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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Sander

    Sander Distinguished Member

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    I really don't understand Seiko's brand policy. While I love their value for money, I often find the dials to be not too well-designed. Why do they put myriads of wonky-looking models out there instead of focusing on a few solid ones? No one could compete with that.
     


  2. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Are you serious? Thats your first auto! How about mehanical? Where you born in the 60's or 70's ? If not then i could believe it!
     


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    Wher do you find Stowa? Are they available to the U.S.?
     
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    Oldy, but goody! very nice[​IMG]
     


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    Stowa is only available online through their website (stowa.de). Watches are made as they are ordered, so expect a wait.
     


  7. iksander

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    Someone say "Seiko 5"? Here's my poor man's Blancpain 50 Fathoms take off - a Seiko SNZH55 bought from Asia for £120. Shame the hardlex glass isn't up to much, but a nicer everyday watch.


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    My first automatic, the Blue Ray. Yes, I have small wrists.
     


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    First non-quartz. I was born in 1981, so I'm 31. Is this really so surprising?
     


  10. ant702

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    Sorry, but you make me feel old as the moon! Want to trade bodys?
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    [​IMG] My firs mechanical I was 7 or 8 (see what happens to your memory) by Bradley Time! It was ole' Micky Mouse on a maybe, pleather, light blue strap! In around maybe, when you where 4or 5yrs old I got a swatch watch auto, that was my first auto! (Simular to the one in photo; and no it doesnt fit grown-ups[​IMG])
     
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    Great humor and nice watch[​IMG]
     


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    Thanks! I'm gonna check it out ! Made to order, thats sounds cool!
     


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    My one year old Daniel Wellington watch have spoilt. The minute hand have came lose and it moves about everytime you tilt the watch. Anyone know the cause of it and whether it can be fixed.

    Back when I just got the watch.
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    Hands working their way loose, while not normal is not is not unheard of. Can happen to any watch.

    This is not that difficult of a thing to fix yourself. Remove the caseback then remove the movement. Directions can be found easily online.

    Once the movement is out, find a pen like the one pictured, remove the actual writing insert. It is made from a soft nylon material that won't damage the hands or dial.

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    Line up the hour and minute hands , use the pen insert to press it firmly into place. Reassemble.

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    Here's a wristy of the same watch from earlier. I oiled the strap and the color is fantastic.

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