale your collection a bit, here are a few from my (extensive) wishlist that seem to fit the bill...

Longines Conquest Eddie Peng GMT
Another strapping Longines Conquest
And a Longines Conquest VHP GMT (quartz)

Oris Artelier Date
Oris Artelier Pointer Date

Seiko Shinobu Ishikagi
Seiko Fuyugeshiki

Ball Engineer Master II GCT

Armand Nicolet M02-4

u/thechangbang · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Here's mine. I took the strap off and have like 4 NATO straps I'll change depending on mood/outfit.

u/wasteland_wanderer_ · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko SNK803

u/go_lobos · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Id recommend the Seiko SNK series if you're looking for a watch in the $50 price range, but certainly cant go wrong with a weekender or fairfield.

u/Hericus · 6 pointsr/Watches

My first automatic watch arrived this weekend, and I couldn't be more pleased! I decided on the SNK807 due to affordability and popularity in this community. Plus I have a tiny wrist as you can tell, and I think its 37mm case fits great! I bought 5 NATO straps from and 2 perlon straps from Wrist Candy Watch Club.



I like them, they seem to wear comfortably and don't feel cheap, even though they were only about $6 a piece. My only complaint is that one of the straps I was sent is not what I ordered. Hopefully I can get in touch with them and sort it out.

NATO regimental strap Australia - blue, red and white

NATO regimental strap - navy and white. This one I accidentally got in 16mm, my own fault - d'oh!

NATO regimental strap Le Mans - light blue, black, and orange.

Eton NATO strap.

NATO regimental strap - gray, black, and white. I believe this is the one I received, this is the one I ordered.

I also purchased a spring bar tool from them and would not recommend it - the end was incredibly sharp and drew blood when I accidentally poked myself with it while changing out the original strap. I'm sure it would come more easily to someone who is more familiar with changing straps, but as a beginner, it was a very unpleasant experience.


Perlons -

When these arrived I was somewhat disappointed - my expectations of perlons was that they are more cloth-like, while these feel very plasticky. This just be the nature of perlons, and I was unaware of it, it's my first time hands on with them. I started wearing the blue one yesterday and it has seemed to soften up quite a bit, so they may just need some time on my wrist! I like the fact that they're adjustable, but one improvement I think they could make is to add something to stop the loop, because without the watch they can easily slide down and off the end of the band.

Beige perlon.

Blue perlon.


I will probably end up buying a leather strap for it as well, I've seen some pictures of the SNK80x on leather and I think it looks really handsome. Any suggestions?

I'm super excited to finally own an automatic, and glad I stumbled upon this subreddit! My wallet might not be as happy, I'm already lusting after a diver, probably going to pick up an SKX013 next!

u/redavid · 6 pointsr/Watches

Timex Weekender, or perhaps one of the Seiko 5 watches like this if you want an automatic movement.

u/SarcasticOptimist · 6 pointsr/Watches

This Citizen seems to be perfect. Solar powered, quartz, cheap, and a nylon strap, which shouldn't be terrible if you sweat (you can replace it with a bracelet, which I find better for handling stink).

u/DeaDly789_ · 6 pointsr/Watches

A few weeks back, I was actually looking for the same thing in a G-Shock. I came across the GWM5610

It's cheap, solar powered, atomic, black, and has a button to illuminate the screen (and AutoEL, that automatically lights up the watch when you turn your wrist towards you in the dark).

It's the classic, most simple G-Shock design (no frills, imo) and an homage to the 1983 original. And it fits my 6.5" wrist perfectly.
Obligatory wrist shot

Hope this helps.

Edit: more words

u/Drunkcook9000 · 6 pointsr/USPS

I'm also a maintenance mechanic, This
is the watch I have. I'm pretty sure it does military time but I doubt you'll find one that does decimal time. If your having trouble with the conversions I'd suggest printing out a conversion table and keeping it with your badge or something

u/firematt422 · 6 pointsr/gshock

Best all around G-shocks, in my opinion, from least to most expensive, all under $200.






u/malicious_farts · 6 pointsr/WatchURaffle

Oh, I like it. My list:

u/SPAS115 · 6 pointsr/Watches

I found this Citizen, but it is unfortunately out of your budget, although it has been had at $205.

Another option: Timex $66

Another: Seiko $119

Dressier options: Citizen $147

Another Citizen (This one can be had at $80, but is currently $130)

Orient $158

If your willing to go with a cleaner dial with no chronograph you can look at the Rodina lineup for $120. If you are willing to ditch the black dial you can look at Tisell, with the options of a polished stainless steel or PVD coated case and a higher quality movement over the Rodina at $170 or $180, respectively. Currently sold out, though.

Hope this helps!

(Edited in dressier options and forgot to mention that my suggested watches that come with a leather strap will probably need a better strap because the stock ones are of poor quality. You will need a tool to remove the stock straps. Tutorial)

u/Live-On-Pool · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Hey fellow midwesterner,

Try looking at /r/frugalmalefashion for deals. You can really get some amazing deals there.

But besides that, here are the few things I can suggest;

Tshirts: [Uniqlo Supima Tshirts] (, H&M Basic Tees (Just because they are cheap and fits me perfectly), Wohven (Tshirt subscription for $8 per month which delivers good quality tagless plain t-shirts).

Shirts & Button Ups: [Brook Brothers Blue Oxford] (,default,pd.html?src=googleshopping&cmp=ppc_us_GG_pla_Men%27sShirts&gclid=CjwKEAiA2abEBRCdx7PqqunM1CYSJABf3qvaJzMdov7_cDkjagUYYv8vI7bsXNFBcoXyM6IgEsCkMRoCGY3w_wcB), Casual Shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt

Pants: [Levis Jeans] (, [J Crew Factory Chinos] (, Jomer Chinos (Very hard to get hold of these, sign up for their newsletter and see when they are back in stock)

Shoe: Adidas Stan Smith (Currently on Sale), [New Balance] ( (Good Prices at their outlet store), Clarks Original Chukka, [Golden Fox Boots for Snow] ( (These are some of my favorite boots for cheap. They are extremely comfortable.)

Outerwear: [Parkas] (, (ASOS usually have some good ones), Pea Coat (Not extremely sure where to shop for a good pea coat), Uniqlo MA-1 Bomber Jacket

Again, there are some of the basics, cheaper options that I can think of. Good Luck

u/mr_mistoffelees · 6 pointsr/EDC
u/LogicWavelength · 6 pointsr/Watches

Under $50 is a really steep restriction, as you are aware. Will you actually be diving with it? If so, I recommend the Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V, as it is much more water-resistant than a regular watch with a regular crown - even though they are rated the same in this instance.

If you do want a "diver" style watch, there's the Casio MDV106-1A. Keep in mind that this is not a very good watch (it's fair), just one that fits your requirements.

Given the choice, I'd buy the G-Shock.

u/crispybaxon · 6 pointsr/Watchexchange

The cheapest watch in my collection also happens to be my most favorite, most used, and easily the most complimented. The Casio MDV106.

Here's a whole other bunch of Casio watches under $50. You can't go wrong with this brand.

u/dc34991 · 6 pointsr/NavyBlazer

This. I have one and absolutely love it. Not only is it aesthetically nice, but it's an absolute tank and is one of (if not the) only ISO certified diver in this price range.

u/zSolaris · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What kind of shoes do you like? What's your budget?

Just some general suggestions:

Desert Boots - Standard "r/MFA uniform" boots. But they are very classy looking, I get compliments for mine all the time. They are very comfortable to walk in and are usable most seasons of the year (but not too great in loads of water).

Plimsolls - Come in loads of colors, help tie together your outfit/make a personal bit of flair. Very clean, very simple. Loads of people love them.

Boat shoes - Personally don't understand them but people seem to love them. They're more of a spring/summer shoe, IMO though. Just remember, no socks or no-show-socks.

u/JiForce · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These. MFA loves these and wants to have their children.

u/flight120 · 6 pointsr/TeenMFA

I think he could use some Clarks Desert Boots here is a purchase Link Beeswax is the most versatile color. youre welcome

u/narcism · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Are you goddamn serious? Here, if the rest of your outfit is ultra casual, wear sneakers or a shoe made of canvas. If your outfit is casual, maybe a suede. If you're dressing to impress, something made of leather.

If that still doesn't answer your question and you don't know how to use Google.

u/piezeppelin · 6 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SKX007K

Really tough watch, which is good for a gym setting, not too flashy (because if you're thinking too much about how your watch looks at the gym, you're not working out properly), rubber strap is better than nylon or leather because of sweat. Plus, it's something that can easily be worn outside of the gym as well, just a great watch overall.

Having said this, I really urge you to look at a digital like this G-Shock. Provides a lot of functions that might be useful in the gym that you won't get with a watch like the easy reader or the Seiko I showed, they're tough as nails (I've had one for about 10 years now and is still in great condition), and they look right in a gym.

u/jrocbaby · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You need to read a lot from the sidebar. It will help. I know it's a lot to read and it's intimidating, but it's worth the time investment. Also start paying attention to what you think looks good. Movies, pictures, people on the street. whatever. with time you'll get better.

Everything is too big. Since corsair_002 did an amazing job, I'll try to just give a few specific recommendations. You dont need to take them, but it might help you get at least 1 good outfit going.

  • Get some slim fit tshirts in solid colors with no graphics or branding. Navy blue, dark grey, & medium grey are the first ones I would get for you. You are going to want to pay attention not only to where the shoulder seem lines up, but also to the diameter of the sleeves. Being so thin means that most mall brand shirts will not fit you in the sleeves. I would only buy shirts that fit you there. It makes short sleeve shirts really look good on a person.

  • Get some slimmer jeans. levis 513 or levis 511 in a dark wash like the rigid dragon color on the 511s. I would try the 511s first. if you are too uncomfortable in them, either give it a few days to get used to it, or try the 513s. Whatever the inseam is on your jeans now, you will want to try 2-4 inches shorter. You have what's called stacking, and when keeping things simple we dont want that much of it.

  • while plimsolls are awesome and cheap. Try van authentics in the color labeled "true white". Dont worry about keeping them white. They look better when they are a bit beat up. Dont expect them to last more than a year.

  • after you get plimsolls get some boots. clarks desert boots in the color labeled "beeswax" are cheap and look good. Chippewa gqs are the next cheapest, but decent looking boot. These will last you a few years.

  • ditch the glasses. Get contacts and get some sunglasses. I like rayban wayfayers, since you have what looks like brown hair I would get the color labeled "tortoise shell" with the green lenses.

  • I would grow your top hair out just a bit more and cut the sides shorter. Your haircut, glasses, & outfit are making you look boring. If I was you, I would fight that with a killer haircut. it can add a lot of attitude to your looks.

    One thing you dont want to do is get some slim jeans, nice footwear, dope shades, a new haircut and then wear a big old baggy shirt like this. You are a slim guy. Keep it all slim.
u/Erpderp32 · 6 pointsr/Watchexchange

Just a heads up OP, it's going for ~$64 CAD on brand new. Figured I'd give you a heads up on what offers you'll see

u/Lithiumt · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm 16, so I may be able to help you a bit with what would look good on you, since I wear this stuff.

  • Docker's Alpha Khaki: Grab a few pairs of Dockers alpha khaki's, they have them at Macy's - if you don't have a Macy's near you, you can order online. The grey, navy, and tan are all good colors.

  • GAP's skinny selvedge: We here at MFA love raw jeans, but not every teenager can afford them. Gap has some fairly cheap ($35) 1969 jeans that are fairly nice. Get them in a dark indigo wash. If you don't like the gap jeans just remember get a pair that is slim (but not skin tight) and dark indigo is a great color to get them in.

  • Target's Merona V-neck: Your shirt seems kind of odd in this photo, the V is really deep, and as others have said it's best not to get such a deep V unless you are more on the muscular side. Target's merona brand has a great V-neck shirt that is pretty good on fit and has a lot of colors. Their crew necks are good too, but its just personal preference. I personally like the crew necks more because they fit my body type better.

  • OCBD's (Oxford Cloth Button Down): This is a button up shirt made of oxford cloth (heavier than the average "dress" shirt, lighter than flannel) and has a button down collar. You can get these at a variety of stores but MFA typically recommends Jcrew, get them in slim. If that's too pricey gap makes some fairly ok OCBD's. Its a great shirt for fall/winter with layering and spring by itself (but you can layer if you feel like it, might be too hot) its not much of a summer shirt because it can get hot if you are in 80 degree weather+

  • Shoes: Van's authentic's are good shoes. Off white is a good color. Once it get's to fall/winter you may want a boot. I own a pair of red wings, but obviously everybody can't buy them since they are fairly expensive. The Katahdin's are also good, but again - to a teenager they might be pricey. You could go with Clark's but they aren't great for winter (the crepe sole has a tendency to absorb water, which isn't good if you want dry feet) but they will do OK if you aren't walking around too much in rain/slush. If you want boots you may have to pay a bit more... but it will be worth it since they will last, and they are very stylish. If you get the right pair, you will definitely get some compliments.

  • Sweaters: Cardigan's, Sweater's, they are great. I actually made a post about this today. Jcrew has some great sweaters, a bit more expensive than other brands but I hear they last for a very long time and are high quality. Banana republic also has some great options. Gap makes a great cardigan that I am going to buy tomorrow.

  • Jackets: Get one in black/olive/or brown. The guide over in the sidebar is great for jackets, they are a long subject and it would be hard for me to cover all of them in this comment. EDIT: Also, vests - if you can pull that shit off, wear one, on the right person they look great. Like this

    As a few final tips:

  • Make sure your belt matches your shoes in color.

  • Make sure your pants fit you well, you shouldn't be able to fit more than 2 fingers in between your waist and your pants.

  • Shirt and shoes shouldn't match.

  • Button up's shouldn't be too long, if its long it is meant to be tucked in, and it looks odd because me and you usually wouldn't be tucking in our shirts.

  • Fit is very important. Make sure it fits well before you buy it (but not so well that when you wash it, it shrinks up and you can't wear it).

  • As others have said, cut your hair.

    MFA is a great community, but a few people criticize things pretty harshly, don't feel offended if this happens, its happened to most of us here.
u/BaconCat · 6 pointsr/funny
u/silasmoon · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have a rule, which is, if I am going to spend over $150 on a watch it better well damn have a sapphire face. There are some shit brands out there (Sturhling, Skagen, Invicta) that make watches with sapphire faces for like $200, but usually you are going to have to spend more.

I feel like watches between $150 - $300 are usually not worth it. It's sort of go big or go home. I say this as someone who has tossed a lot of banged up mineral face watches from, Sturhling, Invicta, Citizen, Skagen, etc. (before I knew better). I've also paid a lot of money to have mechanical watches repaired.

I just bought this Citizen. And absolutely love it so far.

Ninja Edit: It is a very nice looking watch though!

Double Secret Ninja Edit: Here is a comparable Citizen in terms of looks

u/SteamedHamburgler · 5 pointsr/EDCexchange

Timex Men's T499059J Expedition Field Chronograph Watch

u/Acrimony01 · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Don't waste your money on this crap and buy some Thorogooods. They also make one in a Moc-Toe.

Thorogoods are made in the US with great quality leather, legit fit (similar to Red Wing - you may think you need to size down...I personally disagree because of the instep). I waited and got mine for $100 bucks. If you are looking for a real quality work boot you can beat up, or want that rugged vibram sole look, you can't really go wrong with these.

The Tobacco color is fly too.

Also, these Dickies are made of genuine leather and glued soles. Basically, this makes them completely and utterly fake. They will fall apart quickly and smell terrible after a few uses. A good rule of thumb is that if you can't afford real leather, you can't afford that style of shoe.

u/AlGoreVidalSassoon · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

There's a reason Clark's Desert Boots are such a popular shoe. They don't have much competition in that price range. Red Wing makes a workboot like chukka but it's much more expensive.

u/pandingsoc · 5 pointsr/Watches


For $84 you can get this square g-shock (5610) that has solar battery and atomic timekeeping, which as an engineer you might particularly appreciate, also it is tough as a rock.

You can also spend $500 on this g-shock (5000), which has eveything 5610 has, plus bluebooth connection and a metal bracelet, and a different colorway. There are also a few options in between these two price points.


Mechanical watch:

- you mentioned Hamilton, which offers good value.

- seiko, timex, citizens that other folks in this reddit will recommend

- Orient star recently has this model out It is $550 but you may get it cheaper from grey market. It has power reserve which is a feature I personally like.

u/vshahp · 5 pointsr/Watches
u/dvgva · 5 pointsr/EDC

I'm not the best photographer, so here are the links to everything:

Watch: Eco Drive W/ NATO Band (Band was found on Massdrop)

Knife: Kershaw Blur S30V (Blue S30V W/ Blackwash finish can be found on Massdrop)

Pen: Fisher Space

Wallet: Big Skinny Slim

Notebook: Right in the Rain No954

Light: ArmyTek Prime C1 Pro

Lighter: Zippo Slim - Venetian High Polish

Candy: Life Saver Fruit

u/ZanderDogz · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You have a few choices. You could either go quartz or automatic. Quartz is where you have a battery (and sometimes solar charging), and automatic is when the movement of your wrist winds a little spring in the watch. Automatic watches require resetting every few weeks because they are not as accurate, but some people think they are cool. I will assume you don't want to deal with that, but if you do, something from Seiko would be your #1 best bet for sure.

This particular watch (which is what I am wearing right now) looks delicate but by all means, it is not. It is meant for scuba diving so you can swim with it and it is very durable to the point where I have accidentally used it to block a lacrosse shot and it survived without a scratch.

If you want to go Quartz, and for 200$, probably solar, you will want to go Citizen.

I don't have a citizen myself but they are very highly reviewed over at /r/watches.

You could also go another rout and get a G-SHOCK, which is probably the most durable watch you can buy.

(Both of those are solar power).

I would encourage you to look above your price range a bit, especially if you want to go for a Citizen, because it allows you to get something like this that will last you forever, but you can still get something great for under $200.

The watches I listed here are much more versatile than most of the ones you linked to, (except for the G-SHOCK, don't wear that with a suit!) I will wear my Seiko Orange Monster with anything from a swim suit at the beach or with a black suit at a formal event. Buying from any of these three brands and not from a fashion/clothing brand that also makes watches will guarantee that your watch will last for a very long time. Feel free to PM me or ask for help at /r/watches if you have any more questions or want any recommendations.

u/Hahahahahahai · 5 pointsr/Watches

For a miyota movement and a nice dial design it's not TERRIBLE, but you can do better and have one an established, reliable company for cheaper.

Here's an attractive and versatile automatic Seiko 5, 36mm, for <$100 on Amazon. Throw a leather strap on it and you have a nice dress watch:

Here's a more casual and popular Seiko, the SNK field watch, for <$45:

u/Lettucecat514 · 5 pointsr/WatchesCirclejerk

Seiko 5 Men's SNK793 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Dial

u/plinkobyte · 5 pointsr/gshock

What about the GW5610? I love it - it looks great on my 6.75" wrist.

Two versions (I have both):

u/stabbyfrogs · 5 pointsr/Military

I honestly have no idea why it's so expensive. Casio makes other solar and atomic G-Shocks that are cheaper. I assume the guts are higher quality and it might be lighter and smaller. (I own this one. I have had it for about 4 years now.)

u/Apache_Longbow · 5 pointsr/EDC

Top to bottom, left to right

  1. Auckey Portable Charger

  2. Casio GWM5610
  3. RF Probie
  4. Camelbak Mule NV (old style, no link)
  5. Amazon Basics 6ft Charging Cable
  6. Sharpie
  7. Pilot G2 Pens
  8. Keybar and Squirtle from this keychain
  9. Kershaw Shuffle
  10. RF Sergeant
  11. Leatherman Wave
  12. Rite in the Rain Stapled Notebook
  13. Fisher Space Pen
  14. Philips Screw Driver
  15. Allen Wrench Set
  16. 12' Tape Measure
u/codewolf · 5 pointsr/bugout

This is a great start for your BoB but it seems like it's really a get somewhere bag (or should be). Here's a few comments.

  • Get rid of the candles - unneeded
  • Remove the passport (you won't be escaping to another country!) In its place, put a photocopy of your license.
  • Put your meds in a sealed, vacuum packed bag - if you don't own a vacuum sealer, get one, you'll soon be vacuum packing everything!
  • For the gloves, get a pair of Mechanix
  • Change the credit card to the cash - when the power is out, cash is king - keep many small bills
  • Watch the prepaid phone plans, the sim cards may expire - remember - any charged old phone can still call 911 without a plan!
  • a small solar charger for your phones and adapters for multiple phone types would be a good addition
  • Learn how to clean a fish
  • Replace the digital watch with a automatic or solar one, something inexpensive
  • Add something to carry water

    Good luck!
u/thorma95 · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I just recently got the Seiko Men's SNK807, and would like to buy a brown leather strap for it. Any straps you guys recommend?

Link to the watch:

u/xxTriky · 5 pointsr/Watchexchange

The SNKs sell brand new for $59 to $64 on Amazon. Why are you selling your used one for the same price?

For example, the SNK807 you're selling is $59 with free 2 day shipping on Amazon prime:

u/HughMungus15 · 5 pointsr/Watches

I looked into the Seiko 5 watches and found this one Seiko and The style which draws me in is a minimal style, nothing too flashy.

u/i_speak_the_truf · 5 pointsr/Watches

I'd probably go with the Seiko SNZG series. They are larger and built better than the SNK series.

For a true "pay as little as possible" watch, the Timex Weekender and Expedition meet all your requirements aside from being quartz.

From a practical standpoint, this Citizen is probably as good as it gets:

u/pocketlim · 5 pointsr/Watchexchange

£45 is just about equivalent to what you'd find on Amazon btw: SNK809

u/SilvanestitheErudite · 5 pointsr/Watchexchange

This is $60 brand new.

u/antisocialmogul · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I usually recommend these Thorogoods for workboots in that price range. I have a pair and they are very comfortable despite being a little heavy. Also the plain toe version, which is a few bucks cheaper. I don't know if you can get them in Norway though.

You might have luck finding a pair of used red wings in good condition for around $150. Check the FMF weekly thread and ebay. Make sure you get something with a wedge or other thick sole. I like the vibram christy soles myself (same ones on the thorogood boots above).

u/dagaetch · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

/r/Watches has a bunch of threads on this topic, FYI.

I'm really happy with my Seiko. I added a leather watch band, and the combo looks great and works really well.

u/Kelwynn · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You can try the Citizen BM8180-03E or the Parnis big pilot if you're looking for a similar one under $100

u/matthew7s26 · 5 pointsr/Watches

You can buy pretty much any Seiko 5 for less than $100. They make great starter mechanical automatics. Hell, the omnipresent SNK809 is only $50 on amazon right now.

u/IndustriousMadman · 5 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SNK809. 43 seconds slow since November 3 (The last Daylight Savings change).. It was off by more than that, but then I took the back off and tweaked the little timey changey thingy, even though you all already know I had no idea what I was doing. I've had it since October 2010, and it's still my daily wear - mostly because I have to in order to keep it going, but I do love taking it off my wrist and showing people the innards. Also, it's come off my wrist an fallen onto waxed-tile floor a couple times when I was putting my backpack on at school, and the shock obviously hasn't done anything at all to it.

u/Number_06 · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've had this model Citizen Eco-Drive analogue watch for about four years now. It's solar-powered so there's no battery to change. It keeps fantastic time. I set it according to at every time change and so far it has never been off by more than four seconds. I didn't care for the original watch band and replaced it with a nylon military-style one. It has stood up just fine to daily wear.

u/madogvelkor · 5 pointsr/Watches

I've got the same watch, it feels and looks really nice, especially considering the price. Right now I have a black and gray NATO style nylon strap on it, which I like better than the rubber one. I think it would look really nice with a steel bracelet though. If you look at the customer product images on the Amazon page there are several of it with different bands:

u/raustin33 · 5 pointsr/Watches

I have a touch over 8" wrist and the 38mm Timex Weekender I received as a gift is just too small for me – my wife wears it.

Personally I wouldn't go smaller than 40mm – which is the size of my dress watch. Timex makes a ton of styles though, easy to grab something 40-42mm or even 44mm if you feel like it. You can wear those sizes without looking dumb.

An alternative suggestion to look at the Casio MDV106 if you have any interest in a dive watch. I got mine for $33 on Amazon Prime to wear for a while to see if I like wearing a diver before I spend any serious money. Turns out, I do, and will buy a higher-end diver sometime in the future. I'll still keep this as a good grab & go beater even as my collection grows over the years.

It's 44mm wide, with short lugs, here it is on me (208mm wrist) in a couple shots:

u/Convulsed · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Both Casio and Fossil are pretty well respected for this price range. They aren't as traditional, though, but still solid quality.

Casio has a nice diver as /u/wolfquinn mentioned. I own this, too and love it. Casio focuses mainly on digital watches.

Fossils tend to be more trendy or large. I own one, but don't wear it much because of its size. It is good quality though.

If you are looking for a similar watch to this Sturhling, I would look into certain models of Timex Elevated Classics or certain models Timex Expedition.

u/scuderia_Rosso · 5 pointsr/asmr

perhaps look into the tangente 33mm at 33 millimeters in diameter its small enough to fit the smallest of wrists (a standard Timex Camper watch is about 38 milimeters). Also look into vintage watches, men's watches used to be as big as modern women's watches and you can score some amazing pieces for only a couple hundred dollars. Or if you want a great cheap modern piece, the seiko snk809 is small (37 milimeters), uses seiko's fanatstic 7s26 movement (in house, automatic movement by seiko, I own a seiko snzh57 with the bigger 7s36 movement) and is styled after some historical pilot and military watches. It's also one of the most popular watches on /r/watches (which I Xposted this video from) I recommend subscribing to if you want to get into watches, I say that from personal experience. I realize you probably don't care, but as a watch nerd I felt the need to help out someone with watch related problems.

u/minchomexa · 5 pointsr/Watches

casio MTPS100D-1BV

Size: 36.5mm
Link: amazon with different strap casio website
Description: basic style and better option than the loud Timex Weekender. For a little extra you get a date complication and solar power! Also it would look great with custom straps.

u/sircarbonmojo · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Bulova is as minimalist as it gets for <$100, but other than that I would recommend Seiko 5 + a leather band or a Timex Easy Reader

u/AnotherVersionOfMe · 5 pointsr/Watches

[Bulova 96B104]

Price: About 100$

Movement: Quartz

Style: Dress watch

Size: 37mm and weight is 50 grams
Link: amazon

Description: This is simple and reasonably affordable to most budgets, yet very smart looking dress watch. Its a quartz, so it has a very low profile on your wrist (<6mm) and the restrained proportions make it a good fit for a suit-up Monday at the office and it won't deteriorate if you only use it once in a while. Best feature is the dial with a light grey sunburst motif while the date at 3 is my least favourite (and useful) complication, but for a piece at this price range I'm not complaining.

u/YesImMexican · 5 pointsr/EDC

First time posting to EDC!

Phone - OnePlus 6T

Case - Karbon Protective Case

Wallet - Bexar Goods Slim Wallet

Watch - Timex Weekender

DISCLAIMER: Amazon link for Timex Weekender is an Amazon Smile link to help support my local animal shelter. :)

u/YungJorts · 5 pointsr/nfl
u/wtb2612 · 5 pointsr/Watches

Plenty of worthy watches in your price range. Personal favorite (that I own) is the SKX007.

u/SkepTiKalKloWn · 5 pointsr/Watches

Casio and Timex both have decent digital watches in that range. For an analog, Vostoks are great looking if you don't mind that they can gain/lose alot of time in a day otherwise Timex and Seiko has some good basic stuff that you could put a metal or rubber band on if it doesn't come with it already. Outside of that if all you can spend is $100 most of what you'll find either gonna find are cool looking but flimsy pieces or decently made but basic watches. If you can up your budget even to $150 your options from Orient, Bulova, and Citizen open up a little bit.

u/406mm · 5 pointsr/JapaneseWatches

Amazon link

Graduation present from my parents. Quite snazzy, it is a tad busy! I've also got a leather strap and a 2 piece NATO on the way.
Probably going to pick up a SKX007 next. My pop has got a vintage 6309-7049 which is the same pretty much and I'm quite partial to Seikos as it is!

  • Model number SNA411
  • Part Number SNA411
  • Model Year 2014
  • Dial window material type Hardlex
  • Clasp Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety
  • Case material Stainless steel
  • Case diameter 44 millimeters
  • Case Thickness 13 millimeters
  • Band Material Stainless steel
  • Band width 21 millimeters
  • Band Color Silver
  • Dial color Black
  • Bezel material Stainless steel
  • Bezel function Slide-rule/Calendar/Date
  • Special features Luminous
  • Item weight 15.84 Ounces
  • Movement Japanese quartz
  • Water resistant depth 660 Feet (200M, 20BAR)

    Other variations of the same watch include: gold SNA414, white and blue SNA413, and rare all black SZET003.

    There used to be a website all about these watches. It's offline as of early 2016 so here's a link to an archive.
u/iStareAtButtholes · 5 pointsr/Watchexchange

Hey bro, not sure if you noticed this post earlier but a lot of folks jumped on it and got the SKX007 NEW for the same price (or less) than what you're asking for used with a damaged strap.

For $10 bucks more, I can get a new one from Amazon. Just a heads up.

u/Memeuchub · 5 pointsr/RepTime

At the 250 price point, you're not going to be hitting the acceptable level of reps - especially for Omega, Rolex, Tudor etc. You'll be getting a rep that fools most, but will probably have a poor bracelet with an unreliable Asian movement.

I'd suggest these Seikos:
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Option 4
Option 5

These are of my taste, of course - so you could look around yourself.

u/hcsteve · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The Seiko SNK is probably the watch that Metcarfre was talking about. It comes in black, blue, green, and beige - no white AFAIK. You can put a pass-thru or NATO strap on most leather band watches, just remove the existing band and put the spring bars back in. It may be difficult or impossible on steel bracelet watches.

What do you mean by a step above in thinness? You want something thinner or thicker? The Weekender is 10mm thick and the Seiko is 13mm thick about the same at 10.5mm thick. Skagen or Swatch are probably your best bet for a cheap thin watch.

u/Fridayfunzo · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Hate to crap on your deal, but if I was going to spend $40 on a diver, I would get this instead. I know there's less flash to it, but the watch is reviewed really well and it's also made in the US, if that means anything to anyone.

u/kroopster · 5 pointsr/Watches

Gotta agree with the other comments in here, the argument could be made for basically anything in life.

Anyhow I still try: How'bout spending that 400 into something you can liquidate easily later on? I'm not talking about profit, but it might make the purchasing easier if you know that you can sell it later for even $300? And if you really like it a lot, then you'll be just happy forever.

In that case the Junkers you linked might not be the easiest watch to sell, the automatic version could move faster but it's quite a lot more expensive. Just as an example, there are watches like Seiko Cocktail time which are in your price point and would be really easy to resell.

edits: ~200 typos.

u/shokalion · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Out of genuine curiosity here what is it about that watch that makes it worth dropping two grand on? Preowned, at that.

I mean compared to something like this which is fairly similar in form and function? They're both quartz watches so realistically there's not going to be a whole lot of difference in their timekeeping ability either.

Forgive me I just look at those two side by side, and I can't see where the extra £1500 is going.

u/klusark · 5 pointsr/Watches

There's this Casio Diver. Casio has tonnes of great watches under $70

Seiko has a few more models in that range. See here. Maybe a bit too minimal for you, other than the one you already liked.

u/timmythetoole · 5 pointsr/Watches

For that price I'd recommend the Seiko 5 SNK809 I have the SNK803 which is the beige version and it's one of my favourite watches.

u/atlantajerk · 5 pointsr/ems

Nice, I have this one because I'm fancy.

u/ByGollie · 5 pointsr/Watches

At that price range, you'd be going for a quartz watch (for reliability)

Casio MDV106-1A $45 Diver (Quartz)

Casio MTP4500D-1AV $54 (Aviation style)

Seiko SNZG15 $120 (Automatic, not quartz)

If you're a real fan of the Diver look (the classic bond-style Rolex GMT) then look at Steinhart watches - starting at 400 Euro, they're out of your current budget, but typically have the same/similar guts as a $5K rolex, with great build quality too)

I'm currently rocking a Parnis "sterile" GMT (no logo) - A Chinese automatic that looks exactly like a classic 60's Rolex, but i'm under no illusions about it's waterproofness.

My next watch will be a Gnomen OVM 39 - a Steinhart diver watch with smaller dimensions, as my current one is a bit heavy on my slimmer wrist - i find i'm occasionally removing it during long coding sessions on the keyboard.

Stay subscribed to this sub, and check the reviews on these sites so you get an idea.

u/HalfCent · 5 pointsr/Watches

I picked up a Seiko chronograph (my first chrono) for sailing and a base Seiko 5 as a practice watch for modding / repair.

u/ChromatinNazi · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Sieko (in black) seems be a popular choice around here. Just checking their whole selection seems that Amazon has a very different choice of Popular Watches; mainly brands as Fossil, Nautica, Casio and Citizen.

Sorry if it isnt very useful! Maybe youll find something you will like.

u/xyz_affair · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Seiko 5. Check it out. Best automatic watch under 100 bucks.

u/SpartnPride · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I highly recommend looking through [r/watches' buying guides] ( as well as the faq. Lots of good recommendations are given, especially for automatic watches, which are a "step up" from quartz movement type watches like the Timex Weekender.

edit: as for an actual recommendation, people rave about their seiko 5's, particularly the SNK809 model which can be fitted with a NATO strap of your choice.

u/Mavmar · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I interpreted you're comment as you're looking for a watch in the same price range that is automatic as opposed to quartz. If that's the case, the Seiko 5 is thought of being a great watch for the price and can come in around the same price depending on which you go for.

u/am5k · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I really like the cheap digital casio watches. Super simple and can compliment certain styles. I picked up one of the older calculator watches and threw on a nato strap and I think it works well with black skinny jeans.

u/atetuna · 5 pointsr/whitepeoplegifs

Unless it's the calculator watch and they can do math too.

u/upstReam2 · 5 pointsr/Rowing

This watch is great for keeping track of meters

u/itisthumper · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Frugal alternative: Seiko SKX007

lots of mods available to make it look more like a submariner

u/markyhundreds · 5 pointsr/EDC

Casio Duro: 200m water resistance (can dive with it) accurate, cool!

u/ccampo · 5 pointsr/Watches

Casio MDV-106, $45 on Amazon. Potentially the best dive watch under $50 in my opinion. If you can afford to shell out an extra $10, get a 22mm NATO strap to go with it.

u/HeroBlues · 5 pointsr/WatchesCirclejerk

Fuck the Mods right in their fucking "Penis Twelve-Marker". Everyone knows there is one watch and we already know how much that watch costs (it's a good deal).

Now, if you ask me how much my NATO costs? I may have to kill you.

u/WatchandThings · 5 pointsr/Watches

Your timex with 100m should be good to go, but note that water resistance do drop as the seals age. Usually you would get the watch tested for water resistance every few years, or in case of high end watches that see water often every year.

With that said, casio duro is a solid 200m dive watch at $50 range. And you get to say that you are wearing the same watch Bill Gates wears, so there is that.

u/sdspg · 5 pointsr/Watches

Get a Seiko SNK809

u/bamgrinus · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5 is the obvious choice.

u/PartyBees · 5 pointsr/Watchexchange


If you want the straps, I think it's worth it, but if not, then definitely buy new.

u/wimwt · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Honestly, I think these shoes are pretty ugly - I don't think the patch on the sides works very well and I think you could get a much more versatile shoe than these.

I'd personally recommend you look at some brown chukkas (CDBs etc), some plain tan bucks (eg Bass Buckinghams) or possibly some camp mocs (eg LL Bean camp mocs)?

These are all a lot cleaner and versatile than the Florsheim; and more often than not simpler looks nicer.

u/greedhead · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

It kinda depends on the rest of your style - what does a typical outfit look like for you?

Clark Desert Boots or another pair of chukkas might be a good start - they can fit well into most any casual outfit.

Vans Authentics, Jack Purcells, or Chuck Taylors are also good starter shoes and are usually good quality for the price - you can probably find better sales on other sites. This may be better if you dress more like a typical college student. I'd avoid the bright/loud colors for fall shoes.

Those are just wide suggestions based on knowing nothing about you. Examples of your usual style would help.

u/alwaysgneiss · 5 pointsr/EDC

Personally I have 6.25" wrists and this watch is just a tad big. G-Shock DW5600E-1V

You can find them cheaper in the US if you're from there. They're available usually all over the world. Just be careful when using Deet products (ex. mosquito repellent) since it eats away at the resin.

If you're looking for an analog watch that you can beat around I'd say this Seiko 5 SNK809. It will also fit smaller wrists not to mention its probably one of the cheapest reliable automatic watches available from a reputable company.

Again there are many straps for both watches and a few different colours.


u/hydraulx · 4 pointsr/EDC

/r/Watches has a buying guide for watches from $0-$250 here that you might find useful.

Some recommendations:

Seiko 5 Automatic SNK809 - $65

Seiko SKX009K1 Dive Watch - $180

Citizen Eco-Drive BM8180 - $124

Timex Expedition Field Chronograph - $48

Timex Weekender - $32

Casio G-Shock DW5600E - $41

Casio F91W - $11

Do you have any preference towards digital, quartz (battery powered), or automatic (mechanical)?

u/MyCatBandit · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Timex Expedition
is probably your best option

u/chorizobisque · 4 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I love my Timex Expedition.

Thinking of upgrading to a smart watch but waiting for the next gen. I like heart-rate and gps but think added features of blood pressure and EKG will really be worth it, so I wait.

edit: doubt now, people in tech seem to always push the boundaries of what we think is possible.

u/CaneInvidiae · 4 pointsr/Watches

Something like [this] ( should tick the durable and comfortable boxes, though I don't think it can run multiple timers. It should definitely stand up to anything the football field can chuck at it.

u/RazorbackMike · 4 pointsr/EDC

It came with the watch.

u/Chizzholm · 4 pointsr/EDC

Timex Expedition is a great watch for value. It's a battery operated Quartz.

If your looking for an "automatic" check out the Seiko SNK. It's a lot more quality for still a good price.

Do some research on automatic vs quartz movements to decide what you want!

u/infinite_ideation · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It's probably the most overstated watch on this forum, not that it's a bad thing.

I'd prefer




watches over Timex. These aren't time pieces, but they certainly represent the style very well.

u/fearsclave · 4 pointsr/Watches

Of the two, the Akribos is in better taste by far, but it’s not a good brand or a very interesting watch.

Mechanical and automatic watches are much cooler, and get more respect from watch nerds. And Seiko 5s are pretty decent entry level automatics.

Here’s a Seiko 5 with some military design elements: Seiko Men's SNZG13 Seiko 5 Automatic Black Dial Stainless-Steel Bracelet Watch

This one is a little sportier: Seiko Men's SNK793 Seiko 5 Automatic Blue Dial Stainless-Steel Bracelet Watch

u/Freeman720 · 4 pointsr/Gotham

If anyone(like me) was wondering what watch Bullock was wearing in the beginning, it was this one, but on a black leather strap.

u/CyberNixon · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/ShmobLife · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/SuitedPair · 4 pointsr/Watches

A Citizen Eco Drive. There are plenty of options.

u/bangarangy · 4 pointsr/Watches

I'm at two right now, but about to order my third.

I wear the trusty black Seiko SNK809 most days, and a rose gold Orient Capital that my wife got me if I dress up a bit more.

There's a Casio GWM5610-1 on the way soon, and I'm excited.

u/pumppumppump · 4 pointsr/EDC
  1. Ken Diamond envelope wallet (link)

  2. iPod classic 160GB

  3. Ken Diamond key fob (link)

  4. Leatherman Juice CS4 (link)

  5. 1941 replica Zippo (link)

  6. iPhone 5 (+ Apple product(RED) leather case)

  7. Guitar picks! The most important EDC of all! Jazz III's for life.

  8. Apple 30-pin-to-lighting adapter

  9. Casio MDV-106 (link), w/orange zulu strap from The NATO Strap Co.
u/withfries · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Nice! I have a Seiko 5 as well. In fact, I bought from Amazon too.

Just a heads up, if you do purchase, purchase from Amazon, and not one of their sellers (for example, Imperial Watches, the one linked). The reason is because Amazon is an authorized seller of Seiko 5s, and you will receive the Seiko warranty. If you purchase from one of the sellers, this is not so. In fact, it may not even be packaged in the blue Seiko box. I say this from experience - I bought one for my dad and it came in a black generic watch box.

Plus, it is an automatic watch - if anything is out of calibration, I sure don't want to open it. If there are any problems, you can simply exchange it through Amazon. I am sure the process with resellers would be more of a hassle.

You can just search for Seiko 5 blue, look at the sellers, and choose the Amazon. I've attached the links for you:

Seiko 5 Blue sold by Amazon:

Seiko 5 Black sold by Amazon:

u/IlIllIlll · 4 pointsr/Watches
u/SMG_07 · 4 pointsr/Watches

Currently its $44.23 on amazon.

cant get any cheaper for this quality.

u/ggill1313 · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Get some Iron Rangers factory seconds. They go on sale from time to time down to $160. Great, great boot. I got some of the Red Wing insoles for around $25 that made a world of a difference as far as heat is concerned. Size .5-1 size down. If you have wide feet, don't size down to .5 size down, depending on your foot size.

You also have the Chippewa Service Boot. I got my brother some for Christmas and they are actually really nice. The "Cordovan" option looks lovely and is a lot more versatile than one might think as it's a more burgundy color. But it really works in occasions where you would wear this sort of thing.

The Thorogoods Moc Toe is a great boot as well for a different look. These can't be dressed up as easily IMO, but good boots the same. Red Wing has a similar boot if you'd prefer the look of it. It's also a good boot.

For all of these, get some nice wool socks. Darn Tough makes some good ones but I don't like the looks. Anonymousism also makes some good stuff provided you like the colors, but IMO are a bit overpriced. My favorite wool socks came from J. Crew last season. They are thick, warm, look good, and were reasonable priced.

If you have any other questions, let me know!

u/spmtr · 4 pointsr/Watches

You're very unlikely to find a mechanical chrono for anywhere near $400, but you can get a very solid diver for significantly less. The Ray would be a solid choice, or a Seiko SKX007 or SKX173.

u/UsuallyJustLurking · 4 pointsr/Watches

I’ve been lurking on this sub for about a year now (username checks out) but this is my first post. My wife gave me the box as a wedding gift when we got married last month, so I figured it’s about time to share my collection. As you can probably tell, I’m not really a fan of bracelets, so I’ve been experimenting with nato and perlon straps. For reference, I have 6.75” wrists. And sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures, collecting watches is my new hobby, not photography! Below is a little story about each watch.


I’m 28 years old and I was never a watch guy until I saw a picture of someone wearing this watch last year. I knew nothing about watches when I purchased it, but for $50 I decided to pick one up. I love the clean dial and I think the black case goes well with the light brown band, but the loud ticking was a bit annoying. This was my only watch for about two months, but after spending a lot of time on this sub I decided to venture into the world of automatics. This is now my “beater” watch, and since the box only holds four watches, this one has been relegated to the nightstand drawer.


After reading r/watches high praise for Seiko 5s, I purchased one as my first automatic. I went with the blue dial because the Timex was black, and I really enjoy the color, especially in the sunlight. The stock band was pretty crappy, but I love this watch now that I switched over to a leather nato.


After purchasing the Seiko I was getting more and more interested in watches, and fell in love with Fliegers. I wanted a Stowa but couldn’t justify the price. After seeing a picture of a Tisell posted on this sub, I knew this would be my next watch. This is now my go to watch for work. The band is surprisingly good and the domed sapphire crystal really makes this watch stand out. My only complaints are the power reserve and lume could be better.


Spending more and more time on this sub, I knew I was getting hooked. The Rolex Polar Explorer II is one of my dream watches but I can’t quite afford one yet, so I had to find another white dial watch to hold me over. Again, based on this sub’s love of Orient, I decided on the Mako USA, and I’ve been extremely happy with the purchase. I wore this watch at my wedding and bought my groomsmen black and blue Makos for their gifts. Everyone was extremely pleased!


This is my most recent pickup, and what I’ve told myself is going to be my last watch for a while (yeah, right). The rest of my collection is made up of pretty simple/basic designs so I needed something a little louder. At first the dial looks a bit cluttered, but it’s actually very easy to read. I prefer mechanical watches, but if I’m going to go quartz, the Ecodrive is pretty cool tech… I guess it’s time for me to learn how to use a slide rule!

u/indomitable_snowman · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Thorogood have great value boots. The ones you linked don't seem to be good quality and the design is a little tacky.

u/beelong · 4 pointsr/FrugalWrist

The ones marked Prime Day Deal are 30% off at checkout NEW. So the Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 that everyone recommends here is down to $39

u/EnragedKnight117 · 4 pointsr/cemu

Serious conspiracy right here take this

I still share your skepticism, but I do not completely rule out open source in the distant future. (by the way the emulator has been released for about 1.5 years not a few months, and not sure about how long pre-release development was)

u/MegaDerppp · 4 pointsr/Watches

SNK809 for $64.99 on Jomashop
SNK807 for $66.29 on Amazon
Seiko 5 so it's a solid watch, will last a long time, has a nice legacy behind it, and looks a lot nicer than it seems on the amazon page. Just google SNK807 and click on Image search. Here's an image of the SNK807 that shows it would fit right in at work.
And a shot of SNK809 on a leather strap
Takes well to a lot of different straps, so he could change it up if he wanted to in the future with a leather strap or a perlon like in that picture.

u/hurricanefalcon · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/Litmp795 · 4 pointsr/Watches

Well it's not rare but a Seiko 5 is a solid automatic watch that has a nylon strap and and is $47.89 on Amazon. Being an automatic, he won't have to replace any batteries and it'll last a long time if he takes care of it. I'm 17 so I'm not that much older than this kid but everyone has their own preferences when it comes to style.

u/BokononWave · 4 pointsr/Watches

The Hamilton Khaki Field Quartz might be what you're looking for. Apparently 38mm, and there's one on the subreddit's front page too.

I've got an automatic Khaki King, and am quite pleased with it. In terms of value for money it's not quite at Seiko levels but probably as close as you'll get in the Swatch family.

One of Citizen's Eco-Drive watches would also be a good candidate. The strap it comes with is not so great, but the technology in the case is excellent. You'd be surprised how much a watch's look changes when you put a nice strap on it.

Edit: Added imgur mirror for last link.

u/Booty-Juice · 4 pointsr/surfing

I use the Casio MDV106-1A

I used to use other fancy tide watches, but they weren't durable enough. I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable taking a smartwatch surfing.

u/Atmke · 4 pointsr/Watches

Looks slick.

Under $100 I like Casio all day. Just found out they make a datejust homage. Their diver is legit and a lot of their watches pack bang for buck.

Couple I like:

u/zeerz · 4 pointsr/gaming

I got this for you fren be safe when you visit the real world

u/AnElepahntCage · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Is that really the only requirement? There are soooo many different options in that range. Here a few of my favorite in the area.

Orient Bambino

Orient Mako

Citizen Nighthawk

Seiko Orange Monster

Timex Weekender

Rodina Small Seconds

I can keep going, but more specificity is needed for a better suggestion.

u/random19 · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I bought this one, and switched the bands myself.

for $70, i'm sure you can find any other nice leather strap you like, since I don't think you'd want the one i'm using.

u/FunkyJunk · 4 pointsr/Watches

Sadly, I'm just four bucks over: Seiko SNK809

u/jaeun87 · 4 pointsr/Watches

Are you looking for something similar in style? There are almost too many options when you're up at the $500 range, and it really depends on what you're going for (dressy, casual, diver, etc).

Honestly, a Timex Weekender looks almost just about the same (arguably not as good), and it's also quartz.

Just slap on a leather bracelet on it, and you saved yourself $500.

u/thomaslw21 · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I purchased this watch over a year ago, and it's still going strong. The retail price is over 100, but I believe it can be had on sale fairly easily if you look around.

It's an automatic, and I've seen some complaints about a loud tick, but that's not been the case at all for me. It's certainly more quiet than the Weekender by Timex, which may also interest you. My only complaint about the Rodina was that the strap it came with was terrible quality, which is unsurprising at the price point. I just purchased an assortment of NATO straps, including one leather, that I switch out frequently.

Another option, outside of the Timex, is this Seiko. It's another automatic, and it's regarded as one of the more reliable budget watches. Seiko has several other watches in the 50-150 price range you may be interested in, so I'd shop around for one that fits your criteria.

You have some options, but if I were you, I'd make my main focus reliability. A lot of cheap watches will stop working fairly quickly, and after that, it doesn't matter how pretty it is. It's now your most handsome paperweight. Stay away from brands like Invicta. If it looks like a Rolex but costs less than a trip to Olive Garden, it's probably trash.

Edit: Spelling errors.

u/kare_kano · 4 pointsr/Watches

Nice diver for him would also have been my first idea. Consider the SKX007, it's a classic, can't-go-wrong-with-it option. You should be able to score a decent leather strap for $20-30.

Practical watch for a nurse would be a quartz with a precise mechanism and an analog face with an easily visible seconds hand. I also say quartz because they actually prefer the second hand to move in explicit jumps, makes it easier to count pulse and so on. It would also help if it's steel, preferably hypoalergenic, so it can be easily washed. Water resistance 100m would be nice, also sapphire glass so it's not easily scratched. Here's a starting point – unfortunately doesn't let you filter for glass and case material or WR, but you can check that on each page once you've picked something by looks. (Oh and yes it's a men's selection with sizes under 40mm, I'm sorry but I've always thought women's designs are crap.)

One choice which might cover both of them would be military/field matching designs (esp. since he's a vet). Bertucci makes some nice vintage designs, inspired from actual war time watches, with titanium cases and 100 WR. Check out their site for the full range of models, then look them up on sites like for lower prices.

u/tnrjong · 4 pointsr/Watches

just outside your range (and these are terrible pictures, google it for better), but the Seiko SARB065 is a really nice, but clean and simple, watch.

a better photo

u/greatkio · 4 pointsr/Watches

>I'm a big fan of the Seiko SNK809 and was wondering if there was a "female version" of that lovely watch

It's not my place to get in on your relationship, but I would recommend buying her something based on what she likes. My SO wore an awfully hideous Baby-G until I took her shopping and we found a look she liked.

That said, I have no idea of Seiko makes a smaller women's version of that watch, and I don't know what specifically about it you like, but Citizen has some nice watches in that price range for women. This one is kind of similar. The SNK809 is also so small that there's no reason you couldn't just get it for her and put it on a more "feminine" strap. This one's vaguely ladylike, I guess.

u/jumanjisama · 4 pointsr/Watches

here you go: Seiko SNK803

u/dsac · 4 pointsr/Watches

just curious, the Seiko 5 you posted (which, coincidentally, i've put on my christmas list this year) is within your budget, so why not get that one - you just have to buy it from, not - £83 (~$135 USD) - $70 USD

i highly doubt it'll cost $50 USD to ship to UK.

u/EngiDeer · 4 pointsr/Seiko
u/NotChainsawJuggler · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Am I looking at the wrong thing? Amazon currently shows the tan one for just under $75

u/Doobles88 · 4 pointsr/Watches

How inexpensive do you want to go? SKX, Orient Mako etc are all fairly inexpensive. But if you want super cheap, it's probably hard to beat a Casio Duro.

u/MrBanditOne · 4 pointsr/Watches

I'd suggest the Seiko Cocktail Time or a FC as mentioned above.

u/reposts_old_stuff · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Definitely agree with this. I'll just add a list of specific places you could start your search with.


Gap Modern Oxfords - My personal preference

Uniqlo Slim Oxfords - Highly rated on this sub and affordable


Dockers Alpha slim tapered cut - Try New British Khaki, Dark Pebble, and Gravel

Gap Lived in Slim Chinos


Clarks Desert Boots

J Crew Mcallisters

Red Wing Work Chuckkas

u/_Spin_Cycle_ · 4 pointsr/Watches

Here’s the one you want:

Fantastic bargain for watch that can take a true beating. Water resistant up to 200m, unidirectional bezel, large and visible, Japanese quartz for accuracy. All for $40. Highly recommend.

u/TheDude8405 · 4 pointsr/Watches

I think you know what brand this sub loves... But not without reason! In that range you really have to look at Seiko. There are a few watches you could buy, the Sarb033 is at the top of the spectrum. However I personally own and love it and It's a beautiful watch with good bang per buck, you do get something for your money! If your dad is into divers there are a few options as well. Either the turtle or the diver icon of Seiko, the SKX. Both really good watches as well. I hope I could help you and your dad.

u/KlokkeMann1 · 4 pointsr/Watches


Edit: oops i was a little fast there, didn't notice you wanted digital.

u/OwnedU2Fast · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I was going to recommend the Timex Weekender but you seemed to already have looked at it. I'll recommend Rodina because you seem to like clean styles.

Heavily recommended around here is the Seiko 5 SNK8XX series. I have the SNK809 which is the black watch face and I absolutely love it. Can wear it with a black leather band/stainless steel one for dressy occasions or a NATO strap for casual wear.

u/J_F_Sebastian · 4 pointsr/Seiko

Got this on eBay recently for about US$40 shipped. Unlike modern day digitals designed to have the same "retro" look/feel (e.g. this Casio), this thing has a case made completely from stainless steel instead of silver-painted plastic, so it's far less likely to just fall apart after a few years. Also unlike modern Casios (including the G-shocks, which are the only ones I would trust to last a long time), the harder to use recessed pusher at the top left is only used to adjust the time, not to do every day things like reset the stopwatch, which should be quick and easy. 70s/80s digital watches really are better built and better thought out than most of today's.

The crystal is in pretty good condition for a 30+ year old watch (older than me!). Unfortunately the bracelet it came with is a horrible painted plastic thing that doesn't fit properly and rattles around a lot, so it's going to have to be replaced. Tracking down the original bracelet for this would probably be more effort than the watch itself was worth, so I'll probably just try to find a generic bracelet that has the correct taper to match the casing, or maybe even a black NATO or similar?

It's not as pretty as all the lovely divers that get posted here, but it's a lot more practical for me as a daily wear-to-work watch, since I never have to worry about forgetting to adjust the calendar for new months, and it comes with a chronograph and countdown timer, both of which I'll use often. I also really like that it shows the month and the date on the front screen, in that order - as an Australian living in the US who is trying to avoid rewiring his brain too much, I like that when I'm filling out forms I can just read the date off of my watch in the American order without having to think about it.

u/garenzy · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I would advise against this. Spending >$150 for a quartz watch is pretty ludicrous. A better alternative, although not from J. Crew, would be this. Comes in a variety of different colors.

u/Tomcat2011 · 4 pointsr/Watches

Okay I'll do my best to help you even though I don't know as much about digital watches as I do mechanicals. My first suggestion would be the Casio F-91W because who cares what others think; if you like the watch keep wearing it! All jokes aside here's another Casio A-158WA-1. I think the A158 ticks all the same boxes as the F-91W except it looks a little more classy than the black plastic resin. Another alternative to that one would be the Casio F-91WM-7ACF this obviously is another F-91W just in a different color scheme. If you'd like a little calculator action how about a fancy Casio EAW-DBC-611-1DF Data Bank.

All suggestions I've given have all been less than 10 mm's in thickness. From all the looking I've done it really doesn't seem that you can get a digital watch that's less than 10 mm's thick that's not a Casio F-91W clone of some kind haha. Hope some of these suggestions could help.

u/Aarenas52 · 4 pointsr/Watches

I bought this watch about 4 months ago or so. I love it. was around $50 USD and it was automatic. I plan on one day getting a Hamilton but for now this will do. I replaced the strap with a leather one and the watch feels like a whole new watch. Feels so different I'm enjoying it. Maybe doesn't really go with my uniform but it's OK. For now I'm happy but i have been eyeing a chrono though ever since i found out about automatic thats all i want so not sure if ill get a quartz chrono or save up. Dat Omega Speedmaster though.

Edit: its this watch with this strap. Make sure its the 18mm if you go for it they have a 20mm and 22mm.

u/Oulomos · 4 pointsr/Watches

They look pretty easy to find for me:


It says the case is stainless steel as well, in multiple places, but I guess you'll want to make sure it's not resin painted a silver color.

u/orangeflavoredpants · 4 pointsr/Watches

You should take a look at the Seiko 5 series. Affordable and can be dressed down or up. Amazon has a bunch, and I believe Jomashop has a sale on them.
This is the original seiko 5, about $50 on Amazon. You can buy a leather strap, and it'll fit nicely within your budget.
Here is a dressier alternative at about $60. Don't know how it would look on leather though...
Hope this helps!

u/Jocinto · 4 pointsr/streetwear

this casio

Doesn't get as many compliments as my Timex Weekender did (t-thanks /r/mfa) but it goes with all of my outfits so I like it better.

u/Obstruction · 4 pointsr/Watches


Closer Shot of Face

First step towards owning a collection of watches and I'm very happy with my purchase! It fits perfectly on my wrist and looks great.

I purchased the Seiko 5 off of Amazon: Here

I also bought a leather strap for the watch, but I couldn't find a 16.8mm one so I decided to get a 18mm one and people said something about the leather being able to stretch or something to that extent. If anyone has any experience with band swapping on the SNK809, any help would be appreciative.

Thank you all for inspiring me to get into watches!

u/runawaygrape · 4 pointsr/Watchexchange

The SNK809 is my favorite automatic watch under $100. They have different color dials that, for some reason, cost less.

u/UJL123 · 4 pointsr/Watches

Can you give more information on what you want? You've mentioned minimal look, so no chronograph or anything fancy on the dial. But do you want a mechanical watch, quartz, solar etc?
Some watches people like to use as introduction watches are the Seiko SNK 809 or Orient Bambino . [Check out the guide in the side bar for more ideas] ( . Also whenever buying a watch, I would go with the bracelet option whenever possible and buy after market straps. This way you have more options, and the bracelets are often more expensive to get separately

u/auf_der_autobahn · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko SNK809

Timex Weekender, Weekender Chrono, or Easy Reader

Casio MDV106-1AV

(can't wait for the "Timexes are so loud!!!!" comments)

u/rocker_k · 4 pointsr/Watches

Casio CA-53W - One of my all-time favorites and usually only around $18.67, classic design. One of my most frequently worn beaters.

u/LeSpriteCranberry · 4 pointsr/Watches

Casio duro is the first thing that comes to mind for me

Casio Men's MDV106-1AV 200M Duro Analog Watch, Black

u/TheOctophant · 4 pointsr/Watches

I guess the Seiko SNK is a better choice here

u/PabstyLoudmouth · 4 pointsr/preppers

Not a ton but I did stock up on more water and I got a kick ass watch for my birthday. I got the Seiko 5 and is self winding, water resistant, and has 21 jeweled movement. Great watch, I love this thing.

u/whoami9 · 4 pointsr/Watches

I have this Seiko 5 with this strap, which is a DiModell Jumbo.

u/t_F_ · 4 pointsr/Watches

Thanks! This is a Casio MDV106-1A. One way bezel, date (obviously), size 22, and I have a 7.3 inch left wrist.

Edit: link formatting

u/tmo27 · 4 pointsr/thelastofus

This one is a little spendy but it looks pretty similar other than the fact that the watch face might have a bit of a green tint to it.

u/holdencaulf · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This watch is a similar style, has a reliable movement from a respected watch company and looks loads better.

Seiko 5 SNK805K2

u/yah5 · 4 pointsr/Watches

My humble opinion:

u/ben_swolo12 · 4 pointsr/Watchexchange

You can literally buy a new seiko 5 for around that price

Seiko Men's SNK805 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas

u/ChocolateWatch · 4 pointsr/EDC

Check out the Seiko 5 SNK809 series too. $20 more than the Weekender, but much more watch for your buck. 21 jewel automatic movement so it never runs out of juice, water resistant to 30m like the Timex, day and date display, exhibition back, and stainless steel construction rather than brass. Available in black, khaki and green.

If you're still not sure, check it out on Youtube and note how the second hand sweeps rather than ticks. Quality watch. It comes with a NATO style nylon strap but looks great with a brown leather strap too.

u/moowser190 · 4 pointsr/streetwear

Seiko 5, recommended by /r/Watches

Also Buddhist beads.

u/atWorkWoops · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Clarks Desert Boots you can find them mentioned in the boots section of the shoes in the sidebar. You can also see a pair here:

u/_Lucky_Devil · 4 pointsr/Watches

The one on the far right is a SNK805

u/Nixtrix · 4 pointsr/Watches

It depends how you look at the watch. Would you wear that with a suit and tie or would you rather wear it with a pair of chino shorts, polo, and your boat shoes?

Arguably there are Seiko 5's that certainly are more casual than other.

u/space-butler · 4 pointsr/Watches

The Bauhaus style watches appear to wear very big even if their measurements aren't physically big. Take the Braithwait for example - they are 40mm but check out the dial, it stretches across almost the entire 40mm width, with hardly any bezel, and minimal detail on an otherwise spartan dial. That is going to appear very big on the wrist.

My tip is, when looking at these styles, try to keep it back closer towards the 37mm mark if that is what he is used to wearing.

Check out this one as an example. I have recommended it elsewhere as a good budget minimalist watch but by a happy coincidence it works out to be that perfect size. 98H51 is similar version with a two-tone case and a bit of detail on the dial.

u/patrickjst · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Dressy but casual, eh? I believe they call those "grown-up" shoes or "not-sneakers."

Here are some examples. Ignore the prices, you can find cheaper alternatives to these almost anywhere if you wish. These are just style examples.

u/AGneissGeologist · 4 pointsr/EDC

I frequent /r/watches but I'm no expert and they would be able to give you better recommendations. That being said, I'm often at constructions sites doing work with concrete, vibrating machinery, heavy chains, etc so I do have experience working in rough conditions while still needing to look presentable when I'm at the office or laboratory.

Off the top of my head, here are my recommendations:

Bernhardt Field Watch. I wear this daily and my last post on /r/EDC has one which you can look at my history to see. I highly recommend this.

Seiko 5. It's an automatic so the moving parts have a higher chance of failing but it is used by many as a beater watch. It's tough enough to withstand a lot and cheap enough to replace. A leather band replacing the NATO strap will make it look more presentable. Again, I own this watch as well and I posted a picture of it in /r/watches.

Luminox has a reputation for being tough but the aesthetics might be close to G-Shock

Hamilton comes to mind as well, they make pretty good watches but I have no idea how well they hold up. The one I linked seems pretty robust.

u/TurnaboutIntruder · 4 pointsr/Watches

Check this out. Casio dive watch

Great looks, very usable, 200 m water resistant.

You also have enough left over to get some NATO straps and change up the look!

u/h2oequalslean · 4 pointsr/FashionReps

obligatory Seiko 5 comment. if you cant find a seiko 5 model you like there are near infinite modding options and parts to choose from, so if you see something with a case shape you like you can replace the dial, hands, bezel insert, crystal etc. I've done one Seiko 5 mod for my dad myself and am working on my own SKX007 mod right now. great watches for the money, you can find some on amazon for ~60ish USD.

here's the mod i did for my dad, had it for about a month and its already pretty banged up lol. this was the base watch, which was around 70ish USD with the bracelet when i bought it:

and this is the finished mod, inspired by the Tudor Black Bay 36, but way less painful to see get scratched up and whatnot. i polished the case and swapped the dial. Dial was about 40 USD:

u/Mastermachetier · 4 pointsr/Watchexchange $59 and similar straps around 30-40 bucks all together way cheaper then what your selling for. Realistically without knowing the strap brand info $40 bucks would be a big ask and the watch should be going between $35-40

u/Moxxibear · 3 pointsr/Watches

Hi, you might want to see this: Seiko SNK793. It's 66.33 Canadian dollars, about 52 USD. I'm also considering getting one with a white or beige dial but I don't like the date function.

u/crazindndude · 3 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

I have 3 watches, for different roles. They're all quite inexpensive because I'm not big ballin' just yet, but IMO look good and perform great.

  1. Seiko SNK809 "Seiko 5" - This is my dress watch. I swapped the band for a nice black leather with a butterfly clasp. Wear it pretty much only with a suit, which I've had to do a lot lately for interviews. Understated, elegant, and the only automatic I own.

  2. Timex Easy Reader - This is the workhorse. I bought a couple of nylon NATO bands and ditched the stock band. I wear this at work and pretty much in any casual setting. If I ding it or spill something on it, not the end of the world. Got it on sale for $15. Quartz movement and 10yr battery. Solid piece of work, classic Timex.

  3. Timex Expedition Chronograph - I like Timex. They make good stuff and it's functional. This is my most recent acquisition, Amazon had 50% off Timex watches for Cyber Monday. Also got a couple of NATO bands for this one - here's the black/grey stripe one I'm currently using. This watch kind of sits the middle ground of beater and dress. I wear it when going out for pretty much anything except work or formal stuff.
u/chaching37 · 3 pointsr/Watches

It's not the case that I care for OP or even Seiko for that matter. What I'm trying to see is whether or not you could reinforce your aforementioned statement that the Seiko 5 mov't is 'weak.'

Your earlier arguments were against the cases being of foiled base metal? Most of what I've looked at are fully stainless steel.

Please don't make the assumption that, because I'm arguing a point, I am forcibly against you in all manners. I'm just trying to see the rationale behind your earlier statements. Other than anecdotal evidence, I still have no reason to believe that the Seiko 5 is best used as an experiment watch? What truly makes it less likely of a candidate than a Vostok? Or as you've mentioned, the Sandoz?

u/notenoughroom · 3 pointsr/Watches

[Check this out. ](Timex Men’s T49905 Expedition Rugged Field Chronograph Black/Brown Leather Strap Watch This will last you for years, possibly decades with battery changes. Indiglo feature lights up the dial, and is a feature not found on any other brand. I assure you, no one will think (or care) if it is a Timex. And the price is amazing!

u/vocabularylessons · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

To echo the other comment: with regard to watches, you get what you pay for.

I'm not sure what sort of watch you're interested in, but the Seiko 5 automatics are pretty much the best bang for your buck. As far as entry-level watches go, I personally like this Citizen eco-drive the best.

u/lsjw · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I am getting these for some of my wedding party.

Seiko Men's SNK793 "Seiko 5" Stainless Steel Blue Dial Automatic Watch

Edit: what is the budget?

u/Esti88 · 3 pointsr/Watches

This is my first watch and I don't want to spend over 200. I have really small wrists slightly over 6 cm around so I assume I should stick to a lower case size like 38 mm (?) Anyways here are the watches I'm currently looking at and would love some options from you veterans.

Watches I'm currently looking at:

Seiko snk793

Seiko skx013

Movado Museum

Skagen Mother of Pearl

Plan to use the watch everyday, so something casual but not too dressy as to the point that it looks like it doesn't belong.

Quickly looking through this sub I see that Seiko gets a lot of love and Skagen is labeled as a fashion brand. I think Skagen has the best design of the watches I listened then followed by the Movado because it's so clean. However, I don't know the quality of any of these products. I believe these are all automatic so I won't have to manually wind any of these, correct?

Edit: Wording

u/abronia · 3 pointsr/Watches

There's nothing wrong with a quartz watch. If you want something as low-maintenance as possible, I would suggest looking at a Citizen Eco-Drive or one of the Seiko Solar models. Though it may be a bit above your budget, perhaps something like this Citizen would work well.

u/huffalump1 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I love cheap watches with nice looking bands. My main watches are this "Sinobi" low profile watch with a black band from Lakehouse Leathers and this Timex Expedition Chronograph. Both are cheap and I love them.

u/icecoaster227 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Can you tell me what size band would fit this watch?. The description says the band is 28 mm, but I don't see that option on your website.

u/Tomes2789 · 3 pointsr/Watches

I don't think it's as big as the one you have, but they do make slimmer ones such as this one (which I'm probably going to pick up next haha).

u/GREAT_SALAD · 3 pointsr/Watches

Most really rugged watches will be durable, like a Casio G-Shock. The Casio DW-5600 is excellent for that. I'll make a list of some other options!


Orient Bambino ~$130-$200

Seiko SARB035 ~$400

Citizen Eco-Drive AW1236-03A ~$100


Cadio G-Shock DW-5600 ~$50

Casio G-Shock GA100A-7A ~$70

Victorinox 241675 ~$150


Casio F91W ~$10

Casio "World Time" ~$25

Timex Marathon ~$15-$20

Entry Level Mechanical-

Seiko SNK809 ~$60-$75

Orient Mako II ~$150

Invicta Pro-Diver (Submariner Homage) ~$80

Fantastic Quartz-

Timex Weekender ~$20-$30

Timex Expedition ~$50

Casio "Duro" MDV-106 ~$45

u/BigMoufPosy · 3 pointsr/Watches

Maybe this?

36mm is a good size if you have skinny wrists, and it looks fairly dressy but the day/date complication might be a bit in the way. Also solar powered FWIW.

u/Schoffleine · 3 pointsr/AskMen

I got this watch for myself a few years ago. It may be too...sleek(?) for an older man, but I absolutely love it. It's simple in design and looks great IMO. I got a different band for it which cost me an additional $30.

Plus, you don't have to worry about batteries with it. The dial is a solar cell.

u/definitelynotaspy · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/Fuiste · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

So I know it's become a bit of a joke in MFA about how much we suggest these shoes, but I think you'd probably like the Clarks Desert Boot in the 'beeswax' or 'sand suede' color.

They're relatively cheap, of decent quality, and should be able to work in a wide variety of outfits.

u/tacomanmcjab · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/RumTruffler · 3 pointsr/aoe4
u/MistaEdiee · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion it is no longer $32 though. Saw it on this sub originally.

u/StillFlyingHigh · 3 pointsr/Watches

G-shock GWM5610 (as well as many other g-shocks) has a countdown feature by the minute and multiple alarms that you can set to a specific time. With that being said, it's got a bunch of other features such as atomic syncing and timezones that may be unnecessary to your needs so if you want something cheaper, the DW5600 is also available with the features that you requested.

($104.50 USD)

($38.75 USD)

There are countdown timers for some Timex digital watches too!
Look into the Expedition and Ironman lines!

u/CaffeineAndHate_ · 3 pointsr/hiking

I say go for it. I've been wearing a Casio DW-5600 for a decade. I love the watch. But, when it's time to retire it, I'll swap to the Solar and Atomic version. It would be nice not to have to worry about batteries. I'll link it below. It's a simple watch, which I prefer.

u/chiliedogg · 3 pointsr/scuba

I got a 40.00 watch watch on Amazon and it's worked great. I've been on over 200 dives with it with no issues.

But if it's a dive computer your needing, that's different.

Personally, I don't think beginners should train with a computer. You need to know how to use tables and plan a dive without one. If you're only being taught to use a computer I would worry about what other essential aspects of diving aren't being taught in the class.

I was a dive master and scientific diver before I got a computer. A watch and wet notes/slate should be enough to get you started.

You should have a console with a depth gauge. There will be a red needle that moves with your depth gauge that stays at the maximum depth reached. Make sure to log your time in, time out, and maximum depth each dive. That's all you need to run your tables.

u/dremceats · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I don't have an album, so message me with your email and I can send you pics.

Seiko 5 automatic with blue face- switched out the bracelet for a brown croc band. Great condition, I'd give it a 8.5/10 because I've worn it. Asking for $50 shipped. Here's a link of what it looks like.

Mark McNairy for Keds size 10 in Navy- worn a few time, 7.5/10. Pretty nice condition. asking $50 shipped. link

u/banilmd · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Just wanted to add this really good deal on a citizen eco drive that i found. Hopefully it’ll help some of you guys out! Link

u/vancoejt · 3 pointsr/Watches

Don't hate on Casio to much. They sell one of the best watches per dollar: the Casio MDV

u/squatttiepippen · 3 pointsr/EDC

This might be a little above your price range, but I have the GW-5610. Ive had it for over a year now and love it. It's solar powered and has atomic time synchronization

u/blackice7 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

That's actually a good budget to get a decent entry-level watch.

If you're into a sporty, yet classy look, I would check out dive watches. They're versatile, indestructible, and will look good with most outfits.

I was in the same situation as you, and was deciding between the Orient Mako or the classic Seiko SKX007 I ended up with the SKX007 because it was unique, and a long time favorite within the watch community.

You can get either one of those <$150 on eBay from trusted sellers. Can't get much more bang for your buck.

u/jmorlin · 3 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SKX007

Orient Mako

Orient Ray

All are available in blue and black.

u/I_GOT_THE_TIVO · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Watches! Just bought the Seiko!!

u/foozybear · 3 pointsr/Watches

This seems to suit your needs and should be good for water sports, you can change out the rubber for a NATO and since they're easily interchangeable you can swap them quickly for different looks.

u/Magichamsterorgy · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Citizen Eco Drives go on sale for <$100 pretty often, just check /r/frugalmalefashion regularly. That's the best casual watch in your price range, imo. If you want a different band just check out or NATO Strap Co.

If you don't mind a slightly heavier/thicker case then check out the Seiko 5 line. They're $50 and mechanical (self-powered, no batteries), and extremely well-made for the price.

u/smallerthan · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These watches are all slightly more than $50. Seiko is a reputable brand. The watches should be fairly durable, though not as reliable as something more expensive. All three are automatics and the first two have exhibition case backs so you can see the inner workings.




u/NowHerePresent · 3 pointsr/Watchexchange

hate to sidetrack your thread, but have you considered these? a daily driver for a carpenter, first thing that comes to mind is a g-shock. indestructible, holds perfect time, and features you could use. I listed a few others for you. Personally. I would get one of these 3, and wear a 007 after work/weekends. IMO, wear and tear is only cool on vintage watches. I agree, 007 is a super sturdy watch, but i'd be a little funny shaking it that much during hard work. Cheers! :D

u/DapperDanTheMan · 3 pointsr/Watches

That is a beautiful watch for the price. It is similar to another Citizen Eco-Drive I was looking at for him, but at a much lower price.

The only thing I am worried about is it being an automatic. He's 7, so he isn't going to be very gentle with it. What do you think? Could he damage it fairly easily?

I guess if he did it'd be no big deal since it can be fixed, and it doesn't cost too much.

u/Preston205 · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/Gullex · 3 pointsr/gadgets

I'm a pretty outdoorsy sort and currently I love the shit out of this watch. It's plenty accurate enough for me, solar powered, waterproof to 100 meters, and glows all night. Way less than $1,000.

u/suxer · 3 pointsr/Watches

Looks like a Citizen Eco-Drive M8180-03E to me.

u/Tann_Man · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I got the thorogoods.

Only $118.xx after the discount code HOLIDAY25 (assuming you have amazon prime)

u/shyguythrowaway · 3 pointsr/Watches

Yeah, I think you might be right.

GWM-5610 - $95 Atomic sync and tough solar

G-5600 - $78 Tough solar

DW-5600 - $48 The classic

u/ckvoss77 · 3 pointsr/EDCexchange

With the $5 off in coupons from aliexpress and the $92.45 price of the watch on amazon, someone could build this exact setup, brand new, and with the original resin housing and band for cheaper than your asking price ($151.04).

That said, how much can you come down on the price of the watch?

u/spamologna · 3 pointsr/Watchexchange




I just received this in the mail yesterday. I think I got an ok deal. Was hoping to add a cheaper watch to my collection for work days etc. I unfortunately think this is too big for my little wrist.

Currently on Amazon for $291,

I was hoping to pass the deal to the community and can ship this to someone for $245. If no one wants it, I can still return it as I did not remove the tags.


Thank you!

u/Sounds_Logical · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No those will be trashy. Guaranteed, I know AE... These are a much better option. They're cheap (you can get 20% off right now on Amazon with code BOOTUP14) and they are way better than AE's. Many options there on Amazon find your favorite/cheapest and make sure to use that code.

u/Valrek_Machines · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/qsucvatz · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Good crystal face will resist scratches better.

It all depends on your purpose - my favorite watch is

Solar powered because replacing batteries sucks. Has the date and day, because I don't bother remember the day number. Classy look and easy to read, plus a hardy band for all the hiking and running I do with it.

u/lx4 · 3 pointsr/gshock

Unless your boyfriend is a watch geek he likely just means that he wants a g shock square, and not the specific model. There are lots of different models and colors. Just google g shock squares.

This is the standard model. If your boyfriend is interested technology you have one that is solar powered and syncs with an atomic clock via radio signals, my personal favorite.

u/nlofe · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I got this solar atomic G-Shock years ago and it still holds up just as well as when I got it. My only regret is not getting the cooler-looking monochrome Japanese-imported one for like $20 more.

u/thatsharebearkid · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/gennui · 3 pointsr/Watches

If your budget is less than 100, I'd recommend looking at quartz watches. My dad isn't as into watches, for him it's just a tool. So I wouldn't want him to deal with the downsides of a mechanical watch (i.e. inaccuracies over time, stops if not worn).

Maybe look at some timex weekender styles, they have a lot of interesting designs:

Here's an example

Another timex weekender (I have this one and it ticks really loudly)

Here's a watch I've been a little interested in lately (Citizen BM8180)

u/jmdexo26 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Some recommendations by Seiko, who I always recommend for a good cheap watch, and as for the strap, easy to replace with a nice leather band, metal isn't as heavy as you think it is either.

There's also many nice timex ones for cheap if you wanna go quartz

Lmk what you end up with.

u/AlexaviortheBravier · 3 pointsr/ftm

My first watch was this Seiko. I liked that it was mechanical and that it was casual and not a large watch. You can also replace the bands with other ones which can really change the appearance. I did have an issue where the tightest hole was a tad too big so I ended up making my own. I have really small wrists.

u/cmanthony · 3 pointsr/Watchexchange

Hey, have you looked into orient watches? They are automatic and on the less expensive side.

Here are a couple of links on Amazon:

Orient Esteem

Orient Classic

Edit: not sure if you mean your budget is 300$ or you want to spent less than 300$ per watch.

Edit 2: inexpensive Seiko 5

Edit 3: more Seiko

in black

u/1see2eat · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Hey all,

Any advice about best time/place to buy the following:

  1. High quality Orvis/Barbour/Filson field jacket. I really like the Orvis Heritage Field Coat or a Barbour Ashby Midas. (XL/XXL/LT). Open to other options. Just like the classing field jacket/barn/chore coat type look. Ideally will be water proof as I plan to wear it for 3 seasons with layering.
  2. $70- $100 Field watch with nylon band. Probably a Seiko or Citizen. I like this watch for reference and am wondering if it will ever get cheaper:

    EDIT: Wouldn't mind finding a watch that's a little bigger, maybe 40/42+mm.
u/freshhorse · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm looking to get the Seiko snk807 in the future. It seems to be a great automatic watch for the price!

u/UpYourButtJobu · 3 pointsr/Watches

Sure. The Seiko SNK80x series is quite a popular inexpensive automatic. It's a little on the small side at 37mm, but it's a nice clean design with a decent Japanese-designed but Malaysian-made movement (hence the cost savings). Some say it's a little loud and not too accurate (+/-15 to +/-20 seconds per day is not unusual). But for the price, it's hard to argue that it's not a good value.

Going up in price but at or near $200 is the Seiko 007 series. This is a good value 42mm diver. You can get the rubber strap model to bring it under $200.

u/parkinthepark · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Boost your budget up to about $60 and you can have an automatic Seiko in black, green, blue, or cream.

u/Karamazov · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I always thought that Citizen had really good watches. I have this one and a couple different straps to use on it. I know it is a bit plain, but it is durable as hell. Also, it is good thickness and size and is comfortable to wear.

I prefer the leather and cloth strap varieties because then the strap is usually interchangeable. Because the face of my watch is so basic looking, it can be matched with virtually any sort of strap. Currently, my favorite is [this one from Crown and Buckle.] (

u/offby1 · 3 pointsr/Watches

My BM 8180-03e is 13 years old and has never stopped.

u/Weeman2412 · 3 pointsr/Watches Shame it's missing a screw down crown, but 100m water resist isn't bad.

u/Cosmand · 3 pointsr/Watches

I am assuming you are talking about the SNK807? If so, I feel like the larger SNZG series might be a good option. The blue version is the SNZG11.

u/Majorminormajor · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

My personal opinion is no. The general advice is to buy a watch from a watch company, rather than a company that puts its brand on another company's watch.

What draws you to this watch? It kind of looks like you like simple black watches. Do you like large watches? Do you like field watches? Do you care about quartz (battery powered) vs. automatic (a weight swings around in the back and winds the spring; less accurate, kind of cooler, more expensive to service in five years). Like pencilcup said, field watches are a very casual style.

Seiko 5 automatic field watch, 37mm:

Seiko 5 automatic field watch, 42mm:

Citizen field watch 37mm (Eco-Drive, solar powered):

Or maybe you'd like something more like a flieger watch?

Or a black Orient bambino?

u/ofeots · 3 pointsr/Watches

Take a look at the Casio MDV-106. Its going for less than $40 right now, so you can use the rest of your budget to get a new strap.

Here's a review I did of mine a while ago.

u/exparrot · 3 pointsr/Watches

BM8180-03E. I bought it at a local store but it's $87 on Amazon with free prime shipping. You might be able to find it for cheaper if you search online.

EDIT: not that you asked, but this strap from C&B

u/IlikeJazz · 3 pointsr/worldnews

Heres a great product for you

I'm off to a pig pickin'

u/eggs_and_steak · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

like common_sense_ffs said, they're desert/chukka boots. They're versatile, often durable, and really basic. They work with a smart casual style (definitely not rugged) and they're one of the most recommended types of shoes for beginners here on MFA. You can get pretty good ones for under $100 from Clarks or L.L. Bean.

u/2cubetaing · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Clarks makes really nice Chukkas in various colors. I found some really cheap ones (compared to your $395 price tag) at Amazon

u/bungsana · 3 pointsr/Watches

IMO, i would steer clear of two tone watches (gold and silver) as they can look tacky if not done right.

buy a clean watch. if you want a bit more formal, white dials are not a bad way to go. the timex you listed in all "steel" is good

also, a seiko 5 such as this one is a good bet (remember usually bezels are considered a bit sportier). see if you can change the nato to a leather strap to dress it up a bit more.

u/mikeyc252 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I really like field watches. I would get this Citizen
or Bulova then pick 5 nylon straps from Central Watch.

If the straps get effed up, just use another one.

u/KansasCityThief · 3 pointsr/JamesBond

I bought this Casio watch from Amazon, and the black and grey NATO strap, and just swapped out the rubber strap for the NATO one myself.

u/SirVanderhoot · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have a Citizen Eco-Drive that I really like. Easy to read and not giant as to make your wrist look tiny. Extra-durable strap (easy enough to change if you don't like it), really a solid every-day watch.

u/tls445 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This watch has a similar style, but is much nicer imo.

u/SWAGMASTER_FLEX · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The Citizen Eco Drive is a fantastic watch, great for everyday use. I paired it with the NATO band and it looks very sharp!

u/mfein123 · 3 pointsr/Watches

I am new to the watch & reddit game. Read posts on reddit and went out and got the Casio EF503D-1AV for $39.99 (Super deal somehow, thanks camelcamelcamel) + Croc strap $12.71 & the MDV106-1AV for $40.99 with the NATO strap for $5.95. Two watches and two straps for $99.64. I love them both. The straps are from Clockwork Synergy straps using a 15% coupon. Thanks for the help.
Amazon links:

u/blackcap · 3 pointsr/Watches

that is a very high price. currently available on amazon new for less than half that amount.

u/Noopz · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

What is the best recommendation for a leather band on a Seiko 5? For example this one:

I've been thinking about buying one lately.

u/PackingPanda · 3 pointsr/Watches

how it came. It started as an snk809

u/nessgreen · 3 pointsr/Watches

The font on the Xentum is pretty unique. If that's what you like most about the watch I'm not sure where to point you. That said, the Timex weekender has a similar simple white face and you could easily swap in a red nato strap for another $15 bucks. I'd recommend a Seiko809 over the Timex because I feel like it's better bang for your dollar but, to my knowledge, they do not offer it with a white face.

Something about that watch sorta reminds me of this Braun watch but I'm not sure swapping the strap would be as easy/possible.

u/fsh5 · 3 pointsr/Seiko

I think the Seiko 5 with the 2-piece fabric strap would be a great watch for an interested kid.

It's casual, an automatic, and smaller at 37mm. $79.99 for the blue on Amazon:

Seiko Men's SNK807 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Canvas Band

u/BananaOfDoom · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'll toss in my picks for watches under $100 as well. Seiko Series 5 Automatic and this Citizen Eco-drive. I really like the Seiko 5, and with a leather strap, it could be really sleek.

u/strolls · 3 pointsr/sailing

I had in mind something like this or this, but I think I was thinking of Timex, instead, I think /r/watches recommend them. 1, 2.

It's kinda late here now, so my mind is fuzzy.

Seiko: 1, 2

u/Offish · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I think this is your best bet:

These are going to be out of your target price range, but maybe you'll be interested to know that there are similar Hamilton vintage watches out there.

u/BovineRearrangement · 3 pointsr/europe

> Really made me think how suddenly we've been having these (very-organized,some would say forced)pro-EU marches across eastern europe, it's like there's something there who wants to divide the people...

That statement would go well with this tinfoil hat you can buy for only $9,99! Too bad it's not in stock anymore - it's been in really high demand around these parts lately.

u/Wheezin_Ed · 3 pointsr/thelastofus

Like you said, it doesn't look like the greatest watch and is way overpriced for what it is. I suspect you might get a similar quality watch or even better by getting parts yourself.

If anyone is interested in doing this, I took the liberty of finding a few watches with faces that look somewhat like Joel's, especially the first which is probably perfect.

Watch 1

Watch 2

Watch 3

Lastly, just buy the green NATO strap separate and you should be good. This one is cheap and comes with a tool.


None are exact, but considering most don't like the cartoonish look of the official one, I think there's some personal choice. Hope this helps everyone!

u/themightyguapo · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

There's a reason MFA (and other sources) consistently recommend the Timex Weekender over just about any other sub-$100 watch. It's simple, it's versatile and the easily-exchanged watchband means it can match just about anything. It has garnered me far more compliments than a $30 watch should.

Unfortunately, that Casio is complicated, incredibly informal, and digital - which adds up to a significantly less fashionable, more despised watch than you probably want on your wrist.

u/hipsterasshipster · 3 pointsr/Portland

Depending on what you are looking for, here are a couple of recommendations to keep your eyes peeled for while shopping. You might be able to find them at various stores around town, but I’ve sourced mine from Amazon with no issues:

Casio Men's AE1200WHD-1A Stainless Steel Digital Watch - World Time

This guy looks sharp, has a metal band, and hosts quite a few features such as: light, alarm, timer, stopwatch, and date display. Kind of a “dad watch” but very clean and practical for the price.

Casio Men's MDV106-1AV 200M Duro Analog Watch, Black

This is a cool diver watch that is a huge bang for your buck. It looks quite a bit more expensive than it actually is. Has a one-way rotating bezel (dive function) that is very secure, a locking crown, and you can swap the band to tailor the look to what you are wearing. It is actually water resistant and I have seen people use it while diving. I put a striped nylon strap on mine to get that James Bond Rolex Submariner vibe.

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

This is probably my personal favorite. You can get it in a couple of different color schemes and I got mine (black) for around $60. This is an automatic watch so there are no batteries. It winds as you move, which is great if you wear it everyday, but not so much if you swap it out for a couple of days. It’s pretty small and lightweight and the lume (glow in the dark, Seiko is usually regarded at being very good for it) on the face is insane. While backpacking I’ve woken up in the middle night with the face still glowing as if I had just flashed it with light. You can swap the band on this as well, and I’ve found the NATO straps to be a little nicer than the standard canvas strap. It’s isn’t as dressy, but definitely a great watch. The movement is also a pretty unique Japanese movement that scrolls like most higher end watches instead of “tick tick tick” which can be loud and annoying at times.

There is also the Timex Weekender option. They are pretty cheap and you can find them everywhere. They are available in a ton of color options so for $100 you could probably grab a few different styles. They make a bunch of designs of them as well, but they are definitely just cheap everyday watches and can be quite loud.

u/EbayNachos · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/Kda5h · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Casio Marlin. Punches above its weight at a very reasonable price.

Then theres the Seiko Skx007 if you want a better quality entry level automatic diver.

u/pelicularities · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'd try to build this EDC with the assumption that I could keep it for years (if not indefinitely):

Wallet: allett Ultra Slim Sport Wallet - $15

Knife: Opinel No. 6 Carbon - $12

Multitool: Leatherman Style PS - $25

Light: Olight i3s - $15

Pen: Zebra Sarasa Clip - $3

Watch: Timex Weekender - a variant under $30

I EDC a Style PS right now, and have EDCed the Olight i3s and Zebra Sarasa Clip in the past. I own (but have never EDCed) an Opinel No. 8 stainless, and it's excellent, but I wish it were smaller and could sharpen up even more, so No. 6 carbon it is. I've handled allett wallets in stores and trust their usability and quality. The Timex Weekender is the only one on this list that I haven't had direct experience with, but it's the cheapest watch I could find that I'd feel I could keep for a long time.

I would consider any tailstanding AAA light under $15 with a reasonable high and low. I went with the Olight i3s because I've used it, but I'd also take the Lumintop Worm or Thrunite Ti3 if I could get it under $15.

u/megadookie · 3 pointsr/Watches

Not sure if it is /r/watches worthy, but I recently got the Citizen EcoDrive BM8180-03. Simple face, no complications, day of week. Solar cell. I replaced the canvas strap with a black leather strap. You can find them for $80-120.

u/Do_Not_Go_In_There · 3 pointsr/Watches

Timex has some watches, specifically the Expedition model, that fit in that price range, are 40mm dials, and have some darker models, but doesn't have lume, instead you push the crown down and it lights up. The bands are nylon or leather. They go for around $40 USD. The Weekender might work too. They're very good watches, but be warned that Timex watches tend to tick loudly.

Then there's the Casio dive watches (the MDV106 gets recommended a lot, but mostly because of it's appearance, there are other models that you might prefer over it, just search for "casio dive"), it has lume (e: the lume on these watches is apparently not that great, thanks /u/mojojojoborras) and is about $10-35 USD. It has a plastic band. It's very big though (44mm, I'm told the size on amazon is wrong), and some don't have arabic numerals.

Then there's the Seiko 5 SNZG17K1 if you want an automatic watch, it is 42 mm black watch face and with lume and a dark grey metal band. Amazon has it for $169 USD. Since it's automatic you will likely need to set the time each morning (unless you buy a watch winder).

I can vouch for Timex and Casio being solid brands, and have an Expedition myself that works great (with a new strap at least), and Seiko is a brand that a lot of people here recommend very often.

u/Xiphoid_Process · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Paid $29 for mine on Amazon. Bought three different ones at that price and love 'em all!

u/grand_royal · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I just got my first Seiko 5. The watch is on the smaller side, so it actually fits under my dress shirts. It is very nice reasonably priced workhorse of a watch. It seems to hold its time perfectly, +/- 1 second over 3-4 days. I will probably change the band to leather, but that is not a big deal. I may end up getting one in another color, I like it that much.

u/YesIWantThat · 3 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SNK809 is a great watch for starters and is very popular in this sub. The Timex Weekender is an alternative if you're a little tight on the budget or prefer quartz over automatic watches. And finally there is also the Classic Gold Casio if your teenager in particular wants to be a true OG.

u/enano9314 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I just bought this TimeX Weekender with an olive band. I normally wear watches with leather straps or rubber, but I have noticed that the holes on this watch seem to really be pulling, even after just a few wears. Using the 3rd hole is much too loose and causes the watch to flop all over my wrist, and using the 4th hole is a much more comfortable fit, but causes the hole to "pull" a fair bit, but it is still loose enough for me to fit my finders under. So I don't understand why this band seems to be doing this, it doesn't feel cheap!

Any ideas?

u/theFunkiestButtLovin · 3 pointsr/EDC

dude! I was going to post this exact watch today. a true classic. the watch has history, and is iconic.

the band gets sweaty, though. I replaced it with a gray perlon strap from amazon. now it's super lightweight and the band keeps dry. you do need to wash the perlon band in the shower or it will get stinky.

if you like this watch, I would recommend the seiko 5 of your choice, also paired with a perlon strap. you can easily slide the seiko 5 on and off different colors of perlon band. I like the cream-face seiko 5 for how well it pairs with any strap color.

are all colors that go well with that watch.

u/svickn · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Well, depending on the version it could use either. I've got one that is 20mm and a friend has an 18mm. If you can find your weekender on Amazon you ought to be able to find the band width listed. For instance:

u/ezanagar · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/RandomLatte · 3 pointsr/Watches

> cktail?
> I've been looking and the cheapest is on ebay for 370 but hesitant cuz ebay but from a grey dealer from Japan. Long island just restock and up their prices and it's pretty high 430? Or something.

On amazon it's 410 but the price jumps around. I bought it from amazon for 353 shipped in summer 2015.

u/dyslexicsuntied · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

Don't forget your mandatory phone inspection equipment:

1, 2 and 3

u/bscepter · 3 pointsr/Watches

I've been eyeing this guy for a couple of years now. It almost seemed too good to be true for the price, but now that it's on my wrist, I can see why this has become a cult watch of sorts.

Fit and finish are excellent. The rotor is finished with Geneva waves, which is a nice touch on an otherwise undecorated movement. And the face is just gorgeous. It’s not as blue as it looks in the Amazon listing, but it does have a hint of blue, depending on the light. It comes with a patent-leather strap on a deployant clasp, which is a classy touch.

The only issue I have is its size. Up until now, my largest watch has been my 16610 Submariner, which is a 40mm watch, including its bezel. This is a 40mm watch with a larger face than the sub, so it just seems huge to me. Plus, my dressier watches (Datejust, Vulcain, Omega) are vintage, so they’re smaller (36mm, 35mm and 34mm), which makes this seem quite large. I’m sure I’ll get used to it though.

In any case (pun not intended), it’s a heck of a lot of watch for the price.

u/Meriath · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Just bought a Seiko SNK803 with a beige dial. Not a fan of the strap, so I'm buying new ones. Debating which one of these leather straps I should buy:

Lighter brown leather strap

Darker brown leather strap

u/MrVoila · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I don't know how similar this really is or the quality of it, but I found this Bulova 96B104 on Amazon.

u/Laschow · 3 pointsr/minimalism

I've been saving up to get a simple but fairly elegant dress watch that might be up your alley.

u/TheEternal21 · 3 pointsr/gifs

This may help.

u/vanillamode · 3 pointsr/Watches

take a look through Citizen's x-large watches? They usually go for cheaper than the prices listed on the site

Casio G-shock also has a lot of large watches, and are near indestructible

there's also the Casio Edifice line

and the Casio Duro is a classic as well

Timex Expedition and Ironman too

and Seiko Solar

u/SirLaxer · 3 pointsr/Watches

Exactly. A watch is like a pair of shoes: you wouldn't wear penny loafers when going out for a run, and you wouldn't wear sneakers at a funeral. There are a ton of different kinds of watches (like the Rolex Submariner compared to an Omega Speedster...different functions for different types of people and different activities), and within those categories there are different stylistic choices that are based on personal tastes (modern and sleek, big and bulky, etc).

I could recommend something like the Hamilton Khaki Field, or something like a Seiko diver, or a Citizen Eco-Drive chronograph, or the popular Seiko SARB065. Very different watches for different types of people and different occasions.

u/playzintrafik · 3 pointsr/Watches

I myself have been looking into getting a dress watch and i have come up with some things that I think would help you.

[A Bulova] ( that you might like. (I've been looking at this one for myself)

[Or this Sekio] (

I hope I was of some help!

u/vese · 3 pointsr/Watches

It doesn't look good in the pictures on the website, same as a lot of watches... eg the cocktail time

Looks way better in person.

u/hijsey · 3 pointsr/Watches

Casio Duro MDV106-1A

Casio Men's MDV106-1AV 200M Duro Analog Watch, Black

u/Ranger19 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

~$100. I've found some Citizen and Seiko watches online like this, this, and this one. I'm looking for something that's not too busy that could also be worn in a more formal setting.

u/Tallgeese3w · 3 pointsr/Watches

Top of the list is the Orient Explorer, I've always wanted a slide rule watch and I think this one is a real beaut for the price.

Next up is a Seiko 5 beige I want a nice watch that can go with any casual outfit, I plan to put a bond nato on it

Last but not least another Orient, I've agonized over which watch to get that has that retro 50's flair that i love but it came down to the tissot visodate and the Orient bambino in the end I went with Orient because when I saw the tissot in person at a watch shop it just didnt look like a 500 dollar watch to me the band especially looked cheap and plasticky :(, I've seen the bambino in person too and i was honostly floored by the quality of it. I dont think the Orient logo goes well with the 50's style but I'm willing to overlook it. I think eventually I'll get a Hamilton Jazzmaster of some kind but for now I'll settle for the Orient.

u/Honhon_comics · 3 pointsr/europe

Here you need one of those

u/Desmocratic · 3 pointsr/Watches

Well, I have always thought the 'Cocktail Time' Seiko is pretty dressy for under $1K, The top review on Amazon "THE best dress watch you will find under $1,000", need I say more ;)

u/Aype · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

With your budget, the three best options (in my opinion) would be a [Tissot Visodate,] ( a Seiko Cocktail Time, or an Orient Bambino. These are the best sub $500 dress watches you can get. Check out /r/watches simple questions thread if you have any more questions

u/musashi66 · 3 pointsr/Watches

There is only one answer for cheap and nice divers if SKX is too expensive - Casio Duro

u/LegalAss · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Ecru bomber jacket

I dig the jacket a lot but would maybe prefer something with the more classic zipper look, like this. Any recs?

I also like this Seiko 5 watch, would probably replace the strap with some dark leather. Someone make me pull the trigger.

u/allan37825 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Hi yall,

I am new to this hobby and looking for a low-cost watch that is casual smart. I've read way too many reviews, but still cannot decide which one deserves my hard earn cash.

Current Options:

u/ernieb595 · 3 pointsr/Watches

With that kind of budget you've got a lot of options!

Some qualifying questions, though for more specific recommendations: Automatic, Mechanical, or Quartz (or do you care)? General dress (suit, business casual, etc..)? Wrist size?

Some off the cuff ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) suggestions:

Tissot Visodate

Orient Bambino

Junkers Bauhaus

Seiko Cocktail Time This one is flashier than it sounds like you want but Jesus Christ is it beautiful..


Just to name a few!

u/hclpfan · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

Sure, but would you buy one of these?

u/Sir_freecandy · 3 pointsr/Watches

Camera was malfunctioning, hence the weird spots on the photos. Sorry.

The spec

  • 38mm diameter
  • Japanese quartz
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Dark-brown strap
  • 20mm lug width

    I bought this timepiece from the Island Watch online store for $99. I was a little bit concerned because the model number was indicated on the website wrongly. However, turns out that it was a simple error and no problem at all.

    Great place to buy a watch. They give out free cleaning clothes too.

    I was also interested in Bulova 96B104. But figured out the Orient has sapphire crystal.

    A short review

  • Face was little more reflective(or glossy) than I expected. But looks good.
  • Strap was little more dark & glossy than I thought. Looks great.
  • Strap color seemingly changes between dark brown and black depending on the lighting.
  • The "Water Resist" written in cursive letter doesn't bother the simple look at all.
  • Awesome overall

    I will come back with performance review later.

u/super_sheriff · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Might I suggest an SKX007? They're beautiful watches and they pay homage to the submariner, but don't come off as a carbon copy or a replica/fake. Might I also suggest getting the skx007 and a metal bracelet with some straps? He can swap out the straps to match outfits on the fly. Really convenient.

Here's the watch
Seiko Men's SKX007K Diver's Automatic Watch

This bracelet is awesome
22mm Super Oyster Type II watch band for SEIKO Diver SKX007/009/011 Curved End

u/rx72000 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Seiko. Will likely want a chronograph at some point but let him pick that. Here is what I would go for
SEIKO MECHANICAL × Shinobu Ishigaki SARB065 Men's. On sale and in budget at Amazon.

u/X-FER · 3 pointsr/Watches

Great review. It's still $57 on Amazon, it's an excellent price for an automatic. But I figure with that price, you get what you pay for. Thought about getting one of these myself.

u/pittsburgh924 · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/jwestbrook23 · 3 pointsr/NavyBlazer

its a seiko 5 w a nato strap.

u/notaneggspert · 3 pointsr/EDC

This is pretty much what I always have on me if I know I'll need a lighter, or a pen, or a bottle opener I'll grab something a little easier to use. But 99 times out of 100 I've got this as a bare minimum on my person.

Benchmade Griptillian

Seiko SKX007 on a Perlon band

Victorinox Classic SD

Split Pea lighter

Maratac flash light

Pico Titanium bottle opener

Corsair Voyager flash drive

Delrin pill container

Telescoping Pen

A&P ring

Runt Clip

u/MintyHippo21 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Owner of SNK809, and I don't know if another automatic watch can compete with it at the price point. Solid build quality, keeps good time, not large (I hate big watches despite having bigger wrists), great company behind it, and it has the field watch look that I think is great for everyday wear. I insist that if buying, you buy new strap(s) as the one it comes with it garbage.

u/Unknown_dino · 3 pointsr/Watches
This should fix it up so much you’ll think it’s brand new!

u/Mr_Skittles · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/AsianEnigma · 3 pointsr/Watches

For quartz I would recommend Citizen. Maybe something like this?

(A little over your price I know)

However if your reason for wanting Quartz is because you don't want to wind a mechanical, why not get an Automatic?
(Also available in Blue, Green, And Tan.)

also could you elaborate on what you want in the face of the watch? And measure your wrist circumference so we can judge how big of watch you can wear without it looking comical.

EDIT: I should clarify. An automatic watch is a mechanical watch that has a weighted piece in the back, called a rotor, which swings with the movement of your arm. The rotor winds the watch. And if you wear it everyday. It will probably never die on you.

u/Ignutsk · 3 pointsr/EDC

My EDC consists of:

u/nrq · 3 pointsr/Watches

The Casio A158W is a cheap digital everyday watch that doesn't look like one of those plastic G-Shocks, I have one myself and like it a lot.

u/boss99er · 3 pointsr/Watches

Its really tough to beat a Seiko in the price range you're shopping in. It pretty much comes down to picking what you like. If you want a watch that is automatic and VERY well made, check out the Seiko SKX007. Hard to beat!

Get a couple dressier straps and you can wear it with anything!

u/permaorangefingers · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/tropicflite · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

With shipping it's still $10 less than Amazon

u/OPQuitYourBS · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/Transmaniacon89 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Casio Men's A158WA-1DF Stainless Steel Digital Watch

The black one with rubber strap is like $10.65.

u/Teaotic · 3 pointsr/Watches

Yeah i mean if people are calling it ugly, they don't get it.

Casio took one of the world's cheapest watches, and blinged it out. It's hilarious, really. Like people wear cheap digital watches, and all-gold watches, but all-gold cheap digital watches?

It's like a mashup between HBO's Silicon Valley and a low budget Rap video.

But even without the Japanese/hipster irony factor, it's a well-designed, highly-functional watch, in a bigger slightly more masculine form than their standard A158WA-1.

u/impactaoi · 3 pointsr/Watches

It should be this with a custom strap.

u/hbaas · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

My current daily watch is an omega dynamic that I'm very happy with.

It's expensive, but seiko makes some similar watches in your price range.

Or, another low budget favourite of mine is the orient ray. It's a decent quality, nicely designed diver.

u/jjsevier · 3 pointsr/Watches

Congratulations! That's awesome. My wife (was fiance at the time) bought me my first automatic as an engagement gift. It was not, however, equivalent to the cost of the engagement ring. Seiko 5 SNK809. She also bought me a PS4 and that still didn't get close to 10% of the ring. I'd never complain, best money I've ever spent.

u/curryisforGs · 3 pointsr/WatchesCirclejerk

Here, this Seiko fits the bill perfectly, should do better than anything else you can get. Plus you can wear it at all occasions, super classy.

u/pepe_le_shoe · 3 pointsr/Watches

Best: Ventus Mori. (image from worn&wound preview article)

I intended to back the kickstarter, forgot about it, and hadn't set a reminder, then after the kickstarter ended, I saw it again, shit myself thinking I'd missed out, so when I saw they were available for pre-order on the website, I pulled the trigger immediately on the brass bezel version with regular lume. I even lucked out because right before they started shipping, the guy who makes them emailed me to ask if I wanted the vintage lume version instead, because they had some of those left, and I said yes after spending a long time looking at the photos. I'm glad I switched because the vintage lume looks really awesome, and goes really well with the warm brass tone of the watch case.

Don't have any pics of my own to share because it's actually a birthday gift, and it's not actually my birthday yet, but I had a good look at it when it arrived and I love it.

Worst: Casio A158WA-1

Not a costly mistake, but despite looking really cool, this thing is unwearable because of how the bracelet constantly catches on my arm hair. My wife wears it and seems to be getting on with it, my arms aren't even that hairy but it just wasn't happening.

u/Billy_Brubaker · 3 pointsr/Watches

$15 on Amazon, just do it.

Edit- honestly, I like my F-91W way more though.

u/tcypher · 3 pointsr/BacktotheFuture
u/ilovefatgirls · 3 pointsr/nostalgia

Hell ya! And only $14.99
Amazon is about to sell out of stock I do believe.

u/hotlappz · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For the price range, I'd recommend an MVMT watch but if you're restricted to amazon I would definitely recommend this Bulova or this Skagen

u/Stiff_Tacos · 3 pointsr/EDC

Weekender is about the only decent thing in that price range. I would splurge a little more though and get the Seiko 809 Great entry level mechanical watch.

u/Gomestradamus · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I bought this one several months ago and I'm very pleased with it for the price. Typically swap out the black watch strap with a brown one but I use both.

u/reverendnathan · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

Here's a video of one in action. The slide rule was replaced by the calculator, which in turn replaced the slide rule watch with the calculator watch, which is absolutely the best way to get your ass kicked and high school for being such a dork.

That said, I think it's awesome if you know how to operate a slide rule in this day and age. People'll be like, "What are you doing to your watch over there?", and then you'll all be like, "Bitch, I'm doing science"!

u/Jefferylaw · 3 pointsr/Watches

If you're interested in automatics, Seiko has a bunch of great options within budget.
If you have a large wrist or just like larger watches, this is a really nice auto field watch:
The SNK800 series has a similar aesthetic, but smaller and cheaper. This one is black, but they make versions in cream, blue, green, and red:
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap
Or you could try a dive watch. Seiko just discontinued the SKX series, but there are still plenty to be found, and right around $200:
Seiko Divers Automatic Deep Blue Dial Mens Watch SKX009K1

u/Lifebystairs · 3 pointsr/Watches

I really like Casio calculator watches but the crappy rubber straps always disintegrate after a few months. Would any kind of NATO strap work on it? Somebody has done it but I dunno how these things work. And would it be possible to reinforce the strap connection thingies? Yes, I know these give serious Walter White / Mr. Bean vibes but chicks dig it.

u/Cyclebikes · 3 pointsr/Rowing

Link for the lazy And if you really want to get fancy you could get this.

u/Kingfisher_ybw · 3 pointsr/belgium

Rolex's are like Mont Blanc pens, they are pretty crap (for the price). A Rolex always runs late, which is a pretty crap thing for a watch. And the buckle is flimsy.


For me the definitive watch is the Omega Seamaster. And then there is always this classic

u/UsErNaMe-NoT_TaKeN · 3 pointsr/Watches

I'm 17 years old, so pretty similar in age. I just bought myself about 2 weeks ago a Seiko SNK809 and put a cheap leather strap on it which altogether cost me $70. Here is a picture of it. From the photo, the strap looks black but it really is dark brown. I put some wax on the leather to waterproof it right when I got it and holds up pretty good. The metal case scratches pretty easily but it's it still looks ok. The watch looses about 15 seconds a day.

If you are looking at something more accurate, get a Quartz, such as a Timex weekender for $50.

u/ResearchAccounting · 3 pointsr/Watches

This was my first automatic. I just wish I could find it!

u/FlippinFlags · 3 pointsr/onebag
u/Has_Two_Cents · 3 pointsr/EDC

$15 on Amazon

u/mbt77 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Get a Seiko 5 and a silicone strap for it. The watch is a tough beater and the rubber strap will dry off quickly and not deteriorate. If you want to spend a little more you can get a diver with a screw down crown that is even more water resistant.

u/GrappaEVinci · 3 pointsr/italy

il cronometro, comodissimo per me che lo uso in palestra, non credo che quello analogico lo abbia

e poi imho quello digitale è più carino

edit: oppure spendi poco più e vai su questo che fa molto Walter White (e Marty McFly)

u/lpd10574 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Not the OP, but it looks like this Casio watch

u/kingwroth · 3 pointsr/Android

you can have this

u/_Loomie · 3 pointsr/Watches

As others said, a quartz movement is probably better if you're working physically outdoors. I would look into this watch if you want somethign maybe a littel more sturdy for cheap. Maybe buy this for work and a seiko automatic for after hours?

u/Itistacotime · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/gyang333 · 3 pointsr/Watches

I very highly doubt your wrist is 4 inches, which is what 10cm is...

how about something like this?

u/i3r1ana · 3 pointsr/funny

The picture in this post cuts it off, but in the bottom of the review the guy says:

> Knocked off a star because the screen seems to lack some contrast. Not sure if it's permanent or the battery is low. Can't recharge the battery, so I don't know.

u/tonywork88 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Surface Pro 3
Leather journal
LG G3 – Work phone
Samsung Galaxy S4 – Personal phone
Dockers wallet
Sunglasses – Don’t know what brand
Casio Calculator watch
Casio Edifice watch
16GB USB Drive

Leatherman 830850 Skeletool CX

Victorinox Cadet Swiss Army Knife

Assassin's Creed Templar Ring

Generic Mini-flashlight

LOST DHARMA Failsafe Key necklace
Fisher Military Space Pen
Sharpie black fine point pen
Visol "Ultra Slim" Stainless Steel Flask

~Not Pictured~

Kor water bottle

Withings Pulse

Klipsch S4 earbuds

u/-BigBoss- · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Boots? Leather? Brown? 100 dollars? Clark's Desert Boots seem like a good match for you. Here

u/ZTL · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

The idea seems cool, but yeah I agree with you, rather go for an established brand and for the same price (with sales) this watch is unbeatable.

u/cp5184 · 3 pointsr/Watches

For bauhaus watches you might want to look at mondaine or braun.

With the more military look, these are always popular there are a few choices of dial color, and you can get a better case for a little more money.

This kinda fits and would be good for a bartender


don't know yhis brand

u/DocmanCC · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife


Simple, analog, self winding, and a mechanical movement with proven durability. If it's a daily wearer you'll probably never find it dead. I get about wind 16 hours out of it if I skip a day. It is a bit on the small side (38mm) compared to other contemporary watches, but should be pretty close to your old Timex. Seems like watches are getting bigger by the year these days. Be sure to check out the customer pics on Amazon.

The citizen The_Thought_Police posted elsewhere is a solid choice as well.

u/SkullGuy · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have got this seiko 5 watch with some different nato bands. Very basic but I like it.

u/Attuma · 3 pointsr/Watches

Are you referring to this?

Also, great point about the size of the watch. Just take my word for it when I say that I don't think that any of them have really large wrists/forearms that would make a small watch look weird.

u/lc3v1n3212 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

would you recommend tan or dark brown for the military green seiko 5?

u/DanOlympia · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I really like this super-thin Skagen watch, as well as this Bulova, though the strap is black, not brown.

EDIT: I guess links with prices and info might be useful -



u/screwyoudaniel · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

ALMOST bought one a couple days ago, and Im so glad I read the reviews.
Seiko 5 is a much better option IMO

u/gilbertAAA · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice


olive parka - 60

blackwatch flannel - 30

unbranded raw denim - 88

clarks desert boots - price varies but its in your budget

this is a good basic fall/winter starter kit.

u/Hellyeahseansu · 3 pointsr/MaleFashionMarket
u/ericfg · 3 pointsr/Watches

{This]( is a good choice. Very respectable brand.

u/aka_Citizen_Snips · 3 pointsr/TeenMFA

-wear them with any kind of long pants. Good chukkas fit everything from biz caz to caz caz.

-I'll break down some options:

cheap tier: sigh Clark's Desert Boots in Beeswax, $120

mid tier: Cole Haan Winter Colton Chukka Boot, $228

expensive tier: Red Wing Heritage Men's Beckman Chukka, $320

u/Spartan_029 · 3 pointsr/edc_raffle

bruh, you could get three and have room a couple of these bad boys with FIVE SIX subdials each!

u/KamikazeRain · 3 pointsr/Watches

You definitely have options here. As the other person said there are a lot of different Seiko 5's that are pretty minimalist and under $100, so you could just pick any one and buy with confidence. All of the Seiko 5's will be mechanical automatics.


I also second the Timex recommendation. You should check out the Fairfield Collection and the Metropolitan which are both quartz. One thing to note about Timex is that the ticking can be pretty loud on some of their watches. It bothers some people, some it doesn't. Just take that into account if you work in a quiet environment because it will be audible. The Metropolitan does not have this problem as it lacks a second's hand, and neither do many of their chronographs or sub-seconds.


For something a little more dressy there's the Orient Capital v2 quartz. Idk how flexible you are on price, but for a little but more you can get the Orient gen. 2 v3 Bambino. The Bambino line are automatics, and come in a variety of different styles and colors all for around $100 - $200.


From Citizen in that style take a look at the BE9170 which is a standard quartz sub-seconds. But what Citizen has really become known for is their Eco-Drive movement, which is a fancy way of saying solar-powered (Seiko and some other brands do solar-powered watches, but Citizen arguably does it the best). My picks for you would be the Chandler (also comes in black and a dark blue), or the AU1040-08E/AU1043-00E which are all solar. Again, not sure if you're flexible on pricing, but for a bit more you have the NH8350 line which are mechanical automatics, and for a bit more than that there's the AU1080 line which are solar, and also net you a very scratch resistant sapphire crystal.


Some that are a little above budget, but worth mentioning is the Tissot Everytime line to scratch that "Swiss Made" itch, which are Swiss quartz and have sapphire crystals, and the more obscure Tisell Bauhaus, a Miyota mechanical automatic coming from a Korean watchmaker and which is pretty much a direct copy of the Nomos Tangente, but is still a reputable brand nonetheless.


In general for under or around $100 the main brands you're probably going to want to be looking at are Casio, Timex, Bulova (the 96B104 and 97B100, for example), Citizen, Seiko, and Orient.

u/Granite_State · 3 pointsr/Watches

Have you considered putting a quality tan strap on the Seiko SNK809?

u/Paumanok · 3 pointsr/EDC

I daily a seiko 5 SNK809, this one. It's a mechanical automatic watch. The hands and dots for each number glow. it's a little thick and the band it comes with sucks but I replaced it with a thin leather NATO strap. I recommend it highly. It gives a very accurate time, needs no batteries, and looks great. It costs as much as a normal timex right now and the second hand is really smooth.

The actual point of this is that it's a little bit thicker than a weekender but with that thickness you get a mechanical timepiece with a clear back to show off the movement. You've probably seen the watch on here before. it seems that everyone in /r/Watches has one.

u/sexyhatguy · 3 pointsr/Watches

Look no further:

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

u/Bored_I_R_L · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

60 pounds on

They go cheaper than this too. I got one a few years ago for about 40 I think

u/Tirfing88 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Hi! Is a Seiko below $100 good? I've been eyeing this one:

Please let me know what you think about that one, or if you have any better recommendations. Price below 100 and I don't need chronos or the like. Just hour numbers, preferably non-roman.

u/swatch_crotch · 3 pointsr/Watches

The Seiko 5 (SNK809) is pretty much the 'go to' lower budget field (military) style watch around here. It's well within your budget, is automatic, is very well made, and has a cool display back. Additionally it's on the smaller size. With the money you'll save you can get a decent strap for him with it, or even a combination of straps.

u/kr0n0s · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Bushacres still come in real leather- it's just the sole that's synthetic.

Note the difference in the descriptions between the originals: "crepe sole."

and the bushacres: "man-made sole."

u/Kylehay101 · 3 pointsr/FrugalMaleFashionCDN

If you want a great "bang for your buck" watch, take a look at a Seiko 5. More specifically the SNK80 series. They are sub-$100. Automatic / Kinetic, so don't have to worry about batteries.

Plenty of colours as well, black, green, blue and beige. I would recommend swapping the fabric band for a NATO strap. Pick up a few different ones, dressy and casual.

I bought a black one a few months ago, and I wear it the most. Over some of more expensive ones including Citizen Eco-Drive, Michael Kors, Orient, and Hamilton.

u/Bizkit64 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

$77.75? Think another $7.75 isn't to bad? What they go for roughly at my local Clarks outlet.

u/woobwoobwoob · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Dang. To be fair, the company closed down, so I'm not too surprised - they're essentially just selling the leftovers now.

To be honest, I just got into this fashion thing recently (2 months ago?) myself. I can't say I know too many others specifically like the Simple in that price range, but a google image search for "chukka" or "desert boot" yields a ton of examples.

I'd check /r/frugalmalefashion for sales - for example, the Lands End Jackson Chukka is a good cheap alternative to the now-famous (and MFA classic) Clark's Desert Boot. I just got a pair myself, and they're very solid for the price. Admittedly they're more on the formal side than the Simple shoes, but there are plenty of less fancy chukka options (Vans even makes a pair, but their sole is kinda ugly IMO).

Unfortunately, it looks like they're sold out of the Tan ones, but if you don't mind a dark brown (better for winter) look, they might have your size hanging around. Other good options are the current half-annual Nordstrom's sale, and the Anniversary Nordstrom sale which hits July 20.

I'd be patient and stay observant. Something always come along :).

u/nickkon1 · 3 pointsr/Watches

In addition to the other two replies: As alternatives you might want to look into Seiko. They have a lot of watches that might suite you.
This or this from Bulova look similar to the DW ones.
Maybe even a Tissot Watch although they might be more expensive, but have Sapphire Crystals which are more scratch resistant.

I linked to Amazon because it has quite a nice panel showing pictures of the watches.

u/kladdkakan22 · 2 pointsr/sweden

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u/Sporkfortuna · 2 pointsr/Watches

Third on the Seiko 5. I wish the crystal was a bit more durable, but for an Automatic that you can get around $65, it's a bargain.

This is mine, I found a good deal at a local jewler and I wear it as a beater.

Not too retro, but some of the other styles are more so and it looks great with a leather band.

u/tweakzznation · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/AvernoCreates · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/surfingjesus · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Quick get each of them one of these

u/BlueWukong · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange

Sounds good, I'll shoot a PM your way when I get home from work today. For now, here is what it looks like via amazon

u/grymhyacinth · 2 pointsr/CanadianMOMs
u/kedvaledrummer · 2 pointsr/Watches

I am looking to get my dad a nice dress watch as a father's gift at my upcoming wedding. Due to the cost of the rest of the wedding I'd like to keep the price under $100. He doesn't wear a watch everyday, but he keeps commenting on my collection and how much he likes them. Three options I have come up with are:

Seiko SNK793: He has commented on liking my SNK795 before, and even with a nice leather strap this will be under $100.

Orient Symphony: Orient is my favorite brand, and I know my Dad would really get a kick out of me telling him that. Plus this is a nice watch.

Citizen Eco Drive AW1236--03A: I don't know a ton about Eco Drives but they seem like a great option for someone who doesn't wear a watch every day.

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u/NAKED_AND_JAMESON · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

So, both of the watches you linked are described as "fashion brand" watches. This means that a popular clothing company has taken a pre-existing quartz movement (usually) then put it into a casing of their choosing and branded it. These watches generally won't break, but they are usually poorer quality than watches made by genuine watch brands at approximately the same price point.

Timex is a good starting point for watches. They look good, hold up well, and generally have very few issues. They're also fairly inexpensive. They typically use quartz movements. Quartz movements use circuit boards and batteries to operate the watch. They're accurate, but the cheapest method for creating a watch.

The second primary method for a operating a watch is automatic movements. These can either be hand-wound by the dial on the side of the watch, or they use a small weight in the watch to automatically (see: name) wind the watch as you move. As your arm moves, the weight spins around and winds up the watch. Automatic watches are more expensive generally, but usually also higher quality.

A good brand for automatic starter watches is Orient. They have a number of offerings in the ~$100-$150 price range that are very very good quality for the money you're paying.

Here are some specific recommendations for watches that are a great bang-for-buck ratio:

  1. Orient Mako II (automatic, $169, "dive watch" style).

  2. Orient Bambino (automatic, $159, "formal" style).
  3. Timex Weekender (quartz, $37, casual)

  4. Seiko 5 Automatic (automatic, $70, "formal" style).

    Generally speaking, most watches from Timex, Seiko, and Orient are all great, quality starter watches. I personally own an Orient Mako II in pepsi, which I love. Feel free to PM or check out /r/watches for more information.
u/LightVoyager · 2 pointsr/Watches

I was earlier debating between two Seiko 5 watches. Either the Seiko SNK807 or the Seiko SNK793.

u/DoctorJohnZoidbergMD · 2 pointsr/Watches

Not to jerk too hard, but I feel like a Seiko 5 in this sort of style ticks most of the boxes: semi-classy, semi-casual, water resistant, pretty non-obtrusive fashion wise.

u/HALF-turtles-SHELL · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm not a fan of either. Budget watches that I would consider:

u/Tophattingson · 2 pointsr/ukpolitics

I think author of linked article needs to get one of these

u/remembertosmilebot · 2 pointsr/Watches

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Here are your smile-ified links:


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u/Runnerk20 · 2 pointsr/Watches

Torn between the 4 watches, which one should I get? Going to replace band with leather. All blue pieces.

Seiko Men's SNK807

Seiko 5 Men's SNK793

Seiko Men's SNE102

Seiko Men's SNKL07

u/Dilinski · 2 pointsr/worldpolitics

Bro I think you dropped this

u/Whiteknightnl · 2 pointsr/DerekSmart

Yeah, I just lurk here, and there. But If I see a giant cunt posting bullshit, I just can't resist temptation.

Oh and for your little conspiracy theory, Here you go buddy, next day delivery.

u/skipsmagee · 2 pointsr/Watches

From what I've seen, Stuhrling has a reputation of being sub-par, hyped, and inflated. For a quality yet budget-friendly dress watch, might I recommend the

  • Citizen Eco-Drive BM8240-03E, $100, with a black face and black leather band. Eco-Drives are solar-charged quartz and can run for months even in a sock drawer. They are reasonably durable, and I own several models. Or if you're set on a metal bracelet, you could try the

  • Seiko Solar SNE039, $90, also a solar-charged quartz;
  • Seiko 5 SNK793, $60, an automatic that charges by the movement on your wrist, but only stores enough power for 40 hours; or the
  • Seiko Kinetic SMY111, $120, which uses a swinging rotor like an automatic to charge a battery that runs a quartz movement. It has a longer power reserve than an automatic, and is probably worth the extra money than that Seiko 5 SNK793.
u/Thedanieljk · 2 pointsr/TeenMFA

The first link doesn't work. Second one isn't really my type of watch. I prefer simpler watches over sports watches. I wear this Seiko 5 with a leather strap.

u/CanadianHere-Sorry · 2 pointsr/Watches

I recently purchased the Seiko 5 SNK793. I had to immediately remove the cheap metal bracelet that it came with, and put it on CIVO's dark brown top grain leather with brown stitching quick release strap.

It's a really nice watch for what I paid ($65 + $29), I was able to grab it when the price dropped on Amazon, it's been bouncing around a lot the past couple weeks. And it satisfied a small hole that I had in my watch box of a classy dress watch. I like being able to wear it around with some khakis and a polo or jeans and a tee, it really goes with anything.

I love the 'sunburst-y' blue dial that really shines in the light, which pairs with the brown leather really well. Other than that, it's a dark face, and it works well with most things.

It is a bit small, I think I recall that the case size is only37mm, but for my smaller wrists, it wears really well.

Here's a bonus up-close shot of it, without my leg in the background.

u/ImADude13 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Alright - with all of those things is my advice. This Seiko 5 is well within your price range and can work in both casual and professional settings. I have one myself, and it's much better looking in person than in the stock photos. Additionally, at only 38mm wide and 11mm thick, it is quite small and won't look big on your wrist (I don't know your measurement, but you should be good). Now, you said you like leather - I suggest putting this hadley-roma strap on it. You may need a spring bar set to help you out, but it's really easy. These three purchases will still put you in at around $50 under budget and a sweet looking wrist piece. Also, if you're looking for what the final product will look like, here is mine with the exact same set up

u/red--jar · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Other than Seiko 5 you've got really slim pickings on your hands. If you're looking for something formal I'd say this: - but in all honesty I'd say save up about $250 and then start looking. /R/watches is a great resource

u/astylishfox · 2 pointsr/Watches

Seiko makes several blue faced watches that are much more like the Tissot, such as this one or this one. Also, Bulova makes a great watch with a blue dial, this Accutron. I know you said $300, but if you want something really food, Hamilton makes [a Viewmatic](

u/mseffner · 2 pointsr/Watches

Hey guys, I posted a few days ago for advice with buying my first ever watch. My new Seiko SNK793 just got here today and so far I love it, but I'm not a fan of the band (I don't like metal bands in general). I want to replace it with a leather band, but I'm not sure what exactly. According to the Amazon page, the watch uses a 18mm band.

What brands are best for good quality leather bands? Also, I don't know what color to get. The watch has a silver case with a very dark blue dial (almost black in average lighting), and I have pale white skin. This would be for everyday use. What colors would be appropriate?

I'd appreciate any advice or opinions.

u/wrinklemouse · 2 pointsr/Watches

> All I want is a heavy duty automatic watch.

I know it's not the brand you mentioned, but this seems to be the classic, reliable, automatic watch in this price range from what I've heard. You may be able to find it cheaper elsewhere, and I see even on Amazon the green/blue ones are cheaper.

u/DoctorTempleton · 2 pointsr/Watches

Here is an example on a more nato type strap
Not sure where you live but if you type in seiko 5 on amazon you will get a ton of options. Also off 20 seconds a day is normal in this price range. Usually the difference evens out as long as you move the watch around a decent amount while you are wearing it. If the watch stays in one position all day gravity will cause the escapement to increase its amplitude and thus damage the time keeping. I personally own a Sekio Pressage automatic with a NH35A movement with a similar amount of time lost perday if left still. If worn consistently you may only need to correct the watch every 3-5 days (which is pretty good btw). Hope this helps.

u/Peolr · 2 pointsr/Watches

Seiko Flieger

It's either that or a swiss made watch with a mechanical ETA what you want. If you really don't have around 1000€-1500€ to spend, I think the Seiko is a fine pick.

u/selway- · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko SNK809. $50 on Amazon. Automatic with day/date complication. Sized for small wrists. Looks great and a step above Timex. Best automatic you can get for the price IMO.

u/MountainQuark · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange
u/SnoopyLupus · 2 pointsr/Watches

Im completely nicking this from a thread last week, but (a) I have one and (b) it was a great suggestion. How about a Seiko SNK809. It’s quite small and based on an old pilots watch. You could also get these NATO straps for it so he can change the look. The grey one is very similar to the one James Bond wears.

u/NormalVector · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/Aceofspades25 · 2 pointsr/skeptic

It's dangerous to go alone, take this

u/terafunker · 2 pointsr/Watches

Definitely one of these two variants of the Seiko 5: the SNK809 or the SNKK27

u/grapefruitspoon · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Seiko 5 is a pretty good deal at $50 right now. That's its lowest price ever, I think.

u/Only_Normal_One · 2 pointsr/Watches

Hey man love your work! Not trying to argue your price points, but the SNK809's can be found for around 50$ on amazon. I'm not sure if it matters which country you're in but heres a link Just wanted to make sure you weren't spending more money on them than you need to. Anyways, continue the fantastic work!

u/jimmy_rigger · 2 pointsr/politics
u/confoundedjoe · 2 pointsr/Watches

Seiko 5. Great everyday watch. Barely above your budget.

u/ninjamike808 · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange

I don't have one for sale, but Amazon has this one for a good price, imo

u/frmmtl · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For watches, I've owned smart watches (pebble and a moto 360) and own many analog watches. I prefer analog to a fitness or smart watch any day of the week if your primary purpose is to have a watch on your wrist (and not an extension of your smart phone).

For watches, I have 3 recommendations, all under $100:

  1. Timex Weekender: This is a cheap, <$40 watch. Nothing too fancy but it's become somewhat of a staple. [Here's a link.](
  1. Seiko SNK809: This is a fantastic automatic watch. I have one on my wrist right now. It's a great intro to automatic watches. Link Here.
  2. MVMT watches. I've read a lot of good things about these. They have a very minimalist design which a lot of people like. Link here.

    Watches are extremely personal. The colour of dial, bezel, and strap can be endlessly customized. Gold tones are very popular right now though a black strap/silver or white dial will always be a classic.
    Another thing to consider is the size of the bezel. You'll want to pick the right size of watch depending on your wrist size.
u/ReddicaPolitician · 2 pointsr/FellowKids
u/Nayyyyy · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

In casual wear you don't really need to match leathers as much. Though some people prefer too.

Timex are generally good quality for the price point.

A few other options based on your words:

u/SvcdAR · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have this watch with this nato strap and love the combination. You can get both for under your $100 dollar budget and have an awesome automatic watch with a really nice strap.

u/skyleth · 2 pointsr/Watches

Try the Seiko SNZG15 or the smaller Seiko SNK809 for an affordable automatic that fits the style you seem to like.

Citizen is one of the best consumer brands around and have been doing Eco-Drive for over 20 years, I personally would not worry about their solar mechanism failing and/or repairs any more than the automatic Seiko's or the movements in the Hamiltons you listed above. So if you like the Citizen, go for it.

u/He_Himself · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For well under $100, you can get a Seiko SNK809, or a SNKE63, or nearly any other model under the Seiko 5 umbrella. There are tons of variants and it's easily modded if you want to personalize it.

u/Jorgeragula05 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The often recommended Timex Weekender and Seiko 5 are good options.

u/DuckSwagington · 2 pointsr/Warthunder
u/honicthesedgehog · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Surprised to see that Timex isn't getting more love. They make really solid pieces for a pretty affordable price - you can find their Weekender and Expedition lines for under $30 (and great cream dial options), either of which could be worked into business casual. I have a Fairfield Chrono that is one of my favorites for business casual outfits.

Another fan favorite is the Seiko SNK8 line (with black and cream options) - these are automatics instead of battery-powered which is fun (especially with the clear case back to see the movement), but you have to reset the time if you don't wear them every day. Seiko has all sorts of decent options under $100 too.

Orient (a Seiko subsidiary) is well known for being a quality entry-level brand. If you prefer diver style watches, the Mako/Ray automatic divers are stellar, and the ridiculous amount of Bambino models are fantastic dress watches that can easily be dressed down.

If you're looking to take the one quality watch versus several cheaper ones, I can't say enough good things about the Hamilton Khaki Field. It's pricier (~$450) but it fits with almost anything (casual, business casual, even masquerades as a dress watch at times) and I pretty much wear it almost exclusively these days. Of course, if you're willing to spend $500+, there are a dizzying amount of options out there.

Two other notes: don't worry too much about the strap color. Most default straps are low-quality and you can easily replace it with anything you want (spring bar tools are like $5). Second, I think the real issue most folks have with fashion watches is that they're just straight up overpriced (aka it's a $10 watch sold for $100+) and you can usually find off-brand versions of most everything on Ali Express. That said, if you really like a certain watch, forget the haters and just buy it - it's going on your wrist, not theirs.

u/WillNotStop · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I see that you wrote that everyone here seems to like the weekender. It's one of the better budget watches sub $50. It looks like you're open to suggestions, but seeing as how you're looking for affordable watches, I'll keep my suggestions under $100.

Might I suggest getting an automatic watch instead. Seiko 5's are incredibly popular as a first "real" watch, the most popular I've seen is probably the SNK809.

There's also the Citizen Eco-Drives with a lot of popular models such as this one, but keep in mind it's still a quartz (it's a quartz watch that automatically powers itself using a built in solar panel).

There are other watch makers (or even vintage like the affordable Vostok Amphibias) I suggest these two lines of watches because they are automatic watches from reliable watchmakers that make your watch more than just something to keep track of time, we have cellphones and other devices for that. You can find the suggested watches cheaper elsewhere than Amazon usually.

u/dessmond · 2 pointsr/Watches

I looked it up on amazon and it costs just over 70 bucks!

u/nychawk · 2 pointsr/motogp

> by Dorna and HRC as Marquez is their joint project in order to reduce and diminish Rossi's influence

paranoid much? I have something that could help -

u/dh405 · 2 pointsr/RepTime

> Seiko 5

Depending on bracelet choice, that's not much of a stretch..

u/swimatm · 2 pointsr/aviation

Is there a certain style you want? Here's some I recommend:

Timex Weekender or Weekender Chronograph

Seiko 5

Orient Flight

Swatch Sistem51 Irony (especially the Sistem Arrow)

Also, check out the $250 and under buying guide on r/watches

u/Myron-Gaines · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

You bastards are always giving me reasons to spend my money. That's a damn nice watch and will make a good replacement for my Timex Weekender. She's been a good watch fellas, but it's time to put her down.

Also, I hate to do this to you, but if you had Amazon Prime, you could've gotten it cheaper and faster.

u/_regtaf · 2 pointsr/EDC

Seiko 5 (model SNK809). It's a nice watch, I got mine just 2 days ago in the mail.

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 2 pointsr/USMCboot

Fucking boot.


There are three directions you can go with this.

  1. Keep it cheap, and bank on the reality that you're probably going to break it.
  • Timex IronMan, low-end G-Shock, anything rugged in the $50 & under range.
  1. Go all in with a digital wrist-computer.
  • No, not a real smart watch. Those are too high maintenance.
  • Maybe a Casio Pathfinder or something.
  • Something in the $200 range.
  • These do offer a whole array of functionality that can be useful in the field.
  • But these tend to be huge on the wrist and can snag on all kinds of shit.
  1. Go classy, non-digital.
u/SAIUN666 · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Daily wear for me until recently was a Seiko 5 Automatic SNK809 on a bond-pattern NATO strap. ^Not ^my ^photo, ^but ^looks ^the ^same. It's a mechanical watch that uses old-timey clockwork, and even has a display back so you can show people the gears and cogs inside. Cheapest way to get into mechanical watches without being flimsy Chinese stuff, around $75 plus however much you want to spend on a different strap.

I also have a retro Casio calculator watch as per Marty McFly which I'd pair with casual outfits if I felt like something different.

I've since joined the smartwatch crowd and daily wear a Moto 360 Sport with a custom watch face that I designed using an app.

u/CynicalPi · 2 pointsr/Watches

Hey guys, looking to spend <$120 on my first watch, I'd like to wear it daily as well as sports and nights out. I've looked at this Timex Chronograph as well as this Seiko and this cheaper Seiko. I value durability/reliability and comfort over style/functions. Was wondering if you guys could offer some advice.

Edit: Also I have a 7.1 inch wrist, I'd like the watch to not be as bulky as a g-shock for example.

u/VainLawliet · 2 pointsr/Watches

I was looking for something like this Seiko or even the [blue version] ( back when they were around 65 dollars but they have shot up in price. Is there anything with a similar look and price range? Just looking to use it casually.

u/GhostalkerS · 2 pointsr/Watches

A well regarded entry level diver, the Casio MDV106 might suit your needs. At this price point I would avoid an all black case, as the coatings used are on the cheap, and tend to wear quickly.

u/baldylox · 2 pointsr/Watches

You mentioned Citizen. There are some nice Eco-Drives that are affordable that I bet your son would like. They're durable and reliable, which is a must for a kid. You know it's going to take a beating.

I don't know anyone that has an Eco-Drive that has anything but glowing things to say about it.

Timex makes a 'My First Timex' watch that might be a good choice:

I'm looking around and finding a few more that fit the bill. For a 12-year-old, it's difficult because most modern watches are huge. I imagine that he wouldn't want a watch over 34mm or so - unless he's a really big 12-year-old.

Seiko makes a very affordable automatic that he may like:

At 37mm or so, it may look huge on him, but that's a lot of watch for less than $60 new.

u/BushiSoy · 2 pointsr/Watches

[How about this] ( It has 30m water resist for shallow beach water, day/date, and around your budget. Theres a lot of em to choose from if you dont like the color.

u/IEatPizza · 2 pointsr/Watches

I love this thing.

I recently bought a mudmaster and it feels, looks like a tank but I like how it wears, I have been eyeing the rangeman for a long time, don't need all the features it has maybe that's why I haven't had the need to buy but it's a really good watch from all the reviews I've read

u/pocketsked · 2 pointsr/Watches

The Seiko SNK809 is a true deal. A real automatic watch for US$54.

The Casio MDV-106 is also a budget classic. A really nice diver watch for the money. It's a heavy beast, though.

A bit above your budget, but Sasqwatch are really nice for the money.

u/psilocybinbeard · 2 pointsr/Watches

If the watch "ships from and sold by" (not just fulfilled, but actual Amazon stock) then returns are usually free and very easy. Print label, box it up, drop off at UPS.

So if your willing to put in a tiny bit of extra work, you can basically try on the watch and return if you don't like it.

The current stock I am looking at is sold by Amazon

u/phishshtick · 2 pointsr/giftcardexchange

This is the Seiko 5. Ever since I saw a picture of it paired with a leather strap here, I've had a close eye on it.

u/IMaelstromI · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Casio MDV looks like a Rolex Submariner. Just gotta replace the strap.

u/JewWhore · 2 pointsr/Watches

I'd say buy 2 or 3 for $50 to $100 each. I bought 3 watches (for less than $100 total) before I finally figured out what I like wearing. My first watch was a chronograph on a steel bracelet. I learned very quickly what I do and don't like in chronographs (this one had many features I disliked), and I figured out that, like you, I dislike steel bracelets. I still have that one, but I don't wear it. After that I figured out that I like divers, so I ordered one of those. It turned out I didn't know enough about watches and bought something that didn't fit at all. I figured out where I went wrong, and bought a third watch. It is the one that /u/fragilestories recommended, the Casio mdv106. I wear this watch daily. I think it was nice to have a few and wear each for a while, and doing that let me get the perfect watch. Now that I know what I like, I know that when I spend $200 to $300 on my next watch it will be great. I am planning to upgrade to the Seiko SKX007, which will be my first mechanical watch. I guarantee that I will wear it every day once I have it.

Think about what you want to use your watch for. Will you look at it in class when writing the date on your papers? Get a date window. Want to time things? You need a chronograph. Figure out what features you will use and go from their. Or go for what you think looks the coolest, even if it has different features than you would use.

Also, look through this sub and think about what looks you like. Do you like numbers? Roman numerals? Symbols? What colors do you like? What straps do you like (these are pretty easy to change, but you will have to add straps into your budget if you want something other than what the watch comes with).

Here are 3 watches that will give you a good variety. These 3 will let you rotate watches, change your style, and figure out what features you like and don't like. The three together fit your price point (or are very close).

I love diver's watches,and would start with this: Casio mdv106:

I like some chronographs, especially the ones symmetrical across the right and left faces. The Timex weekender is great:

Maybe you'll find you don't like any complications on your watch (I personally do not like date windows. I think watches look better without them. However, I do use it every day on my watch, so I have a begrudging appreciation for them). Here's another Timex without anything but an hour, minute, and second hand:

Tl:dr You won't know what you like until you've worn a few different watches. A $150 budget is enough to buy several watches, so do that and pick a favorite.

u/searchlight_archer · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I read somewhere (here?) that blue dials are not preferred for casual watches?

Seiko 5 Automatic; Amazon Links:



EDIT: I'm not a fan of the stock bands, either. Planning on getting some different NATO straps. Any recommended sellers/brands? Looking for good quality and value.

u/fathyphene · 2 pointsr/Watches

Got my very first watch! It was a difficult decision but I ended up with a Bulova Precisionist 98B257 in all black stainless steel. it has a Japanese quartz with a movement said to keep 10 seconds to the year. The dial is loaded with goodies from Day indicator between 4/5, tachymeter, a chronograph accurate to 1/1000 of a second, water resistant to 300m. Its all black red finish is perfect for my daily work attire, and easily matches my day wear super happy with this purchase! Also a great match to my red on black pc setup. now I cant wait for my Seiko 5 SNK807 too deliver.

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u/WikiRicky · 2 pointsr/italy

Dici di avere il polso piccolissimo ma poi mi dici che un 42mm ti sta bene o quasi. Qualcosa non torna asd

Detto questo, su quella cifra e vuoi qualcosa che non sia una cagata (come di Wellington).. oddio, seiko, rimanere su citizen (se cerchi bene) e timex direi, hanno qualcosa su quello stile . Ricordati che i cinturini si possono cambiare quindi se trovi un orologio che ti piace ma con il cinturino sbagliato no problem.

Con quel budget trovare qualcosa che non sia una pataccata non è così facile però.

u/BrendanES · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Another vote for the seiko 5. I'm getting a navy snk this weekend. If you want a bigger dial you can opt for the more expensive snzg variant.

BTW, OP,have you seen the watch guide on the sidebar. There's some good info in there.

u/KoltiWanKenobi · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Here's the blue one

I personally like the blue one better.

Some people keep recommending Timex Weekenders. I love mine and wear it everyday, but everyone knows exactly what it is. A $20 Timex. At least with the Seiko it looks a little more elegant and from what I've heard, are damn good watches, especially for the money. That gets my vote. Just buy a nicer band.

u/vivagliazzurri1116 · 2 pointsr/Watches

How large are his wrists? Casio makes a quartz dive watch that's kind of sporty but it's 44mm in diameter so it might look big if he has smaller wrists. Another option would be the Timex Expedition Scout. The scout comes in a ton of different colors so if you look around on Amazon I'm sure you could find something that works. I hope this is helpful and good luck!

u/TollBoothW1lly · 2 pointsr/Watches

I'm looking for an automatic aviation watch. I want an uncluttered, easy to read at a glace, black or blue face.

This is what I would love to have but can't justify:

I would totally buy this, but can't find it available anywhere:

This is what I think I am going to settle for (obviously changing the band):

Am I missing anything in between?

u/lucid__dream · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/Bradhan · 2 pointsr/Watches

But what is considered fancy? I hate arbitrary and vague language choices like that. Fancy is subjective. A Timex Expedition is fancy to a man with nothing, who only thinks about eating or finding shelter. Now I'm on a rant. Forget I said anything.

Also, so I'm not just ranting and being unhelpful, I would recommend a Seiko 5. Some can be found for around $50, although you're probably going to be stretched a little to $75 or $100. But it's a very good entry level automatic, and will most likely spur his interest in watches.

Seiko Men's SNK807 Seiko 5 Automatic Blue Canvas Strap Watch

Seiko Men's SNKM95 "Amazon Exclusive" Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with Blue Canvas Band

u/scalpemnoles · 2 pointsr/Watches

Alright, I'm gonna go there /r/watches...Might I suggest a Seiko SNK807 but replace the band that comes on it with the remaining money you have left. It will look really sexy (like this). The reason I say to do this is because it is a small watch that has the added perk of being an automatic. It also has an exhibition caseback which you can see in the photos on amazon, allowing him to look at the gears and balance wheel and whatnot.
edit: I just realized the amazon link I gave you doesn't show the exhibition caseback, but it looks just like it would on this watch