Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. mreggen

    mreggen Senior member

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    Here's a poor mans watch
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    What Seiko model is this?
     
  2. ratratan

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  3. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Good move, I am going to see what my local target has. J Crew has some good bands, although sometimes they can be pricey. Was it easy finding a band that fit correctly?

    I'm pretty sure I just went on Amazon.com and typed in "18mm leather watch band".
     
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    My Seiko 5 went down (with a fight). The Timex is the placeholder for now.

    I'm guessing it would look better with a different band, like a NATO.
     
  5. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    Sò più de eà che de qua.
    What Seiko model is this?

    Seiko Diashock Automatic SCVS013 (discontinued).
     
  6. tjc4golf

    tjc4golf Senior member

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    I'm curious to hear about what people do with budget ($100 or so) automatics. I've been tempted by a few of these watches, in particular a couple from Seiko's 5 Series, but I've never pulled the trigger because it seems to me that they're essentially disposable watches... it's cheaper to buy a new watch than have one serviced, right? I'm certainly no watch expert so I'm wondering if I'm missing something? If not, how much time can someone reasonably expect to get out of a budget automatic (let's say a Seiko 5) before it's time to replace it?
     
  7. SD1

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    Okay so here's one of my poor man's watches. Lucian Piccard Automatic

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    I like this one. What model is it?
     
  8. Makoto Chan

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    I've never bought a watch for more than 30 bucks. I understand why they are called "disposable," but they usually last me at least a couple years, and frankly I just love the way these simpler watches look, especially with a different watch strap. Maybe my taste will change in the future.

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  9. Zach Graves

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    This is my first watch. I'm only 21 and on a very tight budget, but haters can hate. I think it looks very nice for $72, and from what I've heard it will last quite awhile with Seiko's in house movement.

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    Quite elegant actually.
     
  10. Mr. Lee

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    Where I am now, idn't it?
    If you're actually poor, I think the SMP is just fine and no need to "upgrade" to the PO for another G. It's a lovely watch, but I think what you've got (I have one myself although on the bracelet you see on the PO, which I definitely prefer) is a great watch.
     
  11. discreteuniverse

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    I picked one of these up on ebay for $100. I love it.

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  12. mk.ultra

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    are digital watches considered a crime? I mean this is the 21st century. I was thinking about getting a G shock for use while canoeing/working out/hiking/etc.

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  13. mk.ultra

    mk.ultra Senior member

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    My Seiko 5 went down (with a fight). The Timex is the placeholder for now.

    I'm guessing it would look better with a different band, like a NATO.


    what model is this? I really like it
     
  14. Mr. White

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    I inherited my father's shake-to-wind Waltham but it eventually died. A girlfriend gave me an Invicta with Roman numerals and very thin profile, and it became my go-to watch.

    Just seems sorta phoney and pretentious (bling-bling) to wear a diver's watch if you're not a diver in mid-dive. My two cents.
     
  15. CruzAzul

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    Just seems sorta phoney and pretentious (bling-bling) to wear a diver's watch if you're not a diver in mid-dive. My two cents.

    How about carrying a briefcase if you aren't hauling a stack of briefs on your way to court?

    Sometimes things have aesthetic and/or practical uses beyond their original intentions.
     

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