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  1. Colin_Usage

    Colin_Usage Mar 16, 2012

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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Mar 16, 2012

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    No affiliation. Omega is Swatch Group; TAG is LVHM Group.

    The word "RARE" on eBay is WAAAAY overused. A black dialed dive watch is about as rare as black rubber tires on a car. :rolleyes:
     
  3. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 16, 2012

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    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 16, 2012

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    You know what's used as much as RARE is "Military" used to describe anything old and shagged out that isn't a dress watch.
     
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    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Mar 16, 2012

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    And "art deco" for anything old that isn't described as "Military".

    I used to [SARCASM] love [/SARCASM] looking at 30 or 40 consecutive listings for Seamaster DeVilles that were nearly identical which all had RARE in the description or title.
     
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    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 16, 2012

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    The other good one is the "original dials" and I'm not talking about the ones you and Desmond pick up on with a 0.1mm deviation on the end of the "r" in Seamaster, I'm talking about those watches that look like Michael J Fox redialed them freehand with a crayon. The vintage Ladymatics and De Villes are among the worst in that regard.
     
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    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Mar 16, 2012

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    See, the word "original" is the problem. The metal disc is the original part that is called the dial. Collectors include the finish in the definition of "original", but technically the listing is correct if the "original" piece of metal is used but refinished. What is semantics to sellers on eBay is a an incorrect description on forums among watch nerds like us.
     
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