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    What brand(s) do you keep returning to for a cheap "scratch of the itch"?

    As the title sez.
    the 3 brands i keep on running to are:
    Casio (Edifice's and G's)
    Seiko (SARB's, 5's and SSC's )
    Swatch ( I love to buy NOS-Swatches, altough i never wear any of them. I have a big pile of Swatches, they are just so much fun to collect )

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    Vostok Europe or other brands sold by Russia2all.


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    well mine are

    Casio

    Timex

    any thing Russian or vintage
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    For many years it was Seiko, but I've been in remission for some time now.

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    The top two. Seiko Divers and Casio G Shocks. I have 3 of each.
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    Seiko and Orient. I like all Seikos, the cheaper the better. For Orient, I prefer Orient Star, though the regular Orient line also has interesting pieces. Still don't know why I don't have a Bambino.

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    Vostok are definitely my ''scratch the hitch'' watches. Seiko and Citizen also comes to mind, but for around $100, Russians are hard to beat IMO.
    ~Daniel~

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    Sigh, I keep trying to find go-to affordables I like. Very minimal success, meaning next to none.


    Edit: Gave this a bit more thought. Helberg is on the list but his sizes are pretty large especially L2L so only minimal offerings that work for me. Great watches though. I do like Helson and have my second one incoming. Benarus ain't a bad scratch either.
    Last edited by Chase; Dec 18, 2014 at 05:27 AM.

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    Citizen
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    Seiko and Casio (have yet to find the third one)

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