Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.
Thanks, but not really what I'm looking for.
I'm thinking about buying that watch. I know it looks just like a Panerai, and I'm not trying to buy straight-up knockoffs, but I love the aesthetics of the piece and don't have $7,000 to drop on a clothing accessory.
Should I feel guilty about buying a Parnis watch like this?
Nope, "buy what you want," I suspect they're patents have expired and that's why you see so many similar watches! That's why they, have R&D! Got to keep it fresh!
Nice, this watch is growing on me a lot.
My poor mans watches. They aren't really classic watches, but they are poor mans watches I need to get some slimmer watches however that work better with shirts. The vestal is fine, not the case though with my Aeromatic.
Here's my Vestal watch. Was about $300
And my Aeromatic, about $500.
Anyway, in our continuing quest to put together a quasi-hierarchical list of affordable watches which would be appropriate for wear with conventional business dress, I decided to conduct a thought experiment.
I went to the Tourneau website. Now, I don't recommend that people buy watches there by any stretch of the imagination, but they do have a very comprehensive website which sorts by model price etc. I did a search for men's watches under $1000. I then picked out models which I felt would go well with conservative business dress and which appealed to me personally. There are couple of eccentric choices here as well but so be it.
Because of the price range involved, I didn't differentiate between quartz and mechanical models. My primary criteria were affordability, made by a company that specializes in making watches, and conformity to classic design.
I encourage all of you to go to their website or a similar one and conduct a similar thought experiment and see what you come up with.
Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler!
Which side does the poison dart come out of?
Very nice. I really like this.
I agree with all of your choices, Howard, except the digital Movado.
That is a superb watch. Great photo of it as well.
Here's my poor man's watch, my Christopher Ward C60 Trident. Forgive the fuzzy/crappy mobile phone photo, though. I shall attempt a better photo with my wife's camera soon:
What do you guys think of this one?
theh00d, would you consider something like the below watch? I bought one a couple months back on ebay for $100 and I'm very happy with it.
That's a neat vintage seiko. I wish they currently made something that looked like that and was ~36 or 38mm.
I'm now thinking about going with this:
What do you think of this combo?
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