Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. bmms8

    bmms8 Active Member

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    Yea it is not bad for $60. Automatic movement is pretty good at 21600 bph. my wrist is about 6.25 inches. definitely a little too big but i wear it as a beater.
     


  2. rohde88

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    I'm wearing the exact same watch today. It doesn't wear big at all, maybe a little thick.

    bmms8, does your power reserve ever go above 40? mine seems to top out there...
     


  3. I Like Turtles

    I Like Turtles Senior member

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    Is the Parnis or Seagull 1963 waterproof? Like could I wear it in the shower or the ocean (not deep diving)?
     


  4. bmms8

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    Yes mine also tops out at 40. iirc, that is what the watch is supposed to do.


    i am wondering the same thing, i have not tried showering with it on. information on the watches are a little scarce.
     


  5. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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  6. mr.orange

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  7. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    very nice. details?
     


  8. Achilles_

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    Seiko "Blue Spark"

    Discontinued and almost impossible to find.
     


  9. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    Shoot. The Seiko website is a pain in the ass to navigate. Do you know if they make something similiar? I would like to find a white faced quartz with a leather strap (preferrebaly black but brown is alright too).
     


  10. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    But that was a automatic watch with blue hands. Do you just want a regular white faced/leather strap watch?

    Edit: Did you try http://www.seiyajapan.com/
    This is where the nice Seiko watches are (unless you want quartz)
     
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  11. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    yep that's what I meant :embar:
    Tried the link, didn't find what I was looking for. The hunt for the watch begins.
     


  12. Grayland

    Grayland Senior member

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    That looks great with that strap. I have the same watch but with a black strap. Mine looks nice, but yours looks better. Time for a new strap!
     
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  13. Pieceofsand

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    How much was that Blue Spark retail?
     


  14. Grayland

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    I think it was about $330. They had a shell cordovan band version for a bit more.
     


  15. I Like Turtles

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    I asked a few ebay sellers about both watches, they said they weren't waterproof. So for me, both of them are out of the mix.
     


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