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    What watch has become your "cannot find grail watch"?

    Has there ever been a watch that has become your grail not so much for its features, quality, builder, or engineering, but simply because once you decided you wanted it the search to own has made it so? Interesting how a watch that if you see today for sale and pass on, only later to try and purchase but cannot, might become your latest watch obsession or "grail"...

    Mine for those who have not already seen on the WTB forum is this Dufeau Nose Art "Lucky Lady" posted once on WUS and ever since no where to be found. Dufeau's web site, addresses, email, and phone number are all non responsive seems they went out of business. It has become my grail not so much for the quality or look of the watch (nothing special really), but the search and victory of owning! Knowing me I'd probably sell shortly after having on my wrist...


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    I am not talking a true grail watch mine are still a vintage Omega SM300 and Corum Bubble Flying Tiger - but what is your cannot find grail watch ?
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    Re: What watch has become your "cannot find grail watch"?

    Here's mine ...
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    Re: What watch has become your "cannot find grail watch"?

    I'm sure they will be available pretty soon, but it has been pi**ing me off that I cannot buy a Magrette Bronze right now -_-. That and the Steinhart Apollon. I always want the watches that are out of stock... I don't understand me.

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    That Vacheron has a very unique look!


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    Re: What watch has become your "cannot find grail watch"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclenby View Post
    Has there ever been a watch that has become your grail not so much for its features, quality, builder, or engineering, but simply because once you decided you wanted it the search to own has made it so? Interesting how a watch that if you see today for sale and pass on, only later to try and purchase but cannot, might become your latest watch obsession or "grail"...

    Mine for those who have not already seen on the WTB forum is this Dufeau Nose Art "Lucky Lady" posted once on WUS and ever since no where to be found. Dufeau's web site, addresses, email, and phone number are all non responsive seems they went out of business. It has become my grail not so much for the quality or look of the watch (nothing special really), but the search and victory of owning! Knowing me I'd probably sell shortly after having on my wrist...


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    I am not talking a true grail watch mine are still a vintage Omega SM300 and Corum Bubble Flying Tiger - but what is your cannot find grail watch ?
    Mine is going to sound stupid, but here goes: Years ago, when I was in the 7th grade, I had a "Lorus Lumibrite" 200m "dive" watch. This thing had the all lume dial, a black steel bezel protector, and a brass colored crown. It had a plastic case and a rubber strap, and I remember it being the insanely expensive price of $60 (remember, this was a lot of money for a 13 year old).

    Anyway, I had gotten one as a gift when I was in 7th grade and wore it until the battery died. The watch was basically beaten to within an inch of it's life, anyway, so instead of replacing the battery, I just threw it away.

    A couple years ago, I decided to try to see if I could find one on ebay or, well, anywhere, but no luck.... I'm still looking. :)
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    Once, a couple of years ago on Ebay, I saw an orange dial Evans dive watch. Evans is an unremarkable maker that went out of business decades ago. Evans also happens to be my last name. I want one for that reason alone. They're not particularly interesting watches otherwise, at least the ones I've seen since.

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    Re: What watch has become your "cannot find grail watch"?

    As OP Cylenby suggested this is not my grail, at least not this week. But...it's a watch I want now. The Ecozilla on SS bracelet. There are plenty of places to order it on rubber. Another WIS pointed me to a website that says it has the watch, but neither he nor I have info about the website and I don't want to pay at a site when I can't find any track record for that site. Frustrating.Pic borrowed from the web.
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    Re: What watch has become your "cannot find grail watch"?

    For me, it's probably the IWC Ingenieur 3227-01. They don't make them anymore and IWC is hell bent on 44mm and up for this range, which is too big for me.
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    Re: What watch has become your "cannot find grail watch"?

    A Fossil JR8090 - a watch style from 2002 that retailed for $65.

    Not a particularly wonderful watch - it's not very pleasant to look at and it's only trick is that the seconds are displayed by this green electronic dial that blinks the zig-zag shapes in different patterns.

    But I used to own one in 2002 and I have no idea what happened to it, so now I want another one.

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    Re: What watch has become your "cannot find grail watch"?

    I'm sure they will be available pretty soon

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