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#1 José

Posted 09 July 2019 - 03:21 PM

what brand do you recommend for a mens watch? budget up to $500

#2 dadwasathome

Posted 09 July 2019 - 03:26 PM

What type of men’s watch? Seiko and Citizen can be good value in that price range. Generally you’ll be looking at quartz, but are you thinking fashion, divers, rugged or chronograph?

#3 PrincessPeach

Posted 09 July 2019 - 03:51 PM

Adina.

Australian made & very good quality.

#4 José

Posted 09 July 2019 - 03:58 PM

View Postdadwasathome, on 09 July 2019 - 03:26 PM, said:

What type of men’s watch? Seiko and Citizen can be good value in that price range. Generally you’ll be looking at quartz, but are you thinking fashion, divers, rugged or chronograph?

umm....
ok? perhaps i need more help than i realised!
not a divers watch.
not leather band.

#5 Sentient Puddle

Posted 09 July 2019 - 04:31 PM

DP just got an Android version of a smart watch for about $400. He loves it and it has multiple looking faces.

#6 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 09 July 2019 - 04:44 PM

I would look at the smart watch ranges. There are some lovely options.

Garmin is my initial go to. The vivo move looks just like a simple stylish analogue watch, but is a smart watch https://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/p/583562

#7 dadwasathome

Posted 09 July 2019 - 05:13 PM

OP - when you say not leather band, do mean metal is ok or rubber/silicone too.

Are you thinking a smart watch? If yes, look for the most stylish you can find. If no, there is still the issue of whether simple time and date, chronograph style (with stopwatch etc). Also what level of waterproof is needed - occasional splash or for swimming too?

#8 José

Posted 09 July 2019 - 05:28 PM

View Postdadwasathome, on 09 July 2019 - 05:13 PM, said:

OP - when you say not leather band, do mean metal is ok or rubber/silicone too.

Are you thinking a smart watch? If yes, look for the most stylish you can find. If no, there is still the issue of whether simple time and date, chronograph style (with stopwatch etc). Also what level of waterproof is needed - occasional splash or for swimming too?

not rubber or silicone. metal.
not smart watch.
stop watch not required.
not for swimming.

#9 molinero

Posted 09 July 2019 - 05:29 PM

The Victorinox watches (basically swiss army brand) can be good if the man is doing heavy type work/hobbies where he could otherwise scratch or damage the watch. I believe they have a range which is issued to military personnel for that reason.

Plenty of price and style range.

#10 QuisbySchmoo

Posted 09 July 2019 - 05:44 PM

Maybe have a look at watchdirect.com.au

I've done a search using the filters between $300-$500 with a stainless band. There are some nice ones coming up but you can play around with the filters further.

https://watchdirect....Stainless Steel

I like this Tissot one - very simple and elegant.

#11 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:26 PM

View PostQuisbySchmoo, on 09 July 2019 - 05:44 PM, said:


I like this Tissot one - very simple and elegant.
Me too! That is a stylish watch.

#12 gettin my fance on

Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:39 PM

View PostQuisbySchmoo, on 09 July 2019 - 05:44 PM, said:

I like this Tissot one - very simple and elegant.


View PostSkeptiHandsOnMum, on 09 July 2019 - 10:26 PM, said:

Me too! That is a stylish watch.

Me three!

and Tissot is an excellent brand.

#13 MakesMeHappy

Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:11 PM

Not sure on the age bracket but Dh and his friends like Nixon watches. They are very into the dark colours- blacks and greys with either black feautures or gold/rose golds.

#14 can'tstayaway

Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:14 PM

I don’t have a recommendation on the watch itself but thought I’d mention Catch of the Day as a surprising (to me) place to buy a watch.  

My DS needed a watch suitable for diving recently and I found a G Shock that suited his needs at a great price. Delivery was just a few days and included in the price. All up, I was quite impressed.

#15 aquarium2

Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:24 PM

https://www.davidjon...one-Hybrid.html

#16 Dadto2

Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:25 PM

Are you looking for a chunky watch or a slim dress watch?

#17 aquarium2

Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:27 PM

https://www.davidjon...raph-Watch.html

#18 Dadto2

Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:32 PM

I've got an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (bought before kids!). It's in theory a dive watch, but no-one in their right mind would wear it for diving. It's chunky and heavy, but looks great. You can get similar looking watches by brands like Seiko for your price bracket.

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#19 Toddlerandme

Posted 10 July 2019 - 01:34 PM

The citizen eco drive watches are great as you never have to change a battery or have your watch go flat. I’ve had mine for close to ten years and is still going.



#20 Dadto2

Posted 10 July 2019 - 01:40 PM

View PostToddlerandme, on 10 July 2019 - 01:34 PM, said:

The citizen eco drive watches are great as you never have to change a battery or have your watch go flat. I’ve had mine for close to ten years and is still going.

Yeah used to have one, gave it to me Dad and it's still going strong 20 years later.

#21 EmmDasher

Posted 10 July 2019 - 01:50 PM

My DH just wanted something that would look good with his suit. He has a slim build and finds most men’s accessories too chunky and big for his wrists. I picked a Hugo Boss one for him. Obviously it’s a fashion brand so I doubt they have the strength of reputation of reputable watch brands but it was the look he wanted and it came in at just under $500 from memory. It’s be over 6-7 years old now and hasn’t skipped a beat.

#22 José

Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:14 PM

View PostDadto2, on 10 July 2019 - 12:25 PM, said:

Are you looking for a chunky watch or a slim dress watch?

chunky.

#23 Sentient Puddle

Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:36 PM

View PostToddlerandme, on 10 July 2019 - 01:34 PM, said:

The citizen eco drive watches are great as you never have to change a battery or have your watch go flat. I’ve had mine for close to ten years and is still going.

I have one and I have had to get the battery changed twice in 6 years. Like all rechargeable devices they do have batteries.  I may have just got a lemon but I would be disinclined to buy another.

#24 José

Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:27 PM

View PostWTFancie shmancie, on 09 July 2019 - 10:39 PM, said:






Me three!

and Tissot is an excellent brand.

good to know, i do like some of the Tissot watches but had never heard of the brand before

#25 dadwasathome

Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:51 PM

View PostToddlerandme, on 10 July 2019 - 01:34 PM, said:

The citizen eco drive watches are great as you never have to change a battery or have your watch go flat. I’ve had mine for close to ten years and is still going.

I’ve got a Seiko kinetic divers watch that’s a similar concept - and just discovered that the batteries do eventually need replacing, as with electric cars.

Unfortunately I didnt buy an Omega before kids, so saving for a Speedmaster now.l

Both Seiko and Citizen have wide ranges and good bang for buck in their quartz ranges around $400. Just do an Amazon or eBay search to see the wide range.




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