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    Question Technos vs Mickey: vote for the winner of the "Get More For A Score" 20 Challenge!

    On the Get More For A Score thread, ten watches, all bought for under 20 (or $30) have been in competition against one another.

    Now we're down to the final two. Winner of the first half was....

    TECHNOS AUTOMATIC

    Smeagal bought this Swiss made watch for 10. It came on its original bracelet and runs an ETA 2789 - 21,600 with quickset day and date

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    The other finalist, winner of the second half is Blanchy's

    MICKEY MOUSE LORUS

    Blanchy paid just $4 for this, and wisely spent a bit more of the permitted money on a tube of Polywatch, and added a spare strap he already had

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    Here's a photo of how it looked before Blanchy received it:

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    Mickey had a stern challenge from a Rado, but the gamble Scottjc took hit a bump in the road: the movement is clogged up with gasket, and one of the rules was that the watch had to be working.

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    Please, cast your votes! Please make life easy for me by including either TECHNOS or MICKEY in capitals in your post
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    TECHNOS for me. The MM is cute, and the restoration job excellent, but the Technos is a better watch on every level.
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    TECHNOS for me. This challenge was all about finding a bargain. A diamond in the rough. The Mickey watch is iconic but not necessarily a bargain. The Technos was a great find for an unbelievable price.

    If you look at it from another perspective you could go out and buy a Mickey watch today for not much more than the limit of the challenge. Blanchy did a great job recognizing the potential of the Mickey, but to buy a watch like the Technos today for the challenge limit would be next to impossible.

    TECHNOS is the winner in my eyes.

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    it has to be Technos for me



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    MICKEY.

    The Technos is lovely and all but it's just a shade (sorry Smeagal) boring....it could be any Piece from the era, it smacks of seiko 5....not a bad thing. Don't get me wrong it's a watch Id be proud to wear, but it's just not got any X factor

    My biggest problem with Mickey is it's Quartz.
    But let's put that to the side
    Ignoring Mickey, there's a beautiful bright vibrant face with lovely numerals.
    The case is elegant and non obtrusive, pretty and understated allowing Mickey centre stage. For a cheap watch it's well thought out and organised
    It pulls of what is a cluttered face without looking cluttered, and that's an impressive trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinw View Post
    MICKEY.

    The Technos is lovely and all but it's just a shade (sorry Smeagal) boring....it could be any Piece from the era, it smacks of seiko 5....not a bad thing. Don't get me wrong it's a watch Id be proud to wear, but it's just not got any X factor

    My biggest problem with Mickey is it's Quartz.
    But let's put that to the side
    Ignoring Mickey, there's a beautiful bright vibrant face with lovely numerals.
    The case is elegant and non obtrusive, pretty and understated allowing Mickey centre stage. For a cheap watch it's well thought out and organised
    It pulls off what is a cluttered face without looking cluttered, and that's an impressive trick
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