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Any experience with Resco?

Post by Joe C » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:12 pm

In my search for a pre- owned watch, Resco has come up on my radar.... I know a few of you have owned one, so what are your thoughts in terms of build quality and wearability? I dig the aesthetic, simple dial, and size.

Looking currently at an Oris Aquis.... But these look interesting..,, thanks for any thoughts or experience you could share.

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Post by BBK357 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:15 pm

I had a resco gen one. Thought it was pretty solid. Liked it s lot. But didn't have a date and especially may cheaper earaches need s date
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Post by Joe C » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:49 pm

Well that looks pretty nice Ben... I agree I would need a date as well... How was the action on the bezel?
Would be perfect in the hospital.... You know, doing the Murse thing...
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Post by BBK357 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:55 pm

Pretty sure 60 click bezel. Don't recall it being sloppy: well built watch but wouldn't spend over 1k on it.

I'm just a grunt nurse, not a high up nurse so your gas mileage may be different.
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Post by SuperLeo » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:58 pm

When I first joined this site, I saw pics of the resco for the first time. I love the way they look. Simple yet so different. Would love to own a gen 1 one day.
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:08 pm

The Gen1 reissue is around $1500 new, add $250 for ETA motor. I owned a couple original Gen1's for a minute. Decent quality, great looking, and cool dial. This said, it's maybe a $1250 watch with the ETA, but there are better options at higher prices.

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Post by streetracer101 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:32 am

I've had a bunch. They are nice watches, but they are kind of tall and always are uncomfortable on my wrist after a few hrs on the wrist.

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Post by abuemily » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:42 am

I had one of the originals with the Slava movement. It had to go back 3 times under warranty. Last time came back with the bezel scratched up, which they denied doing. 60-click bezel--misaligned. Great lume and I thought it wore nicely on NATO's. Not on par with say, Aegir, for roughly the same price.

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Post by tattoo chef » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:51 am

I like Resco Watches. I've had a Patriot and Manus in hand. The build quality is excellent. The cheap NATO straps they come with should be outlawed for what they charge.

Personally if I was to get one these days it would be the Kauffman only because I like the 44mm/22mm size better because of the thick bezel I find the 42mm wears small.


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Post by Joe C » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:28 am

abuemily wrote:I had one of the originals with the Slava movement. It had to go back 3 times under warranty. Last time came back with the bezel scratched up, which they denied doing. 60-click bezel--misaligned. Great lume and I thought it wore nicely on NATO's. Not on par with say, Aegir, for roughly the same price.
3 times for warranty work? That sucks. I guess I would definitely want an ETA movt. Todd does make a nice watch, no doubt.
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Post by Joe C » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:31 am

hoppyjr wrote:The Gen1 reissue is around $1500 new, add $250 for ETA motor. I owned a couple original Gen1's for a minute. Decent quality, great looking, and cool dial. This said, it's maybe a $1250 watch with the ETA, but there are better options at higher prices.
I agree on the price, I could never stomach buying new and taking the hit...was looking to stay around 1K....
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Post by Joe C » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:33 am

tattoo chef wrote:I like Resco Watches. I've had a Patriot and Manus in hand. The build quality is excellent. The cheap NATO straps they come with should be outlawed for what they charge.

Personally if I was to get one these days it would be the Kauffman only because I like the 44mm/22mm size better because of the thick bezel I find the 42mm wears small.


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There's no doubt the only NATOs I would rock would be Terry's Toxic. Good point on the thick bezel makes my the watch wear small.
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Post by outtatime » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:19 am

I either bought from or sold to Brice a gen1 Patriot. Wore incredibly small, too small for me. I liked it otherwise.
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Post by Nomadz » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:34 am

Great watches great folks to deal with. I have had 4 of them. The original Russian gen 1 movements were about 50% turds and 50% ok. Most have been converted to ETA at this point.
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Joe C wrote:
abuemily wrote:I had one of the originals with the Slava movement. It had to go back 3 times under warranty. Last time came back with the bezel scratched up, which they denied doing. 60-click bezel--misaligned. Great lume and I thought it wore nicely on NATO's. Not on par with say, Aegir, for roughly the same price.
3 times for warranty work? That sucks. I guess I would definitely want an ETA movt. Todd does make a nice watch, no doubt.
They haven't used that Slava movement for years, however I did own one in a Patriot and had no issues. Now you pay premium for ETA or list price gets you the Val24. My second/current Gen 1 Patriot has this movement and has performed perfectly for me. Solid watches in my experience, although I'd have a hard time paying new prices for them as others have mentioned.

One point about straps etc. - the space between the springbar and case is quite small (on the Patriots anyway), so any thick NATO/zulu will be a bitch to install, if you can get it threaded at all...

This is mine (as you can see the strap issue is not too much trouble ;)

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Re: Any experience with Resco?

Post by Joe C » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:43 pm

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abuemily wrote:I had one of the originals with the Slava movement. It had to go back 3 times under warranty. Last time came back with the bezel scratched up, which they denied doing. 60-click bezel--misaligned. Great lume and I thought it wore nicely on NATO's. Not on par with say, Aegir, for roughly the same price.
3 times for warranty work? That sucks. I guess I would definitely want an ETA movt. Todd does make a nice watch, no doubt.
They haven't used that Slava movement for years, however I did own one in a Patriot and had no issues. Now you pay premium for ETA or list price gets you the Val24. My second/current Gen 1 Patriot has this movement and has performed perfectly for me. Solid watches in my experience, although I'd have a hard time paying new prices for them as others have mentioned.

One point about straps etc. - the space between the springbar and case is quite small (on the Patriots anyway), so any thick NATA/zulu will be a bitch to install, if you can get it threaded at all...

This is mine (as you can see the strap issue is not too much trouble ;)

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Cheers,
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That is a real nice looking watch....love that dial!
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Post by mvyadam » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:48 pm

Go on Jomashop, get an Oris Aquis blue sunray dial for $995, great fit, great price
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Post by r.palace » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:50 pm

mvyadam wrote:Go on Jomashop, get an Oris Aquis blue sunray dial for $995, great fit, great price
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Post by apnk » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:59 pm

^^ Or you can get a titanium Stowa Prodiver for around $1150

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Re: Any experience with Resco?

Post by caesarmascetti » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:35 pm

I've had mine for years it has the Russian movement wears really comfy on my wrist and a very cool looking dial. I like them

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