Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    here's my blue Orient Ray

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  2. jgold47

    jgold47 Senior member

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    Thanks - thats too 'divery' for me. I like the two above, a little cleaner I suppose.

    Any reason people like the orients over the seiko?

    PS - i find most of the orients online for about 25-50% off
     
  3. djwoblely

    djwoblely Senior member

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    If you can get a good deal on a black seiko monster I would get that over the orient Mako. The Monster is a great sub $200 diver watch. The metal bracelet is solid and the lume is awesome. The Orient mako is one of the best for around $100.
     
  4. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Is there a Seiko 5 pepsi diver currently available? There was the skx025 (shown below) but it seems to be out of production. Also, I don't like the hands that much.

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  5. hyt123

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    The spring bars for the SKX007 are very strongly-sprung 2.5mm thick shoulderless, so in order to remove them you will need to wedge a tool that is both thin enough to get between the bar and the watch lug, and strong enough to allow you to get enough force to push back against the spring AND the rubber strap the full 1mm+ before the bar will pop out.

    I wouldn't recommend using a screwdriver for this; get a Bergeon spring bar tool. Well worth the investment.
     
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  6. TheWraith

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    Or this:
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    or this:
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  7. lamergod

    lamergod Senior member

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    Not exactly a watch to show. But came across this on instagram.
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    Credit: Streething

    Anyone knows where I can get a leather nato strap like this on ebay? All those that I see look really cheap and ugly.
     
  8. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    newbie123 Well-Known Member

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    Hi fellow PMW enthusiasts, if I may ask for help please. I'm looking for a watch with these product specifications:

    Budget: < $150
    Style: strap watch
    Dial Color: white or silver
    Case Diameter: between 39-41 mm
    Band: doesn't matter (I have plenty of replacement bands)
    Band Width: it HAS to be 20mm

    This watch would've been perfect but the case diameter is only 37mm:

    http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96B104...r_1_1?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1334670093&sr=1-1

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    Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
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  11. Ace_Face

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    newbie123 Well-Known Member

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    @Cant kill da Rooster: That's a really nice-looking watch, I've never heard of Breytenbach and at 42mm, it may be pushing my upper limit in terms of size. I would definitely consider it though!

    @Ace_Face: That looks a little too 'flashy' for my taste, I prefer very simple designs.

    Aside from Amazon, I was also looking at Zappos which is very cool because they have actual people demonstrating the watches (via videos).

    Thank you for your suggestions.
     
  13. Ace_Face

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    I think it is hard to find a combination of larger face and simple design. Just looking through watches online, it seems like all the ones with simple designs are 37 or 38mm (which I actually prefer). Good luck in your quest.
     
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    I have another prospect, it has a 40mm diameter, 20mm band and only $52. What do you guys think? Can this watch pull-off NATO nylon or alligator leather straps?

    The key for me is versatility (and simplicity) where I can dress-up or dress-down the watch by replacing straps. I feel that my Timex Weekender is just too casual and time for a little change.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005VCI5AE/ref=gno_cart_title_1

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    Thanks!
     
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