Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

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    Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    The watch below appears in this auction...

    Look at all the fine scratching, even the sticker is buggered up. The case, crown, pushers and lugs look oxidized to me. Listing clearly says NIB and unworn. What say you all?

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    Re: Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    Hmm, maybe the marks are actually smudges and finger prints highlighted by the camera flash.
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    Re: Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    I looked at all the pictures and it looks pretty new to me.
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    Re: Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    Looks new to me. Are you questioning the fingerprints/ smudges on the polished case back?


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    Re: Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    Judging from the amount of lint/dust on the strap, and on the watch, it looks to have been sitting either out in the open or in a display case for quite awhile. It may technically be 'new', but how many people have touched it/wound it/pulled crown out etc. Some watches that sit in a display case at a jeweler for a year or two should not truly be considered 'new'. Its up to you, but I'm not sure I would pay that price for a watch in that condition.
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    Re: Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    Not quite "easy" to tell, from the photos, but the watch looks smudgy, not scratchy.

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    Re: Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluloo View Post
    Not quite "easy" to tell, from the photos, but the watch looks smudgy, not scratchy.
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    Re: Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    99% satisfaction over 5K+ feedback suggests that over 50 transactions did not go well.

    Go with your instinct about the seller.

    That said, the pic appear to have bunch of smudges and should just clear up IMHO.
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    Re: Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    No, if not sold by an AD, it's not new, it should be called, 'LNIB'.

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    Re: Back to grading, can this be... NIB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    No, if not sold by an AD, it's not new, it should be called, 'LNIB'.
    Hadn't thought of that, good point!

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