The last time I’ve made a purchased a watch was well over two years ago. It was the Seiko SBDX013 marine master professional 1000 meter Emperor Tuna, which I wear on a daily basis and still love every bit of it to this day. As I suddenly have the urge into looking for a new watch to purchase first thing in the year 2021. I was considering other than Seiko, another watch as an alternative to my Tuna since I am looking for something different and of course a budget of 500.00USD due to the pandemic COVID-19 crisis.
CITIZEN PROMASTER Fugu Limited Edition 999pcs
Citizen NY0083-14X & NY0081-10L, these watches are often described as Citizen’s version of the Seiko SKX007, where they are not only affordable, but also reliable, and an overall versatile watch.
2 Tone Angus Louis on Citizen Promaster BN0197-17E
Citizen ECO-DRIVE Promaster 200m #BN0197-17E
This Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster dive watch is powered by light (or solar power). The watches accuracy is powered by quartz without the hassle to replace a battery (important for a dive watch). The Power reserve is stored up to six months when fully charged. It features a 44 mm diameter rose gold tone case, a silicone-rubber dive strap, luminous hands and hour markers, 60-minute marked black uni-directional bezel (with luminous PIP), and a date window at the 3:00 position on the dial.Specifications:
Left: Horween Blackish Green leather watch strap on Citizen Green Kuroshio 64 ; Middle: Green Rally watch band watch band on Citizen K0002-14W ; Right: Burgundy Brown Horween Chromexcel watch band on White Kuroshio 64
Citizen NK0002-14W Classical Line Mechanical Watch
Simple and yet elegant is best used to describe this beautiful timepiece. The emerald green used on this dial has caught every bit of my attention. To be able to get a 60 hour power reserve at a price range under 500.00 US, it doesn’t really get any better than that.
Citizen Kuroshio 64
The Kuroshio 64 is a reissued watch model which was inspired from one of Citizen’s finest production, the Parawater back in 1959. This reissued collection is available in five different models with distinctive dial colors, on bracelet and leather straps. The one I set my eye on is of course the dark forest green dial with silver markers all around.
20mm Black Rivet Pilot Watch Band on Hamilton Khaki Field Watch H70455733
Hamilton Khaki Field H70455733 Automatic 38mm
The Hamilton Khaki H70455733 watch is yet another appealing time piece that is being considered to be added into my personal collection. First off, to be able to pick up a Swiss made automatic watch for less 500.00 is already attractive as it is. Another tempting factor about the Hamilton Khaki H70455733 are also able to fit on our curved end bracelets for the Seiko SARB017 watch collections.
With the number of options of watch that I have filtered through, its down to the two green models, NK0002-14W and the Kuroshio 64 (Green Dial).
Steinhart Ocean One Vintage Red
An affordable Swiss brand who produces watches that greatly resembles from the RX brand. Many are surprised that this brand give you this level of finishing and attention to detail at the very affordable price.
Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military 39
A perfect replacement for the Ocean One Vintage Red if you find 42 mm a little too big. A professional grade of 300 m water resistance at an affordable price.
With a budget of 500.00USD to shop for a watch, there’s a ton of options out there in the market. To help narrow down your options, write down or take note of what you are looking for with your next watch. Whether it is down to the color of the dial, the size of the watch case, a dress watch, a diver, with an automatic or mechanical movement, or perhaps the depth of water resistance the watch can withstand, you’ll find that it’s a lot easier to help choose your next purchase if you go through the process of knowing what you want with your next watch.
Written by Sam, Photo by Toni
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