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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. ErikW

    ErikW Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir! interestingly, the dial I think is actually white or perhaps silver, but highly reflective. In certain light it absolutely looks blue. I too am a bit bummed about hardlex, but it is very easy to buff out scratches on hardlex to make it look new.

    It definitely not Panerai, ha. But it's a fairly thick and bulky watch 40mm x 13mm, so I wouldn't call it dainty by any means.
     
  2. irbe

    irbe Well-Known Member

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    Really good to know about hardlex. Maybe my next purchase. I meant blue second hand
     
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  3. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    :embar: thanks mimo :slayer:
     
  4. Oli2012

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    The crown on my Orient Bambino has come loose and is stopping the day function from working.

    Can this repair be done at an ordinary watch repair shop? Is it an expensive repair?
     
  5. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    I'm not an expert, but I feel pretty sure it can be done. As to cost...I don't know. Ask Thomas Czibula in Sydney for a free quote.
     
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  6. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Well-Known Member

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    Quite possibly the best bang for your buck..... if you like divers of course.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Satmoche

    Satmoche Well-Known Member

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    Which model is that please ?
     
  8. stro

    stro Active Member

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    seiko skx009 [​IMG] the pepsi-bezeled brother of seiko's skx007
     
  9. Satmoche

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    Cheers
     
  10. losrockets

    losrockets Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered the SARB033 through the Massdrop deal. First "nice" watch for me, a graduation present from my parents for finishing medical school next spring. Would love to supplement it with an affordable diver or flight watch, looking at the Orient Mako/Ray and the Skx007 for divers and Orient's flight watch. I like the specs and construction of the skx007/009 but I think they may be a bit too much watch for me day to day considering I have 6.5" wrists and will be in a shirt and tie most days of the week.
     
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  11. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    For a modest size (and price) in a pilot watch, look at the Seiko 5 Military. They're always around very cheap (well under $100), plenty of colours to choose from, and at 40mm are big enough to look like a pilot, but small enough to be worn by anyone. Here are some. I got one for my son and was immediately envious of it. He has the beige one on the woven strap, but for a daily wear, maybe the bracelet version is right for you?
     
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  12. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    ^ Excellent options there.
     
  13. Veremund

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    Mmmmmmm. Waaaaant.
     
  14. ShawnBC

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    First of all, congratulations for (almost) finishing med school! If it's not indiscreet, what choice of practice have you decided on (to wear a shirt and tie most of the week)?

    On to the original question - I understand you would like to own both styles - the diver and the flight - of watches to round up your collection, besides the SARB033? If so, I think the Orient flight is a very nice choice. Mimo's Seiko 5 suggestion is equally good, but I find the Orient flight (especially the blue dialed one, on light brown leather strap) is very eye-pleasing!

    As for the diver, a SKX007/9 wouldn't hurt. If it doesn't fit under your shirt cuff, who cares? It could become your week-end watch, I'm sure it'd get plenty of use nonetheless!
     
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  15. losrockets

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    Appreciate the compliments! In most fields you wear a shirt and tie most of the week unless you're spending a lot of time in the OR/ER but I'm going to be a Psychiatrist so depending on the setting I'm in I may wear scrubs, a shirt/tie/white coat, or a suit/sportcoat to work. I may also get trained/boarded in Internal Medicine but I'm undecided as yet on that. To clarify, at this point I'm looking for one or the other, a diver or a flight, not necessarily both. I forgot about the Seiko 5 series, that's another affordable option while I figure out my tastes. Watches have never really been on my radar in the way nice shoes have so this is all new to me. A week-end/off work watch is actually a very good way to describe what I'm looking for. My current watch is a pretty dressy Citizen Eco Drive and I always feel it clashes with my more casual looks in a way that a diver or flight watch wouldn't. Thanks for all of the suggestions!
     
  16. justridiculous

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    I'm interested in purchasing a Hamilton Khaki. Is trying to get one for under $200 unreasonable?
     
  17. Oli2012

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    How do you guys think a Seiko 007 would go with a suit?

    I'm looking for something to fill the void before I get an Omega Seamaster/Planet Ocean (that could be a very long time...)
     
  18. mimo

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    Personally I wouldn't wear any of those with a suit. Though today I'm wearing a pilot with a blazer, which is close in some books.
     
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  19. Michigan Planner

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    As much as I love the SKX007, it would be improved exponentially if it had drilled lugs. :fu:
     
  20. jayjules

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    Hey Guys,
    Im looking for a nice dress watch in silver with a white face and black band. Any recommendations? Thanks
     

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