Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. kentyman

    kentyman Senior member

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    See this post. In there is a link to a comprehensive list that I made: http://www.styleforum.net/t/223261/poor-mans-watch-thread/2445#post_5999742
     
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    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Shite, so many choices.

    Gut instinct is telling me the SNKK65. What do you guys think?
     
  3. kentyman

    kentyman Senior member

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    Great looking watch. I considered it, too. I wanted something with a dial that was less metallic and more white, so went with what I went with. But if you want a stainless steel dial, I have a feeling this pic might back up your gut feel:

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    In truth, I was after the white. Many of the images I've found have had a white dial.

    Perhaps that watch wasn't standard?
     
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    see below [please delete]
     
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    what watch make is this?
     
  7. kentyman

    kentyman Senior member

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    You have to look at a lot of pics to be sure just how white/silver the dials are. Middle-click the link in column A for the Google Images search. The SNKE49 is one I considered, but I ultimately had to go with the SNKH47 for it's creme dial and red seconds hand. Here it is with the strap I ended up settling on.
     
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    Stowa.
     
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    Probably gonna pick up a $120 seagull on ebay.
     
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    I really liked the one you posted. But the only SNXS75 I can find have gold in them, which I don't like. I did however find a SNXS79K that looks pretty much exactly like the one in your picture:
    http://www.firstclasswatches.co.uk/seiko-5-gents-automatic-snxs79k-p-6867.html

    Any clue what the difference is? And can I change the band this one (Haven't had a watch since I was 10 years old and don't have a clue...).
     
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    Hayward Senior member

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    I do believe that's mine. It will take a leather band. It would be 20mm in width. If you don't already have a watch bracelet tool you could use a narrow jewelry or eyeglass screwdriver to depress the spring bars and change out the bracelet but it can be fiddly. If there's a watch shop in your area you might just want to by a strap there and have them change it out for you.

    So far mine gains around 13 seconds a day, but at 75 bucks who's complaining?
     
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    With the weakening Yen, the Seiko "Cocktail Time" SARB065 has gone below $500 delivered. Automatic with 40 mm diameter and a see-through back. Pretty tempting...
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    ^ I completely forgot about this watch. Probably one of my favourite Seikos.
     
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    Love the Cocktail Time.
     
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    I took advantage of the Yen's decline recently and picked up the Seiko Alpinist (SARB017).

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    My poor photography skills do not do justice to the deep emerald green face on this.
     

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