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Scratching the Itch aka Affordable Alternatives

  1. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 28, 2023

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    image.jpg super affordable quartz only version of the all metal CasiOak at 1/5 the price of the above lol.
     
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  2. vintage hab Jan 28, 2023

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    @DaveK Awesome watch, can I call dibs? ::love::
     
  3. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Jan 28, 2023

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    :) Thank you very much. Your dibs are herby noted :thumbsup:
     
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  4. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 28, 2023

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    Technos Sky Light for $100:

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    Vs. Omega Constellation Pie-pan in a C case (which never existed).

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    And

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    The Sky Light even has faux onyx markers, like some later Constellations.
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  5. JwRosenthal Jan 28, 2023

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    Suck it Rolex!
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  6. __ryan__ Jan 28, 2023

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    That one is really cool. Totally worth the effort you described earlier.
     
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  7. Anthony Lane Jan 29, 2023

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    Yeah, suck it, Rolex. This is my version of a small crown Submariner.
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  8. KeithS Jan 29, 2023

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    The itch was so thoroughly scratched that I've stopped looking for a 1655 and sold my modern Explorer 2.

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  9. Anthony Lane Jan 29, 2023

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    Heck yeah.

    Similar story. I bought a Tudor Submariner (ref. 79090) almost 10 years ago after a holding a buddies 1680. Now, I fully admit the Tudor isn't considered affordable anymore, but I'm still in love with it and the itch for a Rolex Sub doesn't exist.
     
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  10. JwRosenthal Jan 29, 2023

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    I have loved the looks of these…until I see a profile shot. Why does Tudor use a hockey puck as the template for their watches??
     
  11. KeithS Jan 29, 2023

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    It's definitely chunky, but not overwhelmingly so.
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  12. Aroxx Sets his watch Jan 29, 2023

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    I was falling hard for the BB58 and GMT but every time I see the side of the case it’s just a big no from me. It’s too bad.
     
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  13. JwRosenthal Jan 29, 2023

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    That’s a pitty. The standard BB58 they actually got right at just shy of 12mm thick. The others are all around 14-15mm which is just so damn thick. I got rid of several watches that were cuff hangers like that as I just didn't wear them….and I got tired of repainting door jambs.
     
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  14. Dimitar Adamski Jan 29, 2023

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    It never worked for me in a long run. So I just saved and got lucky to own what I wanted. Well,not everything. It is good to have targets for for the future.
     
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  15. bradurani Jan 29, 2023

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    No one will sell me a Daytona, but this 2nd tier imitation will do.
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  16. Shabbaz Jan 29, 2023

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  17. Nupero Feb 1, 2023

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    Black dial & twisted lugs, the UG Polerouter sure is beautiful. Credit to @Mazoue for the pic.

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    But Camy is only $100 and a superautomatic!
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  18. Anthony Lane Feb 1, 2023

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    I remember when you could get a Polerouter like that for under $1K. Then the dealers did their dealer thing.
     
  19. TexOmega Feb 1, 2023

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    Yin/Yang

    you need this to center your life, you’ll never be complete till you have this one….

    now that I have you, quack like a duck for the audience…..


    1971, Swiss Made

    pair with your stored bell- bottoms and platform shoes, in like Flint, baby!
     
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  20. JwRosenthal Feb 1, 2023

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    Thought that Camy was a Seamaster on first blush :whistling: