I really like what I have seen of Oris Pointer Date watches. I have relatively small one (maybe 32-33 mm) that I bought some time ago, but I would like a 40mm or so for my tired eyes (also more interested in automatic because they seem cool - my current is a handwind).
I decide the best way to under the price of such watches was to participate in eBay auctions, offering what I expected to be reasonable but pretty low bids. I live in the US, so I mostly look at US bids - I don’t know if there os some kind of black market or fake market for watches from Thailand, Japan or Belgium. Please let me know if my concerns are unwarranted.
I participated in an auction today - I did not have the highest bid, but I was surprised that the higher bid was only $455 (I had a high bid of $450).
The watch was listed as an “Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 7543 Watch” 40 mm, with an Oris 754 SW 200-1 movement, and it looked to be in pretty good shape. The owner claimed that on his wrist, it was +3sec/day.
I thought the watch would go for $600, and I bid $450 just to watch the auction.
Did high bidder get an extremely good deal, or is $455 a pretty reasonable price for a watch like this?
I am not mourning “the one that got away”, I am trying to get a reasonable idea of what these watches for for in general, for future bids.