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    Normal G10 watch prices used on ebay

    I was just looking at the prices of used G10 watches on ebay, 75 quid? is that for real is that what they are changing hands for these days?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schuhren View Post
    I was just looking at the prices of used G10 watches on ebay, 75 quid? is that for real is that what they are changing hands for these days?????
    That's the lower end, I'd say.

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    What "that's the lower end"????? are you having me on? used watches with wabi are selling for 70 quid plus????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schuhren View Post
    What "that's the lower end"????? are you having me on? used watches with wabi are selling for 70 quid plus????????
    Yes. Occasionally lower but often higher. Ones with auspicious dates (e.g. Gulf War) often go for more.

    All watch prices have gone up tremendously in the last couple of years so I think G10s are simply tracking the rest. 75 for a nicely made quartz watch is hardly excessive nowadays, really.

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    Looks like I am off to make an eBay account then

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    See this thread, http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...s-still-to-run, for an apparently unremarkable 1982 Precista that went for 260. I've seen other seemingly unremarkable auspicious date G10s (both Precista and CWC) go for surprisingly high money since then.

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    wow last time I sold any I think there were about 30 to 40 quid, I was going to list these for the same price, glad I checked

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    Ramco offer these at 45. Ive had a Precist fat cased non date 1982 from them recently for 100.

    http://ramco.uk/index.php?id_categor...=category&n=48

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    Sounds more reasonable

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    Any one want one of these at those sort of prices ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schuhren View Post
    Any one want one of these at those sort of prices ?

    I would think 40 to 50for a standard watch depending condition.

    I would rather buy from you than eBay every time.

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    Thanks soapy pm me if you want one

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeOut View Post
    Ramco offer these at 45. Ive had a Precist fat cased non date 1982 from them recently for 100.

    http://ramco.uk/index.php?id_categor...=category&n=48

    80 for a Royal Marine issued G10, that's very cheap imo, to say they were only issued for a period of 12 months. I would have thought they would bring much more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schuhren View Post
    Thanks soapy pm me if you want one
    Would you happen to have a 2005 one that you would let go Andy? Been watching a few 2005's come and go on eBay for ~45 but wasn't confident enough that they'd be any way decent. It's my sons birth year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyE View Post
    Would you happen to have a 2005 one that you would let go Andy? Been watching a few 2005's come and go on eBay for ~45 but wasn't confident enough that they'd be any way decent. It's my sons birth year.

    In my experience the watches that ramco sell are in good nick - certainly not battered so you'd be fine with an 05 piece from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyE View Post
    Would you happen to have a 2005 one that you would let go Andy? Been watching a few 2005's come and go on eBay for ~45 but wasn't confident enough that they'd be any way decent. It's my sons birth year.
    I think there are a couple of 2005 ones there mate send me a pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeOut View Post
    Ramco offer these at 45. Ive had a Precist fat cased non date 1982 from them recently for 100.

    http://ramco.uk/index.php?id_categor...=category&n=48
    Thanks for the link, never heard of those people.
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    Me neither. One G10 heading this way.
    Figure if I don't like it i can sell it on ebay and not lose...

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    Well, thanks to this thread, I am now the proud owner of one of Andy's 2005 G10's. My 10 year old son has earmarked it as his 1st birth year watch and he's chuffed to bits!


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    Looks like new that one from Andy, I must get mine out and start wearing them again.

    I'm on Ramco's 'mailing list' in case they get any divers watches, Elliot who runs the watch sales is a nice chap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeOut View Post
    Looks like new that one from Andy, I must get mine out and start wearing them again.
    I had a tube of Polywatch at the ready... took literally a few seconds to polish the acrylic up. Its in brilliant condition indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Yes. Occasionally lower but often higher. Ones with auspicious dates (e.g. Gulf War) often go for more.

    All watch prices have gone up tremendously in the last couple of years so I think G10s are simply tracking the rest. 75 for a nicely made quartz watch is hardly excessive nowadays, really.
    I agree, 75 for a nicely made quartz watch wouldn't be too bad but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    I agree, 75 for a nicely made quartz watch wouldn't be too bad but...
    They seem perfectly ok to me, to be honest.

    I'm sure that water proofing is not as good as one might expect from a watch that could be worn in the field (hence the Eddie's comments about the PRS-10's improved water proofing) but as long as one is ware of that I don't think the build quality of G10s is particularly bothersome at a circa 75 price point in today's market.

    They are a watch that you can pick up and wear without worrying about the occasional bump, whilst looking quite smart (on trend even! ), and at a good price for such a watch in today's market.

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    G10s are a great pick up and go watch and at 75, I still think they're good value. Ramco is a new one on me (and they definitely appear to be very reasonably priced).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti View Post
    G10s are a great pick up and go watch and at 75, I still think they're good value. Ramco is a new one on me (and they definitely appear to be very reasonably priced).
    They've been going for 20 odd years and must have shifted thousands of watches, I guess they have been under the radar until now.

    They currently have over 1000 issued G10s to shift hence selling them in batches of 5.

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    Well if any one wants one you can have one of these for 50 shipped so pretty much matches their price

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    I just ordered a new one from silvermans.

    Don't really get the appeal of "issued" personally.

    I'd rather pay the extra for a fresh one.

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    In my case it was that I can sell an issued one for what I've paid for it, so if I don't like having an accurate, subtle watch I won't lose anything....

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schuhren View Post
    Well if any one wants one you can have one of these for 50 shipped so pretty much matches their price
    Send me your bank details Andy,I'll have one.

    Pmd you earlier today.

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    Seams no one likes the Pulsars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schuhren View Post
    Seams no one likes the Pulsars
    Did anyone, ever?

    I heard that they had a bad name when they were issued.

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    You have a point there

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    I had a good one and liked it

    Rumours can put you of though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schuhren View Post
    Well if any one wants one you can have one of these for 50 shipped so pretty much matches their price
    I'd take one Andy, if you've still got some?
    PM on it's way.

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    Same here - have PM'd you Andy

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    What is the case width on the G10? Are they 38mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schuhren View Post
    Seams no one likes the Pulsars

    The lume is fantastic - I like em

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM94 View Post
    What is the case width on the G10? Are they 38mm?
    36mm measured from 2 to 8, excluding crown and crown guards. 38mm from 3 to 9, including the crown.

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    Thanks Mark.

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    [QUOTE=JohnnyE;3830447]Well, thanks to this thread, I am now the proud owner of one of Andy's 2005 G10's. My 10 year old son has earmarked it as his 1st birth year watch and he's chuffed to bits!

    Great idea Johnny I'll need to start looking for a 2008, may end up being a pulsar but I like the concept

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    Mines on its way

    Polywatch at the ready!


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    Just finished the battery change on my 6B (Air Force) Luminova date model. These don't have the battery hatch so you have to remove the whole caseback and unscrew the battery carrier. Very tight going back on but it's a clever design with the seal in a machined groove inside the middle of the caseback.

    Fallen in love with it all over again. The rough cast/spark eroded finish on the hands, dial printing and quality of the case is just superb.

    What a cracker.







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    Wearing mine today, and a big blustery moustached colleague who happens to be ex-services spotted it.

    Being a somewhat less than tactful sort he remarked "how did you manage to get a G10 for men Watch?

    Ignoring the obvious insult, and my instincts, I just said I ordered it online from silvermans.

    Interesting to me that he clearly assumed these were hard to come by for humble civilians like me. I'm pretty sure the vast majority of these which have been produced over the years were never sold to the military.

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    I never saw one when I was in, the chances of us getting anything issued like that was about zero.

    they didn't even like to issue us boots when they where short so the stores looked good even if we
    didn't.

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    Mine arrived today

    Polished up nicely

    Popped it on this 19mm vintage 1960's NOS Perlon

    Best 45 Ive spent in a while









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