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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. DrZeus

    DrZeus Active Member

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    Does anyone know how to set the date on the seagull 1963 without it resetting to the 30th all the time?
     
  2. LEgoiste

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  3. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Senior member

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    [​IMG]
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    Don't like the distorted color
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  4. kelejen

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    Hello all,

    I'm looking for a new watch in the 250-500 range (yes, sort of broad, but I'm open to options). I was wondering if anybody could give me some suggestions to look into? I've done a bit of searching and came across a few I liked but nothing stood out as 'BUY THIS NOW' to me.

    Anyways, what I'm looking for:

    Brown leather strap (I guess I could buy this separate if necessary)
    Gold colored case
    Clean looking face (not a chrono).


    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Busa

    Busa Senior member

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    Poor man's thread is right- I like classic, elegant, very thin and timeless in a watch- fell in dog-drooling lust with this-


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    Bought this, and love it- now I have to figure out what to spend the $19,835 I saved on... [​IMG]


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  6. Busa

    Busa Senior member

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    This was my daily wearer for years- incredibly light in titanium, weighs about as much as a potato chip and with the soft mesh band you just forget you have it on... never saw anyone else with one on until in the Frankfurt airport recently...


    [​IMG]
     
  7. Busa

    Busa Senior member

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    And the everyday casual watch, that can go to dinner under a suit with no stress...


    [​IMG]
     
  8. jischwar

    jischwar Well-Known Member

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    My contribution... Marina Militare on a slightly more narrow NATO.


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  9. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    if thats a poor mans watch consider me homeless
     
  10. WhoKnewI

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    i assume its a replica
     
  11. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    looks pretty legit but I dont know how it is without seeing it or holding it
     
  12. jischwar

    jischwar Well-Known Member

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    It's a homage for sure.
     
  13. lamergod

    lamergod Senior member

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    It's a homage of the Panerai. It's a chinese mushroom brand called Marina Militare. There's also the sterile dial version of it without any branding on it. It isn't a direct replica in my eyes. But it is quite a polarizing object.

    I'm also looking to get one in brush metal or titanium or even PVD. Pity the chronograph version isn't automatic, otherwise I would grab it in a heartbeat.
     
  14. Busa

    Busa Senior member

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    Looked at the website, they have over 100 of this design range- good looking watches.

    You didn't want the lefty they have? [​IMG]

    Oh- you or anyone have any idea on longevity with this brand?

     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2013
  15. revad

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    Been wanting one of these for a while now, finally got around to buying one.

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  16. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Senior member

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    I've been back and forth on one of those Marina Militaires. They seem to run $75-$100 for most of the basic Panerai-look ones, which is definitely affordable. Search Watchuseek for varying accounts of how they run. Some people say they're great, some people say they're junk. They can't be bad for the money... I want to know if they can be submerged. Not that I plan on doing it but you'd like to know in case of some kind of sink/water accident.
     
  17. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I've owned a MM in the past. I thought it was very well made and nicely finished for the money. Heck, $75 won't come close to buying you a strap from any remotely premium brand these days. Probably not even a tang buckle. It ran well. I wouldn't worry about sink-splash - I can absolutely confirm that the watch is not water-soluble [​IMG]. I would not go swimming with it, however.

    Here's my contribution to the polarizing subject of homage watches.

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    I've owned several IWC, and man, all I can say is that the case and dial work are pretty darned nice for the money here.
     
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  18. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    I loved mine but it stopped working within two weeks and then one of the numbers fell off and is rattling around inside. I wish someone would come up with a high quality homage of this watch.
     
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  19. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    That strap is way too narrow for that watch. There is no reason not to get a better strap.

    I know that you cannot post about it on Watchuseek and it has been that way for a few years at least. There was a lawsuit so there are probably articles if you look.
     
  20. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    I guess it is a dress watch? I personally am not fond of a gold case.

    ~$500 opens up a whole world of boutique divers.
     

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