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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Senior Member

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    Two years old Timex ... 99,90 euros of sturdy reliability - and quite smart too!
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    Very nice! Can you provide the style number?
     

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    Latest addition, a lot of bang for the buck here.

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    @Stinson and @mosy thank you! Tonight I'll check in the box and then duly report.
     

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    My mechanical Khaki quickly became one of my favorite watches. It made me wonder why I waited as long as I did to buy it...
     

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    Same here, it's a great piece.
     

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    Black or brown strap? (In the pic, the brown strap is shell and the black is calf. However if I end up going with black I will get it in shell - in case that factors in to your opinion.)

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    Sò più de eà che de qua.

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    Totally subjective choice, but imo:
    While the blue face might seem more casual, I think the dark midnight blue color and the straight lugs (both very nice) lend a more formal aspect to the watch, so I think a more formal strap might work better, but for some reason the smooth brown shell seems a bit dull there.

    So, maybe dark brown alligator/croc/lizard or else black shell as you are thinking?

    My own vote would be for a nice rich dark brown. But I never wear black shoes/belts/accessories in general.
     

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    Thanks for your input. Two things to consider:
    1. The overall aesthetic of this watch is quite minimalist. This is why I thought smooth shell would be best, in either black or brown.
    2. The brown is a bit darker in real life than it appears in the photo.
     
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    Thanks! Agreed, it is.
     

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    Yes, it is indeed minimalist. It impossible to say one or the other then; they (the straps) are just so inherently different, even if the material is exactly the same. Also, the lighting on the photo is not equally balanced between the brown and black, which makes a comparison even more difficult.

    That said, reading your comments and looking and thinking on it more, I have changed my opinion: if I had to choose between two shell straps, from that image I would say the black is the more appropriate strap, because it is strong but simple enough to balance the dial and polished case/markers. The brown seems a bit too "off" in those regards.

    In other words I think the brown could compete with the watch, and look odd, mis-matched, depending on the exact color, whereas the black will certainly elegantly exalt it, period.
     

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    @mosy box inspection gave no results ... I just know that my watch belongs to the "Waterbury Collection".
    Anyway I did some research, and you may find a watch like mine on Timex's Italian site : here.
    The site allows you to customize your watch by choosing dial, case finishing, bracelet/strap etc.. I myself didn't know this was possible!
    For further info here's a photo of the back of my watch
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    On the lower quadrant there are four rows of letters/numbers, respectively:

    TW2P84500
    CR 2016 (I guess it's the year of manifacture)
    N
    25

    Hope this helps!
     

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    Looks better with brown strap but beautiful watch in anycase
     

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