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  1. jdpuder

    jdpuder Mar 19, 2020

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    Hi All,

    Appreciate your expertise! I have never bought a Cosmic before, my general understanding is that they seem to have some fans and are perhaps growing in desirability, but are a pain to service. Would love input on whether they are holding or appreciating in value in general. I'm particularly smitten with this one, so any insight to guard against a fake/franken situation would be excellent. Buyer currently asking for $1100 which seems rich for what I can find on Cosmics? It was serviced in January of this year.

    All wisdom appreciated.

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  2. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Mar 20, 2020

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    Attractive but the dial shows dreaded metallic dial degradation around some lume pips (it may get worse with time) and it looks like a nasty scratch near the center.

    If there is no receipt for the service then consider it un-serviced.

    Perhaps a $700-800 watch considering the desirability of the blue dial and overall nice condition. I don't see these as being $1100 watches except for ones with perfect dials and an original bracelet.

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  3. wilderbeast

    wilderbeast Mar 20, 2020

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    I agree - Cosmics are still under-rated and this is an attractive dial variant. Price seems steep, especially when you factor in a couple of hundred bucks for service, and the damage expertly pointed out by @X350 XJR.
     
  4. Passover

    Passover Mar 20, 2020

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    I checked the offer at Chrono24, seller writes

    "...and serviced by a Vintage watch technician (in january 2020)
    The service voucher will be included in the shipment."

    I think the "nasty scratch" is (hopefully!) on the crystal, you can see a shadow of it of the same shape on the dial

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    @X350 XJR is right with the lume pips, they really don't look very well :(
     
  5. jdpuder

    jdpuder Mar 20, 2020

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    Great feedback all, thank you. Fairly ignorant on this kind of degradation. I did notice it, but in current state found it acceptable (call it "character" ha) but if it has a tendency to deteriorate even more from here, certainly that is a worthwhile concern.
     
  6. Passover

    Passover Mar 20, 2020

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    Seller is in Japan so when you buy it you will have to pay around 20% VAT on top of the 1100USD when you import it into your country (given you don't live in Japan of course)
     
  7. jdpuder

    jdpuder Mar 24, 2020

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    @Passover I thought VAT for the US was 10%? Am assuming I'm missing something.
     
  8. Passover

    Passover Mar 24, 2020

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    I live in Germany, here we have 19%.

    I thought that for the US there is an equal amount to be payed but I might be wrong with that ;)

    Our US members here will know better!