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Automatic Watch Recommendation 861

No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Automatic Watch Recommendation
« on: March 01, 2020, 01:22:45 AM »
I am a big fan of automatic watches. I love the craftsmanship, see all the gears moving and just the fact that they work without any fancy technology. I have a Tissot Automatic, which I am very fond of. I just don‘t wear it very often, as I don‘t wanna damage it doing my daily chores.

So I am looking for an automatic watch to wear everyday. I wear a Timex Expedition daily, so I would like something in the same size range. I don‘t like large watches, they get always in the way of things. I like a clean design, nothing fancy. It needs a date display and should not be more expensive than $300.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated  :cheers:

Here are two examples so you get an idea of the style I am looking for:



Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,057 \o/
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 06:40:57 AM »
Seiko 5 SNZG15? Cheap, reliable and good looking IMHO.

You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,882
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 09:12:49 AM »
If you don't mind shipping costs, you could buy some of mine :D

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No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2020, 03:29:09 PM »
Seiko 5 SNZG15? Cheap, reliable and good looking IMHO.

Not bad!  :like:
No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2020, 03:29:29 PM »
If you don't mind shipping costs, you could buy some of mine :D

What do you have available? :D :popcorn:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,882
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2020, 03:35:51 PM »
What do you have available? :D :popcorn:
I'll PM you later :D
Not at home today :/

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No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2020, 04:10:13 PM »
 :tu: :popcorn:
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Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 03:00:09 PM »
One I've been looking at for a bit of a beater is the Marathon General Purpose Mechanical with Tritium (GPM) - 34mm (I already have one of its bigger brothers).



MIL-SPEC: Built to Government specifications for use by military personnel. Fulfills Nato Stock Numbers 6645-00-066-4279 and 6645-01-304-4308
AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT: 24 Jewel NH35 self winding mechanical movement. Submersibility: 3ATM
TRITIUM GAS TUBES: Self illuminating tritium gas tubes glow with no need to be charged by an external light source.
FIELD WATCH: Designed for general infantry. Features a lightweight high impact fibreshell case and sapphire crystal.
SWISS MADE: Marathon watches are proudly made in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland since 1939.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,443 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2020, 03:29:14 PM »
Why not go for something a little different and get yourself a Vostok Russian diver.

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No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2020, 03:39:41 PM »
One I've been looking at for a bit of a beater is the Marathon General Purpose Mechanical with Tritium (GPM) - 34mm (I already have one of its bigger brothers).

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MIL-SPEC: Built to Government specifications for use by military personnel. Fulfills Nato Stock Numbers 6645-00-066-4279 and 6645-01-304-4308
AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT: 24 Jewel NH35 self winding mechanical movement. Submersibility: 3ATM
TRITIUM GAS TUBES: Self illuminating tritium gas tubes glow with no need to be charged by an external light source.
FIELD WATCH: Designed for general infantry. Features a lightweight high impact fibreshell case and sapphire crystal.
SWISS MADE: Marathon watches are proudly made in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland since 1939.

Nice! This one is right up my alley  :drool:

Never had anything to do with tritium gas tubes. Are they quick to charge? How long will they glow?

Glad to see you back up and going, Smashie!  :salute:
No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 03:40:52 PM »
Why not go for something a little different and get yourself a Vostok Russian diver.

Never heard of those, will have to do some research  :popcorn: :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 4,939 Smurf it!
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2020, 03:52:37 PM »
Nice! This one is right up my alley  :drool:

Never had anything to do with tritium gas tubes. Are they quick to charge? How long will they glow?

Glad to see you back up and going, Smashie!  :salute:

The tubes don't need to charge, they are a permanent radioactive source. Having said that because it's gaseous tritium it's a very weak source as far as radiation goes. 

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,882
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2020, 05:03:34 PM »
I don't seem to have enough hours in a day :facepalm:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2020, 05:30:04 PM »
The tubes don't need to charge, they are a permanent radioactive source. Having said that because it's gaseous tritium it's a very weak source as far as radiation goes.

Interesting. I will have to get some literature about it  :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2020, 05:30:30 PM »
I don't seem to have enough hours in a day :facepalm:

You and me both, buddy  :rofl:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,443 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2020, 10:27:08 PM »
Look into the Vostok Amphibia.

Some history...

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/vostok-amphibia

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No Life Club Posts: 4,917
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2020, 10:46:18 PM »
Vostok nice but they’re now Chinese.  :D

New Seiko’s have hack and are bullet-proof. Seiko 5 automatic range has that classic look too, and affordable. Below is SRPD55K1.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,443 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2020, 07:33:54 AM »
If so, I have no complaints with mine other than it is a bear to set up the date.

A cool auto with an interesting history.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,057 \o/
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2020, 08:56:27 AM »
Those Vostoks are in no way what SirVicaLot is looking for, as far as the style/look is concerned. As nice as they are.

I still think you cannot go wrong with a Seiko 5 :)

You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,443 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2020, 12:00:45 PM »
My apologies.  :hatsoff:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,939 Smurf it!
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2020, 12:25:33 PM »
I'd go for the Orient Mako (part of Seiko) over the new Seiko 5's.

The movement can be hand wound and is hacking like the NH36.

BUT the new 5's don't have a screw down crown and are only water resistant to 100m. Now 100m might sound like a lot but without the screw down crown I would consider it to be splash proof and wouldn't jump in a pool with it on,

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/orient/orient-mens-ra-aa0006l19b-sport-mako-iii-auto-watch--id12680118.htm

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,057 \o/
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2020, 02:53:52 PM »
My apologies.  :hatsoff:

Er, sorry, I think it came out a bit rude, I did not mean to :salute:

You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.
No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2020, 03:38:17 PM »
Look into the Vostok Amphibia.

Some history...

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/vostok-amphibia

Very interesting article, thanks!  :tu: I have to admit that those watches intrigue me. And for that price it is worth a shot. Now i just need to find one out the thousands or so designs that I like  :ahhh

I will also look into the Seiko 5s and the Orient Mako. I can tell I haven‘t looked into watches for a long time, I have no idea what is out there. Thanks for the recommendations, guys  :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,882
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2020, 05:09:04 PM »
I have 3 Amphibias that get waaay too little wrist time.

And I still need to send you some pics :facepalm:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,443 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2020, 05:16:59 PM »
No worries. I did not want to overpower the thread,  which is why I apologized.  :salute:

A little Leatherman information.

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No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2020, 05:27:15 PM »
No worries. I did not want to overpower the thread,  which is why I apologized.  :salute:

Don‘t worry, give me all the watches you want  :tu: :popcorn:
No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2020, 05:27:54 PM »
I have 3 Amphibias that get waaay too little wrist time.

And I still need to send you some pics :facepalm:

Indeed  :pok: :D Whenever you get to it  :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2020, 08:06:09 PM »
I looked at both the Orient Mako and the Seiko 5s, and they are both not quite what I am looking for. Part of that is that i prefer numbers on the dial. And yes, I am aware that the 2nd example in my initial post does not have numbers  :facepalm:

Hero Member Posts: 509
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2020, 04:15:54 AM »
Seiko 5 SNZG15? Cheap, reliable and good looking IMHO.

I'd have suggested this one, too. I've seen one at a local jeweller's. An elegant style for all occasions, at a great price. Would look super smart on a brown leather strap; more casual on a nylon one. The bracelet is as crappy as most Seiko 5 ones are.

SirVicaLot, I'd understand if you find the dial busier than you'd like - but it's a Seiko 5, and for the price...  ;)

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No Life Club Posts: 4,355
Re: Automatic Watch Recommendation
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2020, 04:30:21 AM »
I looked into the Seiko 5‘s today. Man, i had no idea there were so many different ones  :ahhh I will see if I can find a style I like  :tu:
Still open for other recommendations though  :cheers:

 

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