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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Mirador

    Mirador Well-Known Member

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    How about a set of these cuff-links for the 'poor man' !

    At 120mm at their widest point, these movements make for a fine set of links IMHO - and even better, after 12 months stey still haven't fallen apart
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  2. imwithtuxedo

    imwithtuxedo Senior member

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    very nice.
     


  3. Verniza

    Verniza Senior member

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    Just a quick question, are there poor man's watches that are manual wind? I love manual winding watches but can't seem to get any within budget.
     


  4. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Stowa Antea comes to mind. Not uber cheap though.
     


  5. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    I see the Stowa Antea is suggested, and I think that just falls outside of Poor Man's Watch IMO ($700+).

    However, if you are looking for inexpensive, yet quality manual wind watches look at Chinese mechanical watches from Sea-Gull, Parnis, or Alpha. Good value, and inexpensive
     


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    Only concern is how the gears might pull on the sleeve lining.
     


  7. ChicagoManualOfStyle

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    This happened to me as I was putting on a jacket while wearing a similar pair. The lining wasn't damaged, but the mainspring got pulled out of the cufflink. So be careful!
     


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  9. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    where did you buy these? or did you pull apart a broken watch and turn it into a cufflink?
    :slayer:
     


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    Bear Well-Known Member

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    Sea-Gull is manual wind? Not automatic?
     


  11. Poindexter

    Poindexter Senior member

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    I believe Sea-Gull have both auto and hand-wind mechanical movements.
     


  12. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    I own a Sea-Gull M186S that is Automatic with a hand-winding function and I also own a Sea-Gull 1963 Chronograph that is strictly Mechanical/Hand-wound. So yes, you are correct.
     
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    Got them off E-Bay, I think the seller was in New York. Never had a problem with a thread pulling as the sides of the movement are clean altho I could see how this might hapen
     


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    The traditionalists will say never wear a NATO band with a suit, but I say why not. I would maybe find a solid color NATO band if you really want to go that route. Otherwise maybe look for a leather band for it. That would stand out much less with a suit. Nice watch though
     


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