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Pinball........and watches?

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#2501 8 months ago

Has anyone ever purchased either a new or used watch from Chrono24? I've been considering a TAG Aquaracer but I like one of the older models with the white dial and date at 3 o'clock. There are a few options on Chrono24 but most come from out of the country.

I'm not sure how I feel about that or the fact that some are used.

Specifically this one.

https://www.chrono24.com/tagheuer/-tag-heuer--way2013ba0927-5---k119895--id28220987.htm

#2502 8 months ago

Bought most of my watches from chrono24, both private sellers and trade. Not had a problem using their escrow service.

#2503 8 months ago

Chrono24 is great, but beware of importing watches from overseas. Customs fees and taxes can really bite ya.

#2504 8 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Chrono24 is great, but beware of importing watches from overseas. Customs fees and taxes can really bite ya.

Is there a way to calculate them? I tried finding an online calculator which then required a HS code. There are about 30 options when it comes to wrist watches.

#2505 8 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:Is there a way to calculate them? I tried finding an online calculator which then required a HS code. There are about 30 options when it comes to wrist watches.

No, there is no way to precisely calculate what you will be charged.
On Chrono24, only purchase from U.S. sellers who agree to buyer’s protection.

#2506 8 months ago

You can read reviews and see what other people ended up paying in import fees. It can be a lot extra. I would definitely avoid that unless you have no other options.

#2507 8 months ago

Look at rolexforum or watchuseek marketplace…much better options imo.

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#2508 8 months ago

New arrival today.

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#2509 8 months ago

Dropped in to the local Cidercade and had on my SSK003.

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#2510 8 months ago
Quoted from mikeflstfi:

Dropped in to the local Cidercade and had on my SSK003.
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Nice

#2511 8 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

New arrival today. [quoted image][quoted image]

Mine says hello:
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#2512 8 months ago

Picked up a seikonaut.
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#2513 8 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Picked up a seikonaut.
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For a second, you had me.

#2514 8 months ago
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#2515 8 months ago
Quoted from Astropin:

Mine says hello:
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Good looking Doha there!

#2516 8 months ago

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Glacier… now all I need is some yacht rock.

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#2517 8 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Glacier… now all I need is some yacht rock.
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I dig it! I prefer a smaller watch, so I’m anxiously waiting for the 35mm auto in green.

#2518 8 months ago
Quoted from ryanbrooks:

I dig it! I prefer a smaller watch, so I’m anxiously waiting for the 35mm auto in green.

Had to have a PRX. Was waiting on the fence until I saw this colorway... *snap*

Hoping they will make a 38mm which is the sweet spot IMHO.

#2519 8 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Had to have a PRX. Was waiting on the fence until I saw this colorway... *snap*
Hoping they will make a 38mm which is the sweet spot IMHO.

I’ve heard it’ll be 35mm, but I think I could go for 38mm. I really hope the smaller auto is offered in green without the waffled face.

#2520 8 months ago

This is more car and watch than pinball and watch, but oh well.

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#2521 8 months ago

Anybody check out the new Brequet Type XX’s. I think there might be some great deals on the older models for the next few weeks. I’ve already started my search.

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#2522 8 months ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Anybody check out the new Brequet Type XX’s.

Seems to be a lot of blowback about the 4:30 date window decision. I know a lot of collectors hate the 4:30 date outright, but I do think it's an odd choice for Breguet. I've seen several state they were hoping for something more akin to the one-off Type XX for Only Watch 2021 (Only Watch is a charity auction where manufacturers make a single, unique example of a watch for the event). I'll include a picture.

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I'm personally not a fan of the enlarged 3 o'clock subdial, and how it crops the Arabic hour markers, so I'd be out regardless but I know that's a staple at this point for the design.

I actually really like the old Breguet Marine watches, with the big date function, the 5817s. Been watching those for over a year. I'll insert an example.

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#2523 8 months ago

Personally, I find the date at 4:30 disruptive. The XX always had such a pretty dial. Give me the previous version all day, for my money.

#2524 8 months ago

The date on the Type XX doesn’t bother me much. Preferably, I seem to lean towards watches without date functions. That being said, DennisK, I’m also a huge fan of the Marine Big Date as well. Love that watch!

#2525 8 months ago

I'm not inherently anti-4:30 either (I'd more judge the decision to write Swiss Made under the date instead of at the 6 o'clock). I quite like it on the Zenith Chronomasters, though I read (but have not confirmed) Zenith was the first to do the 4:30 with their movement so I suppose they get creativity points.

#2526 8 months ago

Yeah, I'm not inherently anti-4:30, I have watches with a date there that work for me. What I dislike is that placement on THIS watch. It was so clean and symmetric that this busies the dial in an unfortunate way, IMHO. If you have to have a date, include it like on the Transatlantique and put a white-on-black date box at 6:00 so it doesn't ruin the otherwise brilliant Breguet style.

#2527 8 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Glacier… now all I need is some yacht rock.
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Very nice! I love the dial on the PRX. I'm trying to get around to loving the integrated bracelet, but I'm not quite there yet.

#2528 8 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Glacier… now all I need is some yacht rock.
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Mine arrives in a week. Just have to make do with my new Longines Spirit Zulu time till then.
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#2529 8 months ago

Beautiful Longines!

#2530 8 months ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Anybody check out the new Brequet Type XX’s. I think there might be some great deals on the older models for the next few weeks. I’ve already started my search.[quoted image]

Back in 2000, you could buy the Transatlantique for $3,500 NIB.
At that price, it made a lot of sense.

At today’s price, I’d take a Blancpain chronograph before the Breguet. The BP is on another level in terms of overall finishing (case and movement) and the X71 bracelet is one of the best from any manufacturer.

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#2531 8 months ago

few of my Speedster space watches...

Apollo 13 50th:
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Apollo 11 50th:
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then a couple of Seamaster including one of my bonds...

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#2532 8 months ago

A few months ago I got rid of most of my dress watches. I wanted a Lange 1. Found a used model but it needed a service so I recently did get that back and it's working well now.

So I keep telling myself "self, no more dress watches." I did keep my Reverso though. Exceptions, always exceptions.

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#2533 8 months ago
Quoted from DennisK:

A few months ago I got rid of most of my dress watches. I wanted a Lange 1. Found a used model but it needed a service so I recently did get that back and it's working well now.
So I keep telling myself "self, no more dress watches." I did keep my Reverso though. Exceptions, always exceptions.
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Beautiful. A Lange is a brand I would like to have someday as well. If you gotta have only 1 then that's a fantastic choice.

#2534 8 months ago

Transatlantic for 6495 on Jomashop right now.

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#2535 8 months ago

DennisK. What’s the craftsmanship like on a Lange? Unfortunately, I’ve never had the pleasure. I picture walking into an AD or boutique like the children walk into the chocolate room in Willy Wonka. Pure imagination!

#2536 8 months ago
Quoted from DennisK:

A few months ago I got rid of most of my dress watches. I wanted a Lange 1. Found a used model but it needed a service so I recently did get that back and it's working well now.
So I keep telling myself "self, no more dress watches." I did keep my Reverso though. Exceptions, always exceptions.
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Dang. Final tier achieved. Rolex… eat your heart out!

#2537 8 months ago
Quoted from DennisK:

A few months ago I got rid of most of my dress watches. I wanted a Lange 1. Found a used model but it needed a service so I recently did get that back and it's working well now.
So I keep telling myself "self, no more dress watches." I did keep my Reverso though. Exceptions, always exceptions.
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Gorgeous.

I purchased mine from Cellini at the Waldorf around 2002. In terms of overall finishing, it’s still my number one. Would like to purchase a Datograph before I leave this world.

#2538 8 months ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

DennisK. What’s the craftsmanship like on a Lange? Unfortunately, I’ve never had the pleasure. I picture walking into an AD or boutique like the children walk into the chocolate room in Willy Wonka. Pure imagination!

I have no idea the boutique experience; I think the closest one to me is NYC (and I bought this used; a lot of people buy these to get access to Lange's fancier watches so they can be had quite a bit less on the second-hand market).

So, setting aside that the watch is gold (which accounts for part of its pricing), the movement is really where a lot of the differences are. Here's a picture of the back of mine (blurred areas are just the serial numbers).

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The three-quarter bridge is in German silver (which actually has no silver in it at all) which gives it that warm sort of look. You can see Glashütte striping has been applied as a finishing pattern (the Swiss do a similar pattern, the Glashütte style is a bit wider). The caps and their surrounds (like around that center "island" which is designed so you can access the keyless works) are mirror beveled. There is mirrored chamfering along the edge of the three-quarter plate (where it faces the balance). Some of the screws are black polished (e.g., the case clamps) as is the part of the cover over the escape wheel and the swan's neck regulator. You can see some of the base plate under the balance; it's decorated with engine-turned perlage. A number of the screws, especially around the jewels, are fire-blued. Now, screws around jewels are a bit atypical in modern watches because the technology exists to just seat the jewels into the bridge. But Lange is using gold chatons, so the jewels are inserted into the chatons, and those get screwed into the bridge. The balance cock is engraved (freehand; each one is unique).

So, there's just a lot more hand finishing involved (the black polish, the hand-engraving, the decision to seat chatons, etc.).

Here's a photo of the balance engraving so you can see it better:
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One of the things I like about Lange is they take the finishing pretty serious (for a mass production watch brand) versus the Holy Trinity. Patek does great finishing... on their high-end pieces. But compare the more entry-level stuff from Patek or AP and I think you'll find Lange puts in more effort. But, for me the Lange 1 was always about the dial configuration. Asymmetry in general is pretty rare but no one does it like Lange. It's very German in its approach (they laid everything out with respect to the rule of thirds) but the outcome is extremely visually satisfying (because the math says it will be).

#2539 8 months ago

Trinity-schminity… so exhausted with brand worship and “being the oldest”. Can think of a dozen Moser & Cie dials I’d rather have than a Patek or Vacheron… and Lange leads the pack for obsessive attention to detail. I mean, just LOOK at it! The proportions are so perfect it’s like wrist-Zen.

#2540 8 months ago

Moser definitely doesn't put up with any Holy Trinity sass. They take great glee in poking their finger into the eye of the establishment. And they have the design chops to back it up.

#2541 8 months ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

Gorgeous.
I purchased mine from Cellini at the Waldorf around 2002. In terms of overall finishing, it’s still my number one. Would like to purchase a Datograph before I leave this world.

A buddy and I swapped watches a couple years ago at an event we were both attending, so I had the pleasure of wearing his Datograph Up/Down for a day. It really was a fantastic watch.
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#2542 8 months ago

Had some running around to do this afternoon so I grabbed the SD43. Haven't worn this one in a minute.

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#2544 8 months ago

Something doesn’t makes sense there, but congrats to the 3 former employees that were so convincing to pull the wool over Omega’s eyes. I wanna party with those guys!

#2545 8 months ago

I think these new Sideral Powermatic 80's are really fun throwback-style pieces. I may try to grab the yellow one.
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#2546 8 months ago

Wearing a classic today

#2547 8 months ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Wearing a classic today

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#2548 8 months ago

Pinball……..and watches,how about a pinball watch?!

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#2549 8 months ago

The one that started this whole topic.

#2550 8 months ago
Quoted from Forum-ninja:

Pinball……..and watches,how about a pinball watch?!
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Now if it had tiny selonoids and flippers it would be amazing

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