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    Question online price guide

    Exist something simmilar like "Shuggart’s complete price guide to watches", but in online version?

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    Re: online price guide

    The only one I'm familiar with is looking at "completed listings" on an ebay search to get a gauge of what the price may be.
    I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.

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    Re: online price guide

    Jeff Stein has a spectacularly complete, up-to-date and commented one for vintage Heuers at On the Dash. Vintage Heuer Price Guide
    That whole site is a shining example of freely shared collecting resources, a model effort.

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    Re: online price guide

    Quote Originally Posted by LouS View Post
    Jeff Stein has a spectacularly complete, up-to-date and commented one for vintage Heuers at On the Dash.
    that´s pity... only Heuer

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    Re: online price guide

    Because of the work to compile a database for all watches, and then research and update them, you'd need a substantial staff to pull it off. This is why you only find a few instances.
    Shugart's has been doing a book for years, and even it only touches on a large sampling. They also make money doing it by keeping it off the web.
    A wiki solution would be the best.
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    Re: online price guide

    Quote Originally Posted by andrea.b1 View Post
    that´s pity... only Heuer
    Jeff is into Heuers and does this as a service. He has a pretty faithful crew on his site that probably helps out. But even it is only an approximation.

    In addition to being comprehensive, Schuggart makes allowances for condition. I think its a well done effort that is worth buying. Considering how much more information you have, you can easily save its cost by smarter buying.
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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: online price guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Jeff is into Heuers and does this as a service. He has a pretty faithful crew on his site that probably helps out. But even it is only an approximation.

    In addition to being comprehensive, Schuggart makes allowances for condition. I think its a well done effort that is worth buying. Considering how much more information you have, you can easily save its cost by smarter buying.
    Agreed, I don't always agree with Shugart's pricing (mostly way too low), but appreciate the work that they have to do to compile info. These guys came well before the internet era, and prices suddenly changed substantially when eBay and online buying came into widespread popularity. Never thought they had a handle on the changes and still clung to their network of older resources for pricing. Even today.
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