Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

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Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby tiktok » July 17th 2017, 7:55pm

In 1976 IWC produced one thousand pieces of the Ingenieur SL, one of Genta's masterpieces. From what I can gather they made more pieces until 1983 when the pure Genta design was changed. The 1976 version is the holy grail and one is available on Chrono24
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I had been eying a Nautilus for sometime and content to hold off but this one is really toying with my mind. I could purchase it and not get a new mast and sails this fall and tell Ms.Tikker that vandals trashed the boat and then file a bogus claim. Damn I want it but it would only serve as bail money no doubt.

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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby conjurer » July 17th 2017, 7:57pm

Day-um. That's a lot of beer money.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby artman » July 17th 2017, 8:00pm

Get the watch.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby tiktok » July 17th 2017, 8:14pm

John, I have not had a drink in several decades.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby conjurer » July 17th 2017, 8:17pm

tiktok wrote:John, I have not had a drink in several decades.


Day-um. If I could say the same, I'd buy two of 'em.

It's a fine looking watch, one which anybody would be proud to have in their collection.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby biglove » July 17th 2017, 9:01pm

artman wrote:Get the watch.



If you can afford it, buy that sucker!

Chances are you wont run across another in this condition again. And if you do, the price will have gone up.

DO IT!
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby Racer-X » July 17th 2017, 9:29pm

Get the Nautilus and call it a day. ©eddiea
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby 3Flushes » July 17th 2017, 10:21pm

If I had the gelt, I would have already bought out from under you, tik...

There will always be Nautiluseses, know what I mean? Who knows when a minty, original edition Ingenieur might come along again with only a thousand out there.

I have a friend with the America's Cup- maybe I could get him to help you sew a couple'a sails yourself.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby bobbee » July 18th 2017, 1:53am

That watch is beautiful, you need it.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » July 18th 2017, 5:49am

Looks entirely correct, and in genuinely fantastic condition. If it was me who would have such a choice, I'd choose that over the Nautilus any day.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby eddiea » July 18th 2017, 6:34am

tiktok wrote:I had been eying a Nautilus for sometime and content to hold off but this one is really toying with my mind. I could purchase it and not get a new mast and sails this fall and tell Ms.Tikker that vandals trashed the boat and then file a bogus claim. Damn I want it but it would only serve as bail money no doubt.
http://www.chrono24.com/iwc/ingenieur-sl-jumbo-von-1976--id4562099.htm


Is a nice piece but.....
The PP is a much, much better watch, it is a Genta design as well, insurance companies are cracking down on vessel claims fraud and neither can be wear in prison......my 0.02
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby tiktok » July 18th 2017, 12:44pm

I am still torn but if I buy this watch it will be a safe queen and I already have one safe queen so it would cut into my idea of having a 5-6 watch collection that I can wear on a daily basis. PP is built to spill.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby Thunder1 » July 18th 2017, 1:39pm

I don't know...both watches are in another league..just know of too many horror stories of men nearing retirement age(or just beginning it) dealing w/ unfortunate circumstances..
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby tiktok » July 18th 2017, 1:42pm

Thunder are you saying I'm over 40?
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby Thunder1 » July 18th 2017, 1:48pm

^^Haha..you might be, by a year or so..just don't want to see anything bad happen to a fellow collector..
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby bobbee » July 18th 2017, 1:49pm

Forty, forty.... yep, I remember I was there once.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby AJC » July 18th 2017, 2:33pm

tiktok wrote:PP is built to spill.


I wish I could afford to think like this. ;)
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby foghorn » July 18th 2017, 2:38pm

I have never spilled my PP.
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby AJC » July 18th 2017, 2:47pm

Even at your age, Jeff? Not even once?
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Re: Rare as Hen's Teeth QA

Postby foghorn » July 18th 2017, 3:26pm

Maybe an occasional drip, but never a spill.
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