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  1. monopolywatch

    monopolywatch Mar 11, 2020

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    Does anyone know where I can find this watch? I’m having 0 luck finding anything remotely close to it. I would really love to purchase one.

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  2. shaun hk

    shaun hk Fairy nuffer Mar 11, 2020

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    EBay, keep watching for about six months and one will likely pop up before then.
    You can also set an alert on watch recon, to see if any are offered for sale in the forums and a quick look on chrono24 shows 75 for sale in different iterations.
    Do you know how to spot one that is all original from a redial / Franken? This would be a bigger concern to me than finding one for sale.
     
  3. monopolywatch

    monopolywatch Mar 11, 2020

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    Thank you for your input. I’ll keep looking then and I’ll sign up for watch recon.
    For previous vintage watches I would compare it to known pictures of originals, then I ask the seller multiple questions and if his answers seem good then I post the pictures to a forum to get some second opinions. Most people mess with the lume dots or hands. Then they mess with the pushers.
     
  4. NT931

    NT931 Mar 11, 2020

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  5. Dan S

    Dan S Mar 11, 2020

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  6. monopolywatch

    monopolywatch Mar 11, 2020

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    Thank you. I’ve seen that. It’s way too expensive
     
  7. Dan S

    Dan S Mar 11, 2020

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    What's your budget?
     
  8. wagudc

    wagudc Mar 11, 2020

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    I don't know how much about this exact model, but the price does not surprise me for a nice vintage Swiss chronograph.
     
  9. monopolywatch

    monopolywatch Mar 11, 2020

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    monopolywatch Mar 11, 2020

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    I don’t think paying $2600 more than the one Hodinkee sold a month or 2 ago makes sense just for papers. Especially since they already charge a premium because they need to make a large profit off the person they bought it from.
     
  11. wagudc

    wagudc Mar 11, 2020

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    Agreed, it sounds like you have done your research. I think as others have said, patience.
     
  12. monopolywatch

    monopolywatch Mar 11, 2020

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    I agree. Patience is key.
     
  13. Dan S

    Dan S Mar 11, 2020

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    I think their sales are almost always on consignment, but that's beside the point. You're right that their prices are high.
     
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  14. noelekal

    noelekal Mar 11, 2020

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    Love the Top Time and hope to add one to the menagerie here. I'm liking the good ones in the $3000 - $3700 range I see on Ebay.
     
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  15. makaria indica

    makaria indica Mar 12, 2020

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