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    Re: Falling deeper into the vintage rabbit hole...

    Mind if I ask what the acquisition cost vs selloff was?

    Even if you sold them for $1 each, that's no chump change...


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    I know exactly how you feel, and by now I'm sure you already know that there is no turning back! I've always said to myself that once I get "the one" vintage watch that I have always wanted, that im would stop. And then you get the itch, you see something that catches your eye, or a deal too good to pass up, and then you're back off the wagon! At the height of my vintage watch hoarding, I had over 30,000 watches, and after I sold them all off, I decided that I would keep my collection under 100. But alas, I folded under the pressure.
    Long and short of it, just enjoy it while you can, and buy it as long as you can afford it!

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    Re: Falling deeper into the vintage rabbit hole...

    I purchased the 30,000 for $1000 US. It has taken me a long time to sell and trade some. I can't really figure an exact sell off number, and I still have many in my collection. An estimate is probably around $25,000 or so, but some of the best I still have. There was a lot of low end pieces I.e. Timex and a few LED and quartz, but they do not fetch any real value.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Datreedude View Post
    I purchased the 30,000 for $1000 US. It has taken me a long time to sell and trade some. I can't really figure an exact sell off number, and I still have many in my collection. An estimate is probably around $25,000 or so, but some of the best I still have. There was a lot of low end pieces I.e. Timex and a few LED and quartz, but they do not fetch any real value.


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    Re: Falling deeper into the vintage rabbit hole...

    So it turns out I didn't read the Timex listing properly.

    I thought it'd be a little larger...



    Bahahahahaha

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    LOL I done that.

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    Re: Falling deeper into the vintage rabbit hole...

    Quote Originally Posted by DexDegeaut View Post
    So it turns out I didn't read the Timex listing properly.

    I thought it'd be a little larger...



    Bahahahahaha
    Actually this is one of the 'adjustment lessons' in the vintage space I also learned a little bit the hard way - getting used to smaller size watches and learning to start by reading the size when I peruse watches because sometimes the pics are purposefully shot to make smaller vintage watches look bigger.... Scott


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    Well the smaller size was the benchmark back then,your wrists look big,change them

    Actually your watch looks more to be at the larger side,maybe 36-38mm? Civilian watches back in the '20s and '30s were below and around 30mm. Then within decades they grew and grew to an extend that we can have 60mm Invicta gadgets now.
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    60 mm = WALL CLOCK !!!!!


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    Re: Falling deeper into the vintage rabbit hole...

    I have quite thick wrists, 7 3/4 inch, but the big ones I've tried on around 50mm. look ridiculous.
    I have seen big Panerai on tiny wrists, the edges of the watch hanging over the sides of the wrist, looking like a busy waiter balancing an extra dinner plate on his arm!
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    Re: Falling deeper into the vintage rabbit hole...

    Quote Originally Posted by Emre View Post
    Well the smaller size was the benchmark back then,your wrists look big,change them

    Actually your watch looks more to be at the larger side,maybe 36-38mm? Civilian watches back in the '20s and '30s were below and around 30mm. Then within decades they grew and grew to an extend that we can have 60mm Invicta gadgets now.
    This one is 31mm without crown!

    I thought it was 37mm, but after re-reading the listing, i found out that 37mm was lug to lug.

    However, there's no harm done, as my wife really likes the watch. I'll be restoring it for her.
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