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I couldn't live with that huge chunk out of the bezel at any price but that's just me. This watch took a good hit to put a ding like that in it.

I would beware of other movement issues based on what this watch went through.

Buyer beware.
 

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I couldn't live with that huge chunk out of the bezel at any price but that's just me. This watch took a good hit to put a ding like that in it.

I would beware of other movement issues based on what this watch went through.

Buyer beware.
I didn't think about how it might affect movement. Thanks for the advice, I'll pass on this one.
 

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Good decision, you would never get passed that bezel unless you did it yourself.
 

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I couldn't live with that huge chunk out of the bezel at any price but that's just me. This watch took a good hit to put a ding like that in it.

I would beware of other movement issues based on what this watch went through.

Buyer beware.
agree... that ding looks totally awfull! wouldn't pay over a $1000 for a watch with that defect, it'll be staring at u all the time :-| n more importantly as u mentioned, who knows what kinda of impact might have caused it, possibly affecting the mechanics inside...
 

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the seller specialises in tags. look closely at every one he has. 95% of them have been refinished. you can see the pen strokes. also look at the bracelets. most are very old and stretched. thats a sign of a watch thats been refinished to look almost new. the bracelet gives it away as does the fact there are no spare links for them, but he notes he can get them cheap if you need them. what that really means is the watch is 800 bucks. but for you to wear it you need to give me another 75 bucks for the links I took off of it. also the watch in your link has the wrong clasp on it. it should be a push button deployant for the 43mm version which that one is. as was mentioned, to do that much damage to a bezel would have affected the movement, and its a good possibility that the bezel is bent and doesn't rotate.
 

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it should be a push button deployant for the 43mm version which that one is. .
Yamahaki - I agree with all of your post except the size of the watch. The date-only Aquaracers like this one are 41mm and come with the stamped steel diver's flip clasp.

The new Day-dates are 43mm.
 

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yup, 41mm. it looked like the chronotimers bracelet. but while checking out the specs, I came across the new indy watch. msrp is 1450.00, 44mmX12.5mm on bracelet. it also gave the movement for it. now this parts really sucks.
its a ronda 5040d? something like that. you would think they would put a 255.xxx series in it.
 

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Ive had Swiss Ronda movements before in watches. As far as quartz movements go,they are very good and provide complications that the 251 series doesnt.. I think bothe ETA and Ronda quartz movements are pretty equal. Just depends on the complications TAG wants to build into the watch.
 

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I too would leave this watch alone. The dent in the bezel would annoy me like crazy. Also the smash that caused that dent could also have damaged the clockwork.
 

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By the way, I ended up getting a used carrera a couple days ago that's in great condition. It is one of the older color schemes, silver with a dark grey bezel.

Thanks everyone for talking me out of that beat up aquaracer, I'll post a pic as soon as I figure out how to take a picture without so much glare.

Tim
 
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