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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Distinguished Member

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    Since I'm poor and only own an Omega, I figure I better have the right one! I have the opportunity to trade my SMP for a PO. If I do this I'd need to add some money (don't know about 1K) to sweeten the deal. What do you think of these two beasts? Right now I have the Seamaster Pro: [​IMG] I could have the Planet Ocean instead (would need to add 1K): [​IMG] Which would you recommend? (For the watch snobs, they're both the same co-axial movement, although the PO is 42mm and the SMP 41mm.) My attire is fancy, slim fit dress shirts and pants. I wear a suit every few weeks but not every day. I'm early thirties going on 17, and on weekends am more likely to be found wearing a nice polo and diesel jeans. Thanks in advance my esteemed SF members!
     


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    ratratan Active Member

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    you're gonna trade it in or are you deciding between the 2? if you already have the seamaster then just use it. it's not a bad looking watch by far. i quite like the PO though. i also like the aqua terra and another more dive style of watch of which i forget the serial number. here it is. i just searched for a seamaster pro.. [​IMG]
     


  3. Shikar

    Shikar Distinguished Member

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    Shit. Do you guys think Omega is a poor man's watch?[​IMG]

    Regards.
     


  4. MrGoodBytes

    MrGoodBytes Senior Member

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    1k for a watch hardly qualifies as poor man.

    both are great choices at that level though.
     


  5. PBristolJr

    PBristolJr Active Member

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    1k for a watch hardly qualifies as poor man.

    both are great choices at that level though.


    Agreed!
     


  6. MBreinin

    MBreinin Distinguished Member

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    Neither one of these is particularly thin. I have a SMP and I can't get it under most cuffs. It is a 36mm version that I have had since 1997.

    I would like to add a JLC Master Ultra Thin to the collection, so I can actually wear a watch with suits and SCs.

    Mike
     


  7. PandArts

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    Shit. Do you guys think Omega is a poor man's watch?[​IMG]

    Regards.


    I know I came in here thinking I was going to see Stührlings, Fossils, Timex, Seikos and the like. So, if owning an Omega means your poor then I'm skrewed [​IMG]
     


  8. HeyItsBryan

    HeyItsBryan New Member

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    I know I came in here thinking I was going to see Stührlings, Fossils, Timex, Seikos and the like. So, if owning an Omega means your poor then I'm skrewed [​IMG]


    I was thinking the same thing...[​IMG]
     


  9. Metlin

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    Neither one of these is particularly thin. I have a SMP and I can't get it under most cuffs. It is a 36mm version that I have had since 1997. I would like to add a JLC Master Ultra Thin to the collection, so I can actually wear a watch with suits and SCs. Mike
    That's a great watch. I've been looking at a Breguet Marine for a nice dress watch, but wasn't sure if it would fit under my cuffs. If not, the JLC is next on my list.
     


  10. Metlin

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    I know I came in here thinking I was going to see Stührlings, Fossils, Timex, Seikos and the like. So, if owning an Omega means your poor then I'm skrewed [​IMG]

    Back on topic -- I can't speak for all the brands, but Seiko, Sea-Gull etc certainly make some outstanding high quality watches at very low price points. No one would think that they are "budget" watches.
     


  11. KtownGreg

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    Both are nice watches. I find the PO a bit more difficult to wear every day due to the thickness. They both have the coaxial movt. (a plus). I believe the SMP is a bit more versatile.

    But if only one it is hard to beat a Speedy (which can be had for less than 2K and serves many straps/looks easily.

    [​IMG]

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  12. ktrp

    ktrp Senior Member

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    Where are the poor men's watches?

    I bought a seiko 5 for $110 or so a couple of months ago.

    Its currently running within 1 second/day.
     


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    Metlin Distinguished Member

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  14. PandArts

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    ^ Now that's what I was thinking...if this thread kept on that pace I'd be more comfortable posting pics of my humble collection [​IMG]

    Dig the Parnis...I've been toying with the idea of getting a 44mm 1950 style Marina Militare.
     


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    Here's a poor mans watch [​IMG]
     


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