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Apr 5, 2017 - 4:46am

If you can stretch the budget a bit, Daniel Wellington, Larsson & Jennings and even a Mondaine are good quality + look good. Much more understated.

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Apr 13, 2017 - 11:47am

This guy (and the guy below) know what they're talking about. Orient makes awesome dive watches, and their 'Bambino' collection is suitable for business wear. High-quality, affordable automatic watches. Look for deals on Amazon, Jomashop, OrientWatchUSA, or Ebay (I've never tried Ebay but assume it would save money). Orient is a subsidiary of Seiko.

Seiko 5 refers to a 'movement' within a watch. It is a workhorse automatic movement (automatic > quartz, more complicated movements are more desirable for no reason but that's just the culture when it comes to watches) that seiko uses in tons of watches. A watch with a Seiko 5 movement will be a good watch a regardless of which watch you pick, so just find one with the proper aesthetics and you'll be golden.

I'm not a fan of Timex, I find their watches to be way too loud. It sounds insane but Timex noise seems to always amplify once you're trying to get into some deep work or trying to go to sleep. I had to wrap mine in socks and put it in a drawer to get to sleep until I eventually returned it.

I also rock an $11 digital casio quite often. The battery has lasted several years, it keeps perfect time, and it adds a level of hipster irony that us millennials love when juxtaposed against a suit and wicked expensive shoes.

Nothing short of everything will really do.
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Apr 11, 2017 - 5:02pm

have to repeat what is stated above: Orient.
Its worth checking out with all the mentions!

**How is my grammar? Drop me a note with any errors you see!**
Apr 13, 2017 - 11:30am

I second Daniel Wellington.

Maybe consider wearing a Fitbit as well? It's not a business-y watch, but it's a subtle nod to being active.

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Apr 13, 2017 - 12:02pm

While I am going to blatantly disregard the title limitations in my recommendation, the Tissot PR100 in silver for $325 fits really well in pretty much any situation.
Here's a picture of it. The crystal combines well with the silver making it look even better in person.

I personally would stick with a classic silver look with a watch that maintains a relatively normal size. You can't really go wrong with that style and can end up with a watch that looks much more than its worth.

Apr 13, 2017 - 4:43pm

personally bought a CK watch for $100. It tells time and stays on my wrist!

26 Broadway where's your sense of humor?
Apr 13, 2017 - 9:55pm

Timex T2M708 ...looks great and mine has been down 110FT and still works, been down below 60 many times. I could easily buy something very high end at this point but don't because of this baby. Don't try to get some clown brand that nobody has heard of. You're not fooling anyone.

Overwhelming grasp of the obvious.
Apr 16, 2017 - 5:48pm

What do you guys think of wilk watchworks? It's a custom canadian watchmaker that has some really beautiful looking watches.

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:05am

This Wilk Watchworks company seems to be using Chinese movement - in terms of look, I am not a fan - I personally think that they are fairly cheap-looking (of course, this is my opinion).

Most quality watches with complications (i.e. tourbillon, moonphase, etc) will have a way higher price point. Overall, I would advise you to stick with strong brands and to avoid the "new brands" - you will likely get bored after a few months

If you want a watch with a tourbillon like these I can highly recommend you some models from Tissot (very good value for money), as I have seen a few nice ones with this feature; you get a Swiss-made watch from a respected brand, with a timeless look.

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