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post #1036 of 3942
^^ Several guys who are a lot more knowledgeable about watches than I am have commented a few pages ago on the quality of Parnis. I can tell you that I have to wind it manually after a couple of days, though it seems to have a movement that winds the watch when I move around (not sure if that's a good use of the term "movement"). It seems to keep decent time, too. Apparently some of them are Seagull movements, some aren't. I couldn't tell you why one is better than the other, but the consensus seems to be that Seagull=better.
post #1037 of 3942
Yeah i have no idea to tell if my Parnis has seagull guts without opening it up.
where did you fellas get your straps? looking at a few on the ebay but there's also sites like this: http://www.thewatchbarn.com/cart/military_straps/0711060554.aspx
Any tips?
Cheers
post #1038 of 3942
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Originally Posted by jawboneofa View Post

^^ Several guys who are a lot more knowledgeable about watches than I am have commented a few pages ago on the quality of Parnis. I can tell you that I have to wind it manually after a couple of days, though it seems to have a movement that winds the watch when I move around (not sure if that's a good use of the term "movement"). It seems to keep decent time, too. Apparently some of them are Seagull movements, some aren't. I couldn't tell you why one is better than the other, but the consensus seems to be that Seagull=better.


Any mechanism that makes a watch tick is called a movement; this includes quartz, manual (hand wind), and automatic (which uses a rotor to wind the watch with motion). The guts of a digital watch are called modules. If you can wind the watch by shaking it it is automatic otherwise it is manual. Seagull movements are OK for what they are but I would not expect them to last for more than a few years if that.

post #1039 of 3942

I like the first one

post #1040 of 3942
This is where I got my band.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Mens-Thick-Genuine-Calf-Leather-Watch-Strap-Band-/150528291997?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item68c70969dc#ht_1513wt_1347

Also, I can confirm that the movement in my Parnis has become much more quiet over the past few weeks. I guess it just needed some 'breaking in'. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1041 of 3942
A couple of reasonably priced watches to add to the thread:

I bought one of these for my son. I liked it so much that I ended up buying one for myself too. (Seiko model SNP005P $350 on Amazon.)

It's got the Seiko Kinetic automatic/quartz movement that recharges when you move, sort of a mix of a mechanical automatic movement and a quartz movement. I got it for my son in part because it has a perpetual calendar, so he doesn't have to worry about setting it or messing with it once it's been set.

I've been wearing it a lot.

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This is the second Seiko I've owned. The other one is a Seiko Alpinist, which has a traditional mechanical automatic movement.

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post #1042 of 3942
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

A couple of reasonably priced watches to add to the thread:
I bought one of these for my son. I liked it so much that I ended up buying one for myself too. (Seiko model SNP005P $350 on Amazon.)
It's got the Seiko Kinetic automatic/quartz movement that recharges when you move, sort of a mix of a mechanical automatic movement and a quartz movement. I got it for my son in part because it has a perpetual calendar, so he doesn't have to worry about setting it or messing with it once it's been set.
I've been wearing it a lot.
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This is the second Seiko I've owned. The other one is a Seiko Alpinist, which has a traditional mechanical automatic movement.
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Big fan of the Seiko Alpinist
post #1043 of 3942
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Originally Posted by chrisjr View Post

where did you fellas get your straps? looking at a few on the ebay but there's also sites like this: http://www.thewatchbarn.com/cart/military_straps/0711060554.aspx
Any tips?
Cheers

I got mine here. The leather seems pretty nice...nothing like that horween NATO you can get at Leffot, but it's going on a Parnis. The one thing I did struggle with was getting the strap under the pins. Between the leather's thickness and Parnis' short lugs, the strap barely cleared the pin holes. Even so, I had to force the pins back on, and think I may have bent them in doing so. Oh well. I'm not changing the strap out and they don't seem in danger of breaking. You just might want to know before you purchase the same strap.
post #1044 of 3942
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Got this Timex at Target around 4 years ago for about $85.  The face is some sort of dark charcoal color, which seems to compliment everything/pick up ambient color quite handsomely.  I work in a service industry job (gee, wonder why I checked out the Po' Folk Watch Thread?) & this thing has taken an absolute thrashing on a daily basis.

I offer it as another example of a quality watch that can be had for cheap, while still looking great casually & (in a pinch) more dressed up.  I get compliments on it all the time.

Anyway, I really appreciate this thread as I'm in the market for a slightly dressier watch, but still on a budget.  What a great sampling of options!

After seeing this post, I went on the hunt for this Timex watch. I was not able to find the exact watch but I got close. I walked into a random watch repair shop and what was sitting there on the shelf...

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Edited by AlwaysDressed - 10/27/11 at 8:38pm
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post #1046 of 3942
gonna post here before making a separate thread about this...
i am about to buy a baume & mercier classima executive automatic model 8591
42mm face with very clean chronograph dials
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coaspak/4507227596/

http://www.jomashop.com/baume-mercier-8591.html

beautiful watch
tried it on in store last weekend and i'm pretty set on getting it now

i know i know... "it's not a poor man's watch" someone might say...
but i have an opportunity to buy it used from a friend (less than 6 months old with box and papers) for a great price
way under $2k so i think it qualifies to be in this thread

just wanted some opinions on the watch
and also where are some good forums to check for used watch prices?
i just looked on timezone and watchuseek and another ... and only saw like 2 old listings for this watch
post #1047 of 3942
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

gonna post here before making a separate thread about this...
i am about to buy a baume & mercier classima executive automatic model 8591
42mm face with very clean chronograph dials
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coaspak/4507227596/

http://www.jomashop.com/baume-mercier-8591.html

beautiful watch
tried it on in store last weekend and i'm pretty set on getting it now

i know i know... "it's not a poor man's watch" someone might say...
but i have an opportunity to buy it used from a friend (less than 6 months old with box and papers) for a great price
way under $2k so i think it qualifies to be in this thread

just wanted some opinions on the watch
and also where are some good forums to check for used watch prices?
i just looked on timezone and watchuseek and another ... and only saw like 2 old listings for this watch

Fifty bucks?
post #1048 of 3942
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

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1963 I love reposting this photo.

anyone know where i can get a nato strap in this colorway. looking for something similar to maratac- quality-wise, or meets MoD specs, at least heat welded and not stitched.
post #1049 of 3942
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

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A true poor man's watch....

What is the style number of this watch? ....and is the dial white or cream?
Edited by RangerP - 11/5/11 at 4:51pm
post #1050 of 3942
Could be wrong but that looks like the Timex that's offered through J Crew
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