1. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 2, 2014

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    My unicorn finally arrived today!
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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 2, 2014

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    NICE! Congratulations mate I love that model with the horizontal dial furniture, is this a Calibre 17 powered model?
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 2, 2014

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  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 2, 2014

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    Hubert, I'm genuinely jealous! Congrats.

    What has impressed me with these is how they have held their value. From memory they were $10k new...I think today they're $8-10k depending on condition, books, box, etc. About right?
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 2, 2014

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    Why thank you David!

    Getting this was an adventure. I wanted something new or as close to new as possible. While searching other forums, I found someone in the UK who claimed had bought one in 2009 and will willing to sell it for a "reasonable profit". I reached out to this person, but he never responded. Looking some mere I found two in France; one sold while I was doing my research, while the other seller never responded to my questions.

    That's when I started searching the retail network. I found a couple of Authorized Tag Heuer dealers in Europe who still had one. The first had "lost the box" when they moved their shop, but the second one was intact. A few phone calls later, a wire bank transfer, and international duties, it arrived. Due to the exchange rate (non-Euro), the original MSRP price remained, so it was not too bad.

    If there is ever a 50th Anniversary edition in 5 years; I will jump on it from the start, since these are truly collectors items.
     
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  6. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Dec 2, 2014

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    Very nice, congrats!
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 4, 2014

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    Well hunted! Even better to buy from an AD. Very surprised that there is stock left!
     
  8. george023

    george023 Dec 23, 2014

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    Very nice. Congrats, passion and perseverance pays off.
     
  9. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 23, 2014

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    Many thanks George!