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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    That reminds me, what's the deal with Orient? Are they good watches for the price?
     
  2. justinsmnz

    justinsmnz Senior member

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    Absolutely. If I were to design a watch, it would be very similar to those.

    Fantastic design. I'd really like to see them expand simply so I can see what else they would put out.
     
  3. highball

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    I wear my blue Mako nearly every day. It looks 10x better in person than in pictures as well. I get more compliments on it than any other watch, especially when I wear it on a brown croc strap. My only gripes are that the bracelet and crystal scratch much easier than more expensive watches (though I'm not easy on my watches) and that the pusher button at 2 o'clock changes the day wheel instead of the date.


    I own two, the mako and CEX0R001W and wear one or the other every day. They keep great time and have excellent fit and finish. I believe the movements are made by Seiko, but don't quote me on that. I don't think it gets better than orient in terms of bang for your buck.
     
  4. togglebutton

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    Thanks for the reply, I ordered from the official site and used a coupon code for 50% off, can a mako be had for any cheaper than $107.50? None the less, i'm eagerly waiting for it's arrival.:slayer:
     
  5. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    I'd love it if they made a rectangular case.
     
  6. caseyfud

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    I believe you still have one more day to use the coupon code "DAPPEREDAUGUST" for 50% off.
     
  7. highball

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    I think that's about what I paid for mine. I doubt you can find them much cheaper, and if you can IMHO it's not worth the wait for and additional $20 or so. :)
     
  8. mr.orange

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    sweet. can you post some pics bra?


    What's the site?!
     
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  9. caseyfud

    caseyfud Senior member

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    orientwatchusa.com
     
  10. caseyfud

    caseyfud Senior member

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    good news - there's a new Orient Watch code: DapperedSeptember
     
  11. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    great news - next month's is DapperedOctober
     
  12. lamergod

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    Indeed. And it seems to be everywhere. I'm in Singapore and he said it'll take 2-3 days. My sister just left for Sweden to study and she took 24 hours to reach Sweden. Do update on the quality of the watch mate.
     
  13. steviecakes

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    This is a Sector my father gave me years ago. I put it on a grey nato strap and wear it pretty much every day.

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    This is my Seiko SNK809 that I bought from Harold (yobokies) of Watchuseek. Unfortunately, I was riding my BMX bike when a lug came off and the watch dropped from 7 or 8 feet. It stopped working and when I brought it to my watch repair guy he said the cost of fixing it would be more than what I paid for the watch itself. I started kicking myself for not putting a nato strap on it when i first received it like initially planned. The watch wouldn't have fallen off my wrist then even with the loose lug. Such is life, though. If anyone wants it for any reason, just cover shipping and my time and it's yours. I can't look at it anymore without thinking about how it could still be functioning :brick:
     
  14. Ndure

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    How do you change strap? I got the 241LSLT, and my springbars are stucked.
     
  15. DenimDan

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    Love the old manual timex watches. I've got the rare gray dial version:

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  16. justinsmnz

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    I usually use a small blade, like an exacto knife, to stick between one side of the strap and the metal body. Then I push the springbar in towards the center of the strap and add a bit of force to the bar to pull it out of alignment. That particular Skagen is a pain in the butt to detach the strap initially. Once you get it out the first time and get the hang of it, it only takes a few seconds.
     
  17. Galix

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    Hi gentlemen,

    I couldn't resist the temptation to get one of those Daniel Wellington watches posted here some days ago. So I ordered one and I received it this morning. I have had it only for few hours now, so I can't comment with deep knowledge. But so far I'm happy with it as it has very nice pros. It's very lightweight. You barely notice when wearing it. The nato strap seems hard so I guess it will last. The crown is big, not huge but big (40mm, so in the limit for my taste and small wrists). That means it's very easy to read. I'm in general not very fan of golden plated watches nor anything golden for that matter, but the color of the watch is in the pinkish side of gold, so it' s actually very nice. So far the watch seems a very good option for the buck.

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  18. plot

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    Could you fine gentlemen recommend me a watch similar to the IWC Big Pilot that costs at most $500?

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    I'm mainly looking for a black face, steel casing, and a brownish beige strap.
    Although if someone could recommend a black-faced steel casing watch as well as a cheap beige strap sold separately, that would also be great.
     
  19. justinkapur

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    +1

    im looking for something similar as well
     
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