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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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    I just purchased this in a Short length from Watch Prince:

    http://www.thewatchprince.com/Hadley-Roma-Oil-Tan-Leather-Dark-Brown-20mm

    They even sell a Rose Gold Deployment clasp which I picked up as well. Should look nice with the DW

    And yes, there are leather NATO bands, I owned one for a short while then immediately sold it. I find they are just too thick, and raise the watch quite a bit. Would probably look odd with such a thin watch. This seems to be the general consensus with leather NATO bands AFAIK.
     
  2. mr.orange

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    +1
     
  3. greekgeek

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    I think it is the picture, case is only 29mm? Here it is again as SKP361. [​IMG]
     
  4. Thrifter

    Thrifter Senior member

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    My Parnis. Swapped the band for another eBay band. The movement is definitely not quiet but it doesn't bother me much.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

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    Have you checked out the Luminox Navy Seal Colormark series? They make a blacked-out one looks like this:

    [​IMG]

    It's a bit over 200 bucks, but you can generally find them for roughly 300. I have the same watch in orange and I love it. It is light, virtually indestructible and pretty good looking.
     
  6. Ace_Face

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    It might just be me, but it seems kind of incongruous to put a bulky Nato strap with a thin watch like the DW. I think NATOs look better on divers. But maybe if you want that look, but a bit thinner, go with the RAF strap. I got mine here:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAF-MILITAR...t=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item5f7827e8b2
     
  7. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    at the moment, i dont own a watch, i think it makes my hands look girly! however, if i can find a strap like this one, i will buy any watch that fits!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Reevolving

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    Yes, b/c watches that aren't $5000 are so damn loud,
    you just can't get any work done !
     
  9. Achilles_

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    To be honest the sound bothers me....
     
  10. Thrifter

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    It sounds like a marble spinning in a roulette wheel. My 40 year old Seiko automatic is completely silent. I've never even held a $5k watch so I have no idea.
     
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  12. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    Bulky NATO strap?:uhoh: All of my NATO Straps are very thin; thinner than my leather bands
     
  13. otc

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    a true nato strap puts *two* layers of material underneath the watch. A leather strap may be thicker in the strap part, but it won't push the watch out any further.

    you could get one like this:
    [​IMG] which is both thinner than a leather strap and doesn't put material under the watch (but you lose the feature of having the watch stay on your wrist if you break a pin)
     
  14. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I like the look for a sport watch but if you get an iffy feeling about it don't buy it. I like to be sure and there are a lot of watches out there.

    Green Nato would look great as well. Also a thicker tan leather strap with white stitching might look good.
     
  15. Ace_Face

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    Thought I was going to have a nice addition to my poor man's watch collection when I spied an Omega in the display case at my local thrift. Alas, I could tell as soon as I picked it up that it was a fake. Oh well.
     
  16. Pieceofsand

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    Parnis watches are all over 40mm in diameter. Some are up to 47mm which is too large for my thin wrist.

    How does this particular watch fit your wrist may I ask? Some 43mm 44mm may be acceptable for my wrist and I like their watches.
     
  17. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    1963 I love reposting this photo.

    [​IMG]
    My Seiko, which is in need of a new band.\
     
  18. Thrifter

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    The edges of the face do not go past the edges of my wrist (and my wrists are thin). My only comment is that it seems a touch tall. But you get used to it quickly.
     
  19. Pieceofsand

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    I see, and that is very interesting. I thought people that own Parnis automatically have a thick wrist. Would you happen to have a photo of the actual fitment of the Parnis on your wrist? I am curious and now wanting to buy one.
     
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