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  1. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 3, 2012

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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    Wouldn't worry too much about the seller calling it a pie-pan, I've seen it used on Rolex's, Speedmasters (in reference to the subdials) and someone's probably tried to sell a pie-pan IWC Big Pilot by now
     
  3. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    Cosmetically nice with a pretty dial but the case is a south american case though it is 18k gold. If the price is reasonable - say under $800 then it is worthwhile particularly since it is a nice size.
     
  4. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    I like this one better, but that one looks ok to me.
     
  5. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 3, 2012

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    Yeah, who can forget the Big Crown, James Bond" Seamaster 300.;)

    http://omegaforums.net/threads/sm300-big-crown-james-bond.1479/
     
  6. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 3, 2012

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    Hi Kyle, I am watching this one too and I prefer this one. But something tells me it won't be within my budget. :(
     
  7. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 3, 2012

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    Dammit Kyle! I was hoping nobody saw that. :whistling: Wishful thinking I guess. :rolleyes: That's the exact manual wind Genève I want to mate with my automatic stainless model.



    Gavin: that watch is a South American case as Mike says. The problem with that is it might not really be solid gold. Many times a brass ring is used as the base to build / mold the case around so it has much less gold value than a Swiss made case. Solid or not, to collectors it's already less valuable.
     
  8. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 3, 2012

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    Thanks Mike. Was hoping for lesser with less than 2 days to go. Just a question, I assume a south american case is less desirable. Just for future reference, how much should I discount the price by if comparing to another case in the same condition? Thanks.
     
  9. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 3, 2012

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    Take 50% off the value IMO.
     
  10. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 3, 2012

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    Oh then I should probably pass on that then unless the price is really good.

    Looks like we are all watching the 2nd one.:D
     
  11. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    The second one is also not a swiss case - it is a dennison (UK) case that is 9k instead of 14 or 18k. I would say also subtract at least 50% from the value if it was otherwise an 18k swiss case geneve. Now Dennison's omega cases are every bit as good as the original swiss cases but even if the gold content were the same they still are worth as much as the swiss cases (I would say 20% less assuming the same gold content).
     
  12. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    Good luck guys. I like the handwind ones better than the autos, and I should probably wear this one a little more! :whistling:

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  13. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 3, 2012

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    Nice one. I definitely prefer the ss ones to the solid gold ones.
     
  14. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 3, 2012

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    Yes, I saw the hallmarks and the 375. I don't have a Dennison case, I like the tone of 9ct (which I also don't have), and a manual wind is another niche I need to fill. This watch would cover many bases.

    Is there anyone else set on acquiring this watch or can I call dibs among us? I don't want to have a bidding war amongst members.
     
  15. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    A Speedmaster would fill your manual wind quota... just saying... :)
     
  16. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    not bidding on the geneve.
     
  17. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 3, 2012

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    Not me as it will probably be out of my puny budget.
     
  18. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 3, 2012

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    Looks clear for me then. Anyone have an issue with me removing the link until after the auction ends?
     
  19. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Sep 3, 2012

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    Fine with me.
     
  20. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    While we're talking about Geneves, would a dial from a 267 or a 288 work on a 266? ::confused2::