Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    is there any maker out there (preferably those poor man -approved) who still makes pocket watch? I am curious- I know there are numerous vintage options on ebay but how about new ones?

    pocket watches are still useful for symbolic gifts or for people allergic to leather/cloth/metal straps and/or generally averse to wearing a wrist strap...
     
  2. RefleX

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    Pretty thin. Seems strong enough right now but I've only had it on a day.
     
  3. Papperskatt

    Papperskatt Well-Known Member

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    Orient.

    http://www.orient-watch.com/products/category/?category_id=8
     
  4. ant702

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    Thats easy! Charles -Hubert! I think the movements are China made though!
     
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  5. dainese

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    Got a delivery of NATO straps. Changes the look and occasion dramatically!

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  6. cptjeff

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    Opinion time: Picked this up cheap on e-bay the other day (hasn't arrived yet) and I'm brainstorming band ideas. I'm not going to actually buy one until I have it in my hands, but I'd like to hear some ideas. Right now, I'm thinking blue leather- I have a selection of more conservative watches, this one will be somewhat more fun, so keep that in mind.

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  9. kashmir

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    why, thanks a lot!!
     
  10. ant702

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    Well heres mine, I think I paid about $140., not too bad[​IMG]
     
  11. MikeMZA

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    So I finally got my new Seiko. Really nice dress watch, pretty much Mike-proof too. Sapphire crystal and 10bar water resistant. Landed here in SA for around $300, so pushing the poor man's watch limit, but hey, us poor folk can save up sometimes ;)


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  12. Michigan Planner

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    The newest addition to my watch collection - Seiko SSC017 solar chronograph. I have a SKX007 in the mail on its way to me but my wife and I were out at Kohl's last night buying baby clothes and I saw this and it really caught my eye. It was on sale and my wife had nearly $200 worth of gift cards she didn't want to use and "Kohl's Bucks" (whatever those are) so it only ended costing me about $100. Now I just need to get a NATO strap for it.

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  13. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Just remembered this. Does anyone know what model Seiko that is? Thanks!
     
  14. Aidan K

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    I would also be interested to know :)
     
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    Very true, thats why I have decided not to purchase 1; Hey, Sinn cant be in this thead $1000+[​IMG]
     
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