I have a habit of losing out on Ebay auctions for Giez G's. So when I put on a max bid a few days ago I obviously didn't expect to win.
This one is in the States, so I'm also expecting import charges into the UK, but maybe it will slip through, (yeah, right!).
The seller, (Vintage Watch Hunter if anyone's heard of them?), had it listed as: "dead stock so never sold or worn".
Looking at the photos it certainly looks new, just some box scuffs.
The reason I threw down a bid was because this one is a collab model, a GS-500MG-8BT from Jan 1999, in collaboration with the MG Car Club, and importantly has the original boxes.
The gamble? It was also listed as non operational, needing repair. I took the bet anyway as it's far too nice to not give it a go at least! Also the price I won it at has certainly made it a worthwhile gamble, US$37.00/£30!!
Obviously there's shipping on top, but I don't usually count that in my mind when I win/buy as it's incidental I think.
So here are the seller's photos, it's a lovely looking thing! The face is actually a deep red, just about shows in the picture. He didn't have a picture of the backplate so the one I've included is from Google Images.
Just got to wait for USPS 1st Class International now, oh, and most likely customs this side. See you as soon as I can with it!!
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