- jason_recliner (Online)
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Case has deep scratches right on the front where everybody can see them. I think I fell off a bike or something. No, these won't "buff out with a Cape Cod cloth".
Gold toned (Nippon-layered, potentially) case back is trick. Or, at least, it was. There's some kind of central laser etched retroesque G-Shock logo, which is (slightly) more visible in the metal than in this pic. There's some peripheral engraved text as well. This example was made in Thailand, one of the traditional centres of fine timepiece manufacturing. I don't know what all that white stuff is on the strap. It might scrub off but I never bothered trying as it doesn't give me a rash.
This is the archetypal 'beach to boardroom' watch, as hodinkee douchebag types would say. But it's difficult for me to take a photograph within 150 m of a beach.
How much would you normally expect to pay for a (possible) limited edition, collectible wartche such as this? $750? $800? You can own it for a mere fraction of it's market value by bidding on it in this no-reserve auction. It's Baby Jebus's birthday, but YOU get the present!
But wait! There's more!
In addition to the wartche you'll also receive a jar of Vegemite, a packet of Tim Tams, and a kangaroo scrotum coin pouch. And possibly some other stuff if I can think of anything else iconically Australian and cheap.
Proceeds will go to The Smith Family, a secular charity providing opportunities to disadvantaged Australian children. In case your bids fail to reach the heady highs I envisage, I'll match the winning bid up to AUD$150.
Good luck, and a merry Christmas to all!
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