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I did actually. I picked it up on Timezone, in like-new condition. I was probably going to get something more... reasonable, but for the price I really don't think I can do any better. It has a couple hairline scuffs, but nothing that a polish could not easily remove. It is less than a year old and really looks like it was on a winder for most of it smile.gif.
And thanks for the compliments. I really love how it wears.

Great find...I need to search Timezone more often especially since I'll be in the market for the IWC in a couple months.
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a beautiful piece newcomer.
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Great find...I need to search Timezone more often especially since I'll be in the market for the IWC in a couple months.

me too. I've been scoping there for a JLC Reverso Grand Taille for a little while.
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Congrats Newcomer. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I did actually. I picked it up on Timezone, in like-new condition. I was probably going to get something more... reasonable, but for the price I really don't think I can do any better. It has a couple hairline scuffs, but nothing that a polish could not easily remove. It is less than a year old and really looks like it was on a winder for most of it smile.gif.
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I saw that listing - well done.
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

nice score Newcomer! looks great!
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Great find...I need to search Timezone more often especially since I'll be in the market for the IWC in a couple months.
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

a beautiful piece newcomer.
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Congrats Newcomer. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks a bunch guys. I will be wearing it in good health smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Lonneker View Post

I saw that listing - well done.

Thanks Lonneker, yeah, I thought that was an excellent deal for a watch that really does not show up very often.
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Rolex Milgauss GV

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Got a '68 Submariner 5513 just before Christmas. Next to it is the PAM 111.

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Got a '68 Submariner 5513 just before Christmas. Next to it is the PAM 111.
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Love vintage Subs...Congrats!!!


Can anyone recommend a good watch winder? They only brand that I know of is Orbita but they're a little out of my price range.
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I'm not quite sure I would say that. I would not wear my 5513 every day, mostly because of the acrylic crystal - if he doesn't want to worry about banging his watch around, he should get a watch with a sapphire crystal as an every day watch. Mine gets a scratch on the crystal about once every 4 or 5 wears.


I had an acrylic crystal GMT as a daily wearer for 10 years.  The scuffs the crystal gets are not a big deal and they are so easy to buff off that I would not let that influence me if I wanted a vintage Rolex, but to each his own.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post


I did actually. I picked it up on Timezone, in like-new condition. I was probably going to get something more... reasonable, but for the price I really don't think I can do any better. It has a couple hairline scuffs, but nothing that a polish could not easily remove. It is less than a year old and really looks like it was on a winder for most of it smile.gif.
And thanks for the compliments. I really love how it wears.


Congrats on a great find!  I love JLCs, so understated, so high quality, and a relative bargain compared to other high end brands!  My Dad has a JLC Master Antoine thats about 7 years old and its stunning.  I'm sure you will get many years of enjoyment from your watch!  I'm hoping to add a JLC Reverso to my collection at some point. Congrats again on a great watch.
 

 

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Here's a picture of my formal dress watch. I picked it up for a fantastic price. (It was purchased couple of years ago at a time when it was on sale AND Bing Shopping had a 50% cashback offer going on simultaneously, plus free shipping and no tax). I don't wear it too often, but it always draws compliments.
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Its been some time since I've seen anyone wearing a Concord, a friend of mine one of their sports models, a Marine SG in the early 1990s.  I love the sort of asymetric dial layout on your Concord.  I can see why it garners compliments, its a very handsome and elegant watch.  Also, I'm a sucker for non-round dress watches.  I have three dress watches so far and none are round.  My daily wearer and sports watches are round, so in addtion to them being on a strap and rose gold, being a different shape really makes it feel like I've changed to something special.  Kind of like changing from sneakers to fine pair of dress shoes.

Sounds like you found a great deal.  Thanks for sharing some cool photos with us.   
 

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Congrats on a great find!  I love JLCs, so understated, so high quality, and a relative bargain compared to other high end brands!  My Dad has a JLC Master Antoine thats about 7 years old and its stunning.  I'm sure you will get many years of enjoyment from your watch!  I'm hoping to add a JLC Reverso to my collection at some point. Congrats again on a great watch.

Thanks Dino for the congratulations! I certainly hope that I will enjoy this for many years to come. I was surprised just how delicate this watch is too. Although thicker than the JLC MUT, it is not as thick as the JLC MUT Moon, so it is VERY thin. And a Reverso is definitely on my bucket list. I would love that new JLC Reverso Ultra Thin. It is so lovely smile.gif.
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I had an acrylic crystal GMT as a daily wearer for 10 years.  The scuffs the crystal gets are not a big deal and they are so easy to buff off that I would not let that influence me if I wanted a vintage Rolex, but to each his own.

That's fine that it doesn't bother you - but it's something that needs to be said to someone consider an acrylic crystal watch and asks specifically about any potential issues using it as a daily beater.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

That's fine that it doesn't bother you - but it's something that needs to be said to someone consider an acrylic crystal watch and asks specifically about any potential issues using it as a daily beater.

When I had my 1959 Omega Seamaster manual wind serviced last year my watchman asked if I wanted to replace the crystal with an OEM acrylic or sapphire and I chose to stay with the OEM. I feel its best to keep everything original if possible but I have had problems with scratches since I wear this watch mostly with a suit and its protected.
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