The Best Watches Under $500
want to sacrifice too much of your spendable cash on luxury items
such as a watch, for that would cut into your silver fund. But,
at the end of the day, the shallow play around you, and your place
in it, depends on how others perceive you. And so, you want to get
a nice watch for a little extra respect.
If you are
perceived as a respectable person in daily life, people are more
likely to listen to you. An interesting explication of this principal
comes from the science conferences of the 1930s. When Kurt Goedel
introduced his Incompleteness Theorem, a revolutionary theorem which
proved the potential math in particular had to prove itself wrong,
he presented next to Albert Einstein. The first time Goedel introduced
his theory, it didn’t go too far. Everybody’s attention
was on Einstein, since Einstein had the authority gained from past
can be conveyed in sense of style. Albeit an unfortunately superficial
society it is, one’s gotta be all in if they’re to take
on the machine of business. That’s why the right watch is
important, and not necessarily the bright watch.
looking to put some way for your silver stash, here is a guide to
cool watches under $500.
Genuine Morgan Silver Dollar Watch
just not ready to spend all that money without getting at least
a bit of silver..
is the timepiece that incorporates a genuine U.S. Morgan silver
dollar into its watchface. Designed by English engraver George
T. Morgan, the coin was minted from 1878 to 1921. With three
hands, the timepiece employs the reverse side of the coin
as the watchface, featuring a bald eagle, the mintmark below
the wreath, and a tiny, sideways ‘M’ etched into
the left loop of the wreath’s ribbon–the first
U.S. coin to use the designer’s initial on both sides.
Each watchface is unique because of variation in wear, most
notably on the crest of the eagle’s breast. Each coin
has a silver content that is 90% of 0.900 fineness and is
cut cross-sectionally and surrounded by the watch case. Quartz
movement provides reliable timekeeping. Black leather strap
fits wrists up to 8 1/2″ in circumference. 1 3/16″
diameter x 7/16″ D.
could be yours for about $250.
Tissot is owned
by Swatch Group out of Switzerland. Tissot joins Breguet, Jaquet
Droz, Blancpein, OMEGA, Longiness and others as a watchmaker under
the Swatch umbrella. The above-pictured watch is the Heritage Visodate.
It is a watch that looks much more expensive than it is.
Victorinox, Swiss Army
a long list of Victorinox’s in new condition available
at eBay for between $100-$200. That is great value considering
that many of these watches run from about $350-$500. Lurk on
the eBay and search for the watch that’s right for you.
A Nixon watch
on your wrist will give off the impression that you’re athletic,
an extreme sporter perhaps, and also younger. Nonetheless, Nixon
makes some beautiful watches for under $500.
In my opinion,
much better than a Seiko is a Victorinox watch. It is European,
and it is a recognized and respected brand. Seiko is not popular
among many watch enthusiasts due to the watches’ lack
of craftsmanship and generic nature. At the same time, it a
very affordable watch, and it gets the job done.
with permission from the Silver
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