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Author: SeikoMan - Replies: 18 - Views: 11959
Russian watches are dirt cheap - but any good?
Well yes! I just got me a Luch 2209 from the 70s. That movement inside is just 3 mm thick. This hand winder is pretty accurate too.


But, to just get into more detail, below you can read more about some - not all - Russian watches; central will be the most frequently asked question, "Are they any good?” I will try to write a short guide. 

First of all, in many cases don't expect a level of finish/construction higher than Swiss (or Swiss-branded) watches. Russian watches
Author: Paneristos - Replies: 0 - Views: 1687
Guanqin Aviator
Let me just take the lead in this... though beautiful this watch does resemble....?


And will all the complications really work? Who can tell?

And I really wonder, would all of the complications function?

There are many Chinese actually, once you go looking for it.... Like this one - "Dom":

Author: Paneristos - Replies: 2 - Views: 2669
Yeah, the name... I know. There are more Chinese watches out there with the strangest of names.


At least it is a clean dial..
Author: Paneristos - Replies: 2 - Views: 2803
The Kassaw K802. I am sure all these Chinese watches are homages, but so are many other watch brands...


They are about $70-$8, seemingly an Omega DeVille Hour Vision homage.
Author: Paneristos - Replies: 2 - Views: 2901
Megir is a nice homage brand with many different styles (many are about $15-$40). Most of them are quartz, with Sunon or Miyota movements. 


Author: Handsdown - Replies: 3 - Views: 2983
Dirt Cheap Watches
Let's see your dirt cheap watches gentlemen, I know you have them! (Oh, and tell where to buy them).

What about this one over here at  [url=https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/Men-Watches-2016-Luxury-Brand-50m-Waterproof-Ultra-Thin-Clock-Male-Silver-Steel-strap-Casual-Quartz/32667887423.html?spm=a2g0z.search0104.3.11.MwC9bv&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10152_10065_10151_10068_10209_10084_10083_10080_10304_10307_10082_10081_10301_10177_10110_10137_10111_10060_10112_10113_10155_10114_10
Author: ToATee - Replies: 0 - Views: 2360
Amazon bargains
Well, Amazon has bargains too - if they ship to your country. So here is my bargain, especially vetted for you...

Orient ER27007W Classic Automatic Watch


And this Seiko is quite a bargain at 80 USD I would say.... Ok, it is not on Amazon and I think USA only.

Author: SeikoMan - Replies: 23 - Views: 12748
Tuesday Timed Cheaply
I have been seeing a lot of top dollar watches come by, and a lot of those are unattainable for me (right now). So, it seems a cheap ass thread about your shabby watch that you have the gumption to just wear out in public could be warranted.

Here is mine, it has problems:

Author: Suckerwatch - Replies: 3 - Views: 2742
Thursday's worn & wounded
Well, we all have them, the well worn watch - some say with patina, some say with tropical dial. I merely empower you gentlemen to post them here. But, as I understand it - they must be cheap!
Author: WisWatcher - Replies: 6 - Views: 4022
Cheap Bronze Watches
Ok, considering the other thread... I want one! But I am not willing to pay close to a 1000 bucks for it. So, as I am researching cheap bronzos I will keep you posted.

First off is the Magrette Vantage at around 700-800 USD, not really cheap I know - but is gets better I promise. Just read on:



- Automatic mechanical watch
- Limited to 500 pieces world wide divided between black and brown dial versions
- 24-jewel Miyota 9015 movement running at 28.8
Author: GroovyGrover - Replies: 0 - Views: 1940
Where to buy Chinese watches - cheap!