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Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: Offshore on December 10, 2012, 10:29:44 AM

Title: Comments on an ebay pickup.
Post by: Offshore on December 10, 2012, 10:29:44 AM
Got this Sea Wolf from the 'bay last night.

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I thought it went a bit cheap? Not that I'm complaining...I certainly had a higher snipe bid on it.
From what I have learned here its later 70's?
And the spade hands are not so common?
The bracelet was a bonus, especially as I have some extra links/springs, and have worked out how to get in to them.

Thats my second now. A bit addictive these things!

Offshore
Title: Re: Comments on an ebay pickup.
Post by: Butch on December 10, 2012, 12:15:22 PM
A nice rarer 1970's model in good condition and at a great price.
Title: Re: Comments on an ebay pickup.
Post by: Offshore on December 10, 2012, 03:55:13 PM
Thanks for the confirmation Butch, however I can assure you that my research was all done here, and by watching them come and go on ebay.
It will get a new crystal and I will put new springs into the links, and give it a service.
Certainly some level of polishing...I am torn between a "new" mirror finish and a "clean but still some battle scars" finish.
Think I will go with the latter, as its not a new watch, and certainly the dial has patina.
Thanks again, must join the team.
Offshore
Title: Re: Comments on an ebay pickup.
Post by: jmh86325 on December 22, 2012, 10:44:57 PM
nice catch...you mentioned "new springs " for the bracelet, i have the same bracelet in desprite need of springs...where are you geting them from 
Title: Re: Comments on an ebay pickup.
Post by: Offshore on December 23, 2012, 08:03:29 AM
I had some other Expandro bracelets which used the same springs, so I  "sacrificed" the other bracelets.
On a similar vein, this just recently sold on ebay-
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Now those are some spare links and a clasp.
I had punted but again my expectation of what others would be prepared to pay was exceeded.
I was a punter up to about $30 plus post for a few spare links, obviously someone had a greater need ( which is great!)

Offshore
Title: Re: Comments on an ebay pickup.
Post by: Guzza on January 11, 2013, 12:20:29 PM
A nice rarer 1970's model in good condition and at a great price.

I saw a similar one on e bay just a few hours ago. Until I saw this thread, I thought it had been doctored.

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Title: Re: Comments on an ebay pickup.
Post by: JDS (Ohio) on January 14, 2013, 07:55:07 PM
Offshore, you really scored a deal on that one.  Congrats!