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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. unjung

    unjung Well-Known Member

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    Lolwut?

    It's a bloody automatic mate, of course you need to "move it to keep it going."
     
  2. ASH007

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    Buy Vintage if you are on a budget and they hold their value well and almost always gets a compliment or two. Seamaster vintage from 1954 goes for about $500-600 SS.
     
  3. djwoblely

    djwoblely Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys recommend for a good value solid stainless steel 22mm bracelet?
     
  4. TuckerSon

    TuckerSon Active Member

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    Which watch do you guys recommend me to add to my watch collection (up to $300)?
    I currently have these two watches:
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    The Casio is usually worn casual while the Lorus is worn business casual / formal. (Only difference with the picture is that the leather band is black on my watch)
     
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  5. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    How about an elegant stainless steel watch, for formal suiting? Or a chronograph, so you can be sporty and casual :D
     
  6. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    Maratac Mid-Pilot on Horween Cordovan NATO strap:

    [​IMG]

    Crap photo, but a nice watch.
     
  7. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Well-Known Member

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    that watch is a steal imo. really nice.
     
  8. Van Veen

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    Can anyone recommend a poor man's watch winder? Anything out there in the $20 range? (Seems stupid to buy a $40-50 watch winder for a $90 Mako...)
     
  9. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Well-Known Member

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    not a poor man's watch, but not a rich man's watch either.

    FC slimline.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Well-Known Member

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    My vintage Timex on a brown shell cordovan band.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Ndure

    Ndure Well-Known Member

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    Nice watch!

    Check your inbox. :)
     
  12. bamahabir

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  13. djwoblely

    djwoblely Well-Known Member

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    bamahabir,

    I have one of those, did you not like the bracelet? I really like the all titanium and sapphire crystal on that one. It's nice, light and sleek on the wrist.
     
  14. 7even

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    really like this one. i think it would look 1000x better with a brown alligator strap though. :slayer:
     
  15. bamahabir

    bamahabir Active Member

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    Mine actually came with a leather strap, wasn't particularly fond of it, or titanium bracelets in general, but that's just me. Always been overly heavy for my taste, the bracelet that is. Got this strap from timefactors and I love it, with caveats of course. Would have prefered polished hardware instead of bead blasted. I love the watch for all the reasons you listed, and for $180 total, not bad.
     
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  16. djwoblely

    djwoblely Well-Known Member

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    Oh, mine came with a titanium bracelet. I didnt know they had those on leather.
     
  17. bamahabir

    bamahabir Active Member

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    Yea, got it off ebay pretty cheap, I knew I would go for a aftermarket band so no point in wasting money on something I'm not going to use.
     
  18. TuckerSon

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    As a present for my graduation I may choose which watch I would like to have. I found two interesting watches. Which of these two watches would you suggest me to add to my watch collection (considering the fact that I will buy another quality watch within 5 years)?

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  19. WhoKnewI

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    actually, it was on this not too long ago. [​IMG]
     
  20. Metlin

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    Too bad it's a quartz.
     

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