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How about a set of these cuff-links for the 'poor man' !

 

At 120mm at their widest point, these movements make for a fine set of links IMHO - and even better, after 12 months stey still haven't fallen apart

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Originally Posted by Mirador View Post

How about a set of these cuff-links for the 'poor man' !

At 120mm at their widest point, these movements make for a fine set of links IMHO - and even better, after 12 months stey still haven't fallen apart
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very nice.
post #1488 of 3896
Just a quick question, are there poor man's watches that are manual wind? I love manual winding watches but can't seem to get any within budget.
post #1489 of 3896
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Originally Posted by Verniza View Post

Just a quick question, are there poor man's watches that are manual wind? I love manual winding watches but can't seem to get any within budget.

Stowa Antea comes to mind. Not uber cheap though.
post #1490 of 3896
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Originally Posted by Verniza View Post

Just a quick question, are there poor man's watches that are manual wind? I love manual winding watches but can't seem to get any within budget.

I see the Stowa Antea is suggested, and I think that just falls outside of Poor Man's Watch IMO ($700+).

However, if you are looking for inexpensive, yet quality manual wind watches look at Chinese mechanical watches from Sea-Gull, Parnis, or Alpha. Good value, and inexpensive
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Originally Posted by Mirador View Post

How about a set of these cuff-links for the 'poor man' !

At 120mm at their widest point, these movements make for a fine set of links IMHO - and even better, after 12 months stey still haven't fallen apart
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Only concern is how the gears might pull on the sleeve lining.
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

Only concern is how the gears might pull on the sleeve lining.

This happened to me as I was putting on a jacket while wearing a similar pair. The lining wasn't damaged, but the mainspring got pulled out of the cufflink. So be careful!
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Originally Posted by Mirador View Post

How about a set of these cuff-links for the 'poor man' !

At 120mm at their widest point, these movements make for a fine set of links IMHO - and even better, after 12 months stey still haven't fallen apart
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where did you buy these? or did you pull apart a broken watch and turn it into a cufflink?
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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post


I see the Stowa Antea is suggested, and I think that just falls outside of Poor Man's Watch IMO ($700+).
However, if you are looking for inexpensive, yet quality manual wind watches look at Chinese mechanical watches from Sea-Gull, Parnis, or Alpha. Good value, and inexpensive


Sea-Gull is manual wind?  Not automatic?

post #1496 of 3896
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Sea-Gull is manual wind?  Not automatic?

I believe Sea-Gull have both auto and hand-wind mechanical movements.
post #1497 of 3896
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Originally Posted by Poindexter View Post

I believe Sea-Gull have both auto and hand-wind mechanical movements.

I own a Sea-Gull M186S that is Automatic with a hand-winding function and I also own a Sea-Gull 1963 Chronograph that is strictly Mechanical/Hand-wound. So yes, you are correct.
post #1498 of 3896
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where did you buy these? or did you pull apart a broken watch and turn it into a cufflink?
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Got them off E-Bay, I think the seller was in New York.  Never had a problem with a thread pulling as the sides of the movement are clean altho I could see how this might hapen

 

post #1499 of 3896
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Originally Posted by justinsmnz View Post

Put the Seiko back up on Ebay. I've still go the itch though, so now the hunt continues for a new watch, haha.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170792653763?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1413
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This one looks interesting for a sub-$300
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200715354620?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_500wt_1182
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Would the first watch work with a suit?
post #1500 of 3896
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Would the first watch work with a suit?

The traditionalists will say never wear a NATO band with a suit, but I say why not. I would maybe find a solid color NATO band if you really want to go that route. Otherwise maybe look for a leather band for it. That would stand out much less with a suit. Nice watch though
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