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Can anyone recommend something that isn't too pricey, analogue, classic-looking and not too blingy and most importantly reliably waterproof? The Breitling needs a service (?400-500!!) which I am, of course, saving for but in the meantime I need something reliable and that won't crap out on me if I forget to take it off before getting in the shower.

Budget up to ?100 but closer to ?50 would be preferable.
 

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And he has managed to bugger it already. Forgot to take it off, got in the shower and now there is condensation behind the glass. Worse still he kept lying about how it happened so I'm equally pissed about him lying to me as I am about the watch being spoiled in the space of less than four weeks.
I bought the exact same watch (AGX041) so that my two proper watches can feel smug and superior (just joking). And I was wearing it during some exercise. Apparently it's not even sweat-proof. Because afterwards it started filling up with lots and lots of water drops on the glas and the clock-face. However, the water also went away completely within a couple of days without me doing any particularly hard attempts at drying the watch. Therefore it can't be all that water-tight... it's still working btw.
 

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Can anyone recommend something that isn't too pricey, analogue, classic-looking and not too blingy and most importantly reliably waterproof? The Breitling needs a service (?400-500!!) which I am, of course, saving for but in the meantime I need something reliable and that won't crap out on me if I forget to take it off before getting in the shower.

Budget up to ?100 but closer to ?50 would be preferable.
Some sort of Seiko 5? Tons of different styles and many of them rated from 30m to 100m water resistance, though no screw-down crown. Not sure what UK prices are like but you can get them on Amazon for $50-$90 depending on the style. Does the presence of a mechanical movement matter?
 

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Can anyone recommend something that isn't too pricey, analogue, classic-looking and not too blingy and most importantly reliably waterproof? The Breitling needs a service (?400-500!!) which I am, of course, saving for but in the meantime I need something reliable and that won't crap out on me if I forget to take it off before getting in the shower.

Budget up to ?100 but closer to ?50 would be preferable.
This just showed up :dance:

 

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and that won't crap out on me if I forget to take it off before getting in the shower.
:hammer:

Don't wear watches in the shower.
 

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:hammer:

Don't wear watches in the shower.
Yes, yes, I know, but I've had (mainly) decent waterproof watches for the last 30 years so it's hard to get into the habit of taking a watch off before bathing. I will once the Breitling is serviced, I promise.

Meanwhile the ?13 Casio adorning my wrist is 50m waterproof and doing just fine.

 

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I woke up to see this: http://wornandwound.com/seiko-releases-four-jdm-mini-turtles-ref-srpc35k1-srpc37k1-srpc39k1-srpc41k1-two-new-turtle-colorways/

The SRPC23K1 looks damn good to me, but no pricing yet and since it states "JDM" I probably won't be seeing one any time soon.
What is it, Seiya Japan that has a good established business making the JDM stuff available over here? It will take a bit for them to show up I'd imagine, but getting them without much markup shouldn't too much of an issue.
 

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Or I have a reason to stop in Japan next time I go to Taipei. I will pick up a Seiko and a few bottles of whiskey.
 

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Been toying with the idea of a 24 hour wrist watch for a while, but I could never find one that I liked. It was all old and battered russian RAKETAS.

Now, though, I found one that's manufactured new and looks great. UNO 24 by BOTTA.



Starts at around ?350, though. :/
 

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Don't forget that Raketas have minute hands. That makes them a lot more useful. I've worn a 12h single-hand watch for a while, and I can't say I miss being slightly confused every time I look at my wrist.
 

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MXM;n3541519 said:
Don't forget that Raketas have minute hands. That makes them a lot more useful. I've worn a 12h single-hand watch for a while, and I can't say I miss being slightly confused every time I look at my wrist.
They also offer one with minutes and seconds, but that starts at 650. D:
 
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