Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. revad

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    Modified Seiko 5

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  2. Laurens

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    My original Swatch Jellyfish that I got when I was young:

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  3. GuP

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    Simple yet elegant.

    What kind of watch is that? Where can I get one?
     
  4. Hayward

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    Seiko 5 SNXS75 series, mine has a dark bronze dial. Came with a meh bracelet, the brown croc printed calf strap I had laying around. 75 bux from Amazon.
     
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    Someone earlier in the thread was hacking on anyone who wore one of these saying it was ridiculously big- I just got this in a 42mm and I have the world's most dainty male wrist, maybe 6.5-7 inches, and I think it looks great. Like the watch, but fyi had to epoxy the pin that holds the lever over the winding stem- it fell out and luckily I found it to make it permanent...


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  6. GuP

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    Hard to find the black dial online. Been searching for a bit. If you happen to come across a link, please do share.
     
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    Even by 'dark bronze' I think he meant black. Or at least, it's supposed to be black. But when you shine light on it, yea I guess it sort of does have a gunmetalish/brownish tone to it. I found mine on eBay from a Singapore dealer, three days too my door.
     
  8. GuP

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    Thanks. No luck on ebay either. Will keep hunting. If you see it somewhere, lemme know.
     
  9. DerangedGoose

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    Try searching ebay for just the SNX series, minus that specific model code, there are several watches that match the appearance of this one (including a dark navy dial). Theres also another watch with a different model number entirely.
     
  10. GuP

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    Bingo. Thanks.

    I like this seiko and the Tissot Desire; however, they both look very similar. I am debating if I should spring for two watches that look so alike. Perhaps a white dial w/ the Tissot and darker one with Seiko...thoughts?


    BTW, to be a PMWT the criteria is less than 1K or $500?
     
  11. DerangedGoose

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    The Tissot is a quartz, which makes it a no-go for me.

    I personally consider 1000 dollars to be expensive, but its definitely not "luxury" territory.
     
  12. Hayward

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    I've been thinking it might be a good idea to put together a hierarchical list of "good" watches at the 3 figure and below price point similar to the hierarchical suit thread. The question is what criteria should be used? I'm not sure that quartz or non-in-house movements should be ruled out, for instance, but I do think classic style in line with CBD and good build quality need to be in the criteria. I'll post more later when I'm not drunk.
     
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    There's no real criteria. There's always some douchebag who is so cool that he considers a $5k watch a 'poormans' because to him it's cheap.

    Personally, anything getting up and over $300 is really pricey to me and north of $500 is dreamland. I could never justify that much for one watch on the money I make. Somehow though I can force myself to own 10 $100-200 watches =)
     
  14. GuP

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    So much I don't know about watches...makes me feel uncomfortable it does
     
  15. GuP

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    You definitely should for all watches under 1K, especially if you could make different categories such as formal, sporty, etc. - would be a great thread.

    BTW, I found that seiko but then started looking for leather croc/gator straps and those damn straps are just as expensive as the watch...what a turd show
     
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