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Should I buy this watch for $40?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    I'm getting bored with my 3 watches (1 brown&gold, 1 black&silver and 1 stainless steel casual). Saw this offer in my inbox today and it expires in 7 hours. Please help me decide if I really want this or not: [​IMG] Thanks.
     
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    If you'll get use out of it, can enjoy it, and can afford it, why not. [​IMG]
     
  3. acecow

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    I guess a better question is would this watch work for a 30-year old slim fellow like myself, who likes colorful slim-fitting clothes and usually dresses in a more casual way (read shirts and cotton pants)? Could it also be used for a night at the opera or a good restaurant with a suit and tie? Will it look like a cheap piece of s**t or will it look good? I'm not experienced with watches, that's why I seek other people's opinions. Thanks!
     
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    I guess a better question is would this watch work for a 30-year old slim fellow like myself, who likes colorful slim-fitting clothes and usually dresses in a more casual way (read shirts and cotton pants)? Could it also be used for a night at the opera or a good restaurant with a suit and tie? Will it look like a cheap piece of s**t or will it look good? I'm not experienced with watches, that's why I seek other people's opinions. Thanks!

    I have one that I wear that I inherited from my grandfather (almost identical, even down to the date window). I think it looks good and enjoy it. Should do fine for you.
     
  6. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    Dude, $40?! Would go great with anything navy..?!
     
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    Seikos are great and for 40 bucks, this is a good buy. It'll go with plenty of outfits so I'm sure you'll get some use out of it.
     
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    Good price for a Seiko but not a fan of the color.
     
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    Yeah, I used to have a gold-coloured Casio with an analogue face v. similar to that: got a ton of compliments about it, but only from people that don't no much about watches.

    But I got bored of it really quickly as I started to fall in love with 'proper' watches. I feel the same thing might happen to you. Depends on what sort of person you are I suppose.
     
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    For $20 or so more you could get a self-winding mechanical Seiko 5 off of Amazon or Overstock. I haven't looked at gold colored ones to see what those run, but about the same depending on the model I figure.

    I would buy the mechanical one if I were you, but that's just my $.02. I'm about to buy one this week actually.

    D
     
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    I'm getting bored with my 3 watches (1 brown&gold, 1 black&silver and 1 stainless steel casual). Saw this offer in my inbox today and it expires in 7 hours. Please help me decide if I really want this or not: [​IMG] Thanks.
    Looks a lot like... [​IMG] I wore (out, apparently, I'm corrosive to most watches) Seikos for a long time. It looks nice in that color. It WILL keep perfect time.
     
  12. Skronnie

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    That's a nice looking watch and in that price point, I feel that a quartz watch is a much better idea than a mechanical. Mechanicals on the cheaper side of things are every bit as mass produced as quartz movements and don't tell time even remotely as well. For forty bucks, I think you'd be well served by a nice conservative gold colored watch like that.
     
  13. acecow

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    Thanks for the replies. I decided to go for it and it ended up $45 after shipping. Pretty nice, I hope I won't regret it.
     
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    Not to be presumptuous about what $40 means to you, but it's just $40 we're talking about here. Even if it turns out to be a mistake, it would only be a $40 one. I could fill up a closet of my sartorial mistakes (which, of course, are only mistakes in hindsight). And for $40, that's not a bad looking watch. My point? Go for it.
     
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    I hate all-gold watches. Not my thing.
     
  16. acecow

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    Not to be presumptuous about what $40 means to you, but it's just $40 we're talking about here. Even if it turns out to be a mistake, it would only be a $40 one. I could fill up a closet of my sartorial mistakes (which, of course, are only mistakes in hindsight). And for $40, that's not a bad looking watch. My point? Go for it.

    $40 is not a lot of money, of course, but I rather dislike buying things I'll never use. Call it an OCD of sorts.

    I hate all-gold watches. Not my thing.

    I think one needs really hairy arms to pull off an all-gold watch look. [​IMG]
     
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    the all gold part is the only thing wrong with it.

    says bad used car or furniture salesman to me, but if you don't mind the gold, enjoy
     
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    Depends on the movement, if it's the standard Seiko automatic 21 jewel (7s26), then perhaps. If it's quartz then no. If's the Seiko Superior 23 jewel (7s36) then def. yes. We need to know lots more than the color and face to know what it's worth. http://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/7s2...s36-11999.html
     
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    I think one needs really hairy arms to pull off an all-gold watch look. [​IMG]

    It helps if you're a pimp as well, I think [​IMG]
     

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