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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Dandy_dapper

    Dandy_dapper Senior Member

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    Dear Gentelmen,

    I am poor at my pocket but rich in my heart.

    From a recent time ago I use to look at this forum and this theard trying to hunt my first watch (but my second love) for my right hand.
    Like I said I cannot afford the longiness I use to watch at the shopfront but I still remain a few aspirations, for sure automatic no matter if it is as simple as me.

    Any valuable recommendation?

    Some expensive examples: (sorry about the size photos)
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  2. Lumaca

    Lumaca Well-Known Member

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    1. I don't think any of these is under $1000
    2. What are you looking for? The watches you posted were very diverse to say the least. Do you want a sports chronograph? A pure dress watch? Maybe if you posted the longines that was your dream watch it would ne easier to make a suggestion?
     

  3. Dandy_dapper

    Dandy_dapper Senior Member

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    Yeah, you're right. They were too diverse, I want to show different options about what I could want. For me a chrono will be perfect but they use to be more expensive, so this is why I understand that a pure dress watch will be fine. The examples were to expensive but I dont want to pay that much, under 250 it´s my idea. I´d prefer a good & simple watch than a pretentious one; with blue, black or white dial doesnt matter.
    So many thanks!
     

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    Lumaca Well-Known Member

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    I agree, orient bambino is pretty much your best bet.
     

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    Where are you based? There are plenty of independent Chinese makers if you by chance have access.
     

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    When I needed a cheap watch I chose Timex because it's more than an unexpensive timepiece: it's actually a piece of American history.
    It's more than 150 years old and the founder of the factory had this precise aim: to offer Americans a good and affordable watch.
    I'm happy to know that what I wear has an history - non matter how much it costs.

    Full disclosure: I cannot afford a really expensive watch and I'm not dismissing other brands: simply, Timex watches had to my eyes the appeal of an history.
     

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    History is a part of why I find Seiko so appealing, so I get where you're coming from.
     

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    Thank you all, I think you find the better answer for me.
    Very grateful.
     

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    Here’s a better pic (brown more true to color):

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    I didn't know about Seiko (my fault) and after reading your post I did some research. They have a good story indeed. Thank you for pointing this out! :cheers:
     

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    Thanks for posting the more clear photo.

    In my opinion the black shell is definitely more fitting to the dial color and minimal design. The brown looks out of place, to me.
     

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    Ok next decision. Thinking about putting my SARB033 on a brown shell strap. Firstly, would love to get some thoughts from you guys on that idea. And if I do put it on brown shell, should I go with a padded or flat strap?

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