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is there any maker out there (preferably those poor man -approved) who still makes pocket watch? I am curious- I know there are numerous vintage options on ebay but how about new ones?

pocket watches are still useful for symbolic gifts or for people allergic to leather/cloth/metal straps and/or generally averse to wearing a wrist strap...
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Pretty thin. Seems strong enough right now but I've only had it on a day. 

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is there any maker out there (preferably those poor man -approved) who still makes pocket watch? I am curious- I know there are numerous vintage options on ebay but how about new ones?

pocket watches are still useful for symbolic gifts or for people allergic to leather/cloth/metal straps and/or generally averse to wearing a wrist strap...

Orient.

 

http://www.orient-watch.com/products/category/?category_id=8

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is there any maker out there (preferably those poor man -approved) who still makes pocket watch? I am curious- I know there are numerous vintage options on ebay but how about new ones?

pocket watches are still useful for symbolic gifts or for people allergic to leather/cloth/metal straps and/or generally averse to wearing a wrist strap...

Thats easy! Charles -Hubert! I think the movements are China made though! 

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Got a delivery of NATO straps. Changes the look and occasion dramatically!

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Opinion time: Picked this up cheap on e-bay the other day (hasn't arrived yet) and I'm brainstorming band ideas. I'm not going to actually buy one until I have it in my hands, but I'd like to hear some ideas. Right now, I'm thinking blue leather- I have a selection of more conservative watches, this one will be somewhat more fun, so keep that in mind.

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What do people think of this, which is reduced to £164 on Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mens-Watches-ZEPPELIN-Years-7640M-1/dp/B007CZLDZW/ref=sr_1_2?s=watch&ie=UTF8&qid=1358155346&sr=1-2):

 

Are Zeppelin Watches OK?  Any idea on how the stopwatch would work, as there doesn't seem a pusher for it.  There are two crowns as it is dual-time obviously.

 

Thanks

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Have heard of a new watch brand - Du Maurier (named after Daphne).  They only have one man's and one woman's at the moment.  The man's is quite steep for a Quartz movement I guess, but is really pretty:

http://www.dumaurierwatches.com/the-collection/maxim-mens-watch.html

post #2529 of 3804
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Thats easy! Charles -Hubert! I think the movements are China made though! 

why, thanks a lot!!
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why, thanks a lot!!

Well heres mine, I think I paid about $140., not too badsmile.gif

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So I finally got my new Seiko. Really nice dress watch, pretty much Mike-proof too. Sapphire crystal and 10bar water resistant. Landed here in SA for around $300, so pushing the poor man's watch limit, but hey, us poor folk can save up sometimes ;)

 

 

 

 

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The newest addition to my watch collection - Seiko SSC017 solar chronograph. I have a SKX007 in the mail on its way to me but my wife and I were out at Kohl's last night buying baby clothes and I saw this and it really caught my eye. It was on sale and my wife had nearly $200 worth of gift cards she didn't want to use and "Kohl's Bucks" (whatever those are) so it only ended costing me about $100. Now I just need to get a NATO strap for it.

Some cheesy iPhone pics:



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What model is that?

Just remembered this. Does anyone know what model Seiko that is? Thanks!
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Just remembered this. Does anyone know what model Seiko that is? Thanks!


I would also be interested to know :)

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There is, however, something to the argument that there is a lot less difference in movements than what the difference in price would suggest.

The difference is usually finishing which is basically a question of polishing parts. The effect on timekeeping is minimal.

Sinn does some interesting things to make the sportier watches more sturdy but their movements aren't anything special though the price has now crept up to pretty close to the special range.

Very true, thats why I have decided not to purchase 1; Hey, Sinn cant be in this thead $1000+peepwall[1].gif


Edited by ant702 - 1/18/13 at 12:19am
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