Recommendation? One Watch, One Knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by T.L.E. Sharp, Nov 4, 2020.

  1. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Freedom for @Fullflat!!! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Another silly purchase budget thread:

    Say you've got $1,000 total and want to buy a new watch and a new knife. What are you buying?
  2. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    I'd go for a Seiko skx 007 with a nato band and a hinderer xm18. I should still have some change left over to customize the blade too. :D
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  3. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    Victorinox watch and some model of a SAK.
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  4. Tx308

    Tx308 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2014
    Casio Duro blue face, Spartan Harsey Folder stonewash, the rest of the money would be spent on customizing the scales on the SHF.
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  5. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    I'd look out for one of the new Seiko Capt. Willard edition and that new BBB 15V folder from Spyderco. I know more than a K at full MSRP but there's time to shop around.
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  6. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2018
    Another seiko sna411 because mine is about 12 years old and showing wear. Been a great watch. Then a sebenza because I’ve never experienced one.
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  7. Matador


    Jul 16, 2006
    Hamilton Field Watch and a Sebenza.
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  8. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    [​IMG] Orient Triton/Neptune (they keep changing the name) and a Sebenza of some flavor.
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  9. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Yep. I wear a Swiss Army watch I bought at Costco years back. And the ol' SAK is a fitting companion.

    I would go out and find me an ALOX Rambler though. I've been stymied in my search for one of these so far. Damn near my grail currently.
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  10. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint DOES Go Chasing Waterfalls Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    I'm gonna go either Seiko Turtle or Hamilton Khaki, and Sebenza or Hinderer Jurassic
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  11. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Seiko and a CRK 31
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  12. rmill7

    rmill7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2018
    I have been eyeballing some of the Islander Watches models since my tricked out Seiko SNZH ran away diving last month. They are entryend Seiko mechanical cases with an upgraded movement, sapphire crystal, upgraded bracelet, and unique hand/dial/bezel combinations for not much more than the OG Seikos.

    And a user PJ Large Sebenza 21 Insingo. A budget combo!! :D
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  13. Venice

    Venice Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2017
    A CWC RN Diver and the SAK of your choice (mine is the Executive sadly being discontinued)
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  14. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    Impinda, Small Inkosi Insingo and a Timex Expedition. 2 time zones and 3 alarms. Great utility watch.
  15. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Freedom for @Fullflat!!! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    I dig the Islander offerings. I wear this one most days.


    So far it's been great. I broke one spring bar, but the sapphire is still scratch free and it's way more accurate than any seiko I've owned. It's a Seiko movement of course, but more care has apparently been paid to this one.
  16. Badhammer


    Jun 8, 2009
    A Seiko “Velatura/kinetic” and something CRK.
  17. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Seiko Coutura / Spartan Harsey Compass edition
  18. barleywino

    barleywino Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 11, 2020
    Either a Deep Blue tritium dial watch (I got the universal calendar model with power reserve dial) or a Surefire Luminox 300 lumen watch/ wrist light, which leaves enough for a Hogue Ritter
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
  19. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Seiko diver and large Sebenza with inlay
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  20. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Extremely difficult for me to answer this one. Since EVERY watch on my list is well over a grand by itself..... Though it was really fun looking.
    Knife would have to be a good quality long term user.
    I went with one that serves multiple uses.
    Benchmade 940
    Slim, pocketable and non-threatening. Yet can handle almost any normal abuse you can throw at it. Camp knife to office carry. Casual or formal. The 940 is one of a very few knives under $200 that I would trust for all those tasks.

    The watch was really tough. I needed something mechanical, water resistant, and robust enough to take some knocks, but nice enough to wear with a suit if need be. It also had to be from a brand I could trust.
    Longines HydroConquest Automatic 41 with blue dial.
    On the bracelet it can be your daily wear. Swap it out with a nice leather strap, and the you got something that doesn't look out of place under a shirt cuff.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2020
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