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I think it’s hard to say an overall best as different things exist in each pricing tier and style, a few note worthy ones:-

Sub-£50:- Casio MDV-106-1A Duro

Sub-£200:- Orient Kamasu

Sub-£500:- Hamilton Khaki Field Auto

Sub-£850:- Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro

Sub-£1000:- Sinn 556 A RS

There are LOADS of others though but these would be my choice if I was currently looking for a bang-for-buck watch.... who am I kidding, I’m always looking for my next watch (Omega Seamaster 300M or 2021 Speedmaster next on list... possibly before Easter).

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Doesn't luck come into it a bit?  My most expensive watch ticks all my boxes and runs 4 secs per day fast, my cheapest auto - Chinese made with Miyota movt. - ticks most of them (in common with my 'best' watch has stainless 40mm case, no crown guard,  sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, solid link bracelet, 20mm lugs) and gains 1 or 2 seconds per day (since I regulated it).  Under £80.00 I think.

Both 3-handers, one fully polished, the other fully brushed, so slightly less bang, but far fewer bucks too!

Obviously if you can get a watch that pays you to own it, that means negative bucks, but only when you cash out.  To your kids, prolly lol, it's not going on your balance sheet!

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Seiko Monsters 1st Gen, both mine cost less than £200 of our GBP's.

Divex, as has been a topic recently, is bomb proof for the money.

I love an Orient for quality, value and accuracy. 

I own all of the above and enjoy wearing them and less than £800 in total.

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Probably Seiko, superb reputation and cater for all budgets, from the easily affordable to literally thousands of pounds.

Oris have a great reputation and for value for money, all automatic with no battery powered models nowadays.

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Orient, Vostok and Tissot for me.

Orient produce a great range watches at a reasonable price. 

Vostok. Fun, quirky and very affordable. An in house hand made automatic watch for under £50 ? 

Tissot do sapphire glass at price point no other company on their level does. 

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23 hours ago, Toonsider13 said:

Looking forward to  getting peopkes views i personally  think oris 

I have an Oris big crown pro pilot and as much as I love it I felt let down when I had to send it back to them for a minor repair (rotor was moving when hand winding)it was less than a year old

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26 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

Longines Conquest Auto and Breilting SuperOceans are about the best value watches around at the moment I reckon.

The Longines can be had at stonking discounts when you search hard enough I think Burrells have one with 40% off rrp so that does make them an absolute steel.

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