Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. medugal

    medugal Member

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    Alpha *** Explorer II with white face. Best money I've spent on a watch ever- I don't care if it lasts me two years, considering the price I paid for it!
     


  2. CyanideDragon

    CyanideDragon Well-Known Member

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    I love g-shocks. This is my recent pick-up:

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    These are my others g-shocks:
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    These are fine if you're being active and as an everyday watch.
     


  3. discreteuniverse

    discreteuniverse Well-Known Member

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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.

    Nah. I'd say say I'm paranoid of water getting in my watch. People wear aviator sunglasses when they aren't pilots, people carry officer issue swiss army knives when they aren't officers in the swiss army...so it doesn't really matter.

    I love g-shocks.

    These are fine if you're being active and as an everyday watch.


    I like some of the unusual G-shocks, like my purple 5600, and the white one you displayed above. But I'm not a fan of the plain black ones.
     


  4. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    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.

    Ha. I'm good - I was trying to poke fun at the fact that whenever I look at a Rolex or something like that the salespeople are like, "wouldn't you want to upgrade from Omega???"!

    Thank you for the on-point advice. I get the sense that the smp is more classic and I'm sticking to my guns. I just started swimming with it more, really using it, and I've found a deeper appreciation. I want both now - SMP and a PO. Rolexs are beautiful but a bit stodgy for me.
     


  5. Mr. White

    Mr. White Senior member

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    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.


    It's hard for me to see it that way since the only time I use a briefcase is when I'm carrying briefs to court.

    Nah. I'd say say I'm paranoid of water getting in my watch. People wear aviator sunglasses when they aren't pilots, people carry officer issue swiss army knives when they aren't officers in the swiss army...so it doesn't really matter.

    I suppose if I lived where there are regular soaking rainstorms I'd have some sympathy for hydrophobia...but I don't...so I don't.

    People are always going to rationalize irrational acts. Wearing a pocketwatch on your wrist is still bling bling and it's still a silly fad. But hey -- if it fills you with confidence so you hit on girls at the nightclub, go for it.
     


  6. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    I love g-shocks. This is my recent pick-up:


    These are my others g-shocks:


    These are unforgivable.
     


  7. PandArts

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    I like this one. What model is it?

    Thanks! I don't know it was a gift.
    EDIT: Here's the model number(?) from the back (if it helps) 26588BR

    So, here's my Stührling Automatic:

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  8. youngScholar

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    what model is this? I really like it

    Thanks! Model T2N107.
     


  9. mk.ultra

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    Thanks! I don't know it was a gift.

    So, here's my Stührling Automatic:

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    I thought this was the poor mans watch thread?? [​IMG]

    lol AWESOME watch though....
     


  10. DenimDan

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    Citizen BM8180-03E w/J.Crew royal blue NATO:

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  11. PandArts

    PandArts Senior member

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    I thought this was the poor mans watch thread?? [​IMG]

    lol AWESOME watch though....


    HAHA! Cheers and it cost me less than $100!
     


  12. tsmurfenator

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    1k for a watch hardly qualifies as poor man.

    both are great choices at that level though.


    I was under the impression that Seamasters were quite a bit more than $1K.

    What is the actual retail price range for the low end to mid-range?
    I've had horrible luck locating this info online.
     


  13. 33Alexey

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    Certina Kurth Frères 1998
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  14. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    My Omega Seamaster watch is my absolute favourite watch. I'd hardly call it a poor man's watch, though [​IMG]
     


  15. Patek

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    Have you thought about going vintage? You can get a nice vintage watch between $200 and $2000 and you will have something a lot more interesting than another damn Seamaster.

    My current favorite is a 1957 14k LeCoultre Master Mariner with a 887 movement.

    Watch in very nice condition: $1,000
    Complete service at a vintage watchmaker: $350
    Croc. strap: $100
    Solid gold buckle for watch band $120

    So, for for less than $1600, I have a solid gold vintage watch that has a lot more going for it (IMHO) than something new, is a conversation piece, and will not lose its value.

    I would check out the vintage section of watchuseek before purchasing anything though.
     


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