Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. B|aze

    B|aze Senior member

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    On what basis do you say that a sea-gull movement shouldn't last more than a few years?
     


  2. caseyfud

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    Not quite - it's the Timex Weekender, which looks very similar and is about 1/4 the price.
     


  3. cioni2k

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    Then that's the smart move for sure. I'm not a fan of how J Crew marked up a Timex watch so much.
     


  4. rohde88

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    My humble Seiko on SEL oyster bracelet[ATTACHMENT=1135]photo(13).JPG (882k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT]
     


  5. imwithtuxedo

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  6. Sander

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    That looks really great; can you tell us how loud it ticks? I had a Timex once that was just obnoxiously loud.

    Also, a lume shot would be greatly appreciated.
     


  7. Sander

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    to be honest i havent even worn it yet lol

    here is a lume shot i did

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  9. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Thanks a lot. Just ordered the watch. 22€ through amazon.com. The folks at watchuseek say that the ticking is noticeable when you're alone, so I guess it's as loud as the other Timex watch I have - which does bother me, but it just looks too good.

    My current beater:

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  10. AndyMG

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    I've just taken delivery of a Uniform Wares 200 series. Never seen it in the flesh before ordering. I have to say i'm pretty impressed. It has a nice 'chunky' feel to it without feeling overly large and the quality is great.

    £225 including VAT and UK delivery


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    You'll have to excuse the poor iPhone photographs. Below is an official one from the website which shows it off far better.

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  11. McBindle

    McBindle Well-Known Member

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    Here is my 1927 Bulova, Nickel plated (I think) case, champagne face, cobalt hands, and sweeping second hand. Please click on image for larger image and better detail.
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  12. davesmith

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  13. ethanm

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    I really like the vintage Bulovas. Nice, American made watches.
     


  14. Metlin

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    Depends on the movement. The more complicated Seagull movements, even ones such as the ST-19 movement used in the Seagull 1963, are known to have problems, and I had the misfortune of discovering this first hand.
     


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    The crystal face on my Parnis just spontaneously cracked. :fu:
     


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