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  1. Hijak Jul 14, 2015

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    Thank you Northernman!:thumbsup:
     
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  2. M.D. Jul 14, 2015

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    It is a great looking watch. Glad to hear it's getting some proper wrist time!
     
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  3. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 14, 2015

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    This reference wasn't even on my radar when this thread started. Now...
    On my wrist.;)


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  4. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jul 14, 2015

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    You will shortly feel a need to score ExParks now. That's how the disease goes. no point in fighting it.

    The Cairelli Trifecta
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  5. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 14, 2015

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    You are correct sir, and full the trifecta beckons from there.
    I have found a nice EP, but it is the white dial version, which is giving me pause. ::confused2::
     
  6. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jul 14, 2015

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    Oooh, no! Don't pause! That adds to the variety. Highly desirable.
     
  7. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 14, 2015

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  8. ping pong patina Jul 15, 2015

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    The
    The triangle marker on the bezel sometimes it's red sometimes it's yellow... Is there a reason for the difference in color?

    Tx
     
  9. Adri Wonders why he can't edit this message Jul 15, 2015

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    I love this thread::love::

    I feel the need to have a Bulova every day and from day to day the need grows stronger:oops::oops:

    I have to complete the mission:D

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  10. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jul 15, 2015

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  11. ping pong patina Jul 22, 2015

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  12. Northernman Lemaniac Jul 22, 2015

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    Interesting variant. Never seen one just like it before, but I also do not see anyone in their right mind create one like that later on.
    I would assume it is legit!
    The v7740 is a cool movement also.
    :thumbsup:
     
  13. ping pong patina Jul 22, 2015

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    Thanks for the prompt reply.... where does Bulova Marine star stands now in terms of pricing these days seems expensive for a bulova...
     
  14. ping pong patina Jul 22, 2015

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    think excelsior park and bulova was trading at sub USD 2000 not long ago??
     
  15. Northernman Lemaniac Jul 22, 2015

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    Btw: You can see the name of the original intended company have been removed on the movement bridge.
    The same may be found on some Excelsior Park Monte Carlo versions. Apart from the case back and dial it spears identical to the EP.
    Other EP Monte Carlos have Breitling still signed on there. The reason is said to be that these watches was made partly using leftovers from the Breitling bankruptcy in the late 70s. Valjoux is said to have been stuck with batches of Breitling badged movements which they subsequently sold to others after big B stopped paying.
     
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  16. wsfarrell Jul 22, 2015

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    That looks creepy, like someone filing the serial numbers off a gun.
     
  17. Northernman Lemaniac Jul 22, 2015

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    The market is hard to understand, especially on low volume models like these.
    If I find a EP Monte Carlo In good nick I personally would spend more than 2K any day.
    My 7730 Bulova Marine Star came in some time ago at about usd2000.
     
  18. ping pong patina Jul 22, 2015

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  19. Northernman Lemaniac Jul 22, 2015

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    Valjoux had already marked the movements for Breitling. However they no longer existed. Practical solution? Grind the no longer valid marks of, and get some money for the movements while you can.
    Remember those days were not the brightest for the Swiss watchmaking industry!
     
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  20. ping pong patina Jul 22, 2015

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    i wish stock market could double like this wow
     
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