Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. asdf

    asdf Senior member

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    The only US Alpha dealer is closing up shop and is unloading his stock on ebay at some nice prices.
    Alpha's Milsub has been getting some good response on watchuseek. $52 shipped (!)


    instakop
     


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    The classic Seiko's are the best poor man's watch. They are affordable. The movement is reliable. The designs are understated and work well with casual and dress clothes. [​IMG]
     


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  4. Pieceofsand

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    The classic Seiko's are the best poor man's watch. They are affordable. The movement is reliable. The designs are understated and work well with casual and dress clothes. [​IMG]

    Where do I find this? I didn't see any under "Classic Seiko." Does it have a model number or anything? It looks great.
     


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    Where do I find this? I didn't see any under "Classic Seiko." Does it have a model number or anything? It looks great.

    that is a Blue Spark--discontinued. Occasionally, pop up on ebay or for sale ads for around $400
     


  6. Pieceofsand

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    [​IMG]


    Couldn't find this on Ebay. What's the model name, anyone?
     


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  8. venessian

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    [​IMG]

    Where do I find this? I didn't see any under "Classic Seiko." Does it have a model number or anything? It looks great.

    It is the Seiko Spirit SCVS013 - "Blue Spark".

    Unfortunately, as rohde88 mentioned above, this model has been discontinued for some time.
     


  9. Pieceofsand

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    aw thanks guys. The watch is out of my budget anyways. [​IMG] I really like this though. I have a 38mm watch and I think it's the perfect size for my wrist. Recently I just bought another watch that is 38mm in diameter but however it feels like it's a lot smaller, it even looks smaller. I measured it they're the same. Is there any reason why this is? I wonder if I buy this watch it will be too big for me?
     


  10. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    Dial design/color; chapter ring design/angle; bezel design; case height; case/lug junction all affect the appearance of any watch.

    Some 39s look larger; some 44s look smaller.
     


  11. Pieceofsand

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    Yeah after you mentioned it, I studied the two watches I notice that even they're the same diameter, their face diameter was different, that's why.
     


  12. Warren G.

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    It is the Seiko Spirit SCVS013 - "Blue Spark". Unfortunately, as rohde88 mentioned above, this model has been discontinued for some time.
    I was pretty sad when they discontinued it. It was my first automatic watch. I'll never sell it since it was a birthday gift from my best friend. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  13. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    Yeah after you mentioned it, I studied the two watches I notice that even they're the same diameter, their face diameter was different, that's why.
    Exactly.

    I was pretty sad when they discontinued it. It was my first automatic watch.

    I hope you still have it. Such a beautiful, simple classical design! I really wish they would re-issue it. The demand is there, I think.
     


  14. Warren G.

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    Yeah I still have it. It was a gift from my best friend. I'm actually shopping around for a new strap, the watch deserve it [​IMG]
     


  15. venessian

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    Keep it forever!

    (Or sell it to me! [​IMG] No...keep it, really. That's a hen's teeth watch.)

    Looks good on black leather, not so good on the NATO, imo.
     


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