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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. djwoblely

    djwoblely Well-Known Member

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    @XKxRome0ox, I believe I got the strap at Target store. It's hit or miss with target since some stores don't carry watch straps.

    @deveandepot1, The lug width is 18mm for straps, and the case diameter is pretty small 39mm w/ crown 36mm w/o crown. The watch is 9mm thick. I do like the size of this watch as it doesn't feel like a huge wrist weight.
     
  2. jabster410

    jabster410 Well-Known Member

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    bought this from the cladmen sale. anyone have any experience with this brand?
     
  3. Ace_Face

    Ace_Face Well-Known Member

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    This watch caught my eye in the Orvis catalog when it first came out. Kind of a Tag Heuer Monaco homage. Wouldn't buy at $249, but considering it now that it is being offered for just over $100. Thoughts?

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  4. ter1413

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    not crazy about it t all.......
    i asked myself..."self, where/when would i wear that?"
     
  5. discreteuniverse

    discreteuniverse Well-Known Member

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    Been using this one for daily wear. I need to pick up a nice dress watch, though.

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  6. HLow

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    Posts like these make my wallet cry...

     
  7. matsui

    matsui Well-Known Member

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    Saw this one online, sells for 249EUR, 40mm quartz. Anybody know anything regarding Junkers quality? Or is the name fitting?

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  8. cioni2k

    cioni2k Well-Known Member

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    I think the watches look great but I cant get past the name. Is it pronounced "Junkers"? or differently?
     
  9. matsui

    matsui Well-Known Member

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    I believe the J is pronounced like a Y, like "yoonkers"
     
  10. mburer

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    Thanks, very happy with it!
    I'm actually looking for a watch in this price range($500-$600)

    Does anyone have any good suggestions?
     
  11. Matto ELITE

    Matto ELITE Well-Known Member

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    Junkers is German, therefore the J is pronounced as a Y, names after Hugo Junkers. Above is the Junkers Ju-88, which was a multi-role bomber for the German Luftwaffe in WW2. He was a German Engineer that died in the mid 30's, and wasn't affiliated with the Nazi's in any way.
     
  12. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Well-Known Member

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    How do your pronounce "blucher?"
     
  13. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    Agree. I was thinking I read the . point wrong.
     
  14. thevidon

    thevidon New Member

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    I just picked up a new Orient Mako in orange. See what you think:



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  15. djwoblely

    djwoblely Well-Known Member

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    @thevidon
    How is that rubber strap on that mako?
     
  16. thevidon

    thevidon New Member

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    The strap is for bigger wrists. I am all the way down on the last hole. It looks nice, but I had to trim the end down because it was just too long.

     
  17. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    I like this. But I think I am also in the minority of people on SF who prefer quartz watches. Unless you have only one watch that you wear, automatics just seem kind of silly since quartz watches are far more accurate, provide more design options, are pretty much shock proof, and run for years without intervention. I'm not going to get a winder...because that seems equally silly. Can't deny the coolness of completely mechanical watches with several complications though...(but I can't deny the coolness of vacuum tubes either and you don't see me using them in my TV).

    I think I even prefer manual watches since they can be so much slimmer and its not hard to remember to keep them wound (and if you own more than 2 watches, you are probably going to have to reset it every time you wear it just like an automatic).
     
  18. Sander

    Sander Well-Known Member

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    My brother has a Junkers watch. It's well made and well designed. Almost every time I see it, I envy it, until I realize that it's a quartz.

    But if you don't mind the quartz aspect and the (rather) high price of about 200€, this is a good pick.
     
  19. justinsmnz

    justinsmnz Well-Known Member

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    I'm not very mechanically minded, so could someone explain why there aren't quartz watches with sweeping seconds?

    Is it simply that it would use more electricity? If so, it seems like companies could simply add more/larger batteries and still produce decently sized watches (still smaller than most autos.)
     
  20. Poindexter

    Poindexter Well-Known Member

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    Justin, lots of quartz watches have second hands, but they don't 'sweep'. They increment a second at a time, tick, tick, tick. Dunno why.

    Mech watch second hands don't actually sweep either. They increment 5 - 6 times a second, though, so they pretty much look like they sweep unless you got your nose stuck up to them. This is the frequency of reversal of the balance wheel, or likewise the frequency of incrementation of the escape wheel. There's probably a similar reason why the quartz movements increment once per second.
     

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