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WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #660] Fri, 14 June 2013 22:29 Go to next message
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Since Thojil's dog is an effective deterrent I shall have to seek a Chrono-Timer elsewhere. If any members have knowledge of one available I would appreciate hearing about it.
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #661 is a reply to message #660] Fri, 14 June 2013 23:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dog? Me you both! This one is too rich for my tastes but if one like Thojil's showed up I would seriously think about it!

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Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #663 is a reply to message #661] Sat, 15 June 2013 02:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I hear you Gary. Honestly, price is probably the one thing that really puzzles me when it comes to Chrono Timer watches. It seems asking prices are all over the place and I am not really sure what a fair price would or should be. Hopefully someone here can give me a bit of a road map so to speak.
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #665 is a reply to message #663] Sat, 15 June 2013 04:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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MonKee wrote on Sat, 15 June 2013 02:05
I hear you Gary. Honestly, price is probably the one thing that really puzzles me when it comes to Chrono Timer watches. It seems asking prices are all over the place...

Asking prices are just that. Wait for one to show up as a real auction. I got my Chrono-Timer that way. It was a nice clean SS example. I paid about $500 or so, and sold it for about the same. I know people ask big bucks, but with something as "routine" as a Chrono-Timer, I'd bide my time and wait for a true no reserve auction. You'll do a lot better. And when I say "routine," I realize they aren't exactly common, but they do show up a coupe times per year.
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #668 is a reply to message #665] Sat, 15 June 2013 12:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Afire, Are there particular auction sites I should monitor or just Ebay?

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Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #673 is a reply to message #668] Sat, 15 June 2013 22:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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While I was debating someone else bought the watch !!
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #675 is a reply to message #673] Sat, 15 June 2013 23:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We can get a better one for that price. Good that it's gone for our sake. Wink
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #676 is a reply to message #675] Sat, 15 June 2013 23:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GaryM wrote on Sat, 15 June 2013 23:16
We can get a better one for that price. Good that it's gone for our sake. Wink

Until the new owner shows up here looking for info and/or help.


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Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #681 is a reply to message #673] Sun, 16 June 2013 21:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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MonKee wrote on Sun, 16 June 2013 00:02
While I was debating someone else bought the watch !!


Was that the steel case that went for 850$? Not sure what the price should be, but 850$ sounds about right for a steel Chrono-Timer. Gold in good condition like mine go for 1,200-1,500$ on eBay. Possibly you'll find one cheaper in a regular auction. On the other hand when you check chrono24.com you will see that prices are way higher (gold for 3,000€ and steel for 2,250€).

Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #682 is a reply to message #681] Mon, 17 June 2013 00:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thojil wrote on Sun, 16 June 2013 21:50
Possibly you'll find one cheaper in a regular auction. On the other hand when you check chrono24.com you will see that prices are way higher (gold for 3,000€ and steel for 2,250€).

Chrono24 dealers tend to price on the high side. And I wasn't suggesting that these show up all the time or are easy to snag for under $850, but as with pretty much anything, if you wait for one to show up as a NR auction, that's how you're likely to get the best price.
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #684 is a reply to message #682] Mon, 17 June 2013 07:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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afire wrote on Mon, 17 June 2013 02:20
Thojil wrote on Sun, 16 June 2013 21:50
Possibly you'll find one cheaper in a regular auction. On the other hand when you check chrono24.com you will see that prices are way higher (gold for 3,000€ and steel for 2,250€).

Chrono24 dealers tend to price on the high side. And I wasn't suggesting that these show up all the time or are easy to snag for under $850, but as with pretty much anything, if you wait for one to show up as a NR auction, that's how you're likely to get the best price.


Agree
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #685 is a reply to message #684] Mon, 17 June 2013 11:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gentlemen, Thanks for the guidance . I assure you it's much appreciated. I do hope if anyone knows of one being auctioned somewhere they will make me aware of where it's at. That also would be much appreciated.
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #751 is a reply to message #685] Mon, 24 June 2013 22:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Chronograph also ok? No reserve bidding: 390614318086

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Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #754 is a reply to message #751] Mon, 24 June 2013 23:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That one in the above eBay listing is a valjoux 7733. http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft& ;amp ;0&2uswk&Valjoux_7737
The chronotimer was a Gruen movement as far as I know.


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Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #757 is a reply to message #754] Tue, 25 June 2013 02:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JackW wrote on Mon, 24 June 2013 23:02
The chronotimer was a Gruen movement as far as I know.

I don't think so. I don't recall the details, but somebody on the old board (maybe thojill or keeth?) identified it as somebody else's ebauche. I only remember it because around the same time a NOS case was on eBay and I (like many others) have a NOS dial, so I did some digging to see if it was a relatively common movement like some of these Valjoux calibers, and it wasn't at all.
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #760 is a reply to message #757] Tue, 25 June 2013 03:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool! I bet Cary could offer some insight.

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Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #761 is a reply to message #760] Tue, 25 June 2013 04:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Don't take me at my word on that one. It's just my recollection. I could be wrong. From what I can tell, it's a cal. 450 and I can't find any cross reference. Maybe my recollection is wrong.

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Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #763 is a reply to message #757] Tue, 25 June 2013 09:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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afire wrote on Tue, 25 June 2013 04:05
JackW wrote on Mon, 24 June 2013 23:02
The chronotimer was a Gruen movement as far as I know.

I don't think so. I don't recall the details, but somebody on the old board (maybe thojill or keeth?) identified it as somebody else's ebauche. I only remember it because around the same time a NOS case was on eBay and I (like many others) have a NOS dial, so I did some digging to see if it was a relatively common movement like some of these Valjoux calibers, and it wasn't at all.


Don't blame me... Actually my opinion is that the 450 is a Gruen movement based on the fact that the base caliber shares many parts with cal. 405 and 430 (Material Catalog 448, page 54). Maybe the specific chrono parts were supplied by another manufacturer, something which is still common practice today.

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Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #764 is a reply to message #763] Tue, 25 June 2013 12:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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you two are giving me a good laugh this morning... "Don't blame me" lol!

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Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #769 is a reply to message #764] Tue, 25 June 2013 15:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Like I said, I might be wrong (and am starting to think I was wrong). But somehow I can't help feeling like it's thojil's fault anyway. I think you should still blame him.
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #770 is a reply to message #769] Tue, 25 June 2013 15:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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grrrrr Laughing
Re: WTB -- Chrono-Timer [message #774 is a reply to message #770] Tue, 25 June 2013 16:02 Go to previous message
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Quote:
I can't help feeling like it's thojil's fault anyway.

Gosh. I can't wipe a smile off my face. Very Happy

My fault? Like a said... Chronograph, not Chronotimer. Still looking cool.


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