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Hi everyone.
My first post here
Im new to fine watches and I'm looking to make my first "nice" watch purchase and would like some recommendations. I would like to spend anywhere around $50 to $150.

I have been looking at many models by Seiko that fit my price range, are there any other brands and/or models that you think I should consider?

Any Seiko models that you recommend as well?

It must have a steel bracelet and I prefer diver, sport and military styles but these styles are not a must.

Sorry my description of what I am looking for is so non specific. I'm at the point where after I get a few watches of my own i will have a better idea of what I like and don't like.

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: I'm open to suggestions on any quality brand around that budget. Thanks
 

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Any Seiko 5 you like. You'll get one in any design you want: diver, field watch (military), sports watch... Technically and quality wise the're pretty much all the same.
 

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Main question is, what are you looking for? Quartz or Automatic?
 

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My suggestion is post this over in the affordable section of the forum. You will get lots of suggestions!

Welcome!
 

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From my opinion the skx007 is not a very beautiful watch. A very good diver's watch though. Citizen makes the ecodrive but the movement is like a quarts not an auto. apart from the citizen calibre 2100.
 

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Not strictly Seiko, but owned by Seiko...

Throw an eye at Orient Mako or Ray models as well. They are very nice automatic watches that should fall within your budget.
 

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Not strictly Seiko, but owned by Seiko...

Throw an eye at Orient Mako or Ray models as well. They are very nice automatic watches that should fall within your budget.

I have heard of those two I will have to take a closer look at those. Thanks. I probably wasn't clear with my first post (sorry) looking for sekio models and models from other manufactures in that price range. I heard orent makes good autos for the money
 

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From my opinion the skx007 is not a very beautiful watch. A very good diver's watch though. Citizen makes the ecodrive but the movement is like a quarts not an auto. apart from the citizen calibre 2100.
As in the movement or the second hand does not sweep? Always wondered whether quartz = ticking second hand. Then again, I have seen wall clocks that run on battery (obviously) with sweeping second hands. Lovely.


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For cheap automatic thrills and a great military design, there's no beating the SNZG13J1. Here's a fresh pic of the little battler.



For the diver, it's gotta be a SKX or go home, LOL.
 

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That snzg13 grows on me more and more each time I see it ... Sadly I'm on a buying hiatus for a while .

I have a skx009 and I can highly recommend it.
 

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For cheap automatic thrills and a great military design, there's no beating the SNZG13J1. Here's a fresh pic of the little battler.

For the money you spend this watch is a great value. Hard to recommend anything else given your original request. Sub-$150 on a bracelet brand new.
 

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Wow...so many great suggestions! Thank all of you for all the knowledge and insight you have given me, I'm truly appreciative.


How do you all feel about the Seiko Monster (skx779 I believe)?


It's a little above my given price range, but I realy like the size and look of it.
 

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How do you all feel about the Seiko Monster (skx779 I believe)?


It's a little above my given price range, but I realy like the size and look of it.
They are good watches, widely available and show up regularly used for good prices in the buy/sell forum here.
 
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