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For those of you who appreciate dive watches, here is a modern homage to the classic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms that has become collectible in its own right: the Precista PRS-50-B.

Designed by Eddie Platts in Great Britain (hence the marking on the dial), it combines a case & dial from Germany (Kemmner I believe), and a period accurate new-old-stock Swiss movement from A Schild, to create a classic dive watch with all the beauty of a vintage piece, but that can still be taken down to fifty fathoms.

Barring light scratches on one side of the case (visible in the pictures), it is in excellent condition and everything works as it should. The lume is bright, the bezel has 60 firm clicks, and the water resistance is still intact. The watch runs perfectly and the time keeping is accurate. It comes with the original case, brochure, cleaning cloth and warranty card that is valid until Sept 2012.


Here are the specs:

PRECISTA PRS-50-B

CASE:\t (made by Kemmner in Germany)
Material 316L stainless steel, polished
Diameter 42mm, 45mm across including crown
Lug to lug height\t 50mm
Thickness\t 16.7mm to the top of the domed crystal
Lug spacing\t 22mm
Anti-magnetic\t 4800 A/m
Water resistance\t 200 metres
Weight\t 125 grammes with strap
Features\t Screw down crown, screw back

DIAL:
Colour\t Semi-matte black with silvered applied markers
Luminous\t Hour markers Super Luminova C1
Day/Date\t None

HANDS:
Style\t Faceted silver sword, luminous filled
Luminous\t Super Luminova C1

CRYSTAL: Domed acrylic crystal
MOVEMENT: New old stock 21 jewel, A Schild AS2063, automatic movement with direct centre seconds; non-hacking; running at 21,600 BPH (3 Hz); Trishock shock resistance.


STRAP: Di-Modell "Rallye" black leather.


$750 shipped CONUS.



* In answer to the question below, the watch is still available. (I'll mark it sold when it's gone.)
LL
post #2 of 15
bump for a fine watch
post #3 of 15
Is this still available?
post #4 of 15
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post #5 of 15
I feel rather stupid - I bought this watch for $200 more than advertised elsewhere by the real owner. Moral my tale of woe? There is no moral...just check thoroughly on the 'net for everything you buy because there are sharks out there - especially those that sell divers watches. Raise a glass when next on your yacht Pendragon!
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Garfield Sanders View Post
I feel rather stupid - I bought this watch for $200 more than advertised elsewhere by the real owner. Moral my tale of woe? There is no moral...just check thoroughly on the 'net for everything you buy because there are sharks out there - especially those that sell divers watches. Raise a glass when next on your yacht Pendragon!

yeah, with every transaction (regardless of the type of item) remember that old saying "everyone's out for theirs..."thats a bummer bro...
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post #8 of 15
always check resale value on items you buy online. no fault of the sellers whatsoever.
post #9 of 15
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I was surprised by the price myself. I priced it high, because I expected to go through the usual SF scenario of drop... drop... drop... low ball... haggle... flake... drop... Instead it sold for the full asking price within days.

That probably says more about the value of the watch than all the opinionating here.
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I was surprised by the price myself. I priced it high, because I expected to go through the usual SF scenario of drop... drop... drop... low ball... haggle... flake... drop... Instead it sold for the full asking price within days. That probably says more about the value of the watch than all the opinionating here.
Your last statement somewhat contradicts your first. You priced it high so you can self bump yourself plenty of times with 5% drops. The buyer admitted to not researching the value beforehand so I don't know how you came to "opinionate" that the price paid was closer to it's actual value. I appreciate the buyer posting as it is a reminder that just becaus the friendly SF Trading post has an item listed for sale doesn't mean it is even at FMV. I don't fault you for trying to make a buck but I also don't think you have any other excuse than just that.
post #11 of 15
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Economics 101. A market price is defined as the price at which a willing buyer & willing seller complete a transaction. That's what happened. Any other price is hypothetical.
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Originally Posted by pendragon View Post
Economics 101. A market price is defined as the price at which a willing buyer & willing seller complete a transaction. That's what happened. Any other price is hypothetical.
And this internet marketplace allows for minimal information asymmetry.
post #13 of 15
A situation like this is the reason Google is a wonderful thing.
post #14 of 15
Is there any other watch like this. I also want to purchase it for someone.
post #15 of 15
As a recent student of 'The Pendragon School of Economics', I can offer you mine for $950!!
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