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Poor man's watch thread

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

  1. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I'm contemplating a bund style strap for this vintage Seiko "Pepsi" chronograph.


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    Good idea? (or should I just stick with the steel bracelet?)


    Some bund pictures gleaned off of the internet:

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  2. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Senior member

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    I found my old Timex Watch the other day. Dad bought it for me in 1979 and I mislaid it for 30 years, totally forgot about it. Anyway, I found it the other week, wound it up and it still works and keeps remarkable time. You can say what you want about Timex watches but they're cheap and just keep going.

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  3. Ebonyman

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    Worldofwatches.com
     
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  4. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Not to mention a very classic dial. 36mm?
     
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  5. MikeMZA

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    Hey folks

    I've been hunting watches for a while, but being a student and with the exchange rate as it is at the moment, my budget is seriously limited.

    Was initially looking at the Skagen super slim, as I am really not fond of bulky watches although I do have decently sized wrists. I love the design and I'm sure it'd suit me well, but I have heard these are far from rugged and the straps cannot be swapped around?

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    So after some deliberation I have been looking at the Seiko automatics. Far from the lovely slim Skagen, but perhaps a worthy contender? I hunted around on Amazon and found this baby on special. But then again, from the looks of things, I also won't be able to swap bands?


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    With these two in mind, can anyone recommend something below $100, doesn't have to be automatic, after all sub $100 automatics aren't amazing. Or perhaps share their opinion on these two? I would prefer getting something with a metal band, so that I can dress it according to what I'm wearing.

    Thanks for your time :)
     
  6. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Not sure what you mean by the strap or the ruggedness of Skagen. You should be able to swap the leather one for a metal one. There are cheaper ones on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Ste...346108916&sr=1-3&keywords=mesh+watch+bracelet
     
  7. UnnamedPlayer

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    I don't think this is overpriced enough (AUD$550) to go in the Watch Porn thread so I'll post it here:
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    Seiko SARB065

    This is just an all round good watch.

    Not too pricey, solid movement, quality finish and a beauty to look at.

    Really happy with this as my first watch
     
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  8. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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  9. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Nice! I thought about getting one of these, but was concerned that the dial would look too blue in real life.
     
  10. UnnamedPlayer

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    There is no blue in the dial?
    The second hand is blue and the stitching on the band is a very dark navy.

    I can wholly recommend it.
    Even the accuracy is good, running at +15 after 10 days.
     
  11. GreekTrojan

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    On an extreme budget so I am deciding between two different watches for a dress watch. Well they are basically the same watch but different colors and I was wondering which one I should go for.

    The gold tone one:

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    or the silver/white

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    I kind of like the gold one more (just barely) but I think the later might be more appropriate/versatile as a dress watch. I love the eco-drive tech and domed style of this watch (both look better in person, the dial of the gold one more contrasted in person than solid gold in the pick), just wondering which one you would recommend/prefer or if I am overthinking this and should just pick one.
     
  12. GreekTrojan

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    Edit. Double post.
     
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  13. atila

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    I like the gold one, especially as a dress watch. In the end, it is your decision.
     
  14. dgonsh

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  15. schmallo15

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    Daily beater - SNK807 on a Rios band

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  16. UnnamedPlayer

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    I don't know the retail on those watches but I can say that if your budget is tight I would suggest holding off until you can afford a better watch.

    A good watch is something you keep forever or sell to trade up to a better watch.

    The last thing you want is a cupboard full of cheap watches or a list of regrettable purchases.

    That being said if you love the look of those watches go for it.

    Just think to yourself, if I had $100 or $200 or $300 dollars more would I buy that one?
     
  17. GreekTrojan

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    I understand the sentiment but part of the reason I'm on the budget is because I've lost approximately 90lbs this year, still planning on losing some more, then gaining more muscle after that (re lots of new clothes to buy). Plus I really do like the look of those watches, despite the price, just not to the tune of getting both for color considerations. I love the simple face, quality tech (even with an unlimited budget, I really don't see much value in mechanical watches) and would love to eventually get a similar watch but with better materials (aka better leather band, sapphire crystal etc...) but just being prudent for the moment.
     
  18. WhoKnewI

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    picked up this g shock. My first digital watch and probably not my last. a nice change from my valjoux 7750 powered SINNs.

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  19. Kingstonian

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    Eco drive makes sense. No maintenance hassles.

    If it were me, I would choose the stainless steel version. I do not like gold coloured watches unless they are actually gold.
     
  20. plot

    plot Senior member

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    Does anyone know of any watches that look like this one?

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    I'm looking specifically for a cheaper watch, as well as one that is significantly smaller than 50mm (preferably 40 or 42, possible 44).
     

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