Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    Unless those are replicas, which I doubt, this is not the thread for them. Rolex and IWC do not qualify as poor man's watches unless your idea of poor is living in a half a million dollar house instead of a million dollar one. They are beautiful.
     


  2. justinsmnz

    justinsmnz Senior member

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    It's actually a gunmetal with a slight brownish hue. I expected it to be near black when I ordered it, but I was pleasantly surprised when it came in the lighter color.
     


  3. upsilon905

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    Looks a little too bulky IMO
     


  4. lamergod

    lamergod Senior member

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    Just got my Daniel Wellington watch about an hour ago. Absolutely pleased with it. The colour comes of a bit more golden than the picture shows. So if you are not into gold watch then move on. I didn't expect it to be so gold but it looks pretty good in real life.

    One nit-pick I would have is that the nato strap is quite long so there's a lot of materials when I wear it on my scrawny wrist. I got to fold the ends and stuff in the the holding thingy of the strap.

    As per another SFer request, here are some pictures of the watch.

    I've got a pretty small wrist so for those who are afraid they are too big, use mine as a guide.

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    The face has a bit of a more pinkish gold hue.
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    Nato strap. Love it.
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    Pardon the clothes. Too lazy to change since I just got home from exams.
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  5. tomee

    tomee Senior member

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    anyone recommend an all black watch (case, band and dial) thats swiss made for under $200?
     


  6. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    Nice pics lamergod. I'm enjoying my DW watch too. Currently looking for a calfskin dark brown band in Short length for it with not much luck.
     


  7. truevision

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    found one of dad's old watches, put a new battery and nice brown leather strap on it.
     


  8. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Nato straps are supposed to be long. They fold back through the keeper loop pieces.

    There are shorter straps out there made of the same materials, but the true nato band has a very wide range.
     


  9. lamergod

    lamergod Senior member

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    Yes. I'm looking for a brown leather strap for it as well. Is there any nato like bands that are leather. From my findings Nato only has nylon straps. I've seen some leather ones but they cost more than the watch.

    Guess I'm doing it right then. May I know what is the purpose of it? I know it was used in WWII but kinds of makes no sense.
     


  10. Van Veen

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    It's long so it can be worn over a sleeve. Also, I'm pretty sure they weren't used in WWII.
     


  11. cioni2k

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    I just purchased this in a Short length from Watch Prince:

    http://www.thewatchprince.com/Hadley-Roma-Oil-Tan-Leather-Dark-Brown-20mm

    They even sell a Rose Gold Deployment clasp which I picked up as well. Should look nice with the DW

    And yes, there are leather NATO bands, I owned one for a short while then immediately sold it. I find they are just too thick, and raise the watch quite a bit. Would probably look odd with such a thin watch. This seems to be the general consensus with leather NATO bands AFAIK.
     


  12. mr.orange

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    +1
     


  13. greekgeek

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    I think it is the picture, case is only 29mm? Here it is again as SKP361. [​IMG]
     


  14. Thrifter

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    My Parnis. Swapped the band for another eBay band. The movement is definitely not quiet but it doesn't bother me much.
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  15. PeterMetro

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    Have you checked out the Luminox Navy Seal Colormark series? They make a blacked-out one looks like this:

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    It's a bit over 200 bucks, but you can generally find them for roughly 300. I have the same watch in orange and I love it. It is light, virtually indestructible and pretty good looking.
     


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