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  1. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Nov 29, 2012

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  2. Veritas99 Nov 29, 2012

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    LouS likes this.
  3. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Nov 30, 2012

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    The asking price on this watch has bothered me... for what seems like a year. Funny how it hasn't sold:

    http://www.secondtimearoundwatchco.com/watches-for-sale/zenith/defy-28800/8182

    The watch is supposed to look something like mine:

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    Or even better, just search for "Zenith A3651" on Google Images and click on the photos stamped "LouS" (big surprise), or "Veritas99" to see what it's really supposed to look like.

    The "tropical" thing works or it doesn't. Here... not so much. I think the price is roughly 10x too high.
     
  4. ulackfocus Nov 30, 2012

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    There are a TON of overpriced watches on eBay. I don't mean by a couple hundred, they're triple market value or more. I guess Zenith isn't immune to this.
     
  5. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Nov 30, 2012

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    10 x? you mean it should be just around USD 350-400?
     
  6. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Nov 30, 2012

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  7. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Nov 30, 2012

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    Got it, the sweden item definitely a better specimen, and it's just sold at USD 930.
     
  8. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Dec 1, 2012

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    The Stockholm one was a solid price for a good piece.

    Whatever Zenith's dialmaker used for metallic blue does not hold up well over time. It tends to flake. On the tri-color, the blue subdial is always the first to show flaws.
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  9. georgetownhoya Dec 8, 2012

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    I am pretty sure all the original El Primero dials were made by Singer, right?
     
  10. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Dec 9, 2012

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    I believe so too, but I don't know it for a fact.
     
  11. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 1, 2013

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  12. ulackfocus Jan 1, 2013

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    Wow, I'm gonna start selling my hats!
     
  13. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 1, 2013

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    Your scalp might get sunburned ;)
     
  14. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 1, 2013

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    That was kind of a low blow,
    You're thinking like me :thumbsup:
     
  15. ulackfocus Jan 1, 2013

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    Wouldn't be the first time. :p

    Just waiting for Mr. Photoshop to do his thing. :rolleyes:
     
  16. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 1, 2013

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    Sometimes the mental image is more then sufficient.:p
     
  17. Veritas99 Jan 1, 2013

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  18. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 1, 2013

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  19. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jan 1, 2013

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    I think someone needs to teach him how the decimal system works.
     
  20. ulackfocus Jan 1, 2013

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    Whoa! That means my two Omega caps are worth WAY more because one is a Vancouver Olympics grey limited edition and the other is official Omega red & white.

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