Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    on the right watch it would definitely be cool. price? where to kop?
     


  2. HAL 9000

    HAL 9000 Senior member

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    [FONT=verdana, tahoma, arial, sans-serif]My budget is less than 500. I want a swiss quartz/automatic watch (No Japanese, chinese, etc.). Can you guys recommend me a watch similar to the Stowa Antea? When I say similar I just mean the leather straps and a clean and simple face. Thanks everyone.[/FONT]
     


  3. pendragon

    pendragon Senior member

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    If you are a Stowa fan, you could check out Roland Kemmner's watches. ETA movements. Various styles. Solid quality. About half the price of a Stowa.
     


  4. sochumpy

    sochumpy Well-Known Member

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    awful site but the styles of watches look great
    http://www.wix.com/stellbrink/kemmner-uhren#!

    where would you purchase them online? Is the above link legit?
     


  5. pendragon

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    I believe that site is legit. He also has an eBay page/shop. I bought mine through one of the watch forums (fora?)
     
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  7. pendragon

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    Looks like he has increased his range of styles, but switched some to Sea-Gull movements. Probably because ETA keep raising their prices.

    On the bright side, it should mean my Marine 38mm will be worth more than I paid!
     
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  8. HAL 9000

    HAL 9000 Senior member

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    Damn those watches are nice but the prices for them are pretty high, especially in factoring shipping, duties, brokerage to Canada. And they seem similar to Stowa prices. 500+ on Ebay which is similar to what I found for Stowa watches.
     
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  9. pendragon

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    You're comparing used prices to new. A used Kemmner runs about $300.
     


  10. schmallo15

    schmallo15 Senior member

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    You could try Uhren von Uhr: This one uses an ETA 2824 movement and runs about 240 euro (shipping is probably another 20-30 euro). http://www.uhr.info/products/en/Three-Hand-watches-from-UHR/UHR-501.html I've thought about getting one of their Chronographs which use the ETA7750 movement for about 600 euros. Not exactly poor man's watch territory but a relative value for a watch running the 7750 movement. You could also look at the new Prometheus Signatura. I like the white face/blue hands combo -- Swiss made and runs on a Sellita SW220 movement. It's about $20 above your budget and has free worldwide shipping but I don't know what import taxes are like in Canada. http://prometheuswatch.com/en/colle...page=flypage.tpl&product_id=72&category_id=19
     


  11. Barium

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    Take a look at this: http://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/MARINE-B-Uhr,185.html Not quite as clean as the one you posted, but within your budget. I really like this watch, actually. I'm seriously considering buying one.
     


  12. rohde88

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    stowas show up on ebay for your price. they usually look mint and I'm always tempted to buy one.
     


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    Edit: nevermind, I've figured it out, they're L-shaped pins which are extremely hard to remove :)
     
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    I got the alligator strap from this ebay store for about $45: http://stores.ebay.com/kelaranusa

    So far, I'm loving it on my new cheap Seiko :)

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  15. duchuy0501

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    Hi all,

    How do you think about these Russian watches? It cost around 600 USD each

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