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Holy ridiculous pricing Batman...

Post by Torrid » Wed May 09, 2018 9:10 am

So I was discussing the crazy pricing of Seikos that have been discontinued last night with my wife which was brought up because she bought me a SARB033 for Christmas and they had recently been discontinued.

Anyway, I can across this listing for a watch I don’t recall even getting 5 minutes of attention when it came out and I’m sure this one was less than $400. If you missed out on this wonderful “iconic” piece, here’s your chance to own for a mere pittance of $850.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/nos-se ... 00387.html

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Post by 59yukon01 » Wed May 09, 2018 10:29 am

I've seen that quite a bit over there lately, the Monsters being prime examples. The word discontinued apparently makes buyers want to pay 2-3 times what they are worth.
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Re: Holy ridiculous pricing Batman...

Post by TSD » Wed May 09, 2018 10:31 am

I like that one, and feel your pain, Heath. At some point early on, I knew I wanted a 7A28 Gen 1 chronograph, but didn't know enough about RAF issued watches to feel comfortable. The search ultimately led me to the SNA029 quartz chronograph, which was a modern 200m quartz chrono but discontinued and long sold out for cheap prices on all the typical sites (Rakuten, Creation, Skywatches, etc.) I paid a big premium over those prices to get the only NOS example I could find. FNG move on my part, for sure :doh:

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Post by smalls » Wed May 09, 2018 10:56 am

Prices on all watches seems to have gotten crazy lately. That’s if you can find them. The deals are few and far between anymore.

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Post by rain_maker » Wed May 09, 2018 3:40 pm

People will pay stupid prices sometimes. I once had someone PM me with an offer of $850 for my Bathys 100m. Quartz.

Quickest $600 I made ...

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Re: Holy ridiculous pricing Batman...

Post by Torrid » Wed May 09, 2018 7:40 pm

smalls wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 10:56 am
Prices on all watches seems to have gotten crazy lately. That’s if you can find them. The deals are few and far between anymore.
I think I’m pretty well set where I’m at right now which is good since I’ve noticed the same. If I’m getting anything else I have to put the Ball back up for sale as the other two I have were given to me, one of which was a gift from my wife and is one of my favorites. Seeing all these prices makes me have no desire to have much money sunk into a hobby.

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