Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. hyakku

    hyakku Senior member

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    Wondering if anyone here could ID this older Seiko for me? Didn't really plan on buying a watch for a while until I could get a decent first one, but saw this out for cheap because it needed to be repaired and picked it up for like $15.


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  2. Reevolving

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  5. Douglas

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    nice seamaster, looks great, hope it's legit.
     


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  7. Douglas

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    yeah, i'm aware of the Omega database. It's very handy.

    Problem with fleaBay Omegas is many won't show you the case back inside or the movement where you can see the number. It's been a while since I was shopping for vintage Omegas (I learned all this the hard way, btw) but when I was, which was pre-crash I should say, $205 would not buy you a legit Seamaster. Heck, it probably wouldn't have even bought a Frankenwatch.

    All that aside, I think sometimes over-focusing on the "legitimateness" of a watch is wasted energy. For $200, that's a handsome timepiece, and frankenwatch or not, it's a heckuva lot nicer and has a lot more character than a $200 quartz Fossil.
     


  8. hyakku

    hyakku Senior member

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    Do you know if there is anything similar for Seikos? I'm trying to ID the one above and am having a bit of difficulty.
     


  9. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    I love that Omega, but it's very difficult to tell if it's real. Did you bring it to a reliable jeweler?
     


  10. macintosh85

    macintosh85 Well-Known Member

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    It' all legit. I had it checked out. It's all original as well. Tiny omega logo in the crystal. .591 caliber movement and a 14704 case. It's a '59 seamster. The only thing not original on it is the band. It didn't come with one.
     


  11. jawboneofa

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    My Parnis resurfaced the other day and has been seeing a lot of daylight with my navy.

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  12. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Does Parnis make watches with a diameter less than 36MM?
     
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  13. cioni2k

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    Absolutely not. You'd be lucky to find a Parnis under 41mm
     


  14. Poindexter

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    Whut he sed. They are all, as far as I can tell, 42 or 43mm. This may be the same size, just due to different measurers.

    Too bad; they are gorgeous cheap watches, and many of them have Sea-Gull movements.
     


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    I LOVE this watch
     


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