Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Masa

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    Today's: Grenen Model #M-44XLUUC. Steel on a natural calf strap.

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    Looks really good [​IMG]
     
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    Poor Man's Watch at the greatest.
    Should I buy? First venture into Automatics.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=390329447009


    IMO you should go for something better. Accuracy is an issue for automatics in general, but for an under $50 Chinese watch I bet accuracy is everything but existent. I of course may be wrong, because I never tried the model you link to.

    Several months ago I bought a Chinese automatic watch for aprox. $150 plus shipping... And it's bleh. I won't repeat.
     
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    [​IMG] Just got this in the mail a couple of days ago. Bought it after seeing it posted earlier in this thread. <3
     
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    I think my favorite part of enjoying cheap watches is the ability to see a watch I like out in the wild and buy something close to it pretty soon after without having to worry about dropping a mortgage payment like some of the guys over in the real watch thread, haha. For example, a week or so ago I had lunch with a friend. He had a black watch with rose gold accents and I thought it was a pretty good look. I found a Grenen that is actually the same model as one I've already got but in the colors I was looking for. Less than 100 bucks later I've got a black watch with rose gold accents on a black NATO with black hardware. [​IMG] Grenen Model M-44XLBRB: [​IMG]
     
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    Back in the day, I bought a Timex similar to the Easy Reader. I never wore it because I could not abide its unnervingly loud ticking. I do not mind hearing a movement, but the Timex was just a harsh sound heartlessly tolling the seconds of eternity.
    My watch for small-timer days is a Timex Easy Reader. I bought it at Target on sale for $23 and replaced the strap with a nice glove leather band for $12. It's beautiful and simple and I like it.

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    Duplicate post.
     
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    I have to recommend Bernhardts. I have a red dial Sea Shark myself. Fred Amos is a hero among the Poor Man's Watch Forum set, who are every bit as insane about watches as SF is about clothes. I got mine off their recommendation and I love it. Fred Amos is a folk hero over there... http://www.bernhardtwatch.com/index.php?id=31
     
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    I heartily concur. You can get a trusty, quality Seiko for about $100 that should serve your purposes well. I own several and always enjoy slipping them on my wrist. Check out watchrecon.com to see what's out there. Timezone.com and watchuseek.com are also a handy place to get suggestions.
    IMO you should go for something better. Accuracy is an issue for automatics in general, but for an under $50 Chinese watch I bet accuracy is everything but existent. I of course may be wrong, because I never tried the model you link to.

    Several months ago I bought a Chinese automatic watch for aprox. $150 plus shipping... And it's bleh. I won't repeat.
     
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    I got a Seiko too. It has been working well for about 9 years now :) Not the most stylish watch but its usable.
     
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    My new Seiko SKX013 should be coming in the mail any day now:

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