Not that all the questions I have seen posted here aren't but this one bugs me. Now there aren't that many things about watches that "bug" me but this is HUGE.
I'm not a chronic watch buyer but I enjoy looking / shopping after some models that have eluded me for years because I just didn't want to part with my money. So I guess I'm a sort of window shopper and the windows in this century come via websites, auctions on eBay and the like.
When you are looking at an offer for a watch model you have never owned or even tried on and it is being offered for sale in 'Pre Owned' condition what is the single most important thing you need to know / learn from the sale listing?
Yeah pictures are nice and really good pictures are even better. Yeah knowing if the bracelet has all the links is another big one if it's a bracelet watch. Box & papers yeah yeah but...…….....
The number one thing I'm looking for in the details is......…. Drum Roll...………… The Diameter of The Case!
If I had a ten dollar bill for every single watch listing I have seen where I am seriously tempted and the seller failed to add the diameter of the watch I could just buy a new Monaco or whatever else about 5 grand would get me!
I always take that to mean that the seller is not a watch person because if they were they would know how ultimately important that one detail is to a potential buyer. I think Bracelet links is the second or equal to size too.
What say you?