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I love the look of this skeleton watch by Tissot, but not the $1800 price tag. Does anyone have a recommendation for an affordable (preferably under $100) alternative? $_57.JPG
 

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I love the look of this skeleton watch by Tissot, but not the $1800 price tag. Does anyone have a recommendation for an affordable (preferably under $100) alternative? View attachment 1473365
An acceptable skeleton under $100 is a tall order.

Stuhrling has a few, such as: Amazon.com: Stuhrling Original Men's 133.33151 Symphony Aristocrat Executive Automatic Skeleton Black Watch: Watches and this http://www.amazon.com/Stuhrling-Original-107D-33152-Automatic-Skeleton/dp/B0049DXWKY but they're typically going for a more polished and decorated movement style (hey if you're going to go skeleton, why not go blingy?)

Those are two of the less blingy options...

Other possibilities:

http://www.amazon.com/Kenneth-Cole-New-York-KC3925/dp/B003R72H6I

http://www.amazon.com/Akribos-XXIV-AKR444SS-Automatic-Skeleton/dp/B0043P7E52

There are a ton of Chinese skeleton watches of dubious quality. If it's worth risking $30 + S&H, you could always pick one... but caveat emptor on that.
 

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Thanks for the recommendations, those look excellent! I've actually had relatively good luck with Chinese automatics.
 

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Once you hit a certain price point, absolutely. I'm just scared of what happens when you try to build an entire skeleton watch, including a decorated movement, for $20-30... A decent movement should cost almost that by itself, before decorating/polishing.

But some people have good luck even with the extreme cheapies. It's almost worth risking at that price.
 

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I've had this for almost 2 years from dealextreme

still running with barely any scratches. It is running 2 minutes fast per day, but I only ever wear it once a week in my rotation.
For $15, can't complain
 

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I think what I like about the Tissot is the unusual angular mounting plate or chassis or whatever it is called. Most skeleton watches seem to have organic/curvy mounting plates. Can anyone recommend some skeleton watches with a more angular industrial look?
 
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