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    Help Needed!

    was shopping today when i saw the
    FORTIS SPACEMATIC 2012 Limited Edition @ the A.D. going for around 1k usd.
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    200m WR.
    The movement is an ETA 2836-2 with day/date feature. It has a rate of 28,800 bph, 25 jewels and an incabloc shock absorber.
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    Cant find any owner reviews on WUS.
    so do you guys think its worth the dough for my 1k?

    ***** was wondering if there is anything wrong with the crown?
    Read from some website stating that its a screw down crown.
    But the one I tried at the AD didnt have the screw down crown ***

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    Last edited by rics21; June 24th, 2013 at 16:48.
    I like my money right where I can see it: strapped to my wrist.

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    Re: Help Needed!

    If that's new then that seems like a bargain compared to the other new prices I can see online.
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    Re: Help Needed!

    No owner reviews here on WUS but there are a lot elsewhere, not on the LE but anyway.
    The (serial) 40mm Fortis Spacematic is a great all rounder and the ETA 2836 has proven to be a reliable, rough movement. In a german magazine I read that the LE was fitted with a SW 220 but that might be wrong.
    Go for it if you like it.

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    The LE has been available with black dial as well. 2012 pcs. have been made.

    623.22.41 Si01 rubber black
    623.22.41 Si04 rubber light blue
    623.22.41 Si17 rubber yellow
    623.22.41 N01 Nato black
    623.22.41 N11 Nato olive
    623.22.41 N39 Nato "sand"
    623.22.41 M stell bracelet
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    I think it would be a great addition to your collection at 1K. I f you like it, go for it!
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    Great looking watch....Easy to read.....Love the lume shot.......Hate the strap.IMHO
    I'd buy it and replace the strap.
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    Re: Help Needed!

    There's a black spacematic LE on chrono24 for £638
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    Re: Help Needed!

    I m not sure of the movement. Read it from some website. Lol

    Felt ok with the watch.
    Tried it on and felt ok with the look of it. But was wondering if there is anything wrong with the crown?
    Read from some website stating that its a screw down crown.
    the one I tried at the AD didnt have got the screw down crown.
    Last edited by rics21; June 24th, 2013 at 16:49.
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    Re: Help Needed!

    The dial numerals are not very appealing to me but Fortis makes a good watch. If you like that look, it's a good deal.
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    Re: Help Needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by rics21 View Post
    But was wondering if there is anything wrong with the crown?
    Read from some website stating that its a screw down crown.
    the one I tried at the AD didnt have got the screw down crown.
    Maybe the screw down thread is damaged - not unheard of with screwdown crowns in general

    If it is a screw down crown and damaged, the crown won't sit snug against the watch body when not in the set time/wind mode.
    But on that spacematic it screws into that outer shroud so you might not be able to see the threads or any potential damage either.

    It does say it's supposed to be a screw down http://www.fortis-watches.com/front_...2&changelang=2
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    Re: Help Needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by watchma View Post
    Maybe the screw down thread is damaged - not unheard of with screwdown crowns in general

    If it is a screw down crown and damaged, the crown won't sit snug against the watch body when not in the set time/wind mode.
    But on that spacematic it screws into that outer shroud so you might not be able to see the threads or any potential damage either.

    It does say it's supposed to be a screw down http://www.fortis-watches.com/front_...2&changelang=2
    Thanks for the info. Guess I should continue hunting. Don't feel right with the QC @ fortis.
    I like my money right where I can see it: strapped to my wrist.

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