Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    Stowa Antea KS with new shell cordovan strap
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    Pretty close match to the Alden cigar shell
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  2. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Nice. Where did you get the strap?
     


  3. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looks great! :happy:
     
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  4. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    I got it from Watch Band Center. It's the least expensive shell cordovan one made by Fluco. I wasn't expecting much, given the relatively low cost, but am pleasantly surprised by the apparent quality. Hopefully it's well made enough to last for a while.
     
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  5. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I've had a Seiko Alpinist for a while. Never been too excited over the stock band.

    Finally picked up a cigar shell cordovan band for the watch. Like it much better now.


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  6. djwoblely

    djwoblely Senior member

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    Ive been wanting this for a while. Did you get this in Japan?
     


  7. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Didn't get it in Japan. Bought it from an internet seller. I think he was based out of Singapore. (been a while, so I can't remember who it was.)

    There are a few of them on ebay.

    The alpinist is one of my favorite watches. Like it better than some of my more expensive Swiss ones.

     


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    You might be a poor man, but you have good taste.
     


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    If you have $500 to $999 to spend on a watch....you ain't poor!
     


  10. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Thanks Prince. :slayer:


    hmmm...well when I get a black nato for it I will post it under the watch porn thread.
     


  11. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Senior member

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    I personally consider 200/300 getting to be pretty expensive for a watch. I'm not wealthy by any stretch and nor does it seem like I will be in the future. =)
     


  12. MarcInDentonTx

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    Love this... love.
     


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    Thanks. I need to post another picture with the current strap....
     


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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Just received my first Parnis. Well, 2 of them - on the strength of this thread I bought one for my brother for his birthday, but while on the site, I couldn't resist one for myself, too. They arrived yesterday and today is my first day with my pilot.

    I have to say, for a hundred fucking bucks, the quality, weight, and finish of this thing is un-farking-believable.

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    Damn! That's a handsome watch!!! Now that's what I'm talking about, a quality, good looking time piece that is within the reach of just about anyone who cares to wear a watch in the first place. I really don't know how guys are buying $500, $600 or $900 watches and posting them here as "poor man's" choices. I don't want to take the "poor man" designation to literally but c'mon, a $600 watch doesn't belong in this thread....
     


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