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post #2926 of 4086
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I've been thinking it might be a good idea to put together a hierarchical list of "good" watches at the 3 figure and below price point similar to the hierarchical suit thread. The question is what criteria should be used? I'm not sure that quartz or non-in-house movements should be ruled out, for instance, but I do think classic style in line with CBD and good build quality need to be in the criteria. I'll post more later when I'm not drunk.

You definitely should for all watches under 1K, especially if you could make different categories such as formal, sporty, etc. - would be a great thread.

BTW, I found that seiko but then started looking for leather croc/gator straps and those damn straps are just as expensive as the watch...what a turd show
post #2927 of 4086
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post

There's no real criteria. There's always some douchebag who is so cool that he considers a $5k watch a 'poormans' because to him it's cheap.

Personally, anything getting up and over $300 is really pricey to me and north of $500 is dreamland. I could never justify that much for one watch on the money I make. Somehow though I can force myself to own 10 $100-200 watches =)

I hear ya. I am in the market for a or several watches, but it irks me to spend a lot on a watch. Yet, somehow, I can get myself to pay $40 per pound for some chilean sea bass - outrageous, especially since there are no leftovers.
post #2928 of 4086
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post



BTW, I found that seiko but then started looking for leather croc/gator straps and those damn straps are just as expensive as the watch...what a turd show

I've seen croc straps (and other 'exotic' leathers' go for $60, $100, $150, and up... but then I've seen them for $10-$20. Leather is organic, leather will absolutely DIE if you sweat in it too much. Is paying more then a budget strap really worth it when it comes to exotics? I can't fathom spending $150 on a strap and then it reeks and cracks and falls apart in 6 months because I loved it and wore it a lot.

I'm so glad I don't hang around people who judge me on how much I spend on a watch. Or other things....
post #2929 of 4086
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post

I've seen croc straps (and other 'exotic' leathers' go for $60, $100, $150, and up... but then I've seen them for $10-$20. Leather is organic, leather will absolutely DIE if you sweat in it too much. Is paying more then a budget strap really worth it when it comes to exotics? I can't fathom spending $150 on a strap and then it reeks and cracks and falls apart in 6 months because I loved it and wore it a lot.

I'm so glad I don't hang around people who judge me on how much I spend on a watch. Or other things....

Ya strap is a strap - unless you are into straps.

Any links to the $10 or $20 straps for the the Seiko 5?
post #2930 of 4086

I think croc print is really tacky and almost never goes with the lines of any watch, but Im a bit of a minimalist in my tastes.

post #2931 of 4086

Great every day watches, Bertucci.

post #2932 of 4086
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Ya strap is a strap - unless you are into straps.

Any links to the $10 or $20 straps for the the Seiko 5?

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Leather-Crocodile-Grain-Watchband/dp/B000RB55CU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368302691&sr=8-2&keywords=19mm+croc+strap

http://www.amazon.com/Milano-Genuine-Leather-Crocodile-Stitched/dp/B0081RTGEA/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1368302691&sr=8-9&keywords=19mm+croc+strap

Probably other options on eBay as well (but also look at the 'what other customers looked at' on those pages).

I mean yea they are probably junk but I just couldn't justify spending $100 on a strap that will last just as long if I wore it daily... I guess if I had a real nice watch that I would wear 10 times a year I could justify like a decent $50 strap, because it would last forever, but I'm talking about if you want to wear it every day. Though to be fair I live in So. Cal so if it's not blatantly cold I'm probably sweating my balls off, so all I can imagine is sweating wearing leather.

This is one of the issues I've always had with leather and why with my divers I almost always wear nylon or synthetics. I just happened to pick up a little dressy Seiko and want to get leather on it.
post #2933 of 4086
Bei Hai and black tie:











post #2934 of 4086

Try the brand rotary.  The prices are reason on sites like world of watches.  I not sales person or work for the company.

post #2935 of 4086
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I've been thinking it might be a good idea to put together a hierarchical list of "good" watches at the 3 figure and below price point similar to the hierarchical suit thread. The question is what criteria should be used? I'm not sure that quartz or non-in-house movements should be ruled out, for instance, but I do think classic style in line with CBD and good build quality need to be in the criteria. I'll post more later when I'm not drunk.

I'd like to contribute. I definitely think stowa belongs on there. Definitely the antea and all of its variations, as well as the flieger which can be dressed up and down.
post #2936 of 4086


Got this cheapy strap from eBay. It's more in the vision of what I planned for this watch. It looks ok... but I could see upgrading to a slightly better leather, and pushing for a folding clasp. Better pic(s) presumably coming.




Edited by WorkingClassDude - 5/14/13 at 3:18pm
post #2937 of 4086

Can someone please help me determine which strap size I need?  I am going to order this Steinhart Marine 38 (http://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/MARINE-38,583.html).  My wrist size is around 6.3 inches.  The strap options are as follows:

 

Small - 114 x 82mm

Medium - 124 x 82mm 

 

Thank you so much!

post #2938 of 4086

Just got this off ebay.  Vintage Marvin watch in great condition.

 

 

Another shot showing the raised markers:

post #2939 of 4086
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Originally Posted by blake11 View Post

Can someone please help me determine which strap size I need?  I am going to order this Steinhart Marine 38 (http://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/MARINE-38,583.html
).  My wrist size is around 6.3 inches.  The strap options are as follows:


Small - 114 x 82mm
Medium - 124 x 82mm 

Thank you so much!

This is a good guide. Probably the small.

http://www.toshi-straps.co.uk/measure.html
post #2940 of 4086

I don't see a lot of Fossil around here, but I really like this one and am thinking about getting it. Curious to know what you all think/if there's a similar style from a more reputable brand.

 

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