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    What was your greatest bargain?

    I just picked up a nice old clock for a fiver on ebay and the warm fuzzy feeling of an ebay bargain reminded me of a few bargains in the past. I'm trying to work out what my best ever was, but while I think about it, I thought I'd throw the question open.

    What was yours?

    I guess the focus is watches, but if it wasn't and is too good not to share, Ill not be complaining...

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    Mine's boring now cos it keeps coming out for various reasons, Certainly was my greatest 2nd hand bargain last () year.

    It never bores me though

    But here it is:

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    If I told you how little I paid for it (a mere two years old) I'd have to kill you.

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    Best bargain to date is a joblot of 9 watches for 31.

    Watch N1 a mint Breil Ducati One. I paid 350 odd back in 2004 for one.



    Watch N2 a very good condition and now running Roamer Rotopower 44 with MST436 movement. Just needs the split stem to arrive from Italy.
    Seen these go for about 200 on the bay.



    Watch N3 a good condition Swiss Emperor. Runs but needs a new acrylic crystal. Not sure on value but might keep it.



    The rest were junk quartz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Mine's boring now cos it keeps coming out for various reasons, Certainly was my greatest 2nd hand bargain last () year.

    It never bores me though

    But here it is:

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    If I told you how little I paid for it (a mere two years old) I'd have to kill you.
    You can tell me and I'll tell you what clock I got for a fiver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    If I told you how little I paid for it (a mere two years old) I'd have to kill you.
    But you *did* tell me.

    Oh.

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    From last year probably my Steel Bifora Unima Chronometer version. It's a rare watch and already had a gilt version, but this was just a steel. Came from a watch dealer who probably didn't investigated it.


    Bifora 120 Chronometer steel 04 by Bidle, on Flickr

    And a part of the nice/special movement:

    Bifora 120 Chronometer steel 07 by Bidle, on Flickr

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    That's a pretty thing.


    ..... can I have it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    That's a pretty thing.


    ..... can I have it?
    You don't like used goods, remember?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    That's a pretty thing.


    ..... can I have it?

    Thx!
    Unfortunately not for sale,..... to happy I found one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    You don't like used goods, remember?
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