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  1. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 12, 2018

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    There seem to be some really horrible, beat up and ugly 'Bitsa' watches on the market at the moment. I wonder if some of these dealers are building attractive watches from a couple of donor's and then blatantly dumping the left overs and by-products onto anybody desperate enough to get on the ladder of the vintage watch gravy train with a 'bargain' entry to an expensive reference.....

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    This monstrosity comes straight into the category of 'No redeeming features', although I suppose maybe the bezel and hands are what are driving the price up, it's already over $700 and it will probably end up somewhere around the 3.5-5K mark

    Admittedly it is described as a parts watch but some Ebay sellers just can't help themselves with descriptive generosity of their own wares and I particularly admire the seller's audacity when he states, "Case appears unpolished" :eek:

    It looks like it's made of melting butter and it also seems to have a bent lug at 7 0 clock....Balls of brass really :rolleyes:

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Om...m=202285324279&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
     
  2. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 12, 2018

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    Seller has a very reasonable BIN price
     
  3. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 12, 2018

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    $6k ::psy::
     
  4. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 12, 2018

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    Yup, a bargain indeed! ::facepalm2::
     
  5. khanmu

    khanmu Apr 12, 2018

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    :eek: 6k????? In what, Zimbabwe dollars???

    If it’s a proper currency, you can buy a whole real watch for that!!
     
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  6. merchandiser

    merchandiser Apr 13, 2018

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    That’s hard to look at, yikes.
     
  7. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Apr 13, 2018

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    To be fair to seller I suppose it actually could appear unpolished if he has very strong glasses and removed then during the assessment. Or if he has absolutely no idea what an unpolished case looks like.

    :D
     
  8. chronoboy64

    chronoboy64 Apr 13, 2018

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    Ray Charles Special Edition ... :D
     
  9. redpcar

    redpcar Apr 13, 2018

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    Parts watch. Check out the movement. :eek:
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  10. speedamatuer

    speedamatuer Apr 18, 2018

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    Went for $4,727 - not what he was after but still more than I'd expected..
     
  11. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 18, 2018

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    :eek:
     
  12. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Apr 18, 2018

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    So much sadness in the world ::facepalm2::
     
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  13. Muttley

    Muttley Apr 18, 2018

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    Look at it this way: someone now has $4,727 less to buy that rare Ebay find where everything checks out and the price is right, that you might be interested in :thumbsup:
     
  14. Wongo

    Wongo Apr 19, 2018

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    Too much of a project, really worth $4727 for the case and glass?