Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby iwasbanned » July 19th 2013, 5:33pm

Clerc is an excellent brand with high quality well finished watches.  The problem is that they aren't very well known in the states and you take a beating on the secondary market.  I've been wanting to try this one out for a while, but needed to get it for a good price. Good things come to those who wait.  I got this one recently from a good seller at a great price.  It didn't disappoint.  I love the dial, hands, and applied hour markers on this thing.  The finishing is superb especially on the bezel.  Has good heft to it.  

More pics to come soon.  

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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby smellody » July 19th 2013, 8:13pm

I like it! Looking forward to more pics.
   
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby conjurer » July 19th 2013, 8:44pm

That's all right, Banned, goddamn it. I recall those coming up for sale *gasp* on Shop, when Lior was trying to move some good shit.

Nice pics, too.
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby Kahuna74 » July 20th 2013, 2:16am

Yup, I like that one a lot. I came close to picking one up about a year ago and at the last minute went with another watch that was a disappointment and has sense moved on.
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby bigedsurf » July 20th 2013, 2:22am

Very nice IWB.............
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby boscoe » July 20th 2013, 4:54am

One of my favorites, I've had it twice. Once in quartz with a black dial and bracelet that I sold off about two years ago and a new auto with a blue dial and rubber strap I bought earlier this year from World of Watches.
I paid $900 (with a coupon) from ShopNBC for the quartz and sold it five years later for $750 - with a new battery. If I remember rightly, I paid $1200 for the automatic on a killer sale that popped up at random while I was surfing.
What did you pay for your? This isn't TZ where discussing prices is frowned upon. Not talking price gives sellers a big advantage over consumers.

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I used the old one as a "dive watch," during my salt water beach days, snorkel adventures and jet ski runs. Ran flawlessly.
I'm a huge fan of Clerc, own two dress watches, even if the current boss is a bit nutty. New designs are a half-beat off in my opinion. He's trying too hard. But the brand is still in the same family after about 150 years - again if I'm remember the founding date right.
Enjoy your new watch.
It's a very individualistic take on the diver
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby iwasbanned » July 20th 2013, 12:32pm

boscoe wrote:I paid $900 (with a coupon) from ShopNBC for the quartz and sold it five years later for $750 - with a new battery. If I remember rightly, I paid $1200 for the automatic on a killer sale that popped up at random while I was surfing.
What did you pay for your? This isn't TZ where discussing prices is frowned upon. Not talking price gives sellers a big advantage over consumers.

I'm a huge fan of Clerc, own two dress watches, even if the current boss is a bit nutty. New designs are a half-beat off in my opinion. He's trying too hard. But the brand is still in the same family after about 150 years - again if I'm remember the founding date right.
Enjoy your new watch.
It's a very individualistic take on the diver


Boscoe, I picked this one up for $850. It is basically brand new. I assume this is a World of Watches special. I love the design. I wish I knew if this design was inspired by the Royal Oak.

I took it to a pool, salt water, today for an hour and it survived.
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby iwasbanned » July 20th 2013, 12:33pm

surferjohn wrote:You are correct those are nice.  I had one and sold it.  My only complaint was the rubber strap was short for my big fat wrist.  Clerc could not provide an XL rubber strap either which is inexcusable on a supposed dive watch.


Same complaint here. The strap is a little short for my tastes. it fits snug on the last hole, but not uncomfortable. Glad I didn't spend time trying to track down from Clerc.
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby boscoe » July 20th 2013, 3:40pm

This was not inspired by the royal oak. it is a clerc design that is iconic to the brand. here are my dress watches, similar shape

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cant find the MOP and dial marker photo. sorry. well done on the price!
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby Horse Feathers » July 20th 2013, 5:36pm

Looks good IWB, well done

If you are able to get an XL strap please update your thread

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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby WatchDorks.Net » July 20th 2013, 5:51pm

Skelton flogging these mercilessly on WoW TV has reduced the allure of these in my eyes.
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby boscoe » July 21st 2013, 5:11am

Excellent watch in spite of his endorsement.
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby AntFarm » July 21st 2013, 5:24am

Very nice pick-up and a great price.  I like the design of the Clerc very different.  Enjoy it!
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby abduksion » July 21st 2013, 9:31am

Not bad and I'm digging the white dial.
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

Postby Watch Noob » July 21st 2013, 3:36pm

Nice watch, great price! Love the white dial version as well. I've always liked this style but never picked one up. Image 
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Re: Clerc CXX Scuba 250

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