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  1. Chewbakkka

    Chewbakkka Jul 12, 2019 7:44am

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    This one was on Ebay yesterday. I did a lucky shot but didn't win. I didn't wanted to go high due to the very bad pictures. Although I know sometimes these are the best deals.

    It went away for 8300€. Did the winner got a nice watch for the value?

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  2. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jul 12, 2019 7:50am

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    misty photos :rolleyes:
     
  3. Chewbakkka

    Chewbakkka Jul 12, 2019 7:57am

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    Yes, no sharp pictures so it seems an amateur selling a family watch. But then smart enough to take a picture of the serial number... That's what flagged me a little

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  4. Kazyole

    Kazyole Jul 12, 2019 10:24am

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    Really hard to tell from those images. There could be obvious cosmetic issues with the dial that are hidden in the weird misty quality of the photos. But from what I can see, the lume doesn't look the greatest, the hands aren't particularly attractive, and the crown is a generic unsigned replacement. 8300 euro is far more than I'd have paid for it.

    For reference, I picked up this one around a month ago for 10k US, also at auction on ebay.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Speedmaster-105-003-Ed-White-DON-Bezel-321-Extract-Archives-Vintage-039-69-/123782124742?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&nma=true&si=UG23%2FVNTJuEBeeZKgKWsBr6%2Fe0A%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc

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    (Shot on wrist with a replaced DON on an aftermarket bracelet)
     
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  5. Chewbakkka

    Chewbakkka Jul 12, 2019 1:08pm

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    That's a nice one! Hope to find one like yours too one day
     
  6. ICONO

    ICONO Jul 12, 2019 1:30pm

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    Perhaps I am cynical…those photographs look contrived…deliberately enticing, but uninformative

    No one takes photographs that bad…unless they intend to
     
  7. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jul 12, 2019 5:00pm

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    I used to think this as well, but there are other possibilities ..... Some just don’t know how, others don’t care. But, to review photos and think to oneself, yeah that’s good, I’ll post ‘em. Well, that’s another story altogether

    OP’s dial appears beneath the haze to have stripped Lume plots; has too much case work, etc. Simply can’t tell from the photos if it’s a money pit but that’s what it appears to be.
     
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  8. Dgercp

    Dgercp Jul 12, 2019 9:36pm

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    I agree. It takes more skill to take pics this bad than good one's.
     
  9. ndgal

    ndgal Jul 12, 2019 10:02pm

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    Naah. All you need to do it smear some Vaseline on the lens. That said, I believe these pictures to be innocent. You won't believe what watches I bought through even worst pictures...