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post #3271 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg View Post

Well without digging out the sales invoice, that Datejust cost about 1.5 grand at the time, and so I think it deserves PMWT status. The Universal retailed about the same at the time and is arguably a more refined watch and no one complains about that. We want to be accepted here yes we do smile.gif

No. Seriously? What you're saying is invalid because it is no longer 1997. And you can't compare it to the Universal, which obviously does not have the same type of recognition/reputation.

Basically, you need to come up with a better excuse to show off your Rollies.

I jest. Seriously though, it's against the spirit of this thread.
post #3272 of 3883
Well that opens up a whole debate about what constitutes a PMW. Is it brand recognition/desirability? Residual value? Tudor doesn't have the same recognition or reputation either, it's often called the Poor Man's... yet they run into complaints on this thread. All very confusing. Anyway...

Ok then smile.gif what about my vintage Casio from 1983. Still in its original presentation box. This was actually quite expensive at that time. Vintage Casio is quite a specialized niche interest. The modern reproductions of 'vintage style' Casio are a pale imitation and not the same at all. My best friend at school had a Marlin 100m WR (I forget the exact model).


I love this watch as much if not more than the rolexes smile.gif
post #3273 of 3883
Plus I think this seems a more friendly thread than the other one... Quite a bit of antagonism there on the other thread recently, so please don't mind if I prefer to remain on this thread regardless, which, also, doesn't get as much postings as the other one smile.gif
post #3274 of 3883
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Originally Posted by GeneralW View Post

Which Seiko is that? Where did you buy it for $100?

Skx007 bought it used and yes, it was a great deal.
post #3275 of 3883
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post


Skx007 bought it used and yes, it was a great deal.

 

Is this this one? http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX007K2-Divers-Automatic-Watch/dp/B000B5OD4I/ref=pd_sbs_watch_2

 

Or is your bracelet different?

post #3276 of 3883
That is indeed the same watch. The SKX007/009 comes with either a jubilee bracelet or a rubber strap, if you want an oyster bracelet you've gotta buy an aftermarket one.
post #3277 of 3883
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Originally Posted by GeneralW View Post

Is this this one? http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX007K2-Divers-Automatic-Watch/dp/B000B5OD4I/ref=pd_sbs_watch_2

Or is your bracelet different?

Yes, same watch but with a super oyster bracelet.
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Originally Posted by lierre View Post
 

Does anyone have a favorite Skagen watch? Looking for a cheap watch for everyday (preppy/sharp/business casual) wear. Is a leather or metal band better? (I have a very thin wrist)

 

I had a Skagen but it kept having to be sent back for warranty maintenance. Eventually, they gave me an offer for a gift card to an online watch shop for the original MSRP value. Sadly, I had had enough of them that I bought a non-Skagen watch for my girlfriend at the time.

 

Mine was the 958XLSL. It looked alright, but was a little cheap. And honestly, I have a few other watches that I liked better and switch bands with all with 20 mm lugs instead of these 22 mm lugs, so it just didn't have a place in my rotation.

 

I think if I were to get one, it would be something simple like the 858XLSLC, since it has normal lugs instead of an integrated band. But to answer one of your original questions, I'd go with leather over metal.

post #3280 of 3883

Here's a pretty good looking minimalist watch on Kickstarter: Rossling & Co - Ultra-Thin Watches & Tweed Straps

 

 

I like the idea of a tweed strap, so hope they read their Stretch Goal #2 so I can get a tan one.

 

I also especially like the blue hands on their Stretch Goal #3. Reminds me of the unattainable unicorn that is the Seiko SCVS013 "Blue Spark".

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Thanks a lot, kentyman! I appreciate your feedback. Would you have any suggestions for something similar that I could get sooner? Looking for the best quality I can get at this price point while keeping the watch as thin as possible.

post #3282 of 3883

I really like my Bulova 96B10 for a thin, cheap dress watch.

 

I can't speak for it, but I've always thought the Stuhrling 601.33152 really resembled the Skagen 858XLSLC.

post #3283 of 3883
Anyone suggest a nice automatic dress watch leather strap. For around 500? White face preferably larger than smaller.
post #3284 of 3883
Kent Wang Bauhaus watch?

Hamilton Jazzmaster, Steinhart Marine.
post #3285 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Mr Martini View Post

Anyone suggest a nice automatic dress watch leather strap. For around 500? White face preferably larger than smaller.

Is $260 ok?

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