Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What's The Difference Again?

 A watch salesman once told me that an average Victorinox automatic (using a standard ETA movement, in stainless steel) is the exact same thing as a Rolex or any other watch. The only difference according to him is a "difference in packaging!"

 May I just say; what the hell was he thinking when he opened his mouth! Don't get me wrong, I know he's there to sell lots of watches, pocket knives and other accessories; but seriously?! Once again don't take it the wrong way, I love Victorinox. Who doesn't! Their watch design show a lot of promise. 

 Honestly, what would you chose? A Submariner, or some ETA Victorinox? Victorinox lovers might hold strong, but would any one else go for the ETA? Since we're being honest, I can truly say that I'd take a Tissot over Victorinox, they may both use ETA's but Tissot defiantly has more style.

 Once more very few people who know any thing about watches pick an ETA, over an in house.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What to Buy?

 Recently I directed a father, giving him a list of suggestions of what watch to buy for his 24 year old son. I couldn't just pick any watch either, we had the reasonable budget limit of $200.00. If you have had this conundrum, which I know I had when starting out, what do you do? Personally I turned to blogs, forums and chat rooms. Now that I have a blog of my own up and running I would like to share this valuable under $200 top watch list with you (first being best, and last being... least best of the best).
Oh, also I apologize to Submariner owners in advance.

1. The Seiko Orange Monster: Can be found for as low as $180 online
-Automatic (self-winding)
-excellent lume
-Good for swimming diving etc.

2. The Invicta Pro Diver Titanium: can be found for as low as $100
-Automatic (self-winding)
-Ultra light and strong titanium case
-styled after the Submariner for 100x less money

3. G-Shock GA100MC-1A: can be found for between $120 and $140
-Gadget for the wrist: feature packed, ani-digital
-In most cases nearly indestructible
-2 to 3 year battery life

----MainSpringWatch Team----