No-name Unitas watch valuation

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    No-name Unitas watch valuation

    Hi there, I'm trying to figure out the value of this watch. It is posted by an online seller and lists it as a no-name Unitas movement watch from the '30s. 31 mm case w/o crown. The listed price seems optimistic and I'm interested in offering a fair market value for this piece. I'm fairly new to the watch trading game, so not terribly sure how to approach this. I realize the the value is the price that any one person is willing to pay, so a ballpark is what I'm looking for, if that can be estimated.

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    Re: No-name Unitas watch valuation

    I'm sorry but we don't give valuations here for a variety of reasons. Around the 1930s, Unitas were bought up by ARSA (now Auguste Reymond SA) but this may well be from the time they split up again. I know that Adolf Schild sometimes brought out whole watches under the brand "Unicorn" and I wouldn't rule out the possibility that this is the case here: a movement maker bringing out a whole watch under his own name.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: No-name Unitas watch valuation

    Understood Hartmut, thank you very much for the information about valuation. It is indeed a subjective thing. I'll do a little digging into past sales and try to research the brand further.

    Many thanks,

    Patrick

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    Re: No-name Unitas watch valuation

    I don't know how realistic the seller will be, but such a small watch with no name on the dial (and probably replacement hands) really has only nominal value to collectors. It's essentially a watch to buy because you like it and want to wear it. So I think you should offer a price that makes you comfortable and don't worry about insulting the buyer - I doubt he will have many offers. And don't forget that you will need to pay to have it serviced.
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    Re: No-name Unitas watch valuation

    Thanks Dan, that's what I needed to hear.

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