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It seems that fortune was smiling upon me this past evening. After taking the advice of a few folks here about Stuhrling Original, I decided to hold off on the purchase, but apparently the fates had something else in store for me... After a few minutes of looking around on the 'Bay, I found, bid on, and won this gorgeous piece...



An absolutely gorgeous Caravelle Quartz Deep-Sea Diver. :D I totally love the look of this piece and it sure as hell beats out the Stuhrling Aquadiver any day of the week.
 
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That's hilarious,we were bidding against each other.
LOL sorry dude, I REALLY wanted this piece! :) It's rare that I even bid on anything on the 'Bay these days due to Buy it Now offers, but this was an exception. We obviously have the same tastes in watches. :)
 

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Congrats on the win, VostokGuy! And LOL on the bidding war between you and redbird. :) An eBay bidding war between two watch freeks was bound to happen sooner or later (probably happened on numerous occasions before).
 

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Nice!!! Congrats


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What a looker VG ! :clapping-hands-abov Not only looks incredible with the coke style bezel, and bracelet, but the dials on these are fantastic too. Really classic, and cool with the hands, and markers, but also very dynamic, and impressive. Looking like it really could go deep diving if you ever wanted too ! :) Really was a neat find, and win !!! Huge congrats VG ! Keep on enjoying this one !
 

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Congrats on the win, VostokGuy! And LOL on the bidding war between you and redbird. :) An eBay bidding war between two watch freeks was bound to happen sooner or later (probably happened on numerous occasions before).
LOL I'm certain it's happened before, but it sure as hell is a first for me, not to mention actually getting to talk to someone I bid against! In any case, it's nice to know that someone appreciates this piece as much as I do enough to want to add it into their collection. :)

nice catch on the bay
The hell of it is that I didn't think I'd have a chance in hell of winning this piece. I put the bid in after deciding against getting the Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta I was eyeballing. This was pure luck, and I'm eager to get this watch on my wrist. :)

What a looker VG ! :clapping-hands-abov Not only looks incredible with the coke style bezel, and bracelet, but the dials on these are fantastic too. Really classic, and cool with the hands, and markers, but also very dynamic, and impressive. Looking like it really could go deep diving if you ever wanted too ! :) Really was a neat find, and win !!! Huge congrats VG ! Keep on enjoying this one !
I had always loved these old Caravelles, but never dreamed that I'd actually have one. When I saw it, I just had to bid. Ultimately, it actually cost me 7 bucks more than the Stuhrling Aquadiver would have, so I definitely came out ahead on this one. :)
 

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LOL I'm certain it's happened before, but it sure as hell is a first for me, not to mention actually getting to talk to someone I bid against! In any case, it's nice to know that someone appreciates this piece as much as I do enough to want to add it into their collection. :)



The hell of it is that I didn't think I'd have a chance in hell of winning this piece. I put the bid in after deciding against getting the Stuhrling Original Aquadiver Regatta I was eyeballing. This was pure luck, and I'm eager to get this watch on my wrist. :)



I had always loved these old Caravelles, but never dreamed that I'd actually have one. When I saw it, I just had to bid. Ultimately, it actually cost me 7 bucks more than the Stuhrling Aquadiver would have, so I definitely came out ahead on this one. :)
What a nice pick-up Vostok ! There really looks to be so much character to this one. :cool: ..Add to that, the vintage charm, and you have to be so happy.

Congrats once again VG ! :smile:
 

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And my Caravelle arrived today!



It's a bit smaller than I thought it would be; about the same size as my Seiko Sports Quartz from the same era. Regardless, it's definitely a piece I'd wear. :D
 

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Looks better in your photo than the ones you originally posted. :)
 

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Yeah wow, it does look a lot nicer in your pics VG ! :eek: :smileyface_hand_cla You can see the watch much more clearly, and appreciate the colors within the bezel, and dial, but also enjoy the case, and bracelet more too. ..You did a fantastic job evidently cleaning it up. ..By the way, the watch seems more aggressive, and substantial case design wise. Looks like the perfect size from here ! Wow, congratulations once again VG !!!
 
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