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    De Tomaso watches. Anyone owned one, or have any experience of them?

    As above really chaps. Have seen these on the internet, amazon seem to be a big supplier of them (here in the UK) and they look pretty cool and seem well priced...however is it too good to be true?

    A De Tomaso to me is a flawed company that produced supercars in the 70's and 80's, so is this the same company or simply trading in their 'good' name?
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    Re: De Tomaso watches. Anyone owned one, or have any experience of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCMonkey View Post
    As above really chaps. Have seen these on the internet, amazon seem to be a big supplier of them (here in the UK) and they look pretty cool and seem well priced...however is it too good to be true?

    A De Tomaso to me is a flawed company that produced supercars in the 70's and 80's, so is this the same company or simply trading in their 'good' name?
    I've looked at them before @Amazon-UK site....they looked okay...I believe some models use the Miyota OS20 movement and like anything else, most of the components -if not all- are probably made/assembled in the Far East. The one I was looking at had a favorable 4.5 stars out of 5.ratings...they're priced in British pounds....in USD$ equivalent low-to-mid $100 depending on model. I'd also look at Seiko-5s and Citizen in the same price range....but of course, you rarely bump into someone wearing a DeTomaso. Personally, I don't think they're part of the now defunct Detomaso Pantera sports car. But if you're looking to purchase as part of a automotive-motoring watch collection, then, it might be worth the "test-drive".




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    Re: De Tomaso watches. Anyone owned one, or have any experience of them?

    An older thread talked about these De Tomaso watches but also check this thread too.

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    Re: De Tomaso watches. Anyone owned one, or have any experience of them?

    I have just taken delivery of a De Tomaso 'Firenze' model Chronograph calibre 0S20. There are a few colour variants of this watch. This particular one has a steel link bracelet and blue dial, the watch itself is very heavy and appears to be of good quality. It comes in a tin embossed on the lid with their logo, with black 'sponge' protection padding contained within a card outer 'picture' box, a user manual in German and English and a plastic 'credit card' 2 year warrantee card. There is I believe 5 different models in the range of which the user manual covers all. There is no indication as to the make of the movements. The parent Company is based in Germany. The website is in German.

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    They're so so. The finish is not brilliant. It was delivered in a big tin box with the logo on the lid and lots of paperwork. It looks impressive but it's no better than some of the Chinese brands, i.e. Winner.
    I won't be rushing out to buy another one.
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    Re: De Tomaso watches. Anyone owned one, or have any experience of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by demag View Post
    They're so so. The finish is not brilliant. It was delivered in a big tin box with the logo on the lid and lots of paperwork. It looks impressive but it's no better than some of the Chinese brands, i.e. Winner.
    I won't be rushing out to buy another one.
    I've looked at the close up photos of Winner watches and they look really cheap, the DeTomaso ones look a lot better, but I've not handled either. Anyone got both of these who can comment?

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    Re: De Tomaso watches. Anyone owned one, or have any experience of them?

    Does it have a big block ford where the back seat should be?
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    Re: De Tomaso watches. Anyone owned one, or have any experience of them?

    I think the car is probably better quality than the watch. :rolleyes:

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    Re: De Tomaso watches. Anyone owned one, or have any experience of them?

    I have a De Tomaso Corsenza watch. De Tomaso autos were unique cars for the times that they were produced.
    The De Tomaso Mangusta of the late '60s gave way to the much better quality Pantera of the early '70s with the
    dynamic 351 Ford engines. The Pantera was and still is a highly respected older sports car. De Tomaso went
    out of business around 2004. As for watches I do not think it's the same company.

    Now, I don't pretend to know a lot about watches. I don't buy or own multi-dollar Rolexes and similar timepieces, but
    I do like a nice watch, and I do like my De Tomaso Corsenza. Right now I am making my own leather band for it because
    I do not care for metal expansion bands. The metal band that came with the Cortenza is of very good quality which is readily
    obvious but all that glitter and vivid charm, to me, seems to speak more about the wearer than does the watch. Simple
    leather is my choice. One sees the watch!

    I usually wear automatics which the De Tomaso is not. It sits in my desk drawer at this time and occasionally I look at it
    to check its time by my atomic clock. I am always amazed at what absolutely good time it keeps down to the seconds.
    I keep it for my kayaking timepiece when the autos are in the drawer. It's a rugged watch. It keeps perfect time. I didn't
    sell my kids to buy it. I would buy two or three more of the same. I like Italian watches but forgot to look for one while
    in Italy last summer. I was too much into collecting Italian leather goods and switch blades then.

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    Re: De Tomaso watches. Anyone owned one, or have any experience of them?

    I hope that I may be excused for my spelling: the watch is a De Tomaso Cosenza, not a Corsenza,
    nor even a Cortenza. Jeez!

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