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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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  2. md2010

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    i bought this watch 5 years ago. i was poor then and poor now.
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  3. obiter dictum

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    [​IMG] Just got this in the mail a couple of days ago. Bought it after seeing it posted earlier in this thread. <3
     
  4. justinsmnz

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    I think my favorite part of enjoying cheap watches is the ability to see a watch I like out in the wild and buy something close to it pretty soon after without having to worry about dropping a mortgage payment like some of the guys over in the real watch thread, haha. For example, a week or so ago I had lunch with a friend. He had a black watch with rose gold accents and I thought it was a pretty good look. I found a Grenen that is actually the same model as one I've already got but in the colors I was looking for. Less than 100 bucks later I've got a black watch with rose gold accents on a black NATO with black hardware. [​IMG] Grenen Model M-44XLBRB: [​IMG]
     
  5. 3dials

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    Back in the day, I bought a Timex similar to the Easy Reader. I never wore it because I could not abide its unnervingly loud ticking. I do not mind hearing a movement, but the Timex was just a harsh sound heartlessly tolling the seconds of eternity.
    My watch for small-timer days is a Timex Easy Reader. I bought it at Target on sale for $23 and replaced the strap with a nice glove leather band for $12. It's beautiful and simple and I like it.

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  6. 3dials

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    Duplicate post.
     
  7. LooknGr8

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    I have to recommend Bernhardts. I have a red dial Sea Shark myself. Fred Amos is a hero among the Poor Man's Watch Forum set, who are every bit as insane about watches as SF is about clothes. I got mine off their recommendation and I love it. Fred Amos is a folk hero over there... http://www.bernhardtwatch.com/index.php?id=31
     
  8. 3dials

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    I heartily concur. You can get a trusty, quality Seiko for about $100 that should serve your purposes well. I own several and always enjoy slipping them on my wrist. Check out watchrecon.com to see what's out there. Timezone.com and watchuseek.com are also a handy place to get suggestions.
    IMO you should go for something better. Accuracy is an issue for automatics in general, but for an under $50 Chinese watch I bet accuracy is everything but existent. I of course may be wrong, because I never tried the model you link to.

    Several months ago I bought a Chinese automatic watch for aprox. $150 plus shipping... And it's bleh. I won't repeat.
     
  9. Masa

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    I got a Seiko too. It has been working well for about 9 years now :) Not the most stylish watch but its usable.
     
  10. Ace_Face

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    My new Seiko SKX013 should be coming in the mail any day now:

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  11. PMac

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    Nice watch, I have the SKX007 and wear it regularly as my beach & pool watch. Wear it in good health.
     
  12. Mr.K

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    YOu can't go wrong with their watches. They are great quality and look beautiful in person. I had a pilot chrono and sold it to few years back to help fund a new Rolex. I have regretted it ever since and have it on my wish list for my 40th birthday next year.
     
  13. venessian

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    Solid, solid, solid. Excellent watches; home-made cases (Ickler makes them for many other manufacturers as well); very good for the price.
     
  14. sygyzy

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    Can anyone give me a good source for NATO straps?
     
  15. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm looking at one of these styles (in different patterns) from maratac:

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    Thinking particularly about the zulu (also called RAF style) or two piece as I don't like the bulk of the G10 Nato strap.
     
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    pretentious poor man's watch
     
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    Nice shirt!

    No comment required for the 1963. Iconic.
     

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