Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. discreteuniverse

    discreteuniverse Well-Known Member

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    I like the 3rd one... but for a cheap dress watch, there is cheap ($100-150) and then there is really cheap, which is what you're looking for. If a dress watch's sole purpose is to dress up and look nicer, then you are better off not wearing a watch because those are all watches that make me go :/

    I don't know much about watches. I wouldn't know what else to look at.
     
  2. Gordon H. Freeman

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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.

    Here's my newish everyday/work watch. I do IT work so an expensive watch would be really lost around here...[​IMG]

    Casio Telememo 30...~$25.
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    I'm sure its not very SF friendly but for a wicked cheap watch it looks "OK" lol. In this world of cell phones and gadgets I dont remember ANYONE'S cell numbers except my own. Everyone is a contact now in my cell...the telememo lets you put names/phone numbers in the little LCD screen. Tacky or dumb...if I got my watch and my phone is dead, missing, or lost I can at least have some important to me, phone numbers on me. But I got to admit though...I've had some cheap watches but this one takes the cake for #1 Shtye dial illumination [​IMG]

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  3. Gordon H. Freeman

    Gordon H. Freeman Member

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    Since I had a couple of inquires about where and how to buy vintage watches:
    I was actually looking at several vintage watch sites listed on here, today. I guess I was looking for a real poor man's dress watch for myself haha. Definitely nicer than my everyday one...
     
  4. Gordon H. Freeman

    Gordon H. Freeman Member

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    Here is a pic of my Raketa on a shell strap:

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    After seeing that Raketa and that Seiko...I just pulled the trigger on this Vintage Raketa
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    Can't wait to see it!
     
  5. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Love the Raketa, hate the Casio. What are HEV suits, BTW?
     
  6. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Where did you find that Raketa? It was 40 roubles in 1972,awesome.
     
  7. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Thanks forex!
     
  8. caseyfud

    caseyfud Senior member

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    Which of the three do you think looks best?
    I prefer Casio #2
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  9. discreteuniverse

    discreteuniverse Well-Known Member

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    Ive posted this watch before but I just picked up a new strap for it the other day.

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    What brand/model band is that?
     
  10. justinsmnz

    justinsmnz Senior member

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    A few more random shots. Dresses up as easily as it does down... Skagen #241LSLC [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Cross-post from the Watch Porn thread as it's applicable for this too... Looks like I can finally contribute to this thread - yay! Grabbed this Orient Star made in Japan from Seiya recently. I was about to pull the trigger on one of their Seiko's, but then I saw this and immediately liked it more. It's pretty much exactly what I've been looking for off and on for a few years: a classic 1950's era watch in the mold of the old school Omega's and Movado's that is automatic around 40mm and doesn't break the bank. Voila! It's gold plated which is fine with me. I also like the contrast stitching on the strap as it lends a slightly more casual feel to it. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Here are the specs: ORIENT STAR WZ0031DG Automatic 22J * Movement : Automatic and Manual winding * Hack function * Box Crystal glass * +25/-15 sec day 40h power reserve * 38mm with out the crown * Case, Bracelet: Gold plated * Water Resistance: 5 ATM * Lug Size 20mm
     
  12. Mr_Incognito

    Mr_Incognito Senior member

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    Slightly higher resolution on my new Vostok.


    Details on the watch strap please, Thanks.
     
  13. wannabe

    wannabe Senior member

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    A few more random shots. Dresses up as easily as it does down...

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    Dang. I love Skagen. Which model is this?
     
  14. justinsmnz

    justinsmnz Senior member

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    Dang. I love Skagen. Which model is this?

    Damn, I've been meaning to put that in my picture posts. That model is Skagen #241LSLC. IIRC, I snagged it for around $50 on Ebay.
     
  15. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    Here is an old watch that I have been carrying around with me for over 20 years in my button box. It is a stainless steel Timex Atlantis 100 that I purchased when the Timex Ironman was really popular amongst soldiers.

    It had no band and the battery was dead. I took it to the guy who changes watch batteries expecting it to be ruined due to a battery leak. Took him 5 minutes and then I picked up a band from J Crew. It has been getting good wrist time.

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    With another quartz:

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    Yes, the date is wrong on the Seiko. [​IMG]
     

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