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post #3421 of 3944
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Originally Posted by redboat View Post

The Japanese yen is at its lowest rate in years against the dollar. Finally pulled the trigger and picked up a "direct derivative" Seiko SARB065 Cocktail Time for less than $450 new. Beauty is beauty.








Huhwha? My mistake, I was thinking of the SARB03X series. Those are basically Poor Man's GSs. They're nice, but this is nicer!
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Orient Bambino on the left and Seiko Orange Monster on right.

I use the Bambino for dressy occasions and love the elegance. I actually had (and sold a Seiko Blue Spark) and actually prefer the Bambino as I found the Blue Spark too thick. I realize I'm in the minority with that statement!

I had my eye on the Orange Monster for quite a while, but wasn't sure I could wear an orange-faced watch. Turns out it is awesome and is my daily casual watch. What a solidly built watch.
post #3423 of 3944

I personally prefer the Speedmaster pro to the seamaster but I am partial to rolexes. The seamaster is a fine timepiece though. My father inherited one and i will be inheriting a seamster deville sometime in the near future. If your gonna trade go for the speedmaster or a nice rolex oyster or submariner that you can put on a leather strap for when you wear your suit and keep the metal strap for more casual everyday occasions.  

post #3424 of 3944

If you want a seiko then get something with that excellent spring drive movement. 

post #3425 of 3944
Except that no Spring Drive watch is available for less than 3K.
post #3426 of 3944
^ Exactly. People need to remember that this is the Poor Man's Watch Thread.
post #3427 of 3944
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

^ Exactly. People need to remember that this is the Poor Man's Watch Thread.
Maybe we should limit the price of watches to under $500 to be considered a Poor Man's watch.

Thoughts?
post #3428 of 3944
Maybe up to $800 or $900...it's Poor Man's watches in the correct context, not purely in a literal sense.
post #3429 of 3944
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Maybe up to $800 or $900...it's Poor Man's watches in the correct context, not purely in a literal sense.
I'm okay with that price...that should filter out all the Rolex and Omega watches hopefully smile.gif
post #3430 of 3944
^ Exactly right.
post #3431 of 3944

Ive been wanting an alpinist for a while, thoughts? Bracelet or strap?

 

 

post #3432 of 3944
Seiko skx007 would definitely be my choice icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #3433 of 3944
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Ive been wanting an alpinist for a while, thoughts? Bracelet or strap?

IIRC Alpinists are a bit hard to find with stock bracelets, so if you can find one Id definitely suggest purchasing it. You can always get an aftermarket brown leather strap for it at a later point.
If it were me I'd go for the bracelet anyway, with sporty watches I much prefer bracelets to leather straps.
post #3434 of 3944
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Originally Posted by plot View Post

IIRC Alpinists are a bit hard to find with stock bracelets, so if you can find one Id definitely suggest purchasing it. You can always get an aftermarket brown leather strap for it at a later point.
If it were me I'd go for the bracelet anyway, with sporty watches I much prefer bracelets to leather straps.

I have an Alpinist (017) and I absolutely love it. Mine is on the standard brown leather strap. If I could have found it on the bracelet that the 059 comes on, I would have picked that up in a heartbeat but I've never seen it. Seeing the picture above with the 017 on a bracelet makes me want to pick up an aftermarket one to put on mine - that looks really sharp.
post #3435 of 3944

What do you think of Citizen?  I was recently gifted an Eco-Drive for Christmas.  It's kept time over the past five days perfectly.  

 

 

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