Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Filipe1977

    Filipe1977 New Member

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    I´m from Portugal. And we love brown as much as Italians. :)

  2. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    Here's one of my more interesting PMWs:

    Analog/Digital Swiss Army "Hunter" Mach 3
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    It's not one that I see get talked about online anywhere too often and I bought it after seeing it show up in the early days of Gilt.com (but found it new from eBay for much less). I don't think they were ever big sellers from Victorinox. It's got some pretty good chrono functions and a nice, loud alarm (much louder that my G Shocks which always sort of let me down with their volume).

    The one drawback, IMO, is the integrated bracelet. Yes, the barrel design does look pretty good with the shape of the watch case and you can see that the designers put a lot of effort and thought into how to make the case work well with the bracelet, but I'd like the ability to switch it up on occasion.

    FWIW, the bracelet fits my wrist very comfortably, but there is no micro-adjustment and you can only remove full links so I could see that being an uncomfortable problem for some folks.

  3. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    I hate all these fake Made in USSR watches. Some of them have a decent face but the mere fact that they are all made yesterday and pretend to be vintage kills it for me. Please please don't buy fake vintag Russian crap.

    Why do you say that? What are the examples of esential Russian designed watches? I am not aware of any. Most Russian mechanical watches are derivative of European models often copy-cats of them. Speaking of POLJOT deLuxe ultra-thin gold plated watches with mother of pearl dial. At least those were stylish if not original. All that crap that comes now from RU and UKR with monikers of WWII, Soviet Pilot, Soviet Sub, Shturmanskie blah blah BS. They are all cheaply made in China yesterday.
    I grew up in USSR, none of the watches you are buying have existed prior to 2010.

    On slightly diff note ; all these internet fanboys on YouTube ruined the vintage market. Now there is a fake vintage market out there on Ebay and real auctions. I wish I bought more Swiss gold watches for around 100USD in the 1990s and 2000s. Not to flip , juts to enjoy. Now nothing decent is available for less than 500.
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