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01 - Seiko SKX779K "Black Monster" or SKX781 "Orange Monster"14862 views*Movement & Specs: 7S26, Automatic, non winding, non hacking, 21'600 beats per hour or 6 beats per second
*Chosen by: Reto
*Why?: Because you can rarely find a better case and bracelet with even a hidden diver's extension on a watch in this price class.

(76 votes)
I got the beat...oh, yeah...1964 views
(24 votes)
Mother Of All Chronos2385 views
(33 votes)
Steel...1880 views
(34 votes)
My New Beauty1447 viewsMarcell C Senatore
(32 votes)
The Monster Deposed?2208 views
(32 votes)
Marcello C Tridente874 views
(29 votes)
Seiko Landmaster2380 views10th anniversary edition 166/500, 8L35 movement
(20 votes)
Marcello C. Lunar Calendar1291 viewsUnitas + Dubuis Degraz Complication module
(33 votes)
Summertime1217 views
(30 votes)
Marcello C. Tridente1073 views
(29 votes)
Luminous Dials1540 views
(37 votes)
Panerai Luminor Marina and Buck knive1543 views
(24 votes)
A little Luxury...2559 views
(35 votes)
Monster On The Rocks1002 views
(10 votes)
12 - Hamilton Khaki Chrono16477 views*Movement & Specs: Valjoux 7750
*Chosen by: Robmks (Bob)

(45 votes)
07 - Hamilton Khaki Automatic or Handwind15476 views*Movement & Specs: Mechanical: ETA 2804-2 (latest version); Automatic: ETA 2824-2
*Chosen by: Durable & Andrew F
*Why?: Reason: One of the most legible combinations of dial and hands I have seen; the sapphire crystal and matte finish of the stainless steel is very resistant to scratches; it also looks good with many different types and colors of straps; the oversized crown makes winding easy and a joy; the diameter is a very comfortable 38 mm while the 11 mm height of the watch allows it to fit under one's long sleeves with ease; it beats at 28,800 bph, which provides a silky sweep of the second hand; and finally at under $250 it is a definite bargain!

(33 votes)
11 - Orient Diver 200M13264 views*Movement & Specs: Model # : CEM65001D; Orient Japan Automatic Movement 21 jewels; Case width: 41.5mm
*Chosen By: Bob Collins
*Why?: A great watch at just under $100 delivered on a thick stainless bracelet. Has day date complication and is quite accurate from my experience. Wet ink blue dial, good lume, red-tipped sweep, screw down crown and pusher, 200M.

(39 votes)
Oris TT1 diver after the thaw...1401 views
(17 votes)
Crown Lever...1275 views
(18 votes)
Sean and Daniel1151 views
(15 votes)
Millennium Zodiac1056 viewsApproximately 500 of this deep blue dial color and round case style were made circa 2000 to celebrate the original Astrographic line introduced by Zodiac in 1971 (two other dial colors and a square case style were also made). This hallmarks of the Astrographic are the floating red dot orbiting around the edge to indicate seconds, and floating minute and hour hands. This particular dial and hands style was dubbed a "Mystery Dial."
(5 votes)
Glowing Rivalry1898 views
(21 votes)
04 - Vostok Amphibia14416 views*Movement & Specs: Cal. 2416B Automatic ball borne, bi-directional rotor winding and handwinding, 21,600 vph, 31 jewels
*Chosen by: Micha & TakesALickin' (Jeff)
*Why?: I'd like to nominate the Vostok Amphibia. This is a real VPMW! Can be had for as little as $25 to $40 and comes in a wide range of varieties! It's rated 200m and comes with an automatic movement (vintage ones can be hand wound). The case is stainless steel. The only real disadvantage? The standard strap is crap - you're gonna need a new one. I included a picture of the only recent model I own, but remember - there is a wide range available.
As a watch that's more representative of the kind of watch that a lot of us poor men have, I think the Amphibia's a great candidate. Super affordable, with it's own clunky Slavic charm, and reliable as a Sherman tank. Powered by the cal. 2416B, it's a dependable entry level water resistant auto - here's a different pic.

(39 votes)
Connie and her Pilot Man1870 views
(14 votes)
48 Years of Omega WIStory1631 views
(6 votes)
Reflection of a Sinn1589 views
(17 votes)
Ebony and Orange2251 views
(15 votes)
The Pumpkin Avenger982 views
(12 votes)
Sweet Dreams1242 views
(12 votes)
03 Precista 89 / PRS-17A5873 viewsChosen by: paulc
I'd like to suggest one of Eddie Platt's Timefactors watches, such as the Precista 89 / PRS-17A that I own. With the current exchange rate, the 17A and 18A are great watches for their price (£180/$300 for the 17A). Closely following known military issue designs, these are made by Fricker in Germany and have the ETA 2824 inside. The size of the PRS-17A is comfortable, (43mm w/crown, 39mm across case; 11mm thick). It exudes mil-watch functionality and good looks without appearing like it borrows anything from the ubiquitous Sub design. Build quality is solid, with no plastic spacers and a double o-ring caseback seal. And although this will vary from example to example, it's by far the most accurate mechanical watch I've ever owned. I wore this most of the spring and summer this year, and timed it over a month, during which it gained 12 sec, with no more than 1.5 sec. variation over any 24 hr. period. That's an average of 0.4 sec/day, or better than most $5K+ COSC certified watches will run (I know it's an aberration: my next best 2824 watch runs at +2/day :) ). Accuracy aside, Timefactors watches are great looking, great wearing, and an incredible value for the money, and the customer service from Platts is unbeatable, in my experience.

(8 votes)
10 -Casio G-Shock Mud Man (Nominated by PaulGeo)4528 viewsTough as can be, many colors to chose from, RC! option if you want it, all under the very poor man limit. It's really the epitome of what a tool watch is all about.
(8 votes)
XWind on the Rocks1902 views
(22 votes)
East meets West1371 views
(15 votes)
Farewell SO1396 views
(19 votes)
Oris TT1 Diver1591 views
(15 votes)
20 - Vintage or OOP: Seiko 630911029 views*Movement & Specs: Seiko caliber 6309
*Chosen by: Matt V.
* Why?: A great vintage Seiko diver and gaining in popularity lately!

(25 votes)
A Tale of Two Doxas2617 views
(16 votes)
08 - Citizen Eco-Drive "EcoZilla"10464 views*Movement & Specs: Citizen Eco Drive
*Chosen By: Mike Lipphardt
*Why?: In the "My diver can beat up your diver" category has to be the Ecozilla. It's big, it's bad and it's very cool. While the all stainless versions can be very fun to wear they are also very heavy, which to my eyes makes the titanium and rubber version preferable. Nice blue lume, HUGE legible hands, great bezel, and a nicely designed, well guarded crown at 9 instead of 3 to improve wearability. Ecodrive means no batteries, quartz means few accuracy worries. Practical and fun, but you have to like them big at 48mm diameter.

(23 votes)
Magnetized Seiko1349 views
(10 votes)
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