Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

    Messages:
    1,108
    Likes Received:
    244
    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Complete watch newbie here, looking to buy my first automatic: a Seiko 5 SNKH63. Only problem is I'm having a difficult time locating a reputable online source to purchase it. Amazon doesn't have it, and it's sold out at creationwatches.com. Trying to avoid the shady websites. Any suggestions?

    The SNKH63, by the way, is very similar to the popular SNK809, but slightly larger. The SNK809 is too small for my tastes, otherwise I would buy one. The SNKH63's case is a millimeter wider, 2mm longer lug-to-lug, and has 20mm lugs instead of the 18mm on the 809.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013


  2. ant702

    ant702 Senior member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Location:
    Everywhere, Nowhere
    Bravo! I'll drink to that[​IMG]
     


  3. tubby34

    tubby34 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Honest honest opinion. Are these worth thrifting lol. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     


  4. JackAndy

    JackAndy Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013


  5. ant702

    ant702 Senior member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Location:
    Everywhere, Nowhere
    "NONONONO," get outa there now! I think you would do better on-line!
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013


  6. ant702

    ant702 Senior member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Location:
    Everywhere, Nowhere
    Man, you should have warned me! Those shirts are for young gents(I dont think it wil work out with my beer-belly[​IMG]) , plus you need deep pockets! You guys are spending alota cash on clothes, its fine if you have it/like it ! Careful,please, dont go for broke, you still have to eat[​IMG] I love the finer things in life, but you have to have limits!
     


  7. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

    Messages:
    2,250
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    I don't really see what the issue is with regard to servicing a boutique brand watch down the line, even if the brand goes bust. Unless the watch really malfunctions (WR fails and it floods), most servicing will be pretty straightforward.
     


  8. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Thinking about plucking this: Citizen Eco Drive about $180 to $225

    I just like the minimalist white dial chrono with Arabic numbers. Any better alternatives in the same price range?

    [​IMG]
     


  9. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

    Messages:
    1,856
    Likes Received:
    38
    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Location:
    
    How about replacing the sapphire, case back or crown tube? Rolex is still in business but they have problems with replacement parts on some models.
     


  10. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

    Messages:
    2,250
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    If I shatter the sapphire on my squale, I am sure i can at the very least find an aftermarket acrylic that will fit. As far as I know, a lot of boutique divers also have standard gauge crown tubes and again an aftermarket can be sourced (MKII has screwed in crown tubes which can be problematic, or at the very least costly, to replace if MkII disappears). Having said that, I am very careful not to strip the threads on any of my crown tubes and haven't had an issues. With regard to the caseback, I'm not sure, but considering my watch will only be opened once every 5-7 years, I'm not too worried.
     


  11. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

    Messages:
    1,856
    Likes Received:
    38
    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Location:
    WhoKnewI, have you ordered a Nassau? I am thinking hard on it.

    The Squale's look good. :slayer:
     


  12. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

    Messages:
    2,250
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ahab, I want one so bad. A Nassau, a reintroduced stingray, a Stowa Antea KS black, and a Speedy are on my to buy list. The nassau, however, is at the top. I wish bill would print "nassau" on the dial on tho. It seems a little naked without it when compared to the kingston.

    I really wish I had gotten a kingston. No way am i going to pay any of the prices being asked now for a kingston.
     


  13. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

    Messages:
    2,250
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yeah, I love the Squales. The mazi, the root beer, and the heritage are amazing. The vintage is great too too but long gone. =/

    The watch is incredibly balanced, and it seems to be higher quality than Steinhart divers. 120 click bezel as well.
     


  14. Hebrewhops

    Hebrewhops New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    I have been wearing this as my casual everyday and have never been more happy with a Timex. Bought it online for about $110. It gets lots of compliments. Reminds me of one of the Bell & Ross models. Looking at a couple other of the Intelligent Quartz'

    [​IMG]
     


  15. ant702

    ant702 Senior member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Location:
    Everywhere, Nowhere
    I agree with that, as long as you find a true watch maker! I have found that most servicing centers send your watch off to one of these few gents who are still around (living)! And of coarse it all depends on what type of service is needed!
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by