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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. justinsmnz

    justinsmnz Senior Member

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    Though I'm not sure about their actual reasoning for it, it could simply be because Skagen saw more opportunity in the market for their slim-line watches that no other company was taking advantage of and wanted to expand business into other, lower priced distribution points without watering down the Skagen brand as a whole.

    It's almost as if they wanted a way to continue selling these watches:
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    While repositioning the Skagen brand with watches like this:
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    Either way, I'm not complaining. They're fantastic sub-$100 watches, and with 50% off it's hard not to buy every one just because.
     
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  2. Hayward

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    That looks like a gem, I searched Radio Room clock on ebay but only found a few and they are heavily tarnished.
     


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    I have a similar watch but with a white face. For $55, it's a good deal for a beater watch. Not sure why everyone else said pass on it. If you go to Overstock.com, they have tons of discounted Seikos there.
     
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  5. Reevolving

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    They said pass b/c it's not a logo whore status item.
    It's just a well priced functional machine.
     


  6. ryoneo

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    Seikos are way better than some of the stuff posted above. Not to mention better movement.
     


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    Agree. I paid $56 for my SNK809 on amazon a month or two ago, and I love it to death. Display back, great style, keeps time like a quartz, and an iconic cheapo like OPs above. There's no reason to buy junk when these are always available.
     
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  8. VLSI

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    Picked up a timex weekender for $24 shipped. Not a bad deal for a decent looking beater watch :nodding:
     


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    Nice! Where did you find that deal?
     


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  12. tv2177

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    i think someone had purchased it a few pages back
     


  13. TimNguyen

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    Doubel post delete please.
     
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    I think Parnis are not worth it. I had one that just stopped moving, my father had one where the lens just cracked.

    Sure, they were replaced but still.

    First thing I did with my Seiko was throw it down the stairs last christmas; works just fine.

    The problem with Seiko is, that the dials are not always as nicely designed as I would like. Why don't they reissue something like the blue spark?
     
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    :butbut:..........:laugh:
     
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