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    Mark XVIII Buying Advice

    Hello people - about to pull the trigger on a white dial Mark XVIII (big thanks to all the feedback in the IWC sub forum to help with the decision).

    I am able to get the watch brand new for around $3,250-$3,500. But I found a pre-owned one private party for $2,200. Watch is very slightly worn and still under warranty. Big price difference.

    Question: Too good to be true or worth exploring? What red flags should I be looking for before pulling the trigger?


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    Re: Mark XVIII Buying Advice

    Too good to be true that being said explore it. You just never know. Get advice from here once you’ve seen it and/or have pics

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    Re: Mark XVIII Buying Advice

    Since you live in SF. take it to a AD. Have them inspect it and open the back and verify the movement
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    Re: Mark XVIII Buying Advice

    Private party, who knows, anything is possible. Red flags? Probably ALL red flags.
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    Re: Mark XVIII Buying Advice

    With a watch like that I’d buy new from an AD even though it costs a fair bit more.

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    I don't know, taking a 30-35% hit from new seems normal for a watch so the seller is selling at a fair and reasonable price and quite likely genuine. If a local seller I'd try do a face to face deal, if bought at a local AD maybe the papers/warranty card can also be verified there.
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    Re: Mark XVIII Buying Advice

    It does sound too good to be true.

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    Re: Mark XVIII Buying Advice

    He is not local but I am doing a video call with him today to get a closer look at the price.


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    Re: Mark XVIII Buying Advice

    I just sold my XVIII LPP for $2850; I’ve been known to sell my watches for a very low preowned price but I cannot ever imagine selling an IWC XVIII for $2,200. Approach carefully.


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    Re: Mark XVIII Buying Advice

    This seems way too good to be true.
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