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    surfed through the WWW today and found this stunning Balboa Excel. i dont think we have seen this before.
    it seems to have a almost round bronce coloured TC case and a different shaped sapphire crystal.
    the hands are pretty similar to the actual D-Star watch hands.
    thats a great model and pretty rare, never seen this at yahoo japan or anywhere else... enjoy the pic:



    greetings,
    Last edited by pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.; 03-26-2012, 12:27 PM.
    Pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.

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    Originally posted by pimpclinic.v.s.o.p. View Post
    surfed through the WWW today and found this stunning Balboa Excel. i dont think we have seen this before.
    it seems to have a almost round bronce coloured TC case and a different shaped sapphire crystal.
    the hands are pretty similar to the actual D-Star watch hands.
    thats a great model and pretty rare, never seen this at yahoo japan or anywhere else... enjoy the pic:



    greetings,
    You have a new discovery. That is the first Balboa Excel I have seen.

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    • #3
      I concur...

      I've never seen that model name nor that case style before. It's sort of a cross between the Diastar 2 and the Eiger. Very nice!
      Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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      • #4
        I also agree. You have found new entry for Mike's hp.

        Marcus- those hands are indeed similar to the D-stars. Another area where the D-star is closer to a Balboa than it is to an actual Diastar.
        Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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        • #5
          definitely, henry!
          last saturday i held a D-Star in my hands and now im thinking the same: ist more a modern balboa, not a ordinaire diastar!

          im glad finding a new model, i think it was my third model discovery after the DS48 and the balboa cologny!
          Pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.

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          • #6
            It's quite an attractive model too. Did you buy it?
            Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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            • #7
              no, didnt buy it. 1900 is beyond by budged
              to be honest, it was a very handsome watch. not too heavy and not too big on my small wrist...very surprising.
              im pleased with my vintage watches and this excel is also a dream of a watch.
              greetings,
              Pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.

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              • #8
                Which begs the question...

                Are you going to buy the Excel???
                Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pimpclinic.v.s.o.p. View Post
                  no, didnt buy it. 1900 is beyond by budged
                  to be honest, it was a very handsome watch. not too heavy and not too big on my small wrist...very surprising.
                  im pleased with my vintage watches and this excel is also a dream of a watch.
                  greetings,

                  I actually meant the Balboa, but I am so tired from work I didn't make myself very clear. But, what version of D-star did you look at? The same as mine? I can tell you I got a really good deal on mine. I paid less in US dollars than that price in Euros. In Canadian, even less than that.
                  Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
                    Are you going to buy the Excel???
                    im about to get in touch with the seller...a far east business man.
                    wll see.

                    a pic for mikes galery:



                    cheers,
                    Pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                      I actually meant the Balboa, but I am so tired from work I didn't make myself very clear. But, what version of D-star did you look at? The same as mine? I can tell you I got a really good deal on mine. I paid less in US dollars than that price in Euros. In Canadian, even less than that.
                      hey henry,

                      i tried the black D-Star, it was interesting to "feel" that watch...very handsome with that pretty flat case. but way too expensive...
                      Last edited by pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.; 03-27-2012, 06:42 AM.
                      Pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.

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                      • #12
                        I won't be buying something like this too often, I can tell you that for sure. It is one of the reasons I'm not buying much right now- the LR was bought with funds from a "surprise" cheque from my gallery. My wife apparently loves me though. She told me to buy it! If Rado builds a fitting tribute to the Manhattan in 2015 I will likely need one of those as well.


                        Good luck with the Balboa- that is a good looking watch.
                        Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                        • #13
                          thanks mate, im on the hunt already! ;-)
                          Pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.

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                          • #14
                            The design and the style are exceptional. Really awesome.

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                            • #15
                              Nice find, Marcus!

                              Thanx for the pics, I will add that to the register this weekend.
                              Best regards, Mike
                              vintage-rado.de

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