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Old 20 August 2019, 02:06 AM   #1
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What do you guys think of this 1680

Itís got service dial, hands and bezel insert. The lugs look good to me but crown guards seem to be worn down too much. What are your thoughts? I can return with no issue but have 48 hours to do so.

The price was good considering not all original.
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Old 20 August 2019, 03:26 AM   #2
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Please post clear and precise pictures to start. The pics you posted are horrible.

Take the watch off, hold it in the palm of your hand and take some clear and close up pics.
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Old 20 August 2019, 03:53 AM   #3
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Here are more pics
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Old 20 August 2019, 04:03 AM   #4
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Donít know what you paid so hard to comment on that. Whatís the serial? Originally a red or white?

Considering itís all service it would make a great daily wear with no stress. Iíd be happy to wear it.
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Old 20 August 2019, 04:15 AM   #5
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originally white, i believe, 1978 model...I would use it for daily wearer for sure. Alternate with my 90s speedmaster, 1971 Seiko speedtimer, and for my tough mudders and training, a couple of Seiko divers (modern)
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Old 20 August 2019, 04:16 AM   #6
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Nice case....everything else is service parts....
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Old 20 August 2019, 04:19 AM   #7
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Yes-I know-and I am ok with that, just wanted thoughts on case and more specifically crown guards...

Thanks to everyone for input, I really appreciate it!
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Old 20 August 2019, 04:19 AM   #8
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Looks good to me. Definitely been polished as have most service dial 1680s, but the case is still thick enough. I agree the crown guards especially the upper one does look a little thin but not unusually so considering the overall condition of the watch.
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Old 20 August 2019, 04:43 AM   #9
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Thank you...I kind of liken it to buying a new moon watch...vintage charm with modern functionality
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Old 20 August 2019, 06:04 AM   #10
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Hopefully this was under $11k
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Old 20 August 2019, 06:31 AM   #11
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Yes significantly less
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Old 20 August 2019, 08:38 AM   #12
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Nice! roughly how much if you dont mind me asking? I own a service dial Sub so i am curious.
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Old 20 August 2019, 09:50 AM   #13
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It’s going back

I can’t deal with the crown guards

Thank you all for input!
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Old 20 August 2019, 10:03 AM   #14
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Its a lovely piece if the price is right. The service dial would last for decades.
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Old 20 August 2019, 10:26 AM   #15
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Maybe $7-8k depending on case and bracelet serial
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Old 21 August 2019, 07:26 AM   #16
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Itís going back

I canít deal with the crown guards

Thank you all for input!
Did not like it neither...
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Old 21 August 2019, 07:33 AM   #17
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Yes-I know-and I am ok with that, just wanted thoughts on case and more specifically crown guards...

Thanks to everyone for input, I really appreciate it!
Any 1680 is going to be a 30 to 50 year old watch. How picky do you need to be for a nice, wearable, example.
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Old 21 August 2019, 10:39 AM   #18
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I don't understand these "hand photos." Please set the watch down, without a distracting background, and photograph the subject matter. The hands are distracting and annoying.

The "hand/watch" photos do not depict the subject matter (the crown guards) well at all.
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I don't understand these "hand photos." Please set the watch down, without a distracting background, and photograph the subject matter. The hands are distracting and annoying.

The "hand/watch" photos do not depict the subject matter (the crown guards) well at all.
I only told him to do that because it looked as if he was on the go in a public place. Didnt want him to put down his watch where someone could run by and take it while he was taking a pic of it.
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Old 25 August 2019, 05:44 AM   #20
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Thank you and you were right I was!
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Old 25 August 2019, 07:26 AM   #21
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I agree with Springer on taking better photos. My impression was “What am I looking at here”. Thanks.
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Old 26 August 2019, 09:10 AM   #22
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Old 26 August 2019, 08:02 PM   #23
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That looks like a good honest example of a single owner watch who a few years ago had it serviced and was advised to change dial, hands etc so it would function as it was supposed to. Case is a little soft, but it’s a 40 year old tool watch. At less than $10k I’d be proud to wear a fully functional daily classic.
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