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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Slooop

    Slooop Member

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


  2. WorkingClassDude

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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.
     


  3. Cantabrigian

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    Srsly

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


  4. plainnerd

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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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  5. Cant kill da Rooster

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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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  6. plainnerd

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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?
     


  7. Cant kill da Rooster

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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.
     


  8. TheWraith

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    That Seagull looks great.
     


  9. 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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  10. 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.
     


  11. GuP

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  12. 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.
     


  13. Hayward

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


  14. GuP

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    Agreed. I did not buy.
     


  15. PointDexter2014

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    Since I am a new member. And just returning to the professional workforce I don't have a great deal of money to purchase the type of watches I desire. Here are my poor mans watch from Roamer of Switzerland. Here is a link to the brands home page http://roamer.ch/en/the-brand.html.

    Model: Series: R-Line
    Case: Stainless steel
    Case Shape: Round
    Dial Color: Silver textured, Hands: Silver tone
    Markers: Silver tone Arabic numerals
    Clasp Type: Buckle, Movement: Swiss made quartz, Ronda 6004.B, Crystal: Mineral,
    Case Diameter: 47 mm,
    Case Thickness: 13 mm,
    Water Resistant: 10 ATM/100 meters/330 feet
    Calendar: Big date display below 12:00
    Subdials: 60 second above 6:00
    Case Back: Screw-down
    Crown: Pull/push, Weight: 115g
    ROAMER
    Model: Series: R-Line
    Case: Stainless steel
    Case Shape: Round
    Dial Color: Silver textured, Hands: Silver tone
    Markers: Silver tone Arabic numerals
    Clasp Type: Buckle, Movement: Swiss made quartz, Ronda 6004.B, Crystal: Mineral,
    Case Diameter: 47 mm,
    Case Thickness: 13 mm,
    Water Resistant: 10 ATM/100 meters/330 feet
    Calendar: Big date display below 12:00
    Subdials: 60 second above 6:00
    Case Back: Screw-down
    Crown: Pull/push, Weight: 115g


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    Here is another Swiss Brand that's not that well known her in the states.

    Series: Aquaspeed,
    Stainless steel
    Case Shape: Round, Dial
    Color: Black
    Hands: Silver tone and luminous hour and minute, yellow second
    Markers: Silver tone and luminous indices,
    Bracelet Color: Silver,
    Bracelet Material: Stainless steel
    Clasp Type: Push button deployment with safety,
    Movement: Quartz
    Case Diameter: 42 mm, Case
    Thickness: 13mm,
    Water Resistant: Waterproof
    Calendar: Date display at 3:00,
    Case Back: Screw-down,
    Crown: Screw-down
    Bezel: Unidirectional stainless steel with black top ring
    Material: Stainless steel


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    Thx for looking,

    Point Dexter
     


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