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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. bl@ster

    bl@ster Well-Known Member

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    Just kopped a Tissot Visodate the other day. Swapped out the band for a Hadley Roma grooved leather.

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  2. Hayward

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    Very cool Tissot.
     
  3. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    Got a nighthawk from recent amazon sale:
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    Just waiting on a strap to put on it as it's a bit too hot for metal bracelets now
     
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  4. kimmo

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    Thanks, great link. Looks like most of the stuff is for Seiko divers, so not a perfect solution but I'll send them a note.
     
  5. dreamsburndown

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    A few modest contributions...

    Vintage Swatch "X-Rated." It's as old as I am and I think it looks good but I don't wear it very often.
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    Can't go wrong with the Timex Easy Reader.
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    My current favourite, the Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick GS. Not exactly appropriate for scuba diving but it would be fine if I dropped it in the sink.
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  6. scoobydrew

    scoobydrew Well-Known Member

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    Here's my recently acquired Seiko SKX007 on an olive Maratac NATO (picture taken last week just after receiving it):


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  7. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Well-Known Member

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    You won't regret it. That watch is a workhorse. Enjoy it. :slayer:
     
  8. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Does seiko do any decent quartz divers?

    I've been inspired to find one since Shinzo Abe's visit.
     
  9. bl@ster

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    Not Seiko, but check out Bulova 98B131 Marine Star.
     
  10. TheWraith

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  11. Hayward

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    7C43 FTW. Good luck finding one.
     
  12. Ireges

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    What color/material of band would you choose to replace the piece of shit one on this (admittedly cheap) watch:


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  13. Isolation

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    Probably a non glossy black leather, or brown, as subtle as possible. Think nato or more casual will miss the point of the watch.
     
  14. Ireges

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    I've got to thinking a dark burgundy myself. I'm fond of canvas but me neither I don't think it will work.
     
  15. MatthewG18

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    I wouldn't buy a new strap for it
    Knowing Stührling, i'd almost just buy a new watch for the same price you can get a good quality leather strap for. Although if your heart is content on this exact watch id say a nice navy blue leather strap (with or without the crocodile skin embossing) would look alright.. But buy the time you bought one of those you could almost just pick up a nice new Seiko 5 automatic which would be more worthwhile in my opinion
     
  16. Ireges

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    I've noticed that people are very partial to Seiko 5 as a good choice for a cheap watch. I don't know why, from those I've seen, I think they're ugly. I'm not going to try to say that Stuhrling watches are great, but I've found them reliable, they last awhile in my experience, and I don't expect a basic, simple new band to come near the cost of a new watch. Navy blue would be nice though.
     
  17. Sander

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    Price-wise, this belongs here:

     
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  18. Papperskatt

    Papperskatt Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. Details?
     
  19. Sander

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  20. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Well-Known Member

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    So my 30th birthday is coming up and I'm looking to get a watch to commemorate the milestone. Specifically, I'm looking for something vintage, doesn't require a ton of servicing, and would easily be worn in dress and casual settings. I have a budget of around $700.

    Could anyone help me see the plusses/minuses of buying vintage in the following brands?


    • Omega Seamaster (this has been a first choice, but I'm considering other options)
    • Cartier Tank
    • Tudor
    • Longines
    • Am I missing anything obvious?
     

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