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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Stebbin

    Stebbin Senior member

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    I owned a couple from 2012 when the AUD-USD exchange rate was more favourable. They're not bad watches although there may be some issues with the quality control on the Seagull clone movements. Mine gave out after about a year of wear and I've moved onto other automatic watches.

    You may need to replace the straps and service the movement but they do represent a reasonable price:quality ratio.
     
  2. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    That Heuer was listed as a 1970 model, but I don't know; I'm sure you're right. Either way, it's a sub $1k watch with a bit of style and personality, and pretty respectable I think.

    The GUB watches are certainly not premium items like the products of the post-communist era companies: Glashuette Original, Tutima, Muehle, Union, and of course Lange. But they do seem like good value to me: at the end of the day, the same people were making them in 1986 as 1996, to a degree, and the movements were well-proven over decades, just like the solid ETA numbers over the border. I think they look like excellent value: there are plenty around in good running order after forty or more years, which isn't something you can say about original Sea Gulls or Russian equivalents, for example- watches that were made in vast numbers, but are hard to find now in a state suitable for regular use. And then there's the whole retro-commie thing, the 70s designs. Given the price, I am tempted to take a punt on one. I rather like the one I posted. I'm also seriously thinking of getting a Submariner lookalike (ETA powered), made shortly after the fall of the Walll, early 90s. It's $400. What is there to lose?
     
  3. TradThrifter

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    Looks really cool from what I can find. Not sure what the depth rating is, but it does appear to have a screw-down crown.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. poena

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    here are 2 of mine

    SKX007
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    SARG011
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  5. unrooted

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    POENA, what strap is on the SARG011?
     
  6. Mead

    Mead Senior member

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    That tag is current model?
     
  7. Mead

    Mead Senior member

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    I think the Glycine looks great, thats probably close to 2K
     
  8. Journeyman

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    Which TAG?

    If you mean the Heuer GMT twin-time posted by Mimo a couple of pages back, no, it's not.

    It was a "heritage" model that TAG Heuer put out about 10-12 years back.
     
  9. Renalan

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    Been alternating between this and my baller watch as of late. Really like the face and the domed/curved crystal.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Journeyman

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    ^Nice! Is that the Seiko SARB065 "Cocktail Time"?
     
  11. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Why do you say this?

    I'm currently looking at a Seiko Sea Urchin or an Orient Mako. Aesthetically I prefer the Orient.
     
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  13. Journeyman

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  14. Mead

    Mead Senior member

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    I prefer Seiko over Orient in general.
     
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  15. Renalan

    Renalan Senior member

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    Yep.
     
  16. The Noodles

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    Poor man's watch: Tagheuer Link
    [​IMG]
     
  17. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Doesn't count as a PMW. Get out, Noodles.

    But I still love you.
     
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  18. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Come on and visit the Noodles' thread man. We miss you over there!

    It counts! I bought it about 5 years ago for $2k with a discount.
     
  19. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    This is the <$1k thread. Anyway, well done. :)
     
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  20. rohde88

    rohde88 Senior member

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    I consider the Seiko to be more of a Honda Civic of watches. Solid, well designed and a time-trusted foundation.

    Orient is certainly good, they have some aesthetically pleasing new designs as well, but might be more comparable to Hyundai (as a newcomer/slightly fashionable, but still with good foundation just not as proven)

    Thats my $0.02 YMMV.
     

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