WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby svaglic » January 18th 2018, 8:35am

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/introd ... 14875.html

Ed is putting out a nice looking vintage dive watch. Here is a link with the specs.

It's 40mm, NH35 movement, 660 feet, domed crystal, custom bor bracelet, a lumed 120 click bezel with full markings (except the blue, it will not have full lume). The blue is also the only one with a date.
It's tasteful, choices are a nice blue, a cool brown and standard black dials.
He said it is being made all from scratch with no off the shelf parts for the watch case, dial, indices, bezel and bracelet.
If you have seen Eds previous projects (the 63 and the Bundeswehr) then you know his work is very good and quality is super.
You can expect your watch in Aug or Sep. I know you guys don't like to pay and wait, but Ed is legit and has a good reputation.
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$175.00 deposit and $175.00 before delivery. Not a bad price at all. Oh, plus shipping.

I do not work for Ed and am not a schill. I just think it looks better than a lot of other watches and it's cheaper and a good size.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby foghorn » January 18th 2018, 10:20am

Not bad looking at all. I prefer the dateless versions.
IMO the beads of rice bracelet choice looks a little out of place.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby conjurer » January 18th 2018, 10:58am

That doesn't totally blow.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby biglove » January 18th 2018, 11:43am

Worth a look
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby koimaster » January 18th 2018, 12:19pm

direct link to them http://forums.watchuseek.com/f899/14-f7 ... st44996993


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f899/14-f7 ... 309-3.html

They need 100 deposits to get the watches made. Currently have 51 and the drop date is apparently 2/15/18. Delivery of watches will not happen until next fall. And this is a forum watch for WUS, wussies.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby conjurer » January 18th 2018, 12:33pm

koimaster wrote:direct link to them http://forums.watchuseek.com/f899/14-f7 ... st44996993


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f899/14-f7 ... 309-3.html

They need 100 deposits to get the watches made. Currently have 51 and the drop date is apparently 2/15/18. Delivery of watches will not happen until next fall.


Not for me. I'm not real big on dropping $175 on a nonexistant watch and hoping the tightwads at WUS are going to come through.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby koimaster » January 18th 2018, 1:07pm

conjurer wrote:
koimaster wrote:direct link to them http://forums.watchuseek.com/f899/14-f7 ... st44996993


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f899/14-f7 ... 309-3.html

They need 100 deposits to get the watches made. Currently have 51 and the drop date is apparently 2/15/18. Delivery of watches will not happen until next fall.


Not for me. I'm not real big on dropping $175 on a nonexistant watch and hoping the tightwads at WUS are going to come through.



Well nhwoods is a buyer! How bad can it be then?
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby svaglic » January 18th 2018, 3:30pm

I liked that he went with a brown dial and I like the shade of blue that he chose. I won't be getting one, but I do think they are a decent buy and a diver that can be used for diving with a low profile and 40mm is pretty cool.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby Racer-X » January 18th 2018, 5:21pm

How's the resale? I like the domed sapphire.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby svaglic » January 18th 2018, 5:43pm

Racer-X wrote:How's the resale? I like the domed sapphire.


I don't know, it's not out yet. His bundeswehr and 63's haven't taken a bath on resale.
That domed crystal is cool, it will have ar coating on the inside.
I didn't like the voting on movement (I wanted an ETA), indices (I wanted the other coffin) and bracelet (I wanted ladder). I wanted it to stand out more and not such a blend in watch. I am waiting on the Armida A12 to come back up for sale and with that and my 4s15 Seiko I will have enough blend in watches. Otherwise I would get the brown or blue. Actually, if I hadn't been a part of the voting I probably would have seen this and thought it was cool and got one. Now I look at it and see what I wanted it to be.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby ocean » January 18th 2018, 5:46pm

foghorn wrote:Not bad looking at all. I prefer the dateless versions.
IMO the beads of rice bracelet choice looks a little out of place.


Usually a fan of Beads of rice but it looks out of place here.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby bedlam » January 18th 2018, 5:55pm

I'm a sucker for slim profile bezels. And holy fuck...a micro with an indexed bezel. Its a miracle!

I agree the BOR doesn't really suit it and the unprotected crown is a mark against.

Otherwise its pretty schmick.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby conjurer » January 18th 2018, 6:06pm

bedlam wrote:I'm a sucker for slim profile bezels. And holy fuck...a micro with an indexed bezel. Its a miracle!

I agree the BOR doesn't really suit it and the unprotected crown is a mark against.

Otherwise its pretty schmick.


You know, Carl, here we were, discussing a watch without any profanity at all--well, apart from me and the "blow" comment--and then you have to come in a drop the fucking F-bomb!!
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » January 18th 2018, 6:49pm

Amazingly (for a forum watch), it doesn't orally stimulate lingam.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby AlbertaTime » January 18th 2018, 8:30pm

conjurer wrote:Not for me. I'm not real big on dropping $175 on a nonexistant watch and hoping the tightwads at WUS are going to come through.


Disclaimer #1: I confess...I *really* like the vintage lume model. Can't afford it with my upcoming trip :-(

To my knowledge, Ed has come through on every project watch that he's directed in my time at WUS, with only one of the projects not getting enough subscribers. If there are enough subscribers, it'll happen. Ed's first project watches were all for F72/Chinese Mechanical Watch Forum, and he has had a hand in much more than the '63 and the Bundeswehr. To my knowledge, he's pretty much directed/coordinated *every* project watch for F72, starting in 2011 (the ST5 was he and Torsten), and as an F72 moderator, and as a friend with years of interacting with him, I just plain trust him.

Disclaimer #2: I really look forward to seeing Ed again in April. He's a very regular guy, smart, friendly and I'm glad the WUS association is working out well for him. Just for clarity: I had zero to do with his connecting with WUS, or with the initial project watch ideas, and didn't really connect with him in any large way till maybe 2013. Didn't meet him till 2015 at CWCF/Shenzhen.

Disclaimer #3: I have 4 watches that Ed delivered ;-)

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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby conjurer » January 18th 2018, 8:40pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
conjurer wrote:Not for me. I'm not real big on dropping $175 on a nonexistant watch and hoping the tightwads at WUS are going to come through.


Disclaimer #1: I confess...I *really* like the vintage lume model. Can't afford it with my upcoming trip :-(

To my knowledge, Ed has come through on every project watch that he's directed in my time at WUS, with only one of the projects not getting enough subscribers. If there are enough subscribers, it'll happen. Ed's first project watches were all for F72/Chinese Mechanical Watch Forum, and he has had a hand in much more than the '63 and the Bundeswehr. To my knowledge, he's pretty much directed/coordinated *every* project watch for F72, starting in 2011 (the ST5 was he and Torsten), and as an F72 moderator, and as a friend with years of interacting with him, I just plain trust him.

Disclaimer #2: I really look forward to seeing Ed again in April. He's a very regular guy, smart, friendly and I'm glad the WUS association is working out well for him. Just for clarity: I had zero to do with his connecting with WUS, or with the initial project watch ideas, and didn't really connect with him in any large way till maybe 2013. Didn't meet him till 2015 at CWCF/Shanzhen.

Disclaimer #3: I have 4 watches that Ed delivered ;-)

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I stand corrected. But Carl should still watch his goddamn language!!
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby svaglic » January 18th 2018, 8:57pm

It was voted bracelet only because dive straps are pretty easy to come by and aren't that much in the market.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby bedlam » January 18th 2018, 8:57pm

conjurer wrote:
AlbertaTime wrote:
conjurer wrote:Not for me. I'm not real big on dropping $175 on a nonexistant watch and hoping the tightwads at WUS are going to come through.


Disclaimer #1: I confess...I *really* like the vintage lume model. Can't afford it with my upcoming trip :-(

To my knowledge, Ed has come through on every project watch that he's directed in my time at WUS, with only one of the projects not getting enough subscribers. If there are enough subscribers, it'll happen. Ed's first project watches were all for F72/Chinese Mechanical Watch Forum, and he has had a hand in much more than the '63 and the Bundeswehr. To my knowledge, he's pretty much directed/coordinated *every* project watch for F72, starting in 2011 (the ST5 was he and Torsten), and as an F72 moderator, and as a friend with years of interacting with him, I just plain trust him.

I stand corrected. But Carl should still watch his goddamn language!!

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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby gerdson » January 18th 2018, 8:59pm

Now I am tempted. Verdammt.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby AlbertaTime » January 18th 2018, 9:59pm

conjurer wrote:I stand corrected.


I bet you're sittin'. ;-)
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby conjurer » January 18th 2018, 11:07pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
conjurer wrote:I stand corrected.


I bet you're sittin'. ;-)


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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby koimaster » January 19th 2018, 11:13am

Ed has joined the forum I believe.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby foghorn » January 19th 2018, 11:33am

koimaster wrote:Ed has joined the forum I believe.


Tell Ron to warn him.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby biglove » January 19th 2018, 1:14pm

Hell, I am going to go with blue. See what all the forum watch hype is about.
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Re: WUS Ed project vintage dive watch $350.00

Postby svaglic » January 19th 2018, 4:32pm

biglove wrote:Hell, I am going to go with blue. See what all the forum watch hype is about.



I have a couple of Eds other projects and they are great quality. I think you are going to be pleasantly surprised and enjoy it.
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