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post #901 of 48312
Blue/Orange...hmmm all I can think of is the IWC Cousteau Diver or Sinn Air Cargo.

Edit: Just saw slightly customized. Did you get a diver and switch out the bezel from Schaumburg?
post #902 of 48312
Nope, it's not a Aquamatic case variety.

Yes, the IWC Cousteau is a beauty too - but I'm not too sure about the Luftwaf...sorry...Lufthansa Cargo.

/M
post #903 of 48312
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Interesting....

Would you buy one?

Unfortunately the design of the spring drives are somewhat lacking. The GMTs are ok though. I am waiting for them to develop something that looks nice and classic. The Credor Sonnerie is nice but somewhat out of my price range - by 1-2 orders of magnitude.
post #904 of 48312
wow, so many IWCs, panerai, Sinn, GO, etc.

how do you guys get these? some of you have 2 or 3 , even dozens.

are all vintage models? and if so, anyone care to share where I can go to join you?
and if these are all brand new when you bought them, are these from grey market dealers? and if so, ayone care to share again?

thanks.

my humble watch collection consists of: 2 seikos, 1 gruen , and an Oris. all autos yes.
post #905 of 48312
My Patek was a college graduation present.

My IWC was purchased from an Ebay seller with a brick-and-mortar shop. We negotiated at length outside of Ebay, which saved me several hundred dollars because he didn't have to charge me the fees he'd have had to pay. The watch is currently in Schaffhausen undergoing a complete overhaul, which will probably cost me as much again as a more modest watch like the next one.

The LeCoultre bumper wind pictured is from the early '50s. It has a power reserve indicator right below 12 o'clock. The dial is original and my watchmaker refused to refinish it or the hands. I got it on Ebay for around $550, which is quite high for a LeCoultre bumper wind. I had it overhauled and the case polished for about $250, for a total investment of roughly $800. It's hardly the most accurate watch, but it gets more compliments than all my other watches put together.

post #906 of 48312
Thread Starter 
cross-posting from WAYWT thread as it certainly belongs in the WPT

Wearing a cousin of Nantucket Red's watch yesterday all day:

post #907 of 48312
So we've got a bumper wind power reserve and a Memovox. If somebody posts a Futurematic and a Mystery Dial, we'll have JLC's iconic watches from that era.
post #908 of 48312
I have a Longines Mystery Dial



I call it my Thom Browne watch.
post #909 of 48312
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Originally Posted by shoe View Post
wow, so many IWCs, panerai, Sinn, GO, etc.

how do you guys get these? some of you have 2 or 3 , even dozens.

are all vintage models? and if so, anyone care to share where I can go to join you?
and if these are all brand new when you bought them, are these from grey market dealers? and if so, ayone care to share again?

thanks.

my humble watch collection consists of: 2 seikos, 1 gruen , and an Oris. all autos yes.

Watches here are cheaper than in North America. And I was lucky enough to earn extra money- enough to finance a few watches this year. I got a Sinn 856, a Panerai Pam024 and a Pam005. Before I got into these watches my dress watch was the cheapest Omega Speedmaster available in the AD and a Casio G-shock for a beater watch.
post #910 of 48312
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Watches here are cheaper than in North America. And I was lucky enough to earn extra money- enough to finance a few watches this year. I got a Sinn 856, a Panerai Pam024 and a Pam005. Before I got into these watches my dress watch was the cheapest Omega Speedmaster available in the AD and a Casio G-shock for a beater watch.


ok then brother, tell me where and how to get them!
post #911 of 48312
Very nice.


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post #912 of 48312
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ok then brother, tell me where and how to get them!

Brother, the best way if for you to know your budget, then look around and see what appeals to you most. Having a watch fetish is a very dangerous thing- it might even affect your shoe budget!

There are some Asian-based gray market sellers online that are quite reliable, and in some cases have inventories that I suspect were sourced from authorized distributors to unload quickly- hence their very attractive prices. The sites collectorstime and prestigetime are examples of that. Otherwise, buying from reputable sellers or getting pre-owned watches from Timezone or Watchnet is also good.
post #913 of 48312
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Brother, the best way if for you to know your budget, then look around and see what appeals to you most. Having a watch fetish is a very dangerous thing- it might even affect your shoe budget!

There are some Asian-based gray market sellers online that are quite reliable, and in some cases have inventories that I suspect were sourced from authorized distributors to unload quickly- hence their very attractive prices. The sites collectorstime and prestigetime are examples of that. Otherwise, buying from reputable sellers or getting pre-owned watches from Timezone or Watchnet is also good.

thank you my brother; will look into those right now!
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My sister needed a Christmas idea for me so I sent her that link the other week. So we'll see next month if I have a personal review.

Thanks, SoCal. I've seen those posts in TZ too, but I don't think anybody posted them being worn. I'll look forward to your review.
post #915 of 48312
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thank you my brother; will look into those right now!
Sheesh. I stand corrected. It's collectorstime and timephilosophy, brother. Sorry. Also check out jwwatch.com and visotime brother.
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