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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. cs451

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    wrong thread bro
     
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  2. TheWraith

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    +1
     
  3. Chuckie Egg

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    I'll contribute my Seiko to the thread as well.

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    Slow date change in the final hour before midnight. WR 100m but superfluous on leather.

    I quite like this watch as it's a modest size by today's standards and feels comfy for my wrist [​IMG]
     
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  5. westie187

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    He's getting a 4.9 out of 5 star rating on Amazon....
     
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    Vacation watch in action in San Sebastian.

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  9. westie187

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    Wrong thread!
     
  10. cs451

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    Yep, Please show off your Grand Seiko and Subs in a different thread. We don't need to see them
     
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  11. flvinny521

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    Phew... If Grand Seiko and Rolex are poor man's watches, I don't even want to know what I'm considered.
     
  12. Chuckie Egg

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    Well, Grand Seiko was mentioned earlier in the thread so I thought it should be appropriate. And besides, the OP started the thread with Omega!

    I think the other thread seems to be for high ends such as PP anyways... [​IMG]
     
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  13. TheWraith

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    No, the other thread is for ALL watches, rich or poor. This thread is just for poor watches, which we've previously loosely described as anything under $1,000. So, no Rolexes et al here.
     
  14. Chuckie Egg

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    Ok...Apologies. Are we allowed to cross-post again in the other thread? [​IMG]
     
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  15. DP92

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    SS Rolex are pretty much a poor mans watch...if it isn't then what is it classified as? It certainly isn't a rich mans watch
     
  16. Chuckie Egg

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    From what TheWraith says, it seems the criterion for this thread is sub-$1000 watches (I presume in today's currency).

    Interestingly, Rolex didn't start out with the image it has today of being a rich man's watch... its reputation was built on being a quality, durable, practical watch that resisted the elements and would be reliable even under extreme environments, and although never cheap yet it was still within reasonable affordability of the working middle class.

    Perhaps this thread should just be merged with the other to prevent confusion [​IMG]
     
  17. TheWraith

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    There should be no confusion. Just use your common sense (and my above post as a rough guide) and all will be well.

    And yes, feel free to x-post your watches here in the TWAT thread if you so desire.
     
  18. lmaozedong

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    Thinking about buying a Hamilton for my first entry level decent watch. Done a bit of research, and pretty sure I'm gonna go with one of the two above - just having a tough time deciding which. I want a watch that will still have a place in the collection when I start upgrading years down the road.
     
  19. dddrees

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    As long as you really like it, it'll generally still have a place in your rotation.
     
  20. westie187

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    I picked this up about a year ago, one my favorites in my collection:[ATTACHMENT=10380]image.jpg (64k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    You won't be disappointed with a Hamilton.
     

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