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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.
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).
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.
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.
This is a legit place to buy it, would you agree?
Currently my worry is about the thickness of the watch. I have very thin wrists, but my current DW fits my wrist very nicely in terms of width, and i know DW watches are insanely thin. Worried that i might spend a lot of money on a watch that doesn't suit me.
Only one left in stock on Amazon! Mine arrived with a delay but finally made it. Take the plunge, sir.
One thing to consider is that at this price point a lot of people think a quartz movement is a waste. YMMV, of course, but that's a potential plus for the middle watch over the other two.
One more to look at in the same price range is the Seiko SARB065 "Cocktail Time" which is pretty highly regarded, looks amazing and also has a display back. Look for reviews of it, the picture on Amazon really doesn't do it justice.
I gave my brother-in-law a Seiko SARB065 for his wedding a couple months ago.
I bought it off Rakuten, but it's pretty cheap on Amazon right now.
I've never seen a picture that does the actual watch justice. I can't think of a dial that I've seen that looked nicer than this one.
Not a sapphire crystal, but I really love my Seiko SARB065. Seiko uses, "Hardlex" in this watch (good resistance to impact but not as good as blue sapphire vs scratches, although it can be polished which is a good thing). I have no scratches on my watch, and I usually find myself banging into things so I am quite happy with my purchase and watch. The only downside you might see for the watch besides the crystal is the strap. I personally like it, but I hear some others are not too fond of it. Of course, it gets better over time once you break it in.
Scroll down and check the customer images towards the comments area (right side), it's not light blue (don't know why they did that) like it shows in that first image up top. The customer images will show you the watch in it's entirety.
The watch has a 5-star (well, 4.9) rating for a reason!
Take a look at the Seiko cocktail time watch.
It is quite popular here for a good reason. High quality, classy, good looking, and affordable. Not going out of style any time soon.
If you are going to spend some money, might as well get something you will be able to enjoy for years to come.
I got mine online from Amazon. There are a lot of websites that sell this at different price, but I found Amazon to be the cheapest. Not so sure about local stores, but I'm sure they'll sell at a higher price.
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.
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.
A bit too much, amazon has it for $2 more, [link]
I wore a Seiko SARB065 'Cocktail Time' for my wedding, with a blue suit. I wore it on mesh, though it works well with a leather band. It's a 40mm domed dress watch. Seiko has some similar black watches in the SARB/SARX/SARY series.
This is mine, just on a random day:
And I look @ Instagram as a good source of real watch photos, so here's this watch on there: [link]
It's on Amazon prime right now for $365.
Some will recommend buying through someone like Seija Japan (I did), where it's a touch higher $: [link]
nice but i know of a few alternatives that I at least prefer
seiko cocktail time. Also look at pics of this in person. The Amazon pics don't do it justice.
This nice bulova - it looks far better in person
and there are many others just head over to here
I see one on Amazon still.
Watch: Seiko × Shinobu Ishigaki SARB065 "Cocktail Time"
Pen: Lamy Pico Ballpoint Pen, Chrome (L289)
Knife: Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Knife
Wallet: Bellroy Micro Sleeve
I got a SARB065 "Cocktail Time" from Amazon a few months ago.
SEIKO Mechanical Elegant Model Automatic Mens Watch SARB065 [link]
I paid $377 from Amazon.
I would say the Seiko Cocktail Time seems to fit your description of what your looking for.
So many choices.
Seiko Cocktail time:
Victorinox Officer's Mechanical:
70s Omega Seamasters and Geneves
90's Heuer Professional Diver 2000s
Lots of Tag Heuers
Sorry, it's not a price range where I've done a lot of research. But if you stepped up to the $400-500 range you'd have a lot more solid options. Seiko Cocktail time, Tissot Visodate and Frederique Constant Index to name a few.
Maybe a SARB065 (dealer: Seiya Japan / Amazon)
Well, I tried to make a post and it got removed for some reason, but here goes.
I'm trying to find some large faced watches that will fit appropriately on a 9" wrist. I'm looking for a minimum of 43mm, but would prefer a 46+. I want to get an entry level automatic watch for less than $1000.
So far I have found a few watches that I love, but they are just too small for me to pull the trigger on. The one that I really want is a great fit, but financially I can't afford it.
I'm looking for a new watch that is similar in style to any of the following.
Breitling Navitimer 46mm
None of the companies seem to sort by size on their web sites, and I'm just really not having a lot of luck finding anything. I thought maybe someone on here had a similar issue and could help?
Is there any reason whatsoever not to buy this watch for only $367? www.amazon.com/Seiko-MECHANICAL-Shinobu-Ishigaki-SARB065/dp/B0038OLUMM/
The famous Seiko Cocktail Time should foot the bill without damaging your wallet. It was designed in partnership with most famous bartender in Japan. I find it looks better than the JLC.
I don't know much about watches and I'm looking for a good automatic 'self-winding' model.
So far I really like:
This one: [link] Is it a good offer?
The Seiko from Japan. Especially the 'cocktail time' SARB: [link]
Also if there is any good cheaper alternative to those. Please do tell me! I wish to learn!
Contrary to /r/watches opinions, I've always been partial to Movado watches. Specifically this one and this one.
Having said that, I decided to give Seiko another go and found this beauty which I might end up getting before day's end.
I generally like a larger face that's somewhat simplistic, but has a bit of "pop" factor, either in color or something unique but subtle with the design.
As far as price is concerned, I'm looking to spend upwards of $600ish. Though if the deal is awesome enough I might splurge a bit more
I'm partial to the Seiko Cocktail Time, but there are a ton of decent options for $500 dollars.
Someone mentioned /r/watches but wornandwound is also a good resource for lower end watches. You can use their watch finder and filter for $500 and under watches.
Pay a little more and get a two year warranty instead of none at all.
A bit off topic, but these two Seikos are two of my favorite watches ever (off topic because above $200):
Seiko SARB065 "Cocktail Time":
Seiko SDGM003 Brightz (posted by someone a couple days ago and I bought it immediately):
I will note that I appreciate designs primarily for design at the moment- I haven't got as much into movements.
Here are some less-common possibilities:
Junkers 6060-5. Has a nice power reserve indicator. Japanese automatic movement (Miyota 9132, I believe), but supposedly still good. Around US$550.
Junkers 6050-5. No power reserve indicator, but uses a Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement. Around US$570.
Edit 2: forgot about these:
Orient Star Classic. You may have to change the band to get the look you want, but the price is decent (around US$330 to US$380 from Amazon).
Orient Bambino (sorry, amazon links). A popular choice, here. Around US$130 to $US$150.
Seiko SARB065 "Cocktail time" (again amazon). It's only available in the US as an import, but many people here like it. You'll have to change the band, as it's black. Around US$400.
I'm sure you'll be happy with either of those but here are some options you might like as well:
Tissot LeLocle, can't go wrong with this one, although metal band. I think you can switch it to leather though.
Hamilton, this one is timeless and will fit on a lot of occasions. There's also the Intra-Matic which exceeds your budget but is for more dressy events.
Christopher Ward, gorgeous pieces but might also be slightly higher of price.
Junkers Bauhaus, I've been recommending this one a lot but what can I say, if you're a fan of Bauhaus, you can't go wrong for this price point.
Seiko Cocktail Time, a popular piece lately.
That's about all I can think of right now, if you have any more specific needs, feel free to tell me!
Happy 21st birthday!
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I realize it's not exactly the same, but the textured dial of the Seiko Cocktail time has a great textured dial and comes in well under the lower end of your budget.