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Two eBay Ed Whites: Part Two - They arrive

  1. airansun

    airansun Jul 30, 2018

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    On a previous thread, I spoke to the sheer foolishness of my buying two eBay Ed Whites last week, one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday.
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/updated-irresistible-impulse-two-105-003-65-ebay-buys.79624/

    Well, they arrived earlier today. Typical good news/bad news unfolding, with mostly good news.

    Here are photos. Wherever there are two watches side by side below, the Istanbul watch is to your right and the UK watch to your left. The UK watch has a leather band and the Istanbul one has no band at all.

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    The Istanbul Watch:
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    The UK watch:
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    So far, the UK watch has revealed no hidden issues.

    The Istanbul watch has the following issues: 1-wrong dust cover, which means that the movement is loose in the case even with the back tightened; 2-the chrono second hand hits the main dial minute hand in some positions and stops the movement; 3-tops of the lugs have been brushed.

    Good news: I think both dials are quite nice. Whew! Both wind smoothly. Both have original pushers.

    For the moment, I’m concluding that the UK watch, which I bought second, was probably the better buy.

    What do you guys think?

    Oh, anybody got the right dust cover for a 105.003-65? Please PM me. :)
     
    Edited Jul 30, 2018
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  2. Dan S

    Dan S Jul 30, 2018

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    They both have their pros and cons, but I find the one on the left a bit more appealing overall, probably because I'm a "case guy". So you need a crown and a dust-cover. Is that it? Not bad.
     
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  3. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 Jul 30, 2018

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    Too bad about the caseback for the one on the right. That is the most important thing after all :p

    Both are very good for the prices paid! Will you be keeping both?
     
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  4. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Jul 30, 2018

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    i like the faded bezel one. if you want to keep one, use the best parts and sell the other one and get the 2. excerpt from Biel. anyway, congratulations ! both nice. kind regards. achim
     
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  5. sdre

    sdre Jul 30, 2018

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    Man that feeling when a package comes in. In your case, its TWO!

    Huge congrats.
     
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  6. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Jul 30, 2018

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    I’d not post the customs value declared...
     
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  7. airansun

    airansun Jul 30, 2018

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    @Dan S : depends on what I decide, but I’d probably want better hands for the UK watch (the one of the left).

    @MikeMan2727 : probably won’t keep both but won’t decide til I’ve had both serviced.

    @watchyouwant : I’m reluctant to pull apart one Ed White to advantage another, but it’s tempting.

    @Kringkily : Word. Fixed and thank you.
     
  8. Dan S

    Dan S Jul 30, 2018

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    Maybe re-lume the hands during service.
     
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  9. airansun

    airansun Jul 30, 2018

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    I wish I knew somebody in Northern California who did such work. Anybody can vouch for such an artist?
     
  10. Dan S

    Dan S Jul 30, 2018

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    Who does it for HQ Milton? They often have watches with color-matched hands.
     
  11. boogedyboo

    boogedyboo Jul 30, 2018

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    Really tough to pick a winner. I like the faded DON bezel on the right but I also like the dial lume colour on the left.

    Seem like you got a good deal with both of them. Congrats!
     
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  12. auxpomme

    auxpomme Jul 30, 2018

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    Christmas in July!!
     
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  13. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 Jul 30, 2018

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    Actually, I change my original thought. Keep both, you have two wrists after all. You can start a trend with an Ed White on each wrist!
     
  14. bags1971

    bags1971 Jul 30, 2018

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    I like them :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Neek

    Neek U-neek. Get it? Jul 30, 2018

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    That's about as nice a haul as I can imagine off the bay. Well bought.
     
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  16. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jul 31, 2018

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    oh George, so practical.

    @airansun, nice pickups!

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  17. Magnix

    Magnix Jul 31, 2018

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    Nice watches ! Like the Faded bezel the most.
     
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  18. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Jul 31, 2018

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    Well done!!!!!
     
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  19. joso

    joso Jul 31, 2018

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    I think you did good on both-the uk one is the winner but not by much!!!!congratulations:):thumbsup:
     
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  20. Castle4444

    Castle4444 Jul 31, 2018

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    Nice pair. I’d be tempted to put the lovely faded don and crown from the Istanbul Watch on th uk Watch ::rimshot::
     
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