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    Default Gold Aristocrat Slim Adjustable

    I saw one of those today in an antique store. The Aristocrats are all gold, right? It was in its box and the store had also put a regular silver slim adjustable with it. They were asking $40 for both. Should I have gone for it? Both were in pretty amazing shape, and none of the finish seemed to be missing.

    It's ridiculous, but I know everyone here understands. I have purchased 13 razors so far. I have not paid a lot, but still.

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    I paid a bit more than that for a excellent condition Adjustable Aristocrat with a couple specks of plating loss.

    That would be a very respectable deal for two regular Slims, much less a Slim and an Aristocrat.

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    Price seems reasonable.

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    Considering I am cheap, I would have attempted to talk them down. But then, I have never paid over $18 for any of my razors. (And I don't like p-aying over $10).
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    Someone kindly point me in the direction of a photo of this razor? I've seen many an Aristocrat but never an adjustable one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentsInstinct View Post
    Someone kindly point me in the direction of a photo of this razor? I've seen many an Aristocrat but never an adjustable one.
    There's one here.

    Look at the last post in the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Scruffy View Post
    There's one here.

    Look at the last post in the thread.
    Bwaaaaahahahhaha!

    Don't I feel stupid. I have no idea what I was thinking when I posted that. I've seen those. Durrrrrrrrr.

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    Yep, that's the one. I figure with the silver slim adjustable to go along with it, I might just go back there tomorrow. And, the box was correct, just not shiny new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveOak View Post


    Yep, that's the one. I figure with the silver slim adjustable to go along with it, I might just go back there tomorrow. And, the box was correct, just not shiny new.
    This picture is not an Aristocrat, but the Executive, gold version of the Fat Boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveOak View Post


    Yep, that's the one. I figure with the silver slim adjustable to go along with it, I might just go back there tomorrow. And, the box was correct, just not shiny new.
    Umm, that's not an Aristocrat. That's a gold Fat Boy, also known as the Executive. You definitely should have bought that with the Slim for $40. Getting an Executive for $20 is stealing it, providing it's in pretty good shape.

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    No, I don't think I looked at that picture closely enough. I'm quite certain it was a gold slim adjustable (aka...Aristocrat?). I have two slim adjustables, and this was the same razor, only gold and in very good shape. Besides that, the box was an Aristocrat box.

    I guess now I have something else to search for.

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    Did it look like this?

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    I gladly paid $35 (from a B&B member) last year for an Aristocrat Adjustable in Excellent condition . . . so $40 with a Slim thrown in for a spare is a very good deal!!

    I found that mine shaves better than any Slim that I ever tried. It immediately became my favorite Gillette. A few months later, I bought an Executive and found that it, too, shaves better than a Fat Boy! I have heard that the gold versions of Gillettes were made to tighter tolerances . . . but I don't know that for certain.

    Does anybody know if in fact there was a difference besides the plating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBrad View Post
    I found that mine shaves better than any Slim that I ever tried. It immediately became my favorite Gillette. A few months later, I bought an Executive and found that it, too, shaves better than a Fat Boy! I have heard that the gold versions of Gillettes were made to tighter tolerances . . . but I don't know that for certain.

    Does anybody know if in fact there was a difference besides the plating?
    I like my Fat Boy better than my Executive. It just goes to show you that everyone's different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Scruffy View Post
    Did it look like this?

    Yep, that was it. Now I know the box was correct too.

    Well, I guess I'll have to go back and get it. I guess in the scheme of things this is one of the cheaper things I could collect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveOak View Post
    Yep, that was it. Now I know the box was correct too.

    Well, I guess I'll have to go back and get it. I guess in the scheme of things this is one of the cheaper things I could collect.
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