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  1. Tet I prefer Dilmah do try it May 17, 2020

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    The obvious giveaway is the step over from the bezel to case, typical of these faked bakelite bezels where the bezel is too large for the case.

    Great shame as alot of these modified watches would no doubt have been very cool in their original non-franken state. Poor things will never be reunited with their original bezels which served them all these years.
     
  2. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 17, 2020

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  3. Tet I prefer Dilmah do try it May 17, 2020

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    Wow that was quick, was gone before I could even take a look.
     
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  4. CalLeach May 17, 2020

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  5. hejsam May 17, 2020

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    Yeah but the chromed case will Probably scare most!
     
  6. JwRosenthal May 17, 2020

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    Somone lucked out in that one- who was it???!
     
  7. TexOmega May 17, 2020

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    But, but, but it needs a battery!!!:D
     
  8. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 17, 2020

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    the auction ended a month ago. i just played a joke on the forum to show that great deals can still be had,,,,,truth is though,..the watch is pretty overpriced at the current market price

    the really lol thing was the winning bidder didn''t act and bin asap... they submitted a best offer
     
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  9. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 17, 2020

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    i'll pass this one on.

    forsam divers 35mm

    i offered 50 several months ago and the seller came back at 65, which is pretty decent deal.

    i passed on it. at least you know where you're at if you want it.

    seems like a watch if you hated the wear to the case you could break out the spray paint or testors

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-FORSAM-Swiss-Diving-Wrist-Watch-17-J-Incabloc-Waterproof/191809705641Purchases made through these links may earn this site a commission from the eBay Partner Network
     
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  10. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 19, 2020

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    this looks like a nice buy

    looks like it's built off of the nastrix platform. it might even have the helium release value crown as well

    209 eu shipped to the usa

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  11. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 21, 2020

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  12. JwRosenthal May 21, 2020

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    I see a lot of this type coming out of Italy. Some with the fake Bakelite bezels and some with what appear to be real- always gunshy as I don’t know if they are legit or not
     
  13. size11s Can’t bat, can’t bowl May 21, 2020

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  14. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 21, 2020

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    pretty sure that's where they originated. most are easy to spot. this one looks like it works with the watch and i don't think it can be 100% confirmed replacement. i don't think it's a bad thing for this watch either.

    seller even increased his price, as he must have gotten many low ball offers.
     
  15. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 21, 2020

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    ha......obv replacement. so nice of the seller to tell us....and he didn't even use the popular japanese disclaimer. "pictures tell the condition of the watch"
     
  16. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 21, 2020

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    i was just about to post this nr auction but i decided to view the sellers previous auction.

    low and behold he sold this watch 5 times......so no chance of getting it for a song and dance

    origin-italy...lol

    i have to stop doing this in order not to turn this thread into the disgust and fraudulent behavior of ebay

    https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Rare-Diver-...871080?hash=item2d0b586668:g:teAAAOSwlANeqcmbPurchases made through these links may earn this site a commission from the eBay Partner Network

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  17. pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 22, 2020

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  18. JwRosenthal May 22, 2020

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    Not bad looking and it looks like an eta in the blurry movement pic. It appears someone tried to scrape some of the moss off the lume- and not too well...or its just a really blotchy mossy. Could clean up a little
     
  19. Tet I prefer Dilmah do try it May 22, 2020

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    I don't trust much(watch wise, a lot of frankens!) coming out of Argentina(and my wife is from there:D), just looked at sellers other items and appears to have a franken or two which would be enough to get my alarm bells ringing. I liked a Tressa LaserBeam watch he had but dial suggests 21 jewels, movement 25 jewels:cautious:
     
  20. Professor May 22, 2020

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    Must be a dead battery, the dial won't light up when he presses the crown.