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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I strongly recommend the kangaroo tail straps from nato strap.com. Unfortunately they were only available in black last I checked.
     
  2. connoreckert

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    My fossil and my nixon.


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  3. DP92

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    Nice SMP in opening post [​IMG]

    My poverty Omega Seamaster Co-Axial Auto says hello!




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  4. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Omega is NOT a poor man's watch!
     
  5. Anthonyjames

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    I have the Planet Ocean with the black face and dial as I prefer the look and feel of the watch, the hands I think are too "sporty" on the Seamaster and the strap is a little too flexible, I think overall the Ocean is a little heavier and more substantial, personal choice only but Omega do make great watches for the money!!!!
     
  6. trophybuck135

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    Could someone tell me what model this watch is?


     
  7. Augustus D

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    Looks like an older Luminox diver.
     
  8. Busa

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    I know roo is thin leather, but aren't the leather straps just too bulky once you fold them over and all??



     
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    Does anyone make a shorter NATO strap for the more petite of us? : )

    Just don't want three layers of crap all rolled up and stuffed...
     
  10. kentyman

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    You can cut them shorter yourself. See this tutorial. I've done this with nylon and leather, though you obviously don't need to use a lighter on the leather.
     
  11. Lagrangian

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    maybe our definitions of poor differ, here's a crappy shot of my beaters :embar:

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  12. DP92

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    Steinhart Nav B-Hur and Seiko Monster

    Please say I'm correct :(
    Very nice beaters
     
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  14. DP92

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    Yess [​IMG]
    Good stuff. How are you finding the Steinhart? I was thinking about flipping my Seamaster, buying a Ocean one and pocketing the rest.
     
  15. Hayward

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    Not in the case of the kangaroo. The regular kangaroo will stretch over time, however.


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    The Kangaroo Tail will not stretch and is only slightly thicker.


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    Apologies for the Rolex, but it IS Vintage!
     
  16. DP92

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    Nice poor man's watch [​IMG]
    Would make sweet love to any Sub
     
  17. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Thanks. Since this thread started describing a late model Omega as a "Poor Man's Watch", I should point out that if you can afford a new Omega, you can certainly afford a vintage Rolex.

    Indeed based on purist criteria I would point that there are "good" watches, that is to say watches worth appreciating on their own, at almost every price point.
     
  18. TheWraith

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    Neither Omega or Rolex (vintage or otherwise) are poor man's watches!
     
  19. Augustus D

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    They


    They are to me.
     
  20. Lagrangian

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    It's a solid watch. Obviously (as the photograph probably also shows) I'm not yet at that baller level income so I have little experience with prestige watches, but the nav B definitely punches above its class. The watch just seems nicely made, definitely surprised me at this price range. i really dig the sterile look and the dial is very nice to look at. You Mark XVI owners will probably balk at this, but I'd say it is one of the manufacturers better models and a well made homage.
     

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