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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. shorts17

    shorts17 Active Member

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    Big fan of poor man watch!

    Defo go for Fossil or Kenneth Cole...i like to pair my Casio as well with a suit to be honest! I
     

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    Yeah the only reason I still lean toward the first is the black pvd coating on the watch itself, but it's a tough choice b cause the steel bracelet is probably a $100 value if not more...
     

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    This is the favorite watch i have ever owned. It keeps good time, too.

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    I'm thinking of getting a Daniel Wellington this week.
     

  5. furo

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    Here is another contender below, same movement ETA 2897, and still under $600... thoughts? I will put all 3 below:

    This VSA does not have a screw-down crown which kind of stinks (Mido watches have the screw-down crown)
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    Such pretty watches. I was put off when mine arrived that it didn’t tick and had no second hand. I’m used to my Timexes and wasn’t even sure the DW was functioning!
     

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    Why not. If you like the look, and is comfortable living with the fact that you are of course getting overcharged for a quartz based watch then there is no problem with DW at all - they are pretty.

    If you want true value for money without blowing the bank then i would recommend Seiko as they have a alot of good looking automatics. Their Seiko 5 line is a good place to start.
     
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  8. rubykris

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    Nice advice, Seiko 5 Sports looks like a good choice not to miss.
     

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    Any Citizen Astrodea or equivalent owners on this thread?
     

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    It really is. But it would be completely understandable if you went with a CW - again, they are good looking watches and that exact look is very popular.
     

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    I ran across this interesting watch, anybody familiar with this brand?
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    I do not know the brand, but I love the styling!
     

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    Certainly caught my eye and it's in the poor mans budget. Appears to be made in Poland with Japanese movement. Interesting
     

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    According to a quick read through various other fora: MTO in batches, made/assembled in China, QC'ed in Poland (after the second generation of the chronograph was QC'ed in China and had a lot of duds). You're paying a small premium for the design and taste of the Poles behind the project and will presumably wait a few months to get hold of one after paying your deposit.

    I wish the dress watch from the collection was thinner and smaller because it is a lovely design.
     
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