Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. facet

    facet Senior member

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    Thanks.
     
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    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?

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    ^ I don't really like black dials. Consider something that looks more traditional.
     
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    Are white dials generally understood to be more dressy and formal, while black dials are considered more sporty?
     
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    What is the model number of this seiko? I like the look of it a lot.
     
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    How do you change strap? I got the 241LSLT, and my springbars are stucked.
     
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    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.
     
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    Great watch, but at $1,000+ I wouldn't call it a "poor man's watch."
     
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    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.
     
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    They both look great. Makes me think I may need to add a Stowa to my collection in the future.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    I've got my eye on that Parnis. I would swap out the band for brown calf though.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    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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