10 attainable watches on my wish list
I spend way too much time on Ebay and Amazon
In no particular order, here are some relatively attainable watches currently on my Ebay and Amazon watchlists.
1. Orient Neo-70s Panda
I absolutely love panda dial watches, especially in a black on white configuration as seen here. To make things even better, it's an Orient, a sub-brand of Seiko, which means it will have great quality for the price and will be decently reliable. These usually retail for under $400.
2. Orient Bambino
Another great offering from Orient, this time in the form of a great looking automatic dress watch. Most can be had for under $200.
3. Orient Ray II
It won't all be Orient, I promise. I had to include this watch, though, because I love the way it looks. The fit and finish on this particular watch also seems very high for its price point. Most can be found for under $200.
4. Seiko Recraft SSC667 Solar Chronograph
I absolutely love the retro look of this watch. the pale blue on black works really well here. It is also a solar watch, so it requires no charging, as it is powered by light. Once fully charged, it has a 6 month power reserve. Most can be found for under $500.
5. Certina DS-2 Chronograph
While I haven't heard very much about this brand, what I have heard is pretty positive, and they seem like a pretty good entry level Swiss brand. Most of these can be found for under $300.
6. Bulova Surfboard Chronograph
I have recently started to like watches with retro styling, and this is one of my favorites. The color combination seen here works really well for me. These can be found anywhere from $300 to over $500.
7. New Bulova Computron
Ok. Now I know that many of you will probably hate this one, and I can understand that. But I personally think that bringing back a retro watch like this is extremely cool. These can be found for under $200.
8. Tissot V8 Chronograph
The Tissot V8 Chronograph takes its styling from racing, and I love the way it looks, especially in green. It also has the advantage of being Swiss made. I have found several of these for under $300.
9. AVI-8 Hawker Hunter
AVI-8 is an aviation themed microbrand that I am a bit unsure about. From what I have read, they are known for having questionable quality, and use some cheap movements. However, I am deeply in love with the styling of this watch. Being an aviation enthusiast and student pilot, I love how this watch looks like an altimeter. I also love the blue. These can be found for under $300.
10. 1963 Seagull Reissue
I love love this watch for a few reasons. Firstly, I love the vintage look. Secondly, I think the red star of communism and the Chinese characters on it are quite cool. Third, its based off of an old Chinese air force watch. It also doesn't hurt that the movement is quite nice to look at. These can be found for under $200.
Comments and questions? What watches are you interested in at the moment?