Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Channel 0

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    I've got an Antea 365 on order from Stowa. ETA is mid July :(. Till then, I purchased a Hamilton intra-matic 38mm.

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  2. DerangedGoose

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    nice hamilton, how much was it?
     
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    I bought it from a grey market online retailer for $555+shipping. I think it normally sells for $800-$900 at an AD.
     
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    Where did you get the strap? Did it come with the watch?
     
  5. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Cross post from the Watch Appreciation Thread:

    A vintage 1974 Seiko chronograph, that has become known as the "Pogue" Chronograph after Colonel William Pogue, an astronaut who was on the Skylab mission.

    Pogue's Seiko chronograph was something of a stowaway on the skylab mission. It wasn't an approved piece of kit, but he just brought it along anyway, and it became the first automatic movement watch in space. An alert Seiko aficionado noticed it in a mission picture of Pogue that was published in National Geographic. (The folks at Omega must have been pissed.)

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  6. Cant kill da Rooster

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    His looks stock but if you are asking me... I asked Stowa to substitute their black Nappa 22mm with contrast stitching. They did so at no cost. I was going to put the strap aside and order a cordovan or another leather strap that looked a bit more dressy but after wearing it for awhile, I think the Nappa strap works pretty well. Sporty yes, but given the size of the watch (41mm), it works better as a casual wearer or OCBD.
     
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    Can anybody point me towards a decent watch with a wide leather strap?
     
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    ye if you were asking me, mine is stock. Great strap.
     
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    Haha that is about the broadest possible question to ask on a watch thread =)
     
  10. Lavoisier

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    If it helps, this is what I currently own:

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    I'm looking for something similar. Not necessarily with a rectangular face, just something that's budget, looks good and has a wide strap. Thin straps look girly on my arm.
     
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    I agree mr.Galifiankis
     
  12. Cantabrigian

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    Mini Monster

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    Not really but I think we now have an official watch of the PMWT:

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    Still looking for a leather strap, but I've been wearing it on this (what most probably consider somewhat inappropriate) Bond strap:

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