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: Hello there,
: I'm not sure if my topic fits in the Counterfeit watch category,
: but I was hoping that you watch enthusiasts could help me
: anyhow. I have developed a passion for watches in the recent
: years. Unfortunately, my budget is fairly limited, therefore, I
: can not afford the watches I really would like to have (IWC
: Portugieser, Mido Commander, M8818.104.22.168 etc., etc.) Recently, I
: have discovered a watch from the Swiss/British watchmaker
: company "Rotary" which had a very appealing effect on
: me. The watch I'm interested in has a Ronda Quartz movment
: caliber 705. Can anyone tell me something about the quality of
: this maker and movement?
: Thank you,
: Common man
Hi.. Well, the topic area would be correct, if it indeed, was a counterfeit. However, the item you describe is in fact a genuine production for the Rotary range of watches. This particular movement , (to the best of my knowledge, having sold over 50 of these examples from our midlands jewelry outlet) is a 5 jewel, Swiss EOL production. If you catch sight of any internals shown in web auction site examples, I'm sure you will be able to see that they are of a fine construction and well protected in their cushioned casing. Also happy to say that we've never had one back for repair either, which should prove their worth in terms of longevity. You should be able to pick up a good, clean, second user example in 9CT gold casing for less than 120 sterling. Well, that's as long as the gold price holds as it was in July of this year. I hear that gold scrap prices may rise to over 11 sterling per gram before xmas and as the back covers on these weigh over 5 grammes on their own, be prepared to go up to 150 sterling, just to cover such increases.