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Thread: Ebels are so underrated

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    Ebels are so underrated

    The details and finish on this watch are amazing. Cheers!




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    Quote Originally Posted by JPE View Post
    The details and finish on this watch are amazing. Cheers!



    Is that second image some sort of butt plug?

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    I have a friend with a couple of Ebels, and they’re very nice watches...

    I quite fancy one with the el Primero inside..


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    They'd be great if it wasn't for those screw heads around the dial! Do they have a function, or are they some designers weird idea of an engineering 'look'??

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    More than a little 90’s Tag going on too.

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    I always fancied the XXl with small seconds a very rare watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    They'd be great if it wasn't for those screw heads around the dial! Do they have a function, or are they some designers weird idea of an engineering 'look'??
    I believe it's kinda their "trademark". They have always been non-symmetrical like that.

    Strange they never bothered me but I know they do bother many people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I have a friend with a couple of Ebels, and they’re very nice watches...

    I quite fancy one with the el Primero inside..

    Rolex actually downgraded the bph to 28.800 in Daytona. But it goes in full 36.600 in these. Here's a video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sy5hv0rM7M

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPE View Post
    I believe it's kinda their "trademark". They have always been non-symmetrical like that.

    Strange they never bothered me but I know they do bother many people.
    But they are just so Fugly! The one in the first picture especially would a great looking watch otherwise (IMHO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    But they are just so Fugly! The one in the first picture especially would a great looking watch otherwise (IMHO)
    Hublots have them too. :D


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    I had an ebel chronograph a few years ago .I was lucky enough to get it in a 50%sale .It was very well made and finished and the equal of any other watch in its price range .They don't seem very popular in the UK and have steep depreciation best to buy pre-owned ,they are great value

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    Absolutely love my 137, well made and very good timekeeping, Excellent buy if got at good discount, the residuals are terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    They'd be great if it wasn't for those screw heads around the dial! Do they have a function, or are they some designers weird idea of an engineering 'look'??
    The 1911's used to be opened through the front (which usually is a guarantee for damaged screwheads and expensive replacement thereof). The El Primero Ebel chrono (Don Johnsons watch in Miami Vice) is opened through the back. I own the EP chrono with the wave band. Great watch and it can be bought at very low prices.

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    I have a few and am a fan of the brand.

    My only issue is with their leather strap system. It's totally bespoke with the strap being held in place with small screws. You can only use a genuine Ebel strap and the prices they charge for those are disproportionate to the street price of the watch itself with no other options available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by langdalematt View Post
    Is that second image some sort of butt plug?
    That's just wrong, but made me laugh anyway.
    Last edited by WillHarris2306; 9th December 2018 at 09:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatdogwood View Post
    I have a few and am a fan of the brand.

    My only issue is with their leather strap system. It's totally bespoke with the strap being held in place with small screws. You can only use a genuine Ebel strap and the prices they charge for those are disproportionate to the street price of the watch itself with no other options available.
    Oh.....that rules them out for me then! Can't stand that sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    The 1911's used to be opened through the front (which usually is a guarantee for damaged screwheads and expensive replacement thereof). The El Primero Ebel chrono (Don Johnsons watch in Miami Vice) is opened through the back. I own the EP chrono with the wave band. Great watch and it can be bought at very low prices.
    I bought a vintage Ladies' Sport Classic for my wife. She loves it. It's a quartz and yes it will be opened from the front.

    My BTR case opens from the backside. And very nice backside by the way.

    Last edited by JPE; 8th December 2018 at 21:18.

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    I would say the BTR quality surpasses any other watches I've owned except for Breguet. (BTR uses the same movement with Breguet XX by the way). Of course I'm not a watchsmith or anything but I've owned some NICE watches and you can just tell.

    I can't say anything about the other Ebels but this is criminally underrated watch. I wrote about my BTR in my blog recently. Enjoy!

    https://luxurywatches635.wordpress.com/

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    I remember my dad having a blue sportwave back in the day, I absolutely loved it as a teenager and always wanted it. He traded it in for his Breitling years later.

    I've struggled to find it since and cannot remember if it had a blue dial or strap, or both, think it was in a dive watch style also (must have loved it that much haha)

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