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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. rwbenjey

    rwbenjey Well-Known Member

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    Latest acquisition (not bad for $160):

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  2. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I think it was an attempt at humor, albeit a weak one. Perhaps it means that now that the watch snobs no longer like Panerai, that the cool guys can wear them again.
     


  5. Kingstonian

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    Where do poor men who buy mechanical watches get them serviced and repaired?

    Quartz watch? It is just a matter of battery change; but mechanical watches require regular cleaning and servicing.

    In London there used to be a watch repair area centred around Clerkenwell. Nowadays there are only a few places left there. Some only open a couple of days a week.

    Nobody ever mentions servicing their watches.
     


  6. shinninglikeme

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    lol
    Seiko is not a poor mans watch comeon,
    Titan is [​IMG]
     


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    I had a slightly different version of that watch. The hands are blued steel and actually in real life look pretty dark, only look blue like in their picture if you catch the light right. You can see in a picture I posted in this thread previously.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/223261/poor-mans-watch-thread/2505#post_6041408
     


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    Is it worth paying more for the 819? The only real difference I can see is the movement (which I can't find any reviews of) and sapphire glass.
     


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    Servicing watches probably hasn't been mentioned because we just flip them on eBay before they start running out of spec and buy new ones.
     


  11. Cant kill da Rooster

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    The more expensive one has a movement similar (clone) of the ETA 2824-2. They also state that the case is better. Is it? They both have sapphire glass.

    Also, I think the dial looks better and will probably be a bit more reliable.

    RW...nice Seiko.
     
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    I double checked the glass on the goodstuffs site, definitely is mineral.

    Reckon the movement and sapphire is worth the extra $120?
     


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    Here is my Archimede Pilot M with a handmade leather strap.

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  14. Cant kill da Rooster

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    I don't like to tell people what to buy especially since I am not fan of Seagull watches. I understand though that they hit a very good price point for what you get and that their movements are arguably up to ETA standards. You should buy what you like.

    However, I will say a mineral glass is fine on a vintage watch but on a modern watch it's a pain in the ass. I can see it being scratched daily.
     


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    It specifically says on the site that the Seagull M186S has saphire glass, is it wrong on their site or something?
     


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