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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. plot

    plot Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of a place that carries aftermarket straps similar to this one?

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  2. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Well-Known Member

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    Google "woven leather watch strap" and click Shopping.
     
  3. plot

    plot Well-Known Member

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    Ah thanks, I was looking for 'braided' instead of 'woven'
     
  4. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Well-Known Member

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    oh yea, much better word to use probably. still got similar results using woven though. =)
     
  5. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Well-Known Member

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  6. applied

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    Damn that are some really beautiful pictures of watches. Funny thing is, cheap seems really relative. Some people on this forum must have some well paying jobs!

    While I typically like a simple watch with a beautiful leather band, some of pictures with the cheap Timex easy reads with stripped bands really caught my eye.

    Saw this on slickdeals today, Timex Weekender, one of which has a nice red and black stripped band. Its running at $17.

    http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-21-...edium=afl&utm_campaign=1225267&utm_source=rvs

    Wanted to actual contribute on my first post (I hope I did that) instead of asking a question. There will be plenty of questions later!
     
  7. jimney

    jimney Well-Known Member

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    Weekender is a fantastic watch, and great for a first watch for someone who is on the fence about wearing one every day (like I was). I put mine on a nice leather band (posted a few pages back) and it looks damn good, especially for the price.
     
  8. myk7000

    myk7000 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. The Timex Easy Reader is also a recommendation of mine, as it's a solid watch that doesn't pretend to be some sort of amazing piece of horology. I would say that the only problem I have with both of these watches, or most of Timex watches is the click of the second hand, it's fairly loud and you need to put a shirt over the watch or have the watch be far away during bed time.
     
  9. myk7000

    myk7000 Well-Known Member

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    whoops double post
     
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  10. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Well-Known Member

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    Old Stowa today.

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    Something to note, although I love the look of it, these older watches require you to cycle through to change the date. Pain in the arse if you only wear it once in a while.
     
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  11. applied

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    That is exactly why I got the weekender. I am still not sure if I can pull of the nylon strap, but with some of whnay (forgot what the abreviation was) pictures, it looks pretty nice.

    I actually want the easy reader more. I think the classic white background looks amazing. If the weekender works out well, I will definitely get the easy reader with some extra bands.


    Rooster, that stowa is a beautiful watch!
     
  12. knittieguy

    knittieguy Well-Known Member

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    The HMT above was $27 on ebay
     
  13. ~ B ~

    ~ B ~ Well-Known Member

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    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/design-your-ideal-chinese-watch-751238.html

    250 USD for an elegant dress watch with in-house movement finished better than an ETA 2824 Top Grade, and you get to give design input to the owner.
    Limited edition 100 pieces globally.
    Vintage styling
    Free lifetime servicing (to testify to the tremendous durability and reliability of China Made watches!)

    Made in China, with PRIDE.
     
  14. dron

    dron Well-Known Member

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    A little trick:
    You can just go back and forth over 12 o'clock. to change through the dates quicker.

    nice watch btw. I'm wearing my 60ies tissot seastar today. slightly similar.
     
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  15. Capri

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    But James Bond did put a nato strap on his submariner...

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  16. dgonsh

    dgonsh Well-Known Member

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    anyone know where i can find a strap like this?
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  17. Cantabrigian

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    If you're looking for the texture, look for buffalo straps.

    If you're looking for the rivets, look for aviator straps.
     
  18. pronxs

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    cbfn Well-Known Member

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    That's the one! The shell cordovan nato strap are from a guy over on rolexforums.com
     
  20. pronxs

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    is it easy to change or recommended to go to specialty shops? sorry for the questions.
     

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