NH38 Automatic Field Watch For $40?!

This is not a joke! I literally bought this 39mm automatic field watch for LESS than $40.

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For the price of a Denny's dinner(cheap local diner) you can have a 39mm watch offering a Seiko automatic movement, 316L stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, 200m water resistance and a "leather" strap.

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To put this into perspective, if you look to buy an NH38A movement on it's own you will spend around $40-50. Some have a mental block when it comes to 'homage" watches, and I do understand it, but I am a blood hound for a great deal and this one stunk of insane value. This watch is a Tandorio, which is a Ali Express brand likely based in China. It obviously is homaging a well-known field watch and doesn't stray far from the OG. IMO, the case finishing is surprisingly decent for the price. I immediately swapped out the strap for this canvas style one. Also, the brand offers multiple iterations of this model and I chose the one with a sterile dial.

If you have a few sheckles to spare and want a no-brainer field watch, I absolutely recommend checking this out. I love modding watches and buying this watch just for the parts is an amazing deal.

Here's a link if you want to check out this deal:

https://a.aliexpress.com/_m0lYWhi

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Your not wrong that is a great deal for an automatic Watch. Especially if you looking for your first mechanical watch to dabble and see if your into it. As stated it鈥檚 basically the cost of a movement alone. Might grab one just for the parts and modding lol thank you. 馃檹馃従

Real question is... who spending $40 at Dennys? I haven't been there in a hot minute. I remember going there in my 20's, drunk AF, getting a lumberjack slam for like $12馃憣

degenerateWA

Real question is... who spending $40 at Dennys? I haven't been there in a hot minute. I remember going there in my 20's, drunk AF, getting a lumberjack slam for like $12馃憣

$40 is for 3 people lol

Kevinseiko

$40 is for 3 people lol

You should have mentioned that ;-)

Kevinseiko

$40 is for 3 people lol

I guess I'm three people then.

Mr.Santana

Your not wrong that is a great deal for an automatic Watch. Especially if you looking for your first mechanical watch to dabble and see if your into it. As stated it鈥檚 basically the cost of a movement alone. Might grab one just for the parts and modding lol thank you. 馃檹馃従

My thoughts exactly. 馃幆

I bought parts, similar (almost identical hands and dial) to this one including a NH35 movement. I paid almost the double. This is really cheap!

SwedishBones

I bought parts, similar (almost identical hands and dial) to this one including a NH35 movement. I paid almost the double. This is really cheap!

Right! undeniable value.

Hopefully coming to Florida for a holiday in June ,hope Denny's are still doing their 2 4 6 8 deal ,I've not been to the USA for a few years ,also hoping to go to Walmart and target to check out their watch selection especially Casio

It's a standard case that Tandorio produces. It's not fancy by any means, but it is solid with a screw-in crown that actually works as designed. (I've used it twice, so far ) It's sold for around $20 retail, but wholesale prices have to lower. The dial is fairly common and probably produced in high numbers.

That being said, if you like what you see, I think it's a very good buy.