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Manual wind up watch recommend? 127

Hero Member Posts: 763
Manual wind up watch recommend?
« on: March 15, 2017, 01:29:34 PM »
I've been casually searching for a manual, wind up, watch, and it seems as far as new, I cannot find much to choose from other than the really cheapie ones.

Offhand, does anyone know of something in the under $100 (I'm cheap too) range, but that is still a decent watch. I don't require to the microsecond time keeping. Day/Date not really required. I enjoy wearing something nostalgic now and then. Or perhaps a suggestion for a used model to look for on eBay?

And since I'm fairly skinny, no bigger than 40mm. Larger than that, I won't wear. Just too big for me the like.

Thanks!



No Life Club Posts: 2,577 Smurf it!
Re: Manual wind up watch recommend?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 02:15:11 PM »
I've been casually searching for a manual, wind up, watch, and it seems as far as new, I cannot find much to choose from other than the really cheapie ones.

Offhand, does anyone know of something in the under $100 (I'm cheap too) range, but that is still a decent watch. I don't require to the microsecond time keeping. Day/Date not really required. I enjoy wearing something nostalgic now and then. Or perhaps a suggestion for a used model to look for on eBay?

And since I'm fairly skinny, no bigger than 40mm. Larger than that, I won't wear. Just too big for me the like.

Thanks!

Well Certina for one, plenty of them on evil-bay, all from the 60's and 70's

For new watches don't discard the Chinese made Seagul or Tianjin brands as they use some very nice mechanical movements based on older Swiss design (legitimately as well).

Given you have the same dilemma as me, skinny wrists, the current trend of bigger and bigger watches is getting annoying  :twak:

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Re: Manual wind up watch recommend?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 02:51:49 PM »
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Hooked, like everyone else. :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,172
Re: Manual wind up watch recommend?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 07:26:55 PM »
Indian made HMT watches can be bought for a song used on the internet. The new ones arent expencive either.
Vostok Komandirskie can be bought with a wind up movement quite cheaply.

« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 07:29:15 PM by Grathr »

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No Life Club Posts: 2,577 Smurf it!
Re: Manual wind up watch recommend?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 07:32:40 PM »
Indian made HMT watches can be bought for a song used on the internet. The new ones arent expencive either.
Vostok Komandirskie can be bought with a wind up movement quite cheaply.

I'd forgotten about Vostok  :tu:

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." -  Winston Churchill
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,172
Re: Manual wind up watch recommend?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 07:34:53 PM »
Oh.
And dont go asking the same question on a watchforum. :D  I did, and after a bunch of very helpful tips and suggestions, I blew my budget big time and ended up with a Hamilton Kahki Mechanical. (Wich I love. But my wallet didnt)
Compared to watches, MT's are cheap!

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
Hero Member Posts: 595 Carpe titanium
Re: Manual wind up watch recommend?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 10:14:03 PM »
Oh.
And dont go asking the same question on a watchforum. :D  I did, and after a bunch of very helpful tips and suggestions, I blew my budget big time and ended up with a Hamilton Kahki Mechanical. (Wich I love. But my wallet didnt)
Compared to watches, MT's are cheap!

This !!

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Hero Member Posts: 763
Re: Manual wind up watch recommend?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 11:48:38 AM »
Thanks guys!!

 :like:

That Hamilton is nice. That fits the bill, but it is a little expensive. Worth it though I'd imagine. I've a Hamilton View Nam era wind up US Army I wear often, and the style compared to the new, is almost exactly the same. I'll really have to consider that.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 11:51:45 AM by Joe58 »


 

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