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    1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    I saw this watch at an antique store for 450 dollars, which seems a little high. The paperwork says 1970s stainless steel, original dial. Can anyone help me determine the value of this watch, here are the details:

    stainless steel
    dial reads:
    Tradition
    17 jewels,
    selfwinding


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    Re: 1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    Tradition = Sears.

    Damage to bezel is unfixable.

    We can't discuss value here, but for $450 I would be expecting something much much better.

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    Re: 1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    Tradition = Sears.

    Damage to bezel is unfixable.

    We can't discuss value here, but for $450 I would be expecting something much much better.
    Yes... and it is probably a pin lever movement too.

    Keep searching!
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: 1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    It s a nice looking diving watch. As long as you like it. Who cares? And $450 , it's not $4500. Just enjoy it's beauty will do.
    " A great time piece on your wrist show you are serious of time "

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    Re: 1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Yes... and it is probably a pin lever movement too.

    Keep searching!
    I doubt that, actually...not a lot of automatic pin levers.
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    Re: 1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    Not worth anywhere near $450....in my opinion. You could do a lot better..

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    Re: 1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    Thanks for the quick feedback guys. Yes 450 for a watch that originally sold through Sears is high. Perhaps a poor man's Heuer from sears could be worth that price.

    Putting it in perspective i tried on a omega speedmaster 3510 reduced size automatic for 1750 dollars, nearly 4x the price as this watch, a much better time piece

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    Re: 1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    Way too much. Case is most likely a chrome case with stainless steel back, very common those times.



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    Re: 1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    The funny thing is, the store owner claimed that it is on sale via consignment from an appraiser from the "Antique Road Show", ....,
    I'm glad you mentioned that cracked bezel piece, that would also bug me after a while...



    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Way too much. Case is most likely a chrome case with stainless steel back, very common those times.




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    Re: 1960's Tradition diver's watch value...?

    And I would never drop that kind of coin without a picture of the movement.
    I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.

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