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  1. Bernhard J Dec 5, 2023

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  2. gbesq Dec 6, 2023

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    Thanks, Dan. The .009 is my favorite of the 166 references, followed closely by the .003. I had a very nice date version 166.009 that i sold earlier this year and regretted selling it almost immediately. I've been looking for the arrowhead verison in steel for quite some time and they seem to be largely confined to the Japanese market and much easier to find in gold cap than in steel. The one that I picked up is in exceptionally nice condition, so I'm happy to have a .009 back in my collection. Won't be selling this one anytime soon.
     
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  3. Davidt Dec 7, 2023

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    Terrible ‘car’ photo outside the auction house, but picked this one up today.
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  4. Zman4eva Dec 7, 2023

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    Planet Ocean 232.30.38.20.01.001 just came today. It's 37.5mm so it's going to take some getting used to since I normally wear 41 or 42mm divers. It is in great shape though.

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  5. Pqm_egg Dec 7, 2023

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    Bought my first Omega the Railmaster in denim/blue on metal bracelet. Big fan of trains and the brushed metal tool watch 54F6C8FD-919D-45C6-8BD2-DAC3F7C6D9B3.jpeg A6A53F6B-0D7C-4188-81B9-5AA53E64AEB4.jpeg 7376C1F6-6CDD-45E2-8080-C976D6A64B4E.jpeg look. Loving it so far. Took it onto the golf course yesterday with an Omega NATO strap (definitely warmer!) and the blue face changed tone, like previous reviews have said, in the winter sun.
     
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  6. RevZMan123 Dec 8, 2023

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    In case you didn't know, I got a broad arrow speedmaster "replica"

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    Woke up to that view today. Lovely. Sorry for all the fuzz lol
     
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  7. Fallout Boy Dec 8, 2023

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    NICE!!! I would like to see this watch on a (Staib) mesh.....
     
  8. RevZMan123 Dec 8, 2023

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    Interesting, those do look good on a speedy (as evident by the photo they have there). I have a Forstner contemporary flat link on the way so I imagine that will get some good wrist time and the stock will go back in the box. Alternatives are always on the table and I think I have a non-staib 20mm mesh somewhere.
     
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  9. Fallout Boy Dec 8, 2023

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    show us ;)
     
  10. CBM1590 We don’t rent pigs. Dec 8, 2023

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    Added these to the collection today.
     
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  11. Vanallard Dec 10, 2023

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    A new crystal will do wonders. Looks like a great catch :thumbsup:
     
  12. CBM1590 We don’t rent pigs. Dec 10, 2023

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    Another Austin for the collection…Swiss auto with good bones. Cleaning, crystal and service should do wonders. Brushed C case and I like the blue dial.
     
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  13. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Dec 15, 2023

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    Oh god, oh god, oh my god, what have I done!!
    It just appeared on eBay!
    Stripped and serviced and in pristine condition!
    I was the only bidder!
    It’s not as though I needed another watch but I’ve always had a soft spot for Rotary, particularly 37mm (39 with crown) and it was only £60!
    Well, I don’t know. :eek:
    What have I done?

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  14. rootbeer7 Dec 15, 2023

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    My 2nd GP 4940
     
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  15. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Dec 19, 2023

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    Well, it’s arrived and looks just like the seller’s photos. It is 37mm diameter, which is, I think, big for an older automatic Rotary and looks like it hasn’t had much wear. The face reminds me of the Seikomatics I’d fancied buying but the brassed ETA movement looks nicer than the unadorned Seiko movements and, of course, it winds.

    I’ve scoured, well, had a google or two, but haven’t seen any Rotary like this. Still, a pretty £60 beater is just right for my Christmas stocking….

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  16. DrmexicoII Dec 19, 2023

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    Cracking buy for £60! Great size and looks in very decent shape. How old do you think it is?
     
  17. itsjustausername Dec 19, 2023

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    Last arrivals of the year, and what a year it’s been!

    1956 Airman & 2020 Zenith A3818 Covergirl (on a random strap, until the bracelet gets sized)

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  18. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Dec 19, 2023

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    Thanks. I’m assuming 70s/80s but the watch case is very sharp and the dial and movement so clean that if it wasn’t a £60 Rotary, I’d have been thinking it might be a replica ….
     
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  19. impalla62ss Dec 19, 2023

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    A $75 low ball holiday bid got me a new beater: Bertucci A-2S Ballista Black Stainless Case Defender
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  20. SurvivingJoe Dec 21, 2023

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    Recent hunt
     
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