closing tag is in template navbar
Time Factors Watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: 1989 Precista Diver on the bay - heads up

  1. #1
    Grand Master Wallasey Runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Merry Old England
    Posts
    13,152

    1989 Precista Diver on the bay - heads up

    Someone has listed a 1989 Precista diver on e-bay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203599066...gAAOSwmuBhOiTH

    You seldom see these offered for sale. I would imagine if someone bought it and had it fully serviced it would be a great addition to any collection.

    No connection to the seller, just a heads up.

    Not even sure of pricing on these, but it doesnít look expensive to me. Any views on this?

  2. #2
    Master Sinnlover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    London
    Posts
    6,348
    Itís half of what I paid last year.
    Needs new bars and I am not sure how easy they would be to find but and correct gauge wire should be a good replacement (they have drilled lugs in to which the lug wires - itís more of a thick wire than a bar, are inserted)
    They are a nice little watch that wears a fair bit smaller / thinner than the CWC, SM300, Sub.
    I wore mine earlier this week.

  3. #3
    Grand Master Wallasey Runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Merry Old England
    Posts
    13,152
    Thanks John, I did spot the missing fixed bars. This is clearly a listing for someone who could undertake the work themselves or is prepared to pass it to a trusted watch repairer and pay whatever it takes to return it to tip top condition.

    So few of these come up for sale that sitting around waiting for a nice one to appear may not produce any results.

    Put it this way, if that listing was for a 1982 CWC Navigator in a similar distressed condition I would bite the sellers hand off and send the watch straight to Olli

  4. #4
    Master Sinnlover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    London
    Posts
    6,348
    I have actually given my father the heads up on it.
    He might take a punt, we shall see.
    If it was an 88 I would snapped it up and also sent it to Olli.

  5. #5
    Grand Master Wallasey Runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Merry Old England
    Posts
    13,152
    Was doing the man maths on this before and it could be a bit of a no brainier. If the seller accepted £850 or £900 and the cost of a full service and sorting out the crown, crystal and fixed bars was say £400 tops thatís £1,300 for a fully serviced watch which at that point must be worth close to £2k.

    Has certainly got me thinking.

  6. #6
    Grand Master Wallasey Runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Merry Old England
    Posts
    13,152
    Taken a punt and made an offer. The system says the seller has three other offers as well. I can guess who those are fromÖ

    Anyone on here who wants it, might be wise to up your offer. I think this will creep into 4 figures, which will be me out.

  7. #7
    Grand Master Wallasey Runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Merry Old England
    Posts
    13,152
    The guy is messing people around, so I placed a bid just to kill off his ability to accept offers. Let’s see if he retracts my bid and then accepts one of the offers. That will teach him

    Be more fun to actually watch an auction and see what it goes for.

  8. #8
    Grand Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    20,025
    Damage to the lugs is the killer on this, unless Iím misinterpreting the pics that would need laser welding and the whole case refinished to make it match. Originality then goes out of the window unless someone can replicate the original finish then Ď patinateí it accordingly.

    If this was a simple fix the seller would've had it sorted and added value accordingly.

  9. #9
    Master Sinnlover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    London
    Posts
    6,348
    There is no real damage to the lugs as far as I can see (maybe one is slightly rounded but difficult to tell with those photos), just the missing bars. No need to weld those as they are a press fit. (They do come loose over time)
    Finding a replacement movement and possibly crystal looks to be the main problem.

  10. #10
    Grand Master Wallasey Runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Merry Old England
    Posts
    13,152
    The dial and hands look really nice and Iím sure when put behind a NOS crystal it would look superb. Sure, if this was a more commonly available watch people would pass on this one, but sometimes these military watches are so rare or so infrequently come to market that it will sell and Iím sure the buyer will have their eyes wide open and a trusted watch guy already lined up to pass it straight on to.

    Although at present it does look like a dogs dinner, I look at that and think what it would look like once it had been fully sorted out.

    Glass half full, unusual for me

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Do Not Sell My Personal Information