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  1. weekend

    weekend Dec 29, 2017

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    HeyGuys, i'm a young lad that's considering his first vintage purchase. A local watch shop has this SDV that I've had my eye on for a few days. From the research I've done, I think it's from 1965. PRICE: $695.00 USD

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    The seller didn't provide as much info as I'd like but it says:
    • Dial: Original
    • Case Size: 33mm x 6.5mm
    • Movement: 17Jewels Automatic
    • Strap: Teju Lizard
    • Era: 1960s
    What I'm wondering:
    - Thoughts?
    - Is the price too high?
    - Does that crown look right?

    any help is greatly appreciated
     
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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Dec 29, 2017

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    I wouldn't pay that without movement photos. Speaking of photos, can you get better ones?
     
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  3. weekend

    weekend Dec 29, 2017

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    Yep, in 2 or 3 days I can. Idk if they'll expose the movement for me to photograph though..
     
  4. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Dec 29, 2017

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    Then I wouldn't buy it. I would certainly ask for better photos, though.
     
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  5. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Dec 29, 2017

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    It's a front loader so taking the caseback off is not a option.
    Price isn't bad for a shop.
    As said above I would want to see the movement and find out if it was serviced.
    ( not sure if your talking about a watch shop that can service also )

    If they threw in a service with a new crystal I would jump on it ;)
     
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  6. Vanallard

    Vanallard Dec 29, 2017

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    This is a relatively small model, I’d say closer to 32mm. I’m fairly certain it has a cal. 670 movement. Not the most desireable model given it’s small size.
     
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  7. weekend

    weekend Dec 29, 2017

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    They can repair. "We have a staffed certified watchmaker with 40+ years experience."

    All their watches come w/ a 6 month service warranty
     
  8. Caliber561

    Caliber561 Dec 29, 2017

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    I personally would only pay about 200-400 dollars for it. This is a midsize De Ville, and it does not have the same "bubble" side profile that the regular De Villes exhibit. The shape is kind of distorted, and I think most would prefer the standard shape of the regular De Villes.

    I recommend you go in and look at the watch in person and ask for a picture of the side profile. If you think it all looks good, then I would definitely try and negotiate down the price.
     
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  9. weekend

    weekend Dec 29, 2017

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    thanks, I think that's the right call. I might just get a new Tissot Heritage Visodate instead
     
  10. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Dec 29, 2017

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  11. Vitezi

    Vitezi Dec 30, 2017

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