Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    I bought the exact Casio in your 1st picture last spring, it's meh. I use it occasionally when I want to dress a bit more SW&D or when I'm hiking/cycling etc..
     


  2. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Really like the looks of that, now where to find one....
     


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    I'm trying to decide on a sea-gull watch and need some input.
    I have skinny wrists and looking for something proportional.

    m177s:

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    or

    m186s:
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  5. Ace_Face

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    I like the second one, although the first one is a little more versatile. Steel or NATO band to make it casual, leather to make it dressy.
     


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    thats exactly why i am stuck in the middle lol. I too like the first for versatility but the 2nd one is
    very timeless.

    for the 2nd is it too classic looking to be dressed up or down?
     


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    The first one. It would make a good beater that can be dressed up.

    Plus the crown on the second one just doesn't look right to me. Belongs on an aviator.
     
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    I really like the m186. How much does it cost?
     


  9. cbfn

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    I think $120. Check eBay

    Would that be a better option to be dressed up n down?
     


  11. Poindexter

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    I like the roman 186 with the guilloche dial as well. OP, I have a 182SK skeleton which is in the same case. I have a 6½" wrist, and it looks fine. Awesome, in fact.
     


  12. itsmejson

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    I have 7" wrists, thanks for confirming the size of watch would work for me.
    - since you and christianb have pointed out the roman 186, it is starting to grow on me.
    - do you think the roman 186 is easily dressed up or down?
     


  13. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    I'm no guru in watches at all, but with that band I would use it with anything from t-shirts to a suit. I'm not saying it is the correct way to wear it with regards to the formality of the watch, but I love the look of that watch-band combo.
     


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    The onion crown generally looks dressier, so I'm not sure the 186 will dress down.
     


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    Y'know, 99.9% of people will never see that, or make any distinction. It's a steampunk case, especially with the faux screws in the lugs, so we may make of that what we may. To me, the roman 186 is a fairly dressy piece; not because of the crown, but the roman dial and the guilloche face. I would wear that b!tch with jeans and tennybops. It's byootiful.
     


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