Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    Here is my Fossil. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    venessian Senior member

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    I wanted to see one of those Parnis in person so bought one off ebay from Hong kong dealer that had sold a few of them before and had good feedback. It looks nice but it sounds like there are pieces loose inside the watch. I have owned a lot of watches and never experienced this. Anyone else experience this or did I buy a crap watch? It is working so far but if there is a piece or 2 loose in there, who knows for how long. And I am afraid if I move my hand too much, people will hear me coming down the hall!

    That doesn't surprise me, unfortunately. Parnis gets a lot of love here, but your story is one I have read often enough on various watch fora that I have never really wanted to buy one.

    The problem is that Parnis is not really a brand with a stable component spec. It is a name placed on various assemblies of different cases, movements, etc., sourced from a variety of manufacturers. One never really knows what one is getting. The quality is definitely not consistent.
     
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    Anyone here knows the answer?

    A Slava

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    Anyone know where I can get a similarily shaped band, but made of leather? I'm getting used to the SW form factor.
    Watch: 35*41 mm
    Band: 18 mm


    That looks like a Bund (German military) watch strap. I'm pretty sure the one pictured above is of leather.

    Bund straps are readily available. Here is one source, but you can google for others.

    This one is in black buffalo leather.

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  5. Pieceofsand

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    Here is my Fossil.

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    Return that watch.
     
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    John, Love the watch!! I can see you wearing that! [​IMG]

    BTW, gents - I'm looking for an old fashioned, 14K gold daily wide-up watch, preferably with a dark-colored face, but not necessary. Would prefer square body, if posssible, without breaking the bank..Any ideas??? [​IMG]
     
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    That looks like a Bund (German military) watch strap. I'm pretty sure the one pictured above is of leather.

    Bund straps are readily available. Here is one source, but you can google for others.

    This one is in black buffalo leather.

    [​IMG]


    Excellent! Now I've a name with which to search. Thank you![​IMG]
     
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    Excellent! Now I've a name with which to search. Thank you![​IMG]

    You are most welcome. Good luck!
     
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    Return that watch.
    Thanks but I'll keep it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Lord Asquith

    Lord Asquith Well-Known Member

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    Since I'm poor and only own an Omega, I figure I better have the right one!

    I have the opportunity to trade my SMP for a PO. If I do this I'd need to add some money (don't know about 1K) to sweeten the deal. What do you think of these two beasts?

    Right now I have the Seamaster Pro:

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    I could have the Planet Ocean instead (would need to add 1K):

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    Which would you recommend? (For the watch snobs, they're both the same co-axial movement, although the PO is 42mm and the SMP 41mm.)

    My attire is fancy, slim fit dress shirts and pants. I wear a suit every few weeks but not every day. I'm early thirties going on 17, and on weekends am more likely to be found wearing a nice polo and diesel jeans.

    Thanks in advance my esteemed SF members!


    Try a Timex
    http://www.timex.com/Timex-Easy-Read...Rank=salesrank
     
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    Thanks but I'll keep it. [​IMG]
    Hate to say it, but that watch looks comically too big on your wrist. It looks like an 8 year old kid wearing his father's watch. Looking at your wrists, I'd either get something in the 38-40mm range at most or start working out and getting some bigger arms.
     
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    Hate to say it, but that watch looks comically too big on your wrist. It looks like an 8 year old kid wearing his father's watch.

    Looking at your wrists, I'd either get something in the 38-40mm range at most or start working out and getting some bigger arms.


    +1

    The look/style of watch is not to my taste, but to each their own of course. However, it does look too large for your wrist, as Metlin says.
     
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    +1 The look/style of watch is not to my taste, but to each their own of course. However, it does look too large for your wrist, as Metlin says.
    Yes I agree it is too big. In person it's not actually that large, I believe the marco picture is making it look that way. Thanks for the opinions
     
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    Yes I agree it is too big. In person it's not actually that large, I believe the marco picture is making it look that way. Thanks for the opinions

    Pretty sure the fact that it's too big is making it look too big
     
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    [​IMG] $216 on Overstock I can throw this on with just about anything and it blends to the occasion.
     

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