1 watch for $150 or 2 for $146?

I have a budget of 150 dollars. Should I buy 1 for 150 or 2 to start a collection? I was looking for an automatic budget seiko watch and an extremely budget timex field watch. with 2 I get the most far apart watches so I have more options but then again a 150 dollar watch will last longer. I really need some advice.

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1 for 150$ option for me. probably would give you more better spec watch, also less is good

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1 watch for $150.

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Welcome!  I think you're on the right track with 2, since I'm not sure $150 is going to get you something significantly better.  I think I'd go with an F91 and a Seiko 5 (but maybe the cream dial, rather than the black).

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I think a single $150 watch is a good idea. 

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One watch. You can always sell it later if it doesn't fit your needs. 

If you like the look of this one it's the best 160 bucks you'll ever spend. 

Style wise it's similar to a soldier's watch or more commonly it's called a field watch (like battle field - rather than pilot or navy which have their own watch needs.)

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For 160 bucks you get:

Titanium case which is ultra lightwight. And it's comfy on the skin - some people can get allergic reactions from steel.

It's solar powered so you don't need to change battery for 10-20 years. 

It has a sapphire glass which is almost impossible to scratch.

It's radio controlled which means it's always accurate.

 Excellent sizing for most people.  

 And ultra wide/flat back for comfort. (Many watches have a large bump here where it screws closed.)

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And digital timers and alarms which are super useful. 

And a great orange LED light which isn't as harsh on the eyes as many other options.

It also has no crown (that's the "knob" to change the time on most watches) so it can be worn loose for comfort without it poking the top of your hand which is really painful and annoying.

Sizing: 20mm lug width (that's the strap size between the lugs), 28g weight (1oz), 9mm thick, 44mm lug to lug (that means total watch length), 38mm case (that's the circular part) and it's 40mm wide when you include the the button guards on the sides. 

Photos show it on a 6.5" wrist.

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CitizenKale

One watch. You can always sell it later if it doesn't fit your needs. 

If you like the look of this one it's the best 160 bucks you'll ever spend. 

Style wise it's similar to a soldier's watch or more commonly it's called a field watch (like battle field - rather than pilot or navy which have their own watch needs.)

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For 160 bucks you get:

Titanium case which is ultra lightwight. And it's comfy on the skin - some people can get allergic reactions from steel.

It's solar powered so you don't need to change battery for 10-20 years. 

It has a sapphire glass which is almost impossible to scratch.

It's radio controlled which means it's always accurate.

 Excellent sizing for most people.  

 And ultra wide/flat back for comfort. (Many watches have a large bump here where it screws closed.)

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And digital timers and alarms which are super useful. 

And a great orange LED light which isn't as harsh on the eyes as many other options.

It also has no crown (that's the "knob" to change the time on most watches) so it can be worn loose for comfort without it poking the top of your hand which is really painful and annoying.

Sizing: 20mm lug width (that's the strap size between the lugs), 28g weight (1oz), 9mm thick, 44mm lug to lug (that means total watch length), 38mm case (that's the circular part) and it's 40mm wide when you include the the button guards on the sides. 

Photos show it on a 6.5" wrist.

yea but i'm 14 and 150 is a lot. I barely convinced my parents, so 160 bucks is not an option but thanks for your contribution. maybe in the future

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Thanks to your advice, I have decided on a seiko 5 SNKA05K1 blue dial and a Timex Expedition Scout Solar-Powered.