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    Anybody have some hard to find watches?

    I hesitate to use the word rare since that sounds like a Simplicity or Red Sub. Still, I've got a few cheaper watches you don't see very often. I'm going to get a lot of milage out of this baby today: It's part of the reason for my "What to do?" poll, now it's here and eventually it'll make its way into the WRUW thread.

    Oris Divers Date:

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    There are tons of Divers Dates but I've only seen this blue jewel-like dial posted once or twice and never for sale (save this one I bought). Every other blue Oris I've seen has a wave or carbon fiber dial. I took it one step further by having the seconds hand painted red but that's cheating. Since I'm color blind I can barely see it now...my wife tells me it looks good though.

    Edit: It's either Leap Year or I forgot to change the date.
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    Yes, me!

    for example :
    20140114_160839_zps3diwfdpi.jpg
    only 500 where made, and the watch nearly bankrupted Bulova. It uses bodyheat vs suroundingtemperature to power the warch
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    Like that Oris. I've seen that steel bezel before but not the blue dial. I had a date diver with graphite wave dial on it and a smooth steel bezel and liked it too. Haven't seen another same as what I had but I by no means consider it rare. I do have a Maldives now but a limited edition run of 2000 pieces hardly qualifies.

    In fact I'm not sure any of mine qualify. Have a few you don't see too often, but can be had at an AD so am sure that disqualifies them. Looks like my collection isn't as interesting as I'd thought it to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-B View Post
    Yes, me! Only 500 where made, and the watch nearly bankrupted Bulova. It uses bodyheat vs suroundingtemperature to power the warch
    Ok, unless I'm missing something somebody has to make that movement again. It's sound weird and fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljb187 View Post
    Ok, unless I'm missing something somebody has to make that movement again. It's sound weird and fascinating.
    actually, it sucks, i have to jumpstart it every time i want to wear it, but they sold the rights and it's still made...
    http://www.crazywatches.pl/bulova-2467-thermatron-1982

    They are now called STW thermatron instead of Bulova thermatron

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    Many of my vintage Rados were made in numbers ranging from 500- 2500.

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    I may have some less common pieces, but nothing close to a rarity. That said, I've never seen another Tudor chrono with this linen dial.

    Tudor Prince Date12b.JPG

    But I don't know how many of these were produced

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    Hard to find implies someone is looking for it but I just stumbled across this one. Desta diver with screw down crown and Swiss auto movement. I have seen only just this one.
    PB110226 by vinylgreek, on Flickr

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    Anybody have some hard to find watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by I-B View Post
    actually, it sucks, i have to jumpstart it every time i want to wear it, but they sold the rights and it's still made...
    http://www.crazywatches.pl/bulova-2467-thermatron-1982

    They are now called STW thermatron instead of Bulova thermatron
    Does yours still work? I've heard most of them sat too long and won't start up again. It kind of dampened my desire to find one knowing that it would be a longshot to ever get it working again.

    My hard to find watches are the ones lost somewhere in boxes in my house. I have a few Swatches somewhere around here that I haven't been able to find for a few years.

    My hardest to find watch was the RGM TZLE. They made less than 49 of them. Of those 49, there were three rotor variations. It took me a little while to find one. And then another.




    And still yet another.







    It's best not to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyB View Post
    Does yours still work? I've heard most of them sat too long and won't start up again. It kind of dampened my desire to find one knowing that it would be a longshot to ever get it working again.

    My hard to find watches are the ones lost somewhere in boxes in my house. I have a few Swatches somewhere around here that I haven't been able to find for a few years.

    My hardest to find watch was the RGM TZLE. They made less than 49 of them. Of those 49, there were three rotor variations. It took me a little while to find one. And then another.




    And still yet another.







    It's best not to ask.
    I thought you only had two.

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