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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Senior member

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    A 'poor man' watch if there was one
     


  2. jgold47

    jgold47 Senior member

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    I really don't understand why people keep saying that about seiko. A grand seiko can cost more than a rolex. Inexpensive, good bang for the buck, etc... Ok, but not a poor mans watch like a Casio or a timex.
     


  3. minervau

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    A Grand Seiko is not a poor man's watch. But a $50-150 Seiko 5 is a pretty great deal at the price.
     


  4. WorkingClassDude

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    I'm the last person to call Seiko a poor man's watch, because basically, they're at the height of MY personal price range. But people around here consider $1k watches poor man.

    But in a more accurate sense, that is what it is, a PMMM, known amongst Seiko folk as a Poor Man's Marine Master. One of my favorite (and most expensive) watches.
     


  5. Mr. Pink

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    Which Seiko is this?
     


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    i think its a seiko skx007
     


  7. WorkingClassDude

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    It's a Seiko SKX007 with some mods:

    dial from an SKX171
    aftermarket second hand
    triple-grip bezel
    'superdome' bezel insert/sapphire crystal kit

    the bracelet is from an SRP227.
     


  8. Ace_Face

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    I like that SKX007. I have a SKX031, which is the mid-size version of the SKX007. The nicest thing about the 007 is how many mods you can do to it. The 031 doesn't have as many parts available, which is a shame because bigger divers like the 007 look huge on men with tiny girly wrists like mine.
     


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    Seiko 5's are great, rugged watches and very popular on most watch forums. I have one and would like to get a least one more. I'd also like to acquire an Orient diver as well. Below are a few of my recent acquisitions that are suitable for this thread. All retail (in the real world, not msrp) for less than $100.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I also picked up this vintage hamilton for about $100...

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    Need your opinion on this fellas: I'm looking to get a new watch to take on the road with me. I think my Archimede is getting too much of a beating and the croc strap certainly won't hold up too much longer. I've previously owned a Seiko 5 military automatic and was thinking about another one, or maybe a smaller sized Seiko diver. Just thought I'd poll some opinions on what else might be out there.
     


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    Stick with the Omega you have, SirGrotius.
     


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    In my point of view Black Knight is the best watch for poor man. It's a good looking watch for the poor man and affordable for them.
     


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    Meh. Not bad. Nothing special though. Any other choices?
     


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