Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Busa

    Busa Senior member

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    And the everyday casual watch, that can go to dinner under a suit with no stress...


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    jischwar Well-Known Member

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    My contribution... Marina Militare on a slightly more narrow NATO.


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  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    if thats a poor mans watch consider me homeless
     


  4. WhoKnewI

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  5. justinkapur

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    looks pretty legit but I dont know how it is without seeing it or holding it
     


  6. jischwar

    jischwar Well-Known Member

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    It's a homage for sure.
     


  7. lamergod

    lamergod Senior member

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    It's a homage of the Panerai. It's a chinese mushroom brand called Marina Militare. There's also the sterile dial version of it without any branding on it. It isn't a direct replica in my eyes. But it is quite a polarizing object.

    I'm also looking to get one in brush metal or titanium or even PVD. Pity the chronograph version isn't automatic, otherwise I would grab it in a heartbeat.
     


  8. Busa

    Busa Senior member

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    Looked at the website, they have over 100 of this design range- good looking watches.

    You didn't want the lefty they have? [​IMG]

    Oh- you or anyone have any idea on longevity with this brand?

     
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    Been wanting one of these for a while now, finally got around to buying one.

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  10. WorkingClassDude

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    I've been back and forth on one of those Marina Militaires. They seem to run $75-$100 for most of the basic Panerai-look ones, which is definitely affordable. Search Watchuseek for varying accounts of how they run. Some people say they're great, some people say they're junk. They can't be bad for the money... I want to know if they can be submerged. Not that I plan on doing it but you'd like to know in case of some kind of sink/water accident.
     


  11. RogerP

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    I've owned a MM in the past. I thought it was very well made and nicely finished for the money. Heck, $75 won't come close to buying you a strap from any remotely premium brand these days. Probably not even a tang buckle. It ran well. I wouldn't worry about sink-splash - I can absolutely confirm that the watch is not water-soluble [​IMG]. I would not go swimming with it, however.

    Here's my contribution to the polarizing subject of homage watches.

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    I've owned several IWC, and man, all I can say is that the case and dial work are pretty darned nice for the money here.
     


  12. Ahab

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    I loved mine but it stopped working within two weeks and then one of the numbers fell off and is rattling around inside. I wish someone would come up with a high quality homage of this watch.
     


  13. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    That strap is way too narrow for that watch. There is no reason not to get a better strap.

    I know that you cannot post about it on Watchuseek and it has been that way for a few years at least. There was a lawsuit so there are probably articles if you look.
     


  14. Ahab

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    I guess it is a dress watch? I personally am not fond of a gold case.

    ~$500 opens up a whole world of boutique divers.
     


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    Yeah something dressier would be nice. A small diameter is also a must (40mm or less).

    I currently have a Tissot PRS200 in two tone and a cheap Invicta (silver band black face).
     


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