One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by DON » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:16 pm

They're a well known site which gives the illusion that they are knowledgeable about prices. Their customers don't want to compare values. If they say it's $3900. It must be.

I saw a member of another forum pay them $500 for a GJ Cleverly Metta strap. Paper thin, edge material with little dicing. Could have bought better for half that price, but Cleverly and Limited draws them in.

Same with well known site members. Always seem to get better prices for their watches over lesser known members.

Owned a few Longines military models. Bought cheap off Ebay and sold for double. Now same are selling for 4x what I sold them for.

More buyers out there willing to grab the in watches.

Bet it was a hipster that bought it. Real collector would know better.

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Post by River Rat » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:45 pm

Here is another over priced watch
http://shop.hodinkee.com/products/1960s ... d329e158e6
Go to this site that the owners knows his stuff on issued watches and save a 1000.00
http://classicwatch.com/vintage-military-watches/

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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by Dedalus » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:08 am

Thanks for the link, Mike. Love those Czech military Eternas. :love:

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Post by River Rat » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:17 am

Use to have one of these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Wittnauer- ... SwtnpXinmG
I sold it to one of our members about 4-5 years ago for 700 bucks if I remember right mite of been more but not much more. They doubled in price. See what I mean by vintage watches the cool looking ones going up in price and mine was in better condition my watch is in Spain some were.

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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by gwells » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:42 pm

the supercompressors have been climbing pretty consistently for that past 3-4 years.

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Post by Steve O. » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:20 pm

gwells wrote:the supercompressors have been climbing pretty consistently for that past 3-4 years.
The first watch that I ever sold online was a 42mm Jaquet-Droz Super Compressor for the princely sum of $299. That was nearly fifteen years ago, way before vintage prices began climbing. Hell, I think that I bought it for around $100. from and old clock dealer friend, so thought that I made a killing. Then there's the 6536/1 Sub that I let go for about 1/10th of what it's worth today...

Mike's right. Pretty soon most collectors are going to be priced out of the market, and that definitely includes me. Gone are the days of ebay "barn finds" and sleeper deals. Everyone with a crappy base metal cased watch with a diver's bezel thinks it's worth a fortune. 99% of the stuff on ebay nowadays is either junk or way overpriced. And you can sure as hell forget any dealer site and most sales forums. Every once in a while you can find a quality obscure branded vintage piece for a reasonable price, but not often. The search is fun though.

I'm glad that I held onto a few that have reached the stratosphere, but unless I win the lottery, it's doubtful some will be replaced.

I guess to put things in perspective, back when I bought my first ride, a 1970 442 W30 with a 445 and Hurst Dual Gate shifter, it was just a $2,500. used car...

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Post by mooieklokjes » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:58 am

Steve O. wrote:
gwells wrote:the supercompressors have been climbing pretty consistently for that past 3-4 years.
The first watch that I ever sold online was a 42mm Jaquet-Droz Super Compressor for the princely sum of $299. That was nearly fifteen years ago, way before vintage prices began climbing. Hell, I think that I bought it for around $100. from and old clock dealer friend, so thought that I made a killing. Then there's the 6536/1 Sub that I let go for about 1/10th of what it's worth today...

Mike's right. Pretty soon most collectors are going to be priced out of the market, and that definitely includes me. Gone are the days of ebay "barn finds" and sleeper deals. Everyone with a crappy base metal cased watch with a diver's bezel thinks it's worth a fortune. 99% of the stuff on ebay nowadays is either junk or way overpriced. And you can sure as hell forget any dealer site and most sales forums. Every once in a while you can find a quality obscure branded vintage piece for a reasonable price, but not often. The search is fun though.

I'm glad that I held onto a few that have reached the stratosphere, but unless I win the lottery, it's doubtful some will be replaced.

I guess to put things in perspective, back when I bought my first ride, a 1970 442 W30 with a 445 and Hurst Dual Gate shifter, it was just a $2,500. used car...
Yeah that's true. Vintage watches are discovered and are now placed in the ssme category as art, vintage cars and other luxury goods. It's a shame, although it was just a matter of time. Maybe in 30 years the price has fallen because everyone wears a smartwatch [FACE WITH STUCK-OUT TONGUE AND WINKING EYE]

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Post by River Rat » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:20 pm

Tell you I am slowing down since most vintage watches I like are close to 1500-3000 and I have a few to many. There was a CWC issued chronograph I pm about that was for sale but was slow and on the fence and it sold kind of glad saved me some money. In the old days I would pull the trigger with out thinking but there were better deal back then. The last time I looked at a issued CWC chronograph for sale they were a little cheaper but prices are going up on every thing. Maybe I am getting cured of my watch habit.

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Post by mil_watch » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:13 am

september 2000. Earned 1400 euro, bought a tudor MN 1000 euro.

September 2016:Earned 1700 euro, tudor mn are 10/20 000 euro.

I'm done with the web and back to essentials: Flea and antique markets.

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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by diver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:08 am

correct

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Post by JDC222 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:40 am

diver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:08 am
correct
Yay, 26!! Stand by for sales post.... :lol:
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Post by Joeprez » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:50 am

JDC222 wrote:
diver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:08 am
correct
Yay, 26!! Stand by for sales post.... :lol:
We really should increase the post count to access the sales forum.


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Post by 1954Selmer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:53 am

Great post and stuff. I love history and respect those that serve.

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Post by unixshrk » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:54 am

JDC222 wrote:
diver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:08 am
correct
Yay, 26!! Stand by for sales post.... :lol:
Yup

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Post by ericf4 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:03 am

Joeprez wrote:
JDC222 wrote:
diver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:08 am
correct
Yay, 26!! Stand by for sales post.... Image
We really should increase the post count to access the sales forum.


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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by tattoo chef » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:15 am

JDC222 wrote:
diver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:08 am
correct
Yay, 26!! Stand by for sales post.... :lol:
He’s added so many compelling and informative posts to all these old threads as well.


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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by Grahamcombat » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:15 am

Can we make it just shy of 6 months? Asking for a friend.

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Post by Joeprez » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:23 am

LOL
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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by JDC222 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:26 am

15 of his 26 posts have been within the past 24 hrs...

:)
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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by matt.wu » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:51 am

JDC222 wrote:15 of his 26 posts have been within the past 24 hrs...

:)
What if it's Eric's buddy?
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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by dnslater » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:57 am

Grahamcombat wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:15 am
Can we make it just shy of 6 months? Asking for a friend.
Only if you have a really compelling reason that you completely keep to yourself.

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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by River Rat » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 am

Dam some one dug up my old post from a few years ago. When ever you think you are going to slow down due to prices you jump right back in. I see I was thinking of a issued CWC chronograph back then and backed off well I added one since and a few others. But they were deals and under market value each time. I am thinking of slowing down again due to prices don't hold your breath on that I all ways seem to see some thing I can't live with out if the price is right.

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One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by hidden by leaves » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:46 am

Lol I remember when I joined that Darrin(?) guy accused me of posting just to get on the sales forum (or RR, I don't recall) I was shocked and appalled but I stuck around

I just hope whatever I was doing back then didn't look as silly as what this "diver" is up to...


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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:17 pm

I've always been told it's better to remain silent and think stupid thoughts, rather than open your mouth, or put in print, and remove all doubts.

I'll put speed posting in the same category as stupid question posts as forum pet peeves.


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Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Post by deepcdvr » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:30 pm

james80 wrote:
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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