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post #2251 of 3876
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Hey guys, 

Could you please point me in the direction of a simple and elegant poor man's watch around the $300-500 price range?

Preferably I'd like one:
- Made by a Japanese company (seiko etc)

- Minimalist with white face
- Stainless steel
- Leather band

I absolutely loved this watch but it seems its been discontinued:

[img]http://f69.myupload.dk/getfile/77152146358[/img]

Not all are Japanese:

  • Orient Bambino
  • Kent Wang Bauhaus
  • Stowa Marine - SLIGHTLY higher pricerange + approx. 3 month wait-list + German
  • Stowa Antea - SLIGHTLY higher pricerange + approx. 3 month wait-list + German
  • Rodina (Chinese Nomos Glashutte homage) - Go back one page on this thread
  • Sea-gull M185S/M186S/M187S - Chinese
  • Daniel Wellington - Japanese Quartz / Swedish Brand. Simple, clean, cheap
  • Seiko 5
  • Junkers Bauhaus - German
  • Archimede DeckWatch - SLIGHTLY higher pricerange + German
post #2252 of 3876
Seiko SARB models from Seiya or Higuchi.
post #2253 of 3876
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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post

Not all are Japanese:
  • Orient Bambino
  • Kent Wang Bauhaus
  • Stowa Marine - SLIGHTLY higher pricerange + approx. 3 month wait-list + German
  • Stowa Antea - SLIGHTLY higher pricerange + approx. 3 month wait-list + German
  • Rodina (Chinese Nomos Glashutte homage) - Go back one page on this thread
  • Sea-gull M185S/M186S/M187S - Chinese
  • Daniel Wellington - Japanese Quartz / Swedish Brand. Simple, clean, cheap
  • Seiko 5
  • Junkers Bauhaus - German
  • Archimede DeckWatch - SLIGHTLY higher pricerange + German

Great list! Where can you get a Stowa Antea for "slightly" more than $500?
post #2254 of 3876
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Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post

Great list! Where can you get a Stowa Antea for "slightly" more than $500?

You can grab a new std model Antea direct from Stowa for just about $700 USD. Sometimes they'll pop up used for a bit less used on Watchuseek. Not much cheaper as a big selling point that drives the resale price up is not having to wait 3+ months. (I had to wait 4 months for my Stowa Marine Automatic due to an ETA movement shortage, it was rough!!)
post #2255 of 3876
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Seiko SARB models from Seiya or Higuchi.

Was looking to get a SARB off Seiya but it looks like Higuichi is selling it for cheaper. Lucky I saw your comment, thanks for the suggestion!

post #2256 of 3876
I have to say I don't get the poor man watch thread, just like i I would not get poor man jewelry thread. Watches are useless functionally, we all carry cellphones . So a wristwatch is essentially man's jewelry. Why would you want to carry bland, uninspiring and cheap-looking watch on your wrist is beyond my understanding. Save some money and buy classic & beautiful watch of which there are many, instead of adding to the landfill of modern junk.
post #2257 of 3876
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I have to say I don't get the poor man watch thread, just like i I would not get poor man jewelry thread. Watches are useless functionally, we all carry cellphones . So a wristwatch is essentially man's jewelry. Why would you want to carry bland, uninspiring and cheap-looking watch on your wrist is beyond my understanding. Save some money and buy classic & beautiful watch of which there are many, instead of adding to the landfill of modern junk.

So get the fuck out of the thread.....
post #2258 of 3876
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I have to say I don't get the poor man watch thread, just like i I would not get poor man jewelry thread. Watches are useless functionally, we all carry cellphones . So a wristwatch is essentially man's jewelry. Why would you want to carry bland, uninspiring and cheap-looking watch on your wrist is beyond my understanding. Save some money and buy classic & beautiful watch of which there are many, instead of adding to the landfill of modern junk.

Troll much?

post #2259 of 3876
Wristwatches are not useless. Allow you to see the time in a more subtle way than pulling out your cell phone. A mechanical watch will continue to work if your cell phone battery runs out of power. An analog watch cannot only be used to tell the time but to determine direction.

Additionally there are many watches available for under a thousand dollars which are characterized by great design and craftsmanship.
post #2260 of 3876
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I have to say I don't get the poor man watch thread, just like i I would not get poor man jewelry thread. Watches are useless functionally, we all carry cellphones . So a wristwatch is essentially man's jewelry. Why would you want to carry bland, uninspiring and cheap-looking watch on your wrist is beyond my understanding. Save some money and buy classic & beautiful watch of which there are many, instead of adding to the landfill of modern junk.

Man you sound like you'd be a real riot to be with in real life.
post #2261 of 3876

I don't suppose anyone here works at McGraw-Hill? We could take this guy and Reevolving out for burritos. Then leave them stuck in the elevator over the weekend.

post #2262 of 3876
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post

http://www.crownandbuckle.com/straps-by-size/18mm-straps/leather-nato-18mm-rouille.html
I bought a 22mm one and I'm pretty sure I posted pics of it a couple months back. Will have to dig up...
Thanks
post #2263 of 3876
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I have to say I don't get the poor man watch thread, just like i I would not get poor man jewelry thread. Watches are useless functionally, we all carry cellphones . So a wristwatch is essentially man's jewelry. Why would you want to carry bland, uninspiring and cheap-looking watch on your wrist is beyond my understanding. Save some money and buy classic & beautiful watch of which there are many, instead of adding to the landfill of modern junk.

There is a lot of crap out there but there are some incredible values.

For instance, I just got an Orient classic power reserve. The design is extremely well executed. To get something objectively better horologically, you'd nearly have to add a zero to the price.

You sound like a bit of a brand whore with the jewellery analogy so, by all means, buy that Bulgari. Someone who appreciated design and watchmaking can be very (intelligently) happy with a cheaper watch.
post #2264 of 3876
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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post


Not all are Japanese:
  • Orient Bambino
  • Kent Wang Bauhaus
  • Stowa Marine - SLIGHTLY higher pricerange + approx. 3 month wait-list + German
  • Stowa Antea - SLIGHTLY higher pricerange + approx. 3 month wait-list + German
  • Rodina (Chinese Nomos Glashutte homage) - Go back one page on this thread
  • Sea-gull M185S/M186S/M187S - Chinese
  • Daniel Wellington - Japanese Quartz / Swedish Brand. Simple, clean, cheap
  • Seiko 5
  • Junkers Bauhaus - German
  • Archimede DeckWatch - SLIGHTLY higher pricerange + German

Any recommendations in this list or others for a smaller wrist?    

post #2265 of 3876
Anyone have any wrist time with the Frederique Constant 292M4T25?

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