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  1. rootbeer7

    rootbeer7 May 22, 2020 11:19am

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    Following a Cronel watch incoming a couple of weeks ago, I Ianded this 38mm Monvis. The dial patina is superb looking.
     
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  2. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 22, 2020 11:25am

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    Love these 60’s skin divers. Getting harder to find at decent prices.
     
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  3. Eric304

    Eric304 May 22, 2020 11:27am

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    good looking watch! strong patina!!! what we all craving for.
     
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  4. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 22, 2020 11:34am

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    nice examples can be had for 400-600 bills...and some know what they have and are priced higher

    a lot harder to score in the 100-200 range..compromises must be made

    gamut of brands and oddities to choose from.

    affordable fun for the most part with badass looking watches with patina
     
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  5. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe May 22, 2020 12:57pm

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    i just picked this up. i've never seen another one like it

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  6. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 22, 2020 1:04pm

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    ::love::::love::::love::
     
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  7. rootbeer7

    rootbeer7 May 22, 2020 2:24pm

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    This was the Cronel I bought a couple of weeks ago. This was great value.
     
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  8. rootbeer7

    rootbeer7 May 22, 2020 2:26pm

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    It took me a couple of weeks to find this one. Looked at quite a few. Some good dials and poor movements, some the other way around. This one was too good to let go!
     
  9. hejsam

    hejsam May 23, 2020 8:23am

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    My latest skin diver, black dial and blue bezel. 200m WR and steel case of around 39mm.

    These skindivares are wellbuilt and often very affordable :)

    And you should always wear them on a vintage tropic! ;)
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  10. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 23, 2020 8:28am

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    FFD587CA-4D11-4905-8EE3-B83ACBB358FF.jpeg I guess this would classify as a skin diver ;)
     
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  11. High Hope

    High Hope May 23, 2020 9:01am

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    @rootbeer7 , no it isn’t a 60s watch but it was inexpensive, high quality, and to my eye attractive. And your handle is fitting:

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  12. Omegafanman

    Omegafanman May 23, 2020 9:27am

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    I made this for another post.... but I like it (perfect late 60's skin diver advert....maybe)
     
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  13. rootbeer7

    rootbeer7 May 23, 2020 12:57pm

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  14. hejsam

    hejsam May 23, 2020 3:48pm

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    Its not a tropic, but looks good either way! :thumbsup:
     
  15. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 23, 2020 4:14pm

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    This thread inspired me to wear another today
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  16. amcclell

    amcclell May 23, 2020 8:04pm

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    20200523_210329.jpg Here is my Arnex diver that I wore yesterday.
     
  17. rootbeer7

    rootbeer7 May 24, 2020 2:53am

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    Oh, please post a tropic. It did come with a strange very old swiss made rubber strap, but it was a little too big.
     
  18. rootbeer7

    rootbeer7 May 24, 2020 2:53am

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    Beautiful.
     
  19. rootbeer7

    rootbeer7 May 24, 2020 2:53am

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  20. hejsam

    hejsam May 24, 2020 3:07am

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    I have these 3 models, they often are refered to as Tropic sport, Tropic Original/Weave, Tropic star.
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    But there is also a lesser known model called Tropic 2000 which I have never tested.
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