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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

Thinking of getting a getting a watch for uni next year, just something sleek and simple with a bit of class. The problem is I don't work full time since I'm about to go to uni so the budget will be around $300. Do you think it is even worth getting a watch at that price point? Or do most decent watches start at the $1k-5k range?

Cheers

 

 

 

Try skywatches.com.sg or creationwatches.com

 

Look for something from seiko or orient. Automatic with sapphire glass.

 

My personal rec: ($288 delivered)

 

 

 

post #23597 of 56066
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Nice shoes, CD. What will you wear the blue suedes with?
Probably biz cas type outfits. Jeans, navy or grey slacks, pale coloured chinos, black at a stretch. Pretty much anything except autumn colours, I think.
post #23598 of 56066
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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

Thinking of getting a getting a watch for uni next year, just something sleek and simple with a bit of class. The problem is I don't work full time since I'm about to go to uni so the budget will be around $300. Do you think it is even worth getting a watch at that price point? Or do most decent watches start at the $1k-5k range?


Cheers
I've not tried this myself, but Cash Converters look to have some good options...

https://webshop.cashconverters.com.au/items/134/watches/?saleTypeID=2&categoryID=134&price=%5B100+TO+499.99%5D&gclid=CLDcm7PAvLQCFQRgpQodHV4AAw
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JRolley, the suggestion to have a lok in Cash Converters and also some of the secondhand stores can be a good one. I once saw a nice Oris, in great condition and at a great price, at the large secondhand place in Paddington (in Brisbane) but didn't pick it up and, of course, by the time I'd changed my mind and gone back the next day, it was gone.

For a new watch, you could look at a Timex or Hamilton if you want to be a bit dressy and conservative, and put the watch on a grosgrain strap, or if you want a bit more of a tool. Watch, you cold look at getting a Seiko 5, as it is a great watch at a great price.
post #23600 of 56066
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Nice jacket. Well done. Were you in there this afternoon?

Thanks Ernesto. They didn't have any stock in store of most of the things I was interested in, so ended up buying online.
post #23601 of 56066
Saw the American Tailors sale ad in the front page of The Age sport section. Crockett and Jones for $350. Castagnia suits for $1595. Drakes ties for $79, Aster shirts for $160.

California Dreaming - any comments on the range of shoes and suits on offer? Much Isaia on sale?
post #23602 of 56066
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

You can definitely get a great watch for that price.

For me, a watch is just a piece of jewlrey - while a mechanical watch thats handmade can run into the tens of thousands, there are plenty of servicable, good looking watches that are really affordable.

A lot of love for Timex watchs, Bulvova watches, I don't even mind some of the Fossil watches.

No one's going to rave about your Bulvova on Hodinkee, but then again who cares?

I'm a fan of these few options:
http://www.braun-clocks.com/watches
http://www.danielwellington.com/men (the backwards D sort of ruins it for me)
http://www.bulova.com/en_us
http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/bauhaus-watch.html

IIRC, Romp and a few others are pretty savvy when it comes to watches, so hopefully they'll corect any misinformation I've provided and offer some sage wisdom.

Im not good at that price range (not being a snob just outright have no idea and wouldnt want to give misinformation) ... Fwiw i like the timex and gnomonowatches in singapore has military style watches from germany that look decent too. My watch tastes are vintage and dress rather than sport so i dont wear anything on a bracelet but i do have a vintage rolex sub that i wear on nato. Everything else is leather strap.

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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Dropped into American Tailors after the cricket. Picked up a pair of black C&J Selborns and a pair of navy suede Carmina loafers. I went up a half size for the loafers. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Nice finds! I use to have similar navy loafers

Having owned cj and carmina i prefer the fit of the cj.. Ive been through most of the carmina lasts and struggle to get a proper fit.

Cj 337 fits me like a glove.
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Edited by Robert Meredith - 12/29/12 at 3:24pm
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It'd be a form of torture, if you made me wear those double monks.

post #23605 of 56066
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

It'd be a form of torture, if you made me wear those double monks.

Don't fight it MS, they would team up nicely with your Tarocash strides : )
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Don't fight it MS, they would team up nicely with your Tarocash strides : )

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Low blow Dusty, low blow.

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Been having a great time over Christmas watching (and re-watching) the latest Bond movies, with a new/ increased focus on his wardrobe. Skyfall at the cinema, then re-watched Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. 

 

Great range of casual and leisure wear in Casino Royale with a few nice suits mixed in.

Then in Skyfall: his awesome range of suits and formal wear, with some nice casual gear ie sports jacket (http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/product/barbour-x-ki-beacon-heritage-sports-jacket)

Had to laugh at the logistics required to keep Bond dressed for Skyfall. Im guessing he just has one of these (http://www.creativeboysclub.com/vintage-louis-vuitton-wardrobe-trunk)  bigstar[1].gif

 

 

I loved the sleek black dress shoes he wore throughout Skyfall, and found they were all C&J (http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/tags/products-skyfall). The ones in particular I liked were the whole cut: 'Alex'.

C&J's are a bit out of my price range atm, so I ordered a pair of 'Herring Chaucer II' Ive been eyeing off instead (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=5196&colourid=2712&brandid=6), which come to about $300 AUD delivered with cedar trees.

 

Really liked Skyfall BTW...

post #23608 of 56066
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Plenty of watch fanciers around here who know way more than me, but I reckon you can get a decent watch for $500 if your budget can stretch that far. FXH will tell you you can get a decent watch for $27.95. He might be right.

Timex Weekender - the only watch a grown up man needs. Boys and man-boys may need to pay more and have metal bands and funny dials.

http://www.amazon.com/Timex-Unisex-T2N747-Weekender-Slip-Thru/dp/B006K6DDKM/ref=pd_sbs_watch_4

If you wanted to really lash out and have more than one watch and spend nearly $70 aud you would do well to consider a white face silver trim Easy Reader with a brown leather strap for simple understated utilitarian elegance and flying slightly below the radar and a black faced silver Weekender with several NATO bands for day and casual and a stylish change.
post #23609 of 56066
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Originally Posted by Robert Meredith View Post

Gilt has a sale on some pretty nice looking shoes atm:-

http://www.gilt.com/invite/176135933a6vv326lepy (referral link - you get $25 off first order, I get $25)
http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/dress-shoes-1542 (sale/non-referral link)

Shoes by John Varvatos / Antonio Maurizi / Florsheim /a.testoni

Antonio Maurizi

Double Monks - $305.30




Penny Loafer - $233.80





Florsheim

Cap Toe Oxfords - $203.20




a.testoni BASIC

Calf Skin Derby Shoes - $152.10




I'm still a shoe novice, so if the verdict is that they're all shit, please don't hate, I'll delete the post :P

Shipping looks like it's only $20.

The AM's look pretty expensive, given you can pick up a pair of Loake 1880's or Meermins in a similar range, they'd want to be pretty good quality, and I know nothing about them.

All shit with no malice intended. Thanks for the heads up.
post #23610 of 56066
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Timex Weekender - the only watch a grown up man needs. Boys and man-boys may need to pay more and have metal bands and funny dials.
 

Real men don't use batteries.

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