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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    heh Doxa is a pretty fun watch. I always wanted one, but they're not exactly cheap either.
     


  2. gwolf

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    yeah they are expensive too IMO. was just making a comparison. if i owned an island and never left it i'd get a doxa orange sub and drink rum all day. =)
     


  3. DJackson

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    Before I got my Stowa I was looking at Doxa as well. Even more so I was looking at mkii, I love some of their designs and they also will let you build & order your own watch which is pretty cool.

    This morning I was poking around to see what vintage Seamster 300's are going for and [​IMG] too many fakes out there. Long story short I found this top 20 list of poor man's watches on the Poor Man's Watch Forum. list. Seems to be an actively managed list and it has a few categories so there are actually way more than 20 watches to look at.
     


  4. ewc

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    Great thread, just read through from page 1. Really love hose vintage watches deveandeopt1 posted - especially the Pobeda on page 30. How reliable (in the sense that it'll work - I'm not too fussed if it's out by however many seconds a day) is one I buy on eBay likely to be? Looking at this one or similar. Seems perfect, if a little well loved. I'm looking for something with an automatic movement, as simple as possible and not too big (6" wrists). Stainless steel case, light coloured face. Thin bezel. Under $150. Any other recommendations would be much appreciated.
     


  5. Achilles_

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    Great thread, just read through from page 1.

    Really love hose vintage watches deveandeopt1 posted - especially the Pobeda on page 30. How reliable (in the sense that it'll work - I'm not too fussed if it's out by however many seconds a day) is one I buy on eBay likely to be? Looking at this one or similar.

    Seems perfect, if a little well loved.

    I'm looking for something with an automatic movement, as simple as possible and not too big (6" wrists). Stainless steel case, light coloured face. Thin bezel. Under $150. Any other recommendations would be much appreciated.


    Parnis or Seagull [​IMG]
     


  6. ewc

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    Parnis or Seagull [​IMG]
    I really like some of the Parnis watches I've come across, but they're all in excess of 43mm - I could be wrong, but that might look dumb on my tiny little girl wrists. I've had a look at the Sea Gulls as well. The M149S falls within my price range, but I think it might be a bit busy in the face for my liking, and the bezel a bit too thick. I've come across the same problem with Seiko 5s. I guess I should same I'm after a Bauhaus-y, minimalist design. Think Stowa and Junghans but on a starving student budget. [​IMG]
     


  7. Achilles_

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    I really like some of the Parnis watches I've come across, but they're all in excess of 43mm - I could be wrong, but that might look dumb on my tiny little girl wrists.

    I've had a look at the Sea Gulls as well. The M149S falls within my price range, but I think it might be a bit busy in the face for my liking, and the bezel a bit too thick. I've come across the same problem with Seiko 5s.

    I guess I should same I'm after a Bauhaus-y, minimalist design. Think Stowa and Junghans but on a starving student budget. [​IMG]


    How thick are you thinking?
     


  8. ewc

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    How thick are you thinking?
    Something like the Parnis Portugese is probably as thick as I'd want it in terms of bezel:dial, but I don't want to exaggerate how big a deal it is. The 3-4mm difference isn't going to be very noticeable when it's on my wrist, but thinner is nicer.
     


  9. gomestar

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    my evening watch: [​IMG]
     


  10. Metlin

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    I received my new Seagull 1963 yesterday. Wow, what an amazing watch! While the watch itself is great, I was not particularly happy with the NATO strap. Too busy and complicated, and I was not a fan of the color. So, I went ahead and bought a nice dark brown crocodile leather strap. I could not be happier! I'm not really sure the Seagull is necessarily a dress watch, but I think it straddles the line, especially with the chronometer. So, I think I've found a new "business casual" watch favorite, with the dark brown strap. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  11. linkinwayne

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    ^ Looks really nice with that dark brown strap. Good pop of colours.
     


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    A couple of years ago I bought a throwaway "CTI" watch on ebay for $20 because I wanted a mechanical watch with no date. When I got it, it looked like somebody had wiped her butt on the face before assembling it. Literally there was a brown smear on it and the numerals were all crooked.

    Now CTI watches are going for $180?? WTF
     


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    ^ Looks really nice with that dark brown strap. Good pop of colours.

    Thank you. It looks surprisingly dressy -- I probably won't wear it with a CBD, but definitely when I'm wearing khakis or jeans and a sport coat.
     


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    this is a seriously nice vintage sports watch. how much do they go for? i might buy, not a pmw actually, today a 36mm railmaster... just one left in the ad.

    skagen for bauhaus?

    mondaine for minimalist?

    gomestar i have the same watch! it's actually my number 1 rec for a pmw. i put mine though on a bond nato with red olive navy like the one in the actual bond flicks...
     


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    [​IMG]
    WoW!!!!!!!
     


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