Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. stro

    stro Active Member

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    nice mecha-quartz! if only there was an SSB without the date window..
     


  2. McKriss

    McKriss Senior member

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    Yes or no on the strap?

    Tie from here

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  3. RogerP

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    Medwed Senior member

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    Super nice submariner type , but still its own thing. I think I like the design little more than the Rolex. Which model is that?
     




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    I think that strap is perfect with the dial color of the watch.
     


  6. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    @McKriss I think that's perfect: a bit of 70s retro sport feel with the perforations suits the classic chrono, and the light tan makes the dial look really fresh. That is a fine looking combo. My only reservation would be that the light strap looks rather casual with a suit, but as I also wear a chrono with a suit sometimes, I can't throw stones.

    Jazz, I don't think that strap belongs on that watch...too close in colour while a little dissonant in feel with the fancy hide against a bezeled tool diver. Begging for contrast, I feel? Not that you asked, but this is the internet; opinions are everywhere!
     


  7. Jazzmenco

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    I was confused...I guess you're talking about the CWard? That is the strap it came with...knowing me, I am not opposed to changing things...any ideas? I have a navy blue leather Nato that might work. What color contrast would you prefer? Lighter? I have a lot of spare straps and love to experiment.
     


  8. mimo

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    Sorry, first thing in the morning for me! Yeah, you understood me right: for leather a rich tan/brown with some orangey-red tones in it would really make that blue pop. For a NATO...well, you don't need any encouragement to try something loud! Grey with an orange stripe?
     


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    crdb Senior member

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    FWIW my croc straps are my most robust, and accordingly go on the more sporty watches. It's a tough skin - just happens to be overpriced if sourced in the US :p
     


  10. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I found Panatime had some reasonably priced Nile croc.

    And I agree, it can be good stuff: I have a phat 45mm Helson that weighs as much as a small car, and it's on a thick, untapered light brown croc strap with heavy contrast stitching. It works brilliantly as a casual mildly pimpish weekender, I think. It's still not sporty, but for a night out or lazing in the sun it seems to fit the mood as a thick, solid-looking decoration for a watch that's the same.

    But. Apart from the showy nature of the exotic hide, when it's also a sober dark navy blue, subtly stitched, tapered and dainty, I don't think it looks right on a diver. The watch is question is also very colourful so I think it needs a strap that isn't too serious.

    Anyway, strap games are a big part of the PMW fun, aren't they?
     


  11. SJR3

    SJR3 Senior member

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    So my Farer arrived today. :slayer:

    I must admit that between my last post about the watch and this one, I had a bit of buyer's remorse, even before receiving the watch. I contemplated returning it. But once I actually got it, I instantly fell in love. This thing is a work of art. Way more beautiful in person than in pictures.

    This watch is everything I hoped it would be. For me, it's two things in one: the absolute sublime quartz watch AND GMT watch. The style is simple and classic, yet modern. The packaging was superb. And perhaps most importantly, it fits my wrist amazingly. Seriously, I think this watch is ideal in every dimension of size for me: 39.5mm diameter, 10mm depth, 20mm lugs. And incredibly light and comfortable.

    And the movement is almost completely silent (as opposed to my other quartz watch, a very LOUD Timex Weekender) and the tics of the second hand hit their markers pretty much exactly. I wouldn't expect anything less from a $500+ quartz, watch, but this was something I was worried about.

    Anyway, a quick and dirty pic on the wrist:

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    I haven't actually set the watch accurately yet. Strangely, the watch arrived set to my local time within a minute, but the GMT hand is way off. Will fix tomorrow.
     


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