Watch preferences (timepiece not shift)

R077

MIA
Being the peg up (or down, depending) from the Gash Barge I'm posting here for consideration my preliminary choice for a watch. I'm thinking along the lines of a Citizen Skyhawk AT, one of those atom powered, put the kettle on, wonder watch thingys.

I'm the typical bast who already has a watch, a casio digital solar powered blah blah I got for around £40 but being susceptible to the lure of shiny things and the typical gadget loving type I quite fancy getting a more clever analogue thing i.e. the Citizen.

Insights and preferences would be the bee's knees.

Rob
 

Jimmy_Green

War Hero
I've never been into expensive & 'trendy' watches, as mine usually got buggered up onboard. I'm still using my issued (but 'written off') G10.
 

slim

War Hero
Seiko Kinetic.
Well made accurate timepieces. Cost from about £150 no battery change needed, perhaps a new capacitor every seven years or so.
 

WhizzbangDai

War Hero
When/If I get through Dartmouth i'm going to invest in a Breitling, I wasn't going to, but I saw their stand at RIAT and now i'm trapped.
 

slim

War Hero
WhizzbangDai said:
When/If I get through Dartmouth i'm going to invest in a Breitling, I wasn't going to, but I saw their stand at RIAT and now i'm trapped.

Superb Watches, but invest in a copy as well. The copy you can wear on runs ashore so when you lose it (notice I didn't say if?) it doesn't matter. Young occifers are always getting relieved of items on runs ashore, especially in foreign climes :p
 

R077

MIA
Cheers me dears, I've had a look at the Suunto site first and wasn't too impressed tbh with the digi dials on the more traditional frames. The Seiko kinetics seem quite good and I'll have more of a look-in there though I'm not as enamored with their general appearance, I prefer the bezel dial to be the main shape (the bulge on the port side as well as the general 'morphing' of the face towards the straps if you follow).

The Breitling watches are far too expensive imo and the cheaper variants look crap. I would never pay beyond £2/300 for a watch, even that's stretching it considering I'd probably still drop the bugger first chance I get. :roll:

Anyone specifically had a Citizen before? I'm sure the build etc. is fine, I actually had the dearer titanium AT SHawk on to try in John Lewis and it was ridiculously deceiving how light it actually was, felt solid too, hence why I'm quite keen on the Citizen brand atm.

EDIT: Added a piccy I found of the very model:

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21_Man

War Hero
A watch to wear or a watch to keep for special occasions?

A watch to wear....Casio etc from Comet or the like....if you lose it or it gets 'nicked' you aren't too bothered.... Quartz

A watch to keep....Automatic if possible(vintage) Rolex, Zenith, Omega, Le Coultre, Lemania, Audemars Piguet, IWC and others

Keep autos away from Chippys and Pinkies, as they tend to be too idle to allow operation of the winding mechanism ;-)
 

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