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post #1741 of 3829
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A 'poor man' watch if there was one
post #1742 of 3829
I really don't understand why people keep saying that about seiko. A grand seiko can cost more than a rolex. Inexpensive, good bang for the buck, etc... Ok, but not a poor mans watch like a Casio or a timex.
post #1743 of 3829
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Originally Posted by jgold47 View Post

I really don't understand why people keep saying that about seiko. A grand seiko can cost more than a rolex. Inexpensive, good bang for the buck, etc... Ok, but not a poor mans watch like a Casio or a timex.

A Grand Seiko is not a poor man's watch. But a $50-150 Seiko 5 is a pretty great deal at the price.
post #1744 of 3829
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Originally Posted by jgold47 View Post

I really don't understand why people keep saying that about seiko. A grand seiko can cost more than a rolex. Inexpensive, good bang for the buck, etc... Ok, but not a poor mans watch like a Casio or a timex.

I'm the last person to call Seiko a poor man's watch, because basically, they're at the height of MY personal price range. But people around here consider $1k watches poor man.

But in a more accurate sense, that is what it is, a PMMM, known amongst Seiko folk as a Poor Man's Marine Master. One of my favorite (and most expensive) watches.
post #1745 of 3829
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post

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A 'poor man' watch if there was one

Which Seiko is this?
post #1746 of 3829
i think its a seiko skx007
post #1747 of 3829
It's a Seiko SKX007 with some mods:

dial from an SKX171
aftermarket second hand
triple-grip bezel
'superdome' bezel insert/sapphire crystal kit

the bracelet is from an SRP227.
post #1748 of 3829
I like that SKX007. I have a SKX031, which is the mid-size version of the SKX007. The nicest thing about the 007 is how many mods you can do to it. The 031 doesn't have as many parts available, which is a shame because bigger divers like the 007 look huge on men with tiny girly wrists like mine.
post #1749 of 3829
Seiko 5's are great, rugged watches and very popular on most watch forums. I have one and would like to get a least one more. I'd also like to acquire an Orient diver as well. Below are a few of my recent acquisitions that are suitable for this thread. All retail (in the real world, not msrp) for less than $100.308640467

I also picked up this vintage hamilton for about $100...

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post #1750 of 3829
Need your opinion on this fellas: I'm looking to get a new watch to take on the road with me. I think my Archimede is getting too much of a beating and the croc strap certainly won't hold up too much longer. I've previously owned a Seiko 5 military automatic and was thinking about another one, or maybe a smaller sized Seiko diver. Just thought I'd poll some opinions on what else might be out there.
post #1751 of 3829
Seiko SBDC007.
post #1752 of 3829
Stick with the Omega you have, SirGrotius.
post #1753 of 3829
In my point of view Black Knight is the best watch for poor man. It's a good looking watch for the poor man and affordable for them.
post #1754 of 3829
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Seiko SBDC007.

Meh. Not bad. Nothing special though. Any other choices?
post #1755 of 3829
Wel, I would recommend Orient as well, the Orient Star line had some great looking retro models a few years ago. I'm on my iPad right now so can't post pics.

http://www.styleforum.net/gallery/image/view/album/114661/id/254983/sort/display_order
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