03-31-2012, 03:23 PM
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Price Reduction and Shipping Change in red
FS: A Gillette President that I have owned for some time and it has not been getting any use over the past year.

The silo doors are exceptionally smooth and bright. The TTO works smoothly and the doors align and tighten snug. The razor handle appears to be developing some faint speckles. I will let the pictures show the handle and what I am describing. The case has a clear plastic liner that has become loose and has a crack. The cloth liner in the top of the case has a small brown spot that can be seen in one of the photos. The exterior is the case is in very good condition.

The razor was $149.00; then $140.00; NOW $129.00 which includes shipping to the CONUS with tracking. Insurance is available at cost to the buyer. Will ship outside US with buyer picking up cost above CONUS shipping. I was not going to reduce the price again but as I said earlier I prefer to sell the razor here rather than going to Ebay.

PM if you have questions.

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 03-31-2012, 03:31 PM
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  • Dave
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Stunning!!! Good luck with the sale.

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 03-31-2012, 03:41 PM
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What a beauty indeed! Good luck with the sale!

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 03-31-2012, 04:13 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Very tempting! Good luck with your sale.

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 03-31-2012, 06:09 PM
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Wow, William, beautiful razor, sir!
Good luck with the sale!

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 03-31-2012, 06:47 PM
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  • ben74
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Beautiful razor, I am certainly tempted!

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 03-31-2012, 06:49 PM
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They don't come much nicer than that.

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 04-02-2012, 06:54 AM
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  • bullgoose
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I cannot believe that this is still available! I hope someone grabs it soon or I may not be able to hold off.

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 04-03-2012, 05:26 PM
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Anyone teetering on the edge of quenching the temptation to purchase the President - go ahead, it's only a tiny step.

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 04-20-2012, 06:08 PM
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Bump with price reduction and shipping change.

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 04-26-2012, 04:54 PM
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What is it about the President? Why is it so highly prized? Does it shave differently than a regular SS? Is the head geometry somehow different? I could be tempted if I understood more about this.

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 04-26-2012, 05:11 PM
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  • Dave
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I really really want this, but I really really can't afford it.

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 04-28-2012, 06:43 AM
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(04-26-2012, 04:54 PM)slackskin Wrote: What is it about the President? Why is it so highly prized? Does it shave differently than a regular SS? Is the head geometry somehow different? I could be tempted if I understood more about this.

I am not as well schooled in Gillette Razor history as others but will provide answers as best I can.

What is it about the President? The President was produced by Gillette in the USA from 1953 to 1955. It was one of the early TTO razors and followed in the footsteps of the Aristocrat. The head of the razor was nickel plated and the handle was rhodium plated. I believe that some of the Aristocrat razors were rhodium plated.

Why is it so highly prized? The razor provides a very good shave - IMHO. Price is dictated by what the purchaser is willing to pay. The Gillette President was first manufactured 59 years ago and produced until 1955. Had the razor been produced for 20 years the price point may well be lower.

Does it shave differently than a regular SS? Is the head geometry somehow different? The razor head is very similar to the SS era razors by design but I will not venture into geometry. My last foray into geometry was in high school and I barely escaped with a passing grade. It does shave differently - IMHO. The razor is heavier than a SS razor. In my experience with this razor, balance with this razor is not an issue for me and correct angle is easily achieved with this razor. Depending on who is using the razor some say it is more aggressive than a SS but which SS? I find the razor to produce a relatively mild shave. I believe the heavier weight of the President makes it easier for me to use the razor but then I do like heavy razors. I typically use a Super Iridium or Astra SP blade and consistently received a DFS with an occasional BBS shave.

Thanks for looking!

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 04-28-2012, 06:54 AM
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From another forum
"The President was Gillette's second - and last - USA-made razor model that received rhodium treatment. The handle is plated in rhodium and the head, doors etc. are plated in nickel. (The first USA-made Gillette razor model to get rhodium treatment was the 1949 and 1950 Executive, which are fully plated in rhodium.)"

I own one and agree with ridgerunner, it shaves like a SS but I find it a very little more aggressive. But comfortably so. So for me it's better than a SS. And a drop dead beauty in person!

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 05-09-2012, 07:17 AM
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Wow, I have been watching this beauty and she's still available someone please grab this beauty.

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 05-12-2012, 01:52 AM
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I try not to buy anything that I wouldn't use... and its just so nice!!! I wouldn't even want to breathe on it.

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 05-12-2012, 09:27 AM
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  • ben74
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I can't believe this is still here...

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 07-06-2012, 05:58 AM
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Oi that's a beauty. I'd go as far as to say it's stunning!

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 07-06-2012, 06:10 AM
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Nice President, it and the case look to be in fantastic condition. I'm sure someone will be unable to resist and take it off your hands. Good luck.

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 07-06-2012, 10:46 AM
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lol, i just noticed the dates on the thread!

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