Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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  2. VTvfr

    VTvfr Been here awhile

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    What do you think this is worth?


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    Citizen Eco-Drive model BL5345-59H
    barely used, but slight scratch on crystal that I'm guessing could be polished out
  3. VTvfr

    VTvfr Been here awhile

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    Wow, guess that's one way to shutdown a thread... :huh
    Sorry guys
  4. redsport

    redsport Web Adventurer

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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.
  5. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Sandy had her way with me.
    $200-350 range , nice watch, I have a Ecodrive I love.
  6. Holden

    Holden Long timer

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    :D

    My latest

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  7. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Very nice. I'm currently drooling over the Bond/Skyfall edition
  8. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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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.

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    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...
  9. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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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.
  10. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    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


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    http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/en/wat/watch_detail/PRG-250-1/
  11. a$$hole

    a$$hole Long timer

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    This is the one you meant to buy! :D


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  12. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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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
  13. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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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):

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    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:

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    I may just replace the gasket in the back of my beater Casio...still pondering...
  14. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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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.
  15. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    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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    Hardware02 Long timer

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    What are some of the things to look for to differentiate a genuine Roller from a knock-off?
  17. Laromonster

    Laromonster Vesperado !

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  18. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I am sure that its not just Rolex that get knocked off, Omega are quite sought after too so expect that they would be copied as well.
    I just happened to be in / leaving the Rolex stealer ship when I thought about it.
    The other nearest Rolex dealer to me is 1000miles away....
    Not intending to buy any time soon anyway.

    Hay Ewe
  19. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    There are fakes of everything, even "affordable" Seikos. Most are fantasy creations with a Seiko logo sticked on, but some are careful reproductions. They even fake the cases.

    The 6138-7000 pilot watch is one to be careful about.

    http://www.thewatchsite.com/index.php/topic,29372.0.html
  20. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    There were some fake Rolex's that fool experts. There were some coming out of Russia after the Soviet Union fell that even used swiss movements and real rolex dials. At the time one of the Rolex dealers in Dallas said the only way to tell was to open it up.