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Old 05-08-2009, 01:06 PM   #1456
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I've been scouring ebay for the past 20 minutes... there's quite a few nice ones in that price range. And it turns out that good 'ol American name is now part of the Swatch group!

I'd heard of Hamilton, of the old railroad Lancaster PA-ilk, but had no idea you could still buy one, let alone with an ETA movement. Now that's a Swatch I could wear!

Yeah, from what I understand Swatch makes 3/4 of all the swiss watch movements (not for Rolex, Patek, etc, etc) out there.

I wanted a Sinn awhile back and I heard thay also have a swatch movemment, i think Tutima does too.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:09 PM   #1457
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Yeah, from what I understand Swatch makes 3/4 of all the swiss watch movements (not for Rolex, Patek, etc, etc) out there.

I wanted a Sinn awhile back and I heard thay also have a swatch movemment, i think Tutima does too.
So are you saying Swatch group owns Eta and Valjoux?
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:10 PM   #1458
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it's not brand new but it appears to be in excellent condition.

link to the listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ME:B:BODO:US:1

there is some wear on the case and the strap:

but the glass looks perfect.

discontinued, but retailed for $595 new so I'm a happy camper.


I really had my eye on the Hamilton X-Wind for awhile:


just can't justify that kind of dime right now (~$1000) on what I must reluctantly admit is a superfluous purchase. Even though it seems like a great value.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:11 PM   #1459
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:12 PM   #1460
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So are you saying Swatch group owns Eta and Valjoux?

I thought they owned ETA..?
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:15 PM   #1461
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it's not brand new but it appears to be in excellent condition.

link to the listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ME:B:BODO:US:1

there is some wear on the case and the strap:

but the glass looks perfect.

discontinued, but retailed for $595 new so I'm a happy camper.


I really had my eye on the Hamilton X-Wind for awhile:


just can't justify that kind of dime right now (~$1000) on what I must reluctantly admit is a superfluous purchase. Even though it seems like a great value.
That is a left handed movement. You can get this for $200.00 to hold you over.....
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:15 PM   #1462
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I've been scouring ebay for the past 20 minutes... there's quite a few nice ones in that price range. And it turns out that good 'ol American name is now part of the Swatch group!

I'd heard of Hamilton, of the old railroad Lancaster PA-ilk, but had no idea you could still buy one, let alone with an ETA movement. Now that's a Swatch I could wear!
1. ETA?
2. Are they still Merican made?

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Old 05-08-2009, 01:17 PM   #1463
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I thought they owned ETA..?
maybe....I have a few watches with ETA movements and they are great.....as are all swiss movements.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:18 PM   #1464
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maybe....I have a few watches with ETA movements and they are great.....as are all swiss movements.

yep, Swatch owns ETA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ETA_SA
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:23 PM   #1465
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That's a good price, but it is only a sub dial mechanical. Now if it were a chrongraph....310.00 would be a downright steal! It is a great deal though. I sure like the watch....what is the diameter of the case? Looks about 45mm.
44mm.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #1466
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I guess all those plastic Swatches sold in the 80s paid off! Shit, I had about 20 of them and in the 80s wore like five at a time to parties in Carmel.....yes I use to dress like that! 3 different colour Izod polo's at the same time, white Asics tennis shoes, peg leg Levi 501's rolled right, and highlighted hair!
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #1467
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44mm.
though it was around that...cool watch! Enjoy it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:29 PM   #1468
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yes I use to dress like that!
I'll give you a dollar if you post a pic.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:36 PM   #1469
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I'll give you a dollar if you post a pic.

I'll give you 5 just for admitting it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:38 PM   #1470
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I'll give you a dollar if you post a pic.
God, I am so glad they didn't have digi cams back then!
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