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Well, my fellow WIS, I received my BNIB Invicta "Venom" today ...
... and tomorrow, back it goes 'cause it's way WAY too-ooo top-heavy! ... :WW
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So, I found myself STILL wanting a NEW watch ...
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... and thought about ALL the nice ones I'd recently researched ...
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... and Debaufré's GREAT 44x44mm 6498 HW "CSAR" came way out in front - ...
... especially since it's now "On Sale!" (and includes a Free Strap Tool!) ...
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So, I ordered one off their great website ...
... and immediately received this screen update documenting my order! ...
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... which, curiously, replicated the "Pillsbury Dough-Boy" image I was working on! ...
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BTW, I also considered Steinhart's 'counterparts' to the Debaufré "CSAR"; i.e., ...
... their AVIATION "Pink" :)whatever:) and SS "White" ...
... which, respectively, are $200 & $150 MORE than the "On Sale" Debaufré "CSAR" ...
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Finally :bhh, IMHO, beside being THE most-economical and practical alternative to my "Adios Venom" ..
... the "CSAR" is a GREAT watch to "Dress UP/DOWN" with a new strap ...
... like those from Debaufré/Steinhart and a host of others (Strap Culture, Ted Su, Heroic 18, Zeugma, etc.!) ...
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As always, any/ALL comments are GRATEFULLY acknowledged! ... :b


 

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very nice looking watch. When is it scheduled to actually arrive?
 

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TVDinner wrote:
very nice looking watch. When is it scheduled to actually arrive?
Thanks, Buddy! - BTW, it shouldn't take more than a few days; i.e., ...
... remarkably, even though I placed the order in the evening, I received an e-mail response from them almost immediately acknowledging the order - and my request that they pass along my best regards to the sweet couple who founded Debaufré here in the U.S.!!!

... truly personal service from a GREAT company!​

 

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Back goes one, and in comes another!

Great choice (actually, great pool of choices) to add to your collection.

How ironic that their confirmation mssg and your Dough-Boy graphic are eerily similar! LOL

ENJOY your new Csar!
 

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I really dig it also great choice. I also like the straps you listed. I wanna know who makes that strap with the skull and cross bones?
 

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Nice piece - cant wait to see pics on the wrist. You say you have a flieger collection. What do you have? I was researching fliegers this past week and yesterday snagged a Laco Observation style flieger with the Miyota in it. I am a history buff and liked the idea that the Co. that produced them during WW2 is still around. I will post pics when I get it. It would be great to see what you have!
 

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toecutter wrote:
I Like it!!!
Whew! - THANKS! ...

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FYI, for some strange reason I can't yet fathom ...
... your endorsement of my watch purchases ... :ban:ban:ban ...
... is like receiving a 'pat on the head' ...
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... from the "Horo(bly-Il)logical Fickle Finger Of Fate!" ...
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c'mon - I'm
- kinda, sorta' - (maybe! ...
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DenFromNM wrote:
I really dig it also great choice. I also like the straps you listed. I wanna know who makes that strap with the skull and cross bones?
~ hang on a sec - 'lemmie consult my bookmarks! ...
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... hereZ their website! ...
www.strapculture.com
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... hereZ a REVIEW ...
www.justhideandwatch.com
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... an', finally, :bhh - I think Strap Culture likeZ PaneraiZ ...
www.strapculture.com/gallary

 

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MikeyShingles wrote:
Nice piece - cant wait to see pics on the wrist. You say you have a flieger collection. What do you have? I was researching fliegers this past week and yesterday snagged a Laco Observation style flieger with the Miyota in it. I am a history buff and liked the idea that the Co. that produced them during WW2 is still around. I will post pics when I get it. It would be great to see what you have!
You bet, Mikey! - BTW, FWIW, I'm ALSO a history 'freek' ...
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... and - AND! - really REALLY 'obsessed' with ALL 'winged airborne objects' ...
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And, FWIW, I'm ALSO interested in strange aerial phenomena w/o wings; i.e., ...
... what I like to call "SUITS" - Something Unusual In The Sky! ...
... like the object(s) in these two pix - taken 9 yrs. apart! ...
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Anyway, now, about my "Flieger" WatchUZ ...
... FYI, I started out with a li'l classically-designed Steinhart Ø=42mm "El Capitan" HW
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Then I went "all out" on an 'old-gold' Steinhart Ø=47mm "Grand Marquis" HW ...
... with all the accoutrements!...
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Naturally, my "Grand Marquis" got me TOTALLY hooked on PILOT/"Flieger" Watches ...
... otherwise known as the Nav. B-Uhr (where "B" stands for "Beobachtungs" or "Observer's!") ...
... and I became obsessed with Debaufré's Ø=47mm Limited Edition ...
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... that soon became my first true "GRAIL" Watch ...
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Of course, by then, Debaufré's Ltd. Ed. were all "Sold OUT!" ...
... and I quickly acquired a REALLY incredible, 50mm, ALL-Bead-Blasted Titanium, Chase-Durer "Pilot" ...
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Even then, I STILL could NOT get my Debaufré GRAIL "Flieger" out of my mind ...
... and, in desperation, I asked Elsa at Debaufré to help me in my quest ...
... well, to make a long story short - she graciously found ONE (1) for me in Germany! ...
... which I soon had safely ensconced in my vault! ...
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Then, I discovered that "Nav B-Uhr's" came in two varieties; i.e., ...
... those approved by the German Air Ministry ca. 1939 (Bild "A") - like my "GRAIL" ...​
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SO!, as luck & fate would have it - I became 'further enamored' with "Bild B" ...

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Accordingly, after s'more 'duly-diligent' research, ...
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... I acquired Steinhart's OUTSTANDING, vintage-detailed/period-correct, Ø=47mm, homage ...
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... which I soon enhanced with a nice Steinhart Strap! ...





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So, in a way, my latest Debaufré will round out my collection ...
... FWIW, I JUST had to, as they say, "Go For IT!" ...
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... since this smooth 'n svelte "Modern Flieger" is so truly OUT of This WORLD! ...

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er, hey! - you asked! ... :bhh

 

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Awesome! Great collection of fliegers! Have you seen the exact replica that Laco puts out at 55mm? Its gigantic and quite expensive but period exact. I was looking at Hamilton field models too. As far as i know they were the model that was made for our troops in WW2. As for my sig pic - just the TV show.:)
 

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MikeyShingles wrote:
Awesome! Great collection of fliegers! Have you seen the exact replica that Laco puts out at 55mm? Its gigantic and quite expensive but period exact. I was looking at Hamilton field models too. As far as i know they were the model that was made for our troops in WW2. As for my sig pic - just the TV show.:)
... "Have you seen the exact replica that Laco puts out at 55mm?" ...
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... er, ahh ... yep! ~ per my post ...
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BTW, I've looked at Hamilton's 44mm Khaki ...
... and I REALLY like their HW 6497 "Officer" ...​
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... even tho' the exhibition 'caseback' is kinda small! ...
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Larry, that is one sweet looking piece! I love the Debaufre line of watches and I think they are very well built. The CSAR is another one in a very long line of great looking watches in your collection! CONGRATS and wear it in good health my friend!
 
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