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    WWII Military Watches in window of Austin Kaye



    Last edited by AndySquirrel; 13th July 2018 at 20:36.

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    Omph!
    Makes me want to cry remembering the prices I used to see in that window
    I remember seeing a Greenlander for £900 10 years ago, now £5995!!!!!
    Omega 56s were £300
    On the plus side I paid £50 for my Eterna WWW about 5 years ago.
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 13th July 2018 at 19:55.

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    Someone on here has a Greenlander,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandylegss View Post
    Someone on here has a Greenlander,
    or two..


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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    or two..

    Rub it I why don't you!!!!!! :-)

    A nice pair!

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    Haha. OK, here's the rest :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Haha. OK, here's the rest :-)

    You can go off people you know!
    My father is a collector of the dirty dozen he is missing Grana and IWC the tight git!!!!

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    That's if you can find a Grana.

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    Finding 'em is not that difficult, finding enough readies is the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    You can go off people you know!
    My father is a collector of the dirty dozen he is missing Grana and IWC the tight git!!!!
    Is that Charles@UW on the MWR forum? He's missing those two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Is that Charles@UW on the MWR forum? He's missing those two.
    No it's not him

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    The price seems ridiculous especially the Longines, at least 200%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Haha. OK, here's the rest :-)

    Now you are showing off!

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    When you see the prices of military and a lot of vintage watches are going for today makes you glad you got into this hobby early. Think I added two wristwatches a civilian and a issued one that was a project still in progress and two Military clocks a deck clock and chronometer military clocks are some times under the radar so a good way to get a military timepiece fix this year only buy deals and there harder to find I am defiantly slowing down. Now does that shop if you show up in person do they let you haggle on price or are they firm ?
    Last edited by River Rat; 17th July 2018 at 16:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Rat View Post
    Now does that shop if you show up in person do they let you haggle on price or are they firm ?
    Austin kaye haggle????
    No chance...
    It's in prime position on the Strand
    They might knock 50 quid off but that will be you lot. They are relying on a rich tourist walking past and taking a fancy to something in their very nice window display. It is one of the best watch shops in London for window shopping.

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    Does anyone recall a few years ago AK was promoting and selling MWC 'military watches' ? I stopped buying from them when I saw the MWCs in their window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundial View Post
    Does anyone recall a few years ago AK was promoting and selling MWC 'military watches' ? I stopped buying from them when I saw the MWCs in their window.

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    How long ago? I can't say I remember them and I suppose I've been licking the windows, on and off, for about 10 years.
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    How long ago? I can't say I remember them and I suppose I've been licking the windows, on and off, for about 10 years.
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...ilitary+Austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    How long ago? I can't say I remember them and I suppose I've been licking the windows, on and off, for about 10 years.
    And they still list MWC watches https://www.austinkaye.co.uk/mwc-watches

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    Very nice pieces but prices seems way to much, I get it, you get warranty for some very old watched but even so...

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    Bugger me side ways.
    They certainly are getting more expensive by the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Omph!
    Makes me want to cry remembering the prices I used to see in that window
    I remember seeing a Greenlander for £900 10 years ago, now £5995!!!!!
    Omega 56s were £300
    On the plus side I paid £50 for my Eterna WWW about 5 years ago.
    Go back in time to the 1950's you could buy all of these military for £12.50 from adverts in the Exchange & Mart

    How I wish I had paid more attention

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    I bought a JLC WWW for £5 from Keys Govt. Surplus, Bells Rd, Gorleston-on-Sea in 1967 … but in those days I knew nothing about watches. Dealer had other WWW watches e.g. Omega, … and a modern Hamilton.

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    Last edited by sundial; 16th December 2018 at 10:41.
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    https://www.austinkaye.co.uk/vintage...rd-april?back=

    … hmmm … just a little more realistic .

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    or two..

    stunning!

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    Eye watering prices! If you are looking for ‘reasonably’ priced issued watches that actually were worn during WWII but don’t seem to get the collector attention at present, then I think the ATP watches are still a good bet. Due to their plated cases, not easy to find in great condition, but this is part of their charm.



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