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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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    I ended up getting the Capital, returning it and keeping the Bambino.

    I love an automatic. It's like it has soul or something.



    The Seiko 5s seem to come in around 12mm which is the same width as the Bambino.

    Orient Bambino > Seiko SNKL41
     
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    I too really enjoy the automatic movement. I can't even look at a Quartz movement without getting disgusted by the staccato second hand
     
  5. TheWraith

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    I don't mind some quartz watches. Depends on the watch for me, really. But yes, I much prefer automatics generally speaking.
     
  6. mimo

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    You might be thinking of the "Military" ones that are Bambino sized. The dressier ones are a modest 37mm across and 11mm deep. Both dimensions will impact a lot on how they slide under the sleeve. The mostly come on bracelets, but as they're so cheap, swapping in a strap if you prefer it is a reasonable proposition.

    Anyway, if you like the Bambino, all the better: moving the button on your shirt cuff up just a fraction will also make life easier.
     
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    I'm having my Master's degree admission interview this morning. I chose to be wearing my dressiest watch, which is a Tissot perpetual calendar. Although Quartz-powered, I feel it matches the image I'm trying to project to the interviewers. Hope all will go well!

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    All right what kind of watch would you gents recommend for around a 1000$ range. Your input would be appricated.
     
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    What kind of style are you looking for? There is a lot of freedom and quality in that budget, so tell us a bit more about how you want to wear it.
     
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    1000$ gets you in a place where possibilities exponentially increase (but the quality:price ratio doesn't necessarily follow).

    It would be a good idea to tell us a little bit about what you're looking for in a watch (dress, diver, sporty, chrono, military-inspired, etc.), what context would it be used in (conservative office, casual job, outdoor sport, going to the beach on the week-end, etc.), would you accept going pre-loved to widens the possibilities?

    If I remember correctly, @mimo 's the king at this game. I don't know tho if he plays within this money range (sub-1000$).
     
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    Talk to me.
     
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    Guys I am looking for some thing elegant that I can were for work or with suits and for formal occasion. I guess some thing that has a balance and mix for both places. I don't mind going up little in price if that would help with quality and price ratio. After reading & picking up info from you gents I honestly retuned the Burberry watch as one of you gents quoted. They make good rain coat but not watches. I do like chrono. Also I am newbie at the watch game. And all your input is appricated.
     
  13. Thrift Vader

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    I can do some amazing Watches in that budget. How does a "Grand Seiko" sound?
    Or a "Ball" with a effing nice leather band?
    IWC?
    Plenty of choice.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Im a big fan of Hamilton watches, so I might be bias. Or you can go buy a vintage Omega constellation watch for under 1k.
     
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    If I had 1000 dollars for a watch today, I would buy the Hamilton Pan Europ.

    I'm a huge fan of Seiko, Orient, and Hamilton. I don't think you can go wrong with any of those.

    I'm wearing my Hamilton Khaki Scuba King right now, in fact.
     
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    Alright, Im going to throw my hat in. I deal in Sub $1k watches. and can go higher to order. anything he needs? i can do it. but i recommend a "King Seiko" . $450. + a gorgeous band. they are Legit watches. and you can save some money for other things
     
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    My Tissot perpetual calendar, post-interview. I have a sentimental bond to this watch (it was an engagement gift from my wife and the case back has a personal engraving) and even though it's Quartz, I love the look.
     
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    Ok guys thank you for your input. Now were can I see them in real life if that's a possibility? I do appricate your guys I put.
     
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    That's a lovely watch, & how did your interview go?
     
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    That's a lovely watch, & how did your interview go?
     

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