Zodiac Talk => Watch Stories => Topic started by: slucop on May 17, 2011, 08:55:05 am

Title: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case - follow to the end to see the story here
Post by: slucop on May 17, 2011, 08:55:05 am
 :wehe Price Reduced. to $125.00.    :helpme  I have a piece that I do not know much about.  I bought it second hand.  It is not in show room condition.  It has a couple of scratches on the crystal and normal dings on the case.  I've put a cheap fabric band on it to wear it.  It runs and keeps perfect time.  I've checked it with my atomic watch and in 24 hours it has slowed 2 1/2 seconds.  I think that is pretty good.

It has a case number under one of the spring bars of 2417044. 

I would be interested in selling for a fair price $125.00 or trade for another diver's watch, or camera, or laptop or something of equal value.  I will pay shipping and insurance.

Please email me with any questions or comments.  A poor picture is attached.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 17, 2011, 04:17:38 pm
hello can i get more photos of astro. i would like to buy
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 17, 2011, 08:12:23 pm
I will get some more pics of it.  I really don't know how to post them though.  If you could tell me again I'll be glad to do it.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 18, 2011, 02:22:12 am
i am new here. Ask to moderator ! At this foto its to dificut to see all details(
Try again please.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 18, 2011, 02:32:29 am
Is the case mate or glossy.? I dont see :( and there dings?
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 18, 2011, 04:41:20 am
there=where
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 18, 2011, 09:14:48 am
Here are some more pics. Hope they turn out.  It has some scratches on crystal which I've been told can be buffed out.  The case is brushed satin finish.  Hope this helps.  Please let me know.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 18, 2011, 09:52:54 am
ok. but  photos....  :(
i want ask you about scratches on crystal. What do you think the watchmaker can polish them or need to change?
i can give 100$ and from you freeshiping to Moldova.
Think.
Thank you
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 18, 2011, 09:56:25 am
PS That about crown? Is it original?
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 18, 2011, 12:45:37 pm
I'm unsure if the crystal can be buffed.  That is just what I've been told by others.  The crown is original.  Yes  I will take $100.00 and ship if shipping is not too high.  Let me know where it needs to be shipped.  Also I would need a Western Union payment or something similar.  No checks of any kind, no money orders of any kind, only electronic transfer of funds, etc. 
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 18, 2011, 01:58:04 pm
paypal? If you agree my emailfor send data   sarevg@rambler.ru
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 18, 2011, 02:12:13 pm
I need more quality fotos. Please make it. you can send on my email.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 18, 2011, 05:44:17 pm
I'm sorry, but I don't know how to make more quality photos.  I have a small digital camera with a macro setting and an Iphone.  Those were the best I could do. 
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 19, 2011, 06:06:05 am
Ask a friend about camera. I need photos. Please.
What about paypal. Try again :)
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 19, 2011, 06:07:17 am
And i need photo of movement)
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 19, 2011, 08:30:48 am
I am reluctant to have a watch repair remove back to take pictures. It runs accurately as checked with my atomic radio watch. Thanks for your interest.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 19, 2011, 09:17:21 am
Not seeing the mechanism is difficult to decide. I want a discount to90$
So you want to sell them?
What about pay pal? Or only western ?)
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 19, 2011, 11:38:43 am
Please tell your address so I can check shipping.  Paypal is ok.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 19, 2011, 11:47:20 am
Hi !
At dial i see a scrach or a crack? Tell me sincerelly.
90$ is ok? Country - Moldova
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 19, 2011, 01:11:45 pm
It has some scratches but no cracks. It runs perfectly. Let me check with shipping and get back to you
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 19, 2011, 01:13:16 pm
ok. i wait)
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 19, 2011, 02:37:27 pm
the date can change?
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 19, 2011, 02:45:31 pm
I'm sorry but we can't do the deal. Costs for UPS are $290.00.  I will sell here in USA. thanks anyway.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 19, 2011, 03:14:33 pm
wait, please. I will try find a man in USA for you selling. Give me some time.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 19, 2011, 04:38:47 pm
i have a variant of delivery to USA. do you from USA.
write me you email and i send you adress of my friend.
ok?
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: dawej on September 19, 2011, 05:12:43 pm
If the deal falls through, I'm interested.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 19, 2011, 06:38:41 pm
I do not know what variant is.  We have UPS, FED X, Postal Service, but checking with all were too expensive to ship out of country.  Unless you can furnish me an address within the US I will not be able to do the deal at agreed upon price.  I'm not making anything anyway and my son owns a business which will ship UPS for me locally within the US.  Any amount more than $10 - 15 dollars would be too much to make a deal.  So thanks for your interest.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 20, 2011, 01:41:22 am
This is tye adress of my friend in USA

Nina Cotolupenco
15 Dickenson Way apt 80j
Malrborough MA 01752

She will made money transfering too. You can send a package for this person. I think its a easiiest way of delivery. I want to buy it. Wait you reply
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 20, 2011, 01:53:53 am
send me you paypal adress! :agreei
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on September 20, 2011, 10:10:24 am
I need your email address to send an invoice I think.  I'm not sure how to do this.  I have not done this before.  I think my paypal account name is my email address "slucop1@yahoo.com"   I'll contact paypal and make sure.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on September 20, 2011, 10:39:15 am
sarevg@rambler.ru
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: szabgab on April 12, 2012, 10:58:04 am
Hi... I know it's been long, but did you sell your watch at the end? Thank you, Gabriel
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: slucop on April 12, 2012, 02:35:43 pm
No it is still for sale  $75 + shipping
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: szabgab on April 13, 2012, 07:13:35 pm
Uhm, I would be very interested, I could pay via paypal or any other preferred method. Would it be possible to find out the postage charge to the UK? I suppose that wouldn't be to much. If it is, I could possibly get a US address, although that would complicate things somewhat (and the person would need to post it to me afterwards anyway). 

Thank you,

Gabriel

P.s.: Just out of nosiness I checked the ups website for a quote. For a 200gr package in a jiffy bag type of a thing it would be like 15, max 20 USD. That price I would pay without an issue.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: Butch on April 13, 2012, 07:53:54 pm
No offense but, for $75, if you don't take it I will. And I don't care how much the shipping is.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: szabgab on April 13, 2012, 08:42:05 pm
Hi Butch, offense not taken... I would buy it by all means, it is up to the seller, as reading the history of the topic he stated to post only to the US after some crazy quote to Moldova. Also I think the blue circular Astrographics are one of the best groovy 70s designs. 

Thanks for both of you,

Gabriel
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: LexLoci on April 14, 2012, 02:03:17 pm
This is the most pathetic series of posts about a FUGLY old crapped up Zodiac, I have ever seen (Butch excluded). All those emails back and forth, for $125 lousy bucks!!! Jeez, I have talked the panites off a virgin with less effort. More money was spent on the electricity powering the computers used to send all those messages back and forth......You guys are un-friggin-real. Next, JP will convince you to buy one of his luxurious NATO crap straps to put this priceless relic on.... :wtf
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: szabgab on April 15, 2012, 06:28:23 am
Hi LexLoci, the watch is nice to me, anyway, that's beside the point. The '$125 lousy bucks' could have been paid I suppose, if the postage wouldn't have been nearly three times as much. As to myself, I am in discussion with the seller and that's that. No need for harsh words.
Gabriel
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: LexLoci on April 15, 2012, 07:47:53 am
Sorry Szab, I wasn't meaning to refer to you....as you only came in to the discussions at the end. I was commenting mainly about poor slucop and evghenni busting his balls about photos, more photos, wanting to see the movement, shipping, what his favorite color is, will I also get a foot-rub if I buy the watch?... blah blah blah...I mean really, its $125 bucks for christ's sake!!! I spend that much for lunch most Friday afternoons at the club. You'd think evghenni was buying a kidney not a junker watch the way he carried on....Its also hilarious they posted their messages on the thread, including personal emails for Paypal, when the conversation should have been via private message.

As for the watch being ugly, well, I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: orangecorallimorph on April 15, 2012, 09:50:31 am
Three minutes of my life I will never get back, all posts included. :compbr
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on April 15, 2012, 03:43:58 pm
respected Mr. LexLoci I am very happy that you cheer my posts. I also congratulate you on the fact that you can spend $ 125 for dinner. Be modest. Since he wrote those posts, I bought several zodiacs. These, too, in particular. Discuss here the possibility of other people's money- uncivilized. This will show your personality.   Gabriel, pay attention to dial! Hes broken) This is my blue dial. Good luck for everyone
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: davec on April 15, 2012, 07:18:14 pm
The most amazing thing is that d**ch*b*gs apparently have their own club.  Amazing!! :wehe
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: evghenii on April 16, 2012, 03:56:23 am
what are you talking about?
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: Butch on April 16, 2012, 07:15:35 am
davec is talking to LexLoci, not you evghenii.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: jon p on April 23, 2012, 10:32:29 am
davec----well put my friend. yes they DO have a club and he IS the founder!! maybe if we ignore him he will go away! i still cannot figure out how he decided I was selling "crappy nato staps", i do not  think dmh would appreciate his bands being called crappy!!! nuf said!
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: szabgab on May 18, 2012, 07:35:07 am
Hello everybody,

So, after a bit of a bumpy ride I bought the watch, arrived in one piece but was in a bit more sorry state than imagined. Anyway, after redoing many things by hand (as spare parts are hard to source) it is in a presentable state, have a look, I'll include some images.

Please before slagging off the weeks worth of work I'm not a collector nor somebody with too steady hands. The crystal has been redone from an ordinary mineral glass and is not perfect, so are the discs, which were in unrescuable condition so I had to find acetate sheets, good quality paint, narrow-narrow brushes, etc.

Most of my thanks go to Piotr from crazywatches, he has been a terrific source of information on DIY and emotional support 
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case
Post by: Butch on May 18, 2012, 10:07:16 am
Now THAT was for the love of a watch. MOST excellent sir! Thank you for sharing it here.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case - follow to the end to see the story here
Post by: dmh on May 18, 2012, 01:32:02 pm
WOW! You did a great job. I'm not a fan of the Astrographic, but yours looks really nice. That is an amazing job on that crystal. If you ever want to try and do one for an old Super Sea Wolf, let me know.
Best,
dmh
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case - follow to the end to see the story here
Post by: jon p on May 18, 2012, 04:37:26 pm
 :wehe :ur  looking good, you did  a beautiful job restoring i!! BRAVO, and wear it with pride as YOU made it look good.
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case - follow to the end to see the story h
Post by: Cobber on May 18, 2012, 09:43:25 pm
Amazing, this was already an epically entertaing thread. That restoration
is just the icing on the cake.
Nice job!
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case - follow to the end to see the story here
Post by: szabgab on May 19, 2012, 07:19:43 am
Hi guys,

Thank you for all your kind words. I will return to the project few more times as the crystal and the minute hand need some more attention. I just simply had to see it finished to wear it for a bit :)

As for the crystal, if you head over to http://www.crazywatches.pl/mystery-dial,1 (http://www.crazywatches.pl/mystery-dial,1) and click through the various astrographics Piotr has good info on do it yourself. I suppose the same technique would apply for the Seawolfs too ;)

Anyway if somebody knows, where to source NOS dial discs and so on I would gladly take all info,

Gabriel
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case - follow to the end to see the story here
Post by: orangecorallimorph on May 20, 2012, 07:15:22 am
Right on!! Very impressive!!  :ur
Title: Re: FS Astrographic Blue Dial Silver Case - follow to the end to see the story here
Post by: szabgab on May 20, 2012, 06:23:11 pm
Dear all,

One warning to the DIY - Piotr makes it sound all soo simple, even if I had all the materials the crystal itself took some 8 hours solid from my life (as I kept redoing it). The discs another two days (for the same reasons, it always looked bad)

The Super SeaWolf seems easy-ish, as most ovf the ring is black, an the biggest issue is the white colour - printers don't have white ink, but a good compass cutter and sticky optical clear inkjet foil does make it a breeze.

One more picture to go with the whole thing - this I have taken when the project was already in mid-flow, case re-grinded and a second hand disc printed (hence the two red dots :) )