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Wakmann Gigandet Triple Date: Purchase Advice

  1. AnotherAussie Feb 20, 2021

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    Hi all

    I am very naive in the space of vintage watches and was hoping to get some advice on a potential purchase of a Wakmann Triple Date chronograph which appears absolutely stunning. I have tried to compare the images of this watch with others on the internet and cannot seem to find a watch with the same dial and hands to compare it too, which is concerning. Would anyone be able to advise if the dial and other aspects of the watch appear genuine and original?

    See the images of the watch below.

    I appreciate the input in advance.
     
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  2. TexOmega Feb 20, 2021

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    They made that model over many years and there are countless variations on a theme.

    Appears original to me, and has a nice Val 723 movement in good/Ex shape.

    The case appears in these pix to be heavily polished.

    Welcome


    This is my AOPA Val 723 Version a few years earlier than yours, mid 1960's.

    The 723 wasn't offered very long.



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  3. AnotherAussie Feb 20, 2021

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  4. TexOmega Feb 21, 2021

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    I’ve been out of this market for two years or so.

    let other members comment on originality and value. Is it listed at some price somewhere?

    Thanks for the kind words.
     
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  5. Mooieklokjes Feb 21, 2021

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    I have seen these before. A lovely watch and as @TexOmega said, there are many variations. But the watch appears original to me. Case and lugs have seen some polishing though.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. dmtowl Feb 21, 2021

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    Won this one, I'll post an update with some photos once received
     
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  7. AnotherAussie Feb 21, 2021

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    Ah yes @dmtowl, you outbid me.
     
  8. dmtowl Feb 21, 2021

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    Was honestly ready to pay a lot more. The pinstripe hands kill it for me.
     
  9. Dan S Feb 21, 2021

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    Late to the game here, but the hand style matches the dial.
     
  10. TexOmega Feb 22, 2021

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    So, what was the ending price?
     
  11. AnotherAussie Feb 22, 2021

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    $2660 USD
     
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  12. TexOmega Feb 22, 2021

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    I guess the 723 bumped this one or is this the market now?


    Any buyers premium to add? Taxes?
     
  13. dmtowl Feb 22, 2021

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  14. Borosilikat Feb 22, 2021

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    love the bracelet.
     
  15. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Feb 22, 2021

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    Absolutely legit and a very rare variation. Here is mine
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  16. dmtowl Feb 22, 2021

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    Beautiful collection, beyond elated to be joining you in owning one :). I've been looking to get one of these wakmann triples for a long time, but was waiting for the right one at the right price.
     
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  17. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Feb 22, 2021

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    Where did you score it?
     
  18. dmtowl Feb 22, 2021

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  19. Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Feb 22, 2021

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    Well bought :unsure:
     
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  20. Brook May 28, 2021

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    Pardon tagging on here. I bought this one recently, and besides needing to adjust the chrono hand, the crown
    appears on the small size and thin compared to those here and in another thread.
    Anybody have an idea on the dimensions of an original crown
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