Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Breedlove

    Breedlove Senior member

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    "It has been a subsidiary of the Seiko Epson Corporation since 2001 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Epson in 2009."
    -according to wikipedia
     


  2. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    Is Ctizen owned by Seiko?
     


  3. Elegantly Wasted

    Elegantly Wasted Senior member

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    Nope.

     


  4. WhoKnewI

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    you're right.
     
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  5. jaw4527

    jaw4527 Well-Known Member

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    thoughts on this rotary? can be found on a metal band for ~$150

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  6. Rizzy

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    Nice little homage to the Breitling Navitimer. I'm guessing it's got a little Miyota quartz heart beating away inside.

    Not bad for $150 but I'd always encourage you to go for an automatic if it's within your budget.
     
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  7. jaw4527

    jaw4527 Well-Known Member

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    thats exactly what i thought when i saw it, very similar to the navitimer without the 6k price tag. its quartz, not sure on the specifics otherwise.

    is there an automatic you can recommend that has that similar look around the same price?
     


  8. Rizzy

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    To be honest, you won't find much with the Navitimer look and an auto in the same range. I'm always a bit wear about Rotary though, I just don't know how they'll hold up over time.

    If you're open to a couple of other styles of Pilot's Watches, here's a few on the same price range that are much better in terms of fit and finish than anything Rotary produces.

    Here's one by Graf Zepplin @ $229 and it sports an Swiss Quartz movement too (Automatics are tougher to come by in this price range[​IMG])!

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  9. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    Thank you.

    OK, Finally had the bracelet sized. Actually I had it put on a Hadley Roma and resized.

    I love it. Over the years since I ordered it I had concerns and second guesses but this watch is perfect for me.

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    I do - the same as almost any other quartz movement watch. Japanese and Swiss quartz movements, for the most part, are about the same quality. You can keep that watch for the next 5-15 years. And when the movement dies on you? It might cost you between $30-50 to replace at any jewelry or repair shop.

    We buy automatics cause we are watch aficionados, not because they are better "quality", They are more complex, they are more an "art" but dollar for dollar a quartz movement is probably a better value. You can buy a $30 Timex and the movement will last the next 20 years. Then, you can buy a new one for $30 or replace the movement for the same price. Lets not kid ourselves here.
     


  11. Rizzy

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    I agree with you 100%! A cheap Casio is going to do a damn good job telling the time and it'll last for ages. What I meant was the actual case, dial, and strap on the Rotary; every time I've seen a watch by them it just reminds me of the cheap stuff I used to see in Chinatown. I could be completely wrong and perhaps it's a great watch, I'm just going on experience.
     


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    Ah, gotcha. That's a fair argument to make, then. And that watch you posted above is a much nicer (albeit slightly more expensive) alternative than what that OP was looking for.
     


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    If you are looking for a really inexpensive automatic that has some level of quality components, can be had for under $100 and comes in a ridiculous variety of styles, can you really beat an Invicta?
     


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    Yes. Seiko, Sea-Gull, Alpha, Orient
     


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    Don't forget Parnis (which I believe uses Sea-Gull movements)
     


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