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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Well done.
     
  2. 46n2

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    Thanks Rooster --I got this one the other day. It's a winder with 1 jewel ! $8 also Anyone heard of this brand -Evans ?

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  3. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    There are a couple in one my books. Probably 1940ish. Probably worth $100 or so in Mint.

    No idea who made them.
     
  4. 46n2

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    Really ?? 1940ish? Sweeet [​IMG]
     
  5. Cantabrigian

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    Picking up a Vanda order (I miss having a doorman) with SKX007 - the platonic form of a beater watch.
     
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  6. Madelocal

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    Looking at selling my (basically brand new) Tsovet LX73 with Black case/dial, brown strap.

    Also considering selling my MINT, recently serviced Omega Speedmaster Automatic.

    PM me if you're interested in either.
     
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    X-post from Watch P0rn thread...

    Smalltimer watch for a casual Tuesday of client meetings and general tedium.

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  10. bydandie

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    Hmm, so you feel that Swiss Made is better than the watches that are made in Germany (especially given that the requirements for 'Swiss Made' are quite low indeed)? Also, given that you can change a bridge and qualify as 'in-house' then that really means nothing either. Also, few watch companies have the true claim to their history (did you know that Breitling in it's current form is only about 30 years old, and that Sinn and Ollech and Wajs make Breitling Navitimers without the label legally?). The best watch is one that makes you smile and fits in with your lifestyle, I seriously doubt that a Speedie Pro that has a WR of 30m is a good entry-level watch! YMMV
     
  11. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for an affordable alternative ($300 max) to the Mougin and Picard cream watch sold by J Crew (http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/ingoodcompany/MouginPiquard/PRDOVR~73045/73045.jsp) or the old Christopher Ward C5 Aviator (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z217/johnhastings/DSC_1613watch.jpg).

    So far I've dug up the Seiko 5, which is a bit too "beige" for my tastes, and a TAO International (http://store.taowatch.us/TAO-053YD.aspx).

    Any others that you can think of? I particularly like the double dial, triangle at the 12 o'clock mark, and cream face...
     
  12. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Check Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Aeromatic-1912-Aviator-Watch-Instrument/dp/B004W4VF22/ref=pd_sbs_watch_21

    http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-H64611555-Khaki-Pilot-Silver/dp/B0038YY96Q/ref=pd_sbs_watch_26

    http://www.amazon.com/Aristo-3H80-Quartz-Pilots-Sandblasted/dp/B002U0JL58/ref=pd_sbs_watch_4

    http://www.amazon.com/Messerschmitt...r_1_6?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1337745218&sr=1-6
     
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    Got my Orient Planet Orient off WUS. Couldn't be stoked-er ! [​IMG]
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    I'd also look at the Speedbird Ivory dial, by Timefactors.
     
  16. 68stang

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    I am recently married and my wife gave this to me as a gift on our wedding day. It is very cool vintage Vulcain 17 jewel automatic. I am thinking 1950's... I wear it almost every day to work now and love everything about it...the slightly scrtched crystal, the croc embossed Girard-Perregaux band, the gold tone face, and the retro style date window. Anyways, I thougt I would share since you can pick these up for well under $500.

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  17. 68stang

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    I also recently wanted a dive style watch. I am of course a fan of the sub but also really like the Omega Seamaster PO. I thought this citizen fit my need on a budget. It is 300m with ceramic bezel and although not an auto it does have a leg up on a regular quartz since it is eco drive. I really like it so far. List price was $460 and I paid in the mid $200 range. I still want an Orent Ray or Mako in blue. I may treat myself some day to an Omega (speedmaster or seamaster) but for now these should hold me over.

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  18. Cant kill da Rooster

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    You can probably buff out that scratch in the crystal quite easily. I mean, unless you love it.
     
  19. 68stang

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    True. I might try to buff it out. On the other hand I know it sounds strange but I always thought a few slight scratches on a vintage watch or even a moon watch gave them some character. I fell in love with the look of a vintage watch when the owner of a clothing boutique I worked in had a mid 40's Rolex bubble back. It was very small compared to new styles but elegant and unique.
     
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    how much should I be looking to pay for a Seiko sk007?

    and what are your thoughts on these retro casio's? I really like em', but silver or gold? does anyone find it tacky to wear a gold plated watch? I feel like people will think I'm trying to hard to be ballin'

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