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Old 07-26-2011, 01:36 PM   #3676
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Currently I have the following:

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The other day the wife washed the dishes and did not have the crown on her watch screwed down. Took it back to the AD for an estimate, still waiting for the bad news. While we were at the dealer she asked me if I saw anything I liked. They brought out a Daytona SS and said I could get $3300 trade in for my sub towards the $11.2K watch. If they would have given me another 1K or dropped the retail price my wife would have said ok, taking for granted her watch does not cost $2k to fix. Seems that the Daytona's are getting to be easier to buy and you do not have to be put on a waiting list anymore. They also had a womens president for sale, 20 years old for $6,500 and in perfect shape.

There was a white-faced Daytona at the local Reed's Jeweler here that someone had ordered and then decided they didn't want, the jewelers put it in the case with a $34,700 price tag.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:52 PM   #3677
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Anybody know what these might be worth?
I had them reconditioned 20 yrs ago...

Both are from the 1930's
left- Bulova
right- Gruen






What are they made of? gold? gold plate? Base metal?
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:52 PM   #3678
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There was a white-faced Daytona at the local Reed's Jeweler here that someone had ordered and then decided they didn't want, the jewelers put it in the case with a $34,700 price tag.
Must be the white gold, the retail for the stainless is approx $11,280.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:03 PM   #3679
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:46 PM   #3680
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Seems that the Daytona's are getting to be easier to buy and you do not have to be put on a waiting list anymore.
Think the state of the economy might have something to do with that?
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:14 AM   #3681
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Anybody know what these might be worth?
I had them reconditioned 20 yrs ago...

Both are from the 1930's
left- Bulova (SS back- I assume Silver plated)
right- Gruen (10k gold filled)





Gold filled is just another name for gold plated, but slightly thicker. Silver plated is nice, but wears off fast.

Neither is particularly valuable market wise, but nice looking watches.

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:26 AM   #3682
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I don't have one of these, but I find them quite interesting.

The Bulova Precisionist.





Quartz wristwatches "step" in one-second increments to keep battery life acceptable, as the stepmotor drive is what uses the most energy in a quartz movement. Some quartz watches that don't have sweep second hands prolong this, and step only once every 20 seconds, getting battery life to 15 years and beyond.

The Bulova Precisionist steps 16 times per second, giving it the smoothest "sweep" of any watch outside of Seiko's Spring Drive. Not quite as smooth as my old 1967 Bulova Cal 214 Accutron with its 360 steps per second, though...

I'm intrigued by the technology, and how Bulova was able to produce a quartz movement with such a smooth sweep, but with reasonable battery life. And they produce several very attractive lines with the Precisionist movement.

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Old 07-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #3683
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bad celly pic but,

But at least my watch matches my gun I have on today....

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Old 07-28-2011, 12:57 PM   #3684
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But at least my watch matches my gun I have on today....

That photo belongs in the WTF thread!

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:01 PM   #3685
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That photo belongs in the WTF thread!

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I hoped someone would get a kick out of the contrast of things in the shot.....
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:25 PM   #3686
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I hoped someone would get a kick out of the contrast of things in the shot.....
Those toys look like they came from the USSR....not the piece or the timepiece; the toys.

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:53 PM   #3687
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Bought this SNK381K1 and changed the metal strap with a silicone one.


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Old 08-12-2011, 08:44 AM   #3688
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I like that! I'm a watch snob and generally run from quartz watches, but I do have a Tissot T-Touch quartz that I use as a beater. I've got a bunch of automatic and handwind watches that I'm always winding and setting and it's nice to be able to pick up the Tissot and know that it's running and correct. I'm going to check out that Bulova though. It also looks like they've got a titanium version with a kevlar fabric strap that also looks good. Pretty big watch at 46.5mm.





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I don't have one of these, but I find them quite interesting.

The Bulova Precisionist.





Quartz wristwatches "step" in one-second increments to keep battery life acceptable, as the stepmotor drive is what uses the most energy in a quartz movement. Some quartz watches that don't have sweep second hands prolong this, and step only once every 20 seconds, getting battery life to 15 years and beyond.

The Bulova Precisionist steps 16 times per second, giving it the smoothest "sweep" of any watch outside of Seiko's Spring Drive. Not quite as smooth as my old 1967 Bulova Cal 214 Accutron with its 360 steps per second, though...

I'm intrigued by the technology, and how Bulova was able to produce a quartz movement with such a smooth sweep, but with reasonable battery life. And they produce several very attractive lines with the Precisionist movement.

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:51 AM   #3689
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Those toys look like they came from the USSR....not the piece or the timepiece; the toys.
Indeed they did.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:57 AM   #3690
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Well, I got tired of waiting for a Field Chrono to come up for sale, so I bought one of these:



It's the Khaki Field Auto 42mm, and it suits my fancy. I've had it for a few days now and am very satisfied. The seller included three extra bands with it; a brown one as seen above, a black one with the same white stitching as above, and two NATO bands.

Great watch.

I'm still keeping an eye out for the Chronograph.

Here's a link to a review: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f362/co...ic-322410.html
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