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Seamaster 300 Big Triangle - Valuation and Cosmetic Work Needed?

  1. Noles_88

    Noles_88 Dog costume designer extraordinaire! Apr 17, 2018

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    There’s a lot of collectors here that are super sharks. Pretending to be friendly. But there are a small few here that pay well. Should have given the few a chance.
     
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  2. river rat

    river rat Apr 18, 2018

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    Since your going to sell it. See if the auction house can show you past sells by them of vintage Omega 300 with selling price and date of those sells at least that will give you a real idea what you mite get for it. They keep records of what they have sold. Some times appraisers are off.
     
  3. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 18, 2018

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    Really? Who? Do tell.

    More like some snarky members, who aren’t very friendly, pretending to be super collectors.
     
  4. sc489

    sc489 Jul 21, 2018

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    My watch was sold today at auction at the top end of the estimated price range. Thanks to all for your advice.

    The highest price at auction today was for a Stainless Steel Rolex, Explorer, ref: 6150, 1953 estimated price £5000 which sold for £31000!
     
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  5. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 Jul 21, 2018

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    Great news for you, congrats on the closing price!
     
  6. ndgal

    ndgal Jul 21, 2018

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    You could've gotten more for it here IMO. And months ago. And without paying any fees...
    But as long as you're happy! :thumbsup:
     
  7. sc489

    sc489 Jul 21, 2018

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    No, the offers on this forum were less - the auction price was 30% better allowing for fees. It was safer for me to deal with an auction house not being a watch expert.
     
  8. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jul 21, 2018

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    I think that @sc489 is right in this statement - seeing that he's apparently been contacted by a number of people all offering less than what he has achieved at auction, it tells me that in order to get more out of an advert on here, he'd need to smarten up considerably on his WIS skills in order to put together a good advert and find the correct price.

    A known collector might have achieved more on OF, someone without any knowledge of this hobby or incentive to learn a lot about it is well advised to go to an auction house, IMO.
     
  9. MikeMan2727

    MikeMan2727 Jul 21, 2018

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    And get to 200 posts :D
     
  10. justinz

    justinz Jul 21, 2018

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  11. whippetman01

    whippetman01 Jul 23, 2018

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    Fai r play to the auction room for an honest condition report and good images.
    No come back from buyer would be possible .
     
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  12. sc489

    sc489 Jul 23, 2018

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    The Rolex Explorer in following Lot 170 was in a worse condition and sold for £31k based on an estimate of £5k! Perhaps you should all be buying vintage Rolex watches?
     
  13. RJwatches

    RJwatches Jul 23, 2018

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    Only thing that tells you is that the auction house did a really bad job at estimating that price..
     
  14. whippetman01

    whippetman01 Jul 23, 2018

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    Maybe but I wouldn’t complain!!!
     
  15. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jul 23, 2018

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    Auction houses and estimates are in general a bad combination