Corum Coin watch, thoughts?

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    Corum Coin watch, thoughts?

    These look intriguing, double eagle coin with a piguet movement.
    There's also a quartz version. Is it work the extra $$$ for the automatic/mechanical?

    Are these watches worth collecting? Are there too many on the market?

    Mike

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    Re: Corum Coin watch, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by panamamike View Post
    These look intriguing, double eagle coin with a piguet movement.
    There's also a quartz version. Is it work the extra $$$ for the automatic/mechanical?

    Are these watches worth collecting? Are there too many on the market?

    Mike
    I like them but, for me, they are more novelty than serious.... but a piguet movement would make it serious!!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

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

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    Re: Corum Coin watch, thoughts?

    Hi Mike,

    Quote Originally Posted by panamamike View Post
    There's also a quartz version. Is it work the extra $$$ for the automatic/mechanical?
    Although some 200 years ago 1mm high movements were made, today 1.6mm for a manual winder is regarded as awfully thin. But a similar height for a quartz movement is pretty boring, and therfore by no means a highlight when dropped into a hollow coin.

    So a Piguet in a Liberty is surely collectible, but a quartz should be popped into a nickel to become interesting

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Corum Coin watch, thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by panamamike View Post
    Is it work the extra $$$ for the automatic/mechanical?
    ALWAYS! Regardless of coin or not.

    The Piguet 21 is a time tested movement that's been around nearly a century, since the wristwatch was in it's infancy.

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    I like the Piaget version better. Preserves the coin face and hides the watch face like an old hunting case pocket watch.

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