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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Chico2007

    Chico2007 Senior member

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    Is that a picture of your actual watch? That photo is better than the photos on their website. I really like that model (despite the horrid hyphenation).
     
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    I like this a lot! What's the retail on this piece?
     
  4. SD1

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    Thanks! I don't know it was a gift.
    EDIT: Here's the model number(?) from the back (if it helps) 26588BR


    Thank you
     
  5. Hadrian

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    I like this a lot! What's the retail on this piece?

    +1.

    £110.00 before shipping on Amazon.

    Same brand, different style:

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    Cheers guys! Both styles are great...it's be hard to choose one over the other [​IMG]
     
  8. millemots

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    I was just looking at that model online this evening. My wife thinks it's hideous. I was set on a vintage Omega Speedmaster, but I've seen some very nice looking Seikos. The Blue Spark that someone else posted is stellar; would love to be able to find one of those for sale.
     
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    Chinese made. Nice watch. I have been considering getting one.
     
  10. Rugger

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    Where did you order?
     
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    Some thoughts:

    1.) Fake Tourbillon's look terrible, I'm not sure why some of these companies clutter up what is otherwise an attractive affordable automatic watch with a fake tourbillon.

    2.) Vintage restored is definitely the way to go if you don't mind spending the time.

    3.) These Seiko Automatics look really good for the money, I can't believe I don't own one.



    I have a Tag F1 Chrono as my daily. I just got it back from Tag Factory Resto, as it flooded when I was in a POOL. Lame.

    Good thing I got it for free, lol. Company gimme from a merger.


    I like watches too much and so I try to avoid looking at them, posting about them, or entertaining their purchase. I don't want to wake up next to a Ulysse Nardin and a credit card bill like a bad one night stand.
     
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    Some thoughts:

    1.) Fake Tourbillon's look terrible, I'm not sure why some of these companies clutter up what is otherwise an attractive affordable automatic watch with a fake tourbillon.


    What on earth is a fake tourbillon? Are you confusing open hearts with a tourbillon?
     
  14. Felix Krull

    Felix Krull Senior member

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    Seiko is the Allen Edmonds of watches. I wear both.
     
  15. cfull

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    TAG is not a poor man's watch [​IMG]

    At least a Carrera isn't.
     
  16. kev777

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    Where did you order?

    Ordered mine off ebay still waiting delivery. (Seemingly quite a decent movement)

    I'll let you know.
     
  17. discreteuniverse

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    Just picked this one up from the UK:

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  18. justdoit

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    I really like those gant watches but can't seem to find them anywhere in the us, anyone know how i could get one of them? I tried ordering from the uk amazon site but they wont ship to the us, any ideas?
     
  19. NORE

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    Some nice looking stuff on that manbush site. Anyone speak to the longevity/quality of those pieces?
     
  20. arirang

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    I'm liking some of the Seikos posted previously, but somehow the Seikos I see in my local stores are never as nice as the ones you guys post in this thread and others like it.

    At any rate, this thread has got me pumped to visit Wako in the Ginza where I can finally see some of these poor-man's Seiko beauties in person!
     

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