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post #5536 of 6362
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Originally Posted by bamgrinus View Post
 

I do think that, in this age of internet shopping, it's very difficult to convince people to pay full MSRP for anything.  That seems like it would be especially true in the "poor man's" watch price range.  I'm sure this is why you see so many shady brands that advertise a fake MSRP and then sell at a 90% discount all the time.  I really wonder if the AD model is sustainable, because it really does chafe to see a fixed price and not be able to price compare easily.  Also, it's news to me that ADs will sometimes offer discounts, but I have to say that I find the concept of haggling just...incredibly distasteful.  Frankly I just really dislike having to deal with salespeople in person, because it makes you feel an obligation to buy something, even if there's nothing you find appealing at the price offered.

 

I've bought from both Jomashop and the AD.  I typically research the Jomashop price and then at least have a discussion with the AD about price, making clear I know what the Jomashop price is.  If the price difference is commensurate to the value of a manufacturer's warranty to me, I'll buy from the AD.  If the price difference is too significant and exceeds the value of the manufacturer's warranty to me, then I buy from Jomashop. 

post #5537 of 6362
Sales at ADs and direct watch boutiques (ie. buying directly from the manufacturer in their own stores) is booming in many areas with the people who actually prefer to both deal directly with the company's and who don't mind paying their prices. You'll see many of them in the TWAT forum here on SF. I've bought from a watch boutique myself (as well as from grey dealers). Nothing wrong with either.
post #5538 of 6362

Back to the matter at hand, photos of watches and Jazzmenco's "ugly shirts"

 

Picked this guy up from Ashford during a flash sale last Christmas Holidays. Thanks @RogerP for the introduction.

post #5539 of 6362

Stop it stop it stop it!

post #5540 of 6362
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Originally Posted by Elessar View Post

@flvinny521
 Congrats on the lovely (about to be?) acquisition!

From Friday morning:

Hey what model # is this guy? Looks great!
post #5541 of 6362
I concur.
post #5542 of 6362
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Originally Posted by dohare View Post

Hey what model # is this guy? Looks great!

Thank you! This is the Orient Bambino V2 (with a Hirsch Duke golden brown strap), model number FER2400BW0. Got it for $100! smile.gif
post #5543 of 6362
Pics of my collection. Not many SF approved brands, but I only wear 36MM or smaller. I also only wear Quartz. Mechanical watches always broke or kept poor time.
I paid less than $5 for the Invicta, the Timex on the far right, and the Armani. Less than $20 for weekenders and less than $70 for the MWC, J Crew Timex, and the Wellington. The Tsovets were gifts, but I know the wife didn't pay retail.
The 3 bands on the left are shell. I paid 25 cents for two of those straps. The two pictured without straps are worn with mostly vintage 18MM RAF straps that I paid almost nothing for.






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Some quick shots of the Longines my wife chose for me. Comparison shots are to my true Poor-Man's dress watch (about to go on a black leather strap), the Seiko SARB035.

 


 

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Really like the deepness of that blue dial.  Great choice, Mrs Vinny!

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

Some quick shots of the Longines my wife chose for me. Comparison shots are to my true Poor-Man's dress watch (about to go on a black leather strap), the Seiko SARB035.





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Looking great!
post #5547 of 6362
Here's my el-cheapo version of the same watch, bought years ago as a cheap beater to take overseas:

post #5548 of 6362
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post

Pics of my collection. Not many SF approved brands, but I only wear 36MM or smaller. I also only wear Quartz. Mechanical watches always broke or kept poor time.
I paid less than $5 for the Invicta, the Timex on the far right, and the Armani. Less than $20 for weekenders and less than $70 for the MWC, J Crew Timex, and the Wellington. The Tsovets were gifts, but I know the wife didn't pay retail.
The 3 bands on the left are shell. I paid 25 cents for two of those straps. The two pictured without straps are worn with mostly vintage 18MM RAF straps that I paid almost nothing for.






 

Given your tastes, have you spent any time on Aliexpress? Lots of interesting US$5-20 watches out there. At the moment, I'm enamored by Easman Brand. In contrast to many of the "mushroom" brands out there, Easman (at least purports to be) an OEM for Seiko, Tissot, Casio, etc. and has a history.

 

I can't figure how to easily link to an image on Aliexpress, and I can't seem to post links (not enough posts yet?), but here is a very simple design at around 34mm, sapphire, SS case, Swiss quartz, at $35: Model =  1201M-TB. They have some interesting designs as well, quartz and Seiko/Miyota automatics, but the latter are over $100, making it less a value buy vs. a grey market Seiko 5 and the like.

post #5549 of 6362
The cheap ones were thrifted or eBay BINs. They would have cost much more if I bought them new.
I haven't heard of Easman. I will google it.
post #5550 of 6362
That's not a collection, it's a hoard.
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