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    Question Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    I'm thinking about trading this Invicta SUbaqua Noma III, for an Elgin Pocket watch someone I know is selling. I've always wanted it, but since I'm on a SSI income I thought about doing a trade? The person I know is up for it, and also said he would love to own an Invicta. I did get the watch for free, from someone, at one of the other forums I used to go on. Here's the watch I want to trade, sorry I have no pics of the PW. But its your typical style white face, small seconds. He also, sent it out for a cleaning. So does it sound like a great trade?


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    Re: Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    That depends on the quality of the pocket-watch. I would ask your fellow trader a couple of questions about it first.
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    Re: Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    If you trust the friend I would say since the 2 watches are so wildly different you will probably be pleased with a trade like that. Since I assume you must know what your letting go of and you know what your getting-the actual monetary value is probably not that important . It could very well be that you'll be getting the better trade in that dept. but I think it is more a trade where you want a pocket watch and not a big diver. Modern Invicta is a good watch to trade imo
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    Re: Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    The last time I saw, the Pocket Watch it was in good condition. There is a description on the case back, I forgot what it said I wonder if its worth more?

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    Re: Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    It's really a random sort of question if you don't have details on the pocket watch. I've seen pocket watches go for $25, and I've seen them go for $2,500.
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    Re: Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    Same here, he wants $150.00 but I figured I'll save $150, and he gets a new watch. After all he did say, he doesn't wear Pocket Watches.

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    Re: Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    I apologize if this gives offense but almost any working Elgin is worth a Chinese Invicta. Not all are, but most seem to be.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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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: Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I apologize if this gives offense but almost any working Elgin is worth a Chinese Invicta. Not all are, but most seem to be.
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    Rolling eyes Re: Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    Hi Eeeb,

    fully agree with the first sentence. For the second I'm not yet sure
    before I've seen each and every existing Elgin .

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Stupid question, but need a second opinion

    Thanks everyone, I'm gonna do the trade. Its not like I won't use the pocket watch. It could be a change of pace for once.

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