One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

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One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by River Rat » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:16 pm

Check the price this one sold for
http://shop.hodinkee.com/collections/wa ... 1939885060

I bought mine a little under halve what this one sold for. Mine had a minor repair on the dial and part of the tip of the second hand was broke but these defects were really not noticeable. If prices keep up like this my vintage military watch collecting will be over. Wonder if the ant-magnetic dust cover and metal ring that stops the dust cover from moving around was missing at that price did not see it in any of the sales photo's or in the description.

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Post by james80 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:06 pm

They could've decheesed it for the photo shoot.

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Post by gwells » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:10 pm

seriously.

if you want $4000, can you take 10 minutes to do a simple clean up? how much time did they spend photographing it?

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:26 pm

The dick cheese increases the value.

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Post by james80 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:36 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:The dick cheese increases the value.
Only if it's real military dick cheese from person it was first issued to and accumulated in combat.

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:40 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:The dick cheese increases the value.
I believe they call it provenance.
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Post by Heuerville » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:45 pm

It's a shame that many vintage watches have ballooned in value. I used to enjoy buying Heuers - it was like picking up a new pair of trainers.. now it's like buying a new car :crybaby:
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Post by logan2z » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:47 pm

Heuerville wrote:It's a shame that many vintage watches have ballooned in value. I used to enjoy buying Heuers - it was like picking up a new pair of trainers.. now it's like buying a new car :crybaby:
They have gotten out of control. I'd love a vintage Monaco but not at $10K.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:49 pm

I looked at the hodickie site and almost all their watches are crappy looking and dirty.

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Post by logan2z » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:52 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:I looked at the hodickie site and almost all their watches are crappy looking and dirty.
Well they've got a hell of a lot of watches marked 'Sold' in their shop. Someone appears to be buying :shrug:

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Post by Dedalus » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:53 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:The dick cheese increases the value.
I believe they call it provenance.

So, dickcheese from the southeast of France. :shrug:

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:32 pm

Dedalus wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:The dick cheese increases the value.
I believe they call it provenance.

So, dickcheese from the southeast of France. :shrug:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Provenance, not Provence.
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Post by james80 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:47 pm

Dedalus wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:The dick cheese increases the value.
I believe they call it provenance.

So, dickcheese from the southeast of France. :shrug:
Yes and if from Italy provolone

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Post by River Rat » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:00 pm

gwells wrote:seriously.

if you want $4000, can you take 10 minutes to do a simple clean up? how much time did they spend photographing it?

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At least mine was clean

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Post by Heuerville » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:56 pm

logan2z wrote:
Heuerville wrote:It's a shame that many vintage watches have ballooned in value. I used to enjoy buying Heuers - it was like picking up a new pair of trainers.. now it's like buying a new car :crybaby:
They have gotten out of control. I'd love a vintage Monaco but not at $10K.
Yep, it's insane. I remember buying this for £1100.. (I don't own it anymore).
Easily add a 0 to the value now. :crybaby:

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Post by River Rat » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:41 pm

I all ways wanted one of these early CWC issued dive watches. This seller had it listed for 2999.00 once did not sell now about a year later he has it for 3999.00 a 1000 mark up he mite be stuck with it for a few years until prices rise that high but then he will raise it another 1000 and have it for a few more years I bet.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-CWC-Britis ... SwqfNXkDf5

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Post by River Rat » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:54 am

Here is a shot of mine when I received it in this condition no DNA included and 1600 bucks cheaper if I remember right what I paid for it a few months back. I could of got it half the price I paid for it when I first got into watch collecting those were the days when prices were good but I had less money to spend back then and back then I was cheap with my money. But with prices rising I am going back to being cheap again. Mine has better hands as you see not relumed.

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:44 am

dic butter always makes a watch worth more. that whole site ho-dinkee is full of it.

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Post by CesarG » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:38 am

Starting at $343 per month
LOL.

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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:47 am

This hobby is what made me become a male escort. So far I'm only paying $50/hr, but when I find the right women I'll hope to break even, then maybe start generating revenue.

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Post by HapaHapa » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:52 am

So you are like an intern who has to pay for the experience. I guess that's win win considering the trade.
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Post by demer03 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:44 am

All kidding aside, it's nice to know you could cash out nicely if needed, eh?
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Post by matt.wu » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:01 am

It's funny that we can simultaneously have a thread talking about how hard it is to well watches while we have another talking about how watches are unaffordable these days.
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Post by River Rat » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:34 am

matt.wu wrote:It's funny that we can simultaneously have a thread talking about how hard it is to well watches while we have another talking about how watches are unaffordable these days.
Well Matt the ones having problem selling watches are the new stuff it's the collectible vintage watches every one use to under look were there are fewer on the market that's selling and really going up in value due to some collectors think there a investment or came to my thinking wearing some thing no one else has making the price go up and got so much money they pay more so the price keeps going up. Think I paid 1780.00 for mine and some one who got more money than they know what to do with paid 3900.00 and it was missing the dust cover and ring see what I mean. There were two Omega 53's on EBay one correct and one with wrong hands there both gone on EBay real fast after that 3900.00 sell. That one that sold with wrong hands on eBay the hour and minute hands do come up for sell the second hand will be hard to find I would of passed on that one only good for parts.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:42 am

High prices and shitty sales aren't mutually exclusive.

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