10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby koimaster » April 30th 2018, 9:08am

I guess my idea of affordable and theirs is quite different. I can agree with only two of the watches listed in the article below.

Every watch collection has to start somewhere, and often that initial watch purchase is on a somewhat restricted budget. Here’s an introduction to entry-level mechanical watches from 10 brands. To narrow the field down, we only considered men’s watches with a case diameter of 37 mm or greater.


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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby labman » April 30th 2018, 9:22am

The Seiko Presage is nice for the price along with the Tissot.

The Junghans and Sinn at ~$1,000.00 I personally would not lump into the "affordable" category (probably a lot of watch collectors would).

All of the other considered "affordable" - not in my book.
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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby foghorn » April 30th 2018, 9:24am

Entry level Patek? They can bite my entry level ass.
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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby JAS1125 » April 30th 2018, 10:23am

labman wrote:The Seiko Presage is nice for the price along with the Tissot.

The Junghans and Sinn at ~$1,000.00 I personally would not lump into the "affordable" category (probably a lot of watch collectors would).

All of the other considered "affordable" - not in my book.


Agree....one man's affordable is another's grail
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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby Thunder1 » April 30th 2018, 10:24am

foghorn wrote:Entry level Patek? They can bite my entry level ass.
I'm glad I stopped looking at that magazine years ago.

I guess most of us are either very cheap or many others are seen as being very gullible...
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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby foghorn » April 30th 2018, 11:03am

Thunder1 wrote:
foghorn wrote:Entry level Patek? They can bite my entry level ass.
I'm glad I stopped looking at that magazine years ago.

I guess most of us are either very cheap or many others are seen as being very gullible...




I always thought Rolex was an entry level Patek. :mrgreen:
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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » April 30th 2018, 11:41am

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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby TemerityB » April 30th 2018, 2:49pm

While the Colt remains one of the most underrated pieces out there ... "entry level," huh.

This is a hobby where one Breitling owner will sneer at another one for sporting "just" a Colt. Or imagine looking at someone wearing an Oyster Perpetual and the first thing that springs in your mind is "Entry Level." Fuck.

It ain't just watches. A few years ago, Apple issued a perfectly good working version of an iPhone (I think it was the 5c) that was housed in plastic or something instead of steel, and therefore it was a lot cheaper. Worked the same, did most of the same things - but nobody fucking bought them because they weren't the expensive ones, and that's a fact.

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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby bedlam » April 30th 2018, 4:42pm

Nobody rates any Patek as an entry level watch. Nobody.

Either the author is trolling or he is too far up his own ass to be allowed near a keyboard. Quite genuinely, the reputation of the blog is diminished in the readerships eyes by claims like that.
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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » April 30th 2018, 5:56pm

bedlam wrote:Nobody rates any Patek as an entry level watch. Nobody.

Possibly the Donkey lot does, although frankly, except referring to watches sold at their shop for 1000% of their actual value as "bargains", I haven't really seen them call a Patek "entry level." They're snobs so thick that one can call their lack of wit "beyond obscene", and as far up their arses as anyone can really be up their own arse, but they're not that stupid. Looks like the Watchtime guy, whoever the fuck he is, actually went beyond the "Donkey" point on the snobometer.

bedlam wrote:Either the author is trolling or he is too far up his own ass to be allowed near a keyboard.

I agree that he shouldn't be allowed near a keyboard, but I'd still bet on him being plainly obtuse rather than a troll.

bedlam wrote:Quite genuinely, the reputation of the blog is diminished in the readerships eyes by claims like that.

Looking at just how many idiotic articles they've published lately, and all that shite coming from various authors, not just that Krupp dope, I'd say they have either stopped caring about the quality of the content (something like the editor mostly being tired after the first morning coffee, and generally ignorant of what's going on in the texts published), or they're turning into a Donkey/ABTW-style advertorial site.
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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby smellody » April 30th 2018, 6:00pm

I like that entry level Rolex. I'd wear that. I like PM more now though. Patek doesn't do shit for me.
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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby jb182 » May 1st 2018, 5:08pm

I think he meant entry level for the particular brand, not entry level in general.
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Re: 10 Entry-Level Mechanical Watches

Postby Pubbie » May 5th 2018, 8:20am

I see you point and yes I think that’s what he’s done, but like most of the crap on the internet, it’s valueless and arbitrary. Like saying “here’s an entry level Richard Mille”, or “here’s an entry level Rolls Royce Silver Dawn”. Pointless.
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