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muscles
04-22-2008, 20:21
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grecco
04-22-2008, 20:28
looking for feedback on purchasing my first auto watch. i don't wanna spend much, so im looking at the seiko model SKX031K2. any input would be appreciated.

http://chronograph.com/store/mli_viewItem.asp?idproduct=159

Go for it,
i was an admitted watch snob, i purchased a seiko orange monster,
i am impressed!!!!
i wear it more than my marathon gsar and rolex .

VirginiaLEO83
04-22-2008, 20:29
I like it. I would go with that or one of the many Orient models.

RyanSBHF
04-22-2008, 21:03
Another one you might consider is the Invicta 8926, which can be found for around $100.

California Jack
04-22-2008, 21:25
you cannot go wrong with any seiko auto diver. my favorite is the monsters. i wish i had listened and got a monster for my first auto. go for it. the skx031 or any other model.

HerrGlock
04-23-2008, 01:28
Get it! I got one of those just to see how I would like it and it keeps great time, is not too small, not too big, etc.

Oh, just to make you think a bit, look at this one:
http://www.thewatchplaceonline.com/t0061.htm
Movement: Japanese (Miyota) 21-Jewel self-winding mechanical movement

Case and Dial: Solid stainless steel, 43mm wide without the crown, 45mm wide with the crown, stainless steel screw-down case back, threaded crown, hardened mineral crystal, day and date display at 3:00, uni-directional count-down bezel, black face, luminous hands and markers
$129.00 Includes Priority shipping in the US.

The Rampage
04-23-2008, 05:10
Before you buy that one, don't forget to consider these three models of the SKX line...


The 007

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii216/therampagegt/seikobr.jpg

http://cgi.ebay.com/SEIKO-AUTOMATIC-STEEL-DIVER-JUBILEE-WATCH-200M-SKX007_W0QQitemZ300212982711QQihZ020QQcategoryZ31387QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem




The 009

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii216/therampagegt/skx009b.jpg

http://cgi.ebay.com/SEIKO-AUTOMATIC-STEEL-DIVER-JUBILEE-WATCH-200M-SKX009_W0QQitemZ300212982661QQihZ020QQcategoryZ31387QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem



The A53

http://cgi.ebay.com/Seiko-Automatic-Diver-SKX-A53-Black-Bullet-NEW-NR_W0QQitemZ280220440214QQihZ018QQcategoryZ31387QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


And here's a pic of my Seikos:

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii216/therampagegt/DSC00902.jpg


All awesome watches, and if you'd like to go the grey-market Ebay route then I can confidently recommend either Pokemonyu or Watches Unlimited (same guy) as I've bought both a 007 and 009 from them and they were flawless.

Check it out!




TR

HerrGlock
04-23-2008, 05:39
Before you buy that one, don't forget to consider these three models of the SKX line...
The 007

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii216/therampagegt/seikobr.jpg


If you go to your local Sam's club you might be able to pick up the Seiko dive watch that looks almost exactly like that with white "Diver's 200m" printing and a silver bezel for $100.31 if they have 2 or fewer left. They run $169 if they have more than that left, though.

william_h
04-24-2008, 16:34
Any of the Seikos should be a good choice.

BTW, I like that Blue Sumo!

DriBak
05-07-2008, 07:46
What about the new Armitron auto that WalMart has for 78 bucks ?