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Ebay Ultraman "Best Example In The World"

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  1. gdupree

    gdupree Oct 2, 2018

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  2. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Oct 2, 2018

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    Indeed. Wonder how he arrived at $80k asking price?
     
  3. Cad290

    Cad290 Oct 2, 2018

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    This is my watch! I’ve heard of a nice Ultraman going for 45k. Mine is nicer. Hard to imagine that a better one could exist unless it was never taken out of the box. Going to leave it open for offers for a bit and then might run an auction if I don’t get an offer I like.
     
  4. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 Oct 2, 2018

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    Why not just list it in the Private Sales section and save yourself 13-14% of ebay and Paypal fees + keep it in the community?

    Looks like a lot of lume gone from the indices as well, unless its just the lighting on the dial?
     
  5. Dan S

    Dan S Oct 2, 2018

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    Was the $45k at an auction? I'm curious when and where that was. Someone here must know.
     
  6. Cad290

    Cad290 Oct 2, 2018

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    Well eBay fee is only $250 if you have a store, 2.9% PayPal fees do suck but eBay gets a lot more views. 0% of the lume is missing (don’t be a dick), check the photo or ask Simon Freese if you don’t believe me 0D98A2CC-FC1A-4A7D-99CD-E2C83E8B75F8.jpeg
     
  7. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 Oct 2, 2018

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    LOLOLOLOL. I didn't see that photo before I was a "dick". It was not in your listing.

    I was looking at your auction photo where the indices at 9 oclock through 1 oclock are completely white:

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  8. gminnj

    gminnj Oct 2, 2018

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    Really beautiful. Good luck with sale!
     
  9. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 Oct 2, 2018

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    Good idea adding that photo to the listing! :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Cad290

    Cad290 Oct 2, 2018

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    Yup! Appreciate the help
     
  11. bigsom

    bigsom Oct 2, 2018

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    Yea this photo doesn't show the lume very well at all, the other photo does a much better job.
     
  12. repoman

    repoman Oct 2, 2018

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    Yeah, I was tempted to mention your original photos were not complementary enough to the piece, but didn't want to seem like a dick! :D That additional photo is the money shot- what a beauty.
     
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  13. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Oct 2, 2018

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    IMHO, the “best example in the world” would be all original as the day it left the dealer.
    Boxes, papers and most certainly the original (or at least correct) 1039/516 bracelet.
     
  14. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Oct 2, 2018

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    A very nice looking watch... and a very bold claim. Since OF probably has the highest density of Ultraman Speedies in the world, maybe we could see some contenders? Anyone with an excellent condition Ultraman, bring it out and show it!
     
  15. Cad290

    Cad290 Oct 2, 2018

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    With only ~50 made, I think there is a very good chance this is the best one today, and certainly top 2 or 3. I value the condition it is in over box and papers. As for the bracelet, as far as I understand if this watch wasn’t sold until the early ‘70s this might be the bracelet it was sold on. I certainly could put a 1039 with it but I’d rather keep it with the bracelet it came with. Please, if anyone can show me a better example I will immediately change my listing. Otherwise, regardless of your opinion, I stand by my claim!
     
  16. shishy

    shishy Oct 2, 2018

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    In before gemini4 posts a stairway shot of 49 ultramans
     
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  17. Dan S

    Dan S Oct 2, 2018

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    It would be more impressive to me if other members supported your claim instead of you making the case. Maybe take a breath and wait to see what others say.
     
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  18. Toishome

    Toishome Oct 2, 2018

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    WOW ::love::::love::::love::This watch needs some better pictures. You are not doing it justice. GLWS
     
  19. Cad290

    Cad290 Oct 2, 2018

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    I'm not supposed to defend my claim??? I can't win. Just pointing out that with only 50 watches made 50 years ago, the odds of a NOS unworn example suddenly surfacing is 0.0%
     
  20. Dan S

    Dan S Oct 2, 2018

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    ::yawn::
     
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