Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Senior member

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    It still feels small, but I'm getting used to it...

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    Still seeking a nice, simple, black leather strap for it though... the inspiration to buy the watch came from a photo where it looked *phenomenal* on a black croc strap. I guess what I didn't consider is that croc is a little too dressy to me for me to wear it daily, but I look at the photo and I still think it needs a croc strap...


    OK, I'll show the photo... NOT MY PHOTO

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  2. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    ^ What model is that?
     
  3. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    It IS a great looking watch. Model # is SNXS79K, and it seems to have been recently discontinued.
     
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  4. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Senior member

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    I'm not sure if it's been discontinued or not, but it IS still out there, with variants. There's at least blue dial, silver dial, gold dial versions... I think if you search SNXS but changing the number slightly, i.e. 77, 81, that should lead you to the variants.

    I'm sure if it's truly discontinued all the variants will also go by the wayside, but as of right this moment, these are still out there. I also think there's a very VERY similar model with a 3 o'clock crown, but I'm not sure of the model number. I find that a lot of these small little dressy 5's are usually ugly, there's usually one thing about them that deal-breaks them for me (like roman numeral indices or the hands or the dial or the case are ugly), but when I saw that black one on the leather strap... everything balances. I had to have one. It was nice even to have a little lume on it as well, they usually don't have much in the way of lume... It was my first 5 (well, this specific type of 5, small and dressy-- I do have a Military 5 as well), and might be my last until I find another "perfect" combo.

    Got mine on Ebay BTW
     
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  5. WhoKnewI

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    sold my squale and picked this up [​IMG]
     
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  6. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Senior member

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    Enjoy it.
    I've had one for two years, great watch.
     
  7. Busa

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    Saw this one on an Emirates flight in the duty-free catalog, and almost got it for a novelty- asked to see and handle it and decided maybe they didn't pay cosmonauts much in 1959, it felt like a cheap Timex from that era! Decided to give it a pass, even for $125...

    Anyone familiar with this brand? Is reputed to have been on Yuri Gagarin's wrist when he went into space...


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  8. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    it's a sturmanski (that's what the cyrllic says)
     
  9. saltthesnail

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    Well I'm new here so, be kind. Here are my contributions for now:

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    Love all three but eventually really want a Tag Carrera.
     
  10. DerangedGoose

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    Yuri most certainly wore a shturmanskie, but I doubt it was anything like this one. It was probably the officer level chronograph model.

    They make some good watches, but avoid the hokey "commemorative" editions. As a general rule, I avoid any russian watches with english writing. Just seems inauthentic to me.
     
  11. ryoneo

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    Close ups of my Orient

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  12. DerangedGoose

    DerangedGoose Senior member

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    I really wish companies wouldnt put stupid things like "water resist" on the dial, especially on such a clean and minimalist watch
     
  13. Cantabrigian

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    Especially confusing on a watch that isn't especially water resistant...
     
  14. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Nice! Just picked up an Antea. Been looking at various pilots. Love their Chrono design.
     
  15. WhoKnewI

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    I have an Antea KS as well. Really love these two watches and the flieger is a perfect fit for me. If I sell one of my sinn chronos, I'd consider picking up the marine chronograph. Its a gorgeous piece and I was enamored by it when I saw it in the metal this past summer (Jorge had a little exhibition in his hotel room).
     

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