Looking for a good watch (on a budget)

While still being a Votec HS student I don't exactly "pull in the dough", so on that note; I would like to know if there is one diffinitive 100-180$ ish dollar watch I should buy? 

I have a few watches as is two HMT watches, the janata and Kihnoor, a casio G-shock (DW-9052), a casio world time (which I'm planning to eventually buy the steel case from SKX-Mods, a citizen 7, and a watch I got from a freinds neighbor of which I know nothing about: it's a BRUT with what seems to be a Spanish day wheel. 

Over all I love these collection but I just want to take that step forward and buy my first so to speak "big boy" watch.

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Not sure you can get your first "big boy" watch at that price but I could be wrong. Mechanical watches usually go over $200.

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jakaplan4

Not sure you can get your first "big boy" watch at that price but I could be wrong. Mechanical watches usually go over $200.

I was afraid of such an answer, I know the seiko 5's are around here and there, but I don't want to go out and spend that money if I should just save up for a little longer and go buy somthing from say the seiko prospex line. My personal favorite being the SRPE93

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How about these two

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ColorFulJBird

I was afraid of such an answer, I know the seiko 5's are around here and there, but I don't want to go out and spend that money if I should just save up for a little longer and go buy somthing from say the seiko prospex line. My personal favorite being the SRPE93

I'd deff recommend saving up as much as you can for a killer piece! Longines has insane value for money on the $1k-2.5K range. Or even go with a cool microbrand under the $1k range!

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Unholy
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How about these two

I do quite love the orient bambino range, the cream dailed IV is probably one of my favorite styles out there. The seiko 5 is such a beautiful sport watch. Do you think they would be a worth while investment? 

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Unholy
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How about these two

Ope my bad it's not the IV it's the II that I quite like

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ColorFulJBird

I do quite love the orient bambino range, the cream dailed IV is probably one of my favorite styles out there. The seiko 5 is such a beautiful sport watch. Do you think they would be a worth while investment? 

did you mean by the invesment the price would go up? i dont think so as they have plenty stocks avaible. for daily wearer i prefer seiko 5 option, it is a tough watch and case isnt too chunky. for bambino it is more suitable for more office work i think, i have a v3 bauhauss bambino for over 3 year. it is a nice watch except for the strap, but the dome crystal can scratch very easily

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Unholy

did you mean by the invesment the price would go up? i dont think so as they have plenty stocks avaible. for daily wearer i prefer seiko 5 option, it is a tough watch and case isnt too chunky. for bambino it is more suitable for more office work i think, i have a v3 bauhauss bambino for over 3 year. it is a nice watch except for the strap, but the dome crystal can scratch very easily

I don't really mean a investment as the price will go up, but rather would they last a long time for my money? I wouldn't want to end up buying a new one every year.

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ColorFulJBird

I don't really mean a investment as the price will go up, but rather would they last a long time for my money? I wouldn't want to end up buying a new one every year.

then i guess its a good invesment, i got a few orient and seiko 5 srpg wear it daily for 3-4 years and it still running good

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Unholy

then i guess its a good invesment, i got a few orient and seiko 5 srpg wear it daily for 3-4 years and it still running good

Good, I think I'll start with the SRPE51K1, I really enjoy that gray dial. It will go nicely with a leather strap.

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ColorFulJBird

Good, I think I'll start with the SRPE51K1, I really enjoy that gray dial. It will go nicely with a leather strap.

good luck then. you wont regret it 🙏🏻

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If you can hold out until you have $400, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical (hand wind) is an absolutely killer field watch, and gets you into Swiss Watches. 

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Hello Fellow,

this price range is tough but not impossible.

To get watch from a serious manufacturer you can go the Japanese (automatic) or the German way (quartz).

But it depends of course on the availability in your country.

Japan:

The Orient Bambino

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The Orient Kamasu (currently zhe prices are raised due to last minute christmas gift shoppers). The dark green/turqoise dial is usually 180 in germany.

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Look also for the old Seiko 5 line, like the SNXS77 aa long you can finde one.

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Germany:

There are few who offers good vslue for money watches in this price range but of course with quartz movements. But most of them has a long history.

Zeppelin watches.

They offer classical flieger and pilot design watches. The leather straps are not that good but you can change them of course. Check definatly their watches.

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DUGENA

These manufacturer is over hundret years old. The company was founded by Swiss watchmakers as a german subsidairy but is more or less independent today. The bracelets and cases are well finished and most uses Sapphire.

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Junkers

Well finished watches in classical Bauhaus design for much less money than a Junghans. In the lower price ranges they don't use sapphire. But the designs are great.

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