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We have people, held in Guantanamo bay as Terrorists right now based on the fact that they were found to be in possession of a Casio F-91w watch.
I got one off amazon and wear it to spark conversation:
That's how fucked up our government has become.
It's a $5 Casio watch that is/was sold at the shoppettes and hasn't changed design in 30+ years. Somebody posted a BMT video from the 80's recently and I saw a few of those watches in it.
And it's not the one in the picture above.
A Rolex is a Rolex - but it also carries a lot of weight with it. I would love to have Rolex GMT - but - it just is not something that is in the budget right now. Even if it was...
That said, I have two Seikos (including the MIJ version of this one. For a wee bit of extra exclusivity - you should look into the Seiko SKX009 made in Japan. These are sometimes available on Amazon - and take a little more digging, but aren't extraordinarily more expensive. The black version is available on Amazon - [link] Although you'll need a new bracelet - which are available online as well.
It's a great watch and I get lots of compliments on mine. It will keep the same time as a Rolex iand is super heavy. You might also want to look at Orient watches. OR if you want to go up a few dollars but less than a Rolex check out Tudor.
Believe me know one in watch circles would see it as anything other than a wonderful, affordable watch. Not a rip-off in the least bit.
Great watch. I have the white version of this.
I'm a fan of the negative display.
Here you go.
If you're cool with a digital watch, the Casio F-91W is one of my favorites. It's only like $10 on Amazon and it's really thin. I wear it just about every day. [link]
Barely under $80 but I love my G-Shock 6900-1. I've owned two. The first one I had for about 6 years and went on three deployments to Iraq with me and still functioned flawlessly, till I lost it on vacation. Went for a couple years without a watch and just picked up the same model from Amazon. Couldn't be happier with it (again).
For sale is this discontinued Casio EF-503D-1AV. Great little speedmastard. $75 shipped within USA.
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I get all my Gshocks on Amazon. Not sure how good amazon is in the UK though.
There's the normal 5610 with the red stripe around it,
A negative display 5610 (I'd stay away from negative display watches as the legibility is less than perfect at lower light levels)
A blue tinted one
And a green tinted one that I cant find the link to but it's probably not readily available.
Ah, I was wondering (saw the ...10-1BJF on the tag). So it's this one on Amazon Prime that I can get in 2-days? Does the date actually look like it does on the Amazon page (tiny individual dots) or are they solid numbers like your picture shows?
I personally love my G-shock i own, ive bought 3 in the last 12 years. They are very durable, lightweight, and have a good variety so it should be easy to find one to your liking. The only reason ive bought 3 is because either the batteries die and i was too lazy to figure out how to replace it, or i was just looking to get a newer one. Very reasonable i think the last one i bought was $50.
Looks like amazon has the one i personally use for $41
[WTB] The cheapest G-Shock with tough solar and radio atomic sync (aka multiband).
I don't care about any other features. This will be a tool with a specific use case, not a fashion statement, so I'm not interested in any limited edition or expensive watches. I can get a brand new GWM500A-1
on Amazon for $70 shipped, so that's the deal to beat.
Both the metal and the plastic versions of F-91W (and A159W) are very cheap at around $20 and are very tough and cheap to replace even if you somehow manage to break one.
It’s got the atomic syncing and solar of the GWM5619-1, but in the same form factor as the DW6900. Mine is on the way from Amazon right now as a complement to my square!
They're both CASIO watches you can get for cheap. He's saying he prefers the F91W, because it is very inexpensive, but also light, thin and wearable compared to other watches, like the CASIO A158, which is a bit heavier and thicker.
You could change that.
Here's something to get your collection started.
Whether you buy the cheapest "gshock" or the most expensive gshock, all gshocks are tested to survive everything. Your bones will most likely break before your gshock cracks. With that said, theres a few gshock channels on youtube that focuses that difference. You only need to tell the time and solar, right? The dw6900 should be enough. It gets kinda wonky when you want like a 25th, 35th, or 50th anniversary one for a metal screwdown case back. Unnecessary, really but more for gshock enthusiasts. Theres also bracelets for that extra great look instead of the traditional silicon strap it comes on.
Can snag a Casio on amazing for like 12 bucks and they last forever. Even if it lasts you a year it’s a cheap easily replaceable watch. My go to surf watch.
something like this will do fine
Not in the right price range but my go to work horse watch recommendation is the Casio G-Shock GWM500A-1. G-Shock + Tough Solar + Wave Ceptor/Multi Band 6 + 200m water resistant + Auto EL backlight is about everything most people might need. It seems safe to expect 10-15 years or more out of it even under regular rough usage. I believe it periodically goes on sale at Walmart for as low as $60 though I want to say my first one was lower. Unfortunately you can still lose them which is what happened to my first and possibly second one (although maybe its just misplaced as I have been using an apple watch for several years).
Also a good option if you prefer the look of the 6900 series. Same features as 5610 (solar, atomic)
Casio Men's G-Shock GW6900-1 Tough Solar Sport Watch [link]
The Casio F91W - about ~$10 is still a firm favourite with watch enthusiasts and has been around for years. Light and accurate.
For the greater part of last and this year, the Casio G-shock GA 2100, was extremely popular and was constantly sold out, particularly the black and grey one or the completely black (stealth) model. On Amazon the price went from ~$69.00 to the current ~$207.00. The red version is still cheaper at ~$129.00
IIRC Bill Gates also wears Casio Sports watch.
I got it on Amazon in 2014 for about $160... they have discontinued this version the Mako 1. The Mako 2 and Mako 3 are now available but they don’t have the the pusher above the crown anymore. I think you can still get one on amazon below:
I have the blacked-out 5610 and it definitely sacrifices some legibility for that sweet xX_T A C T I C A L_Xx aesthetic. In a well-lit environment it's fine, but in a dim room or outside from dusk to dawn you pretty much have to use the backlight or rotate the watch so it's directly facing your eyeballs. There's an auto-illumination function that works off of an accelerometer, but I find it to be a little bit too sensitive.
Also the display is definitely not as stark as it looks in the Amazon picture. Here it is in normal office lighting.
We’re on the same page with the atomic. This was my initial pic but I’m open to others.
Any Casio G shock will be good. I've had the solar atomic version for a year or so. No batteries, sets itself, zero scratches on the glass. It's ugly but I don't care.
If anyone has a used one of these for cheaper! Thanks!
I was under the impression that the SKX007J was discontinued. How come I can still purchase it on Amazon? Is this just old stock? Is it a reputable dealer?
> You went too far lol a good basic watch is like $30 if you don't want some childish low quality crap that won't keep time and will break before the battery wears out.
Casio F91W, $10.97 on Amazon.
>Plus plenty of people buy watches in the hundreds not for fashion but for tech like a self-winding watch that never needs batteries.
Self-winding mechanical watches need regular maintenance by a professional to keep time accurately. Quartz beats mechanical for all practical purposes besides fashion.
>Is what it is but $10 is a joke lol. $10 is like saying "you never need a PC worth more than $150, anything else is fashion" lol
PC parts actually have measurably better performance when you spend more. A radio-synchronized digital watch is vastly more accurate than any mechanical watch ever could be, and they're cheaper, with minimal maintenance requirements.
This has been my daily driver for a few years
Itse suoritin intin casion g-shock 6900-1 ranteessa.
Kätevä peli kun ottaa auringosta virtaa.
Kello on kestänyt myös -27°C ja 80°C:n lämmön sekä sukelluksen 200-metriin.
Similar but different colours.
Yes, the J version has 21 jewels written underneath Diver's 200m.
Here is the Amazon link
I like it a lot. Its the Japanese version and it has a retro style, which is why it so much more expensive than the other atomic clock versions. I have been wearing it everyday for 2 years now.
A budget would be very helpful.
You could buy a handful of cheap aliexpress watches and rotate as needed, or do the same thing with Casio watches.
Depending on how slim your wrists are, you could consider a G-Shock (maybe something from the Baby-G range).
Another vote for Casio. I use the G-Shock GW6900-1. It is waterproof, has illumination, solar powered, and syncs nightly with the atomic clock. Also, it's cheap for a G-Shock.
No problem! I wasn't sure what your 'super cheap' budget was, but if you want something more than that, your standard Casio G-Shock is not much more.
Casio F91W..The ultimate watch that you can take anywhere for under 10$!!
Taken it swimming in sea, kayaking, rock jumping, skiing and wear it to the gym daily.
I know you said automatic - but here's a quartz that might have the look you're going for @ well below $500:
Casio Men's EF503D-1AV "Edifice" Stainless Steel Watch [link]
I've owned all of the listed watches in this post, and I can say the most economical choice would be a G-Shock, by Casio.
I've ruined every watch that wasn't a G-Shock while searching for something stylish, and just gave up. Toughness or GTFO, lol.
The model I wear daily has solar-charging, so you won't ever have to replace a battery. It's pretty much the wrist-powered watch style, but replaced with a tiny PV-panel on the face.
It's $82, so $32 over your budget, but well worth the money.
G-Shock GW6900-1 Men's Tough Solar Black Resin Sport Watch [link]
I just bought the similar model to the white one you have but in black. I haven't received it yet though. [link]
It is the 6900-1 and is solar and has the atomic clock. After 6 years how is the solar battery? That was my main concern.
Has this been on sale recently? It used to go for like $45 but I missed those sales.
I have another model that looks similar. It's been I think six or more years since I bought it. Tough as hell, only changed the bands once, and the original battery is still inside it.
Start by checking out the r/watches buying guide for watches under $250. There are a lot of good recommendations in there. The Casio MDV106 can be had for less than $70 (and often goes on sale for less than $50) and it does a good job of giving a Rolex Submariner-ish look without being a straight-up copy. You mentioned that you like the look of the Omega Speedmaster, so take a look at the Casio EF503D for a similar look and much lower price. If you're looking for a mechanical, there are lots of good options listen in the buying guide, like the Seiko SKX007, which shares some visual similarities to the Rolex Sub, but very much has it's own distinct design as well.
if i had 300 extra dollars to burn on a diver watch this would be mine without question
If you plan on heading into EM, something preferably easy to hose off with soap and water during/after a shift. I prefer G-Shocks. They are rubber, super durable, easy to clean, and $40-$60.
It's not the initial style you were thinking about, but just for some variety, the Casio edifice series is pretty well received around here, and they have a good quality chronograph on sale currently for $39.99. If you like how it looks, you can't go wrong. With a leather band this thing is very pleasing to the eye.
I have this G Shock. It's a tank. It autosyncs with the atomic clock for increased accuracy (so you never have to set it, even for DST, time travel, etc.) and it's solar powered.
Don't settle for a watch from a fashion brand with that budget. I would go for a Seiko diver automatic (which is powered by the movement of your wrist, no battery), which is the one I have, or a Citizen Eco Drive (Solar power).
That is the watch I am wearing right now and it feels like so much more than 200$, and it is also waterproof (being a scuba diving watch) and as tough as nails. I wear it with a black suite all the way to days by the pool on vacation.
Whatever you choose, I would go for a metal bracelet. It is the most versatile and best looking IMO, and it does not absorb sweat like leather does if you live in a hot or humid place.
i have the casio edifice and i love it. the case is the same size as the mako, but it lays on the wrist very well and doesn't look too big. the mako looks very bulky on my wrist. the casio has solid links too if you're into bracelets. aside from the casio, i would stay under 41mm tho. my wrists are 6.5".
Amazon $142.5 with bracelet
Is this the watch you mentioned as being completely silent?
That is a Casio. I thought eco-drive was a Citizen watch feature?
How do I remove the bracelet on my Casio edifice EF503D? I see pictures of it on leather or NATO straps here all the time, but I can't for the life of me find a way to get the springbar out.
For comparison, here's the same watch on amazon. At the current massdrop price, it's not a deal (with 7.50 shipping). At the lowest price, probably an ok deal if you were already going to buy this exact watch.
Not sure what the deal will be but Orient Black Mako lightning deal starts in 24 minutes (12:55pm EST) for Prime members (early access)
Orient Blue Mako at 4:55pm EST (early access for Prime members)
I'm looking for a digital watch that is under 50 dollars and has a stop watch function and doesnt have a bunch of ugly bumps with buttons sticking out everywhere. Something like this [link] minus all the wrighting all over it and the bumps on the sides.
GW6900 is probably one of the best values. It even has atomic timekeeping so it'll automatically set itself. It doesn't, however, have analog hands if that's what you're looking for. If you're willing to stretch your budget a tad, and still have the same features, you might like the AWGM100 or one of its variants.
It's the EF 503. I think its actually a really cheap one ([link]). I got it for $10 on ebay though after a few weeks hunting.
ebay protip for these: casios are super not a popular watch it seems, so focus on searching for 'casio chronograph'. You're bound to come across somebody selling one model-less.
K is made outside Japan, J is made in Japan. Only differences are small changes on the dial and caseback verbage.
J is also available on Amazon
I'm looking for a nice watch, I really like these two: (I understand they are very different, and use these as reference points not specific models)
I would like a single watch I can trade out the bands between steel and leather. One that would look good with either type of band, does it matter or can I go with either style?
This is certainly a Rolex and not a seiko, I would guess a submariner 16610.
You could possibly be mistaking it for SKX007j, but that would be a long shot.
This is the Orient Mako with the Arabic numerals. This is the soon to be released Mako USA.
$30 shipped to CONUS. It's been worn less than 10 times. I thought I wanted a watch for the gym, but I found that I don't like wearing a watch while working out, and this guy sat for a long time. Looking to find it a nice new home.
Here's an Amazon link for the details on this guy.
It's in like-new condition minus some dust from not being used. I have a 5 year old account on WUS, but I only made one purchase there a while back and I'm not that active there.
In addition to Seiko, Orient Mako or Ray is also a good bet. It's automatic, shows the day/date and is well south of $250.
If you want an automatic movement, how about a Orient Mako dive watch? I don't know much about them, but for the price they seem to be pretty well thought of in this subreddit. Citizen and Seiko have some nice solar-powered quartzes in that range, too.
It wasn't for me. Had an older one (this one [link]) that had sync and it was hit or miss on whether it could get the signal.
So, for me, it's not a deal breaker. The only thing I'd rather my Mudman have is solar power, but if the battery really does last 10+ yes, I'll probably have found another one I like just as much anyway.
I'm a junior watch aficionado, I mainly buy watches in the $300 price range. I would say look at Citizens and Seikos. Now at the $200-300 range almost any watch will last decades with proper maintenance. However maintenance is costly, and for these grades of watches it will quickly out cost the watch. A citizen eco drive will last ~15years before needing servicing, for $200 that's a great deal, but the battery replacement and any fine tuning might cost $50, or a quarter of the watches value. Then you get into styles, of course classic plain watches are well classic and timeless, and dive watches are always popular, but for the most part watch styles change frequently.
I know this is against the spirit of this sub, but I would suggest you get a nice modern watch, maybe a luminox or something along those lines. Now will it be the highest quality? Nope, but I'm sure it'll be well received.
But I do agree with the other posters, this dive watch is a great deal, I'd buy it if I were looking right now.
Your last choice is hard to read in real life. I like that model and have been close to purchase a couple of times, but the digital screens are quite small and the analog hands are hard to see in darkish situations. The light function is pretty much useless.
I enjoy this model a lot.
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Water Resistance: 200m
Movement: Seiko 4R36
Size: 42mm (without crown)
Link: Amazon US
Which of these watches should I buy?
I wouldn't bother with the atomic version as the solar quartz is plenty precise and is half the cost. At that price get both =D
Military style watches work great with streetwear but if you are worried about it get a bunch of different straps and swap them out as you please. It can radically change the look of the watch.
Hamilton makes some very pretty military watches.
here's the black version of the Casio Speedmaster you posted
I'd agree with the orient, you can get a Ray or Mako on amazon for around $130 right now. IMO the Braun and the Rodina are more occasional wear watches, but I'd wear the Mako or Ray everyday.
The new ones can be found for around $170, the old ones for around $200.
I love the Orient Blue Mako!
It has a popular diver's design, but in it's very own fashionable uniqe style.
Orient is a subsidiary of Seiko and the biggest Japanese manufacturer of mechanical watches. Just look at it, it's awesome!
Take a look at some of the Casio Edifice models, I picked one up a while ago for $70 and feel like it was a great value. Here are a couple from Amazon:
You may consider the GW-6900. It has the classic design of the DW-6900 with the technological advancements of solar power and atomic time sync. It's a great watch that is an homage to the classic g-shocks.
Additionally, you may consider this thread on watchuseek.
I cant decide between your watch, the black version, or the casio diver. I am basically just looking for an affordable watch I would wear everyday. I want to be able to not worry about breaking it (considering I am a high school student), and would probably put on a leather, or multicolored nato band.
What do you think I should get?
My budget is $100 (I have a $100 amazon giftcard)
"doesn't have to be fancy just keep time well and have a stop watch"
G-Shock. Take your pick. I prefer the multiband radio atomic models such as the GW-6900.
I've owned the G-Shock for about 4 years now and love it. The reviews on Amazon were helpful for someone like me who researches the heck out of certain purchases.