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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby PiningforElgin » July 7th 2017, 9:30pm

Mine was very similar to the OP's Casio. Too lazy to take it out from drawer to take a pic. Casio is the king of cheap watches (that actually work)
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Mortuus » July 7th 2017, 10:34pm

Currently, it would have to be this'n:

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It's a Grand Diver with a Seiko movement, which I like, and I also like the naval signal flag hour markers.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby bedlam » July 7th 2017, 10:38pm

Cheapest auto

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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby PiningforElgin » July 8th 2017, 12:04am

Mortuus wrote:Currently, it would have to be this'n:

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It's a Grand Diver with a Seiko movement, which I like, and I also like the naval signal flag hour markers.
:3


The flag markers look quite original - did another watchmaker do that before or did Invicta actually come up with this?

This one looks actually pretty good and not at all a copy of the sub
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Mortuus » July 8th 2017, 12:31am

It's been done before, by Corum on their Admiral's Cup watches. Here are a few egg-zamples:

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I'm in full lust mode on this last one, and if I stopped buying all these el-cheapo's, I could easily snag five of these. Something to consider. as I continue to "thin out the herd" of wartches...
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Thunder1 » July 8th 2017, 6:09am

This Wenger was made for COSTCO about 10 years ago..cost me about $45.00...proven to be very eliable...it is one of my 2 or 3 favorite around the house watches..
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Bahoomba » July 8th 2017, 5:32pm

Current watches I obtained basically for free:

$9 used watch picked up at a vintage goods store called Unique in Long Island about six years ago:

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This was $9.99 with a red tag on it from an off-price store I can't recall (probably TJ Maxx or Filene's Basement or something):

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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Mark1 » July 8th 2017, 8:37pm

Don't have a picture but I suspect it would be one of the digitals I picked up here at auction.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Racer-X » July 8th 2017, 8:56pm

Eh, forgot about this one - $6.

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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby AlbertaTime » July 8th 2017, 9:14pm

Thunder1 wrote:This Wenger was made for COSTCO about 10 years ago..cost me about $45.00...proven to be very eliable...it is one of my 2 or 3 favorite around the house watches..


I have a similar Wenger--same model family--and, like yours, it's held up just fine.

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I always get a kick out of this cheapie. I think it was maybe $20 or so. Very light, comfortable and tough little watch. It's nothing serious, but it works.

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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby TemerityB » July 9th 2017, 6:34am

Racer-X wrote:Eh, forgot about this one - $6.

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That's hilarious, kitschy, and I can't stop playing the video.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby biglove » July 9th 2017, 7:24am

That one is awesome, Russ.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Mortuus » July 9th 2017, 12:37pm

Temerity Johnson and Bigloaf Johnson are RIGHT; that's an awesome watch, Russ!!

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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Racer-X » July 9th 2017, 12:56pm

Ha, thanks guys. Posted that in WURW about a year ago, when the forum was going through a 'Lumberjack' phase...
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Kahuna74 » July 9th 2017, 2:11pm

15.00 dallors off ebay..
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby artman » July 9th 2017, 5:45pm

X's Dukes of Hazzard digital wins.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby bedlam » July 9th 2017, 6:23pm

artman wrote:X's Dukes of Hazzard digital wins.

Yup :-)
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby TemerityB » July 9th 2017, 6:45pm

bedlam wrote:
artman wrote:X's Dukes of Hazzard digital wins.

Yup :-)


Oh, hell, yeah.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Hawk » July 9th 2017, 6:52pm

Yup, Dukes wins.

My best shot would be Seiko 5 sorta-gold tone that was actually my first after washing ashore at WL.

No pics because it's at work (and I'm not) but even after 7 or 8 years it works a treat. It also comes in handy during Chinese New Year in Bangkok when I'm forced to wear gold by my soon to be* wife.




*In about 2 to 3 months - the K-1 visa paperwork has been transferred to the US Embassy in Bangkok. If she doesn't fuck that up we're "home free". Until I'm deader than Mort anyway.

I think it was about 85 bucks from Princeton back before they were actually a Seiko AD.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby tiktok » July 9th 2017, 7:11pm

A big mazel (that's Thai for congrats ;)) on your marriage incoming.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby biglove » July 9th 2017, 7:15pm

Hawk settling down? Wowsers! She must be one special lady.

Congrats.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby TemerityB » July 9th 2017, 8:24pm

Hawk, really? Congrats, man.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby conjurer » July 9th 2017, 10:12pm

That's great news, Mr. Hawk. A big congrats!
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby Hawk » July 10th 2017, 1:31pm

Thank you, gentlemen!

It may well be a manifestation of Oldtimers disease on my part but I honestly thought this was merely an update on old news regarding a K1 visa that's been in process since the Obama administration.

Oh well, I was remiss and offer apologies.
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Re: The Cheapest watch you own or have owned.

Postby conjurer » July 10th 2017, 8:13pm

Hawk wrote:Thank you, gentlemen!

It may well be a manifestation of Oldtimers disease on my part but I honestly thought this was merely an update on old news regarding a K1 visa that's been in process since the Obama administration.

Oh well, I was remiss and offer apologies.


Most of us are too fucking stupid to know what a K1 visa is.
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