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post #2821 of 4040
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Indeed based on purist criteria I would point that there are "good" watches, that is to say watches worth appreciating on their own, at almost every price point. 

Totally agree.
post #2822 of 4040
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Originally Posted by Augustus D View Post

They a
They are to me.

You may well be an exception. And there are obviously many others on this board that that would apply to. Regardless, they are NOT poor man's watches overall. They just aren't, pure and simple! There are other threads here for those sorts of watches.
post #2823 of 4040
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Originally Posted by trophybuck135 View Post

Could someone tell me what model this watch is?


I think this is a late 1980's tag heuer 2000 on a jubilee style bracelet.
post #2824 of 4040
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

You may well be an exception. And there are obviously many others on this board that that would apply to. Regardless, they are NOT poor man's watches overall. They just aren't, pure and simple! There are other threads here for those sorts of watches.

Agreed. Poor man's watches don't have to be $30 Timex, but Rolexes and Omegas in no way *truly* count in the spirit of the meaning. It's hard to even justify calling something upwards of $500 being a poor man's watch. It's like a millionaire saying, 'well to me a ferarri is a poor man's car'. Cause it's not by any stretch of the phrase. I think the true poor man range would be in the 300's or lower, with exceptions. Because the average guy can probably manage to scratch together a couple hundred bucks for a decent watch at some point in their life. Yes it's relative, but someone with the amount of money that an Omega would be considered their poor man watch is NOT a poor man. =)
post #2825 of 4040
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post

Agreed. Poor man's watches don't have to be $30 Timex, but Rolexes and Omegas in no way *truly* count in the spirit of the meaning. It's hard to even justify calling something upwards of $500 being a poor man's watch. It's like a millionaire saying, 'well to me a ferarri is a poor man's car'. Cause it's not by any stretch of the phrase. I think the true poor man range would be in the 300's or lower, with exceptions. Because the average guy can probably manage to scratch together a couple hundred bucks for a decent watch at some point in their life. Yes it's relative, but someone with the amount of money that an Omega would be considered their poor man watch is NOT a poor man. =)

+1
post #2826 of 4040
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Originally Posted by Augustus D View Post

They a
They are to me.

Why? Usually they are over a grand! Real poor men have a  very hard time accumulating even half this amount (most know someone in  this situation)! Perhaps you are shy to post on watch appreciation; don't be afraid of ridicule or acceptance/ praise, my friend!  Men make watches, but watches certainly don't make the man (philosophical maybewink.gif

post #2827 of 4040

I've decided to pull the trigger on a seagull 1963. Does anyone have good recommendations on a good dark brown watch strap, either not embossed or croc embossed? A Hirsch Liberty? Bradystraps sailcloth (if their springbars fit)? What do you have yours on?

post #2828 of 4040

The seiko alpinist on SS bracelet has been a grail of mine for a while:

 

 

 

 

 

post #2829 of 4040


Classy, albeit small-feeling, Seiko 5
post #2830 of 4040
Looks good to me.
post #2831 of 4040
The newest addition to my collection:



I had gone back and forth on the Orange Monster for about a year. Even though I really liked the bright orange color of the face the bezel always looked a bit clumsy and dull in every photo I had ever seen online. I never was intrigued enough to go check one out locally. But, last week I came across a pretty good deal for one online (with no hassle returns) from a seller I had positive experiences with in the past so I took the plunge and ordered one. I'm glad I did - the watch looks about 100 times better in person than in any photographs. Next I need to decide what color NATO strap to get to go with it for the summer.
post #2832 of 4040

I love the look of metal bracelets but I have realized they are just about unwearable in southern california summers. I recently acquired an ecodrive citizen in all titanium and WOW! what a difference in comfort! If it had a divers clasp to alter the size with wrist swelling, it would be perfect!

post #2833 of 4040
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post


Classy, albeit small-feeling, Seiko 5

If anything, that's large for your wrist. Certainly not small. If you're regularly wearing things larger than that... crazy.gif
post #2834 of 4040
Just took this shot of my vintage Seiko diver:



Behind the scenes of my ghetto rig:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #2835 of 4040
Very nice Seiko.
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