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    Damasko

    After much deliberation I've almost settled on my next watch, and it looks like it might be a Damasko.
    I'm still trying to decide which model but probably either a DA46 or a DSub1.
    With there not being masses of dealers are discounts possible?

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    Have messaged you.

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    New is always nice but great value second hand given how resistant to marks their cases are.
    I've never considered the Dsub1 range as I prefer the aesthetics of the DA46/47 and know where I stand with the cases but if the extra water resistance is useful or you prefer the style and a slightly larger watch then I'm sure it'll not disappoint.
    Now I've noticed the different steel used for both I'm going to have to go away to understand the differences!
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    I got a ds30 last year,dealer in Germany was slightly cheaper than uk sellers.

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    Not much chance of discount on a new one, but as above, used is possibly the way to go (if you have the patience to wait for the one you want) given how robust they are.
    Andy

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    I agree about preferring the aesthetics of the DA46/47.

    Quote Originally Posted by deepreddave View Post
    I've noticed the different steel used for both I'm going to have to go away to understand the differences!
    I think the DA steel is ice-hardened to resist knocks and scratches, etc. Whereas the DSub steel isnít, but is instead more resistant to corrosion from salt water.

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    The DA46 is the way to go. The fact is that Damasko are great value for money at RRP so I wouldn't obsess about discounts. If you buy from Jura you get 10% off.

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    The DC80 is interesting, the DC86 even more so.

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    Funnily enough my goal for this year is a DA36 which I have hankered after for over 10 years at least. Madness really but I hope it's worth the wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    Funnily enough my goal for this year is a DA36 which I have hankered after for over 10 years at least. Madness really but I hope it's worth the wait
    Brilliant watch, I had one and it was the most commented on watch I've had.
    You won't regret buying one but I regret selling mine. I will buy another one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Brilliant watch, I had one and it was the most commented on watch I've had.
    You won't regret buying one but I regret selling mine. I will buy another one day.
    Thanks and that's good to know. I don't think I'll get the bracelet as much as I like how it looks, just the leather strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    Thanks and that's good to know. I don't think I'll get the bracelet as much as I like how it looks, just the leather strap.
    Iíve had a 37 as a daily beater for years. It still looks new... itís number 0008!
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    I've ordered a custom DC56 with different hands. Still 2-4 weeks before it comes. Been wanting a Damasko for years and finally decided to make the move. Probably the best value for money European watchmaker out there.
    Chronomaster has good prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    Iíve had a 37 as a daily beater for years. It still looks new... itís number 0008!
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    Mine's number 0007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    The DC80 is interesting, the DC86 even more so.
    DC80 / 82 is extremely appealing - best-executed center-chrono design to my eyes, bar none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faiz View Post
    I've ordered a custom DC56 with different hands. Still 2-4 weeks before it comes. Been wanting a Damasko for years and finally decided to make the move. Probably the best value for money European watchmaker out there.
    Chronomaster has good prices.

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    Out of curiosity, what hands did you go for? I find the DC56 the most desirable Damasko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toad monitor View Post
    Out of curiosity, what hands did you go for? I find the DC56 the most desirable Damasko.
    They will likely be DC66 hands, abraxas had one like this some years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    They will likely be DC66 hands, abraxas had one like this some years ago.
    I once saw (on the internet) a DC56 with an orange small seconds hand, but I have looked high and low and on other watch forums, but can't find the image anywhere. ( did I dream this?) It looked rather good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toad monitor View Post
    I once saw (on the internet) a DC56 with an orange small seconds hand, but I have looked high and low and on other watch forums, but can't find the image anywhere. ( did I dream this?) It looked rather good too.
    This one?



    DCJ56DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toad monitor View Post
    Out of curiosity, what hands did you go for? I find the DC56 the most desirable Damasko.
    Don't want to say without receiving it first! Haha
    But looks like it will satisfy your tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    This one?



    DCJ56DL
    Very similar but a 56 with only the small seconds. That one looks good though, never seen that model before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faiz View Post
    Don't want to say without receiving it first! Haha
    But looks like it will satisfy your tastes.

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    pics as soon as possible please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    This one?



    DCJ56DL
    That's a bit daft really, it should be all three chrono hands if anything to differentiate them from the time only hands. That said, the muted orange is a good colour for this, I hope it becomes available on the DC86, which was a garish green last time I looked.

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    Damasko

    Worn and wound has a nice (older) podcast on Damasko which I found interesting. A lot of information on what they do in house and why.


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    Well this thread has been the nail in the coffin of my finances, as I am in the process of ordering this:

    The eagle-eyed Damaskophiles amongst you will notice that no such watch actually exists, however Damasko have been very accommodating with my request to exchange the chronograph hands of the standard DC80 with a red set, and to swap the bezel for that of the DC67 - specifically the 12-hour marker version so that I could track elapsed hours alongside minutes and seconds.

    I love the purity of the DC80's design, but felt the chronograph hands needed more definition, and simply prefer the DC66-7 bezels aesthetically and functionally.

    I've heard a poor report of Damasko customer service from a source I greatly respect - so much so, that I spent ages trying to convince myself to buy a Sinn instead, but in the end I just couldn't fall in love with the 140 (I wanted a centre-minute chrono and hardened steel casework), and must say Damasko could not have been more helpful nor more prompt in responding.

    Which is nice.

    Right... I had better try to sell some stuff, then...!

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    Standard DC80 for comparison...


    NB: Free, no-expenses paid walking holiday to Hubei for the first person who says "prefer this version"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toad monitor View Post
    pics as soon as possible please.
    Here you go mate!
    Really love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faiz View Post
    Here you go mate!
    Really love it.
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    That is very bloody nice!

    Having been bitten hard by the bug, and since my order is on hold during the COVID shutdown, I "accidentally" bought this from this forum...





    It is by some margin my New Favourite Thing

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    My recent pick up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    That is very bloody nice!

    Having been bitten hard by the bug, and since my order is on hold during the COVID shutdown, I "accidentally" bought this from this forum...





    It is by some margin my New Favourite Thing
    Haha nice accidental purchase! I tried on the white one, it's really nice.
    Is your other order also a Damasko?

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Standard DC80 for comparison...


    NB: Free, no-expenses paid walking holiday to Hubei for the first person who says "prefer this version"...
    Ill pack an FFP3 mask in my case, I prefer the white. Dont like the Bezel though. Would go for the hourly bezel.

    Had a dc56 and a da37 ages ago.

    The 56 was ace but scratched more easilly than i expected. The DA37 was bombproof. 4 years in heavy civils on site every day. No scratches. May have been the depth of the case to be fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faiz View Post
    Is your other order also a Damasko?


    Bespoke DC80 with DC67 hands and bezel. Damasko were very happy to take-on a one-off like this, very modest additional charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post


    Bespoke DC80 with DC67 hands and bezel. Damasko were very happy to take-on a one-off like this, very modest additional charge.
    That is very nice!
    Yes a very modest charge, it was a charge per hand for me.

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    Thatís a nice tweak, Earl.

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    Thanks chaps, can't wait to get my grubby mitts on it!

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    Iím fast coming to the conclusion that I really do need a DC56!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Thanks chaps, can't wait to get my grubby mitts on it!
    Really looking forward to seeing the watch in the flesh, as it were. I think I'll get a DC80 this summer, having sold my DC66 recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faiz View Post
    Here you go mate!
    Really love it.

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    Very nice, cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Really looking forward to seeing the watch in the flesh, as it were. I think I'll get a DC80 this summer, having sold my DC66 recently.
    Standard model, or tweaked to taste? Having seen the success of @Faiz watch, I'm pleased about taking this path now.

    Ordered some one-piece straps from George's Straps to play around with - expected one to be a standout, but frankly like 'em all!


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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Standard model, or tweaked to taste? Having seen the success of @Faiz watch, I'm pleased about taking this path now.

    Ordered some one-piece straps from George's Straps to play around with - expected one to be a standout, but frankly like 'em all!

    Seeing the pics of the DC57's in this thread make me miss my old one.

    Andy

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