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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Senior member

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    How do you like it?
     
  2. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    ^ Love it! Fits well, the movement keeps excellent time, has great presence on the wrist. Looks like a real man's watch, beefy and weighty without overdoing it, which I really like.
     
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  3. Cell247

    Cell247 Well-Known Member

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    Tissot
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  4. pronxs

    pronxs Senior member

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    any cheap alternatives to

    1. Nomos tangente/ nomos in general? Preferably max 200 USD.
    Looked at one chinese brand but the words "china made" on the face is a turn off.

    2. Stowa/Laco Type B Flieger not bigger than 42mm
    Max 200 usd too

    Thanks
     
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  5. Charhan1

    Charhan1 Well-Known Member

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    First post in this thread. Sea-Gull M199S. Got it from my wife as an anniversary present in August. Am really happy with it.
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  6. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks for the Seiko suggestions. Where's the best place to buy these please?
     
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    ClassyCanuck Senior member

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    If you aren't already a member on Watchuseek you should join, I noticed a few for sale the other day.
    I picked mine up there from a guy local to me for a very good price.

    Good luck.
     
  9. kevpotts

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    This guy is in the mail:
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    Looking for a leather band. Thoughts/recommendations?
     
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  10. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Senior member

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    New for me, just got this the other day.
    Couldn't pass up the great deal.

    [​IMG]

    So, which NATO to throw it on?

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  11. joelscott7

    joelscott7 Senior member

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    Really like the Squale and that Orient Star. Nice Watches guys!
     
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  13. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks for the Seiko recommendations. I've been browsing, and am thinking of an orange face watch with a rubber strap, is there a forum favourite please?

    I saw this and others on Amazon: Seiko Diver Orange Dial Automatic Mens Watch SKX011J1
     
  14. mimo

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    Seiko Monster. The older (and imho better looking version) is 42mm, heavy and solid on a great bracelet, and seemingly indestructible. Keeps good time too. You can pick them up from about $200 - less than half the list price of the new ones. The orange one is the classic, black if you're shy!

    Sea above. If you want something more subtle, maybe look at Orient Mako for sporty, or a Seiko 5? Reasonably water resistant, and lots of styles to choose from.

    I'm actually surprised to see a man of your calibre here - a Pelagos tribute next to your Rolexes? But somehow it's refreshing! Is this just to have a sports watch you don't feel the need to baby and protect?

    Likewise, easy shipping too. Would recommend.

    Looks great, congratulations! I've had good service from Panatime.

    1. If you don't mind Quartz, there's a similar Bauhaus design from Junkers in that sort of range.

    2. Lacos are pretty cheap, because their movements are too. But for that budget, try the Seiko 5s: they do some Flieger-like versions on woven straps that are really quite nice - very clean dial layout. I got one with a cream dial on an olive strap, 40mm, for my son, and was immediately envious of it! Less than $100 from the company above, and it feels really decent. Orient do a cheap automatic pilot too, but a bit busier on the dial - black, with the "Baumuster" style and a bit more going on.
     
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  15. mimo

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    Nobody likes a whiner, DTK!

    Anyway, welcome. I didn't know what that watch was you posted. I still don't really know what it is, though I just looked up "Andrew Marc". Bear in mind this is the "Classic Menswear" side of the forum, so forgive my ignorance of the brand.

    The first watch looked rather flashy and insubstantial, the second is more interesting: but I suspect it's a plasticky PVD case and a cheap Chinese quartz movement. Pity. At the end of the day, I think you'll find most here prefer to get their watches from companies that make watches as their primary activity: it tends to be better value.
     
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  16. TheWraith

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    Hi mimo, nice to see you here. Thanks for the compliment also :)

    I have an eclectic mix of watches. Some cheap models that I just like the look of, some expensive. I even have some quartz models! I'm using that Borealis as a daily beater. It's, exactly as you put it, a sports watch I don't have to baby and protect.
     
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  17. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Dtk:
    Avoid designer watches. Look for watches that are made by companies that are known for making watches; preferably, that make only watches. Start from there.
     
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  18. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    What are the top 3 movements in the Sea-Gull watches? TIA
     
  19. Foxhound

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    This advice can/should be applied to a lot of things(including and outside of menswear).
     
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  20. Cell247

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    Its a pretty crazy looking watch to me. =/
     

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