Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

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    Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    I came accross a brand new GMT that seems to be 5 or 6 years old. The watch is brand new. I am wondering how you feel about buying it? I understand that some brand new watches cold be sitting at reputable places such as Tourneau or Mayors for a couple of years before they are even sold without ahving any issues whatsover. I myself would not know how old my watches are . But if the watch is 5 or 7 years old?

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    Re: Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    Yes....I'd probably factor in a service when negotiating price, but then again - I love a challenge.
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    Re: Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    I'd rather buy one that's been sitting 46 years ('65 321 Speedy), but yes, no problem with NOS. :)
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    Re: Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    A good dealer would have sent it in for service, some do, some don't. I would factor in service into the cost of the watch for sure.
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    Re: Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    I just did this on a Speedy Pro ('57 Reissue). I got such a ridiculous deal that I can pay to have it serviced and replace the one pusher (small ding) and still come out way ahead. Pics coming soon.

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    Re: Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    Well ... The thing is we may be buying watches that are sitting 4-5 years I'm the AD without knowing it ... It may or may not need servicing .. I will negotiate for a lower price just in case you need to send for servicing

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    Re: Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    If a watch has been sitting for this long, what would a service cost from Omega? What's the break down?


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    Re: Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    Maybe you could negociate with the seller for a free maintenance ?
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    Re: Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    Is the seller an AD? If so, then the watch is probably still under warranty.

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    Re: Would you buy a brand new watch that has been siting for 5 or 6 years?

    I am asking cause I will be picking up a NOS Omega 2254 and we all know that this watch is no longer made. Also, picking it up from an AD. Since it has been sitting for so long, I checked the OMEGA website and it looks like a basic service for an 1120 movement when converted from Swiss Frans to US the price is up there.

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