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Atlantic Watches... Anything?

Post by AntFarm » June 25th 2020, 9:21am

Anyone own or know anything about Atlantic Watches? I've heard of them and I've seen them around but I don't know much about them. I tried the search and came up with 14 pages of nothing. I saw one on WUS today that I liked and I started looking around at the site and such. Found this which I liked but didn't know if it is worth it or not. I'm also not sure if I like the date. I think it would be better without it. I didn't see this one on the main website so it may be an old model. Any input, positive or negative would be appreciated.

https://www.watchmann.com/proddetail.ph ... 752-41-45R
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Post by bbattle » June 25th 2020, 9:31am

here's a link to their men's Worldmaster collection: https://www.atlantic-watches.ch/en/gents/worldmaster/

They have a lot of watches on their site. Most of the ones I looked at had Ronda quartz movements.

But this one has the ETA 2824-2 movement, sapphire crystal, 645 Swiss francs.
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not bad.
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Post by svaglic » June 25th 2020, 11:55am

I have this, got it from foggy.
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They have a good vintage history, I don’t see much new stuff around. Mass drop used to sell new ones, but they haven’t in a while.

It’s a good watch brand, good quality.
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Post by Bahoomba » June 25th 2020, 6:01pm

Here's an older one. I picked this up for like $100 bucks pre-owned. Still runs perfectly, packs a 2824, see through caseback, rock solid build. I enjoy strapping this one on every now and again.

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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » June 26th 2020, 8:09pm

kevco wrote:
June 25th 2020, 10:51am
It seems I remember doing some research on this brand a few years ago.
I think they are more prevalent in Europe-Baltic region. Maybe Bloke could tell us.
I believe I have already told the story in a number of threads. The brand was formed by Eduard Kummer’s Ebauches Bettlach, sometime in the 1930s. At the beginning of the 1950s, they made the Eastern Bloc - and especially Poland - their main focus. They were one of the few Swiss brands in official distribution. And so, it’s the average Pole’s household brand of watches. Most of the better (read: with stainless steel cases) stuff was still sold in the West, though. They did a good job finishing generic movements, which just had to have a minimum of two adjustments. They claim to have invented the date quickset via crown, although that needs to yet be verified.
The current Atlantics have me a bit underwhelmed, especially the autos and hand-crankers. Case finishing - good, dial finishing’s good. The movements are OK, but at the MSRPs, an ETA 2801 with the industrial sort of finishing just looks out of place.
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Post by Falstaff » Yesterday, 7:31am

Just picked this one up for $20. Cracked crystal, but apparently running well. We'll see when it arrives. (Scroll down) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-ATLANTIC- ... 7675.l2557
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Falstaff wrote:
Yesterday, 7:31am
Just picked this one up for $20. Cracked crystal, but apparently running well. We'll see when it arrives. (Scroll down) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-ATLANTIC- ... 7675.l2557
$20?! original strap, even- what'a cool catch.
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Post by AntFarm » Yesterday, 11:37am

That's a pretty cool find. I haven't committed to a new Atlantic yet because I started looking at this...

https://reverb.com/item/16418564-late-2 ... r-acoustic

The place is in Kentucky / Ohio and I'm trying to get him to send me a video of the guitar being played before I make an offer. Also asked how he is dating it considering there are no badges or identifiers anywhere. For now I have enough watches but definitely not enough guitars.
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Post by Falstaff » Yesterday, 12:09pm

AntFarm wrote:
Yesterday, 11:37am
That's a pretty cool find. I haven't committed to a new Atlantic yet because I started looking at this...

https://reverb.com/item/16418564-late-2 ... r-acoustic

The place is in Kentucky / Ohio and I'm trying to get him to send me a video of the guitar being played before I make an offer. Also asked how he is dating it considering there are no badges or identifiers anywhere. For now I have enough watches but definitely not enough guitars.

Wow - I'm used to seeing rare and vintage Martin, Gibson or Fender pieces with substantial price tags, but to see that a no name model can command this kind of money is mind-blowing - but then I'm not a guitar guy. Clearly you know the difference between a "no" and a "go". Best of luck!
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