Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. B|aze

    B|aze Senior member

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    Oh yeah and this one aswell [​IMG]
     
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  3. gastarbeider

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    Since I'm poor and only own an Omega,

    [​IMG] nice definition of a poor mans watch.
     
  4. gastarbeider

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    I know I came in here thinking I was going to see Stührlings, Fossils, Timex, Seikos and the like. So, if owning an Omega means your poor then I'm skrewed :lau gh:[
    apparently you don't know much about seiko.
     
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    apparently you don't know much about seiko.

    I don't know squat about watches period! [​IMG]
     
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    Planet Ocean!! I've always hated the hands on the Seamaster Pro.
     
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    apparently you don't know much about seiko.

    You have to realize that to an American, Seiko is not a very high end watch. You can't walk into a store in the US (that I know of) and buy a Grand Seiko, or a high end Spring Drive. We get the mall stuff...with only a few low grade mechanicals included in the mix. Hell, my Premier, which I love dearly, I was only able to get by purchasing online from Asia.

    Seiko could never sell a Grand Seiko with any success in the US. Most people would buy a Rolex long before the G.S......most people in the US think a Rolex is the pinnacle of watches and the most one would ever spend on a watch.

    Mike
     
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    See? I told you I knew squat about watches [​IMG]
     
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    You have to realize that to an American, Seiko is not a very high end watch. You can't walk into a store in the US (that I know of) and buy a Grand Seiko, or a high end Spring Drive. We get the mall stuff...with only a few low grade mechanicals included in the mix. Hell, my Premier, which I love dearly, I was only able to get by purchasing online from Asia.

    Seiko could never sell a Grand Seiko with any success in the US. Most people would buy a Rolex long before the G.S......most people in the US think a Rolex is the pinnacle of watches and the most one would ever spend on a watch.

    Mike


    oh, i realize it. sad, but true.
     
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    See? I told you I knew squat about watches [​IMG]

    Definitely expected a thread full of seiko 5's. Not knocking them, I currently wear a navy one on a bond nato band.
     
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    You have to realize that to an American, Seiko is not a very high end watch. You can't walk into a store in the US (that I know of) and buy a Grand Seiko, or a high end Spring Drive. We get the mall stuff...with only a few low grade mechanicals included in the mix. Hell, my Premier, which I love dearly, I was only able to get by purchasing online from Asia.

    Seiko could never sell a Grand Seiko with any success in the US. Most people would buy a Rolex long before the G.S......most people in the US think a Rolex is the pinnacle of watches and the most one would ever spend on a watch.

    Mike


    What I find odd is that you can't walk into a store and buy a Grand Seiko (actually I think you now can in Toronto, perhaps? They've opened a standalone seiko store). But at the same time ... you _also_ can't walk in to a store and buy an inexpensive seiko 5.
     
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    I like both watches but considering retail for the PO should only be about $500 more than the Seamaster, I see no reason to pay $1000 more.
     
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    Planet Ocean!! I've always hated the hands on the Seamaster Pro.

    That, and the ugly Milsub dial.

    The PO dial is much nicer imo.
     
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    I like both watches but considering retail for the PO should only be about $500 more than the Seamaster, I see no reason to pay $1000 more.

    The retail difference is closer to $400 more for the PO, but as I understand it the OP would be trading in a used SMP for a new PO, hence the extra $$$.
     
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    Okay so here's one of my poor man's watches. Lucian Piccard Automatic

    [​IMG]
     

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