Best men's watches according to redditors

We found 15,373 Reddit comments discussing the best men's watches. We ranked the 5,129 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/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/lostealerofpie · 60 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

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

u/slazar4 · 57 pointsr/Watches


Price: $330

Movement: Seiko 6R15, Automatic

Style: Dress

Size: 37mm (without crown)

Link: Amazon Page

Image: link

Description: The exquisite Seiko SARB033 is powered by the premium Seiko 6R15 caliber self-winding movement that can also be hand wound and hacked. It is the same caliber that powers most of the Seiko Prospex line of watches. The movement has a generous 50 hour power reserve. The case has a fine brushed finish and the black dial sports luminous hands and silvertone hour markers. A date display is shown at the 3 o'clock position. The stainless steel bracelet has a deployant clasp with a dual push-button release. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal is used along with an exhibition back that allows you to view the movement in action. Water resistant 100 meters. This is definitely a luxury range watch that is available at an affordable price. An excellent timepiece for sure.

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/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/Uptons_BJs · 36 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Ok, so interesting thing about Invicta, is that even they don't think their watches are worth MRSP. The high MRSP is just to trick people into thinking they're getting a deal.

Consider the 8926OB Pro Diver:

MRSP is $495, which is absurdly overpriced for that thing. However, even Invicta's official store only sells it for $122.85:

Now if you're going onto the gray market, the watch is, $91:

At the gray market price, it is actually a pretty damned good deal. I mean, it has a Seiko NH35 movement, which you can't even get on actual seikos at that price point.

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/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/PM_ME_YOUR_BACK_GIRL · 31 pointsr/Watches

Probably the SARB033. I'd buy a leather strap (not a nato) for dress settings and use the provided steel strap for business settings. I feel that the watch face is versatile enough to fit both business and dress settings. The watch hands are a little too dressy but i think it'll work in a workplace setting.

I honestly think that a Quartz watch would be better in the long run but I'm a fan of Automatics so there's that.

If not the SARB, then I'd probably get a [Hamilton Khaki King]( I think it's versatile enough for most business and dress settings as it is. But i like a little variation so i wouldn't splurge on the Hamilton if it means i can't get a second band for it.

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/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/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/Mcflyguy · 28 pointsr/BuyItForLife

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

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/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/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/bethlookner · 21 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

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

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/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/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/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/Alakazam · 18 pointsr/Watches

Invicta; Pro Diver 8926

Price: 70-80 dollars

Movement: Seiko NH35A movement w/ Handwinding & Hacking (Aka, seiko 4r36)

Style: Diver

Size: 40mm

Link: Amazon Black, Amazon Blue

Description: One of the few Invicta watches I'd actually recommend. Yes, it's a blatant homage of the Rolex Submariner, but you're still getting pretty decent build quality for what you're paying. It's a solid movement seen in watches three times it's price range and is a solid all around watch. I'd personally recommend removing the cyclops, mainly to make it less homage-like. It's also basically the only diver under 40mm at this price point. Actually, it might be the only automatic diver at it's price point period

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/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/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/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/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/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/[deleted] · 14 pointsr/TeenMFA

At least 5 hoodies/cardigans/sweaters Hoodies and sweatshirts are gonna be your most casual bet, followed by crew sweatshirts and thicker cardigans. Thinner cardigans and vnecks are gonna be more smart-casual additions to your wardrobe. Colours like navy, grey and dark grey are gonna be your best bets year-round.


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/Aevum1 · 14 pointsr/Watches

Ok... lets go piece by piece.

My first responsability it to tell you my personal opinion of tag heuer so you can put everything i put under in to context...
Tag Heuer is junk, they are horrible overpriced junk thats been ruined by LVMH in favor of a horrible brand like Hublot.

But lets go by parts,

The Tag Heuer Calibre 5 was originaly a 2824 Elaborate grade (more on grades Here)

But since Eta is now cutting off supply to non swatchgroup the Calibre 5 is now a Sellita SW200 which is a Drop in replacement for the 2824 thats very similar but has a extra jewel, some people they they are worst, some say they are the same... they havent been on the market long enough to make a decent assesment, theyonly been widly used for 3-4 years and Oris was the first major swiss manufacturer to put them in to mass production watches.

The fact that they are using an internal reference Such as Calibre 5 and using 2 different calibres as Calibre 5 without telling you which it is and the only modification done to the movement is rotor engraving is kind of disturbing becuase you dont know which you have until you crack open the watch.

Now there have been questions about the quality of the components used by Tag Heuer lately, softer case steel, plastic spacers, Little details that make you think that LVMH is cutting corners.

Theres also been questions about Servicing, Latery there have been reports that TH has been basicaly just tossing out the old movement and putting in a new one instead of bothering with servicing the movement, its something i find disturbing becuase the watchmaker skill and service quality required to do that instead of properly taking the movement apart,

Servicing a Tag at LVMH will probobly run you around 250 bucks and according to Tag´s own website the recommend a 2 year service period and a yearly waterproofing test that probobly runs around 50 bucks (most watchmakers recommend between 3 and 5, and omega is currently even saying that Coaxials can go for 10 years, as for the waterproofing, its only recommended yearly if you regularly dive with it)

Just to give you an idea, I serviced my Seiko Stargate II with a 4R36 movement for under 50 euros and my Seiko 8R28 Ananta modular chronograph which is a PAIN to service for 185 euros

Tag Heuer is one of those brands that people are drawn to when they start with watches, and the more they learn the more they avoid, Tag Heuer has a lot of interesting watches, the TH-02 Tourbillon, the Monaco V4, the Microtimer... but those are "runway models" and what you want to buy is the equivalent of a Polo shirt with a Ralph Lauren polo symbol on it. its a generic low end model that they make without any horological value just for cash.

Now, If you still want the carrera... i recommend you get the twin time. Its more or less the same price but it carries a 2893 movement with a GMT complication, atleast you´re getting a bit more for your money

but consider its 1800 dollars.

And 320 dollars buys you this

Tag Heuer is a subcidiary of a faceless fashion conglomerate which makes generic products using movements sourced from an external contractor, If you want something made internaly by Tag Heuer you have to go to a Calibre 1887 Carrera which is 3k+ dollars and is actually manufactued based on a design bought from Seiko of all people...

Seiko is a 130+ year old Family owned company, the Current CEO Shinji Hattori is the great grandson of the founder, Kintaro hattori, They are the tipical japanese conglomerate so they try to make everything in house, meaning they even make their own lume and lubricants... they even grow their own quartz crystals for their quartz watches, the Seiko 6R15 is the equivalent of the Eta 2824 but easyer and cheaper to service since seiko actually sells parts to 3rd party repair shops.

So If you asked be between a Seiko Sarb033 and a Tag Heuer Calibre 5, especialy when one costs 300 bucks and the other costs 1800 bucks ?

The Seiko hands down, its better made, the movements are equivalent to each other, and Seiko right now is a much better watchmaker then Tag Heuer.

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/nautimike · 14 pointsr/Watches

Invicta 'resurrected' an old Swiss brand name(they have nothing to do with the original company), they tend to copy other companies designs or style cues, often using stock Japanese or Swiss movements with Chinese made cases & assembly, and the have insanely high MSRP but the watches are perpetually on sale for 70~80% off. If the Invicta MSRP is $315, but, the watch is always 'marked down' 73% to $85...then the watch is only worth about $85.

This lack of legitimate heritage, questionable marketing practices, along with quality issues and poor customer service have given the brand a bad reputation.

That said, I used to own the Invicta 8926. It was my daily/work watch for about a decade before I gave it to my brother. It got beat to hell and was worn nonstop for about 12 years, without any service, before it started keeping poor time. Not bad for $79.

As for the watch you linked to, it would probably be fine. On the plus side, it likely has a Citizen/Miyota quartz movement and may even be all stainless steel, so, it would be hard to beat for under $50.

That said, the watch snob in me finds the use of Roman numerals on a sports/dive watch off-putting. Roman numerals look best on classic dress watches like this. Rugged, over-sized sports/dive watches like the one you linked should use basic indices markers and/or Arabic numerals more like this Invicta diver.

Good, entry level brands to look at are Seiko, Citizen, & Orient. Seiko 5 are very affordable automatics, they even have a blue dial diver. The Seiko Monster is one of the best made watches out there under $200. Another possibility is this Orient Blue Mako.

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/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/PotatoSkies · 13 pointsr/Watches
u/KingOfPoros · 13 pointsr/malefashionadvice

SARB033 The watch in question, it's not super nice, but my father has never spent money on accessories or jewelry and he's not a fan of the idea for work.

u/livefastdiefun7 · 13 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

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

u/jaetran · 13 pointsr/Watches

Possibly this Casio diver?

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/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/turdbogls · 13 pointsr/Watches

Invicta pro diver - ~$85. has a Seiko automatic movement and a huge aftermarket following

Parnis sub Homage - $112. decent all around watch...nothing fancy, but has a Miyota movement which is reliable

Tisell Marine Diver- ~$220. r/watches favorite. uses high beat Miyota movement

Phoibos Great White - IIRC can be found for about $200 or slightly under on Ebay. same movement as the Tissell. seems to be a newcomer to the homage game. nice offering from everything I've seen.

Steinhart Ocean one - $500 - higher end, swiss made, ETA movement. great watch from what I've seen.

all are pretty good bangs for your buck. the Cyclops kinda goes hand in hand with the "Looks like a Submariner" aesthetic. it's going to be hard to find something that doesn't look VERY similar to this watch.

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/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/RhinoMan2112 · 12 pointsr/gadgets

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

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/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/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/chiller8 · 12 pointsr/Watches
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/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/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/monkeyfun14 · 11 pointsr/AskMen

Seiko divers watch = poor man’s Seamaster

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

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/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/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/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/tominabox1 · 11 pointsr/Watches
u/inlovewithpbj · 10 pointsr/Watches
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/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/divewatches · 10 pointsr/Watches
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/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/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/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/bjk1 · 10 pointsr/Watches

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

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/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/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/SuitedPair · 9 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

I believe it's this model. Retails for $35 and is $22 right now.

If that guy saw it being sold for $20 in the store, he should have just bought it.

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/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/risingsunx · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
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/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/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/conchata · 9 pointsr/Watches

You'll find that it's quite common.

And those six are mostly off the top of my head. So many brands have their own version.

u/keybored_cowboy · 8 pointsr/AirForce
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/Checkers10160 · 8 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

/u/TheParkingAttendant said it's this watch

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/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/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/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/narwhalpiguy · 8 pointsr/Watches

Well I'm not sure if you're into digital watches at all, but if you are, I'd suggest the Casio AE1200WHD-1A (Casio Royale) . It's sexy as hell for a digital watch, and has world time, which could be useful on your trip. Most importantly it's cheap, so no biggie if you lose it.
There's a non-metal version that saves you a few bucks (here), but I think the extra money is worth it when getting the metal version.

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/ModelDugong · 8 pointsr/Watches

Casio AE1200WHD-1A

Price: $30

Movement: Quartz

Style: Digital sports watch

Size: 39.5mm

Link: [Amazon] (

Description: "Casio" Royale. One of the best cheap watch out there. It''s packed with features (world timer, alarm, Stopwatch etc). Personally, I like the steel one but obviously you could get different versions like the AE1200WH-1A or AE1200WHB-1BV

u/Drunkard_DoE · 8 pointsr/metalgearsolid

Amazon has one

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/gmt_plus_one · 8 pointsr/JamesBond

Nice Casio!

Haven't heard a bad thing about it so far.

If you want to get something as close as possible to the Spectre Seamaster without buying a fake watch you can check out the Debert Automatic.

A very affordable Rolex Submariner look-a-like would be the Invicta 8926ob, the Quartz Version 8932ob is even more affordable and probably the better watch for someone who is not into watches much.
Both Invictas are look-a-likes of newer Submariners though and not of the 6538 Connery wore.

The closest affordable homage of the vintage Sub I could find is the Tiger Concept 5508 homage, the 5508 was a small crown Submariner with 100m depth rating while the 6538 was a big crown Submariner with 200m rating.

If you'd like to get the watch of literary Bond Tiger Concepts has covered you again with their Explorer 1016 homage which people believe to be the watch Fleming had in mind for Bond.

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/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/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/jamin101wolf · 8 pointsr/EDC

Calm down guys.......


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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/scouser916 · 7 pointsr/Watches
u/nBob20 · 7 pointsr/Watches

Didn't even spend the extra $12 to upgrade from plastic to silver plastic

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/TheOPoftheOP · 7 pointsr/Watchexchange

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

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/cortem · 7 pointsr/Watches

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

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/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/myrmagic · 7 pointsr/EDC

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

Then you'll be better prepared!

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/sco0ts19 · 7 pointsr/EDC

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

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/Johanix · 7 pointsr/Watches
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/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/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/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/ArghZombies · 7 pointsr/Watches

It's a Dagaz dial swap added into a cheap snk809 on a different strap.

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/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/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/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/Portuspa · 7 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

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

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/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/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/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/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/choconuts5 · 7 pointsr/newsokunomoral



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/sleepyhead12 · 7 pointsr/medicalschool

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

u/khadyoung · 7 pointsr/Watches

It’s hard to beat the Invicta 8926OB for the price. It’s a great watch if someone isn’t used to wearing a watch and just wants to try one out to see if they like it.

Turns out, I liked it. Now the collection continues to grow!

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/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/edthesmokebeard · 6 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

Watches have good battery life, like years. $13

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/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/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/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/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/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/RastabanStar · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

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

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

Seiko SNK803

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/majinjohnny · 6 pointsr/metalgearsolid
u/IronManHole · 6 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

It's the Casio Men's AE1200WHD-1A Stainless Steel Digital Watch.
Here's an Amazon link (it's on sale in Canada.)

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

It's been covered already to a degree, but I would suggest that you get something cheap that has either a gmt or world timer function. A flashy watch is a target unfortunately. You don't need absurd water resistance. There is a WUS thread where a guy dives down 30m with his 30m water resistant casio and it's fine. Sure, anything can happen to any watch, but it's absurd to think that you need a 200m watch to swim with. That's like saying everyone needs V rated tires on their cars. If I were traveling a good deal with a watch I would pick up something like the casio world timer

It's cheap. It's light. It has a stopwatch, multiple Alarms,World time (duh), backlight and 100m water resistance. and it doesn't look all that bad on the cheapo metal bracelet.

You break something like that and you're out twenty five dollars or so.

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/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/KidneyLand · 6 pointsr/Watches

Everyone on this subreddit recommends to steer clear of fashion watches, but I like to recommend that you get a watch that YOU WILL ENJOY AND LIKE. You will ultimately be the one who will be wearing it anyways, so why not get that Mickey Mouse watch you been eyeing?

But as a fan of horology, I'd recommend these watches that have similar designs to what you linked above.


What about white?



4, with numerals and steel band


Not exactly sure where to find a panda styled chronograph with time indicators at the 12 and 6 area, but here is one from Seagull. I'm personally not a fan of the Seagull brand. Mechanical movement

Little more than 300, but it's a fan favorite among this community. It also comes with an automatic movement

u/mcadamsandwich · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You'll have better luck searching around r/watches.

I'll recommend the Seiko SARB033. You can pick up a leather strap for under $100 USD.

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/Preston205 · 5 pointsr/Watches

The SARB033

It is a JDM but it is pretty easy to find in American markets, much easier so than many other JDM Seikos

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/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/vshahp · 5 pointsr/Watches
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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/PartyBees · 5 pointsr/Watchexchange


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

u/bamgrinus · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5 is the obvious choice.

u/sdspg · 5 pointsr/Watches

Get a Seiko SNK809

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/atlantajerk · 5 pointsr/ems

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

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/iamMD · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have a feeling a lot of people will suggest a weekender. it's cheap, clean, and thanks to nato straps you can mix and match it with a lot of different outfits.

I personally don't like the weekender because of how small it is on my wrist. If you want something that's pretty clean and classic looking, yet is still relatively flexible I recommend an Invicta.

It's a blatant ripoff of a Rolex Submariner but I've gotten several compliments on it. It's a nice intro watch

*edit: words

u/paracelsus23 · 5 pointsr/preppers

You're welcome. I've had good luck with Invicta automatic watches. They're my daily wear automatic watches, and I only wear my fancy ones on special occasions.

They're not quite as cheap as you want, but they're got decent quality / looks.

Is what I wear daily. Their more expensive models are even higher quality.

u/itisthumper · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Frugal alternative: Seiko SKX007

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

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/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/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/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/wtb2612 · 5 pointsr/Watches

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

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/SteamedHamburgler · 5 pointsr/EDCexchange

Timex Men's T499059J Expedition Field Chronograph Watch

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/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/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/ShmobLife · 4 pointsr/EDC
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/MyCatBandit · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Timex Expedition
is probably your best option

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/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/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/cstaff · 4 pointsr/Watches
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/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/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/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/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/spedmonkey · 4 pointsr/Watches

There's always the Invicta 8926c. For something less Invicta-y, I'd check out the Deep Blue Ocean Diver series. Note - you can probably find them elsewhere for a lot cheaper than on shopnbc.

u/brendanvista · 4 pointsr/EDC

Alternate View

I work in the tech industry, but I'm not comfortable going too much further than that.
EDC (on my person):

  • Cell phone (not pictured): Galaxy S4 with extended battery Amazon
  • Watch: Invicta 8926OB Amazon
  • Knives (rotation):
  • Flashlight: Thrunite TN12 (2014 Version) 2016 Version Amazon
  • Wallet: Kenneth Cole, not sure what kind.
  • Gun: S&W Shield 9mm w/ Talon grips
  • Keychain Amazon
    Thingies on keychain:
    • Tile Cell Phone/Key locator Amazon
    • TRUE lighter Amazon
    • Gerber Curve mini tool Amazon
    • Gerber Shard bottle opener (come on, what else is it good for?) Amazon
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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/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/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/_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/ipki · 4 pointsr/Watches

Don't really know anything about the watch but it really just appears as a larger version of the sarb033.

u/Sleestaks · 4 pointsr/Watchexchange

If this post is not allowed, mods, please delete. I'm trying to help out an obvious newcomer to the watch world.

Why does it have to be that color?

Your best bet for a dressy watch:

My recomendation is purchase an SKX007, and put a Super Oyster bracelet on it.

Best bang for buck watch, and can be dressed way up or way down. Sporty watches are in. There is nothing more timeless and iconic (imo) than a diver and the SKX007 is a legend.

See this thread

It's the move, and I'm sure somebody on here will sell you this exact watch. You'll love it.

u/FunkyJunk · 4 pointsr/Watches

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

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/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/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/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/TheOctophant · 4 pointsr/Watches

I guess the Seiko SNK is a better choice here

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/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/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/moowser190 · 4 pointsr/streetwear

Seiko 5, recommended by /r/Watches

Also Buddhist beads.

u/whoami9 · 4 pointsr/Watches

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

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/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/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/colonelpan1c · 4 pointsr/Watches

You're on r/watches, so answer is going to be Seiko. I tend to agree in this case. Fossil is known for making oversized, overpriced, mediocre fashion watches. Seiko has been a quality watch and clock manufacturer since forever. The citizen is nice too, but I'm not a huge fan of the dial setup.

If you're willing to save up longer and are interested in mechanical watches, the Seiko SARB033 would be a really fantastic option, and offers a lot of value at its price.

At a lower price point, the Seiko SNE039 is an affordable quartz solar watch that scratches the same itch.

I'd suggest this citizen as well.

I mean, buy what you like, it's your money and your watch. But if I was going for that style, I'd pick from these. I can't say enough good things about the Seiko SAR series though.

u/ganagati · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What watches does he have? What type of watch do you want - sport, dress, dive, aviator? Where is he going to wear it? How much can you spend?

This is a very cool thing you're doing - happy birthday to you and your brother.
I'm a bit of a watch nut and generally go for automatic watches, so that's what I'll stick to here....unfortunately none of them are as trendy as the larger Hugo you've mentioned. I'm not as familiar with the trendier stuff...but I can offer some input.
In that price range, I normally recommend Seiko. Their dive watches are pretty solid ( and right in your range, but if you're looking for something a bit dressier the SARB line has some great pieces....although a bit higher than you mentioned - The Seiko movement isn't as well known as the Swiss movements, but it's great all the same. For the money, they're hard to beat.
Going a bit cheaper, you can look at the Chinese made watches. Sea-Gull has some good looking ones. I've actually had one for a bit, but the quality wasn't the same and I ended up letting it go. The materials aren't as solid and the fit and finish isn't the same as Swiss or a Seiko. At the same time, you get a whole lot more shoved in the watch for quite at a much lower price point. For instance - a Chinese-made Sea-gull tourbillon starts at $4000ish, while a Swiss-made one will start at....$35000. That said - this is an attractive sea-gull:; and here is a dressier one:
Another option is to go vintage. You can get some cool watches at great prices - Omega, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Girard-Perregeaux. While I generally wouldn't recommend eBay due to the amount of fraud you'll find, here's a good looking Seamaster currently for sale - A more reliable source for used watches is It's an aggregate of several watch fora and you can see what's currently for sale.
Best of luck in your search.

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/NotChainsawJuggler · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

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

u/Vulfmeister · 4 pointsr/Watches

Sure! This is the AE1200WHD-1A. There's also a black ABS version AE1200WH-1A, which is also nice!

u/Saneless · 4 pointsr/metalgearsolid

And if someone wants a $26 Casio watch that invokes this style a bit...

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

Currently its $44.23 on amazon.

cant get any cheaper for this quality.

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/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/_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/KlokkeMann1 · 4 pointsr/Watches


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

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/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/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/yah5 · 4 pointsr/Watches

My humble opinion:

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/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/hurricanefalcon · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice
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/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/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/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/MrBanditOne · 4 pointsr/Watches

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

u/EngiDeer · 4 pointsr/Seiko
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/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/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/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/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/EbayNachos · 3 pointsr/Watches
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/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/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/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/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/tropicflite · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

With shipping it's still $10 less than Amazon

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/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/Unknown_dino · 3 pointsr/Watches
This should fix it up so much you’ll think it’s brand new!

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/ezanagar · 3 pointsr/Watches
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/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/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/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/Xiphoid_Process · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Paid $29 for mine on Amazon. Bought three different ones at that price and love 'em all!

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/PackingPanda · 3 pointsr/Watches

how it came. It started as an snk809

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/blackcap · 3 pointsr/Watches

that is a very high price. currently available on amazon new for less than half that amount.

u/super_s15 · 3 pointsr/Watches

You should try out the Seiko SARB033. It has a similar design to the Omega you listed, and there are some that can go up to 10 years without a service.

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/BigMoufPosy · 3 pointsr/Watches

Check out Bulova

Rose gold w/ textured dial

At 37mm it's actually smaller than the Meller one.

Timex Fairfield 37mm

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/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/gyang333 · 3 pointsr/Watches

I very highly doubt your wrist is 4 inches, which is what 10cm is...

how about something like this?

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/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/impactaoi · 3 pointsr/Watches

It should be this with a custom strap.

u/OPQuitYourBS · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/UpYourButtJobu · 3 pointsr/Watches

You'll want something very conservative and dressy, IMO. Nothing pretentious, blingy, or large. With black tuxes, you can't go wrong with a light dial, black leather strap, indicators instead of numerals. In your price range, this Bulova may fit the bill. If you can find something like this without a date complication, even better. Good luck and congratulations!

u/permaorangefingers · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
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/Laschow · 3 pointsr/minimalism

My go-to dress-watch is a Bulova 96B104. I think it has a fairly minimalist design while still remaining functional and goes well with formal clothing. Obviously not shower-proof, though. I don't like the idea of wearing a watch in the shower, honestly, I'd always worry about it and it's no trouble at all to take it off.

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/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/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/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/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/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/tacomanmcjab · 3 pointsr/EDC
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/I_GOT_THE_TIVO · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Watches! Just bought the Seiko!!

u/Valrek_Machines · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/DapperDanTheMan · 3 pointsr/Watches

Obligatory Seiko SNK response

You could also find modded ones on /r/Watchexchange that might have swapped dials more to your liking.

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/theFunkiestButtLovin · 3 pointsr/Watches

in addition to the other suggestions, try getting some colored perlon bands. the cream face goes well with so many. I have this S5 and pair it with a blue, brown, or green band as I like. it takes about 15 seconds to slide the watch off one band and on to another.

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/jwestbrook23 · 3 pointsr/NavyBlazer

its a seiko 5 w a nato strap.

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/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/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/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/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/FlippinFlags · 3 pointsr/onebag
u/Has_Two_Cents · 3 pointsr/EDC

$15 on Amazon

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/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/Pizzajam · 3 pointsr/RepTime

Invicta Diver has a knock-off Miyota movement in it that will probably last a longass time. I've had one since 2009. Took it diving, smashed it on stuff, still kicking.


u/kvlle · 3 pointsr/EDC

Top to bottom:

•Ruger LC9s

•Ray Ban RB3506

•Invicta Automatic Pro Diver (...)

•Kershaw Blur

•2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee keys

•Leatherman Pulse

•Iphone 7

u/BananaBokeh · 3 pointsr/scuba

Ah, a scuba themed wrist watch. In particular with a rotating bezel.

Not a dive computer or something that gives me data. More like the name of a "dive watch" that used to have a purpose before dive computers, but have fallen out of use. Purely for aesthetics and the fun rotating bezel that reminds me of diving and the history of dive watches

Some examples:

u/barnicleman · 3 pointsr/Watchexchange

Invicta pro diver (seriously)... 200M WR, screw down crown, hand-winding/hacking Seiko movement, awesome size (40mm) and 20mm lug means tons of strap options. ~$84 new on Amazon

u/Cool_Cherry_Cream · 3 pointsr/WatchesCirclejerk

Sorry to inform you that these are all actually fakes. Here is an original, for reference

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/lc3v1n3212 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

would you recommend tan or dark brown for the military green seiko 5?

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/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/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/slibretti · 3 pointsr/Watchexchange
u/vanillamode · 3 pointsr/Watches

39mm Tissot PR 100 Powermatic 80

38mm Seiko SARB033 plus a black aftermarket strap

38.5mm Orient Star Classic plus a black aftermarket strap

38mm Certina DS4

40.5mm Seiko Cocktail Time

41mm but probably the closest you'll get to the Aqua Terra, Certina DS Action Powermatic 80

there are probably some Chinese-made homages out there somewhere as well

u/Durp13579 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Seiko Sarb033 or Sarb035


u/canadian_leprechaun · 3 pointsr/Watches

For something that is on the dressier side but still can be worn casually I have these choices (links from amazon for reference)

  1. The sarb. Just under 500$, it looks great, and has the 6r15 movement and a sapphire glass

    This is in black

  2. Seiko presage, a beautiful dial, search for it on this subreddit and you'll find awesome pictures, trust me

    My recommendation is to stay away from divers, pilot and chronographs if he wants to wear them on classier occasions. Of course a lot of people love to break the rule, which is totally fine.

    But these watches can be worn to work (aren't too flashy, seiko is mostly known to watch enthusiasts anyway), have lot of color choices amd can be worn on classier occasions.
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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/Tomes2789 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Yes, it actually does!

I tend to get shirts that, while tight on my body (I'm pretty in shape, no humble-brag intended), are still loose on the wrist so that I can fit big(ger) watches.

Even so, it plays a bit bigger than it actually is, so I can pull it off in the office without it looking ridiculous.

There are also slimmer versions of G-SHOCKs that will easily fit under a dress shirt, such as this one (which I'm probably going to pick up next haha).

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/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/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/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/MistaEdiee · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion it is no longer $32 though. Saw it on this sub originally.

u/NimierTheAndroid · 3 pointsr/EDC

Casio Royale with 24mm leather strap

Birdvis custom Dino

Hitch & Timber Proper Slip with optional pen holder

Fisher Space Pen in titanium nitrade

Fantom wallet

u/ZombieLoveChild · 3 pointsr/Watches

I'll do you one better and give you the Amazon link. It's a great little cheapie, but fair warning: the bracelet isn't that good, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to get a new strap.

It also looks good on Leather (not my picture).

u/Sharkeys · 3 pointsr/EDC
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/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/pittsburgh924 · 3 pointsr/Watches
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/Mr_Skittles · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/Jardun · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I would like to throw in the Seiko 5 as a very viable option to the Timex Weekender. Little more expensive, but it goes on sale pretty often for like $50. It's a great way to introduce yourself to automatic watches, its really versatile and looks much better than it does in the bad pictures on the amazon article. Get a couple NATO straps like almost any of these that aren't to flamboyant and you are set for most occasions. Of course, if you just have loads of cash to blow then go for something nicer, but this is the ultimate basic watch in my opinion.

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/sexyhatguy · 3 pointsr/Watches

Look no further:

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

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/Granite_State · 3 pointsr/Watches

Have you considered putting a quality tan strap on the Seiko SNK809?

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/ericfg · 3 pointsr/Watches

{This]( is a good choice. Very respectable brand.

u/SkullGuy · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have got this seiko 5 watch with some different nato bands. Very basic but I like it.

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/Itistacotime · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
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/ResearchAccounting · 3 pointsr/Watches

This was my first automatic. I just wish I could find it!

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/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/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/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/jmorlin · 3 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SKX007

Orient Mako

Orient Ray

All are available in blue and black.

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/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/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/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/definitelynotaspy · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/quartz174 · 3 pointsr/Watches

>budget is $30

Definitely a Casio is needed here.

>preferably waterproof and can light up in darkness

#1 #2 #3

I'm sure there's other options, but Casio is where you want to be.

u/uz_ee · 3 pointsr/Watches

I went to participate in a sports event this weekend and decided to take this Casio along. For this event, you had to camp outdoors and take part in different sporting events for three days. It has been raining a lot here lately and my first choice was a diver. But then I realized that I'd need a stopwatch, and alarm, plus water resistance and the watch has to be such that losing it wouldn't matter. So I took this Casio along. It displays the world map and the time zone, and tracks times for four different time zones. Comes with alarm, stopwatch, timer, day, date, and is water resistant to 330 feet! This watch went with me underwater, in mud, in shower. I did all obstacle courses wearing this Casio. I was truly amazed at how useful this watch is. For $25 everyone should have this watch lol

u/Mooshiepants · 3 pointsr/RepTime

Dude, if you want a seiko or some low end brand, just buy gen. This is a good one for someone on a budget and is touted as one of the best. Casio digital royale

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/vancoejt · 3 pointsr/Watches

Don't hate on Casio to much. They sell one of the best watches per dollar: the Casio MDV

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/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/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/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/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/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/hijsey · 3 pointsr/Watches

Casio Duro MDV106-1A

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

u/musashi66 · 3 pointsr/Watches

There is only one answer for cheap and nice divers if SKX is too expensive - Casio Duro

u/Ignutsk · 3 pointsr/EDC

My EDC consists of:

u/lpd10574 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Not the OP, but it looks like this Casio watch

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/skullscrashdown · 2 pointsr/Watches

I think you're using the model # specific to black? Is [this](Casio Men's AE1200WHD-1A Stainless Steel Digital Watch the one from op?

u/ravenuse · 2 pointsr/Watches

That's the AE1200WHD-1A. Great watch.

u/f1ng3rs · 2 pointsr/metalgearsolid

It's a Casio AE1200WHD-1A. I had seen this watch in stores a while back. Thanks to you guys on this reddit, I learned the model number and got it on Amazon. They're only $26. Here's an affiliate link if you want to pick on up for yourself

u/skyleth · 2 pointsr/Watches

Can't beat the value of the MDV-106 and SNK80X (probably one of the few automatics you'll find at this price range worth getting), if you want some variety i'd also add the: DW5600, Weekender, Weekender Chrono

u/Devvils · 2 pointsr/Watches

Sometimes quartz watches want to save battery, so when they are new they appear not to be working.

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/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/IMaelstromI · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Casio MDV looks like a Rolex Submariner. Just gotta replace the strap.

u/okmijnuhby · 2 pointsr/Watches

Casio MDV-106
not necessarily the look you are going for, but a cheap silent watch under 50

u/SgtKashim · 2 pointsr/scuba

I rather like wearing a watch, and decided to add a dive watch when I started diving. The first thing to decide is movement - battery, solar, or mechanical. For diving... I honestly think Solar is a great choice. No battery to replace, but also doesn't need service like mechanical. Citizen uses the "Eco-Drive" name for their solar, while Seiko just calls them "Seiko Solar". Seiko Kinetic is a similar thing - quartz watch with a movement based charging system - but they have a reputation for crapping out. The solar ones are basically bulletproof.

As you may know, if you want to dive a watch, simply getting something that says '200m water resist' isn't really enough. Watches that meet ISO6425 standards (which are specs for dive watches) will show 'Diver's 200m'. The proofing and testing is different, and the '200m/20atm' watches aren't necessarily dive ready. Wikipedia has a reasonable explanation of the testing differences. At the very least, you need a screw-down crown. Anything that says "Diver's 200m" on it will have that and be sufficiently reliable for diving work. Anything that says '300m' should be sufficient for at least basic diving... anything lower you're just going to have to ask the watch community about that particular watch specifically.

So - all that aside. Recommendations based on the digging I did while I was shopping. I ended up with an Orange Seiko Solar Diver. The Citizen Promaster divers are nice as well.

The 'Entry Level' seems to be this Casio. It's battery powered, but should last a long long time. It doesn't say Divers 200, but they have a reputation for lasting.

Cheap end of mechanical, the Vostok Amphibia. It's a completely different concept than the more traditional dive watch - uses soft seals and pressure to seal itself, rather than a hardened case. 'Automatic' or 'Self-Winding' mechanical, but it has a bi-directional bezel, meaning you can't really use the bezel for timing like you can on a true 'Dive Watch'. You can get em with a little scuba man on them, though. There's a bunch of different style Vostoks, but they're all functionally the same. Good watches.

Moving up in price a bit, Seiko makes some very nice mechanical dive watches. There's the SKX007, the SKX009, the 'Monster' watches (Available in Black, White and Orange), and some of my favorite looks - the Blue Lagoon and Turtle.

If you want to throw stupid money at the problem, my buddy has one of these Marathon watches which he loves dearly. They're one of the few divers you can get with actual radioactive tubes, so you don't have to charge the lume hands up in the sun.

u/s_mcbn · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Casio Duro 200 Diver

You'll get extra points for snagging a few NATO bands to swap around.

u/predictablystochasti · 2 pointsr/Watches

dollar for dollar one of the best watches out there. if you're looking for something even cheaper, you could go with a Casio MDV106 dive watch which is WR to 200m.

u/Cybalist · 2 pointsr/Watches

If you're happy to have the backup equipment, calculate every dive using tables and remember to reset your bezel every time, then go for it - you would be a far more patient and dedicated man than I, that's for sure. But you might find a simple backup computer costs less than a decent dive watch anyway. But I think you have your heart set on getting a watch, in which case I would wholeheartedly recommend the Rolex Submariner 16610 which I have taken diving with me without issue (not as a backup though, just for kicks), but I understand the Casio Duro is a great and much cheaper option.

u/Fuiste · 2 pointsr/Watches

Casio makes a very clean, nice looking quartz diver.

u/carsgobeepbeep · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Am I?

  • quality O rings cost less than 10 cents
  • a humidity-free environment in which to seal a watch casement is something a brand selling $100+ watches (such as the automatic people recommended in this comment thread) ought to already have
  • Casio's very similar MDV106 sells for $38 and doesn't leak or condense, and is actually moderately popular in the scuba community. I'd also have to look hard to find any watch Casio sells for over $100.

    Sure, maybe I'm wrong to expect a non-glue-on-magnifier for the price, but for a product that is 20-30% more expensive than direct competition (and with a "list price" of "$195" even though we know that's bullshit too), it should not leak or condense.

    For Invicta to then tell me there's a $28 "handling fee" plus my own shipping to process a warranty repair when it does is basically telling me to go fuck myself.

    ...anyway, not trying to argue with you. I'm just standing behind my expectations and my advice to steer clear of Invicta. Guess I missed the memo on their QC problems so the least I can do is share my experience and save someone else from a similar bad decision.
u/lbrol · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I have this boy below and I got a leather strap for him - I love it.

u/Tomas185 · 2 pointsr/Watches

An unfortunate reality of this price-point is that not many of the available options will straddle that line between inspiration and homage like the SNZF17 does. They'll either be completely different designs, or cut-and-dry Submariner homages. The only other recommendation I can give is the Casio MDV106 Duro. It is slightly larger than you're preferred size and there's no bracelet option.

u/CalicoLongboarder · 2 pointsr/Watches

I want to buy my first watch and after doing some research I've narrowed my choice to these two Vostok or Casio mdv

Which one would you recommend, I've never owned a watch in my life and want to start with something inexpensive.

If you have any other watches to suggest I would be happy to hear it; I'm looking for something waterproof and under $100 CAD.

u/ObjectiveMonky · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Shirts: Size, Medium

  1. $30 White OCBD
  2. $30 Light Blue OCBD

  3. $88 Berkman Trucker Jacket

    Pants: Size, 32/30
  4. $40 Gray Chinos

    Shoes: Size 10.5
  5. $50 White VANS
  6. $50 Grey VANS
  7. $60 Navy Sneakers
  8. $115 Beeswax Dessert Boots

  9. $95 Black Wayfarers

  10. $55 Watch

    This was my list that I gave to Family/Friends. It's basically my first attempt at dressing nice, so any criticism/suggestions would be great. It was basically completely based on this, besides the jacket, watch, and sunglasses.
u/-hh · 2 pointsr/scuba

Sorry, the current watch is an analog style Citizen Eco-Drive. Here's a link to it on Amazon.

Over the years, I've had (& killed) a half dozen Casio's. Some were digital, some were analog ... none were G-Shocks.

If I were to buy a cheap Casio dive watch today, I'd probably check out this one or this one and of these two, I'd probably choose the latter, as it has a 200m rating instead of 100m and its been my impression that Casio's depth ratings have gotten less robust over the years.

EDIT: the lady's version of the Citizen that I'm using now can be found here


u/SaabFan87 · 2 pointsr/Watches

Ok, Casio is a good brand though. I would say the Casio MDV106 could fit the bill. It is rugged, water proof, and no one will mistake it for a trendy "trying too hard" g-shock.

u/iTzKPanda · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

One piece works fine with my Casio dive watch

u/hull_flying · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Casio mdv106. I wear it daily with a suit and different NATO straps.

u/Captain_Canadian · 2 pointsr/Watches

The Casio MDV106-1A dive watch and Infantry NATO strap are linked to their Amazon pages. The Casio was $38, and the strap was $8, both with free shipping, for a grand total of $46.

If I were to do it again I might try a 22mm strap instead of the 20mm one. The fit is just a bit loose and the spring bars could also be a bit stronger I think. The Lume isn't that great, but the actual dial has a really nice clean look, and the red second hand stands out pretty well while reading it. The bezel also rotates which I didn't expect to see in such an inexpensive watch.

All in all, though, this thing looks surprisingly good for the price, and I was getting compliments on it even with the stock rubber strap.

EDIT: As others have pointed out, the actual size of this watch is:
Case Diameter: 44mm
Strap Size: 22mm
Thickness: 12mm
As a result, my strap is just a bit small at 20mm since I bought it before the watch arrived.

u/idontcarethatmuch · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

$40 Casio that I love!

u/Kylo-renaldi · 2 pointsr/Watches

You should check out the casio duro it's a very good diver and it's $55 new on amazon right now, and it comes with a screw down crown and 200M water resistance.

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/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/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

u/SilenceSeven · 2 pointsr/Watches


  • SNK809 Black

  • SNK807 Blue

  • SNK803 Tan

  • SNK805 Green

    All less than $60, small, automatic, water resistant, exhibition case back (so you can see the movement) . No leather strap though. A nice leather strap can be purchases elsewhere for pretty cheap. (18mm)
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/lucid__dream · 2 pointsr/Watches
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/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/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/beardofzetterberg · 2 pointsr/surfing

I wouldn't take that surfing for these reasons:

u/braddyNOTbrady · 2 pointsr/Watches

I bought this Casio GW-5610-1 for working out because I felt my Suunto Core was too large. I love this watch more than I thought I would and it finds its way onto my wrist quite a bit more than I anticipated.

Tough Solar so you won't have to replace the battery (10-13 years-sih) plus it has Mulit-Band Radio setting so it updates every night, aka the most accurate watch you will own.

u/VirginScrewdrivers · 2 pointsr/gshock
u/AwakenedSax0n · 2 pointsr/casio

W86 is a great watch for sure.

But my personal favourite for the gym and pool is this one. It has 100m water resist, it's a bit bigger and feels more substantial than the W86 or F-91w.

You said you are new to watches so maybe this next watch is for a few months down the line, but this is my all time favourite. Super durable, solar powered, atomic timekeeping, countdown timer, world time, 200m water resist and (in my opinion) great looking. I've worn this watch, hiking, swimming, gardening, camping, working on the car, woodwork you name it! Perfect timepiece.

u/TheBigBadGRIM · 2 pointsr/Watches

Good start. My first watch was a Protrek 3000 (black) and then bought your cream dial Bambino along with an Orange Monster. At this point if you wanna fill that third cushion with a watch, I would recommend a G-Shock.

  • It's far different from the other two in terms of style.
  • It's a watch you don't need to be cautious of while wearing because of it's amazing durability. YouTube videos of torture tests will convince you that your G-Shock could possibly outlast all of your watches even if you beat it up.
  • If you get one with Tough Solar + Multi-Band 6 atomic timekeeping, you'll have a watch that recharges itself and corrects itself to perfect time every few days. Then you REALLY will never have to worry about it.

    The G-Shock GWM5610-1 with classic square look costs $95 on Amazon and the other colorful options are more expensive but really beautiful.

    If you don't want a G-Shock, I would recommend you hold on to your money and just look and learn about watches. You might find that you'll gain interest in specific watch designs and your interest might come and go without you having to spend anything. When I first started this hobby, I got really into open heart watches. I came so close to buying one at one point. Eventually I got sick of looking at them and was glad I never got one. Don't buy on impulse. Buy a watch like you're buying a vacation package, not candy. Eventually you might end up spending as much as an overseas vacation on a single watch. Spend very wisely.
u/spareaccount011235 · 2 pointsr/Watches

I am looking for a wrist watch to ask for as my Christmas gift from my parents. (i get to choose)

Need to pick soonish as shipping has to get it to New Zealand by Xmas

Here are my requirements:

analogue or digital

Probably would rather have analogue but digital will be much more likely to have the features i want

Must haves:

  1. timer - count down function
  2. stopwatch ( chronograph )
  3. rain/sweat resistant
  4. washable if it gets dirty
  5. tough for knocks and bumps
  6. has a light (ideally red light as its better for eyes/vision after dark)

    I study farming and am a beekeeper so outdoor a lot getting hands dirty.

    Price is under $100 USD or around that amount. I will consider more expensive options.


    something slightly cheaper than this would be good.



    prefer to be slightly better than this

u/tigerbravo · 2 pointsr/Watches

You've got a ton of options to choose from. To make the most of your budget, Seiko, Orient, Citizen, and Tissot are some brands to look at. Since you don't like sport watches, if you're just looking for one watch I would recommend the Tissot Visodate which is most of your current budget. You could pair it with a cheap Casio digital for weekend/outdoors wear. But hopefully you'd be able to expand your collection in time.

If you wanted to split your collection a little more evenly financially, there are tons of fantastic options in the $200 range. For automatic dress watches, look at the Orient Bambino range, I would recommend one of their 2nd generation models. Pair that with a Citizen Nighthawk or a G-shock for example and you'd have a highly respectable and seriously versatile two watch collection for your budget.

That isn't to say this is a better option than the Tissot and Casio. There are just a ton of options in your range. Some great value in automatics, and some great tech in quartz if you're looking at the right stuff. Hope you find something that suits you!

u/cda555 · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange

Hello Everyone :)

Looking to trade my Zodiac Sea Dragon for a rectangular Casio g-shock tough solar LIKE THIS, or similar.

The Sea Dragon comes on a brand new Bonetto Cinturini rubber strap LINK. I will also throw in an old NATO, but it is a fairly cheap one. I bought the watch new in 2007 and have not worn it very much. It is in good shape.

Album and time stamp.

It is 39mm and wears very comfortably. The model is ZO 2225.

u/Helenius · 2 pointsr/Watches

You could've have gotten the G-Shock 5600. (Or better yet the radio controlled version)

u/frankw438 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Casio G-Shock. DW5600 is less than $50. If you step up to the GWM5610, you'll get the same watch with solar power and atomic timekeeping for around $90-ish.

u/snarkfish · 2 pointsr/funny

far cry from $10 but you should check out the atomic sync solar powered gshocks that are out now. eg.

u/Pekkleduck · 2 pointsr/Watches

You are looking for a Gshock. There are plenty of variations but this one is one of my favorites.

G-Shock GWM5610-1 Men's Solar Black Resin Sport Watch

Edit: nvm. Didn't realize these were larger than 40mm. Always felt smaller.

u/pvdnh · 2 pointsr/Watches

Fwiw I work out in my 6900 and it's small and light and doesn't get in the way.

The 5600 is even smaller.

Both come in solar/atomic which is awesome:
GW6900 which is what I have


u/BrandonsBakedBeans · 2 pointsr/Watches

I second G-SHOCK. $95 gets you the solar-powered, radio-controlled gwm-5610

Or if you prefer a round shape, the gwm 500 or gwm530 will give you the same features

Edit: I should add, I have the gwm500 and it works well with my 7 inch wrist. The 5600 series is known to be comfortable for pretty much everybody.

u/DragoBirra · 2 pointsr/Watches

Another gshock is the 5610, about bonus color there's a negative display version, but in general I don't recommend negative display. Other colors may exist in old limited edition, but the prices skyrocket

u/Paito · 2 pointsr/preppers

I recently picked up the G-Shock GWM5610-1 it's solar charge & get time from the atomic clock. Those were 2 features that I wanted in a watch and is really easy to operate. Under $100 >>

u/covert7 · 2 pointsr/Watches

With all due respect, if you're worried your 17 year old son will lose or break a watch, then don't buy your 17 year old son a watch.......or just buy it for him and don't worry!

Same reason I don't buy my sister nice things for her birthday; she loses and breaks stuff all the time. I ended up buying her a camera that she couldn't she kept it for a few years and then lost it!

Anyway, I have a recommendation of a g-shock. I think it is a cool watch and his mates will be impressed by all the functions. And trust me, he will have to do a LOT to break this thing!

This is one of my favourite "beater" watches:

It is solar powered, updates the time via atomic sensors (depending where you live), has 5 daily alarms, world time, automatic backlight when you turn your wrist, stopwatch. Oh and it is one of the smallest and most comfortable g-shocks and doesn't look silly. I see mine lasting for a couple of decades honestly.

Edit: And at that cost, you can afford to get him an Orient bambino or Seiko 5 as well for the dressier occasions and interviews.

u/band_fancier · 2 pointsr/Watches

I have this one:

Its been a very good beater watch, excellent in fact. "Beater" meaning its cheap enough that I don't worry about what I'm doing when I wear it or if I need to carry things at work or do something physical and yet good looking enough to wear on a lot of occasions. I would say its an excellent starter watch.

u/tonypipkin12 · 2 pointsr/Watches

No, it's called a Timex Expedition Chrongraph. Things I didn't like:

  1. The chronograph hand is just a few degrees of from 12 o'clock, which is expected, but it seems worse than normal with this watch. Also, because of that, it makes the tachymeter worthless.

  2. All the chrono-related hands(the seconds, 1/10th seconds, and minutes) hands frequently get stuck-by that I mean they dont return to their normal stop position and I have to manually reset them. The 1/10th seconds and minutes also became unaligned with the their 12 o'clock positions over time.

  3. And this one might be me, but it seems every time I set the time (push down on the crown), the minute hand turns just a few degrees CW, and it's just enough for me to throw and OCD fit.
u/ilija1997 · 2 pointsr/Watches

Timex Men’s T49905 Expedition Rugged Field Chronograph Black/Brown Leather Strap Watch you meant on this there are 5 different timex expedition watches scout,camper....

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/Schrockwell · 2 pointsr/Watches

The Timex Expedition line has some chronos as well, e.g. Timex Men’s T49905 Expedition Rugged Field Chronograph Black/Brown Leather Strap Watch

u/Chrisvettel5 · 2 pointsr/Watches

Hi guys, looking for something similar to the Timex Men’s T49905 Expedition Rugged Field Chronograph Black/Brown Leather Strap Watch here

I like the black/dark case and face. Chronograph would be great but not a necessity. Band could be leather or NATO. I would like something that is durable and rugged as I plan to use it for camping, canoeing, etc. but also could go well in a casual setting.

Budget is $100-200, although I do like $50 price tag on this one, some of the reviews raise concerns about the durability and quality of the watch. If any one can offer any similar recs or has experience with this watch it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

u/cmndr_spanky · 2 pointsr/Watches

Dress: Bulova open heart: Bulova Dress Watch (Model: 97A136)

Beater: Timex chronograph field watch: Timex Men's T49905 Expedition Field Chronograph Black/Brown Leather Strap Watch

Dive: Phoibos reef master:

u/eaglenumberone · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

The expedition is lighter, barely thicker, and 1.5mm wider than the Bambino. I guess for people with smaller wrists it could look like a large watch. My wrist circumference is 7 inches. Here's what it looks like.

Orient Bambino:

u/fasthall · 2 pointsr/Watches

Reference T499059J

I don't like to wear automatic watch when camping and dirt biking, so I bought this Timex Expedition as outdoor beater. For 50 bucks, it's really a well made watch. Many people don't like the leather strap it comes with, but I think it's not bad at all. However, I still bought some cheap(~1USD) NATOs on eBay to have some fun with it. I use Cape Cod to polish the buckles. See the description in the album.

By the way, does anyone know how Indiglo works? Sometimes it will keep lit for 3 seconds, sometimes it'd just go off as soon as the crown is released. EDIT: Got it, you can hold the button for 4 seconds to activate/deactivate so called night mode.

u/NCRmostlyuseless · 2 pointsr/Watches
I imagine this watch has the Seiko lumi brite on it, just search "seiko" lume for examples it's a fairly bright lume.
I'm assuming you're talking about something like this? It would probably work fine, particularly if you're worried about accidentally breaking the watch (which I would assume might be a concern as an EMT)
You can get a fairly cheap band like this to replace it (I believe it just needs to be 20mm) replacing the band is a fairly easy process. There are tools you can buy or you can just use a small flat head screw driver, there are lots of guides online about how to do it.

u/GetMentalGetWeird · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Timex Expedition has a 5mm larger case and a brown leather band.

Edit: I actually have this Expedition model for backpackng. It's even a little bigger than the first one I posted but the face might be too different in style.

u/WareTheBuffaloRome · 2 pointsr/ParkRangers

I would suggest searching Amazon for any of the "Timex Expedition" watches. Nearly all of those will go with your uniform.
I bought this one a couple years ago and it's still going strong. It does it's job, it's affordable, complies with the uniform, and is attractive. I've gotten many compliments on it. I think if mine ever stops working I'll spend the extra couple of bucks and get the chronograph version of it.

u/iesalnieks · 2 pointsr/Watches

This looks somewhat similar