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post #736 of 3942
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Originally Posted by justinsmnz View Post
Today's: Grenen Model #M-44XLUUC. Steel on a natural calf strap.


Looks really good
post #737 of 3942
Poor Man's Watch at the greatest.
Should I buy? First venture into Automatics.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=390329447009
post #738 of 3942
http://www.archimede-uhren.de/US/Pilot-XL-H.htm

thoughts on these as entry level watch?
post #739 of 3942
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Originally Posted by lwkeung View Post
Poor Man's Watch at the greatest.
Should I buy? First venture into Automatics.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=390329447009

IMO you should go for something better. Accuracy is an issue for automatics in general, but for an under $50 Chinese watch I bet accuracy is everything but existent. I of course may be wrong, because I never tried the model you link to.

Several months ago I bought a Chinese automatic watch for aprox. $150 plus shipping... And it's bleh. I won't repeat.
post #740 of 3942
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Originally Posted by ice86x View Post
http://www.archimede-uhren.de/US/Pilot-XL-H.htm

thoughts on these as entry level watch?

I like how it looks. It reminds me the IWC Pilot collection.
post #741 of 3942
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Originally Posted by lwkeung View Post
Poor Man's Watch at the greatest.
Should I buy? First venture into Automatics.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=390329447009

If you want a cheap sub looking watch at least buy an Alpha.

post #742 of 3942
i bought this watch 5 years ago. i was poor then and poor now.
post #743 of 3942
Just got this in the mail a couple of days ago. Bought it after seeing it posted earlier in this thread. <3
post #744 of 3942
I think my favorite part of enjoying cheap watches is the ability to see a watch I like out in the wild and buy something close to it pretty soon after without having to worry about dropping a mortgage payment like some of the guys over in the real watch thread, haha. For example, a week or so ago I had lunch with a friend. He had a black watch with rose gold accents and I thought it was a pretty good look. I found a Grenen that is actually the same model as one I've already got but in the colors I was looking for. Less than 100 bucks later I've got a black watch with rose gold accents on a black NATO with black hardware. Grenen Model M-44XLBRB:
post #745 of 3942
Back in the day, I bought a Timex similar to the Easy Reader. I never wore it because I could not abide its unnervingly loud ticking. I do not mind hearing a movement, but the Timex was just a harsh sound heartlessly tolling the seconds of eternity.
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My watch for small-timer days is a Timex Easy Reader. I bought it at Target on sale for $23 and replaced the strap with a nice glove leather band for $12. It's beautiful and simple and I like it.

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post #747 of 3942
I have to recommend Bernhardts. I have a red dial Sea Shark myself. Fred Amos is a hero among the Poor Man's Watch Forum set, who are every bit as insane about watches as SF is about clothes. I got mine off their recommendation and I love it. Fred Amos is a folk hero over there... http://www.bernhardtwatch.com/index.php?id=31
post #748 of 3942
I heartily concur. You can get a trusty, quality Seiko for about $100 that should serve your purposes well. I own several and always enjoy slipping them on my wrist. Check out watchrecon.com to see what's out there. Timezone.com and watchuseek.com are also a handy place to get suggestions.
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Originally Posted by Galix View Post
IMO you should go for something better. Accuracy is an issue for automatics in general, but for an under $50 Chinese watch I bet accuracy is everything but existent. I of course may be wrong, because I never tried the model you link to.

Several months ago I bought a Chinese automatic watch for aprox. $150 plus shipping... And it's bleh. I won't repeat.
post #749 of 3942
I got a Seiko too. It has been working well for about 9 years now smile.gif Not the most stylish watch but its usable.
post #750 of 3942
My new Seiko SKX013 should be coming in the mail any day now:

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