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  1. BurntAvocado

    BurntAvocado Feb 11, 2017

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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Feb 11, 2017

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    I haven't, but a cursory glance tells me to stay the hell away. Seriously?
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  3. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Feb 11, 2017

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    EEEEEK! run away!
     
  4. BurntAvocado

    BurntAvocado Feb 11, 2017

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    Sadface
     
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  5. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Feb 11, 2017

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  6. BurntAvocado

    BurntAvocado Feb 11, 2017

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    Wow this guy has tons of Omegas on there. Prices seem high but if he is legit and negotiates the listed price then it could be a good idea. Thanks efauser, Hook'Em
     
  7. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Feb 11, 2017

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    Hook 'em. He's legit. As I said, I have bought several watches from him and never paid the price he has listed. Also, as you can see, he doesn't tart up his watches.
     
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  8. BurntAvocado

    BurntAvocado Feb 11, 2017

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    That's great to learn, I've really been searching for a vintage Omega.
     
  9. shaun hk

    shaun hk Fairy nuffer Feb 11, 2017

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    Then look in the sales forums here!
     
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  10. BurntAvocado

    BurntAvocado Feb 11, 2017

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    I have been looking in the sales forums here. There are not many options in the vintage market at the price point (~$500) I would like to spend.
     
  11. dialstatic

    dialstatic Feb 12, 2017

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    Yes, I have. He's a Dutch guy (so am I) and I bought a birth year Seamaster quartz from him a couple years back. It arrived as described, maybe a little on the expensive side, and I definitely got a 'pre-owned dealer vibe' (as opposed to enthusiast/collector vibe) from him, but I have no complaints about the process or the watch.

    I doubted if I should say this, and I'm still not sure (as my only personal experience with him has been positive), but over on the Dutch watch boards I've seen some complaints - mostly about disputes about the described state of the watch. In my opinion, most such disputes could have been prevented by carefully examining the pictures (or requesting additional ones) - which is something you should do anyway.

    As to the website: catawiki is a well-established and increasingly international online auction site. It's trustworthy in terms of the process and I've bought several watches there. One important thing to keep in mind is that the auctioneers don't inspect the actual watches, just the pictures. These form the basis of their evaluations and - sometimes...interesting - estimates. This means that stuff can sometime slip through the cracks. They invariably resolve issues, however.

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  12. guillaumeabxl

    guillaumeabxl Feb 12, 2017

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    dialstatic Feb 12, 2017

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  14. BurntAvocado

    BurntAvocado Feb 12, 2017

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    Well with the above news things just got further complicated. Haha
     
  15. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Feb 12, 2017

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    I don't doubt they have some legitimate watches but to sell one of those Ukrainian POS, delegitimizes you as a reputable seller, in my eyes.
     
  16. BurntAvocado

    BurntAvocado Feb 12, 2017

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    Yeah that's fair, reputation is everything.
     
  17. omg smstr

    omg smstr Feb 12, 2017

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    This seller has every week plenty of redial for sale on Catawiki.
    On my book he is a no no seller as he is never disclosing it even for watches deserve a mention in the Worst redial thread
     
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  18. Jking

    Jking something intelligent and witty... Feb 12, 2017

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    Thanks for posting this. I just clicked through many of his listings and he has some really nice pieces. when I get ready to take the vintage leap I'll be sure to check him out (and OF of course).
     
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  19. slique12

    slique12 Feb 13, 2017

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    +1 on being cautious with any seller selling severely redialed pieces as part of their portfolio.
     
  20. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Feb 13, 2017

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    HM is known for redials and frankens. So: do your DD before you buy