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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    Plot, justinkapur: Ask and you shall receive. Let me forward you over to Archimede. Wen the funds come in I will be buying one. Apparently great quality and it's exactly what you're looking for. http://www.archimede-uhren.de/US/Pilot-family.htm



    And to the poster who just purchased the Daniel Wellington. Is it quartz? hand-wound? Auto? Mine should be coming any day now. Getting excited. Did yours take more than 3 business days to arrive? Mine is going on 4 business days now.
     
  2. plot

    plot Senior member

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    Earlier I found the Stowa Flieger, a watch very similar to the Big Pilot.

    However, to my untrained eye, the whole Archimede Pilot and Deck Watch series' seem very very similar to Stowa's Flieger and Marine series'. The Pilot watches even have the same emblem at the 12oclock position.

    (apologies for the large picture)

    Stowa:
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    Archimede:
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    I'm not really sure what to make of this

    And thanks for the suggestion Hayward, however that asymmetrical crown seems a bit off-putting.
     
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  3. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Well, they're all based on the same style of midcentury military pilot wristwatch (of which IWC was one of many progenitors) so they are bound to look similar. That said a lot of watch manufacturers use stock cases in addition to stock movements. During the 70s and early 80's Heuer and Breitling used the exact same case for at least two models of dive watch; CWC uses the same stock case today.

    I think Seiko makes a watch in a similar style. Absolutely nothing wrong with Seiko.
     
  4. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    How much did you pay for it?
     
  5. lamergod

    lamergod Senior member

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    Thank you! It looks really good. I'm gonna get mine soon. Was the box well padded when delivered? And could you please take a picture of the watch on your wrist so I can have a good judgement of how big the watch is. I've got pretty skinny wrist.
     
  6. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    that watch is incredible. I like the chrono a lot and then looked at the price. Probably gonna have to hold off for a bit, but want to cop that soon
     
  7. Vimmo

    Vimmo Member

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    [​IMG] haha, exactly my though
     
  8. Red Glasses

    Red Glasses Senior member

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    Omega 'Geneve'

    Reference MD 136.0041
    International collection 1967
    Movement
    Type: Manual winding (mechanical)
    Caliber number: 613
    Created in 1966
    17 jewels
    Functions: Date
    Case: Gold-plated
    Case back: Screw-in, Full metal
    Dial: Metal, with luminous metal hands
    Crystal: Armoured hesalite
    Bracelet: Leather
    Water resistance: 30 meters
     
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  9. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    Anyone know who makes a sub-$300 equivalent to a Rolex Prince?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    that is really really nice!
     
  11. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    Isn't it? I don't know why someone can't make a mass produced stainless steel something that is really similar. You'd think the big companies own the rights to a tasteful dial and case or something. I don't know why it takes $7000 for a good looking tank watch.
     
  12. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    Sò più de eà che de qua.
    

    Those are very nice indeed, but I don't know if you can find a modern one for under $300.

    That case style/dial design is also called a "doctor's watch" or "doctors watch", so you might google those terms. (Now, though, "doctor's watches" are round dial, with pulsemeter markings.)
    Rolex and Gruen made thoae, with the same Aegler movement I think, and they now sell for a ton if pristine. Hamilton also made a nice one called the "Secron". Elgin, Longines, Bulova, etc. But those are all vintage. I can't think of a modern one in your budget range.

    You might post your question on watchuseek...lots more knowledge there.
     
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  13. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    I agree with the earlier comments about diver's watches and decent shirts. Unless your shirts are handmade and specifically cut for a larger watch, your very large and expensive piece will cause your cuff to deform. These large watches do not generally work with tailoring. They are for when you are off on the yacht (and believe me, I don't have anything like a yacht, not that I'm jealous!) or something like that. Otherwise, they just say, 'here's a man who can afford a yacht (or wants to look like he can afford a yacht) and wants you to know it'. (I have my own insecurities of course, but they are very boring and not on-topic!).

    I was thinking that I don't have many watches, but actually I have four. Two were gifts: a slim modern but classically-styled simple Rotary dress watch (for my eighteenth birthday), and a late eighteenth-century solid silver half-hunter pocket watch, that was left to me by my grandfather. Two were bought: my everyday watch is a Citizen eco-drive, one of the simpler models, and I also have a rather strange 1970s hand-winding octagonal watch by Zeno, which I got cheap ages ago. Most of the time, I forget to wear a watch anyway...
     
  14. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    Took your advice as it was good. Got this suggestion.

    http://www.lip.fr/fr/historiques/fred_lip/t18.html#type_18_chromee

    Only 200 smackers. Pretty slick, huh? Well, minus the shipping. Good thing watches are relatively light. Shipping from France can't be cheap.

    Also, to anyone interested on what may turn out to be a plethora of doctors watches just check out this link from time to time:

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/$300-equiavlent-rolex-prince-585153.html

    So far there have been 2 suggestions for 3 watches. I think.
     
  15. Achilles_

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    Let me know if someone wants the Parnis in the pic, I never wear it and it is noisier than my Jazzmaster. I wore it for an hour.

    I can let it go for $55 shipped.
     
  16. DaveZ

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    Any suggestions for something with a plain white dial under $200 (maybe 250 at most).

    Can't seem to find anything that isn't super cheap like a Parnis. Orients are too busy. Can't find a Seiko 5 that I like with a white dial.

    Thanks!
     
  17. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    You picture "inspired" me. Mine arrived yesterday. The mesh band though is completely useless as the length adjustment on the clasp is basically welded closed. I haven't been able to open it no matter how much force i apply. Did you have this problem? What kind of strap is that in your picture?
     
  19. caseyfud

    caseyfud Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    How about this one?
     
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  20. togglebutton

    togglebutton Well-Known Member

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    Please excuse the poor quality bb camera.
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    For what i paid, i could not be more pleased.:nodding:
     

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