I don't have the faintest idea of what I've just bought.

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    I don't have the faintest idea of what I've just bought.

    I went to a used military watch shop today and found a Revue Sport. It's hand wound and Swiss made, as far as I can tell. Can anybody shed some light on what I've just bought?

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    Re: I don't have the faintest idea of what I've just bought.

    Looks to be in very nice condition this watch.
    Revue made good watches with quality movements. Your watch is vintage with
    military style dial, from late forties I'd guess.
    Nice buy.

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    Re: I don't have the faintest idea of what I've just bought.

    I fear I may have over-paid for the watch, but it looked pretty damn good and there was a complete language wall so it ended up going for $250.

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    Re: I don't have the faintest idea of what I've just bought.

    I think everyone on this forum has overpaid for at least one watch in their collection.
    As long as you like and it gets plenty of wrist time, it'll pay for itself.

    I do like that two tone dial, which is showcased in that last photo.
    I would try to find a strap that complimented one of those colors and I think it would look even better.
    I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.

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    Re: I don't have the faintest idea of what I've just bought.

    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by notarealsoccerm View Post
    I fear I may have over-paid for the watch...... for $250.
    Some people ask for a look under the hood before discussing the price. Revue Sports were available with movements like in this one:
    bidfun-db Archive: Wrist Watches: 377: Gents Revue Sport Centenaire Manual Wind, Jubilee Model, 1953
    Then the price would be acceptable if the condition is near mint.
    But they were also available with more pedestrian movements like in these:
    bidfun-db Archive: Wrist Watches: 235: Gents Revue Sport Manual Wind, Sub Second, ca. 1950
    bidfun-db Archive: Wrist Watches: 911: Gents Revue-Sport Manual Wind, Military Watch, ca. 1940
    Then 250 Dollars should have bought you at least two of them.

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    Re: I don't have the faintest idea of what I've just bought.

    Well I can't say I'm not disappointed (at myself not the watch), but I still like the watch very much and I'll wear it as reminder to not be persuaded by the man behind the counter. It's a lovely watch and my first hand wound so I'm still excited at future prospects. As for the strap, I put on a khaki/olive strap that came with the watch that matches the inner tone pretty well and I think it's an improvement.

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    Re: I don't have the faintest idea of what I've just bought.

    Just because the person selling it may have paid too much for it and is trying to recoup, doesn't mean you need to bear that burden
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