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Aquastar Regate: bid or nor not

  1. raitosan

    raitosan Aug 2, 2020 9:49am

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    Hello,

    I'm looking to acquire a wrist watch with a mechanical movement and a regatta timer complication.

    I am particularly interested in Aquastar Regate, because it's understated in dial design and measures relatively small (39 mm) compared to other regata timers.

    This will be my first ever wrist watch to acquire outside of vintage Omega domain.

    Therefore could I enlist your help to analyse this particular candidate. I fail to see something alarming. What am I missing?

    Thank you in advance,
    Rait

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  2. Canuck

    Canuck Aug 2, 2020 9:55am

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    A Felsa 4000 N movement. Okay in its day. The watch is likely 50 plus years old and appears to have had little use. Take into the equation the price of having it serviced if you buy it.
     
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  3. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 2, 2020 10:18am

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    Well, the second and third photos suggest a re-lume, as the hands appear different in the others.
     
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  4. raitosan

    raitosan Aug 2, 2020 12:06pm

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    Great catch!