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2019 What watch did you buy for Under $500

  1. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Jan 17, 2019

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    I have been lusting over this watch for a while now. Prices have been dropping, so now is the time. This watch received fantastic reviews when it was released. I can't wait for arrival.

    Base price $428.00
    Dealer discount 6% -$29.00
    Ebay Bucks applied -$84.00
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    $315.00
    Ebay Bucks Earned + $32.00
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  2. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Jan 17, 2019

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    For a moderately priced automatic, Bulova did really well here. I wish other watchmakers would follow their lead on re-pops. I (((love))) the red accent(s).
     
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  3. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Jan 17, 2019

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    It's still in transit so no pictures yet, but I snagged a ladies blue racing dial Omega Geneve Dynamic for a hair under $200. Bargained the seller down from $350
     
  4. Hands90

    Hands90 Jan 17, 2019

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    Interstellar
    I'm averaging these numbers
    MSRP $900
    New On the Bay $630
    $100 Ebay bucks

    Payed $530

    Photo taken today (as you can see from the day/date)
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  5. sxl2004

    sxl2004 Jan 17, 2019

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    Just in $375 including full service !

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  6. Skrv

    Skrv Jan 17, 2019

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    $449 + 15$ shipping. Paid in December but got delivered couple of days before.
     
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  7. Njnjcfp88

    Njnjcfp88 Jan 18, 2019

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    ACDF43C0-38D5-48EC-83DF-B3F06163F613.jpeg 59FC2DF3-0B9C-4E3A-AA94-8C7B7621BE90.png Seiko 4502-8010. Exactly $500
     
  8. Njnjcfp88

    Njnjcfp88 Jan 18, 2019

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    Lol. Actually came in on the 31st.
     
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  9. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jan 18, 2019

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    Decimal stopwatch.

    Absolutely no use for it these days, other than just looking at the movement or watching that blued steel hand tick around that immaculate dial.

    Only bidder and got an eBay coupon to knock some bucks off, ended up at AUD$150. That's like a cab fare to the airport in NYC or Glasgow.

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  10. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Jan 18, 2019

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    This one ended up being under $300 :)

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  11. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Jan 18, 2019

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    $305 with shipping; a 1969 Accutron running.

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  12. peatnick

    peatnick Jan 18, 2019

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    Macys has this for $400 and give 25% for loading their app = $300 + tax

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    Came on a bracelet but put on leather for winter

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    Nicely decorated rotor on well reviewed in house caliber 9011

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    Macy's an authorized Citizen distributor so it even came with box, papers and a 5 year warranty!
     
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  13. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Jan 18, 2019

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    Nice...always wanted one of those!
     
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  14. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Jan 18, 2019

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    Me too. But the ones I found were either dead or too expensive.

    What I can't decide, and I'm trying to find out, is: Should I let it run or take the battery out until I want to wear it.
     
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  15. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Jan 18, 2019

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    Let it run. Unless it has been recently service, I think the lubrication tends to set up.
     
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  16. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Jan 19, 2019

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    Paid exactly 500 for the Rolex

    I’m told she’s now worth 10x’s that amount??

    Ahhhh, the good old days
     
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  17. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Jan 21, 2019

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    My Devil Diver arrived yesterday. A lot of watch for the money. On a shark mesh until I can size the bracelet. image.jpg
     
  18. Mac5

    Mac5 Jan 21, 2019

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    Thanks kingsrider for steering to the new 2019 thread. I just purchased this one for under the $300 mark. I fell in love with everything about the watch. I'm not sure about the reference. A little help on that would be great. My guess is ref. 2503-?, from what I have researched. Since the case back is a Star case company, I'm not positive. My first honeycomb (clous de paris)? dial and first bumper (cal. 344). Not original crown and without a reference, not sure what to replace it with. :(
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  19. markoh

    markoh Jan 23, 2019

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    Seamaster 2990 for ~$450, delivered directly to my door by the seller. The dial is nearly flawless, crown is a service replacement.

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  20. Hamish02

    Hamish02 Jan 23, 2019

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    Seamaster 2576-8 cal.344. All original from what I can make out. My first bumper. Love the lugs, love the watch.

    £220 ~ $300

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