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$1000 5 watch collection challenge


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You have only $1000 (USD/€/£/whatever), you won't be able to save a penny more for the foreseeable future to put toward watches and you have nothing you can sell to add to it, but that $1000 you do have specifically for watches (play along, don't get cute with investing to have more later).

You have to choose five watches, all brand new (no reason I can think of for this so just play along). What are you buying?

I always like having variety of dial colors, but yours can all be the same doesn't matter. Use any retail source you want. I chose Amazon because it includes free shipping so I don't have to calculate anything extra. Mine...

1. Black dial, Bulova Lunar Pilot $600 Amazon

2. Blue dial, Casio Marlin $50 Amazon

3. White dial, Citizen Chandler Panda $200 Amazon

4. Dress, Orient Bambino $120 Amazon (pretty much any of them)

5. Digital, Casio Casino Royale $30 Amazon

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20 minutes ago, AVO said:

 Can I swap the figures round and do a $5000 one watch collection instead? :)

 This might take some working out. 

No! Lol come on this is supposed to be fun. At least I thought it was.

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8 minutes ago, JayDeep said:

No! Lol come on this is supposed to be fun. At least I thought it was.

 No worries, Jay.  I’m working on it. Just a little out of my depth. :laugh:

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The Eterna for smart occasions, Spinnaker for an everyday sports watch, Bulova to have something a little unusual, Festina for everyday beater and the rugged, function rich Casio for when rugged or function rich is useful.

 

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OK:

1. New CW Sealander auto (£700 on bracelet, but there's always a voucher knocking around, so effectively £600) - all round daily wearer

Sealander

2. A pretty blue Orient Bambino which I've seen for £85

3. A Casio Waveceptor for £160 - swimmable world time RC travel watch

4. A Luch one-hander (MeisterSinger substitute) for £92

5. Some cheap thing for £60 as a rufty-tufty beater - might be able to get a Boctok for that?

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Hmm good question. Interesting to see approaches here. I’d want a nice all rounder, a nice slightly more sporty diver, an office watch, a weekend/grocery run watch, and a beater/watch to wear jogging. For flexibility, I’d want to a tick off black dial, blue dial and white/silver dial. Also, so I don’t have to spend the budget on new straps, I’d want a mix of metal, leather and fabric/rubber straps.

If we’re allowed new but in sales then it would probably change depending on what bargains i could sniff out at the time. Currently I’d go:

1. Nice all rounder - Hamilton khaki scuba auto - £485

https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/9192662/hamilton+khaki+scuba+men's+stainless+steel+bracelet+watch/

2. Nice diver - Seiko prospex SRPD21K1 - £255

https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/3511286/seiko prospex+blue+dial+automatic+diver's+watch/

3. Office watch - this Tissot quartz - £140

https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/4921380/tissot+men's+stainless+steel+strap+watch/

4. Weekend/grocery run - Timex Waterbury chrono on fabric strap - £89

https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/4703316/timex+waterbury+men's+black+fabric+strap+watch/

5. Beater/jogging watch - Casio F91W - £9.99

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/2533393?clickPR=plp:2:318

All boxes ticked with £21.01 to spare.  

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2 hours ago, AVO said:

OK:

1. New CW Sealander auto (£700 on bracelet, but there's always a voucher knocking around, so effectively £600) - all round daily wearer

Sealander

2. A pretty blue Orient Bambino which I've seen for £85

3. A Casio Waveceptor for £160 - swimmable world time RC travel watch

4. A Luch one-hander (MeisterSinger substitute) for £92

5. Some cheap thing for £60 as a rufty-tufty beater - might be able to get a Boctok for that?

Started in exactly the same place, CW first, then work out what to do with the rest. So..

1: CW Sealander, white dial & bracelet. The expensive one wants to be a bit of a go anywhere option. £600 with voucher (got the code in my inbox now so definitely counts)

https://www.christopherward.com/sport-new/c63-sealander-automatic/C63-39ADA3-S00W0-B0.html

2: The obvious budget blue face diver - Orient Mako 2. currently £129.19 on Amazon:

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AK5TQRM/ref=twister_B07DPZ19NF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Mine:

p?i=854439611b561e2e6ea6295efb2cf844

3: Geckota P-01 - black face dressy-ish, currently on clearance on Geckota at £149:

https://www.geckota.com/geckota-p-01-small-seconds-automatic-watch-end-of-line

4: Pulsar PM3127X1 - ticks the military and chrono boxes, and olive green version gives another colour to the collection @ £69.99:

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Pulsar-Military-Style-Chronograph-PM3127X1/dp/B07KTF4Y4F/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=137TJK62MGFFQKEVGMSY

5: Casio WV200E - radio control to keep all the others right and a 200m waterproof beater when required. £51.71:

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Casio-Wave-Ceptor-Watch-WV-200E-1AVEF/dp/B001CZXB94/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VR7D1DTP9GDM7R3HZ0CQ

 

Total spend £999.89

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Craftycockney said:

Ok I will play.

So I have just ordered:

Victorinox Alliance Mechanical Automatic for £445

£555 left to go.

Watch this space.

 

17 hours ago, Craftycockney said:

Ok I will play.

So I have just ordered:

Victorinox Alliance Mechanical Automatic for £445

£555 left to go.

Watch this space.

Orient Mako 3 £189.

£366 left to play

 

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10 hours ago, Jonesinamillion said:

Theres one...

https://www.rado.com/en_gb/collections/diastar-original/original/R12408613

 

I'll easily get 10% off so I've got £208 to play with for the remaining 4 watches.

£88.50 left for 3 watches...

 

https://uk.mondaine.com/collections/sale/products/helvetica-light-38mm-minimalist-brown-leather-watch-mh1-l2110-lg

 

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30 minutes ago, Bricey said:

Someone's going to end the day in my "£10 wstch challenge" thread :laughing2dw:

Worse than that...

https://www.surfdome.com/Nixon-Time-Teller-Watch/sd5057745.htm?colour=Black&sku=431188&productid=126548&gclid=CjwKCAjwm7mEBhBsEiwA_of-TIM8Igx5GvwDPHIjLbf4BruNcz-MHtJgFXcobNhUX5k2nHPC3VQ-mRoC8s4QAvD_BwE

I've now got £2.55 left for two watches :laugh: wish here we come!

 

 

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