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Old 10-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #5161
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That is pretty intuitive really. The normal second hand, minute hand obviously does a complete round in an hour, but the hour hand is 24hr.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:08 AM   #5162
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What's it worth?

What do you think this is worth?




Citizen Eco-Drive model BL5345-59H
barely used, but slight scratch on crystal that I'm guessing could be polished out
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:18 AM   #5163
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Wow, guess that's one way to shutdown a thread...
Sorry guys
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:34 AM   #5164
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Don't sweat it Chad this thread tends to ebb and flow a bit. As far as what your watch may be worth I found some new ones of that model at a couple different places that are asking around $400 so I would probably start it somewhere in the $300s and be happy if I got somewhere between $200-300.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:14 AM   #5165
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Wow, guess that's one way to shutdown a thread...
Sorry guys
Sandy had her way with me.
$200-350 range , nice watch, I have a Ecodrive I love.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #5166
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #5167
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Very nice. I'm currently drooling over the Bond/Skyfall edition
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #5168
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Steering away from the high end, shiny watches...

I ordered this Casio Mudman G-Shock from Sears.ca last week...the Sears site indicates it's a solar model.



However, everything I've found on the Casio site indicates it isn't solar.

Anyway, the watch arrived a couple of days ago and when I went to pick it up at Sears, I confirmed there's no indication on the watch or in the accompanying manual that it's solar. 'Course, Sears wouldn't do anything for me (i.e. let me have it at a reduced price) so I returned it.

I'm still looking for a solar model G-Shock as a beater watch...
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:46 PM   #5169
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My Planet Ocean is getting more wrist time lately. If I could get the *#$%$ strap off so I could slide on one of the NATO bands Linzi got me it would get much more.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #5170
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Steering away from the high end, shiny watches...

I ordered this Casio Mudman G-Shock from Sears.ca last week...the Sears site indicates it's a solar model.



However, everything I've found on the Casio site indicates it isn't solar.

Anyway, the watch arrived a couple of days ago and when I went to pick it up at Sears, I confirmed there's no indication on the watch or in the accompanying manual that it's solar. 'Course, Sears wouldn't do anything for me (i.e. let me have it at a reduced price) so I returned it.

I'm still looking for a solar model G-Shock as a beater watch...
Check out the Casio Protreks. I wear one of these when I don't want to abuse my Sub or SpeedMaster. It's really a nice watch





http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/e...ail/PRG-250-1/
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #5171
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:17 PM   #5172
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So the local Rolex shop was open last night and I strolled by to have a look.....
they almost have one of each model in stock at the moment, the owner of the shop is quite proud of that. He also has a a fair few other limited edition wathes in stock at the moment.
but I digress.

It got me thinking about how one would verify the authenticity of a watch?. Sure, buying it from an authorized dealer is going to increase reliability, but, if they can fake airplane parts and then they get sold by authorized dealers, they can do watches as well.

How would you verify that you were getting a legitimate item, not a knock off?

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:19 AM   #5173
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Just brought two of my Citizen Promasters in to the Citizen Service Centre.

This one needs a battery and cover replaced on the altimeter...(crappy pic from the 'net):



This one (also a 'net pic) needs a new strap, new battery and paint touch-up on the 12 o'clock position on the bezel:



I may just replace the gasket in the back of my beater Casio...still pondering...
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #5174
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So the local Rolex shop was open last night and I strolled by to have a look.....
they almost have one of each model in stock at the moment, the owner of the shop is quite proud of that. He also has a a fair few other limited edition wathes in stock at the moment.
but I digress.

It got me thinking about how one would verify the authenticity of a watch?. Sure, buying it from an authorized dealer is going to increase reliability, but, if they can fake airplane parts and then they get sold by authorized dealers, they can do watches as well.

How would you verify that you were getting a legitimate item, not a knock off?

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I've seen fake Rolex watches - heck, we all have. At the end of the day, you have to trust the buyer. As is frequently said on every watch forum, "buy the seller". I've bought and sold a few Rolex watches over the year - and never had a concern as a buyer or a seller.

It starts at the dealer and no dealer wants to get caught selling a fake. Keep your records, your receipts, etc. as you should for any major purchase.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #5175
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So the local Rolex shop was open last night and I strolled by to have a look.....
they almost have one of each model in stock at the moment, the owner of the shop is quite proud of that. He also has a a fair few other limited edition wathes in stock at the moment.
but I digress.

It got me thinking about how one would verify the authenticity of a watch?. Sure, buying it from an authorized dealer is going to increase reliability, but, if they can fake airplane parts and then they get sold by authorized dealers, they can do watches as well.

How would you verify that you were getting a legitimate item, not a knock off?

Hay Ewe
Save the receipt and take it to the vendor who is his competition and have it checked. If it passes keep it, if it fails, take it back. I JUST had a guy try to trade me a Submariner for a old vintage Chevy truck I have and I busted it as fake right away however, his "jeweler" had told him it was genuine. I let him know it was NOT real or I would have traded for it in a second. If he were not related to me by marriage, he would have gotten all pissed off.
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