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05-02-2012, 03:33 AM #1
Why Vintage watches so cheap?
Don't these seem legitimate? Why so cheap? Are vintage military watches not as expensive as one would think?
OMEGA SEAMASTER 30 MEN'S WRISTWATCH - MILITARY STYLE - VINTAGE | eBay
ZENITH ~ Vintage Huge Rare Military WW1 era Swiss wristwatch, triple signed | eBay
Vintage OMEGA Ref.121 Cal. 23.4 Mod Depose Early Military Waterproof | eBayAudaces fortuna iuvat.
05-02-2012, 04:00 AM #2
The condition of a watch affects the value drastically. In this case, the faces don't seem to be in amazing shape. Also, the posts say they are in "good" working order at best, so they'll need to be serviced. I'd also do my research on what they are, and what they're worth. I've learned not to make assumptions in the watch world
As a general rule with ebay...you tend to get what you pay for. But then again, the first is $100...what do you have to lose?"A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns."BMW 335i Coupé / Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (2900.50.91)
05-02-2012, 02:36 PM #3
Modern Omega and Zenith timepieces typically see a huge depreciation hit. Most of their vintage models are no different in terms of perceived value/worth.
Vintage Patek, Rolex and Panerai with Rolex movements are typically a different beast entirely.......When I'm not here, I'm slinging IT infrastructure or gone golfing
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05-02-2012, 04:01 PM #4
Great replies, thanks guysAudaces fortuna iuvat.
05-04-2012, 02:30 AM #5
There are a lot of vintage Omegas and Rolexes that go for way higher than they should. It's a dice throw on ebay.
05-04-2012, 06:30 AM #6
Ebay has nothing to do with the answer. The same values will be found on WUS and the vintage watch sites. You gotta keep in mind that in 1960 a solid gold Longine or similar sold for about $200. So in reality they have appreciated quite a bit. If a "nice" model solid gold watch sold for $200 what did everything else sell for? This is just using 1960 as an example, how about 1955 1950 1940 etc. etc. cheaper cheaper and cheaper. So add the fact that the companies made boat loads and you can better understand current values.
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Last edited by Salduchi; 05-04-2012 at 08:45 AM.