Decent Chrono for US$50?

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Decent Chrono for US$50?

Post by jason_recliner » September 4th 2023, 6:48pm

This one looks alright. Screw-down caseback, cool handset, big proprietary crown, inoffensive styling, date, 100m WR, and the stitched strap looks good, has a decent buckle, and is likely to be comfortable:

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Impressive, at least on-screen.

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Re: Decent Chrono for US$50?

Post by conjurer » September 5th 2023, 3:59pm

jason_recliner wrote:
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smellody wrote:
September 5th 2023, 7:50am
I feel there was a zodiac model that like that at one point 15 years ago.
15 years ago $50 was almost half a BASM.
Quite so. Back in 2010 or so, you could pick up a Monster for a buck and a half, brand new. When you got tired of it, you could sell it for $125. Those things must have been passed around like Patty Hearst in the SLA.
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Post by jason_recliner » September 6th 2023, 4:30pm

JAS1125 wrote:
September 6th 2023, 7:18am
I actually have that one, purchased a few years ago...pretty good value especially for the price
How has it held up? Is the bezel scratched to buggery? Got any real world pics?
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Re: Decent Chrono for US$50?

Post by smellody » September 6th 2023, 4:39pm

jason_recliner wrote:
September 6th 2023, 4:30pm
JAS1125 wrote:
September 6th 2023, 7:18am
I actually have that one, purchased a few years ago...pretty good value especially for the price
How has it held up? Is the bezel scratched to buggery? Got any real world pics?
Right! Pictures, or it didn't happen.
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Post by JAS1125 » September 7th 2023, 4:29am

jason_recliner wrote:
September 6th 2023, 4:30pm
JAS1125 wrote:
September 6th 2023, 7:18am
I actually have that one, purchased a few years ago...pretty good value especially for the price
How has it held up? Is the bezel scratched to buggery? Got any real world pics?
Held up very well but I'm easy on my stuff, especially the bezel. I'll try to get you some pictures later on. I've had good luck with Fossil
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Re: Decent Chrono for US$50?

Post by JAS1125 » September 7th 2023, 4:38am

smellody wrote:
September 6th 2023, 4:39pm
jason_recliner wrote:
September 6th 2023, 4:30pm
JAS1125 wrote:
September 6th 2023, 7:18am
I actually have that one, purchased a few years ago...pretty good value especially for the price
How has it held up? Is the bezel scratched to buggery? Got any real world pics?
Right! Pictures, or it didn't happen.
Here you go... If I had a newspaper, I would have held that up to to show the date, like the old hostage photos used to do :mrgreen:
IMG_20230907_073151724.jpg
IMG_20230907_073234944.jpg
IMG_20230907_073323881.jpg
I swapped out the original strap. Nothing wrong with it it's nice and thick it was just a bit too long for my wrist
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Re: Decent Chrono for US$50?

Post by smellody » September 7th 2023, 7:51am

JAS1125 wrote:
September 7th 2023, 4:38am
smellody wrote:
September 6th 2023, 4:39pm
jason_recliner wrote:
September 6th 2023, 4:30pm


How has it held up? Is the bezel scratched to buggery? Got any real world pics?
Right! Pictures, or it didn't happen.
Here you go... If I had a newspaper, I would have held that up to to show the date, like the old hostage photos used to do :mrgreen:

IMG_20230907_073151724.jpg
IMG_20230907_073234944.jpgIMG_20230907_073323881.jpg

I swapped out the original strap. Nothing wrong with it it's nice and thick it was just a bit too long for my wrist
Good looking watch!!
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Re: Decent Chrono for US$50?

Post by jason_recliner » September 7th 2023, 4:38pm

JAS1125 wrote:
September 7th 2023, 4:38am
smellody wrote:
September 6th 2023, 4:39pm
jason_recliner wrote:
September 6th 2023, 4:30pm


How has it held up? Is the bezel scratched to buggery? Got any real world pics?
Right! Pictures, or it didn't happen.
Here you go... If I had a newspaper, I would have held that up to to show the date, like the old hostage photos used to do :mrgreen:

IMG_20230907_073151724.jpg
IMG_20230907_073234944.jpgIMG_20230907_073323881.jpg

I swapped out the original strap. Nothing wrong with it it's nice and thick it was just a bit too long for my wrist
That's a good looking watch, almost hard to believe it was $50. Deal's over, now it's $64, like I'm some titan of industry or something. I was very tempted but already got something on the way, and I've got an old Elgin quartz chrono that was a WL charity purchase that I'm going to put the money into getting running again instead (probably just needs a battery). I might see if my watchmaker will do a hydro conversion on it.

Thanks for posting - great score IMO
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