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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Paper

    Paper Member

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    getting the marine is no where near possible for me, as its not even waterproof and i dont want to risk ruining a watch so good.

    nothing to be sorry about, ahh, im not really a fan of tissot and i really want to get a automatic as it will be my first automatic ever. maybe i might look into steinhart divers or just go back and take a look at my own old suggestions
     
  2. Paper

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    http://www.gnomonwatches.com/watches/apollon I just discovered this watch! only to find out that the watch height may be too tall [​IMG] do you guys think 2mm will make much of a difference? because i dont want to be wearing a cylinder on my wrist [​IMG] my g-shock already rises off my wrist quite a bit. Apollon dimensions are 45mm and 17mm, my current watch is 46.4 and 14.9mm and i have around 6 - 6.5 inch wrists.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    EDIT: why did this post come up fine... but my other post had to be reviewed by a mod... which is still being reviewed lol
     
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  3. TheWraith

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    I'd also throw in Squale makes a very nice diver. Several great models that are reasonably priced.
     
  5. Chuckie Egg

    Chuckie Egg Senior member

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    You mentioned you wanted a watch design that is versatile. That Apollon is unequivocally casual sporty and rather out of place for more formal circumstances especially its thickness.
     
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  6. CaptainApathy

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    It's not just the thickness that you have to consider, but also the overall weight and how the weight is distributed. G-Shocks are typically made of plastic and are relatively light-weight, especially given their size (i.e., a 46mm G-Shock weights less than a 34mm Rolex Air King). Moreover, the G-Shocks carry a lot of their weight closer to the rear of the watch, closer to your wrist.

    Think of your wrist as being something like a centrifuge. The further the weight is from the center, the faster it's going, and it's going to feel heavier. The Steinhart has more of its mass at the furthest point from the center of your wrist, and a lot more of it, too. That Steinhart is not made from plastic. It may only be 2mm thicker, but it's going to feel a lot heavier.

    FWIW, 12mm tends to be my outermost limit. Anything more and it tends to get banged around. 17mm is not going to fit under most shirt sleeves, and it's not going to be subtle, especially given your wrist size.
     
  7. Paper

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    actually, i think if the watch wasn't so thick, i could pull off a semi formal look or two
    welp, who would have thought that finding a suitable watch would be so hard... back to research!
    yeah, im looking at those right now, they seem to have really good designs; but a few seem to be homage watches.
     
  8. Betelgeuse

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    What is the range of price for a watch to be considered "poor man's watch"? The thread opens with some Oemga's, that's why I ask.
     
  9. Sprezziamo

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    Usually it's up to $ 1,000
     
  10. Cant kill da Rooster

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    A source of debate. I posted a $500 watch and I was told it was the wrong thread.
     
  11. Betelgeuse

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    I think, then, this might fit in here nicely. I got this as a present when I graduated from school. [​IMG]

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  12. TheWraith

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    Paper, so long as the watch has what you want and is of a good quality, that's all that matters.

    $500 watches belong here, Rooster. You were misinformed.
     
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  13. Mr Martini

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    Its not, i already gave you the answer

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  14. Chuckie Egg

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    Nice Tissot - classic look and complements your smart clothing :) From the straight line reflection i think it's a flat crystal?
     
  15. Betelgeuse

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    Thank you! I don't know a lot bout watches so I think yes about the flat crystal. [​IMG]
     
  16. crappbag

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    The ultra poor man watch (<$100).

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    Skagen.
     
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  17. Paper

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    be james bond?
     
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  18. Chuckie Egg

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    that Bond watch's descendant is the Submariner which is considered entry level poor man's Rolex.

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    To be honest I don't wear it as often as I don't actually like it all that much... i find it heavy and the fit is poor on the wrist, the flat crystal is too reflective, the lume is not great, the Rolex movement has gear slack and is annoying to set, and I find the bracelet uncomfortable and the friction clasp is unreliable.
     
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  19. justinkapur

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    send it my way if you dont want it
     
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  20. TheBurnOut

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    Vintage Eterna Matic 3000 Sevenday

    Paid $12.99 at a Savers thrift store.
     
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