Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. NiceGuyTom

    NiceGuyTom Well-Known Member

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    It seems that Sea-Gull is a lot like Seiko in this; they have widely disparate lines at applicable price points. I got my M182SK when the price from Kevin was $185, and I paid $90 shipped from the 'bay.

    The tourbillons are in the $6K range, and all I can suggest is to keep Googling and searching on ebay. Maybe something will turn up.

    Dunno about quality / cost for them. The skeleton is just a ridiculously lot of watch for the money, even at full retail.
     
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    British Horological Institute, LiaoNing movement, assembled in UK I think...

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    Seems to be the cheapest I can find for a proper tourbillon.

    Should really join No Purchase club for a few months to get one of those...

    Their main site states it can take up to 3 months until delivery. I guess they sound like they order the parts in once you make your order...
     
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    Cool! Not a terrible price at all considering its a tourb. Looks nice
     


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    Any recs for a cheap DLC diver? I want a beater to wear in the gym/swimming that doesn't look like total trash... Are the Orient Ray Raven's DLC?
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    I was about to buy a Bremont U2 DLC when I came to my senses and remembered I was looking for a total beater - stupid desire creep.
     


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    I've heard good things about Orient. Tempted to buy that model in a lighter stainless steel color, but they might lock me up or take away my credit card after all the watches I've purchased recently
     


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    justinkapur Senior member

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    Gents here is my newest addition to the accessories in my wardrobe.

    Just some background, I have been wanting this watch for close to 2 years and told myself when I get promoted I will buy it. Got promoted in September and finally was able to purchase it today :slayer:

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    Thanks!
     


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    well done sir... congrats on the promotion.
     
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    For the very poor man. Timex for $30 from Target.
     


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    Rockin the rose gold Parnis watch today...
     


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    My Parnis with a nato. I get compliments often on this piece. Ebay for $100 and strap for $14

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    I like both Parnis's shown quite a bit. Bought my brother a 42mm Parnis for xmas that looks very similar to yours NiceGuyTom, but its stainless steel with a single crown. He absolutely loves it and gets compliments on it. I am a fan, but wish they would make some smaller-faced watches. For me 40mm is the sweet spot (I have small wrists but like a larger watch), but 42-43+ for me is just too large. Oh well, I guess thats why we have Sea-Gull on the other end of the Chinese Watch spectrum!
     


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    Im re-reading this thread and taking a closer look here... those BHI watches are really pretty spectacular. I'm quickly falling in love with that 151. $800 USD for a proper Tourbillon is pretty unbelievable. Does anyone know if US customers can knock off VAT? Or if they charge upfront or at time of shipment (much like Stowa did with my watch after 3-4 months)?

    Edit: Just emailed. We shall see.
     
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    There was a great post about larger watch sizes on smaller wrists and how it doesn't matter as much. The reason being that it may look big when directly looked at on the wrist but if you look at it as a whole and in comparison to your body it looks fine. For instance that Parnis above is a 44 mm and my wrist is like 6.8 inches. It looks big in that pic because you just see my wrist but when you look at it on me when looking at me as a whole it works.

    Best advice is to try on a watch and see yourself in a full length mirror. But you're right that they can get too big... That 44 on me is borderline.
     
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