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  1. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 19, 2020

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    I just ordered one of these. Can't wait to get it, I think it will be a fun watch. Has the look and feel of a vintage racing chronograph, at a very affordable price of $360 bucks due to its mecha-quartz movement.
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  2. Michael156

    Michael156 Jun 19, 2020

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    Great use of the black to highlight the subdials inside and out, and I like that second hand...you’re right, very vintage.
     
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  3. RockBurner

    RockBurner Jun 24, 2020

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    I'm considering commissioning a custom GMT in a 100 series - but I'm not 100% sure that I want to commit the cash until I'm sure I'll enjoy wearing the GMT style face - so - for testing, and humurous purposes - I'm tempted to buy one of these very cheap chinese unbranded Submariner/GMT clones to see if I like the look of the GMT on my wrist:
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    YES - it'll be a horribly finished bracelet and case, and YES it may only last 6 months, but for less than 10% of the cost of a 'proper' GMT I can at least see if I like it. :)

    I also actually rather like the 'unbranded' dial look.

    I also looked at the SteelDive Submariner clone - but it's more akin to the 'modern' blocky Submariner which I don't like quite as much as the classic 'rounder' Submariner case.
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    Any opinions? Obviously these are going to be nothing like a decent Heuer, (and hopefully I'm not putting money in the pockets of those who make fakes) but they might be a fun temporary alternative (especially as I may well be sending off my genuine 844/5 for more work in the near future)

    As an aside - would anyone be interested in a Swatch System 51 YIS407GA ?

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  4. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 24, 2020

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    I'd usually say that buying those cheap watches is usually a false economy, but if it's genuine just to see if you like the style of something, then I guess it's fine. Agree with you that the older style Sub case is nicer than the newer chunk.
     
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  5. Ara

    Ara Jun 24, 2020

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    Any else get an email from Omega re: a 50th anniversary Snoopy? I got this:

    "Omega will announce a new Speedmaster Apollo 13-Snoopy watch soon, as this year is the 50th year Anniversary for Apollo 13 mission."
     
  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 24, 2020

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  7. Ara

    Ara Jun 24, 2020

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  8. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 24, 2020

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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 24, 2020

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  10. ExpiredWatchdog

    ExpiredWatchdog Jun 25, 2020

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    I suppose this is the best place to put this. I was given a vintage Shreve & Co. pocket watch, engraved with 1904 in the movement cover and was under the impression that the movement was Patek Philippe because of it's configuration, but the movement was unsigned (actually signed Shreve & Co.). I posted it to the Vintage and Pocket Watches forum on WUS, asking about any information/conformation of my suspicions. A little detective work and we nailed it down as being a C.H. Meylan Brassus 21 jewel 19" High Grade Double Scallop. In the process I took a bunch of photos that I've posted on the thread and a few other places on WUS. I was particularly pleased with the quality of the shots so I thought I would share them here.

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    Thought you might enjoy.
     
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  11. YY77

    YY77 Jun 25, 2020

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    Not yet, but I have a down payment at the AD, initially put down for the A11 50SS last year (I acquired that one sooner elsewhere), so fingers crossed.
     
  12. THJunkie

    THJunkie Jun 25, 2020

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  13. THJunkie

    THJunkie Jun 25, 2020

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    any word on what it might be?
     
  14. YY77

    YY77 Jun 25, 2020

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  15. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 25, 2020

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    Given the 50th Anniversary, if it's in gold, then I'm out. The next Omega on my wish list is the 321 Ed White.
     
  16. YY77

    YY77 Jun 26, 2020

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    Don't really understand the love for the 321 movement if a 3861 is technologically better, i.e. anti magnetic, master chronometer rated. Price is out of this world and call bs on the special assembly by one watchmaker.
     
  17. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 26, 2020

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    I don't get really get why everyone goes gaga for Snoopy either. I'd be more interested in a Speedy Tuesday or Ultraman or one of the Tokyo Olympic Speedy's.
     
  18. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 26, 2020

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    The key thing for me is the Ed White design with the flag lugs. Best looking Speedmaster IMHO, far better than the First Omega in Space. What is obscene is the $14K price.
     
  19. YY77

    YY77 Jun 26, 2020

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    Design: I'll give you that
    Price : concur
    You forgot about movement : not up to par for these times
     
  20. YY77

    YY77 Jun 26, 2020

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    The only thing I liked on the Snoopy was the caseback.