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Poor man's watch thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Cross post from the Watch Appreciation Thread:

    A vintage 1974 Seiko chronograph, that has become known as the "Pogue" Chronograph after Colonel William Pogue, an astronaut who was on the Skylab mission.

    Pogue's Seiko chronograph was something of a stowaway on the skylab mission. It wasn't an approved piece of kit, but he just brought it along anyway, and it became the first automatic movement watch in space. An alert Seiko aficionado noticed it in a mission picture of Pogue that was published in National Geographic. (The folks at Omega must have been pissed.)

    Here's mine:

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  2. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Well-Known Member

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    His looks stock but if you are asking me... I asked Stowa to substitute their black Nappa 22mm with contrast stitching. They did so at no cost. I was going to put the strap aside and order a cordovan or another leather strap that looked a bit more dressy but after wearing it for awhile, I think the Nappa strap works pretty well. Sporty yes, but given the size of the watch (41mm), it works better as a casual wearer or OCBD.
     
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  3. Lavoisier

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    Can anybody point me towards a decent watch with a wide leather strap?
     
  4. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Well-Known Member

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    ye if you were asking me, mine is stock. Great strap.
     
  5. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Well-Known Member

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    Haha that is about the broadest possible question to ask on a watch thread =)
     
  6. Lavoisier

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    If it helps, this is what I currently own:

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    I'm looking for something similar. Not necessarily with a rectangular face, just something that's budget, looks good and has a wide strap. Thin straps look girly on my arm.
     
  7. LoLforever1

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    I agree mr.Galifiankis
     
  8. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    Mini Monster

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  9. blake11

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  10. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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    Not really but I think we now have an official watch of the PMWT:

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  11. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Well-Known Member

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    Still looking for a leather strap, but I've been wearing it on this (what most probably consider somewhat inappropriate) Bond strap:

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  12. revad

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    Modified Seiko 5

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  13. Laurens

    Laurens Well-Known Member

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    My original Swatch Jellyfish that I got when I was young:

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  14. GuP

    GuP Well-Known Member

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    Simple yet elegant.

    What kind of watch is that? Where can I get one?
     
  15. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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    Seiko 5 SNXS75 series, mine has a dark bronze dial. Came with a meh bracelet, the brown croc printed calf strap I had laying around. 75 bux from Amazon.
     
  16. Busa

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    Someone earlier in the thread was hacking on anyone who wore one of these saying it was ridiculously big- I just got this in a 42mm and I have the world's most dainty male wrist, maybe 6.5-7 inches, and I think it looks great. Like the watch, but fyi had to epoxy the pin that holds the lever over the winding stem- it fell out and luckily I found it to make it permanent...


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  17. GuP

    GuP Well-Known Member

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    Hard to find the black dial online. Been searching for a bit. If you happen to come across a link, please do share.
     
  18. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Well-Known Member

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    Even by 'dark bronze' I think he meant black. Or at least, it's supposed to be black. But when you shine light on it, yea I guess it sort of does have a gunmetalish/brownish tone to it. I found mine on eBay from a Singapore dealer, three days too my door.
     
  19. GuP

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    Thanks. No luck on ebay either. Will keep hunting. If you see it somewhere, lemme know.
     
  20. DerangedGoose

    DerangedGoose Well-Known Member

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    Try searching ebay for just the SNX series, minus that specific model code, there are several watches that match the appearance of this one (including a dark navy dial). Theres also another watch with a different model number entirely.
     

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