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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Consider a Seiko 5. See this post. In there is a link to a comprehensive list that I made of white faced Seiko 5s: http://www.styleforum.net/t/223261/poor-mans-watch-thread/2445#post_5999742

Thanks, but not really what I'm looking for.

post #3077 of 4042

http://www.manbushijie.com/upload/674/DSC_0195.JPG

 

I'm thinking about buying that watch. I know it looks just like a Panerai, and I'm not trying to buy straight-up knockoffs, but I love the aesthetics of the piece and don't have $7,000 to drop on a clothing accessory. 

 

Should I feel guilty about buying a Parnis watch like this? 

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Originally Posted by BobStrauss View Post

http://www.manbushijie.com/upload/674/DSC_0195.JPG

 

I'm thinking about buying that watch. I know it looks just like a Panerai, and I'm not trying to buy straight-up knockoffs, but I love the aesthetics of the piece and don't have $7,000 to drop on a clothing accessory. 

 

Should I feel guilty about buying a Parnis watch like this? 

Nope, "buy what you want," I suspect they're patents have expired and that's why you see so many similar watches! That's why they, have R&D! Got to keep it fresh!

post #3079 of 4042
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Excellent 007!

Here's a Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military that I've had for a few weeks now. It's seriously stunning.


Nice, this watch is growing on me a lot.
post #3080 of 4042

My poor mans watches. They aren't really classic watches, but they are poor mans watches :p I need to get some slimmer watches however that work better with shirts. The vestal is fine, not the case though with my Aeromatic.

Here's my Vestal watch. Was about $300

 

And my Aeromatic, about $500.

post #3081 of 4042

Oh dear.

 

Anyway, in our continuing quest to put together a quasi-hierarchical list of affordable watches which would be appropriate for wear with conventional business dress, I decided to conduct a thought experiment.

 

I went to the Tourneau website. Now, I don't recommend that people buy watches there by any stretch of the imagination, but they do have a very comprehensive website which sorts by model price etc. I did a search for men's watches under $1000. I then picked out models which I felt would go well with conservative business dress and which appealed to me personally. There are couple of eccentric choices here as well but so be it.

 

Because of the price range involved, I didn't differentiate between quartz and mechanical models. My primary criteria were affordability, made by a company that specializes in making watches, and conformity to classic design.

 

I encourage all of you to go to their website or a similar one and conduct a similar thought experiment and see what you come up with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Which side does the poison dart come out of?
post #3083 of 4042
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Originally Posted by plot View Post

Excellent 007!

Here's a Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military that I've had for a few weeks now. It's seriously stunning.


Very nice. I really like this.
post #3084 of 4042
I agree with all of your choices, Howard, except the digital Movado.
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Excellent 007!

Here's a Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military that I've had for a few weeks now. It's seriously stunning.
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That is a superb watch. Great photo of it as well.
post #3086 of 4042
Here's my poor man's watch, my Christopher Ward C60 Trident. Forgive the fuzzy/crappy mobile phone photo, though. I shall attempt a better photo with my wife's camera soon:

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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

College student here looking for a nice inexpensive dress watch to wear with suits as well as casually

 

Looking at timex easy reader or vintage timex w/ roman dial selfwinder around $50+?

 

what should I get? Or does anyone have any suggestions for a similar white face watch?

 

Thanks

 

theh00d, would you consider something like the below watch? I bought one a couple months back on ebay for $100 and I'm very happy with it.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Seiko-17J-66A-Manual-Watch-/130939989401?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item1e7ca1ad99

 

post #3089 of 4042

That's a neat vintage seiko.  I wish they currently made something that looked like that and was ~36 or 38mm.

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I'm now thinking about going with this:

 

 

What do you think of this combo?

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