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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Ahab

    Ahab Distinguished Member

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    I almost ordered the Steinhart Blue Snowflake because I would REALLY like a blue snow flake but I had some concerns about the quality. I also do not like the name Steinhart. They need a better name to sell more IMHO.

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    The Squale looks better from what I can see and I like the dials.
     


  2. WhoKnewI

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    ye i like that snowflake too, but I've decided to stay away from Steinhart. I didn't have a bad experience with them, but their QC is inconsistent. Also, I am not a fan of the case/lug shape on the Steinhart. I actually don't mind the name, but detest the logo. Looks like a pineapple. The Squale shark and Von Buren logo are far more interesting. I also like the white border around the date wheel. I plan on eventually removing the cyclops as well.
     


  3. WorkingClassDude

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    I have no experience with Steinhart, but I LOVE that blue snowflake. Looks like vintage Tudor. How much are those going to be, approximately?
     


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    The hands look like one of the Longines dive watches!
     


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    Love that Steinhart Arctic Ocean - how does one go about ordering one - I did not see it on their web site?
     


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    About those crown threads: In the past I wasnt as careful and it did CO$T me! If the WR is not a big factor for you then I would definatley stay away from screw in crown models! I know there are some models around with 100m WR without the scerw in feature and I believe thats adequate!
     


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    What model is that? Very handsome.
     


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    I really like that watch.I can't think of anything similar that would be better in that price range. I guess it depends on your style and what you're choosing the watch for.
     


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    go to the aramar website.
     


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    the key is to press the crown in, and rotate backwards until you hear/feel a click. that is when the threads align, and then you're good to go.
     


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    Yeah! That took me awhile to figure that out[​IMG]
     


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    Thanks to posts like this my interest in getting one of these Pan homages/marina militare have cropped up again. For less than $100 they look pretty decent. I pretty much want to get one really close to this model. There's two similar ones, ones with a pretty standard looking crown, and one with that crown cover that looks like it has a switch?? It's basically just a crown-lock, correct? I've never had a watch with something like that, could someone give an opinion on a function like that, and would it be worth going for for fun or would it be better to just go for the standard crown?
     


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    You right it does look pretty classic! Personally, I stopped buying quartz analog and went straight to digital! But if you like it and its within your budget, why not[​IMG]
     


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    Anyone know how to adjust the time on this citizen. I put it on as I walked out the door and just realized its off the mark. It was supposed to be 10:11 when the pic was taken. [​IMG]
     


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