Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

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Re: Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

Post by AlbertaTime » January 28th 2017, 7:40am

Fun post. Amazing how big a difference little differences can make.
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Re: Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

Post by bobbee » January 28th 2017, 10:18am

Really fun post RX!

If you want an even cheaper alternative to the Breitling Navitimer, these can be picked up for quite a low price on the swamp.
I got mine in box for less than the price of a Bargain Bucket at The Colonel's.




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Re: Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

Post by Thunder1 » January 28th 2017, 12:02pm

jaw wrote::wqee:

spanky1 wrote:I enjoyed this post. You have been sharing some great info as of late racer-x. Thanks

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Re: Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

Post by TemerityB » January 28th 2017, 7:53pm

Another great racer post. Fun stuff.
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Re: Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

Post by spanky1 » January 28th 2017, 8:03pm

artman wrote:
bobbee wrote:Really fun post RX!

If you want an even cheaper alternative to the Breitling Navitimer, these can be picked up for quite a low price on the swamp.
I got mine in box for less than the price of a Bargain Bucket at The Colonel's.




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How is that Rotary? It looks nice.


Oh, I like this one. Excellent choice
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Re: Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

Post by PiningforElgin » July 2nd 2017, 11:42pm

Thank you for this list! I'm now interested in looking further at some of the Federick Constant models.

I once bought the Timex homage of Rolex on the list but didn't know it was, now it's no surprise that at the time a rather wealthy schoolmate remarked that it looked like a Rolex. Unfortunately, due to some issues with the watch I had to return that watch after a couple days.
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Re: Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

Post by AJC » August 12th 2017, 5:36am

Rotary also made a Carter look-a-like that was surprisingly very well made for the price.

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Nice little 2824 inside.

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If it wasn't for the ridiculous 45mm diameter, I probably would have held on to it for a little longer than I did.

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I believe DBCooper had this model as well. Where is he anyway? Missing like his namesake.
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Re: Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

Post by Wasp » August 12th 2017, 6:12am

Very nice post Thanks for the info!

I have the Seiko Premier, my only faux gold watch. The dial detail is superb. The Zeppelin has a smooth organic look that is appealing. Many of the lower end alternatives are outstanding. I will have a good time investigating them further.

My next door neighbor owns a rather upscale jewelry store. He is an Authorized Patek dealer. I noticed on his web site that he is now selling Frederique Constant. I called him on it and he said that they are selling well. Frederique Constant? Ahhh... Vacheron Constantin, close enough at quick glance.
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Post by foghorn » August 12th 2017, 8:40am

PiningforElgin wrote:Not sure if actual expensive watches have certain aura or if it's psychological effect, the pictures on the left always **look** more expensive and elegant. Of course they are expensive but I felt slightly unsettled that such *aura* is felt immediately



I tend to lean toward the psychological aspect.
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Re: Affordable Alternatives to Expensive Watches

Post by biglove » August 12th 2017, 9:19am

Rusty wrote:Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Good thread.


It may be the most sincere but I think many would consider hearing a woman say "your man tool is freaking huge!" to be the greatest flattery.

Of course my thoughts may be jaded by an abundance of '70s porn in my youth.
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