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post #2956 of 3829

 

Since I am a new member.  And just returning to the professional workforce I don't have a great deal of money to purchase the type of watches I desire.  Here are my poor mans watch from Roamer of Switzerland.  Here is a link to the brands home page http://roamer.ch/en/the-brand.html.

 

Model: Series: R-Line

Case: Stainless steel

Case Shape: Round

Dial Color: Silver textured, Hands: Silver tone

Markers: Silver tone Arabic numerals

Clasp Type: Buckle, Movement: Swiss made quartz, Ronda 6004.B, Crystal: Mineral,

Case Diameter: 47 mm,

 Case Thickness: 13 mm,

 Water Resistant: 10 ATM/100 meters/330 feet

Calendar: Big date display below 12:00

Subdials: 60 second above 6:00

Case Back: Screw-down

Crown: Pull/push, Weight: 115g  

ROAMER  

Model: Series: R-Line

Case: Stainless steel

Case Shape: Round

Dial Color: Silver textured, Hands: Silver tone

Markers: Silver tone Arabic numerals

Clasp Type: Buckle, Movement: Swiss made quartz, Ronda 6004.B, Crystal: Mineral,

Case Diameter: 47 mm,

 Case Thickness: 13 mm,

 Water Resistant: 10 ATM/100 meters/330 feet

Calendar: Big date display below 12:00

Subdials: 60 second above 6:00

Case Back: Screw-down

Crown: Pull/push, Weight: 115g  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is another Swiss Brand that's not that well known her in the states.

 

Series: Aquaspeed,

Stainless steel

Case Shape: Round, Dial

Color: Black

Hands: Silver tone and luminous hour and minute, yellow second

Markers: Silver tone and luminous indices,

Bracelet Color: Silver,

 Bracelet Material: Stainless steel

Clasp Type: Push button deployment with safety,

Movement: Quartz

Case Diameter: 42 mm, Case

Thickness: 13mm,

Water Resistant: Waterproof

Calendar: Date display at 3:00,

Case Back: Screw-down,

Crown: Screw-down

 Bezel: Unidirectional stainless steel with black top ring

 Material: Stainless steel

 

 

 

 

 

Thx for looking,

 

Point Dexter

post #2957 of 3829

Both Roamer and Rotary are brands with some history behind them, and I'm sure there well made,but the styling is not particularly optimal. They look like fashion watches. 

post #2958 of 3829
Hayward, your Thoughts on a sinn 556?

I'm in the market for a verstaile watch to start my collection. Never really had a quality watch in the past - usually just stuck to my phone for time, etc.
post #2959 of 3829
I used to own a Sinn 656. I liked it, but I got tired of the big numbers. If I had bought a 556 I would probably still have it today.
post #2960 of 3829

Personally I do not wear a watch, my chosen time piece is my employer provided blackberry so my time piece cost me $0.

post #2961 of 3829
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

What do you guys think of this : http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005MKGQMY/ref=mw_dp_img?is=l

It's a citizen Eco drive

On sale now. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by robby View Post

The band is a bit industrial-looking for my taste, but if you like it I say go for it. Silver on blue is nice, and Eco drives are probably the most reliable watches at their price point.

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

The bracelet ruins it and its impossible to put a strap on it.


Really? I got this version as a gift a few years ago, and have been very happy with it. I wouldn't describe it as industrial at all. Mine is 40 mm, and the way the bracelet and watch is configured, it wraps really well around your wrist. Actually one of the sleeker metal bracelets designs I've seen, it doesn't look or feel as large as it is, and the movement of the links is noticeably smoother than on a lot of other metal bracelets I've tried (primarily thinking about my sekio here). And of course, the eco drive movement is a known quantity. A well made watch, and it's really hard for me to think of anything as rounded as this as "industrial". I usually associate that word with thick, sharp, angular edges, and that's decidedly not what you'll get with that watch.
post #2962 of 3829
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

Personally I do not wear a watch, my chosen time piece is my employer provided blackberry so my time piece cost me $0.

Begone, troll.
post #2963 of 3829
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Since I'm poor and only own an Omega, I figure I better have the right one! I have the opportunity to trade my SMP for a PO. If I do this I'd need to add some money (don't know about 1K) to sweeten the deal. What do you think of these two beasts? Right now I have the Seamaster Pro:
I could have the Planet Ocean instead (would need to add 1K):
Which would you recommend? (For the watch snobs, they're both the same co-axial movement, although the PO is 42mm and the SMP 41mm.) My attire is fancy, slim fit dress shirts and pants. I wear a suit every few weeks but not every day. I'm early thirties going on 17, and on weekends am more likely to be found wearing a nice polo and diesel jeans. Thanks in advance my esteemed SF members!
I have a Co Axial Seamaster PO 2000ft Caibre 2500 (45.5mm) on rubber strap black face.
I would highly recommend this watch. The escapement has certainly lived up to the hype. Sturdy and rides the knocks. The lum is top notch.
The look of the watch is simple and timeless. Stylish enough to wear on special occasions too. A bit weighty, but very comfortable.

p.s.
The average wage in India is £3,000. They consider themselves lucky. Some people in the world find it hard to find the money to eat daily. So, if you consider a 'poor man' willing, let alone able, to spend nigh on £3,000 on a watch, you haven't a clue what it means to be poor mate.
Think yourself very lucky.
post #2964 of 3829

I wonder if we should delete the OP as it seems to elicit these tineared replies every now and then. 

post #2965 of 3829
Hey guys - does anyone know where I can buy a seiko 5 dress watch with decent international shipping? (I live in Australia).
post #2966 of 3829

The Omega is not a "poor man's watch."  It should be considered an entry level watch in the luxury segment.

 

I own an Omega Speedmaster and I'm thinking about buying a Moon Watch this weekend.  (And I also own a Rolex, an IWC, and a Chopard which are all more pricey than the Omega that I have.)

 

However, I do turn my nose on watches such as the Movado, Raymond Weil, Logines, and etc.  Not all Swiss watches are alike and I just don't think these brands have the storied background that a Rolex or an IWC would have.

post #2967 of 3829

You don't plunk down thousands of dollars on a timepiece, because you just want a watch that tells time.

 

A $20 quartz digital watch made in China will tell more accurate time than Swiss timepieces costing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

When you spend thousands on a timepiece, you're doing to, because:

 

1 - You just want to.  Why not?  You don't buy a Ferrari just to commute, right?

2 - You can afford to.  There are those who appreciate the finer things in life, no matter how impractical or overpriced they may be.  Overpriced watches qualify here as just that.

3 - Expensive timepieces should be considered more akin to jewelry or accessories.  Then, it's more palatable that you spent thousands on an over-engineered timepiece that tells inferior time than a $20 POS plastic, toy watch.

4 - Personal preference.  When I walk down Madison Avenue in NYC, I'll spot a pair of shoes or a watch that I probably shouldn't buy or couldn't afford.  But I may still buy that pair of shoes or that watch.  No rational reason.

post #2968 of 3829
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Originally Posted by Dan e gee View Post

I have a Co Axial Seamaster PO 2000ft Caibre 2500 (45.5mm) on rubber strap black face.
I would highly recommend this watch. The escapement has certainly lived up to the hype. Sturdy and rides the knocks. The lum is top notch.
The look of the watch is simple and timeless. Stylish enough to wear on special occasions too. A bit weighty, but very comfortable.

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Plus, the Seamaster is ugly. The PO wins hands down.
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I wonder if we should delete the OP as it seems to elicit these tineared replies every now and then. 

Yes.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Hey guys - does anyone know where I can buy a seiko 5 dress watch with decent international shipping? (I live in Australia).

Ebay.
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Originally Posted by BoredMan View Post

However, I do turn my nose on watches such as the Movado, Raymond Weil, Logines, and etc.  Not all Swiss watches are alike and I just don't think these brands have the storied background that a Rolex or an IWC would have.

Longines doesn't have a "storied background"? Look it up.
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Originally Posted by BoredMan View Post

You don't plunk down thousands of dollars on a timepiece, because you just want a watch that tells time.

A $20 quartz digital watch made in China will tell more accurate time than Swiss timepieces costing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

When you spend thousands on a timepiece, you're doing to, because:

1 - You just want to.  Why not?  You don't buy a Ferrari just to commute, right?
2 - You can afford to.  There are those who appreciate the finer things in life, no matter how impractical or overpriced they may be.  Overpriced watches qualify here as just that.
3 - Expensive timepieces should be considered more akin to jewelry or accessories.  Then, it's more palatable that you spent thousands on an over-engineered timepiece that tells inferior time than a $20 POS plastic, toy watch.
4 - Personal preference.  When I walk down Madison Avenue in NYC, I'll spot a pair of shoes or a watch that I probably shouldn't buy or couldn't afford.  But I may still buy that pair of shoes or that watch.  No rational reason.

5. Horological appreciation of mechanical watches and their design.
post #2969 of 3829
I just bought myself a Citizen Nighthawk. I've got 6 other watches, but this one's the most expensive so far, and I must say it's exceptionally finished for the price.

post #2970 of 3829
Alright. I've found a heap, too many, and very few have a brown leather band. This is a big ask, but could you guys please tell me:

1) what are some good seiko 5 models (looking for a classic white face with date ala 1950s seamaster)
2) where to get a good range of bands that will fit
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