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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. westie187

    westie187 Well-Known Member

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    I am as well. Found a great vintage Bulova on eBay. Newer watches are too thick for me right now.
     
  2. kentyman

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  3. redboat

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    Arrived today. The Orient Capital looks much better in person that it did on-line.

    Loving the simple retro look, Dauphine hands, domed crystal, sculpted hour markers, full sized face, Japanese quality...and the $79 price.

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  4. redboat

    redboat Well-Known Member

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    That is a cool watch. Given that you can buy it directly from Sea-Gull for $195, you could always pay a few bucks more to insure authenticity.
     
  5. redboat

    redboat Well-Known Member

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    Pulled this 1952 gold-filled Bulova automatic off ebay a couple years ago for $160...

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  6. westie187

    westie187 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that is beautiful! Nice score.
     
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  7. catchh

    catchh Well-Known Member

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    Looking for Hamilton Khaki 38mm black face watch. Anyone wanna sell?
     
  8. kentyman

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    Actually, according to that link, seagullwatchstore.com is the one selling fakes. Or did you mean somewhere else?
     
  9. TradThrifter

    TradThrifter Well-Known Member

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    I think I would just not buy a Sea-Gull. How about a nice Seiko?
     
  10. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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    They make fake Sea-Gulls? How does that even pencil?
     
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  12. mimo

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    Don't know this maker; designs remind me of Helson. Take a look at http://www.archimede-watches.com/. They have a bronze dive watch too, but also bronze pilot watches that might be more versatile.
     
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  13. havabeer

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    Ancon, Helson, Makara are all pretty well known in the bronze case world. Really in a bronze watch I'm more after a certain look more than versatility and it suits divers by referencing old diving bells, portholes and such. I do like the Archimede pilots though, its also on the buy list, just a bit further down.
     
  14. TheWraith

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    Armida make a bronze watch, too, I think.
     
  15. plot

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    As has Halios. Discontinued, but it pops up on watchuseek classifieds a lot.

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  16. ErikW

    ErikW Well-Known Member

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    New Seiko SNZH53. Great casual watch.

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  17. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Well-Known Member

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    Got this in the mail the other day.... loving it so far.

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    I like how different it is compared to my Squale.

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    I also need someone to go to Cuba for me, I need more Partagas :D
     
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  18. kentyman

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    I have a Seiko 5, and was looking to try other cheap automatics... specifically with an open heart / semi-skeleton and power reserve indicator. There are plenty of Orient Stars like this, but they're an order of magnitude more expensive than a Seiko 5. I actually did just find a non-Star Orient that I like, the CFH01001, but it's more like $300:

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    I'm not sure it does. That thread sounded like a lot of it was just FUD, so I thought I'd seek a second opinion here.
     
  19. JanC

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    Removed the shit stock strap. Much better....

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  20. Grayland

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    That is incredible. Nicely done!
     
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