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JCHateSteve

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First, I've never really been a Timex guy. I've always bought Casios. But I absolutely love the Expedition Chronograph I posted on here before. I wear it nearly every day.

But, my job is changing. I'm going to be managing a grant that focuses on finding jobs for "justice involved individuals". Mostly, I'll be trying to help folks that are behind on their child support find work, so they can get caught up on the payments and not end up with a record. As a result, in addition to my normal "business casual" office environment, I am now going to be spending a fair bit of time in court. As much as I love my Expedition, it's not dressy enough for a situation where I need to wear a tie, IMO. So I'm looking at a new but similar Timex.

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First, I've never really been a Timex guy. I've always bought Casios. But I absolutely love the Expedition Chronograph I posted on here before. I wear it nearly every day.

But, my job is changing. I'm going to be managing a grant that focuses on finding jobs for "justice involved individuals". Mostly, I'll be trying to help folks that are behind on their child support find work, so they can get caught up on the payments and not end up with a record. As a result, in addition to my normal "business casual" office environment, I am now going to be spending a fair bit of time in court. As much as I love my Expedition, it's not dressy enough for a situation where I need to wear a tie, IMO. So I'm looking at a new but similar Timex.

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I picked up a dress watch. It's a cheap Timex Easy Reader to go with my suit in court.
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But, buying a watch always makes me want another. Since I was frugal, and bought a $40 Timex that does the job when I'm rubbing shoulders with the unwashed set of folks my job introduces me to. I feel like I should treat myself to something a little better. So....

How does everyone feel about Seiko vs Citizen vs Orient? My first thought was Seiko, but Citizen makes some good looking time pieces, and my research into that lead me to Orient as a contender. Any opinions on the subject would be appreciated.
 
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I picked up a dress watch. It's a cheap Timex Easy Reader to go with my suit in court.
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But, buying a watch always makes me want another. Since I was frugal, and bought a $40 Timex that does the job when I'm rubbing shoulders with the unwashed set of folks my job introduces me to. I feel like I should treat myself to something a little better. So....

How does everyone feel about Seiko vs Citizen vs Orient? My first thought was Seiko, but Citizen makes some good looking time pieces, and my research into that lead me to Orient as a contender. Any opinions on the subject would be appreciated.
They are all three great quality and value. Kind of depends if you're wanting quartz or auto. If quartz I'd recommend some version of the citizen eco drive. Seiko and orient are known for affordable quality autos. All three have very nice designs. Personally I have all 3 but for some reason I have had more citizens over the years. Check out longislandwatch.com, they have a great selection of all three. Good luck!
 
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They are all three great quality and value. Kind of depends if you're wanting quartz or auto. If quartz I'd recommend some version of the citizen eco drive. Seiko and orient are known for affordable quality autos. All three have very nice designs. Personally I have all 3 but for some reason I have had more citizens over the years. Check out longislandwatch.com, they have a great selection of all three. Good luck!
I've been looking at the Eco Drives and the Coutura and Excelsior from Seiko. I've never owned an automatic and don't know a much about the difference. But everything that's caught my eye is a quartz movement. The Citizens I like are easier on the wallet. So I'm kind of leaning that way. I pretty much ruled out Orient. Everything of their's I like cost enough that I might as well get one of the Seikos, and I like their styling better. Pics of the contenders...
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I've been looking at the Eco Drives and the Coutura and Excelsior from Seiko. I've never owned an automatic and don't know a much about the difference. But everything that's caught my eye is a quartz movement. The Citizens I like are easier on the wallet. So I'm kind of leaning that way. I pretty much ruled out Orient. Everything of their's I like cost enough that I might as well get one of the Seikos, and I like their styling better. Pics of the contenders...
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Those all look great! Specifically the Coutura. Make sure to update when you pull the trigger!
 
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