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Old 01-28-2007, 07:27 PM   #241
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so dearest commander what watch would you reccomend someone buy with that movement? it sounds like a $500 watch to me, so lets go with that price range.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:29 PM   #242
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You might want to visit their website~

BTW- my "Civic" is one of 1000 made~ it's worth quite a bit more than what I paid for it. I can't imagine ever selling it, but that is one reason why one might pay for a Pan. For the same investment, I could have gotten one of several more popular brands that would have depreciated in the same amount of time. If you've ever tried to find a certain model, then you know that they've done a great job of keeping them rare and managing the brand. The whole Ferrari thing is going to be interesting to watch- but anything pre 2006 should continue to appreciate.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:32 PM   #243
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You're right, the Ferrari association will be a hoot to watch. I can't wait to see how it all unfolds.

The point is, they are making a few thousand of WAY too many different models giving them "Rolex-like" numbers. As soon as the "hip" factor rubs away they'll creep down the price scale like Breitlings did in the late 90s.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:35 PM   #244
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so dearest commander what watch would you reccomend someone buy with that movement? it sounds like a $500 watch to me, so lets go with that price range.
Oris, JeanRicard and maybe something like a vintage Rolex.
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:54 AM   #245
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I had an O&W V-7733 for a brief period:



I really liked the watch when I looked at it online. I sold it for a couple of reasons, but mainly because it was a bit small for my liking.

The O&Ws have a reputation for being a good value, and with that I can't disagree 100%, but they are a bare bones watch. Most of them are actually sold w/out bands, or with fairly cheap bands, depending, and they have no frills associated with them (i.e no nice box, papers, etc...) Also, the fit and finish is not the nestm but, again, what one would expect for the price. All in all this may not be important, but I honestly think you get what you pay for in this case; if you want an expesnsive mechanical watch, that is what you will get in all regards.

I assume you will be getting this from Howard Marx over at West_Coast_Time?

Thanks for the info. I'm still on the fence with this one. I like the simple, classic look, and would use the GMT bezel. I'm also looking at the Marathons for the same reason. My "bang for the buck" mentality would never let me buy a similar Rolex.
If I bought one, it would be thru that website. Are they good to deal with?
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:07 PM   #246
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West Coast Time has an excellent reputation- you should be just fine. I've used him and recommended him many times without incident.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:11 PM   #247
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so dearest commander what watch would you reccomend someone buy with that movement? it sounds like a $500 watch to me, so lets go with that price range.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:25 PM   #248
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Thanks for the info. I'm still on the fence with this one. I like the simple, classic look, and would use the GMT bezel. I'm also looking at the Marathons for the same reason. My "bang for the buck" mentality would never let me buy a similar Rolex.
If I bought one, it would be thru that website. Are they good to deal with?
It sounds like you are describing a Hamilton Khaki.
Automatic movement and you can get a GMT.
Try this link.
http://www.shop.com/op/~Hamilton_Kha...8?sourceid=298

What's unique abut these is that the dials are below the crystal so there's no way it can accidentally be bumped out of position. Saphire crystal and all screw down crowns. Also a see through caseback for cool factor.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:53 PM   #249
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West Coast Time has an excellent reputation- you should be just fine. I've used him and recommended him many times without incident.
Howard is THE man.

Reminds me, I heard over on TZ that he was closing out some of his straps. Need to give him a call and pick a couple up.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:16 PM   #250
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OK, I'm back home, and I'm bringing this thread back down to earth. $60, Poljot mechanical with alarm.

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Old 01-29-2007, 08:28 PM   #251
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Poljot? Those are great! And they work best in seedy motels!

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Old 01-29-2007, 08:42 PM   #252
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Poljot? Those are great! And they work best in seedy motels!

That's pretty neat-- maybe I should just collect Poljots

So let's see, Chinese rolex is up next. Picked it up on the street in some town I can't remotely remember the name of in China, 300Y. I think that was about $37 bucks at the time, so I probably got jacked, but I wanted to buy one at the source I hate even real Rolex bands, so I put a band I liked on it. It actually kept good time, and of course fooled most people. Sadly, you can't tell in the picture, but the bezel is actually coming off now

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Old 01-29-2007, 08:47 PM   #253
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:48 PM   #254
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OK, one more pic tonight, and if any of you know a _great_ place to get this restored, I'm all ears. This was the great grandfather's, recently acquired by me. I'm looking forward to getting it working again.

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Old 01-29-2007, 08:50 PM   #255
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Pardon me, I must now scramble for the Baht that Trevor brought back for me so I can take another tasty picture of a strange watch.
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