Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.
Hi all, long time lurker here. At a lot of posters' recommendations, I started looking for an affordable automatic in the Seiko5. What do you guys think of this one?
^ I don't really like black dials. Consider something that looks more traditional.
Are white dials generally understood to be more dressy and formal, while black dials are considered more sporty?
What is the model number of this seiko? I like the look of it a lot.
How do you change strap? I got the 241LSLT, and my springbars are stucked.
The model number is SNKJ15K1. As far as I can tell it's a grey market/Asia market so it's not available through normal US channels.
Great watch, but at $1,000+ I wouldn't call it a "poor man's watch."
The only Omega worth owning is the speedmaster pro. Lots of history and engineering, and a style that transends fashion.
If youre really keen on getting a proper watch, dont spend less than $1500, there not much difference in a $100 and a $1000, apart from marketing. And never by gimic brands like bell and ross e.g. an off the shelf movement in a cheap case.
The speedy pro was my first real watch and you cant go wrong with it as a entry into the world of real watches.
They both look great. Makes me think I may need to add a Stowa to my collection in the future.
Yes, white dials are the most formal, however, a simple thinner watch less than 40mm is always more formal than a thicker chunkier watch, in black or white or a shade in between. Colored dials are always informal. IMO
Edit: for techn problem with post
Here is my Parnis next to my Jazzmaster. I love everything about it so far, except for the whirring sound the rotating piece in the back of the watch makes. I hope it doesn't turn into a deal breaker
I will update on how accurate it is time wise later today or tomorrow.
I've got my eye on that Parnis. I would swap out the band for brown calf though.
This is precisely what I did. Or at least, I eBay'ed a Parnis (slightly different from this one) and a brown band...will post once the two pieces are united.
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