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Awesome work and some cracking finds of the weird and wonderful.

The Gibson is awesome (not awesome I'm going to buy it, but awesome I'm going to go back and look at it more than I should!)

 

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So I'll start tonight's episode with an interesting case of mistaken identity because I'm fairly sure that Hewlett Packard don't know anything about this watch. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage

A Diesel that won't be easily read at a glance https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DEISEL-WATCH-DZ-1563-Rare-5BAR-Black-no-scratches-on-face-good-condition-/124707585764?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Genuine 1940’s quartz watch  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274751357323

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12 hours ago, Bricey said:

Pulsar is no one's favourite brand and brown is no one's favourite colour, so a brown Pulsar might not be the most popular choice here tonight

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pulsar-chronograph-100m-/353467144240?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Got to think they'll struggle at that:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383911066611?hash=item5962e1fbf3:g:H6UAAOSwogdgCDMY

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21 minutes ago, Perlative Cernometer said:

The amount of times I have seen a second hand watch on Ebay for (say £200) and thought, 'that looks alright' then after a quick Google found it at Watch Shop or some other retailer for £99.99 brand new with a warranty. :laughing2dw:

There is also a U.S. Polo Association watch that has been listed on there for (at least) a year, that always seems to catch my eye when I am scanning through, it really is quite simple but appeals to me in appearance (see below). Whilst I have not been able to find it for sale 'new' anywhere to check its value, every other watch I find from the same 'brand' is about $20 brand new. It was listed for a long time at £200 and recently dropped to £150.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284268778099?hash=item422fbd5273:g:GtIAAOSw889eKXG-

I'd probably go to £25, just to get it off of my EBay search results! :laughing2dw:

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12 minutes ago, Bricey said:

The amount of times I have seen a second hand watch on Ebay for (say £200) and thought, 'that looks alright' then after a quick Google found it at Watch Shop or some other retailer for £99.99 brand new with a warranty. :laughing2dw:

There is also a U.S. Polo Association watch that has been listed on there for (at least) a year, that always seems to catch my eye when I am scanning through, it really is quite simple but appeals to me in appearance (see below). Whilst I have not been able to find it for sale 'new' anywhere to check its value, every other watch I find from the same 'brand' is about $20 brand new. It was listed for a long time at £200 and recently dropped to £150.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284268778099?hash=item422fbd5273:g:GtIAAOSw889eKXG-

I'd probably go to £25, just to get it off of my EBay search results! :laughing2dw:

We've had people asking about "Polo" brand watches in various guises. There's a thread here, which gets quite amusing in its later stages.

https://thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?/topic/28560-has-anyone-heard-of-hollywood-polo1988/&tab=comments#comment-294967

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8 minutes ago, spinynorman said:

We've had people asking about "Polo" brand watches in various guises. There's a thread here, which gets quite amusing in its later stages.

https://thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?/topic/28560-has-anyone-heard-of-hollywood-polo1988/&tab=comments#comment-294967

That is quite a rollercoaster, I particularly liked the "and then 12 years later" interlude, like a Spongebob "Sometime later" cutaway.

 

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Today I will mostly.....

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Be looking at vintage (or vintage style) divers.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LIMITED-VINATGE-ZODIAC-17J-hand-wind-mens-Watch-classic-old-nice-condition-/254950540453?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-1960s-Smiths-Divers-Wristwatch-/203381212821?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Azur-Swiss-Vintage-Dive-Watch-Sapphire-Regatta-17-Jewel-Mechanical-/203392782499?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ramino-Calendar-Divers-Watch-Swiss-Made-Automatic-/114780424518?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MWC-Kampfswimmer-Monnin-style-case-automatic-NH35-Diver-/184790023875?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/c-1960s-Vintage-Divers-Watch-Deauville-25-Jewel-Replacement-Black-Strap-/174745013915?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-rare-vintage-Le-Royal-1960s-dive-watch-/393153880335?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Not a diver, but felt like a similar variety

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-DUGENA-MATIC-VINTAGE-AUTOMATIC-MENS-WATCH-CALIBER-Forster-222-25-JEWELS-/164830395899?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Invicta (yes, I know)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Invicta-Pro-Diver-31290-aka-1953-automatic-dive-watch-LNIB-/265136035440?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

And finally a dress watch from Smiths

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smiths-Deluxe-Vintage-Gents-Watch-27-CS-358-Wonderful-Condition-17-Jewels-W3-/154426851656?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Enjoy!

 

 

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14 hours ago, Bricey said:

Was it anyone from here that went for yesterday's Borealis?

A little jealous if so, I quite fancied that myself.

Not because I saw it here, but I bought a Borealis Estoril yesterday? - Is that the one you spotted? - You've got a good eye in your head for a bargain! - Keep up the good work ... 

I had a similar Precista diver (both homages to the vintage Omega 300) & as I will never afford (or justify buying) an original, I am hoping it will scratch the itch?

Cheers ... Paul

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1 hour ago, PaulBoy said:

Not because I saw it here, but I bought a Borealis Estoril yesterday? - Is that the one you spotted? - You've got a good eye in your head for a bargain! - Keep up the good work ... 

I had a similar Precista diver (both homages to the vintage Omega 300) & as I will never afford (or justify buying) an original, I am hoping it will scratch the itch?

Cheers ... Paul

Was the seller: challenge-timer (152 )?

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A final few before bed.

A rather nice Seiko 5 diver

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seiko-series-5-automatic-watch-/133739585201?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

The red-est Rado you ever did see

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rado-mens-watch-/274771623606?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

A sharp angled Rotary Sea Captain (I'll be honest, I'm quite taken with this one, but don't want another quartz)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-Vintage-Rotary-Sea-Captain-Mens-Watch-blue-dial-100m-/274771656927?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Secure diver in need of some tlc

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Sicura-Superwaterproof-23-jewel-400-Vacum-Tested-Watch-Read-Description-/174749445245?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Don't think I'd seen (or noticed at least) a digital Roamer before

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-rare-Vintage-Roamer-G9291-Mens-Alarm-chronograph-Digital-Watch-Working-/224437379119?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

One for @Davey P

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tw-steel-watch-sapphire-tw1302-in-new-condition-date-original-leather-strap-/324588567048?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

A slick looking Sea-Gull

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sea-Gull-watch-rare-MS370-model-Multi-Calendar-50m-/324591780272?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

A Seiko for loves of GREEN

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seiko-Lord-Matic-Special-Auto-5216-6040-/384114324032?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

I think this may have come around before, but I do love the script on the dial (IWC-esque)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Rare-Bruford-17-Jewel-Incabloc-Luxury-Watch-/124700563560?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Good night all.

One footnote before I turn it in and try to get some much needed sleep (that these bloody meds seem so keen on preventing):

None of the links I post are watches I am selling or sellers I knowingly have any previous dealings with.

To me, this thread is like having a little virtual world of fellow watch lovers sat beside me as I while away a crazy amount of time scolling through the cheap adds for the occasional impulse buy.

I share mainly watches that either seem interesting (to me at least) in their appearance, odd or downright strange.

Occasionally I will post watches that at a different time or in different circumstances I might have been interested in going for, but I know are going to end without me making any bid of my own.

I cannot endorse any of the watches, adverts or sellers posted here, it is simply me pointing at adverts I've seen to see if any spark interest or debate (or as has delightfully happened on a couple of occasions, sparked comment that has furthered my limited education in the area).

Night night.

 

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11 hours ago, Bricey said:

Azur - the seller's description set my nostril hairs quivering. "... they were Swiss, they also made chronographs and that they went bust during the Quartz Crisis in the late 70's". That's the sort of answer you get when you ask on watch forums. :scared::tongue:

Actually the most frequently offered suggestion for "Azur" divers comes from Mikrolisk - Gaston Weil of Paris apparently registered the brand in 1909. But, did that firm last long enough to be making dive watches?

Searching the modern European trademark database throws up a registration by "Montres Azur", of 16, Place de La Republique, Paris, originally in 1968. They also registered two maker's marks in Switzerland in 1973. Judging by the trademarks, the company folded in the late 1980s/early 90s. Maybe this was the successor company to Gaston Weil? The other slight complication is all the trademark registrations I've found are in upper case and on the watch for sale it's lower case. Just possibly the uppercase AZURE was for watches with Swiss movements and lower case was for French. Here's the only other lower case azure I could find and it runs a Lorsa P75, while the AZURE ones run Landeron or ETA.

http://montreautomatiqueman.com/montre_de_plongee_automatique_azur_20_atm_annees_70_super_etat.htm

 

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Had a little while browsing a little further up the price scale, some £200-500 watches that caught my eye for sharing:

Lovely dial and bezel on a Seiko, but I fear a tad to large for me

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seiko-SRPD23K1Prospex-Save-The-Ocean-Great-White-Samurai-Diver-200m-Excellent-/324596630127?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Lovely Aplina diver, but again 2mm wider than I'd like

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-alpina-watch-/324590462693?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

So I normally like just round, analogue, ideally automatic watches, this Seiko is none of the above, but wow it looks awesome

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-SEIKO-TIMETRON-Watch-W853-digital-square-dot-matrix-Japan-blue-LED-LCD-/254950690527?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

I quite like this Seiko Sub homage

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Submariner-Mod-/373562444823?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Should have taken the plastic off to get better pics, but this interests me (would welcome some feedback or information about Bernhard H. Meyer, not a brand I am familiar with)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BERNHARD-H-MAYER-DEPUIS-1871-WatchBrand-new-still-in-the-box-/233768195588?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

Another from BHM that looks lovely to me, are they proper watches or another fashion brand using a person's name to sound proper?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bernhard-H-Mayer-Force-Quantum-Watch-Water-Resistant-/123301186030?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

San Martin, very Seiko looking, but pretty smart, again I'd welcome some thoughts or information about them (microbrand?)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAN-MARTIN-SN047-G-BLUE-TURTLE-6105-AUTOMATIC-DIVE-WATCH-NH35A-UK-SELLER-/254906030439?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

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21 minutes ago, Bricey said:

Another from BHM that looks lovely to me, are they proper watches or another fashion brand using a person's name to sound proper?

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/qnet-launches-new-tanzanite-jewellery-collection-under-bernhard-h-mayer-luxury-brand-301180762.html

Also, at the bottom of their website it says "© 2019 Mayer's Mint GmbH, Pforzheim, Biel/Bienne branch".

"B.H. Mayer Mint was founded by Bernard Henrix Mayer in Germany in 1871. Today it enjoys a stellar reputation for technological prowess and leadership in the production of Medals, Commemorative Coinage, and contract minting. It remains today under the steadfast leadership of the Mayer family, five generations after founding." https://www.moderncoinmart.com/mints/mayer-mint-gmbh-germany/

Draw your own conclusions. :cool:

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On a side note.. have a look at the sellers past items.. if its all watches then they are a dealer and perhaps know far more than the 'average Joe' about that cool watch you like.

If its a watch alongside a couple of others and a wardrobe of cool shirts and quite a few ornaments and some toys then perhaps they are having a clear out. In this circumstance.. they have probably  not opened the watch (good and bad) but they just want the 'best price' and not what a dealer will think as the 'watch price'. So have a peek at 'other items' and 'past sales'. 

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