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    Wrist watches you wish you would have purchased

    Hello,
    I'm talking about watches that were, at one time, realistically available to you both financially and by proximity. Mine are these two: 1. A Zenith Elite, or maybe even a Chronomaster watch. This would have been in the late '90s, before they were available in the US and their design was still normal. 2. A Zremke black pvd chronograph watch; this one most of all. This was an Austrailian company that just disappeared a couple of years ago--too bad.
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    Re: Wrist watches you wish you would have purchased

    I was vacationing with my family in Hilton Head and I had literally just purchased a Bell and Ross from the AD in Columbia, drove straight to a little watch shop that I frequent when we are in Hilton Head. (HHI is about 3.5 hours from my home and we go there at least once a year) He had a vintage Tudor that was in great shape for $400 but I had just spent my watch budget. I've thought about calling the guy to see if he still had it and driving down there, I feel like that watch for $400 would be worth it!
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    Re: Wrist watches you wish you would have purchased

    I forgot number 3. Very early 2000s in Athens, GA. The old, but unfortunately closed now, jewelry store was selling a NOS Tudor Submariner (looked like the Rolex model) for something like $900 brand new!

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    Re: Wrist watches you wish you would have purchased

    Rolex Sea Dweller (old style). I came very close to pulling the trigger, but my wife talked me out of it. I should have gone with my gut.

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    A Seiko Credor Phoenix. I was smitten when they came out about 10 years ago.


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    Re: Wrist watches you wish you would have purchased

    None - I can be a little compulsive when it comes to buying watches, so nothing really gets away.

    Of course that means there are plenty that I wish I hadn't purchased
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    That Belair 24hr I drooled over at the base-exchange at Fairchild AFB in October 1960. It was recently featured
    in the 24 Hour Forum.

    And the BX price was $37.50.
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    Re: Wrist watches you wish you would have purchased

    This one, a LE that came out a few years ago. Can't get a new one now and pre-owned ones I've seen (far and few between) are selling for almost double the original MSRP of $24K . . . .
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    Re: Wrist watches you wish you would have purchased

    Two stand out particular.

    1. Omega 2254 - brand new, from an AD. For a heck of a deal. Around $2500, I think, about 4 years ago. I came extraordinarily close to buying it, but ended up shying away. The price still seemed high for what I was getting, and I was still smitten with the Bond version of the SMP. I didn't regret my decision then, but considering that the 2254 has become one of my favorite watches, and given that they don't make them anymore, and the used prices are not that much lower than what I would have paid, new.... yeah, I regret not taking the plunge. The money would be forgotten by now.

    2. Omega Speedmaster 861 from 1969 - 1970. Offering it for $3000. Not a 321, obviously. But in beautiful shape. The price, in retrospect, may have been a little high, but it would have definitely scratched the Speedmaster itch, which has bugged me ever since. And for less than a new one.
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    Re: Wrist watches you wish you would have purchased

    I'm old enough that I could have bought a Rolex before the prices became absurd, so that's my answer.

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