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Which one do you guys prefer? Also available in all black.
I like the red but maybe it's a little too loud for daily wear?
Have had this cheap ~$70 watch for two years, looking to step up into something entry-level, less than 200, preferably around 150.
Seiko 5 automatic is pretty good.
The sarb033 is very popular for slightly more cash, apparently very good value for money although i find it a bit bland.
Yes several, you should get this and tell us what you think.
yeah. that entry level military seiko does. pic related. what are you into, aesthetically?
again, famalam, you're being a piece of shit.
>paying 2000$ more than an ordinary ETA automatic watch would cost
>no Rolex logo nor the quality
>thinking he owns a Rolex
oh wow. its like saying you own a Porsche when owning a Volkswagen
I already own a Rolex (not a true diver though).
It's hardly a knockoff was my point, which you'd know if you knew anything about tudor&rollie history.
I'm more interested in something different, something not everyone has.
>I mean wearing it on my left by the way.
if I wear it on the left it feels weird for me too.
>which hand do you wear it on?
right wrist. it feels right to me that way, you probably should do the same but the downside is that you need to have a watch with a rather small crown so it doesn't cut into your flesh or better yet, find one with 4 o'clock crown.
Do you like my little collection? Started almost 2 years ago. The hublot is fake. I got the omega from my father
Copped the last one on sale for £9.50
Needed something to replace my broken all-black Seiko 5 military
Here's hoping casio makes a square one
tudor don't even use rolex movements
and the new models aren't even made by rolex themselves in their factory, they outsource to an as of yet unknown third party swiss company and do the final touches to keep qc up to their standards
as poor as the french merchant navy lmao faggots
Looking for a decent watch for a female. Am pretty short so "classic" or "genderless" watches will look massive on my wrist. Something leathery or with low-key rose gold would be good. Any ideas? (Not more than 250€.) Also: Thoughts on pic?
I really fucking want this.
Stainless steel datejust with white face is the nicest Rolex in my opinion.
Fuck the rapper shit of going for flash. It's simple, conservative, looks good with everything, and works well.
the seiko skx or a citizen might be to your liking
I already own an oyster perpetual (inherited from my dad).
I want to get a new watch that's a bit different, hence the tudors.
Yeah, i really like it. The black face one is pretty sexy too.
>So what makes one watch great or shit?
buying from decent brands with watch manufacturer history = great watch
buying from shitty fashion designer brands = shit watch
>Budget is $30-40.
then buy a quartz watch but consider paying more like $60-90. Lorus is a great poorfag brand owned by Seiko and Casio pretty much as well. Festina is fine too but they cost a bit more. watch out for case diameter and depth so you don't buy a huge ass watch that you can't wear if it doesn't fit.
>implying a seiko 5 doesn't cost at least $90.
I'm thinking of buying pic related.The quartz version because too poor for the automatic. It's about $850 where I live and thats like 2 months of salary ( shitty Easter Europe country )
I love Longines but pretty much this is the only model I can afford.
Do you want a fancy watch or just something to tell the time? Get an old russian watch or a swatch or something.
Do you know if the same applies to the plain Casios?
no, probably not. this one should be fine. japanese movements are more silent in general, which is good.
I only own one Casio watch but that one is an analog-digital one and it doesn't have a seconds hand but regardless, this one should be fine. but just to make sure, you should check amazon reviews or reviews online in general and see what people say about that Casio. usually they talk about it if there is loud ass watch ticking.
Anyone know the name of this? It's made by Zim, but I have no idea of the model.
i doubt they have model names/numbers. zim (zavod imeni maslennikova - plant named after maslennikov) is one of the makers of pobeda (victory) watches. they all used one same caliber copied from french maker lip so the difference between models was in design only and basic features small/central second, date. so you will not identify the model.
by the way help me choose a soviet watch pease
>found out that the Russian watch I bought is actually manual wind
>been shaking my wrist like a retard for days trying to figure out why it wasn't working
this is my gym watch
I only notice it ticking if I leave it on a hard surface
a lot quieter than say a timex, though the hands don't quite align with the notches which tickles my autism
Automatic watches start getting popular in the late 60s- 70s but Japanese and non swiss watches didn't get them until like the 80's...so if you find a vintage watch and its not like a patek then its prob wind.
Like the old Timex you had as a kid
I recently got a second watch. Where the fuck do I put the one I don't wear? I don't like watch boxes at all.
nope. this one is a limited series with a shitty movement and acrylic crystal. and i'm not sure about the case material whether they started using stainless steel or continue to do the cases of brass. this watch looks like a diver but it is not.
though i admit they have their style. i own like the pic
it was an achievement for the soviet mass market watch manufacture technology
Is there like a picture of a watch guide somewhere? Currently looking for a watch in the 150£-400£ range. Long-term, neutral casual everyday watch.
The black one is pretty cool.
What's the female equivalent of a watch that a financier might typically wear that you might be able to recommend?
JEE-BUS the fucktart in dis...
TURD-MORE watches are descended from the same lineage as ROLL-EGGS.
They are the original, not STINK-HART bullshit.
I paid $2000 for an Omega quartz. What's the big deal? 5 years later and it's still running on the original battery.
100% accurate, loses and gains no seconds per day unlike automatics.
You get what you pay for. Automatic watches are certainly not superior to quartz watches in any way. It's just a matter of preference i.e. if you appreciate how an automatic works or not.
I personally, don't give a shit about the mechanics of my watch and I can literally build automatic watches myself.
If you're paying that much for a quartz with other features such as solar, radio controlled, gmt and all that shit combined then yeah fine by me.
But if it's just a plain quartz with date function, then it's just the same as any other quartz. You're paying more just for the brand name.
No hate on quartz, I know the history and why it's important but I can't justify spending that much. But hey it's your money and if you like how it looks then who gives a shit.
What kind of watches do you like friendo?
I guess you are the Applefanboy from the other thread who posted his faggy iwatch. Stay mad.
Other way around, and i think the iwc looks a lot better.
Most pilots look quite similar though.
Orient Esteem on a HIRSCH buffalo leather bracelet, my entry watch.
Swatch is underrated, especially here. I like the functional, no bullshit design.
Nah it's just shit. May as well just get a Casio Popewatch instead for literally $5.
My personal favorite. Its not as reserved as some of the others, its more of an up in your face kinda thing, but its so damn pretty
then fucking tell me how you can actually stand that loud ass ticking without going insane?
seriously. on top of that, the plastic crystal is not very scratch resistant at all, just look at your pic, goddamnit, and the plastic body is not durable either. maybe it would be fine if it was an IRONY line swatch but those suck too since they still have shitty crystals.
My black Mako arrived a couple days ago, too!
It's not uncomfortable at all. Not everybody likes larger watches, personally I think it's fine.
no, i men the technology
well its just my opining dude. as i said i own one pic above (a true military watch my father was given in the army) and it appeared that the movement is quite fragile and not precise at all. its acrylic crystal got scratched with some deep ones. probably the quality lets say of speedmaster and amphibia differs a lot.
however i was swimming with it in the sea without problems though i would not dive
that mark gordon person's geography really isn't his strong side, minsk really hasn't been a part of russia in a while.
It kind of feels like he likes to think his grandparents were not filthy belarusians
But automatic movements aren't expensive either. You can buy swiss clones for $50 that can be put into any watch.
Of course it's for the brand. But that's true of any product ever. You pay more for the name. Even the likes of Seiko have a brand premium. They are making huge profits on every watch because they don't cost a fraction of the price to make.
honestly I thought the same thing but bought a watch jsut cuz it looked nice, but it's so much nicer to simply glance down at your wrist than fish you phone out of your pocket, especially if you need to check the time frequently.
should i cop or not?
also please some1 find alternatives or look-alikes, i need inspo like this one
cop or not?
21 mm lug width worries me, if it was 20 or 22 I would have already bought it
agreed, for the price it does look a bit bland. my preference is the sarg009; the large arabic numerals and bubble sapphire dome really speak to me
got it from grandpa way back
no need for another watch ever since
Although they're not as widely available as the more conventional 20mm or 22mm straps, there are still more than enough 21mm straps available.
That shouldn't hold you back from buying that watch.
Does someone know where I can still get an Orient Ray in blue for a decent price? (in europe)
Since they came out with a new mako version, i can't seem to find blue ray's anywhere anymore, or blue mako's for that matter.
The ones I do find are either way too expensive or are on rubber straps instead of SS bracelets.
Pic kinda related, it's a mako xl not a ray.
I have a black mako, old style from 2010. Don't worry about it. It was always a soso watch
Orient recently up their quality and their price point.
If you look on their site everything at their old price is now a quartz watch and all the new shit is around $400
It used to be around $200 for all of their mechanical watches
Depends on where you buy them ofcourse. A 21mm Hirsch strap is not going to be worse than a 22mm Hirsch strap.
But I could see cheap chinese 21mm straps being worse than 22mm ones. But then again, cheap chinese straps suck in general.
It also sucks that they won't give europe the mako USA, $225 for 120 click bezel and sapphire crystal was basicly what the old one was missing.
the phone batteries are complete horseshit as of now. lucky if my phone lasts a day. a quartz watch lasts 3 years or even more.
also it's a nice accessory, makes a person look more complete and accomplished and effay.
its formal, you cant pop out your phone in the middle of a busniess meeting or a date, that shit would be rude as fuck, also, you look effay as fuck by just flicking your wrist
what does /fa/ think of the classic gshock?
i've had another gshock for many years but gave it away so now i need to buy a new watch.
the classic gshock has all the functionality that i need, that is, solar (no need to charge), radio (no need to set), gshock (will never break), digital (easy to read fast, i'm used to digital), and light+resin band (comfortable, wear-and-forget).
the only thing slithly holding me back is the look, i am undecided about it.
the reason i am sweating this is because i want to buy a watch for many years (5+). i'm currently a law/polsci student, finishing in about two years, fyi.
what does /fa/ think of the looks of this watch, would it fit all possible use cases? where wouldn't it fit?
i tried wearing a watch for "style" but i was pissed off 99% of the time because it's bugging my arm, hard to read, afraid it will break, and much of the time it's hidden underneath clothing anyways.
is pic related really *unbearably* nerdy?
Opinions on asos own-brand watches?
It's ugly as shit. Aren't they like $20 or something anyway, why not get a nice looking watch for fashion purposes and the gshock for when you actually are going to be doing exercise or physical labor or something where you might damage a regular watch?
Or if you want just one watch then do you really need something so rugged that even an automatic diver or something wouldn't cut it? Something like an SKX007 or one of the Orient divers would be pretty cheap and from experience I can tell you that the SKX at least can take a decent beating, but at the same time the watches look pretty nice. They don't need any batteries (not that a regular quartz needing a battery change once in like 5 years is such a hassle anyway), they're probably accurate enough for daily life unless you have crippling autism, you learned how to read an analog clock in the first grade, and they're not that heavy.
SKX007 (~$200) plus a super oyster bracelet ($55). 200m WR, true ISO diver certification, screwdown crown, Hardlex crystal but I can assure you it's very very hard to scratch.
I think it's a hell of a watch and it's so ugly and purposeful that it looks good and it punches above its price bracket and it's already a classic from Seiko's long-running cheap diver line, plus it's on its way to getting discontinued and replaced soon.
For ruggedness, timex. For functionality, gshock or citizen. For cheap, good looks, orient, higher end timex's, or seikos. Aint nothing wrong with having more than one watch for the occasion. If you really need something like a gps ish watch, and dont wanna worry about it, get a citizen solar powered.
Sometimes I wonder if fashion watches are designed by people who have never seen a watch before or if they're just designed that way on purpose to appeal to buyers who have never seen a watch before.
Chances are, both. For the retard designers, its probably the chink brands, or at least the lesser known chink brands. A brand like diesel is smart though. They sell it to retards. The expression "only for the brave" intimidates people i guess, making them want to buy it more to say theyre brave.
Just got this tudor rolex prince oysterdate rotor self-winding watch from my old man.
I don't know shit all about watches and the strap is a cheap fake leather that replaced the original. I can also see a little dirt inside the clockface and the display is a little scratched.
Is it worth getting a real rolex strap for this? Is it worth cleaning it up?
And if so how and where?
Recently got this watch, excuse the shitty phone quality but I was wondering if it looks better in the metal or leather strap.
I don't think they're that bad, at least not the 44mm version.
I mean, they're big and thick, but they're supposed to be and fit that way. The lugs are pretty compact and downward sloping so i think a 44mm pam fits most smaller wrists better than most 42mm chronos for example.
sorry, that one's 47mm, here's a 44mm one on a pretty skinny wrist.
>those tudors on leather strap
why is fa/watch so anti digital watches? some g-shocks dress up extremly nicely and are the dive watch of its time
>why not get a nice looking watch for fashion purposes and the gshock for when you actually are going to be doing exercise or physical labor or something where you might damage a regular watch?
what is authenticity?
>tfw come as you are
or to put it this way - why are you wearing a dive watch if you are not a diver or a sports watch like Rolex orginally was if you are going to a semi formal occasion?
Go with the AE1200. It may not technically be G-shock but it almost everything else is the same. Personally I think it looks better than the one in your pic. Plus they are only like $25 so if it does end up breaking you're not out of that much cash.
nah. it's runoff overproduced parts mashed together slapped with a 2nd tier name brand.
It's not knockoff but I'd never buy it.
Pic related, my love. I want a Super Oyster bracelet for it for that Rolex-esque look. Bring on the hate. I want a GMT-Master II
You want the most imitated watch design of all time and yet a Seiko is the closest you can find? That watch has way more in common with the long-running cheap Seiko diver line than it does with any Sub. I mean I love my SKX and all, but you would have to be retarded to confuse it for a Rolex. Why not get an Invicta or a Steinhart or a Squale or one of the literally thousands of other watches that are direct Rolex ripoffs?
too busy of a dial for my taste
so you got some advice for me btw?
I want something like the rolex DayDate in yellow gold with the Presidential Bracelet.
I'm autistic enough my mind is set on such a model but I'm also too much of a snob to wear a replica.
Serious question tho, can you pull this one off without looking like a total hipster fag?
maybe the silver one?
>G-shock with a suit
Unless that's all you got.
No wait. Just buy fucking F91W for suits.
Which everyone on /fa/ should own, at least.
>10 dollar brand name quality watch that will outlast ya ass
All of these classyboy watches just look so reddit to me. Simple, black, digital watches look good with reserved fits
What about this one?
I know its quite busy too but figured to get one like this...
I think Oysterquartzes look really fucking cool, I love that watch. It's a damn shame that high end quartz only lasted a few years before everyone turned their noses up at it, too. I have a couple of vintage quartz Seikos and I've thought about topping off that collection with either an oysterquartz or one of those big boxy Omega Megaquartz marine chronometers.
There are no more American watchmakers unless you want to spend like $10,000 on an ugly RGM watch or $500 on a Shinola made entirely in China except for the final little bit of the assembly where all the parts get slapped together in Detroit. Any watch that says Swiss Made on it is going to have the bare minimum of exactly 50% of the parts sort of made in Switzerland and the rest of it is going to be straight from China. That's just how globalization works and pretending anything Swiss Made is actually entirely made in Switzerland by hand by expert craftsmen Swiss old men hunched over a workbench is a fantasy.
If you really care then you're going to have to buy vintage. There were lots of American brands like Hamilton, Elgin, Waltham, and others. Hamilton lasted the longest and as such made the most wristwatches, the other brands made mostly pocketwatches. Make sure the watch is actually American though, eventually around the 60s Hamilton moved their production to Switzerland and eventually ceased to exist entirely and the brand name was bought by the Swatch group.
There were too many Swiss brands to even list, you should be able to find something. Just buy something from before the quartz crisis and the formation of the Swatch Group because that was when quality went down the shitter and all the brands started either dying or cutting corners as much as possible to survive.
But really does it even matter where it was made? There are plenty of shit vintage Swiss watches floating around with atrocious pin-pallet movements and shoddy construction, just like there are plenty of good watches from Japan or from China or from whatever unnamed Asian country.
just bought one of these and one off these, any other cool cheap watches I should buy?
sure just don't dress like a total hipster fag or wear it ironically
agreed doesn't look good
Disappointing about American watchmakers, I just remembered having a Swiss diving watch as a kid that served me very well for years. Think I'm gonna check out this German diving watch uts.
Literally anyone in any country can make a diving watch that will survive light swimming, the bare minimum to be called a diver these days is 200m and only a couple of humans have ever gone deeper than that. You should be fine.
Seagull 42 or Seagull 38
leaning towards the 42 since I'm not a fan of the rounded casing on the 38 (and the extra 50 dollar price tag), but I'm also wary of size
42mm looks like shit, the proportions are bad and it's too big for a vintage style watch. Get the 38mm acrylic, it looks way better than the sapphire crystal which is the wrong shape and the sapphire version of the watch has a retarded extra metal bezel thing because the crystal is the wrong shape.
Acrylic really isn't very inconvenient, you just have to polish it for 5 minutes every couple of weeks maybe to keep it brand new, and sapphire isn't really necessary anyway since that isn't a "tough" watch at all and you shouldn't be beating it up anyway.
I wasn't a big fan of my 1963 in the end anyway and I ended up selling it because it's such a delicate little special snowflake, but it's definitely a very beautiful watch and you're certainly not going to find a cheaper mechanical chrono anywhere else.
I'm American but this Dutch store was still the cheapest option I found at the time that I bought mine: http://www.watchunique.com/seagull-1963.html it should be the 38mm acrylic version.
Just bought a Daniel Memeington knockoff for $2, should I an hero?
I always thought that watch looks like shit design-wise. what do people even see in it? I think the minmalism watch design meme is cancer and that only hipster losers like that meme.
Cheap Chinese mushroom brand with a totally made up English heritage and a design that is completely 100% boring and inoffensive. Every clueless normie that starts looking for a "nice" watch for their first big boy job will either fall in the classic Tissot trap or will keep searching for something a bit cheaper and end up falling for a Denzel Washington instead.
it';s mostly something cheap that millenials can buy to post on social media
to fit in, there was an excellent WSJ article on the power of DW as the first foray as selling off0brand chinese goods to the "marketing generation"
where product / product design today doesn't have to follow the old model of more quality and/or complex build processes
I always think cyclops/date magnifiers make watches look cheap
like the fake datejusts look better than the real datejusts when you cook the cyclops off
something you can't do with a real rolex (the ones on youtube claiming to be real rolex watches removing cyclops' are fake watches)
Of course you can remove it from a real Rolex, they don't use some magic fucking Swiss Made glue. You can melt the glue a bit with some heat and scrape the cyclops off just like on any watch, or you could soak the crystal in a solvent until the glue melts. Also Rolex will be very pissed off when you send in the watch for servicing and they will replace it with a new one with the cyclops attached and they will charge you for it.
By the way this only applies to sapphire crystal models because the cyclops is a separate piece glued onto the crystal. The acrylic crystals are a single piece.
go for it
>>G-shock with a suit
closeminded pleb detected.
keep rocking your outdated emperors cloth while the dandys in the know will keep it G
what does a 50mm watch look like on a 7 inch wrist?
im a big guy™ with big hands and pretty ok forearms but tiny wrists
>shit shit shit
what? me or the watch? im just posting watches so people will answer my question
anyone know how wide pic related is?
And currently using this
Sry for english
never mind i found it. its a 46mm bell & ross br01 and arnold apparently has 7.5 inch wrists
so i want a bigger watch with smaller wrists. not sure thats going to work out
Yeah, that GShock maybe. I wear pic related to work with my suits all the time.
I remember seeing either a Russian/Chinese watch with two variants that I remember: A blue face and a red face. They were very deep and colouful red and blue faces and they had this kind of etched stencil-y look to them.
Anyone know the one I'm talking about?
>tfw finally found the watch you've been looking for for 6 months
If you're into analogue, I'll be the /g/ shill and tell you to check out Vostok for quality Soviet watches at a low price. Also Baglesport makes a lot of nice looking knock offs but IIRC the quality is hit and miss. Some people have reported their bagles being off by minutes a day which is absolutely terrible.
took you long enough to find the fake rolex day date!
but it strangely says orient where the rolex crown should be
the band is mangled
they even went to the point to get the same tag lmaoooo
help me find my first "real" watch /fa/
>all-occasion diver style watch
>has a timing bezel, screwdown and 200m waterproofing
>not Seiko, Invicta, Orient or a complete Submariner knockoff
>less than 42mm large and $300 budget
I've got the blue one and absolutely love it.
Also, and this is going to sound a little weird.. Is there any place to get those little luminating balls that are on the triangle at the 0 mark?
My nephew is going nuts for everything thats even slightly glowing and he always tries to grab the one in my watch.
You're trying, but that won't get you a real watch yet. Push the budget up to $1000. For $300 you'll still be getting leaky divers with seiko movements. Push up your budget and try Wilson Watch Works, maybe Squale, etc. an old Zodiac Sea Wolf.
Get an SKX007. It's the best diver in its price range, prove me wrong.
But really is there any logical reason why you're excluding Seiko and Orient? Because their divers pretty much dominate that price bracket in my opinion. OM Explorer like another anon said is a very good option too if you want to be contrarian and if OM decides to make another run of the watches, other microbrands like the Halios you posted are good as well but are probably going to be above your pricerange.
Because they're fucking generic. They're good watches, but I see reason in wanting to stray from Japanese brands. I think people tend to envision a "real" watch as Swiss. Everybody and their dog has a Seiko dive watch. There's no shame in wanting a less generic watch.
I've certainly never seen anyone else wearing an SKX in person, and I don't think it looks particularly close to the "generic" submariner diver design.
If you wanted something Swiss why didn't you just say that? Get ready to spend a lot more though, Tissot is trash and although Hamilton has some pretty nice watches in their lineup none of the good ones are divers so you're going to need to look at at least Longines tier if you want to find a decent diver from Swatch. Outside of Swatch it's pretty much just submariner clones like Steinhart and Squale which are both very nice watches but also not what you asked for. It looks like microbrands will probably be your best option.
There's two Lew & Huey divers on Ebay. Two Prometheus. Two Obris Morgan. Three Deep Blue. Three Bernhardt. Some Oris. Some Squale.
If you can't find something you like in there then go fuck yourself.
Thoughts on negative displays? Too hard to read?
>people on ebay are buying memesplorers for more than they cost new
Glad I got on top of this meme in time for the first production run.
>Brand doesn't take itself too seriously, just provides well designed mechanical watches at an appropriate price
>Has successfully crowdfunded several models, doing better as a business than most mechanical microbrands
Do you hate fun, anon?
Well the SKX is pretty much a direct continuation of the line of divers Seiko has been making since the 60s so I guess that's why. Personally I like it and I think it's nice that they have their own unique heritage to pull from instead of being yet another Rolex ripoff, but if you just don't like it then I guess you don't like it. Unfortunately for you their upcoming SKX replacement is going to be pretty much a modern remake of the 6309 because every single watch brand seems to be going through a vintage reissue phase.
>calls themselves Obris Morgan
I dunno it just seems off. Be proud of your origin instead of vaguely alluding to some posh European asshole. It's not like Hong Kong lacks in coolness or luxury anyway
Red is too loud but I still like it better.
I like red.
Any way I can self-polish my watch glass?
"soon". They're already available in Asia so I imagine it won't be long until they start showing up everywhere else. I'm guessing they'll be selling around $300-400 for a while before they eventually settle down closer to the current prices for SKX007s.
Also apparently just today they announced another new diver series called Transocean: https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/news/pressrelease/posts/493/20160113
They're supposed to be dressy divers, MSRP around $1000 in USD, 6R15 movement with ceramic bezel, diashield coated case, AR coated sapphire crystal, and diver's extension. Hopefully those end up in the US too because they look pretty neat.
If it's acrylic then yes you can easily polish it with Polywatch. If it's mineral glass then you should just get it replaced. Also how in the fuck did you scratch them that badly? You might want to consider something with sapphire next time although with that much of a beating a sapphire crystal might have just shattered instead.
Ah frederique constant, the only brand whose reps' selling pitch is "it's affordable luxury!".
Probably puts off a lot of people from the brand but that's a shame as some of their in-house stuff is quite interesting.
Maurice Lacroix is another one of these.
At least with other pompous frenchie sounding name companies the name refers to the founders or someone important to the company in some way.
But maurice was a fabricated name for the purposes of sounding "swiss french" to sell to people that buy watches from their local mall.
There's a story that the name was a joke because it belonged to the janitor of the building of those that created the brand.
Either way, using a fake name to elude to some kind of deeper history or lineage puts me off this brand entirely.
I've seen very few neg digi displays that are easy to read.
G-shocks came out with a millitary special line once with a pinkish display.
Most retarded thing and made an already hard to make out crowded dial that much worse.
I think timex had some good neg digi's, but their digits are much larger than casio's and so there just more contrast.
I impulse ordered a orient mako usa in blue today should I of bought it?
I need this Max Bill watch.. someone give me money.