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    Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    Newbie here trying to pick up a good quality watch with a decent movement. Decided that Mido would be a good entry for me as their styles are nice and they are affordable. They use eta movements (usually elabore or top from what I'm reading). I came across this listing on the bay and instantly fell in love with the clean white dial.

    Mido Baroncelli Stainless Steel Chronometer Automatic Date Watch M0104081101100 | eBay

    This bay seller isn't an AD but the pictures look legit.

    So my questions:

    What does everyone think of this watch?
    Does it look real or fake?
    Since it reads chronometer on the face, does this mean the internals should be cosc spec?


    Thanks in advance for the help!




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    Re: Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    With a feedback of 1878 I would not be bothered.
    A Mido chronometer fits the COSC requirements which can be checked at COSC - Contrle Officiel Suisse des Chronomtres.
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    Re: Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    Like it, real and yes.

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    Re: Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    Be sure to shop other grey market dealers. The movement should be expected to perform to cosc standards as long as it is relatively new. If it has been 5 years since the movement was manufactured then the lubricants will have thickened and it likely will no longer perform to cosc specs and the power reserve will have shortened some. That will happen whether the movement was used or not.
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    Re: Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    It won't come with outer box or papers. Is that okay? I was able to message the seller and negotiate down to $500


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    Re: Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kennuth View Post
    It won't come with outer box or papers. Is that okay? I was able to message the seller and negotiate down to $500


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    It's ok if you like the price and understand that as mentioned above the watch probably will no longer perform to cosc standards. The Baroncelli line has been around several years and the watch may be due for a service. The cost of that service may be reflected in the new price.

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    Re: Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    If it is $500 better hurry .. i am about to offer $501 ... :)
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    Re: Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    I do like the price. And supposedly it's a new watch, never worn and still has original tags and plastic on it.

    What are the chances that a new old stock watch would require service immediately?



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    Re: Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kennuth View Post
    It won't come with outer box or papers. Is that okay? I was able to message the seller and negotiate down to $500


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    If you like it....As has been said, if the watch is NOS or just not new, it may be time for service...I've purchased two NOS
    watches and then had them serviced immediately.....I made that decision b/4 I bought.
    Any watches posted may be seen as gifts,borrowed or found property and not as personal property of Little Big Feather.

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    Re: Thoughts on this Mido Baroncelli? Real or fake?

    Quote Originally Posted by jpfgiii View Post
    If it is $500 better hurry .. i am about to offer $501 ... :)
    Lol jpggiii


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