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Looking for a watch for daily wear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Macintosh, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    those first to Hammys are damn dope.
     


  2. shasta

    shasta Senior member

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    My daily watch is a Hamilton Khaki Field Officer - cost was around 500 - great value
     


  3. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    just got this seiko with a bill yao dial for holiday/scuba/beater wear, for the price i don't think these can be beaten
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  4. pronxs

    pronxs Senior member

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    ^what seiko is that? thats nice. have to agree with seiko for affordable daily wear. i got this and changed to black leather strap w/ white stitchings. [​IMG]
     


  5. Lynx_the_one

    Lynx_the_one Senior member

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    ^what seiko is that? thats nice. have to agree with seiko for affordable daily wear.

    i got this and changed to black leather strap w/ white stitchings.

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    What is that?

    I want something like that, for school and such.
     


  6. Biggie_Robs

    Biggie_Robs Senior member

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    all the watches previously recommended are inspired by the german b-uhr watch. and with that $500 budget you can opt for Laco which has history and part of those 5 german watch co. commissioned to manufacture the pilot watch (IWC, wempe, stowa, A.lange & sohne and laco)

    check the flieger classic Type-A
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    With regard to Laco, who makes a fine watch, my preference is for the type-B dial:

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  7. pronxs

    pronxs Senior member

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    What is that? I want something like that, for school and such.
    seiko 5 military SNZG15J. bigger than normal military ones, for those with bigger wrists.
    With regard to Laco, who makes a fine watch, my preference is for the type-B dial: [​IMG]
    and where to kop Laco? ebay? preferably with international shipping.
     


  8. tiijei

    tiijei New Member

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    ^what seiko is that? thats nice. have to agree with seiko for affordable daily wear.
    That seiko (the one that you pointed) looks like a custom SKX-007 using dial and aluminum ring insert from mk2 watches. And I believe that looks like a sailcloth strap.
     


  9. steviecakes

    steviecakes Senior member

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    not my pic, but a modified seiko SNK809 with new hands and face done by a guy from the watchuseek forums whose username there is yobokies. i got one after seeing a member here with one. i call it my poor man's sinn 656. it cost me $128 if i recall correctly.

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  10. hiei

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    biggie_robs,
    those are nice type-Bs and a thing with them, they are not as prevalent as type-As. though once you got the either one of them you're bound to get the other to complete the set.

    pronxs,
    you can:
    a. go straight to laco's website
    b. email peter pfeiffer (laco's brand/design manager) to order custom pieces.
    c. http://www.timequestwatches.com/id6.html has a promo right now on those type-A classic for $495.
     


  11. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    That seiko (the one that you pointed) looks like a custom SKX-007 using dial and aluminum ring insert from mk2 watches. And I believe that looks like a sailcloth strap.

    spot on. it's my first seiko, the build quality is really impressive. there's more weight to it on the wrist than either my sub or speedmaster.
     


  12. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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  13. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Ahem...

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  14. zazaza

    zazaza Senior member

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    preference for mechanical or quartz movement? regardless, i wouldn't spend over $200 on a quartz watch while i don't own a hamilton i really like some of them and they have a good reputation this one is great i'm also a big fan of the seiko black monster which is the perfect beater, everyday watch , IMO it can also be found for around $150 with a little patience
     


  15. sq4you

    sq4you Mid-level baller

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    Ahem...

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    lol. what a piece of shit.

    you going to recommend a Swatch next?

    get a Tag Heuer F1. they are like 500 exactly.
     


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