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My hesitation with second hand watches is authenticity. Is there an equivalent to a PPI?

Or do you just rely on seller reputation?
Old 02-25-2014, 05:37 PM
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Deal locally if you can. If a seller won't meet at a watchmaker's shop to open the case and inspect it, be cautious especially if it is a high dollar purchase.
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Nice Quart Watches

I had these made for an ill fated jewelry store I opened, if anyone is interested I'd sell for what they cost me which is about half of retail. They are very nice Swiss movements, most about 7 jewels. The bracelets themselves are also of the highest quality and quite heavy On a par with most of the best quartz watches out there, Screw down crowns. Branded Gallo(his signature) for the name of the sculptor whose work my line of jewelry is based on. I also have 5 pairs of his and her sets of watches that I would send pictures of if anyone wants to see. These are brand new the camera picked up every bit of dust of course, they come in a nice box with all the tags.


Your cost:$405.00 Flyback day of the week function, Italian made natural crocodile strap


Your cost:$.247.50 Carbon fiber face


Your cost:$240.00 This is actually a deeper navy blue than picture shows.

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I'm lusting for one of these.





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I'm lusting for one of these.





Timely. Me too. Almost pulled the trigger but couldn't justify it at the last minute. Beautiful.
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That is a really slick time piece
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Beautiful, and I don't like watches.
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Wow price isn't as bad as I thought. Looks like you can snag one for under a grand
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The SO absolutely fell for one of these (Junghans) in Vienna. She loves it, so do I. They aren't that expensive, under a G as I recall.
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Very elegant looking. I found as low as 700 in a quick Google search
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There are different case and movement versions as I recall.

Edit- IIRC, there is a handwind model in a smaller case and on a crème strap, the auto which is larger and the chronograph. I think all available in gold as well as SS, and all have ETA movements. The SO fell for the crème strap, so I talked her into the larger auto version on condition I got her a crème strap. Prefer the black myself. But be aware if buying online- the hand wind is significantly smaller.
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these are durable and pretty accurate. I don't buy quartz anymore because you eventually have to send them in for a battery change and pressure test. (if depth rated)





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..........Paul Newman always wore a cheap Timex and never shelled out 50K for a Rolex or 75K for a Piaget for the sake of status. We can all learn a lesson for that.
My Dad when I got back from the Army got me for my 21st birthday, a stainless Rolex Cosmograph. It was the late 60's version. I had it for almost ten years, and then I left it on the sink counter in the bathroom after washing my hands, never to be seen again. That same series of Cosmograph to buy now is like $35 to 45K...

I could have 10 million dollars cash in front of me...but NO way in hell would I plunk down that coin for simply a watch.
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I purchased a men's Corum Servus Square Bubble limited edition dress watch that I wore one time. I was always afraid that I would scratch it so never wore it again. Built like a Sherman tank and extremely accurate. If anyone was interested in buying it I would let it go for $900. They are sometimes listed on ebay for $1400 and up. Mine is still in the original box with all the original paperwork. Since I have about 25 watches it just ended up being one I didn't need and if you have an interest you can PM.
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Fooling around with a new camera. 1950's IWC cal88 handwind. >1500.
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And a 1950s cal 501 auto Seamaster. >$1500.

This is how watches used to be made prior quartz, China and cad design. Comparable modern mechanical watches cost a lot more.

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And while Im on new camera vintage bender- 1960's Zenith pie pan auto. One of the great houses. Well under $1500.These watches arent bling, no Formula 1 driver endoresments. Just brilliant beautifully made little machines, still going strong after 50-60 years.

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Love the Seamaster and Zentith Stuart. I have a '73 Omega headed my way. Tough to beat the draw of the oldies.
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Lum-Tec B16. My new "back up"watch. <$1k
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Just never understood why they put polished/white hands on a watch with a white dial. Perhaps it's my age but that would be hard to read without reading glasses on. Perhaps better in real life.
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