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Hi Guys I have just put up for sale on EBay my genuine Vintage Alfa Romeo Watch.I was going to put it on here at first but could not get the photos to upload The listing number is 261690076784.
The main features are.
Circa 1966-68
Manual winding,keeps excellent time
Swiss made believe its 17 Jewels but have never taken the back off.
The case is 38mm excluding the winder and is in stainless steel as is the period expandable bracelet both in very good condition but with light surface scratches as you would expect from a watch of this vintage, only really noticeable under strong light,I thought about changing the strap for a period leather one but decided to leave it original.
The face is a deep Alfa red and the hands and hour markers are in gold.
It has some really attractive points on the face, there is the Alfa Romeo logo in vintage script near the top of the dial and the 1600 logo near the bottom both in white.there is a pininfarina slightly raised logo near the number nine and a very small green cloverleaf near the number six.
I have never seen another one like this there is another Alfa vintage watch for sale around $500 on Ebay but it has a non original leather strap and is very plain in comparison to this.Bearing this in mind I have set a price of £249 but will consider genuine sensible offers I have a minimum I would accept and will not sell below this, as I believe these types of watches will increase in value in the future due to rarity. I am only selling as I have other watches and this is not getting worn enough,it would of course make a great present at this time of year and it could certainly be worn as an everyday watch or for special occasions.
Sorry if I should have put this on elsewhere on the forum but thought that at least true alfisti would be able to see it and judge for themselves any comments welcome:)
 

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Hi can anyone help I am trying to upload some pictures pdf format but is saying the file is to big is there anyway to reduce or convert to jpeg.
 

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How well does it keep time?
 

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Depends how you set the DNA switch ?
Hahaha, I wonder what the service schedule is, and if it can be trusted to the dealer network :cheese:
 

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I t keeps excellent time.Its probably lasted so long because its never been near a main dealer:lol:
 

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I t keeps excellent time.Its probably lasted so long because its never been near a main dealer:lol:
Do you know anything about it, why it was produced? Might be worthwhile having a jeweller have the back off so you can identify the movement, it's nothing complex but if it's of renowned manufacture then that could help with value.
 

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Dont know the history of the watch as I got it as a present. I think it was probably made for the 1600 duetta series as the time frame would be about right and as stated one of the logos on the face is for the Alfa 1600, its definitely Swiss made is of excellent quality and as it runs perfectly I have never had cause to remove the back. As far as value is concerned when this type of watch comes up for sale its usually through specialist dealers,as I said there is one on Ebay circa 1970 not got any of the details as on mine and they are looking for nearly $500 so I have priced mine accordingly but as I said I am open to sensible offers for what is as far as I can tell a pretty unique watch.I have put a thread on the classic Alfa forum to see if there is any interest and also if just by chance someone has one like it or knows the history. I assume just like the present day this watch was made as an Alfa accessory for a range or model available at that time.
 

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I have just received an offer of £125 for the watch but as the guy lives in Brazil and not sure how much it would be to post it there, I thought I would give someone on here the opportunity to match the offer,I have a lot of watchers so assuming some from fellow Alfisti, it really is a very nice watch and would make a great Christmas present or just to add to someones collection. As I have stated before I have never seen another one like it.
 

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It's a lovely watch and a bargain at that price. I've just splurged a good chunk of cash on a new Omega, however, so probably shouldn't be buying yet another watch just yet! :lol:

Good luck to whoever does purchase it!
 

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Thanks it really is a lovely looking watch,it is always difficult to value a rare watch but as I am really not using it (I have a Rolex and a Tag that I use as my daily watch)seems a shame for it not to be seen and used.
 

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Hi Guys I had a couple of offers for the watch one from here and one from Ebay the guy from Brazil offered £125 but too much hassle to send it there at that price so I have relisted it for £175.00 or best offer I will accept £125 plus £10p&p so if anyone still looking for that last minute gift pm me or give me a call on 07854625777 if you want more info,if I dont get that price I will just keep it as its value will increase over time.
 

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Am I missing something here ?
What is special and specifically Alfa about the watch other than the face? Is there documentation to tell the story...
 

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I have stated in my original post all the details I have about the watch and pictures are available on my Ebay ad showing the face and also the rear confirming it is swiss made. I am not sure what else you would expect to see on a watch specifically made for an Alfa Romeo other than the logo etc (for example the most recent Alfa Chronographs made only have a small Alfa logo on the face) Regarding its story the fact that it is an excellent quality stainless steel genuine swiss made piece, leads me to believe that the watch was probably made to coincide with the launch of the Alfa 1600 hence that particular logo and the fact this model was designed by pininfarina hence the F logo which would fit with its age of circa 1966-68.With regard to documentation,I have owned a few vintage watches in my time some with and some without relevant documentation, if I had this I would of course have stated this previously.I would be more than happy for anyone interested in the watch to have its age and its swiss movement verified and if the watch was not as described after sale and they where not happy, I would have no problem with them returning the watch to me.I hope this answer meets your satisfaction.
 
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