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This has to be one of the funniest listing titles on the bay.

  1. Mac5

    Mac5 Aug 13, 2019 4:39am

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    "VINTAGE 1940s Gangster Owned RARE CROTON NIVADA GRENCHEN SWISS MADE €10k"

    I love the description as well....
    THIS WAS OWNED BY A FAMOUS NEW YORK GANGSTER WHO WAS MY UNCLE

    {Names withheld for security & wellbeing} - MY FAVORITE PART!

    (See attached photo of him from the Cuban Casino in NY in the 1940s)


    Works & was professionally serviced in 2003

    Super Rare Vintage Swiss Dial & Hands



    Gold color metal Stretch Band is NOT original but from the 1960s


    Scratches on case from normal wear (70 +years)

    Crystal has scratches so please see photos

    I did my best to capture all aspects of the watch as photos show

    Any questions contact me thru E Bay

    You will also receive the original Cuban Casino Photo of him.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-19...255164?hash=item2ad25299fc:g:a0kAAOSwL-NdRx7F

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  2. MCC

    MCC Aug 13, 2019 5:20am

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    Certainly a bit of provenance you don't expect
     
  3. rcs914

    rcs914 Aug 13, 2019 4:43pm

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    This is typically the type of fluff where you see an astronomical starting price too, so kudos to the seller for the $500 start. No, I don't think it's worth that, but it's not outside the realm of reasonability compared to where it could be.
     
  4. Rochete

    Rochete Aug 14, 2019 1:25am

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    Watch worth $100 at much being generous. Pic is just that, a pic of some ppl at a bar table many decades ago. I could buy an ordinary vintage watch for $30, add a random pic of someone during the 50s and made a similar claim. Totally ludicrous.

    Even if the story were true (leap of faith here), why would a random unknown gangster add any value to an utterly unremarkable object like that?
     
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  5. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Aug 14, 2019 7:45am

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    Not random unknown -- "A FAMOUS NEW YORK GANGSTER"

    That adds thousands to the value...
     
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  6. Rochete

    Rochete Aug 14, 2019 7:53am

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    Who is he? Do you identify him on pic? In case the depicted man was indeed an identifiable "famous gangster", where is proof that watch was his?

    About the watch, that isn't even a 40s style, I'd bet on early 60s, which could be confirmed by seeing movement... oh wait!

    If someone really wants to pay "thousands" for such a watch gimme a couple of hours and I'll make a listing like OP, pics and all.
     
    Edited Aug 14, 2019 8:11am
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  7. FREDMAYCOIN

    FREDMAYCOIN Aug 14, 2019 8:25am

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    Is that blood specs or patina on the watch?
     
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  8. iamnuts

    iamnuts Aug 14, 2019 1:57pm

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    And the winner of the best comment is (drum roll).... FREDMAYCOIN
     
  9. Joe_A

    Joe_A Aug 14, 2019 2:04pm

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    The guy who wore that watch was a house painter who also did his own carpentry.

    He knew "what it is." That's why he wore a cheap watch.

    He probably escorted a few guys to Australia as well.
     
  10. Flintlock

    Flintlock Aug 14, 2019 2:13pm

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    You beat me to that one!! I'll add, it's both.
     
  11. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Aug 14, 2019 3:52pm

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    It's the real deal, you see knife cuts on the glas! Definitely a Gangster Watch.
     
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  12. Walrus

    Walrus Aug 14, 2019 7:00pm

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    and you can use the buy it now option for only 1k. It’s a bargain at twice the price
     
  13. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Aug 14, 2019 7:07pm

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    Guy on left has that Caesar Romero look
     
  14. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Aug 15, 2019 12:15am

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  15. Mac5

    Mac5 Aug 15, 2019 3:28pm

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  16. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 16, 2019 5:25am

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    Listen Mac5, I'd advise yous to buy it, if you knows what I mean. :cautious:
     
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  17. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Aug 16, 2019 5:38am

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    Fugetaboutit
     
  18. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Aug 16, 2019 5:41am

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    Maybe I should I should make him an offer he can't refuse ;)
     
  19. inchpincher

    inchpincher Aug 16, 2019 3:52pm

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    I think I would pay more for the photo than the watch.