NYT article: How to buy a vintage watch(and not get fleeced)

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NYT article: How to buy a vintage watch(and not get fleeced)

#1 Post by Movintage » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:20 am

I didn't know if you read this in yesterdays' NYT and wanted to share if you didn't. Eric Wind, long time contributor at Hodinkee and one of Christie's watch specialists was interviewed.

I was saddened that this forum wasn't mentioned :cry:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/09/fashi ... .mc_c&_r=0

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#2 Post by retroworx » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:02 am

Thanks for sharing — I had missed it.
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#3 Post by diveboy » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:44 pm

No surprise this site wasn't listed in there, we focus on American Horology mainly and there's no value you in that to the modern collector as only swiss built watches are of value (sarcasm wafting off that statement), also there's no cash flowing in the pockets of people here that can be traced back to the swiss franc.... (well if there is, your doing a pretty crap job of singing the swiss national anthem! and you haven't banned my ass yet).

I say American made watch in Australia and I get looks like "are you nuts?", I say a swiss brand and Bam, you're the ducks nuts, then they all comment over the Elgin styling but they won't hold it, in case they catch something of it, whereas, when I see another rolex, yay, the inbred cousins mated again and this time it came out green... woah, that's pretty radical, did the guy that designed that get fired ?

I do love that there are others like me that collect in that sub $10,000 range... crap, I hope theres others like me that collect in that sub $100 range too, but I do agree that prices have been going up, eg, an Elgin touchdown 202 aka mermaid sold for $200-300 two years ago, the only one I have seen sell this year went for $1,100. The price of gold is coming down which means hopefully we will see the open scrapping of gold watches slow down and give collectors a chance to buy some and preserve them for the future generation.
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Re: NYT article: How to buy a vintage watch(and not get flee

#4 Post by JerseyMo » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:21 pm

well at least Timex gotten mentioned!
dials that have turned brown or “tropical” due to intense exposure to the sun and heat
okay maybe its an indirect mention but I have a number of late 1950's Marlins that have a dial with this condition of a color change.

Now I can post them for sale as Rare and Tropical :lol:
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