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  1. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Mar 12, 2023

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    This 145.016 arrived a couple of days ago and I’m in love ::love::

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  2. SurvivingJoe Mar 12, 2023

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    A 90s Bvlgari, and an independent watch.
     
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  3. Dsloan Mar 12, 2023

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  4. Dsloan Mar 12, 2023

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    Incoming! I have a friend who was saving up for a Connie but just had a major (and expensive) health setback. Grabbed this for them as a consolation gift.

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  5. TrboDieselPwrd Mar 12, 2023

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    Kudos to you for this very nice gesture! They’re fortunate to have a friend like you.
     
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  6. Dsloan Mar 13, 2023

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    They are my only close friend who is into watches, and it's become a bit of a bonding activity for us (we got some matching Seikos and Moonswatches last year). Hopefully this cheers them up a bit.
     
  7. NoName Mar 13, 2023

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    These three came 4 days before!

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  8. blubarb Mar 14, 2023

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    Aquastar 63 landed in my lap today and I haven't dropped it yet 20230314_105050.jpg 20230314_105058.jpg 20230314_105107.jpg 20230314_105114.jpg
     
  9. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Mar 14, 2023

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    Well, it arrived and as promised, had an Omega buckle and, what I assume may have been an original (but damaged) Omega strap.

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    A bit of a clean up and a new strap. The watch runs accurately and although it’s still on its trial run, all the bits seem to work on that 1250 hummer.

    The case edges are sharp as new, as is the brushing. The dial looks like new.

    So, pretty happy so far ….. :)

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  10. jantjewgm Mar 15, 2023

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    That lume!
     
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  11. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Mar 15, 2023

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    My personal Bulova instigator struck again. Sent me a link to an eBay ad and called it a diamond in the rough. There was only one bid on it for the entire duration of the auction and I waited until the last second to place mine. Surprisingly the first bid was low and I ultimately won it for several dollars more than it started. The original bracelet is in good shape but still needs a deep clean. Bleh...

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    And what arrived today
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    Gasket essentially went liquid form
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    Dial looks great (resting in the spacer and in sitting in the caseback).
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    After a lot of wet sanding...
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    I mean, just look at this thing ::love::
     
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  12. Dsloan Mar 15, 2023

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    Oh man that's awesome! I call dibs if you ever unload it.
     
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  13. AnotherAussie Mar 15, 2023

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    This old girl arrived just now. Age considered, I am quite impressed with the size and condition - over 80 years old!
     
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  14. TrboDieselPwrd Mar 15, 2023

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    Wow, congratulations on the buy and transformation! You did really well on this; I was watching this one too. I’m glad you got it and that we weren’t competing for it! Were you able to get it running?
    Put me second in line for dibs!
     
  15. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Mar 15, 2023

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    Thank you! I’m glad we weren’t competing too! Heh. And unfortunately, no. The seconds hand only advances as long as I am winding the movement. The seconds hand stops when I stop. As the listing said, nothing happens when the crown is in the hand setting position. So, in line it goes to be serviced and in the condition it is, case and all, it’s worth it.
     
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  16. Dan S Mar 15, 2023

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    Nice find.
     
  17. blubarb Mar 16, 2023

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    What Dan said

    Good plus plus
     
  18. Dsloan Mar 16, 2023

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    Picked up a budget pie pan as a gift for a friend! Gonna buff some scratches out of the crystal and then gift wrap it.

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  19. Appleseed Mar 16, 2023

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  20. gbesq Mar 16, 2023

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    Arrived this afternoon. :)
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