Comparing Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

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Comparing Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

Post by koimaster » March 16th 2020, 4:38pm

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Great watches exist at every price point, and today, we're taking a look at three watches that are under $1,000. In fact, one of these watches is even under $500. Having serious horological chops isn't necessarily a function of price, and these three watches prove it. Industrialized production practices and economies of scale have allowed cutting-edge technology and materials to be used even in watches that are affordable to the masses.

Today, we have three watches that embody the notion that you can get a whole lot of watch for a reasonable sum of money, from Seiko, Hamilton, and Tissot – three companies which all strive to offer extra bang for the buck, but in distinctly different ways.


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Re: Comparing Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

Post by biglove » September 17th 2020, 1:59am

Never had one. Is a $30 Chinese watch and they have their place but let's be honest, it can hardly be thrown into the ring with more expensive watches.

Tell me why you find them to be such a great product, other than a disposable price.
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Re: Comparing Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

Post by Mark1 » September 17th 2020, 7:56pm

codguy wrote:
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I prefer Megalith's mechanical watches. Affordable price and high quality.
This post should be saved for a "Comparing Mechanical Watches Under $30" thread.
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Post by majt » September 19th 2020, 12:28pm

I have the turtle and I am impressed with all aspects. The accuracy is -1 to 2 secs a day. Its comfortable with band or bracelet. The day date is great and the lume is second to none.
Having said that, I have also been a Tissot fan for years. My first serious watch was a Tissot 516 sports model purchased in 1975. I see the Tissot silicium in my future.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » September 19th 2020, 2:17pm

All three watches are OK in my book.


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Post by biglove » September 19th 2020, 5:49pm

So I am guessing Watchlife is somehow affiliated with the Megalith "brand"of watches since website is in his signature? Either that or he is one fanboi with some gumball machine wartch fetish.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » September 19th 2020, 6:05pm

biglove wrote:
September 19th 2020, 5:49pm
So I am guessing Watchlife is somehow affiliated with the Megalith "brand"of watches since website is in his signature? Either that or he is one fanboi with some gumball machine wartch fetish.
Probably works for them. I believe that someone from Megalith has registered here earlier this year...
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Post by jlicquia » November 2nd 2020, 12:32pm

I enjoy my Invictas, Orients, Timexes and Casios very much and some of them are as or more accurate than my Rolexes and Omegas. On Invicta Pro Diver in particular is about plus or minus 2 seconds per day. Same is true of some of the 100 year old vintage railroad pocket watches I have.
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Post by koimaster » November 2nd 2020, 12:58pm

jlicquia wrote:
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I enjoy my Invictas, Orients, Timexes and Casios very much and some of them are as or more accurate than my Rolexes and Omegas. On Invicta Pro Diver in particular is about plus or minus 2 seconds per day. Same is true of some of the 100 year old vintage railroad pocket watches I have.
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