Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. LeeReynolds

    LeeReynolds Active Member

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  2. LeeReynolds

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    I picked up a Rotary Kensington from Ivory Trunk for $80

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    I've been trying to find information on what movement it uses, but without any real success. I do know that it runs at28,800 bph. Looks like a sea-gull movement, but looks can be deceiving.

    In any case I've had it for about a month now. It looks good and keeps good time.
     


  3. justinsmnz

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    I picked it up as a one-off on ebay. I haven't seen any others like it online, to be honest. I'll definitely keep an eye out for you though.
     


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    I was thinking of getting one with an olive nato strap.
     


  5. hatguy

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    That seiko looks great. Anyone know where else I can get this watch? It's no longer listed on Seiya Japan's site. Thanks,
     


  6. coreyaugustus

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    That is a handsome watch. Simple but elegant.
     


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    Thanks. I think you have to cruise Ebay for this model now as I believe it's no longer produced. There's some similar ones on Seiya I think, but not with the bevelled crystal. The crystal's cool but it requires a decent amount of sleeve room.
     


  8. hatguy

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    Thanks Kobalto. The similar ones on Seiya's site have a radial pattern on the face and I prefer the clean face of yours.
    Will definitely keep an eye out for one on eBay.
     


  9. brokeassp

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    anyone got a pic comparison of a tissot le locle to say another watch like a gsar or a hammy khaki field or even a monster? just wanna gauge its lug to lug length
     
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  10. Christopher Essex

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    I don't think this is necessarily the correct thread for this, but I saw this the other day in a local department store and couldn't resist posting it:

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    65mm!!!

    Note: I would not purchase this watch in a million years.
     


  11. obiter dictum

    obiter dictum Senior member

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    I wonder if the design team behind that just sat down and said "Okay guys, let's make the ugliest watch ever. Any ideas?".
     


  12. Christopher Essex

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    Don't forget: 'Ugliest AND biggest - with multiple clocks, both digital and analog'.
     


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    65mm?! Thats almost as the palm of my hand. Might as well hang it on my wall (except its awful looking so I wouldn't even do that)
     


  14. Christopher Essex

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    I saw it IRL - it's huge!
     


  15. ArliHawk`

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    And with 65 mm, the big watch fad has truly jumped the shark!
     


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