Watches under £500

I really enjoyed Crazyblue's  photo of his watch collection. I do hope we can have more posts about watches that are not in the high end bracket. Otherwise I fear that this site may go the way of some others and only appeal to those with very long pockets.

None of my watches cost more than £500 and most of them are under £300. I reckon that I enjoy them as much as anyone else enjoys theirs. I would really enjoy reading more about people's watches that are at the lower end of the market. 

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Unless I'm mistaken I see plenty of posts related to brands Seiko, Orient, Casio, Timex or Vostok. Heck, I much enjoy our Canadian friend posting about Chinese watches, very affordable ones, that I have never even heard of. None of my watches are over $1000, but I don't believe that is an issue on this site at all.

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Eventually quantity wins out over price.  How many times can you post about your Patek Phillipe? Humble brag once, compare it to another luxury brand another time and then you are out of things to say.  You have received your due in praise and admiration. You go and add a $20 Russian watch or a $200 Islander and you can keep posting almost indefinitely. 

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Aurelian

Eventually quantity wins out over price.  How many times can you post about your Patek Phillipe? Humble brag once, compare it to another luxury brand another time and then you are out of things to say.  You have received your due in praise and admiration. You go and add a $20 Russian watch or a $200 Islander and you can keep posting almost indefinitely. 

I believe there are two aspects at play here:

a) The trend towards more of a stretch goal of a watch the longer a person collects. I don't really like the term "grail", but I can understand why people may aspire to own a certain watch. The number of watches that are likely to fall into that category is not that large.

b) The "trendy watch", meaning the watch that sites like this agree on as "cool", and therefore discussed a lot. This goes across tiers of watches, from the SNK809 to Black Bay variants, and anything in between. Then there is the complete opposite, from homage watches to those that are unabashedly styled in ways to appeal to the mass consumer, may the manufacturer be Invicta, Nubeo, or whatever brand in this category comes to mind.

I am sure that some people collect these watches. What I'm not sure of is why they are not discussed more.

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There are literally thousands and thousands of watches under £500 a blessing and a curse.

 my problem was (and it’s the same with cars) once I buy one, I then look around for what else I could get for the same money……..I always find one better. The answer is, spend weeks researching…….but then, and this will surely resonate with fellow sufferers, you see something, probably not even remotely like the style of watch you desire at the time you are looking, and boooooom! You see something which knocks your socks off, then it’s the madness, and its in the post.  My latest impulse buy, luckily it’s fantastic I wasn’t even looking for a bloody Pepsi bezel watch!!

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Glad my post inspired this one! 😊

The RRP of each individual watch currently maxes out at £310 (Seiko SRPD71) but so far have managed to get each one for far less from an online "official stockist". 

I do plan on one day getting one that at least passes the £500 mark, but planning on having that coincide with some kind of "life event". 

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i dont think price is an issue with the high end watch post. we should appreciate and enjoy any watch in any pricepoint as we are in the same hobby.