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post #3211 of 4103
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Originally Posted by mikeman View Post

I know. I like them both, but just feel like the pepsi might look cheesy or might get sick of it.

I generally like the multi-colored bezel on other watches, but for some reason, I just don't care for it on the SKX. I think maybe if the face of the watch were white, silver, or something other than the dark, flat blue that it is, it would look a bit better. However, I've never seen it in person so who knows...

That being said, I have an SKX007 and before I recently got a Sinn it was my go-to watch everyday and would go with just about everything.
post #3212 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

^ Looks nice. What is it and do you have a better pic of the dial? Is it white or silver?
Thanks, it's only a cheapo watch by an unpopular brand. It's a Universal. The dial is white... eggshell white smile.gif
post #3213 of 4103
Going instead today for the ubiquitous sporty-fashion watch look... shog[1].gif



I generally prefer white dials for dressy-fashion watches, and black dials for sporty-fashion watches. I also generally dislike flat glass but oftentimes you have to expect that with cheaper watches.
post #3214 of 4103
^ Mate, that's not a Poor Man's Watch. Pictures, and discussions of, Rolexes and the like belong in another thread.
post #3215 of 4103
@TheWraith... Apologies, it was just a follow on to contrast with my previous watch - white/black, dressy/sporty, dome glass/flat glass...

Anyway, without reading every page I've noted Omega, TagHeuer, Longines, Tudor in this thread already. Besides, they are discussing Patek, Vacheron and Audemars in the other thread! eek.gif
post #3216 of 4103
^ No worries.

I know expensive watches have, at times, been talked about here. But there's another thread for those watches. This isn't that thread.
post #3217 of 4103

If one was in the market for a dress watch, white dial face with Roman numerals, minimal sub-dials and embellishment, YG case/lugs and black leather band for around $1k, where would one start looking? I'm having trouble finding exactly what I'm looking for.

I have found some automatics that are close but even as seconds, these are a little too pricey for me:

IWC Portofino 3513 18K Yellow Gold automatic, roman numbers white dial, mint

Cheers

post #3218 of 4103
^ Again, that watch is for another thread, not the Poor Man's Watch Thread rolleyes.gif
post #3219 of 4103
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

^ Again, that watch is for another thread, not the Poor Man's Watch Thread rolleyes.gif

 

Exactly. What is the poor man's equivalent?

post #3220 of 4103

My late father bought me this watch when I was 15 years old for about 150 pounds. It came with mixed rubber diving straps in some pretty interesting colours! As my tastes changed I've opted for a classic brown strap with a butterfly clasp. I have a thing (bordering on obsessive) for matching brown with tones (not tonnes!) of gold, which I think probably comes from a love of this watch.

 

Manufacturer : Stendardo (Italian brand no longer in business)

Model  : Immersion Line II 

Movement : Japan MOVT-WR 5 ATM 

 

I've been wearing it daily for 15 years and although I'm looking at getting a vintage Speedmaster, this watch will always take priority.

 

 

 

post #3221 of 4103

Big fan of this Swatch Irony. This is what prompted my hunt for a vintage Speedmaster.

 

Bought this in Singapore, 2005 as a beater whilst travelling - 60 USD

 

 

post #3222 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg View Post

Thanks, it's only a cheapo watch by an unpopular brand. It's a Universal. The dial is white... eggshell white smile.gif

Thanks. I much prefer (the right shade of) white over silver for light watch dials.
post #3223 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Thanks. I much prefer (the right shade of) white over silver for light watch dials.
Me too. I have another watch with sunburst silver dial, but I prefer white too. This one has a nice off-white shade. The gold hands & markers & blued steel seconds hand make it very legible against the eggshell white, even in dim lighting. The facets help to catch the light too. It's quite a subtle watch but it doesn't impress people as it looks so ostensibly cheap and unremarkable. But I like it smile.gif
post #3224 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Halifax View Post

Exactly. What is the poor man's equivalent?

Good question. I hope someone here will have an answer for you biggrin.gif
post #3225 of 4103
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What is the poor man's equivalent?



Possibly this Seiko Diver? I really like this as a casual 'sports' watch.

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