or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Poor man's watch thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Poor man's watch thread - Page 4

post #46 of 3806
Quote:
Originally Posted by B|aze View Post
Here's a poor mans watch
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
What Seiko model is this?
post #47 of 3806
post #48 of 3806
Quote:
Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post
Good move, I am going to see what my local target has. J Crew has some good bands, although sometimes they can be pricey. Was it easy finding a band that fit correctly?

I'm pretty sure I just went on Amazon.com and typed in "18mm leather watch band".
post #49 of 3806



My Seiko 5 went down (with a fight). The Timex is the placeholder for now.

I'm guessing it would look better with a different band, like a NATO.
post #50 of 3806
Quote:
Originally Posted by mreggen View Post
What Seiko model is this?

Seiko Diashock Automatic SCVS013 (discontinued).
post #51 of 3806
I'm curious to hear about what people do with budget ($100 or so) automatics. I've been tempted by a few of these watches, in particular a couple from Seiko's 5 Series, but I've never pulled the trigger because it seems to me that they're essentially disposable watches... it's cheaper to buy a new watch than have one serviced, right? I'm certainly no watch expert so I'm wondering if I'm missing something? If not, how much time can someone reasonably expect to get out of a budget automatic (let's say a Seiko 5) before it's time to replace it?
post #52 of 3806
Quote:
Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
Okay so here's one of my poor man's watches. Lucian Piccard Automatic


I like this one. What model is it?
post #53 of 3806
I've never bought a watch for more than 30 bucks. I understand why they are called "disposable," but they usually last me at least a couple years, and frankly I just love the way these simpler watches look, especially with a different watch strap. Maybe my taste will change in the future.





(These aren't my pics)
post #54 of 3806
Quote:
Originally Posted by mk.ultra View Post
This is my first watch. I'm only 21 and on a very tight budget, but haters can hate. I think it looks very nice for $72, and from what I've heard it will last quite awhile with Seiko's in house movement.




Quite elegant actually.
post #55 of 3806
If you're actually poor, I think the SMP is just fine and no need to "upgrade" to the PO for another G. It's a lovely watch, but I think what you've got (I have one myself although on the bracelet you see on the PO, which I definitely prefer) is a great watch.
post #56 of 3806
I picked one of these up on ebay for $100. I love it.

post #57 of 3806
are digital watches considered a crime? I mean this is the 21st century. I was thinking about getting a G shock for use while canoeing/working out/hiking/etc.

post #58 of 3806
Quote:
Originally Posted by youngScholar View Post



My Seiko 5 went down (with a fight). The Timex is the placeholder for now.

I'm guessing it would look better with a different band, like a NATO.

what model is this? I really like it
post #59 of 3806
I inherited my father's shake-to-wind Waltham but it eventually died. A girlfriend gave me an Invicta with Roman numerals and very thin profile, and it became my go-to watch.

Just seems sorta phoney and pretentious (bling-bling) to wear a diver's watch if you're not a diver in mid-dive. My two cents.
post #60 of 3806
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. White View Post
Just seems sorta phoney and pretentious (bling-bling) to wear a diver's watch if you're not a diver in mid-dive. My two cents.

How about carrying a briefcase if you aren't hauling a stack of briefs on your way to court?

Sometimes things have aesthetic and/or practical uses beyond their original intentions.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Poor man's watch thread