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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    Which ones do you have the best experience with? Durability and timekeeping wise? BTW the Sea Gull tourbullions are beautiful.
     
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    Can any of you kind folks here identify the model of this Timex? It's a beauty

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  3. ClassyCanuck

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    Laco and Stowa are the popular "authentic" choices.
     
  5. Kaplan

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    I don't think Archimede has been mentioned.
     
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  6. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    New watch from MWC.

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    I like it quite a bit, my first mechanical watch.
     
  7. Newcomer

    Newcomer Well-Known Member

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    Orient Black Mako. Just a fun beater to wear around to the gym, work out, and go to class and such. Very well recommended--arguably the best watch (in my opinion) in the $100, and even $200 range.

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  8. Van Veen

    Van Veen Well-Known Member

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    For good reason... those are all type A, not type B.
     
  9. Sander

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    Great post, thanks. There are so many Seiko 5s, is there a good overview anywhere?
     
  10. Kaplan

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    You're right. I got B-type confused with B-Uhr instead of Baumuster B.
     
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    Can anybody give me a quick breakdown of the meanings of A-Type / B-Type / B-Uhr / Baumuster B / etc. etc. etc.?

    I assume A = Archimede style (Plain face) and B = secondary middle dial?
     
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    cioni2k Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Really informative & cool :nodding:
     
  14. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    How much was this watch?
     
  15. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    I really like the Seiko 5 in blue, how does it look in person?
     
  16. zazadojo

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    I am hapy to have found this, I wouldhave never considered a nato style band....but after seeing some of the great looks on here my eyes are open to soo many more options. This is my first new watch in a long time. [​IMG]
     
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    Do the Seiko 5s have solid metal bands or folded metal?
     
  18. blahman

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    My Seiko 5 has folded.
     
  19. Jmescherer

    Jmescherer New Member

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    All please lend some advice. I am looking to buy a watch as to move on from the Fossils on the world but unfortunately don't have the budget yet to invest in something like a Bell & Ross, Breitling, Tag etc. I'm thinking in the $500 range and am trying to make a decision that won't make me look like a fool. I like the Tissot Traditition and like the Tsovet SVT-LX73. Any opinions, advise?
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  20. Sander

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    An automatic chrono for 500 USD? Or does it just have to look similar?
     

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