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Poor man's watch thread

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

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    Between the eBay and paypal fees the seller would pay approx $320. Deduct that and the price is more in line but still high. He does take offers.....
     

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    St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, so that means it’s definitely time for an orange watch.

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    I just noticed that the dial colors match the dots on the cup, purely accidental but when you have the "gift":cool2:
     

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    I've got both colors covered in the spirit of harmony.:-D

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    Has anyone ever heard of a kind of modular watch? Make it an easily accessible case, and you can swap faces, hands, bezels, and straps fairy easily. Will probably need to be quartz for ease, but could be kinda fun.
     

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    Yes! I remember seeing something like that by Fortis. Let's see... ah here.
    https://wornandwound.com/fortis-flips-fun-fortis-colors/
    Looks like they may be discontinued, actually
     

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    There are a few upstarts offering this. But I forgot their names and they're probably gone now. Eh no there is one ad in IG I forgot the name that's still around.
     

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    I had a ‘Flipper’ watch (made by Fortis) just like those. You popped out the watch from the combined strap/frame/bezel and popped it into another of a different colour. I had several colours. I loved wearing them back when I was in school. The straps and bezels were plastic and not very durable.

    More recently I saw a whole kit on eBay in an attache case with straps in many colours. I was tempted to get it but since my taste in watches has stepped up a notch or two since those days I realised that after the ‘trip down memory lane’ novelty wore off the whole kit would probably sit in the cupboard gathering dust.

    Around that time you could get something similar but probably higher quality in women’s watches which came with a selection of different coloured enamel bezels.
     

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    I've had an itch lately for a pilot watch. I'm curious what brands people would recommend I look at.
     

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    I just purchased a vintage tropic rubber strap with the plan of putting it on a an old Heuer Super Pro I’ve got that I need one more link for it to fit really comfortably. Unfortunately, I mis-remembered the lug width on that one and the strap was too small (it’s 18mm, I needed 20mm).

    No worries, I’m sure I could find something appropriate in the collection to put it on.

    Enter the Heuer Night Diver! I’ve got the original jubilee-style bracelet with the signed clasp for this one and it’s very comfortable but I don’t wear this often because it really needs a new crystal or at least a very good polishing or cleaning as it’s sort of clouded up over the years. The rubber strap looks great on it and it’s very comfy, maybe this will be the catalyst I need to get me to take this one to the watchmaker.

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