Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. lamergod

    lamergod Senior member

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    The most heinous crime of a cheap watch is a fake chronograph with hands glued on. That is just a major no-no. Take a look at other chinese brands like Parnis or Seagull. They have a few pretty similar ones that are automatic. I have a classmate wearing the exact same one from Fossil. Looks cheap and the font printing are quite ugly to me in real life.
     
  2. Slooop

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    You could try this one by Seagull. I'm waiting for my Rodina from there. Link [​IMG]
     
  3. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Senior member

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    I was into Fossils when I first got a job, they're OK beater watches, but they are fashion watches. I was into them for several years and actually just recently unearthed them to see if the straps would fit my Seikos and 4 of them do. One of them I'm actually going to get a new battery for and maybe wear a little, but the local Radio Shack failed to have the proper battery so so far it's a no-go.
     
  4. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Srsly

    It should be obvious why a fake chrono is a very bad thing.
     
  5. plainnerd

    plainnerd Well-Known Member

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    I received this watch and was wondering if I could get some opinions on a strap. I'm not a fan of the silver bracelet, and it was damaged anyway, so it needs to be replaced. I've never had a 'dressier' watch, I'm more of a colorful Seiko 5 with a nato strap kind of guy, so I'd just like some opinions on something that would look nice with a suit. It's a plain black face, 37mm case and 20mm strap.


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  6. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Are you looking for brands or colours? Black, dark brown and oxblood would all work very well with a black dial. I prefer contrast stitching but it is more sporty. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. plainnerd

    plainnerd Well-Known Member

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    Not really looking for anything specific, just looking for something fitting. I really like that first strap you posted. I tend to stick to black shoes and belt when I wear a suit, would I be better off matching it?
     
  8. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I try to match when possible but it doesn't bother me if I wear a watch with a black strap but have a brown belt and shoes. Oxblood goes well with both IMO but you can use any of those three.
     
  9. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    That Seagull looks great.
     
  10. deveandepot1

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    I found this in a box of junk. Bulova, 14k gold filled,1944,... I planned to keep it, but I decided it is not for me.
    I got a couple questions.
    How much do these go for? eBay has many broken ones selling for $60+. The few working ones sell from $100-$800, but there looks to be no pattern like you find in the used shoes market. What is going on?
    I want one just like this but in a silver tone and without fixed lugs. Was anything like that ever produced?
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  11. robby

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    That thing looks sweet. I'd make you an offer if I didn't have an Elgin in a similar style.
     
  12. GuP

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  13. robby

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    The band is a bit industrial-looking for my taste, but if you like it I say go for it. Silver on blue is nice, and Eco drives are probably the most reliable watches at their price point.
     
  14. Hayward

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    The bracelet ruins it and its impossible to put a strap on it.
     
  15. GuP

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    Agreed. I did not buy.
     

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