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Advice on first watch: Geneve Automatic Cal 565. Is this a good buy?

  1. seannyboiii

    seannyboiii Feb 15, 2020 2:34am

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  2. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Feb 15, 2020 2:50am

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  3. amcclell

    amcclell Feb 15, 2020 3:42am

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    It is an ok price but not a bargain. The crystal isn't Omega, you will likely need to do a service and the second hand has corrosion. Also, it is the least desirable configuration - gold plated cases are the least sought after and hard to sell. They don't show the outside of the caseback, so you may want to ask if it has been engraved. If you like gold, you can find solid gold pieces from the 60's at a good price. I've seen them as low as $1,100 with recent service. If you add the price for a service to the watch you are looking at, the jump to solid gold represents good value. Otherwise, for $100-200 more, you could get a stainless steel piece which is also easier to sell.
     
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