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04 April 2006 @ 08:57 pm
Spifftastic limited edition pocket watches like woah.  

First off, I must've read the rules over three or four times before posting this, so if this post isn't allowed and gets deleted, please inform me of it as well, so I can get my eyes checked and such.

I was searching on ebay for FMA pocketwatches(I've seen videogames selling for a penny there, seriously, so yes), and I happened to stumble across this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Officially-FULLMETAL-ALCHEMIST-POCKET-WATCH-FMA-LIMITED_W0QQitemZ6048164816QQcategoryZ88928QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The 100% accurate, limited edition pocketwatch, engraved with a lazer, etc., etc. ...and there are 40 or so of them here. Sure, it's $65, and 10 dollars shipping, but isn't it worth it? I already ordered two, one of which is for a friend. And just for reference, the chart in the middle of the page there also shows two other types of watches that the same poeple are selling, so yes, just ignore those, unless you want to get one of them instead. Ordering the matte finished one will still get you the limited edition watch on this page. Just thought I'd share this with all of you.

But wow. I still can't believe I actually found this thing! Usually when it's something this spiffy, I find it within 5 minutes of it ending, and there's never a "buy now" option. Apparently I got lucky. So yes. I'd say buy it, because, y'know, seeing how there are only 500 made, this is a nice opportunity to get one. But do so quickly; it's only going on for a few more days!

 

 
 
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___paper_pistol on April 5th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
I want one!
But if the sell ends in a few days, I won't be able to get it for my birthday.
damn. D:

Once you get it, you better take pictures it! :D
patito_ on April 5th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
i don't think it's official.. the real geniune ones sell for $200+
Verieverie on April 5th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
I got one of those when they first came out (#37 of the antique finish ones, I believe). It's a really nice watch. The second hand actually does work, which was why I bought it anyway.

I'm really happy with mine thus far, though. I haven't used it a whole lot, since I got it for cosplay purposes, so I can't say it's been through a whole lot of trauma to test it's quality.
[Z]: Ed - Grinzyraxus on April 5th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
If it really is official like it says, then that's a pretty good deal. Looks nice. I got one of the official-offical ones (it came out to be $315 with shipping x_x) a while back when they were offering it, so I'm going to pass up this one. XD
The Indomitable Sambruisedgarden on April 5th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
If I could actually see inside one of these, I could give an educated guess on how well-made they actually are. I deal in watches/clocks/pocketwatches - mostly selling, but some repairs. So... I don't expect nor want people who have this to go opening theirs unless they actually know how, but I find it really interesting and will consider it for a couple days before I decide to buy one or not.

But, if someone does want to open theirs, I can probably give them directions on how to do it. The only problem with be closing it again without a mechanical press. Most watch repair places have them, though, if you can't close it yourself.

As for opening - In this image from the sale: http://www.showroom.co.kr/keep/ebay/enkang2005-500-02.jpg You can see a slight space in the rim under the serial number. That is the lip. Take a knife - a butter knife if you haven't done this before, and try and pop/pry the back open. It looks easy-open to me. Inside, there is probably a plastic peice surrounding the acutal movement, which will probably be half the size of the inside of the watch. Don't remove the plastic, it helps protect it against shocks and damage. If there is no plastic inside and the movement dosen't fill the inside of the watch... take it to a repair placeand see what they can fit it with. It'll leave the watch susceptable to damage.

... Anyway, I'll consider this, but the price is pretty nice. Some real conformation of it being genuine would be nice, though.
The Indomitable Sambruisedgarden on April 5th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
On a side note... isn't it 3 Oct 11 in the manga?
Brisaakaeoko on April 5th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
There are a lot of differences between the manga watches and the anime watches.

Date: The anime watch has the date 3.oct.10, while the manga has the date 3.oct.11.
Cover: The anime one is exactly how the pocket watch above looks, while the manga watch has the lion thingie inside more of a 6-pointed star.
Metal: Not really SURE on this one, but I think the watch in the manga is also gold. That might have been a mistranslation I read somewhere though. v.v;

Also: Does anybody know why there's a lot of cheesy, cheap watches going 'round Ebay with the date 3.oct.11" ? (WITH the random quotation mark behind it) I always wondered why there was a random quotation mark on a lot of watches I've seen...
fullmalkie on April 5th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
The random quotation mark always bothered me when I was looking at those watches! What is it DOING there?
who_isjohn_galtwho_isjohn_galt on April 6th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, I remember one of the characters mentioning in the manga that the State Alchemists' pocketwatches were gold...can't remember what chapter though...

And why are the dates from the anime and the manga different? I mean, that's a whole year off...it kinda bugs me...oh well, there's nothing I can do about it...
PaperCutpapercut917 on April 5th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Those have actually been on ebay for a few months at least. I got this one last year, before christmas sometime (from the same seller):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINALLY-LICENSED-FULLMETAL-ALCHEMIST-POCKET-WATCH_W0QQitemZ6048166260QQcategoryZ88928QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I haven't used it; really I just got it to feed my FMA obsession. XD I have another one too that I got like a year ago for $17. It's not as good so I'll probably sell it eventually.

I would've got the $65 one if I could afford it though. ^^;
fullmalkie on April 5th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
That's the one I've got, and it's very nice =D I've never even seen pictures of the official one (it's a good thing I didn't or I would have spent 200+!)But this one is definitely worth the money.
cofiecofie on April 5th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
even if its cheper tha unsually I don't have the money for it. I live in europe. The watch would go from korea to the us and then to europe. It would travel around the world. imagine the shipping x_X

too expensive for me.