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    pawn shop tag with chipped crystal

    I stopped at a pawn shop today to see what might be hiding in their cases. I look at this Tag Link thats marked down from $700 to $350. The watch is probably 95% save for a chipped crystal. It's the automatic movement, I think it's their calibre 5, please correct me if I'm wrong. This is a pretty good chip with a small crack leading toward the dial and I have to consider the impact and possible effects on the movement. It started up immediately and it seemed to run fine for the five minutes that I haggled to get the price down to $250. I'm guessing that a new crystal will cost around $300 for this watch. What do you guys think?
    Oh, they also had a fake Omega speedmaster for $550 if anyone is interested.

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    Re: pawn shop tag with chipped crystal

    Why would anyone be interested in a fake? Not the place for that.

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    Re: pawn shop tag with chipped crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by 09.ducati View Post
    I'm guessing that a new crystal will cost around $300 for this watch. What do you guys think?
    A new crystal wouldn't cost that much, a fraction of the cost you mentioned, unless you had to have a genuine TAG crystal~Cheers!

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    Re: pawn shop tag with chipped crystal

    I meant that tongue-in-cheek.

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    Re: pawn shop tag with chipped crystal

    Did you buy it? 100% sure it's genuine? How easy does a sapphire crystal chip? 90% of 'high end' watches I see in pawn shops are fake. I have seen fake Seikos in pawn shops.....If you know it's genuine then it's a good deal, if it fake it's not worth $2.50.
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    Re: pawn shop tag with chipped crystal

    The one I'm looking at is real. They actually have the Omega and another Tag marked as "imitation" on the price tag. I'm hesitant because I have standing orders for no more purchases for a while.

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    Re: pawn shop tag with chipped crystal

    Im going to have to rate this thread...it's fantastic.

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    Re: pawn shop tag with chipped crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by 09.ducati View Post
    The one I'm looking at is real. They actually have the Omega and another Tag marked as "imitation" on the price tag. I'm hesitant because I have standing orders for no more purchases for a while.
    Please tell me you're not taking the pawn shop's word that the Tag you're looking at is genuine.
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    Re: pawn shop tag with chipped crystal

    if its real thats a deal, get the model number and serial number from the back. it has a double ar coating on the lens and the front and back display are sapphire, not mineral. most of the time mineral cracks and sapphire shatter's. might be a fake
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    I felt sure that it is genuine until I read your post that it should have a display caseback. This one is solid and numbered as a limited edition of somebody with a japanese name. Does that sound right?

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