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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. TurboTropic

    TurboTropic Senior member

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    I like that watch except for the "Water Resist" on the dial. Really bothers me.
     
  2. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    This is so lovely. I'd love to get one but they don't have any 40mm variants :(
     
  3. TurboTropic

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    Love it. Did you buy directly from Steinhart?
     
  4. TheWraith

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    Thank you, I think so too :)


    Thank you. Yes I did. There was a bit of a wait, but customer service was excellent.
     
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  5. Paper

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    Hey guys, I'm starting to look for a new watch now (hopefully my first automatic too!) and I've read almost half this thread (not even kidding, i need a watch bad.)
    My price range is 500 dollars AUD, maybe 600 if the watch is spiffy enough. I want something that goes with almost any type of dress (casual, semiformal, formal, sports)
    current watch is a Casio G-Shock (i hope my excuse as a student warrants a g-shock) and have quite thin wrists, although I'm pretty tall and have kinda big hands.
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    this is my current watch and is 38 - 40 according my ruler.

    Requirements are:
    - waterproof, maybe 100m? (this needs to be 100%, as I swim and almost never take my watch off during the shower, actually... i rarely take it off even if i go to bed)
    - durable, see above.
    - has a seconds hand
    - date indicator
    - would like if it had power reserve indicator, but not really that necessary.

    I've researched a bit of some watch brands and narrowed it down to these;
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    Citizen Attesa BYOO44-77E http://www.seiyajapan.com/collectio...sa-by0044-77e-direct-flight-perfex-multi-3000
    now i know i said i wouldnt spend more then 600, but i LOVE this design (maybe its the bracelet that sucks me in) and would buy it in a heartbeat if i wasnt a student with a part time job. dont know if its mechanical or not (quite new to this, as you can see)
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    Seiko 5 Sports SARZ005 http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/s-sarz005
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    Seiko Automatic SARB033 http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/s-sarb033
    [​IMG]Seiko Automatic SARB021 http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/s-sarb021
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    Orient Star WZ0091EL http://www.orient-watch.jp/product/category/item/?item_id=461&category_id=208
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    Seiko Automatic Presage SARX017 http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/seiko-automatic-presage-sarx017; i might buy this another time, when im in desperate need of a dress watch

    Im also welcome to other suggestions, especially if you have one looking like that fabulous citizen
     
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  6. Chuckie Egg

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    blue on gold and back on its oem (actually by camille fournet) leather band catching the glint of the morning light... um, ok, noon [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Chuckie Egg

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    I agree the "Water Resist" is a little unnecessary and bad English ('Water Resistant" would be better) but nonetheless a really nice Orient, I particularly like the nice baton markers and the dauphine hands and the lugs look to have a nice chamfer.
     
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  8. Mr Martini

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    That watch is a quartz. I have a citizen like that and its nice but it will be very bulky. They run off solar power.

    I think a diver would work very well for you. Seiko offers divers but there is a lot of companies that do. And you could throw on a nato strap on it to really make it great for swimming. Although if i were you id just continue wearing the gshock for swimming. They are great watches and not a joke at all, no excuse is needed. Plenty of guys with rolexs wear gshocks. Gshocks have a very big following, there is no shame in wearing one. If i were you id get a watch that is a little more professional since you already have the sports one down
     
  9. Chuckie Egg

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    Paper - May I suggest this watch (Amazon link for info only, it says currently unavailable but plenty of vendors out there if you search).

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    It's Seiko, it's kinetic (a nice compromise between battery and auto), it's got date, seconds, power reserve, it's 100m WR, all your requirements and a moon phase to boot. And it looks classy. Check those delightful scolloped lugs. Comes with leather band but you could get a bracelet for it. :)
     
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  10. Paper

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    (fixed my casio link, puts my wrist into perspective) Why NATO straps, wouldnt it take longer to dry? and considering i shower right before i sleep, that might be a problem. Also would you recommend any divers? under 500 that is, i've searched for a few divers and they're quite expensive. I've worn my g-shock for 5 years and its starting to have signs of wear; fogging up on the inside of the watch, etc. so i think its time for a new watch.

    I like the design, but a 50m depth wouldnt last very long for me and i'd prefer if it was automatic

    does it come in black, gunmetal or blue dials? [​IMG]
     
  11. Chuckie Egg

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    Yes the srx001. On bracelet too. The Amazon review is a fair one so be aware of pros and cons. I would advise always trying on a watch before buying, avoid buying unseen online as, no matter how good a watch might look in pictures or even someone else's wrist, it may not suit you.

    There are other watches in the Premier kinetic range that might be worth looking at. Or if you want to go mechanical, look elsewhere. The Seiko choices that you give are also very nice :)
     
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  12. Mr Martini

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    Seiko monster, steinhart divers, a lot of companies offer divers. Nato straps would lighten it up substantially. They are made so if one spring bar breaks you wont lose the watch. and they are longer than normal straps so you can get them over wet suits. You sleep with your watch on?
     
  13. Paper

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    Yes :p is that a bad thing? I guess it's just a just a bad habit, although I use it to check the time when I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes
     
  14. Mr Martini

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    not sure if its a bad thing but seems a little odd. why not just lay it on a night table or invest in an led clock? I have a citizen like the one you posted and i take it off during the day occasionally because its heavy. cant imagine sleeping with it on.
     
  15. Paper

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    I dont have a night stand, my bed is located in the corner of my room with a study desk opposite of it although the study desk is facing the bed, its an armspan and a half away, so i really have to reach out if i cant be stuffed getting out of bed. and i do have an led clock, but my chair occasionally blocks it from view.

    regarding weight, my watchband is made of resin so its pretty light, im sure i would take off my watch more regularly if it was SS bracelet
     
  16. TheWraith

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    I don't think it really matters if you wear a watch to bed, but I don't sleep with any of my watches.
     
  17. Paper

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    welp, i just saw the price... its a tad above my price range by about 3/4... looks like its back to the drawing board...
     
  18. vm1336

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    Orient makes some nice inexpensive divers. I've enjoyed my Blue Ray a lot, and it only cost me about $130 USD.
     
  19. Chuckie Egg

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  20. Cant kill da Rooster

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    If you want that 100m rating and versatility, the Hamilton Khaki. Comes in 38mm-42mm. White or black face.

    If you don't care about the 100m, it would certainly open up other options. Steinhart Marine maybe.

    http://www.amazon.ca/Hamilton-H7055...qid=1384900002&sr=1-9&keywords=hamilton+khaki

    Don't pay $600 for a quartz. If you do, get a Longines at least.
     
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