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Watches - Lets see what you could have won thread

  1. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Jan 2, 2017

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    I always find it interesting seeing good deals out there that I may have missed. This goes for auction sites like ebay or sales on various forums. Threads like these could be good way of keeping track of prices perhaps as well, but more importantly it gives a space to comment on various watches, leave feedback and ask questions about sold bargains.

    This sold while I was sleeping, which is a good thing, as it would have been hard not to BIN it.

    Omega 3569.31 APOLLO 11 35th Anniversary Edition - BIN was $5100, which I think is great price considering these dont come up too often for sale. And when they do, price is north of $8K from what I saw. It also looks to be a real deal, and not a 3570 conversion.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Speed...5th-Anniversary-Edition-3569-31-/311772063297

    Please do feel free to post up non-omega watches. It is supposed to be fun and informative thread for all makes and models.
     
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  2. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie Jan 2, 2017

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    This DSSD was incorrectly labelled as a sea dweller 16600, was being sold locally and from the photos seemed authentic but could have easily inspected it in person.

    The only thing that I was apprehensive about was that up until the ad I had little interest in a DSSD, which started to grow on me after research but I still didn't know 100% about the thickness. I guess I couldn't justify spending the $$ just because it seemed too cheap or that it may have been to good to be true without seeing one in person.

    I probably should have tried to flip it and then purchase an SD or Sub but am not confident enough in my ability to authenticate a rolex in person.

    http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Rolex-Sea-Dweller-16600-Wristwatch-/252706166164?nav=WATCHING_ENDED
     
  3. Buck2466

    Buck2466 Jan 2, 2017

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  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 2, 2017

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    Mentioned this several times before - an 18k rose gold 30L Flagship from the late 50's that sold for $735-ish. I figured I'd steal it for $700-ish. I should have put in $950 minimum.
     
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  5. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Jan 2, 2017

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  6. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Jan 2, 2017

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    I know 0 about Rolex watches, but would be nice for someone that does know to chime in and fill in the blanks on this one. Wonder if it was the real deal.
     
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  7. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie Jan 2, 2017

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    Yea I should have been a little more proactive asking on the forum, but I didn't want to buy the watch because it was 'cheap' *cough*
     
  8. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jan 3, 2017

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    How about we DON'T rip up the old wounds and think of all the great deals we've missed?? :(
     
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  9. GuiltyBoomerang

    GuiltyBoomerang Jan 3, 2017

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    Agree, that Seiko Monopusher for $570 earlier cut me deep...
     
  10. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jan 3, 2017

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    w154 Jan 3, 2017

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  12. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 3, 2017

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    What device ? , Your half my age and if you have issues i don't want to go near one :cautious:
     
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  13. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jan 3, 2017

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    An iPhone. I don't own a smartphone myself, so I'm unused to touch screens etc. It didn't help that the count-down timer apparently was off. It was at circa 20 seconds remaining when I entered my bid and when I had to confirm, it had gone to 3! Naturally, it didn't register my bid in time :(
     
  14. gostang9

    gostang9 Jan 3, 2017

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    Reading these regret stories makes me glad to be a fan of newer/modern watches that can be purchased anytime at AD's or readily available from resellers at consistent prices.
     
  15. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jan 3, 2017

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    Where there's true passion, there's lost love and regrets. You're missing out, mate :)
     
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  16. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Jan 3, 2017

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  18. SpeedyAV

    SpeedyAV Jan 5, 2017

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    iPhones are very user friendly smartphones, you won't be disappointed if you get used to one. I basically use mine like a small computer for everything, taking videos/photos, and GPS. The only problem with them is that after about 1 year they turn into a POS brick that has to be plugged into the outlet ALL day long so that it can be used. It becomes very difficult to use one after 1 years time so you are FORCED to upgrade to prevent smashing your 1 year old iPhone with a hammer. I wish the folks at Apple would spend more time "inventing" a battery that will last more than 1 year after use.