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Looking for a watch for daily wear

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

  1. 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
    [​IMG]


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

    [​IMG]
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Pilot

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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
     
  10. sq4you

    sq4you Senior member

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    Ahem...

    [​IMG]


    lol. what a piece of shit.

    you going to recommend a Swatch next?

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

    Lynx_the_one Senior member

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    Is there an advantage to an automatic vs quartz? Aside from it keeping worse time?
     
  12. nonissue

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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.


    hey man don't hate, it's probably from j.crew, so it's alright.
     
  13. tiijei

    tiijei New Member

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    Is there an advantage to an automatic vs quartz? Aside from it keeping worse time?

    The movement? Automatics have a more fluid like movement, some have 5 (lower end seiko's have 5), eta usually has 8 bps.
     
  14. Biggie_Robs

    Biggie_Robs Senior member

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    Is there an advantage to an automatic vs quartz? Aside from it keeping worse time?

    Search the internet and you will find the answer, my son. I might suggest Google, but practically any search engine will suffice.
     
  15. Razele

    Razele 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 [​IMG]
    I have wanted a Flieger for ages, was going to go with Laco or Stowa. Probably would keep it on a steel grey nylon NATO most of the time, chunky leather isn't for me. Will do the burberry wrap strap as well, I love it. (Bring the hate)
     
  16. Gradstudent78

    Gradstudent78 Senior member

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    Is there an advantage to an automatic vs quartz? Aside from it keeping worse time?

    Based upon the question, probably not for you.
     
  17. robinsongreen68

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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.


    lol @ prevailing SF ethos of 'wannabe corporate bigtimer'. my friend runs one of the biggest hedge funds in Europe, and often wears a watch very similar to this. it's a really nice design, much better than the F1 IMO
     
  18. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Tag watches are terrible.
     
  19. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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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.


    Ha ha, I just might at that! LMAO at the pretentious wannabe watch ballers here. More $$ isn't always better.
     
  20. ArliHawk`

    ArliHawk` Senior member

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    Tag watches are terrible.

    Hard to generalize that much. I have an Aquaracer limited edition that I like a lot. Some Tags utilize Zenith movements.

    To each his own, I guess.
     

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