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This is what 25 quid buys you. What you got to compare ?

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Somewhere on t'internet last week or so I cam across this quartz piece and dived in at a mere 25 squids which I thought was an extremely good bargain.

What can you show that is as good or better for such little money ?

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Been looking for a vintage Timex for a while. A poor description and awful pictures allowed me to get this in an auction for £23. When it arrived I was amazed. The watch is absolutely mint, works great,  and may never have been worn. 

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Nice looking Sekonda , Greg , I really like the colour of the dial :thumbsup: 

I purchased a couple of these Sekonda military type watches for around £54 two years ago , cracking watches for the price . I think they are around the £33/34 mark now .

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3 minutes ago, Tazmo61 said:

Nice looking Sekonda , Greg , I really like the colour of the dial :thumbsup: 

I purchased a couple of these Sekonda military type watches for around £54 two years ago , cracking watches for the price . I think they are around the £33/34 mark now .

 

And a decent size crown for a quartz watch too.

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8 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

And a decent size crown for a quartz watch too.

Yes , I would say it was better than the one on my Pulsar G10 :thumbsup:

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Some really good finds in this thread.  This one was only about £11.50 on eBay auction, but it didn't run until it had been serviced which puts it beyond the £25 budget.

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NOS Rolex Jubilee link for the wife’s Birthday present this year a 1971 Date Just..from our local jeweller..
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This cost me £6.00 (not working) I had a spare movement which cost me approx £3.00 so this is what £9.00 got me.

Seiko 7T42-6A00, they are more difficult to find than the much sought after Seiko 7T32- watches.

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Caravelle 20€

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Lotus 25€

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Festina 5€ plus 2€ battery

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Pulsar hernia causer 28€

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Louis Pion 2€ plus battery

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Plenty more cos its fun in the cheap seats!

 

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OK I'll play all brand new.

 

Henry Chrono £18 TK Maxx

 

Casio £13.99 Argos

 

Casio £22.99 Argos

 

Casio £17.99 Argos

 

Most likely more and centainy more used a few for a fiver.

 

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I was looking very long for this model, i got very lucky and found a seller that had a huge bag full of old watches that he sold for 5$ each, then i saw that Seiko Olympic in there between those old watches  and i immediatly bought it. Best purchase i ever made

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I absolutely love trawling through certain well-known online retailers looking at cheap brand-new bargains, and it is amazing what you can pick up. Interestingly, I spotted that yellow dial Sekonda diver model on Amazon a few days ago, also for £25; there were two available that had been "renewed" by Amazon and they were snapped up almost instantly. You can still get that model new from Amazon but the price is now £50, I believe.

When I think back over my watch collecting generally, I reckon that the majority of watches I have acquired - taking new and pre-owned examples collectively - have cost less than £25 apiece. Collecting on a tight budget has its particular attractions and its own logistics, and sometimes only a "wad of cash" will do the job - when the motto has to be, "Don't lose the ship for a ha'p'orth of tar.":biggrin:

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This Seiko 7T32-7F70 was £25 on ebay way back. The sellers pics were terrible, only 3 out of focus examples, but I took a punt. I won it, and when it arrived, it was filthy, but once cleaned, it was a mint example... no scratches on the crystal or case, and the bracelet just needed a light touch with a Scotchbrite pad to restore it to pristine condition. It's the only 7T32 I've kept, as I love it. I've had the other colours, blue and black, but this one stays.

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4 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

It's the only 7T32 I've kept, as I love it

I have the very same one in yellow, they are a nice version of the 7T32 as the bracelet is a bit more substantial, and a nice chunky case and bezel. You did well to get that for £25.00, I think I paid around £50 for mine.

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