Would you Buy an Alligator?

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    Would you Buy an Alligator?

    Hi everyone

    I have recently purchased a Hydrocarbon TMT and have the opportunity to buy a new Hydrocarbon Alligator (white guilloche face) from an American Dealer. My question is:

    What do you guys think? Is it worth getting over the Titanium? Is it chunky enough to make it worth getting as I already have the TMT? I am unsure but.....

    Advice or experience would be greatly appreciated as I am ringing the shop back later this evening (UK time). I will have to make a decision by then .

    Thanks!

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    Re: Would you Buy an Alligator?

    David,
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    I vote Gator. I like the heft and the day/date config much better.
    What is the aproximate cost difference between the Gator and the Cow?

    -Rich

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    Yes & I did

    and It's probablt my favorite / most worn watch since I've had it.

    The Heft is awesome (I like them big and heavy) and it is just an amazing overall piece

    Good luck

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    Re: Would you Buy an Alligator?

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRKS View Post
    What is the aproximate cost difference between the Gator and the Cow?

    -Rich
    Hi Rich,

    I believe that the Gator retails for $2799, and the Mad Cow retails for $1999.

    The Gator is 43mm wide and 17mm in height.

    The Mad Cow is 42mm and 15.5mm in height. The MC, which is mostly titanium, has a spec'd weight of 190 gms. I haven't been able to find the weight specs on the Gator...anyone?

    I really like the Gator...but have tried on both the HC chrono and the MC, both of which are ti and steel...and both, for me, feel just about perfect on my wrist for weight and heft...so, between the Gator and the Mad Cow, I'd probably choose the Mad Cow...and put my $800 savings toward another Ball!

    For my super heavyweight piece, at 290 gms, I already have an Ocean7 LM-3.
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    Re: Would you Buy an Alligator?

    I'm wearing my Gator right now. Incredible watch. I'm not a fan of Ti, I like the sparkle of steel and the ability to touch up any scratches. The weight is HEAVY, but in a good way. Due to the curvature of the lugs, the watch stays in place on your wrist and the weight doesn't make it flop around. The Day Date configuration is classic and one of the reasons I never bought a Cow.

    Are you sure about your figures? I'm pretty certain that the Cow and the Gator are both 42mm dia. The Gator is thicker though at 16.9mm.

    Buy it, you will not regret it.
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    Re: Would you Buy an Alligator?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkJnK View Post
    Are you sure about your figures? I'm pretty certain that the Cow and the Gator are both 42mm dia. The Gator is thicker though at 16.9mm.
    Hi Mark,

    I can't verify accuracy, but I got the figures from Righttime.com, who's purportedly a Ball AD.

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    Re: Would you Buy an Alligator?

    Plus the Gator had the helium release valve and was made in only 999 pieces.

    I heard serial number one was floating around. Heard it was used. Been looking on the "bay but have not seen it.

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    Re: Would you Buy an Alligator?

    Quote Originally Posted by FOURFLUSHER View Post
    Plus the Gator had the helium release valve and was made in only 999 pieces.

    I heard serial number one was floating around. Heard it was used. Been looking on the "bay but have not seen it.
    Number 1 is now back in the hands of Ball Watch USA. There are lots of fun options here... save it for the Ball Museum, put together a special auction, give-away on WUS

    Ideas are bouncing around now for a Gator II.

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    Re: Would you Buy an Alligator?

    Go for the Gator !
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