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post #406 of 36791
This is such a great thread, but it is making me want a new watch very badly. Right now, I only have a ss sub (gifted to me) and a tudor chrono. I have never liked Panerai until learning about them here, I think I will try to get one before year's end.
post #407 of 36791
It is not the same price class then most watches shown here, but my favourite one - Stowa Marine Original



As you see I'm really bad at taking pictures, as is my 5 year old camera, so I'm resorting to others with better skills to show off her beauty:




Unitas 6498 with slight modifications


One of the original Stowa German Navy ship watches this watch was modelled after.
post #408 of 36791
Love that Marine . . my more modest Stowa:

http://www.german-watches.com/pix/a/...4153-21617.jpg
post #409 of 36791

vintage fortis trueline
post #410 of 36791
I've seen that fortis watch somewhere in my house. Don't know where I got it from. Probably from grandfather of mine. Never worn the watch though. Isn't there supposed to be a gold bracelet on the watch instead of the leather strap?
post #411 of 36791
I received the watch from my grandfather too--I have never seen this style with a gold bracelet though. the watch is great looking but i dont believe it has any monetary value.
post #412 of 36791
On Ebay: What a dreadnought! * Diameter of the watch: 51 mm * Diameter of the case with crown: 56.5 mm * Diameter of the dial: 43.5 mm * Thickness: 20 mm * Band size: 20 mm The originality of this is dodgy, to say the least, but it's still a damned imposing watch. The Ukrainian seller seems to have come upon a huge stash of used wristwatches and movements, many of German origin. Looks like some state watch repair shop sold out, or something like it.
post #413 of 36791
I have seen a lot of those recased pocket-watch movement wrist-watches from the former USSR.

Probably artifacts from pre-revolutionary Russia made into something vaguely useful.
post #414 of 36791
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I have seen a lot of those recased pocket-watch movement wrist-watches from the former USSR. Probably artifacts from pre-revolutionary Russia made into something vaguely useful.
Exactly - the case is new, or at least very secondary, and of uncertain quality, the condition is an uncertain factor, and so, the price is far too high - but what a look, all the same.
post #415 of 36791
Unfortunately, unlike high end shoes and suits, you can't get great watches for 90% off retail. So I wear these most of the time:



post #416 of 36791
Thread Starter 
Nice Stowa Andrew. You're right that you cannot unfortunately buy watches at 90% off retail - I guess the flipside is that you don't have to sell your used watches for 95% off retail or drop them off at the thrift store (the item doesn't wear down and the value doesn't depreciate as fast as for shoes and clothes )
post #417 of 36791
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I guess the flipside is that you don't have to sell your used watches for 95% off retail or drop them off at the thrift store (the item doesn't wear down and the value doesn't depreciate as fast as for shoes and clothes

Good point...
post #418 of 36791
This is what I have - I like it a lot, for the price ($220 new) I would prefer something similar without the day-date but beggers can't be choosers. Those Dornbluth's are almost affordable enough for me to consider. I want a 99.1 (with the seconds at the six), like: EDIT: That Stowa Marine looks pretty sexy, especially considering the price. I'm not sure I could deal with hand-wound, however, and the Marine Auto has the date at the six.
post #419 of 36791
That Dornbluth is very beautiful.
post #420 of 36791
Thread Starter 
Do it man! Not only are the watches wonderful but Dirk's customer service cannot be compared to a "normal" watch company. He goes to extra length to make sure you're happy with your watch and his service. I have had mine for years and it has been out of warranty for 2 or 3 years now. He recentlly serviced the watch completely, refinished the case, changed the crown and sent it back to me with a box of chocolates and did not charge me a dime. Simply incredible
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