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  1. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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    I know it's not Omega but I own a Nina Rindt Compax Panda Universal Geneve! I bought it in 1979 in Basel Switzerland and during the early years this fine chronometer was worn day to day. I now realize the value to be upwards of $40,000
    Should I sell ? How should I sell? How should I reach the right buyer? I am afraid although my watch collection is small it is all in my price range of up to £4000 would I ever dare to wear my beloved compax for fear of being mugged! I might consider selling in a couple of months. Christie's? This forum ? Any Ideas? By the way it is the earlier desirable version with Geneve below the Universal and the thin hands.
    John X
     
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  2. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 27, 2016

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    Upwards of $40k? Have things really gone that nutty? Good for you. We have a Universal Geneve subforum here, a more appropriate place to post this. I will bring this to the attention of moderator @LouS so that he might relocate the thread.
     
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  3. Rman

    Rman Jan 27, 2016

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  4. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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    I am afraid I am new to this site so do not understand the finer points.. Thanks would appreciate that John X
     
  5. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 27, 2016

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    No problem. Welcome. Nice watch!
     
  6. Davidt

    Davidt Jan 27, 2016

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    Do you have done more pics from various angles with better focus?
     
  7. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 27, 2016

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    Moved to UG forum.

    As far as being mugged goes, only connoisseurs are going to appreciate the value of this watch. If you find yourself the focus of attention of a group of middle-aged men wearing vintage Heuers and Zeniths, you should be very concerned. Otherwise, I think you are safe.

    If you sell on a watch forum, you're going to have to propose an asking price. An auction site like Ebay - if the watch is listed correctly with good pictures - will let the watch find its true value. An auction house may generate a higher final price by virtue of clientele with deeper pockets (maybe), but will also take a bigger bite of the sale price as commission (for certain).
     
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  8. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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    I agree but maybe the auction might be the way as in 1979 i paid about £150 so I maybe should not be to greedy! i am a bit scared of e bay!
     
  9. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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    Sorry not at present as the watch is being serviced in Germany for consideration of future sale John X
     
  10. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jan 27, 2016

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    If it's not too late, you may want to wait for feedback from the forum on what should be done at service time. Things like polishing the case or replacing the hands may detract from the value, and ultimately, the price achieved at auction. Not by 50% or anything, but why throw away a few extra dollars if you don't have to?
     
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  11. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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  12. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jan 27, 2016

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    Unfortunately not the best way to get maximum price. Collectors like these as-is, are are very picky about who touches their watches, especially at this level. I don't think $40k is a realistic number regardless. From experience the factory does more harm than good servicing vintage pieces. If its not too late you may want to stop whatever service is being done if you are serious about getting top dollar.
     
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  13. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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    I have not authorized anything as yet so thanks. I also need to be cautious as the cost of service etc is charged as a % of value!! not sure if they will realize as I have been a bit economical with the truth.
     
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  14. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Jan 27, 2016

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    It is not a good idea to service a watch before sale. The only exception is sometimes in the case of broken watches.

    Collectors want to buy their watches and then do with them as they see fit. Some service them regardless of whether or not the seller serviced it. Collectors are finicky. They want their own watchmakers to do the work. They also don't like cases to be polished or dials restored. Keep it as original as possible.
     
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  15. Davidt

    Davidt Jan 27, 2016

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    Why on earth is the service cost charged as a percentage of the value? That sounds very dodgy.
     
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  16. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jan 27, 2016

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    Given that you have reservations about eBay - and probably rightly so - I think you should consign this to a reputable auction house in a specialist watch sale. You will have to pay a higher sellers premium but you will attract a batter audience with deeper pockets.

    I expect you have already received many offers on this forum, from the sublime to the ridiculous, but IMHO the auction house would be your safest bet.
     
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  17. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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    Ok I am beginning to agree.Although Remember this watch has been owned only by me and had very light use. Now gains about 4 Mins per hour!
    i would prefer to sell as near A1 as possible Thanks will take on board
     
  18. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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  19. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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    Greedy but I will negotiate dont worry Thanks
     
  20. John X

    John X Jan 27, 2016

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    Ignorance IMHO ? Sorry English you know old boy!! No offers as yet to my knowledge I might agreewith your comments thanks