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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Grayland

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    I always thought those Timex collaborations were overpriced and silly.
     
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    I concur. That's a $50 watch.
     
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    Don't pay more than $50 for a quartz watch.
     
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    Good rule.
     
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    I guess this is a nice baseline, but I'm definitely happy I picked up the Seiko SBCM023 for a couple hundo. 2 years later and I wear it as my daily beater still......
     
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    Because of the inflated price compared to manufacturing cost or the typical anti-quartz arguments? Seeing as this is my first time piece, and the low operating budget, I'm obviously not looking to resell once I decide to upgrade. As long as I get 2-3 years of wear coupled with satisfactory aesthetics relative to the price I don't think I care if it is quartz or mechanical, other than the ego boost a real movement would give me (but please correct me if I'm missing something fundamental, as I've said I really know nothing).

    I've really fallen in love with the Junghans Max Bill, and I have a 300-500 dollar budget, can I even afford anything I could be content with within this range?

    Thanks again for the advice!
     
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    Can't figure out if I like the light brown shell nato on this. What do you guys think?
     
  12. Grayland

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    I don't care for it, but I find shell cordovan nato straps pretty bulky anyway.
     
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    If anyone can help me find a used Blue Spark in good condition, I will paypal you a finder's fee ($50).

    PLEASE I MUST HAVE IT!
     
  14. jischwar

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    But in general, a nato strap isn't too casual? I know there is much debate about that topic.
     
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    Would you let other people's opinions get in the way of something you want to wear?
     
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    To add to that..don't pay less than $20,000 for a tourbillon. Not that I can afford one :)
     
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    No, but I work in Finance and I'm not sure if I could wear this with my suit to work. Nice suit plus nato watch strap looks a little out of place to me.
     
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    Meh, try it out. What's the worst that could happen?
     
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    Everyone's definition of casual is different. I find all NATO straps casual. Leather NATO is just NATO pretending to dress up. If you want casual NATO is always casual. If you don't want casual, I would avoid NATO. Also, not a fan of the seagull with NATO strap above. The arabic font, circular/rounded bevel and knurled oval crown are just too dressy for the strap.

    This is all my humble opinion of course. I wouldn't think anything of it if we met in person.
     
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    Does $950 qualify as poor man's? See the link below. Perrelet Power Reserve A1004/4. 40mm X 11mm thick.

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