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WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby jonnybardo » January 23rd 2013, 9:51am

Hi All,
New here - I've been getting a laugh looking around the joint. Anyhow, I'm looking for an Orient Revolver at a reasonable price - preferably the blue dial version but I'd also be interested in the black dial. Bracelet only. Let me know if you want to sell or know of a source online that has them for significantly less than the $800+ they're going for on EPay!

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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby tomsimac » January 23rd 2013, 10:04am

Check some of Kois suggestions like WatchRecon or Elite Deals
I was searching for similar and found a few recently this week. Blue is hard to get apparently but I did see one. Another member also posted me this link.
http://www.watches88.com/default.cfm

see this search link as an example. http://www.watchrecon.com/?query=orient

Sometimes you have to wait a bit or go to the WTB forum on WUS or a divers forum in AUS for example. Closer to mfg. sites
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby jonnybardo » January 23rd 2013, 10:09am

Thanks. I already check WatchRecon a few times a day. Do you know if that's pretty comprehensive for watch forums or does it not cover a lot?

Watchmann.com has them for $612, but I'm hoping to go lower than that. My hope is >$400 but I'd consider up to about $500 for something new.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby conjurer » January 23rd 2013, 10:17am

Welcome, goddamn it!

These come up pretty often at the FS fora. $350-400 would be a fair price, assuming it's in good shape.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby jonnybardo » January 23rd 2013, 5:49pm

OK, so I should probably hold off on selling one of my daughter's kidney's to buy it new.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby conjurer » January 23rd 2013, 5:52pm

jonnybardo wrote:OK, so I should probably hold off on selling one of my daughter's kidney's to buy it new.


Not if you get a good tissue match and a willing buyer. Kids only need one kidney.

The Revolver is a discontinued model, I think, which is too bad, because it was really the best mid-priced diver that Orient made.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby jonnybardo » January 24th 2013, 11:36am

conjurer wrote:
The Revolver is a discontinued model, I think, which is too bad, because it was really the best mid-priced diver that Orient made.


It is discontinued, although beats me why. Seiya couldn't get it, said it was OOP.

While I love it, it seems a bit pricey - especially considering it is mineral glass and you can't hand-wind it. It seems more like a $3-400 watch, not a $6-800 one.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby koimaster » January 24th 2013, 2:18pm

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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby bedlam » January 24th 2013, 2:31pm

The Air Diver is a fabulous watch. The case, hands and dial are awesome. I will pick one up again for sure.

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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby conjurer » January 24th 2013, 4:09pm

Well, the bracelet's a little ghey. Not monumentally ghey, but a little.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby ocean » January 24th 2013, 4:17pm

I thought they discontinued the Star line?
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby bedlam » January 25th 2013, 1:44am

ocean wrote:I thought they discontinued the Star line?

I believe you are right The OS300 is now an 'Orient' and the Revolver is discontinued in favour of the 'M-Force' line of watches.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby tomsimac » January 25th 2013, 10:16am

Here yah go. Blue Dial and all. $20 at this time
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121057177359&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

Best of luck. I'm bidding on an Orient so it just popped up in an email alert. Create a search and get in on the fun.
Also there are some real deals on odd ball stars right now. Auto and Motorbike styles. Like I need another watch this week. I bid on the Star and find three others to buy while waiting for the auction to end. Sure fire way to buy too many watches.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby jonnybardo » January 25th 2013, 6:28pm

tomsimac wrote:Here yah go. Blue Dial and all. $20 at this time

Best of luck. I'm bidding on an Orient so it just popped up in an email alert. Create a search and get in on the fun.
Also there are some real deals on odd ball stars right now. Auto and Motorbike styles. Like I need another watch this week. I bid on the Star and find three others to buy while waiting for the auction to end. Sure fire way to buy too many watches.


Thanks, yeah, I saw that. The one thing is that he bezel is missing one of those round metal things. But it will be hard to resist if it goes for cheap enough.

Anyone know how I could find a replacement piece?
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby hcharles » January 25th 2013, 7:21pm

Try the manufacturer. Move out of your parents' basement, and try the real world for a change. Image
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby conjurer » January 25th 2013, 10:19pm

hcharles wrote:Try the manufacturer. Move out of your parents' basement, and try the real world for a change. Image


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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby OTMF » January 26th 2013, 5:04am

jonnybardo wrote:bezel is missing one of those round metal things.
functional screws, if you will.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby jonnybardo » January 30th 2013, 10:00am

hcharles wrote:Try the manufacturer. Move out of your parents' basement, and try the real world for a change. Image


I did, Captain Douchebag, and was told that they won't sell just the screw - it would have to be the entire case and repair, which would run $225 total. Ouch.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby hcharles » January 30th 2013, 10:28am

By the way, the rank is Major; still living in mom's basement, aren't you?
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby Watch Noob » January 30th 2013, 12:03pm

I like the Revolver as well, but personally I'd scrap the idea, save a few extra hundred bucks and buy a nice used Saturation Diver. Much more watch for the money.
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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby conjurer » January 30th 2013, 12:44pm

Watch Noob wrote:I like the Revolver as well, but personally I'd scrap the idea, save a few extra hundred bucks and buy a nice used Saturation Diver. Much more watch for the money.


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Re: WTB - Orient Star Air Diver aka Revolver

Postby jonnybardo » February 6th 2013, 10:12am

For any who might care (which I don't expect you to), I picked up a black dial version for the excellent price of $250 - I'd guess it is about 90% on the TZ scale; the only noticeable wear is a bit of scuffing on the clasp.

Anyhow, I'm very pleased - a really nice watch.

p.s. As for the Saturation Diver, I'd love one but it isn't just another couple hundred dollars. Well, I guess I've seen them used recently for about $500, but those are always the orange which I wouldn't want. Still, I'll keep my eye out.
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