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  1. nightowl

    nightowl Feb 6, 2016

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    So this is not the right time to mention my grandfather's must de Cartier prototype that had a quartz movement and was gold-plated? :eek:
     
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  2. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 6, 2016

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    You can. We are not that polite as company goes.
     
  3. Severin

    Severin Feb 8, 2016

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  4. nightowl

    nightowl Feb 8, 2016

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    By the way - did anyone figure out where the polerouter.de-guy went?
     
  5. Severin

    Severin Feb 8, 2016

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    If memory serves, i've seen a posting here and there (perhaps even on this forum) that indicated the gentleman was ailing and, sadly, may have passed away.

    Do let us know if you find out.

    Also, if anyone could take a second look at the piece I posted above and give me your take on whether that's a date window in the crystal or not. My eyes sometimes play tricks on me and I can't tell with this one from my blackberry. Thanks in advance.
     
  6. nightowl

    nightowl Feb 8, 2016

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    That would be sad news. So far I've only tried sending diffrent emails based on his whois.

    No date window on the crystal as far as I can tell. Are you tempted?
     
  7. Severin

    Severin Feb 8, 2016

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    Tempted, yes, but I am also practical enough and increasingly patient to pass at this time. I wouldn't be surprised if anyone here with better purchasing parity picked it up. How about you?
     
  8. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Feb 8, 2016

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    $1,500 is definitely a dealer price... Wait on Ebay for a straight auction one and you'll get it for less than half.
     
  9. Severin

    Severin Feb 8, 2016

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    In other news, saw this referenced on another forum. Please file under "why?" or perhaps under the "Polerouter knock-offs" thread as, in a post-modern twist, an example of a Polerouter paying homage to itself: image_1454924569908.jpg image_1454924562459.jpg image_1454924533316.jpg :
     
  10. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 8, 2016

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    Severin Feb 8, 2016

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  12. nightowl

    nightowl Feb 8, 2016

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    I'm holding out for either (or all) of the more classic Polerouters, white, silver or black dial, bombe lugs, in excellent condition, and/or a nice Polerouter Jet.


    But why? ::facepalm1::
     
  13. nightowl

    nightowl Feb 9, 2016

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    Something I've been thinking about and would like to ask the more seasoned collectors here about, is the italians. Yes, known for sprezzatura and wonderful food, but also, it seems, wanting about 4x the market value of gold UG watches. Is that an Italian thing, or am I simply seeing more gold UG watches from Italy than from any other country?
     
  14. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 9, 2016

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    I guess the further south in Europe you travel, the more inclined toward gold watches people become.
    As for prices I assume there is always room for some bargaining. :confused:
     
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  15. nightowl

    nightowl Feb 9, 2016

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    Could it also be that many of them are jewellers, and look at the watches from that point of view? Differences in bargaining cultures could probably be important as well.
     
  16. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 9, 2016

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    My impression is that several Italians are very eager and knowledgeable collectors.
    UG has a very high standing it seems.
     
  17. 88cut

    88cut Feb 13, 2016

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    aap Feb 13, 2016

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    ELV web Feb 13, 2016

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    Dre Feb 14, 2016

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