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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    That's cool. I live in a similar climate (Australia), but I still prefer a bit of weight to my divers watches, though I did enjoy the watch while I had it. To each their own :)
     
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    To be honest, I think the ratcheting clasp accounts for a lot of the newfound comfort. I used to not wear bracelets during the summer because in order to make it loose enough to fit comfortably at my wrists most swollen/irritated, it would slide and jingle around like jewelry on a pimp and I am not a fan of such slack, sloppy fits. The ratcheting divers extension is a perfect solution and Im surprised more watch bracelets (diver and non diver) dont incorporate some kind of on-the-fly fit adjustment (Rolex is the only one I know of that includes one on their divers)
     
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  3. Ecstasy

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    Those look nice, but I would opt for an even cleaner dial. Here's mine.

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  4. TheWraith

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    Sounds like you got the perfect watch for yourself. Great stuff :)
     
  5. Michigan Planner

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    Seiko also includes a ratcheting bracelet on some of their MarineMaster models. I have one with it and though it took a bit to get used to it, now I love it. I especially like to be able to adjust it and open it up one more click late in the afternoon if I've had the watch on all day. Maybe my wrists swell a bit as the day progresses or something...
     
  6. stevent

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    Question regarding my hamilton khaki automatic - how long do I have to wear watch to fully wind it? I'm wearing it maybe 10 hours a day but half the time by the next morning watch has stopped
     
  7. Douglas

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    That sounds like a problem with the watch. 10 hours should be plenty to get it through til the next day. I wear a Hamilton Khaki Officer as my daily driver and though I wear it longer than you do (typically more like 14 hours/day) I'll frequently go a lot less and have no problems. I can leave the watch for 24 hours or more unattended and it doesn't run out of juice. I'd have it serviced.
     
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    Ok thanks, just got it from Jomashop so will see what they do about it
     
  9. Douglas

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    Yeah, I'd take it up with them ASAP.

    FYI I got my watch through an airline mileage program; I'm not sure who fulfilled the actual order (it wasn't the airline directly) but the first watch I got kept terrible time and they were very good about doing an exchange. I got a new watch and I've been very satisfied. That said, my experience plus yours may indicate some QC issues in manufacturing. On the other hand, the smooth exchange may suggest a good dealer network. Or a network that is aware of some QC issues. Ha.
     
  10. TradThrifter

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    I kind of like the jewelry-on-a-pimp effect. A loose rolex is the ultimate.

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  11. GreenFrog

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    The Seiko SARW011 has caught my eye:

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    Though, it's $948 on seiya. Not sure if it's worth it at that price (to me, that is).
     
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  12. Michigan Planner

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    It is gorgeous and I've been eyeing it too. I've just been telling myself that I don't really like Roman numerals on watches so that's my excuse for not buying it. However, if the Yen suddenly collapses...
     
  13. JubeiSpiegel

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    I was looking at a similar Presage model as well, would make a great suit watch. For close to 1k though, might just get the Cocktail Time and call it a day for now...
     
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    My trusty Nixon Unit Black
     
  15. DerangedGoose

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    $1000 for that seiko SARW011 is out of line. The roman numerals are way too big, like on a cheap seagull, and there is no bother to slim the crown or make it flow with the lines of the case. The cocktail time is better looking and costs half that, and a $1000 seiko will net you a high quality, full titanium diver, the Sumo (SBDC007). I realize the sumo is a different category of watch, but at least you are getting some kind of engineering and machining for your money.
     
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    Seiko Alpinist, SARB059


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    Glycine Combat Sub Auto

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    Lord Elgin US Steel presentation watch I found at the thrift last night for $25. Manual wind, stainless steel. Threw away the cheap metal band and added this RAF strap.

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  20. TheWraith

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    ^ Got yourself a bargain there. Way to go :D
     

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