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What watch are you wearing today?

Discussion in 'Fine Watches, Jewelry, & Clothes' started by VTChris, Sep 8, 2007.

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  1. plastique999

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    I buy most things second hand now… cars and watches.
    I just can’t stand playing the dealer game anymore.


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  2. dstacy

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    Yep!
     
  3. SCKOMS

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    50 bucks!

    How much for the gun?


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  4. ArtS

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    And it looks like a fun watch in the price range. Probably 10X if finished really well, but RM pricing is silly. I guess the statement 'whatever the market will bear' applies.

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  5. ArtS

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    Today's watch is kind of neat but a bit of a project. Hampton Watch Co. model 104 from 1915. The movement is spectacular with the wave pattern machined into the plates and the ruby bearings set in gold. It has a white gold filled case. The dial is shot but a nice design. I have a mint almost identical spare but the Hampden text is in a script font. I'm keeping my eye out for a mint exact replacement - unlike Rolex, replacing the dial won't hurt value. A nice watch and decent timekeeper.

    Hampden is an interesting company, starting in Massachusetts and moving to Ohio. Making great pieces in the 19th century but becoming less competitive as 20th century progressed. The company didn't survive the depression and was liquidated. It's assets were surreptitiously acquired by the Soviets and became the basis of the Russian watch industry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dueber-Hampden_Watch_Company
     

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  6. JP365

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    Thanks for posting. I haven’t had my Hampden out in a while. I bought mine in 2000. It cost several hundred thousand dollars…but it came with a house ;)
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  7. ArtS

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    I'd need to see the house to know if you made a good purchase... :^)

    It's an 18 size, full plate watch with a replaced, base metal case. The original case was either gold and got scrapped at some point or, more likely, was gold filled and wore out - most American watches were designed for easy case replacement so the replacement case is not unusual (mine is in a replacement case as well, but its a relatively high end one). I can't read the serial number or see enough details to tell you more from the image.

    It's a great watch to put in that little pocket of your jeans!

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    Today is the my very first Rolex - 1988 sub… my parents bought it for me when I graduated Culinary school(CIA)… wore it for years now my wife wears it almost all the time Image Unavailable, Please Login


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  9. spirot

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    yes - I have like 5 straps for it as well... kinda cool.
     
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  10. spirot

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    I bought it as a lark and to see the case size and how it all works... basically its a faux movement on the face - and just a regular Miyota as the movement.
     
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    Nice 1680
     
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    Black case???? Which one is that???
     
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    congrats, a new one from a AD!?!
     
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    Yes brand new from an AD. They took the plastic off and cut the hang tag. Probably to avoid the chance I would re sell, which I'm not. I have a white 116520, so added the 126500LN in black!
     
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