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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

    'There was a fellow inmate selling nice 6498 clones here on WUS. I picked up 4 from him and so far have no issues with them. Look for mooieklokjes here on WUS. He's based in the Netherlands, so depends on where you are as to how much you spend. I'm pleased with the 2 I'm currently using. I have the other two in reserve for two other projects.
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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamafou View Post
    Okay, thank you for all the help. Is there an inexpensive manual wind 6497 movement that I could try out? I am trying to find one but they seem pretty expensive...
    Typically under 100.00 so not expensive especially for one of the best ever movements for the price.
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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

    I'm going to revive this thread as the original title is applicable to my question. Is there a better source or deal to be had on a Swiss ETA 6497 other than the $186 I see on ofrei.com?

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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

    Quote Originally Posted by GadgetKing View Post
    I'm going to revive this thread as the original title is applicable to my question. Is there a better source or deal to be had on a Swiss ETA 6497 other than the $186 I see on ofrei.com?

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    Probably Ebay. Retailers have overhead which is why they have higher prices. They also deal with the trade who pass those costs onto their customers

    Some Ebay sellers buy in quantity to get a lower price and sell for less on Ebay.

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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

    Quote Originally Posted by DON View Post
    To you and the OP.

    Probably Ebay. Retailers have overhead which is why they have higher prices. They also deal with the trade who pass those costs onto their customers

    Some Ebay sellers buy in quantity to get a lower price and sell for less on Ebay.

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    Thanks. That hasn't been the case so far. All the ETAs on eBay are more then ofrei.com. I'll just have to sit tight and watch for a bit I guess.

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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

    You may have to wait a while, ETA movements do not seem to be dipping in prices.
    I would go SEAGULL clone.
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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamafou View Post
    Okay, is there a good website I can buy it off of?
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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

    Quote Originally Posted by isitauthentic View Post
    You may have to wait a while, ETA movements do not seem to be dipping in prices. I would go SEAGULL clone.
    There is a reason why they are cheaper.
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    Re: Where do I find ETA 6497 or 6498 movements?

    You can find a Unitas 6498 (Same as ETA 6498) from a vintage pocket watch through eBay for around $70 to practice with. Arnex used a lot of the Unitas movements in their pocket watches and they are fairly bulletproof. I was able to find a nice decorated movement that only needed a minor tuneup for <$65. You can also find a seagull (chinese clone) for pretty cheap too. Practice with these before investing in a quality ETA 6498 through OFREI.

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