Tips for buying a watch / vintage from a dealer

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    Tips for buying a watch / vintage from a dealer

    Hi all,

    I have been looking at some very interesting used / vintage watches from some dealers. I was wondering if somebody has great tips on what to look for? what kind of questions to ask? Also in your experience are prices fixed like in the "0 Km" boutiques or implicitly is a negotiation is expected from their side?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Tips for buying a watch / vintage from a dealer

    Depends on the watch.

    "He's just a witness"

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    Re: Tips for buying a watch / vintage from a dealer

    Check if certified and serviced, prices are faxible, I used to sell them.

    Should come with a 1 year warranty.
    Last edited by Watchbreath; August 2nd, 2014 at 22:30.

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    Re: Tips for buying a watch / vintage from a dealer

    Hi and welcome.
    Only one tip.

    Post the sellers pictures here first.
    Within 120 minutes you will receive a combined knowledge of 150+ years of experience and knowledge. And there is no substitute for knowledge and experience.

    All other advice are only 'band aids'

    Sincerely
    Adam
    Last edited by HOROLOGIST007; August 2nd, 2014 at 23:31.
    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

    "Failure is not an option" - Gene Kranz
    "Owning a vintage watch is great, understanding where it sits in Horology is magnificent"
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    Re: Tips for buying a watch / vintage from a dealer

    Great one! Thanks for the help!

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Hi and welcome.
    Only one tip.

    Post the sellers pictures here first.
    Within 30 minutes you will receive a combined knowledge of 150+ years of knowledge and experience. And there is no substitute for experience and knowledge!

    All other advice are only 'band aids'

    Sincerely
    Adam

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    Re: Tips for buying a watch / vintage from a dealer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rafa ZC View Post
    Great one! Thanks for the help!
    Pleasure.
    Its true
    I did edit to 120 minutes!
    But I promise you this advice is sound
    Adam
    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

    "Failure is not an option" - Gene Kranz
    "Owning a vintage watch is great, understanding where it sits in Horology is magnificent"
    and
    "By Teaching Others, We Teach Ourselves"
    Adam

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