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Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Aug 22, 2014. 15 Replies

My "office" watch died recently, and I'm looking around for a replacement.  What I noticed was a large number of "standard" watches, a few Casio G-shocks, and a few obviously expensive mechanical…Continue

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Briefcase nice enough for office, but tough enough for field work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark R Mar 7, 2013. 10 Replies

OK guys, I have a fashion/function conundrum for you. I'm officially an office worker in a business casual office. But, my job entails spending a fair amount of time in environments where gloves,…Continue

 

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David F. replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"Not quite a humble brag, an advice-full brag?"
Aug 22, 2014
Mark R replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"I learned by shattering watch faces, to loop them through my belt whenever I'm working in tight quarters. FWIW, I went with a $50 Timex (T2E5619J) with a clean design and 3/6/9/12 arabic indices, and a Hadley-Roma padded Kevlar and Lorica band…"
Aug 22, 2014
Native Son replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"Been there, done that.  Usually when the job required long sleeves and gauntlets."
Aug 21, 2014
Jason Andrew Stillwagner replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"Well when I worked in Machining I used a pocket watch as my daily work watch because a wrist watch was too likely to get snagged in machinery.  I still have all my fingers."
Aug 20, 2014
Mark R replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"A pocket watch for daily carry?"
Aug 20, 2014
Mark R replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"The two hours of wages seems like a decent rule of thumb. As I'm a rank and file engineer, and not management or a consultant, that limits me to about what my last office watch costed. Suited for lifestyle means the proverbial $50 casio…"
Aug 19, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"And you'd be surprised at what you can pull off with a cheap watch. A guy wearing a 2000$ watch stopped me at a restaurant to compliment my 50$ Casio with a 50$ leather band. He wanted to know where I got it because he liked it so much!"
Aug 19, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"LOL! There are a lot of people who think that anything sub-Rolex-grade is cheap, so spending 2 hours worth of wages on a watch (even if you make 300K/year) could still be considered cheap by many. Hell, people who wear Pateks think Rolexes are…"
Aug 19, 2014
Jason Andrew Stillwagner replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"I agree with Native Son.  I wear one with a japan quartz movement, luminous hands and a date window.  I can wear it with any outfit and it works.  Classic, simple, dependable, readable.  What more could you want?"
Aug 19, 2014
Native Son replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"As in the sort of watch that used to be worn, either pocket or wrist style, by actual  train crews.  Usually, have a big dial, Arabic rather than Roman numerals, and always with the dial and hands set up to assist sychronizing between the…"
Aug 18, 2014
Mark R replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"Did you mean railroad watch as in the style: All arabic hour markings, Commonly with a secondary 24 hour markings, minute/second markings, second hand, and heavy hour and minute watch hands? Or, did you mean a particular mechanism, brand, or…"
Aug 18, 2014
Native Son replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
"Get a "Railroad Watch."  Wrong color for you on the dial, but they tend to last forever, and you won'et eventually need your reading glasses to check the time."
Aug 18, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Mark R's discussion Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.
""For someone who lives in polo or short sleeve button down shirts and Dockers, is there going to be a real difference between the watches? " No. Any of those would be fine. The only thing I'd add is that they're not dress…"
Aug 18, 2014
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Very cheap dress watch vs moderately cheap dress watch vs,. no cheap dress watch.

My "office" watch died recently, and I'm looking around for a replacement.  What I noticed was a large number of "standard" watches, a few Casio G-shocks, and a few obviously expensive mechanical chronographs.  The "standard" watch is an analogue watch, with a date window, a black or blue dial, stainless steel case, and stainless steel bracelet or expansion band.There's a tremendous range of "sane budget" watches in this configurationVery cheap: Casio EF106D-2AV Edifice with a 10 year…See More
Aug 18, 2014
Mark R replied to Michael B.'s discussion Interesting Ancestors?
"Obscenely rich oligarch turned pennyless refugee turned bootlegger. Never put your fortune in fiat money of a country with severe economic and social polarization. They're too prone to civil war and revolutions."
May 13, 2014
Mark R replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Looking for a new EDC pocketknife.
"just about anything is going to be an improvement on a Taylor Brand (including S&W) knife. For a good basic servicable knife, you would be hard pressed to beat the Buck 110 with the wood/brass or paperstone handles. For premiun steels, the…"
May 12, 2014

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