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Watch Descriptions with Translations (Actual Meanings)

  1. Impondering

    Impondering Doesn't actually ponder all that much. Nov 13, 2014

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    I've had a few running through my head and wanted to post. Please add yours!

    ~Rare- One of 28,624 watches on Ebay.

    ~Not a watch expert- I know more than I'm telling you.

    ~Overwound- Needs service (As per Archer).

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    Others that need translations:

    ~Recently serviced

    ~Patina

    ~From a Watchmakers Estate
     
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  2. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Nov 13, 2014

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    - Recently Serviced - I have no idea what state it's in but it seems to work fine and I have no intention of pre-servicing it for you- Or- please don't send it to a service center that will open it and find out it's a fake.
    - Patina- Same as above but - I can't be bother to polish it, you do it, to me this is just beautiful aging.
    - From a watchmakers Estate- Found it at an antique store in the east village.
     
  3. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Nov 13, 2014

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    Patina dials (1) = if it is a Rolex it is suddenly worth a lot more because an Italian has written a book about it.
    Patina dials (2) = any other make - it has some damage and I am trying to pass it off as extra unique - but no one really buys it.
     
  4. ketiljo

    ketiljo Nov 15, 2014

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    Tropical dial = damaged dial with a hefty pricetag. See last post.
    Needs a battery = I've tried one and it didn't work.
     
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  5. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Nov 16, 2014

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    Hey! Some of us like Kyltina! One WIS' damage is another's character! [​IMG]
     
  6. SeanO

    SeanO Nov 16, 2014

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    From a Watchmakers Estate - is the same as "fixer-upper" in real estate.
     
  7. Dengar

    Dengar Nov 16, 2014

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    CAPS LOCK - this watch ain't gonna sell itself
     
  8. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Nov 17, 2014

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    I posted this many years ago on Timezone:

    For the benefit of those who have not yet figured out the precise meanings of words used to describe watches on the Sales Corner, I've put together a handy quick reference guide:

    RARE = obscure, and probably undesirable

    MINTY = leaves a fresh feeling in your mouth if you suck on it for several minutes (remember though: sucking on a non-waterproof watch could cause damage to the timepiece; conversely, the safer diver's models tend to be very big, and the large crowns may scrape sensitive tissue)

    VINTAGE = manufactured sometime prior to 2000

    CLASSIC = smaller than 40mm (without crown)

    REDUCED = the seller either initially priced the item ridiculously high, or it's unlikely to be sold at any price

    REDUCED AGAIN = see above (and probably the latter)

    FINAL REDUCTION = seller will probably accept 70% of the stated "final" price, and pay postage plus the Paypal fee

    SPRING CLEANING = seller will likely accept $50.00 for the whole lot

    STUNNING = just remember that's it's quite possible to be stunned by ugliness

    BEAUTIFUL = perhaps in the eye of the beholder, who happens to be the seller

    COLLECTIBLE = somebody in the world owns more than one

    LNIB = cosmetically fine, but less accurate than a $19.00 quartz watch

    LIKE NEW = mint condition (at best)

    MINT = excellent condition (at best)

    EXCELLENT = very good condition (at best)

    VERY GOOD = good condition (at best)

    GOOD = fair condition (at best)

    FAIR = unsalvageable condition

    Finally, for most efficient browsing, keep the following tip in mind: the more exclamation points there are following a description, the less likely it is to be accurate!

    Regards,

    Tony C.
     
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