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Is this a bargain

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Hi

Just had a delivery of a 3 watches I bought at an auction. Paid £12.46 + shipping.
1 of them looks to be a C5 Malvern MK1. No box papers and not on an original strap but watch is running couple of small scratches on case nothing significant and the crystal looks immaculate.


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An absolute steal! Enjoy it till it needs a service, then pay for the service, and then STILL consider it a bargain.
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It looks to be this Model here.

The C5 Malvern Automatic you are showing would have been made between August 1, 2008 and June 2012. This means it has a PVD gold coating over the stainless steel case. According to the CWArchive it would carry an average resale value of $288.00. Given the PVD condition, no papers, box, and likely no CW clasp, I would put the value at about $225.00. Could be $250 when cleaned up with a new strap.

Yes, you have a bargain and a damn fine watch with a bit of cleanup.
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. . . .and what we're the other two watches?

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:35 pm . . . .and what we're the other two watches?

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Oh - just a VC and a Patek :lol:

Well done OP. That's a lovely find :D
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missF wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:36 pm
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:35 pm . . . .and what we're the other two watches?

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Oh - just a VC and a Patek :lol:

Well done OP. That's a lovely find :D

I just spat my brew over my phone :lol:
Quality comment :clap:

Oh and great purchase :thumbup:
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Username is apt... Bingo Indeed 😂
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Kip wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:34 pm It looks to be this Model here.

The C5 Malvern Automatic you are showing would have been made between August 1, 2008 and June 2012. This means it has a PVD gold coating over the stainless steel case. According to the CWArchive it would carry an average resale value of $288.00. Given the PVD condition, no papers, box, and likely no CW clasp, I would put the value at about $225.00. Could be $250 when cleaned up with a new strap.

Yes, you have a bargain and a damn fine watch with a bit of cleanup.
Thanks for the information on the watch and may well look for a new strap
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Dickchins wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:44 pm
missF wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:36 pm
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 2:35 pm . . . .and what we're the other two watches?

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Oh - just a VC and a Patek :lol:

Well done OP. That's a lovely find :D

I just spat my brew over my phone :lol:
Quality comment :clap:

Oh and great purchase :thumbup:
Ha, unfortunately not , a couple of cheap quartz watches Rotary and Royal London
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Great catch 🎣
IT looks almost perfect 👌
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Serendipity Dawg! :thumbup:
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Nice score!
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BARGAIN👍

Well done you👍
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Amazing watch
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