Is it worth to buy affordable mechanical Watches?

Hi Chrunchers, hope everbody is having a great time. I'm pretty new in the hobby and already thought about my first automatic/ mechanical watch. I know that this type of watches need a revision from time to time and this costs money. The financial afford is different for every watch. It's important to know this before buying vintage watches for example. However if I buy a 300€ Euro Watch I maybe pay more than this for revisions over the time. Like I said I know that the price depends on the condition of the watch, but is it worth it? Especially if you still go to school like I do.

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Yes, it sure is! Buy it, and no service will be required for at least five years. 🧐🍻

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yea if you like it its worth it, you can get a great watch for that price 

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Look into Orient or Seiko 5, or something like that. Often times they don't need service for a decade. When they do there should be plenty of places that will work on them. 

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They can be.

If you like the watch enough, spending the value of the watch on service is not an issue. 

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Buy a Seiko or Citizen, you will be fine on ownership costs

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Yeah totally. I'm not planning on buying another affordable mechanical watches until one of mine breaks, both under 99 usd, a seiko field watch and an Invicta Diver. 

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Go with an Orient , Citizen , seiko, Timex or Vostok. Any of these will be reliable for years before needing attention. 

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Yes definitely worth it. Particularly if you get something with a decent 3rd party movement lie an ETA or Sellita which are good quality and easily serviced by a good watch maker.

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There was this mechanic that used to say buy the car you like because they all break and you won't mind fixing the car so much if you love it. I'd say to focus on as common and uncomplicated a movement as possible if you want to reduce concerns down the line. 

But no, saving money by buying mechanical watches is a fallacy.

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I have affordable watches. My most expensive watch cost 550 USD. Majority around 100 USD or less. My oldest mechanical watch in rotation is an Orient 3 star with more than 10 years.

In my case, buying affordable watches allows me experience a variety of styles. And they fit my lifestyle better than expensive ones.

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You can get some great looking affordable mechanical watches. But be prepared for them to gain 30 seconds a day or so. If accuracy is important to you this will annoy the hell out of you. If that's the case and you want an affordable watch, buy quartz. Or wait till you can spend $4k or so and get a COSC certified mechanical. That's minus 4 to plus 6 seconds a day. For that money you might also just be able to find a Grand Seiko spring drive. Mine is accurate to 7 seconds a month. 

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Agreed with everyone... if you wear a mechanical watch all day, every day then you might need it serviced after 5 years or so. I've had my Seiko SKX for 15 years and because I don'  wear it every day, it doesn't need a service and keeps good time. Just need a couple in rotation to give mechanicals a rest now and then.

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AttinoiBaf

I have affordable watches. My most expensive watch cost 550 USD. Majority around 100 USD or less. My oldest mechanical watch in rotation is an Orient 3 star with more than 10 years.

In my case, buying affordable watches allows me experience a variety of styles. And they fit my lifestyle better than expensive ones.

Same sentiment here!

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Would recommend looking into Seiko, orient or timex