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  1. watchsikher

    watchsikher Nov 20, 2017

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  2. Mazoue

    Mazoue Nov 20, 2017

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  3. ELV web

    ELV web Nov 20, 2017

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  4. Florent

    Florent Nov 20, 2017

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    I would personnaly not wear this watch, even for an hour :confused: The dial is way to damaged
     
  5. rosspo

    rosspo Nov 20, 2017

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    But it comes with the original owner's pilot license!
     
  6. Florent

    Florent Nov 20, 2017

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    I would rather wear the pilot license tan the watch ::bleh::::psy::
     
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  7. 10H10

    10H10 Nov 20, 2017

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    Nice watch unfortunately the dial is way gone...
     
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  8. Overgrower

    Overgrower Nov 21, 2017

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  9. billving

    billving Nov 23, 2017

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    I was told “a young buyer on eBay and a fail in my shipping cost”.

    I’m really not sure what that means?
     
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  10. 10H10

    10H10 Nov 23, 2017

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    Guess that he want's more... :confused:
     
  11. Mazoue

    Mazoue Nov 23, 2017

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    Sounds like an inexperienced buyer chose not to follow through with the transaction and that some sort of discrepancy over shipping costs was used as an excuse.
     
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  12. Eddy

    Eddy Nov 23, 2017

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    For the shipping costs, I can understand... He proposed a payment Paypal with hand delivery...really dangerous.
    Without tracking number, the buyer can turn around against the seller, open a dispute on Paypal and say that he has never received the watch.
    The seller is left penniless and without watch. :eek:
     
  13. Overgrower

    Overgrower Nov 24, 2017

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    Nina sold for $19,916 USD. Do you guys feel the market for them recently has dropped pretty significantly?
     
  14. Mazoue

    Mazoue Nov 25, 2017

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    I'll leave others to comment on the market value of these watches.

    The fact that the final price was roughly 10,000 Euros less than the last time this watch was sold on eBay reflects the loss in confidence of potential buyers as a result of the watch returning to the market for reasons largely unknown following the previous sale.
     
  15. Diabolik

    Diabolik Nov 25, 2017

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    The question is "what is anything worth" ...

    1. The seller sets the asking price. The asking price can be anything he likes a dollar or a million.
    2. What the buyer is willing to pay

    Asking price is rarely achieved as in most cases there is some haggling and final sale price is agreed.

    Many factors (personal and other) can influence final sale price and what we see frequently is deals that are no where near what is considered to be the true value of the watch as in this particular case.

    When selling, I always set a price that is based on previous sales and auctions and always leave a little room for haggling. I also set a lower figure and will not let it go below that. I do the same when I buy. There is a top figure and once i reach it, that is it.

    The nina is a rare and unusual watch. One sure thing is that the number of ninas on the planet is only going south. I would not have sold the nina at that price unless I urgently needed cash for another deal but who knows what went on behind the scenes.

    As the old saying goes though, "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" and that also applies to cash, better $100 in my pocket than a $200 watch.
     
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  16. 10H10

    10H10 Nov 26, 2017

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    IMHO, I think that currently there is a "bubble" with the late 60' UG chronos. :cautious:
     
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  17. Diabolik

    Diabolik Nov 26, 2017

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    There could be ...

    However, UG is still quite reasonably priced compared to other houses. A good example is
    Heuer, ulysse nardin and others; is a 1969 third gen 2446M autavia worth 35k ?

    Prices like that make UG chronos look like an absolute bargain!
     
  18. Mazoue

    Mazoue Nov 27, 2017

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    I have three inexpensive UG watches selling this evening on eBay. Please accept my apology as I'm fairly sure it's not the done thing to draw attention to one's own watches for sale. I mention only because I think I listed them incorrectly and I understand that international buyers cannot easily find the items.

    In return for this transgression, I would be happy to offer free shipping to forum users.

    If you search for the following eBay item numbers then hopefully you should be able to find the items.

    Steel Polerouter - eBay item 382289994958
    1960s steel Square - eBay item 382289964101
    1950s steel dress watch - eBay item 382290004949
     
  19. Jonatan

    Jonatan Nov 27, 2017

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    The only work if you go to the UK eBay site.
     
  20. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Nov 27, 2017

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    Why didn’t you try selling here first? Personally, I would have been tempted by the Polerouter Date, but the coffers are now empty fora while.

    GLWS - I hope you realise the proper market value for these.:)