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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Bingo. Thanks.

    I like this seiko and the Tissot Desire; however, they both look very similar. I am debating if I should spring for two watches that look so alike. Perhaps a white dial w/ the Tissot and darker one with Seiko...thoughts?


    BTW, to be a PMWT the criteria is less than 1K or $500?
     
  2. DerangedGoose

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    The Tissot is a quartz, which makes it a no-go for me.

    I personally consider 1000 dollars to be expensive, but its definitely not "luxury" territory.
     
  3. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I've been thinking it might be a good idea to put together a hierarchical list of "good" watches at the 3 figure and below price point similar to the hierarchical suit thread. The question is what criteria should be used? I'm not sure that quartz or non-in-house movements should be ruled out, for instance, but I do think classic style in line with CBD and good build quality need to be in the criteria. I'll post more later when I'm not drunk.
     
  4. WorkingClassDude

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    There's no real criteria. There's always some douchebag who is so cool that he considers a $5k watch a 'poormans' because to him it's cheap.

    Personally, anything getting up and over $300 is really pricey to me and north of $500 is dreamland. I could never justify that much for one watch on the money I make. Somehow though I can force myself to own 10 $100-200 watches =)
     
  5. GuP

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    So much I don't know about watches...makes me feel uncomfortable it does
     
  6. GuP

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    You definitely should for all watches under 1K, especially if you could make different categories such as formal, sporty, etc. - would be a great thread.

    BTW, I found that seiko but then started looking for leather croc/gator straps and those damn straps are just as expensive as the watch...what a turd show
     
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  7. GuP

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    I hear ya. I am in the market for a or several watches, but it irks me to spend a lot on a watch. Yet, somehow, I can get myself to pay $40 per pound for some chilean sea bass - outrageous, especially since there are no leftovers.
     
  8. WorkingClassDude

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    I've seen croc straps (and other 'exotic' leathers' go for $60, $100, $150, and up... but then I've seen them for $10-$20. Leather is organic, leather will absolutely DIE if you sweat in it too much. Is paying more then a budget strap really worth it when it comes to exotics? I can't fathom spending $150 on a strap and then it reeks and cracks and falls apart in 6 months because I loved it and wore it a lot.

    I'm so glad I don't hang around people who judge me on how much I spend on a watch. Or other things....
     
  9. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Ya strap is a strap - unless you are into straps.

    Any links to the $10 or $20 straps for the the Seiko 5?
     
  10. DerangedGoose

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    I think croc print is really tacky and almost never goes with the lines of any watch, but Im a bit of a minimalist in my tastes.
     
  11. TactileOne

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    Great every day watches, Bertucci.
     
  12. WorkingClassDude

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    http://www.amazon.com/Black-Leather...id=1368302691&sr=8-2&keywords=19mm+croc+strap

    http://www.amazon.com/Milano-Genuin...id=1368302691&sr=8-9&keywords=19mm+croc+strap

    Probably other options on eBay as well (but also look at the 'what other customers looked at' on those pages).

    I mean yea they are probably junk but I just couldn't justify spending $100 on a strap that will last just as long if I wore it daily... I guess if I had a real nice watch that I would wear 10 times a year I could justify like a decent $50 strap, because it would last forever, but I'm talking about if you want to wear it every day. Though to be fair I live in So. Cal so if it's not blatantly cold I'm probably sweating my balls off, so all I can imagine is sweating wearing leather.

    This is one of the issues I've always had with leather and why with my divers I almost always wear nylon or synthetics. I just happened to pick up a little dressy Seiko and want to get leather on it.
     
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  13. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Bei Hai and black tie:

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  14. PointDexter2014

    PointDexter2014 Senior member

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    Try the brand rotary. The prices are reason on sites like world of watches. I not sales person or work for the company.
     
  15. WhoKnewI

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    I'd like to contribute. I definitely think stowa belongs on there. Definitely the antea and all of its variations, as well as the flieger which can be dressed up and down.
     
  16. WorkingClassDude

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    Got this cheapy strap from eBay. It's more in the vision of what I planned for this watch. It looks ok... but I could see upgrading to a slightly better leather, and pushing for a folding clasp. Better pic(s) presumably coming.

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  17. blake11

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    Can someone please help me determine which strap size I need? I am going to order this Steinhart Marine 38 (http://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/MARINE-38,583.html). My wrist size is around 6.3 inches. The strap options are as follows:

    Small - 114 x 82mm
    Medium - 124 x 82mm

    Thank you so much!
     
  18. imissmycar

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    Just got this off ebay. Vintage Marvin watch in great condition.

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    Another shot showing the raised markers:

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  19. Cant kill da Rooster

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    I don't see a lot of Fossil around here, but I really like this one and am thinking about getting it. Curious to know what you all think/if there's a similar style from a more reputable brand.

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