My $650 collection

With a limited Budget I managed to get everything pictured for under $650 including the display lol. I have 2 Invicta pro diver Auto Submariner homages, 1 Invicta speedway Daytona Homage, a Pagani AP homage, a Casio Duro on a steel bracelet, A Casio Royale, a G shock 5610 on a nato, and an Orient Bambino. It鈥檚 not much but to me it鈥檚 perfect. I鈥檓 always looking to add to my budget minded collection so if any have recommendations I鈥檇 like to hear them.

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Suprisingly the Pagani has the best Lume of the bunch.

Looks good so far and recommendations depend on what you鈥檙e looking for and how much you鈥檙e willing to spend. I鈥檓 a working stiff and live in the Seiko, Orient, Casio, Timex tax bracket with strategic Swiss and German purchases (only if I鈥檓 getting a great deal). The Duro, G-Shock, Royale, and Bambino will be on most everyone鈥檚 value list already so the question is whether you鈥檙e looking to replace any Invictas or add other Watch types (Field, Aviator, GMT, etc.)

SpecKTator

Looks good so far and recommendations depend on what you鈥檙e looking for and how much you鈥檙e willing to spend. I鈥檓 a working stiff and live in the Seiko, Orient, Casio, Timex tax bracket with strategic Swiss and German purchases (only if I鈥檓 getting a great deal). The Duro, G-Shock, Royale, and Bambino will be on most everyone鈥檚 value list already so the question is whether you鈥檙e looking to replace any Invictas or add other Watch types (Field, Aviator, GMT, etc.)

We are the same Tax bracket 馃馃槀, and I鈥檓 considering adding a good mechanical Feild watch, but I have seen some pilot watches i like. Not sure which direction to go. I was surprised at how good the quality of Pagani was when I got it, but I am looking to add something outside of the brands I currently have.

Sir, that is nicely done.馃憤

SpecKTator

Looks good so far and recommendations depend on what you鈥檙e looking for and how much you鈥檙e willing to spend. I鈥檓 a working stiff and live in the Seiko, Orient, Casio, Timex tax bracket with strategic Swiss and German purchases (only if I鈥檓 getting a great deal). The Duro, G-Shock, Royale, and Bambino will be on most everyone鈥檚 value list already so the question is whether you鈥檙e looking to replace any Invictas or add other Watch types (Field, Aviator, GMT, etc.)

You can get great deals on Swiss quartz and some automatics.

Glycine is great choice with quartz divers under $200 a bargain in my opinion. Having everything from hand wind Chronos and automatics. Bless me lord for what I'm about to say but I still love quartz a ton.

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Some automatics under 300

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You got many options don't think you can't get something Swiss for under 300.

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cmiddeljans

Sir, that is nicely done.馃憤

Thank you, I just got started into the watch world about 3 months ago, and I have a limited budget but I got what makes me happy, glad others think it鈥檚 decent as well. 馃檹馃徎

JJMM1983

You can get great deals on Swiss quartz and some automatics.

Glycine is great choice with quartz divers under $200 a bargain in my opinion. Having everything from hand wind Chronos and automatics. Bless me lord for what I'm about to say but I still love quartz a ton.

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Some automatics under 300

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You got many options don't think you can't get something Swiss for under 300.

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Thank you so much for the recommendation I鈥檓 definitely going to check them out 馃挭馃徎

Also the PRX auto was originally what I was considering, but I decided to get a collection instead of a single watch to get started. But I do still have my eye on it 馃槉

BryanBlaze

Thank you so much for the recommendation I鈥檓 definitely going to check them out 馃挭馃徎

Just FYI Glycine is owned by Invicta lol. Keep it in the family.

BryanBlaze

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Suprisingly the Pagani has the best Lume of the bunch.

That does surprise me. I've got a Pagani Daytona homage, and the lume on it is pretty much useless.

BryanBlaze

We are the same Tax bracket 馃馃槀, and I鈥檓 considering adding a good mechanical Feild watch, but I have seen some pilot watches i like. Not sure which direction to go. I was surprised at how good the quality of Pagani was when I got it, but I am looking to add something outside of the brands I currently have.

Hamilton Field Mechanical ~$400 or Timex North Field Mechanical ~$250 would be my recommendations for field watches. My old aviator style watch is my Seiko5 SNK which can be bad for about $150. I鈥檝e also looked at the brand Laco if you want a German Flieger style watch. As always, try on watches before you buy them to make sure they fit you and your lifestyle.

Hrethgir

That does surprise me. I've got a Pagani Daytona homage, and the lume on it is pretty much useless.

Yeah I was shocked, I guess who ever applied my lume was having a good day 馃拋馃徎鈥嶁檪锔忦煒

JJMM1983

Just FYI Glycine is owned by Invicta lol. Keep it in the family.

Invicta is what got me started in the Automatic realm, I do hate how overly branded the watch is, but other than that it鈥檚 been a tank and keeps great time.

SpecKTator

Hamilton Field Mechanical ~$400 or Timex North Field Mechanical ~$250 would be my recommendations for field watches. My old aviator style watch is my Seiko5 SNK which can be bad for about $150. I鈥檝e also looked at the brand Laco if you want a German Flieger style watch. As always, try on watches before you buy them to make sure they fit you and your lifestyle.

Hamilton never crossed my mind as being under $500 thank you so much for the recommendation, I was considering my first $500 plus watch as the PRX, but if I can get into a Hamilton I may go that route. 馃檹馃徎

BryanBlaze

Hamilton never crossed my mind as being under $500 thank you so much for the recommendation, I was considering my first $500 plus watch as the PRX, but if I can get into a Hamilton I may go that route. 馃檹馃徎

I have a PRX auto so I will tell you from experience that the wearing experience of the Hamilton is superior at 38mm. I think so highly of the Hammy that I wore it for family pictures just this past weekend.

I have a 6.5鈥 wrist and the PRX and barely manageable but the case, dial, bracelet, and Powermatic 80 movement are class leading. The value pick for the PRX would be the quartz version.