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    WR: Hands-On with the Gruppo Gamma Vanguard Aged Steel

    Gruppo Gamma Vanguard Aged Steel | Hands-On Review
    Don Evans January 10, 2019

    https://www.watchreport.com/gruppo-g...-hands-review/ link to written review with photos



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    Check out the latest Vanguard from Gruppo Gamma, now in an aged steel finish and an ETA 2824 Automatic movement.


    Save $100 at checkout using code Watchreport, good for any of the Vanguard lineup.



    IMO even at $800.00 this one is overpriced. I'm also not a fan of this aged steel finish. When the finish shows any age it will be made by normal wear and tear from me.

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    Not into aged steel. Nice looking TIMEpiece. It seems like cushion cases TIMEpieces are going to be the fad in 2019.
    Thanks Mike
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    Too expensive.

    I like the watch. The distressed steel look is kinda cool.

    $525 would be decent value, I guess--thinking about the Haldor Armis, which had the Swiss auto and a bracelet for $550.

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    will age my steel on the wrist ...just not into HAMLET on the wrist a symbol of mortality but get a kick when SOTA waxes excited on skull

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    I’m a GG fan. Agreed, too high a price for what you’re getting. The aged steel I can take it or leave it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timecat View Post
    Too expensive.

    I like the watch. The distressed steel look is kinda cool.

    $525 would be decent value, I guess--thinking about the Haldor Armis, which had the Swiss auto and a bracelet for $550.
    I agree with you Robert but the one cushion cases TIMEpiece I wished I got would've been the Rado Hyperchrome 1616 LE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theTIME View Post
    I agree with you Robert but the one cushion cases TIMEpiece I wished I got would've been the Rado Hyperchrome 1616 LE.

    Beautiful Rado!

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    Movement Seiko SII NH35 21600 bph Store Price: $37.95


    I could say the same thing about this one. When I received the e-mail with the preorder price of $399 and shows it will go up to $499.00, I could only shake my head. This company has a price structure that reminds me of Vostok-Europe. I can come up with a laundry list of $399.00 timepieces using high beat movements, 9015, SW200, and STP1-11, even some ETA 2824-2 movements. There are many which have bracelets and come with an extra strap, one even has Tritium tubes. It's a nice watch, but not for that kind of money.

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    Agree and sometimes the price point does not make sense based on attributes. You wonder if these makers check out their competition's pricing. It pays to shop. May be they don't care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timecat View Post
    Beautiful Rado!

    Now you did it, you managed to get me pissed off with myself! Lol
    You just had to show it to me!
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