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105.003 Ed White Speedmaster; pull the trigger or not?

  1. wouter van wijk

    wouter van wijk Sep 16, 2015

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    Hi folks,
    Hope you can help me out here; I am a newby here. I bought my first Swiss watch as a teenager in Lugano. It was an Oris Big Crown. 20 years later I am still loving it. For my 30th anniversary I bought myself an 80s two tone Rolex Datejust. Most likely will sell it to finance future watch purchases.

    Now its time to big up the watch game. I would love to buy the Ed White reference since its an icon watch and its the watch with decent space air time pedigree.

    So. this watch I can buy for most likely 3500 euros. Would you guys pull the trigger or not?
    Cheers, Wouter from Amsterdam

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  2. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Sep 16, 2015

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    At that price, it would be a "go" for me.
     
  3. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Sep 16, 2015

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    I've seen those pics b4. Think it's a scam so please proceed carefully
     
  4. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Sep 16, 2015

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    Ask for dated pics. Etc etc etc
     
  5. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Sep 16, 2015

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    As for a picture with today's paper if uncertain. I believe those were used by peruvians to scam before
     
  6. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Sep 16, 2015

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    At that price, could well be ... Good advice from John. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Sep 16, 2015

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    Yes thos pics have been used before in scam listings.

    Be wary.

    ..also, that price is too good for an Ed White, so...
     
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  8. ViperStripes

    ViperStripes Sep 16, 2015

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    Too cheap for a genuine Ed White, seemingly original hands & dial too. If it's genuine snap his hands off, but would do a face to face deal based on above comments.
     
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  9. cf999

    cf999 Sep 16, 2015

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    I remember the see through hands photos........
    Clever amateur photos mixed in...
    Tempting price.....
     
  10. calalum

    calalum Sep 16, 2015

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    Good work guys. Hopefully the OP didn't send his funds.
     
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  11. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Sep 16, 2015

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    One of the reasons we're here on this great forum

    Spend a bundle. Save a bundle :whistling:

    ::rimshot::
     
  12. wouter van wijk

    wouter van wijk Sep 16, 2015

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    Guys thats a great advice. The seller had an earlier similar Ed White qualified ad on eBay. I asked for BIN. Price was 3500 euro's. I decided not to buy and wait for the bidding to continue. Today I asked him if the item had been sold. It was. So i asked if he had other watches for sale. So he showed up with this particular watch. Asking price $4500USD. Quite remarkable that he has another Ed White for sale with same reference from same year 1965... looks like scam guy. Will asked for newspaper picture. Many thanx for your comments. Keep you guys posted
     
  13. wouter van wijk

    wouter van wijk Sep 17, 2015

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    guy has not replied my mail (yet::facepalm2::)
     
  14. Nycarrera

    Nycarrera Sep 17, 2015

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    It is a scam. He has been on ebay for a while for a few months. He was first in Peru now in Spain.
     
  15. wouter van wijk

    wouter van wijk Sep 17, 2015

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    So lucky that i did not proceed paying. Thanks guys. Still on the look out for a pre moon, preferable Ed White.
     
  16. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Sep 17, 2015

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  17. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Sep 17, 2015

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    +1, there's a few in the FS section from trusted members.
     
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