So I went a little nuts recently...

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So I went a little nuts recently...

Post by AJC » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:37 am

And bought 3 watches in the last month. I've never been a habitual purchaser/flipper but three watches that I've had my eye on all came up for sale in the same month. What's a supervillian to do? Buy all of them of course!

I figure I'll enjoy the hell out of them for a year or so and then flip them towards a Speedy Pro.

First up, the Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy DIver Reissue.

Eddie Platts latest model is a 1:1 reissue of the original Precista RN Diver issued to the Royal Navy in 1981/82.

40mm in case diameter, 47mm lug-to-lug with 20mm lug width, this is the perfect size for a dive watch for my little sub-7" wrists.
Brushed asymmetrical case by Roland Kemmner with 5mm screwdown signed crown in a polished finish. Kemmner does his work in Germany with steel blanks from Hong Kong.
200M WR. Antimagnetic to 4,800 A/m. Unidirectional 120 click bezel.
Bombe domed and beveled sapphire crystal with heaps of blue AR coating on the inside.
NOS ETA 2783 25 jewel caliber, which is the same caliber as the original. It's also seen in many a vintage Tudor.
Vintage patina color SuperLuminova.
Snakehead/penis shaped hands.
Custom racing style Timefactors rubber strap and tropic style strap.



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A couple weeks later I saw a discontinued JDM Seiko come up for sale and had to have it. I've always loved this model and you just don't see it anymore. Besides textured dials, one of my faves is silver/white dials with gold arabic numerals. I had an Eska that fit the bill but sold it to hcharles over at WL, so of course it had to be replaced.

Seiko JDM SCVS007

38mm case diameter and 11mm thick. 20mm lug width.
Beautifully finished mirror polish and brushed lines.
6R15 mechanical watch movement with automatic winding, hand winding, second hand stop function, and a date display.
Discontinued by Seiko Japan. These were made back around 2008 I believe.
Flat sapphire crystal. Gold arabic numerals at all markers. Gold leaf shape hands.
Came with a few brown leather straps and some extra 20mm straps thrown in by the seller.
Case needs to be cleaned up a little in the near future.

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And then another discontinued Seiko pops up. Foggy's Spork was soon to be mine.

The Seiko SRP043 AKA Spork AKA Seiko Sinn AKA Sinnko AKA Seiko Pilot-diver.

I have to steer clear of Peter Tork.

43.5mm case diameter. 12mm thick. 50mm lug-to-lug.
All the awesome mixture of brushed/polished finishes that you expect from Seiko.
4R15 caliber with date, auto-winding, and a Spron 510 mainspring to up the power reserve to 50 hours.
Unidirectional 120 click bezel.
Screwdown crown at the 4 position.
This watch looks great on rubber, steel and leather. I am going to find an OEM bracelet.
THE LOOM!!!

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Thanks for reading!
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Re: So I went a little nuts recently...

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:45 am

Well done, evil anti-hero! Excellent write-ups of your impressions. I can see why you had to have those, especially that spork...lemme know when you flip that'n! Enjoy them all with a clear conscience, AndrewAnthony... :face: / ;)
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Re: So I went a little nuts recently...

Post by kahuna74 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:43 am

Great scores AJ. I really like both the Seiko's. Next month is when I will pick up two new (old) watches. The Spork is on my list. Every time one comes up its when I Have no cash to play with.
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Re: So I went a little nuts recently...

Post by AJC » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:14 am

Thanks fellers. I'll be cleaning up the case of the Spirit in a few days now. I'll try and take before and afters.
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Re: So I went a little nuts recently...

Post by AJC » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:38 pm

Ocean wrote:Some nice wartches right there. You would have never seen the spork had I had cell cell service.


I'll post it here first if I go ahead and sell it. I'm waiting for the bracelet to arrive from Freddy Seow to decide.
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Re: So I went a little nuts recently...

Post by AJC » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:18 am

Here are some photos from my attempt at cleaning up the Spirit's case.
There are still two stubborn scuffs on the bezel that I'm going to let my guy take care of.

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Re: So I went a little nuts recently...

Post by biglove » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:55 am

I think you have done an excellent job on this one!

I am missing the spots you mention. Can't see them in my mobile pics.
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Re: So I went a little nuts recently...

Post by AJC » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:25 am

biglove wrote:I think you have done an excellent job on this one!

I am missing the spots you mention. Can't see them in my mobile pics.


Visible is real life, enough to make me want them gone.

You can see one in the eighth pic right at 5 o'clock.
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