Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. jawboneofa

    jawboneofa Senior member

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    ^^ Several guys who are a lot more knowledgeable about watches than I am have commented a few pages ago on the quality of Parnis. I can tell you that I have to wind it manually after a couple of days, though it seems to have a movement that winds the watch when I move around (not sure if that's a good use of the term "movement"). It seems to keep decent time, too. Apparently some of them are Seagull movements, some aren't. I couldn't tell you why one is better than the other, but the consensus seems to be that Seagull=better.
     
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    Any mechanism that makes a watch tick is called a movement; this includes quartz, manual (hand wind), and automatic (which uses a rotor to wind the watch with motion). The guts of a digital watch are called modules. If you can wind the watch by shaking it it is automatic otherwise it is manual. Seagull movements are OK for what they are but I would not expect them to last for more than a few years if that.
     
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    I like the first one
     
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    Kai Senior member

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    A couple of reasonably priced watches to add to the thread:

    I bought one of these for my son. I liked it so much that I ended up buying one for myself too. (Seiko model SNP005P $350 on Amazon.)

    It's got the Seiko Kinetic automatic/quartz movement that recharges when you move, sort of a mix of a mechanical automatic movement and a quartz movement. I got it for my son in part because it has a perpetual calendar, so he doesn't have to worry about setting it or messing with it once it's been set.

    I've been wearing it a lot.

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    This is the second Seiko I've owned. The other one is a Seiko Alpinist, which has a traditional mechanical automatic movement.

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    Big fan of the Seiko Alpinist
     
  8. jawboneofa

    jawboneofa Senior member

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    I got mine here. The leather seems pretty nice...nothing like that horween NATO you can get at Leffot, but it's going on a Parnis. The one thing I did struggle with was getting the strap under the pins. Between the leather's thickness and Parnis' short lugs, the strap barely cleared the pin holes. Even so, I had to force the pins back on, and think I may have bent them in doing so. Oh well. I'm not changing the strap out and they don't seem in danger of breaking. You just might want to know before you purchase the same strap.
     
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    After seeing this post, I went on the hunt for this Timex watch. I was not able to find the exact watch but I got close. I walked into a random watch repair shop and what was sitting there on the shelf... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    gonna post here before making a separate thread about this...
    i am about to buy a baume & mercier classima executive automatic model 8591
    42mm face with very clean chronograph dials
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/coaspak/4507227596/

    http://www.jomashop.com/baume-mercier-8591.html

    beautiful watch
    tried it on in store last weekend and i'm pretty set on getting it now

    i know i know... "it's not a poor man's watch" someone might say...
    but i have an opportunity to buy it used from a friend (less than 6 months old with box and papers) for a great price
    way under $2k so i think it qualifies to be in this thread

    just wanted some opinions on the watch
    and also where are some good forums to check for used watch prices?
    i just looked on timezone and watchuseek and another ... and only saw like 2 old listings for this watch
     
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    Fifty bucks?
     
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    justchillaxing Well-Known Member

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    anyone know where i can get a nato strap in this colorway. looking for something similar to maratac- quality-wise, or meets MoD specs, at least heat welded and not stitched.
     
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    A true poor man's watch....

    What is the style number of this watch? ....and is the dial white or cream?
     
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    Could be wrong but that looks like the Timex that's offered through J Crew
     

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