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    Re: What 24 Hour Watch Do You Have In the Mail?

    RLT 76 directly from Roy Taylor of RLT Watches, UK. ( 38 mm with crown, stainless steel sand blasted, mineral crystal.



    Usually I prefer to buy watches from auctions, not official shops. RLT watches have limited run and you can wait an eternity until it appears on auction.
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    Re: What 24 Hour Watch Do You Have In the Mail?

    pre-ordered the Lum-Tec Combat B28, and it's on the way:



    Also picked up an Invicta one-hander (big watch) from eBay:

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    And a Falcon Combat from ebay:

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    The Lum-Tec I paid for a couple of months ago.. but still.. my wallet needs a break. Took about 8-9 months off of buying, and then bought the Longines single push piece chrono in May.. along with a vintage hamilton and elgin... I think it'll be another 12 months before I look at ebay again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shock6906 View Post
    I just sent payment for this.

    Well, somebody's walking around wearing my watch, but it ain't me. I have everything I buy sent to my dad's house since someone's always home there. I got notified yesterday that the package had arrived. Go there this morning to open it up and all I find inside is some Italian newspapers and a few packing peanuts. Opened a Paypal dispute. Either the seller never sent it or some Italian customs goon swiped it right out of the box. I'm mad either way, because even if I get a refund, I just wanted the watch. It's not an easy one to find, and this is the first one I've seen for sale since I started looking years ago. Who knows how long I might have to wait if I don't get that one...

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    Re: What 24 Hour Watch Do You Have In the Mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by shock6906 View Post
    Well, somebody's walking around wearing my watch, but it ain't me. I have everything I buy sent to my dad's house since someone's always home there. I got notified yesterday that the package had arrived. Go there this morning to open it up and all I find inside is some Italian newspapers and a few packing peanuts. Opened a Paypal dispute. Either the seller never sent it or some Italian customs goon swiped it right out of the box. I'm mad either way, because even if I get a refund, I just wanted the watch. It's not an easy one to find, and this is the first one I've seen for sale since I started looking years ago. Who knows how long I might have to wait if I don't get that one...
    That absolutely sucks. On the bright side, you just gave me something to look for in Moscow. I think I need one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingDonkeys View Post
    That absolutely sucks. On the bright side, you just gave me something to look for in Moscow. I think I need one of those.

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    Well, if you happen to see two of them, get the second one and I'll buy it from ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shock6906 View Post
    Well, if you happen to see two of them, get the second one and I'll buy it from ya!
    Will do! I'm having a bit too much fun watch shopping over here. Discovering a whole new breed of watches is fun.

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    Re: What 24 Hour Watch Do You Have In the Mail?

    This one:

    (not mine or the vendors picture, they were too bad for identifying)

    But then I used the search function on the site and came across this posting:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f5/12-h...l-1003030.html

    Agggrrr!
    First I toyed with the idea of installing a 24h movement but as my watchmaking skills are just about non existent and my dexterity is on par with the proverbial elephant I mailed the vendor and after a slight show he agreed to cancel the purchase and refund.
    Pfffff!

    What I've learned
    1. do your homework before you hit the Buy it now knob
    2. Wait a bit and let reason decide if you really want a 50mm watch with a knockoff dial of a Breitling. Funny enough both came up in my search and i was amused that they used the same fond and the similar way the "24" on the dial was cut away by the date window but at first it did not dawned to me that it was a wanabee, just thought, well it is not a fake as the brand and logo are different. It was only a few hours later that i started having my doubts and did the search
    3. Read the descriptions carefully. The vendor never mentioned that it was a 24 h watch, he just said, and I cite "24 Stunden Ziffernblatt, ist es etwas anders" translates to 24h dial, something different for once. Did not help either that my German is limited and the pictures were out of focus.

    so purchase cancelled, very decent of the vendor, and the search for an affordable 12 on top watch with an interesting dial goes on.

    Thanks Afka!

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    Wise words and a happy ending - for you, if not the vendor.
    It's so easy to make mistakes with purchases especially when they are done on the spur of the moment.
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    Re: What 24 Hour Watch Do You Have In the Mail?

    It has arrived!


    The vendor has even changed the battery before shipping!

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    Tried it on. First impression it is not a large watch, but fairly chunky

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    A strap change to a blue morelatto and a few hours with the user manual and I was able to set the time. Did not yet find out how to set DST, but that's for later

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    case back has seen some slipped prong action, look worse in the picture than it actually is

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    Reasonably happy. Can not move the 24h bezel, but that could be down to the accumulated Wabi....

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    Re: What 24 Hour Watch Do You Have In the Mail?

    Finally got the watch that started it all in the hobby! Ollech & Wajs Aviation. It's the original Brietling Navitimer Cosmonaute parts rebranded in 18k.

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