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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. styme001

    styme001 Member

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    Here's my little diverse collection of watches...beside the 2 Omegas (NOT poor man's watches) they are all pretty cheap and and fill a niche. (left) Omega Seamaster mid-size automatic was my graduation present and my daily wearer. (from top left) WeWood quartz wooden watch for my environmental awareness side. This gets a lot of attention b/c it's pretty chunky and made of wood.; Omega 2001 Schumacher Speedmaster on J. Crew band (alternate with Seamaster as daily); vintage Girard Perregaux manual on J. Crew band for my simple vintage/heritage manual wind fix; Seiko 5 blue dial with brown leather J. Crew band (my next favorite after the Omegas) for my need for a non-black automatic watch. (bottom left) G-Shock G306X-1A Street Rider series. analog/digital (you can't see it in the picture but it has a multi-color IP bezel) for my mountain biking excursions; Jacque Lemans Geneve GMT quartz (can't find anymore of these using Swiss mov't) for my try and find a quality cheap watch with GMT function when I was really poor but have the itch to buy a new watch fix; Burberry quartz when chunky leather wrist straps were in style (think Red Monkey watches) but wanting to stay within designer watches (like going against the institution; think "Burberry" and you certainly don't think this style of watch); and finally for my digital-only "I'm cool" fix, my Nixon The Genie. it has a "magic 8 ball"-like function.

    Since I have my air and land watches by Omegas, now I'm looking for an aviator styled watch...Preferably a Bremont....OK not a poor man's watch...
     


  2. lambeojoxx

    lambeojoxx New Member

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    go to a jeweler in nyc and buy a vintage benrus, elgin, or omega watch for 100-200, not a butt-ugly new bulova or seiko. cmon.
     


  3. Sander

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    Try Archimede or Laco.
     


  4. otc

    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    got my black mako that I bought with part of my super bowl squares winnings.

    It's gonna take some getting used to the metal band...I've got the right number of links but I might need to move the spring bar adjustment again...not sure if I want it a little tighter or a little looser.
     


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    That seems like a sign that it fits about right, haha.
     


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    Lolwut?

    It's a bloody automatic mate, of course you need to "move it to keep it going."
     


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    Buy Vintage if you are on a budget and they hold their value well and almost always gets a compliment or two. Seamaster vintage from 1954 goes for about $500-600 SS.
     


  8. djwoblely

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    What do you guys recommend for a good value solid stainless steel 22mm bracelet?
     


  9. TuckerSon

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    Which watch do you guys recommend me to add to my watch collection (up to $300)?
    I currently have these two watches:
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    The Casio is usually worn casual while the Lorus is worn business casual / formal. (Only difference with the picture is that the leather band is black on my watch)
     
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  10. JubeiSpiegel

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    How about an elegant stainless steel watch, for formal suiting? Or a chronograph, so you can be sporty and casual :D
     


  11. akatsuki

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    Maratac Mid-Pilot on Horween Cordovan NATO strap:

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    Crap photo, but a nice watch.
     


  12. WhoKnewI

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    that watch is a steal imo. really nice.
     


  13. Van Veen

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    Can anyone recommend a poor man's watch winder? Anything out there in the $20 range? (Seems stupid to buy a $40-50 watch winder for a $90 Mako...)
     


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    not a poor man's watch, but not a rich man's watch either.

    FC slimline.
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