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I was wondering, I'm noticing a lot of Android watch buyers lately, especially on Facebook's (WOTD - Watch of the Day), where I see many people showing their love for Androids. But are they good watch company? Or are people going crazy for them because of the size and look?
 

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I'd be curious to hear some opinions too. I haven't seen a single one in the wild here in Canada, so I'm curious as to how well they're built. Design wise, I'm not a big fan, though there are one or two I could see adding to my collection for the right $$....
 

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I like a few of their designs, and actually picked up an Octopus dive watch on the 'bay a while back. Solid construction, IMHO, 200m WR, screw-down crown, Miyota movement... all elements of a good workhorse watch. The Octopus also has a variety of dial colors, so that's cool. I can't say that this applies to all their watches, but I certainly don't have any reservations about picking up another one if I find the right combo of price and style. Here's my Octopus wearing a Band Fever bracelet:
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Depends on your definition of "good". Depending on the model, I wouldn't reccomend against them, so if you see one you like at a good price, go for it. TicToc Octopus is a great example of a good deal - that Miyota is a workhorse movement.

Stones will be thrown, I'm sure, but, Android is just another Invicta; without the bullsh!t and retarded MSRPs. They make cheapos with chinese/quartz movements, good deals with Japanese mechanicals, and they also use Swiss ETA movements as well. I best if you look on the bay right now you'll find ones going for less than $20 gently used, and some over $2,500 with 2824's and diamond bezels.

There are lots of difference between the 2, yes, but they both buy buckets of movements from every country and wholesaler there is, and stick them in thier own cases.
 

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When I first joined WUS, I started looking at the Octopus but eventually ended up with an Orient. IIRC, isn't that case diameter 50mm?

I like a few of their designs, and actually picked up an Octopus dive watch on the 'bay a while back. Solid construction, IMHO, 200m WR, screw-down crown, Miyota movement... all elements of a good workhorse watch. The Octopus also has a variety of dial colors, so that's cool. I can't say that this applies to all their watches, but I certainly don't have any reservations about picking up another one if I find the right combo of price and style. Here's my Octopus wearing a Band Fever bracelet:
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The Octopus is about 42mm, a very nice size for me and probably most other folks. Android does have some larger cases, but anything over 47mm doesn't apeal to me much - excluding the Omega Railmaster XXL, and it's not really affordable. Android isn't the best for giving out specs on their watches, so you have to do some research to know what you're looking at. As B&C noted, you can find a wide variety of movements an materials in an Android, and content determines the better part of a value. I think the MSRP of an Octopus is around $200, they can be bought new for ~$120, and I got mine used (and thoroughly perfumed - female seller) for about $40. The silicone strap still reeks.

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I have had my Octopus for over a year and I'm very pleased with it. It is part of my regular rotation and it has been working just fine. I find that most of Android's styles are too "out there" for my tastes but I do like the subdued look of my black Octopus.



WUS sponsor, Island Watch, has a good selection of Android watches. You can check them out here, Android Watches - Affordable Design.
 

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I like Android. I have a few and my favorite is the open heart hydraumatic. It has a yellow trim under the dial but in various lights it shows as blue or green. There is a coating on the crystal that plays with the color. I think it is unique and enjoy wearing it.
I heard that Androids from a few years ago had not so good bracelets or bands on them but that Wing heard the complaints and improved them. I have a Maxjet quartz and the bracelet on it is one of the neatest bracelets I have on a watch.
For the price it is a pretty decent watch, I have not been disappointed in any of mine. Android has been going large lately on their watches, I look for the mid size ones and if there is one I like, I will not hesitate to get one. I have not and will not spend more than $200.00 on one.
Wing seems to take pride in what he puts out, I belong to another forum that has an Android section and there are no real complaints on Android. If there is a problem, Android fixes it quickly.
 

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The Octopus was about the only watch that stood out to me from Android. I like that it's a clean yet somewhat unusual design. The rotating inner ring (forgive me as I'm still learning my watch terminology) is pretty cool...something that has made me look at the Prometheus OD. What are people getting for accuracy?
 

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Android has been doing avante-garde at very affordable prices going back years, not sure how many. I've had Chinese movements, Swiss, Miyotas in my Androids. I consider them a welcome player in horology offering something stylistically unusual.
 

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I've always thought about picking one up to check out. Ever since seeing equilibrium and seeing that dual dial alien watch I wondered about the Android watches.
 

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I have an Octopus and its been the best of my several Miyota movement containing watches accuracy wise (~+5 to 6 sec/day on avg.). I like the styling a lot overall, the only thing that doesn't quite do it for me is the big 'arrow' hour hand. Other than that it's quite nice and well made.
 

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While I don't own one I've never heard a bad thing about Android. I've always liked the Compressor style case of the Octopus, very cool.
 

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I owned one a few years ago. The model I had was nice looking but very cheap feeling. Their watches are very trendy and models range from trendy to garish, IMO. Not sure I'd call them 'good' watches but they are similar in quality to Croton and Sturhling.

They're a discount brand, so I'd try to buy on deep discounts. More recent models I've seen tend to be on the larger side (45-50mm) - again, trendy. If that's your bag, pick one up on sale and check it out.

One point worth considering, if you're a flipper, is that discount brands tend to lose more value at a greater rate.

Hope you like whatever you buy.
 

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I have one Android the Decoy, decent quality, not overly huge good quality leather strap, nice sandwich dial. I think recently they have been trying to keep up with Invicta going bigger and bigger, which I just don't get. Are they good watches? my answer would be yes.
 

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I have one Android the Decoy, decent quality, not overly huge good quality leather strap, nice sandwich dial. I think recently they have been trying to keep up with Invicta going bigger and bigger, which I just don't get. Are they good watches? my answer would be yes.
That's a good looking watch, your Android.

I think Android is infinitely (all right, exaggeration) more interesting than Invicta. One thing I've noticed with Invicta is they always make their hands too small for the dial, and I imagine they save some money there on material and lume. The hands on your Android are fantastic.
 

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I have an Android enforcer with a 2824 swiss eta auto movement and although it is large for my taste (50 mm) it is well made and quite comfortable
 
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