04-15-2012, 08:13 AM
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  • slantman
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Won this at auction and I think I got it at a fair price. I have not received it yet so I am hoping its in good condition. The description said "excellent condition"
but you know how that goes. The gold Progress has been out of production for many years. I think Merkur is eliminating all their gold finish razors. There is only a few models left.

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 04-15-2012, 08:33 AM
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  • Tonality
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I was watching this one! Very cool buy, I hope it works properly for you.

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 04-15-2012, 08:38 AM
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It certainly looks good.

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 04-15-2012, 08:39 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(04-15-2012, 08:13 AM)slantman Wrote: I think Merkur is eliminating all their gold finish razors. There is only a few models left.

That is correct. The models that are left (34G, 37G and the Gold Futur) are actually out of production and are NOS. I believe Merkur stopped making Gold razors last summer although I could be wrong.

Nice score by the way.Thumbsup

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 04-15-2012, 09:06 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Nice score, Jerry! The razor seems to have a bit of patina, which I actually like on gold razors. Enjoy and share with us once you receive it!

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 04-15-2012, 10:06 AM
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  • Teiste
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I ahve the same one,but under the Hoffritz brand.The gold platting have been lost in many parts,but its the only gold razor I do LOVE!

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 04-15-2012, 09:27 PM
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Congrats, Jerry. i hope you enjoy the unique razor.

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 04-16-2012, 02:47 AM
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WOW! Congratulations! Wink

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 04-17-2012, 05:29 PM
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That is one very nice Merkur! Enjoy!

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 04-19-2012, 10:33 AM
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  • slantman
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I am happy to say I received the gold Progress today as described by the seller. The good news is it had no patina on it just needed a gentle dose of lemon scented Scrubbing Bubbles. Came out fantastic and so close to mint condition I am amazed. The owner apparently kept it in its original paper box.
The seller left the blade in it (dumb) but no harm no foul. It was a Gillette that said made in USA. After cleaning and drying I inserted a Personna medical blade (made in USA) for tomorrow morning's shave. The blade alignment is perfect so no problem there. One thing I did notice is this Progress weighs only 2.4 oz on my digital scale. I believe the newer ones weigh more.

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