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    This person got burned.

    Not really surprising, when you see how poor the listing is.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333835083464?ul_noapp=true

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    Go on - which member of the cult has contacted this non-privateer then?!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174582562314




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    The Eddie's on ebay thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Go on - which member of the cult has contacted this non-privateer then?!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174582562314




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    I don’t know but the price goes up every time I look at the listing!

    Edit: I privateered mine back on here for the £360 I paid for it recently.
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    Needs to sell a Timefactors watch because he couldn't get hold of another Timefactors watch but won't sell to people who like Timefactors watches. OK then.

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    The Eddie's on ebay thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Go on - which member of the cult has contacted this non-privateer then?!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174582562314




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    Oh wow that escalated...

    “”Smiths PRS-29AM Air Ministry Wristwatch Watch

    by Timefactors

    NOTE ADDED: I have been approached by members of the Timefactors tz Cult to try and buy this watch. I reserve the right to refuse sale (Which is the same policy as their Leader) if I suspect a prospective buyer is a current and active Cult member.””


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    I can't believe the audacity of this guy. Looking at his sold items he seems to have sold it twice already recently but the sale has fallen through. Choosing beggers, much?

    As an aside, I had intended to bid on the white dial navigator above, and was amazed that it didn't go for more! Kicking myself at that price.

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284141371779


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    Rare one here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203243268319


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    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F284141347805

    Another one that’s double the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Rare one here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203243268319


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    Very good price. Someone should grab it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F284141347805

    Another one that’s double the original.
    30 bids - Jesus wept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    30 bids - Jesus wept.
    But only 9 bidders, and if you just count those bidding over 350, it was just 4

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    I guess some people just have more money than patience. I would just rather wait for the store to open and be right there when it goes live. That is what I have done every time. I sure am glad I was there for the black dialed Navigator. I have not seen hardly a single Navigator for sale on ebay, although I did see one on SC which is a good thing to give other members an opportunity.

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    I think people will spend the money because there are a number of positive reviews from YouTubers and that the current purchasing process seems to require more the luck of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo than patience.

    I'm sure Eddie will get on top of the latter issue in time, but if you want an Everest (or other TF watch) now, buying a new one (as with some other Microbrands - Helm got a big backlash for this and now have a waiting list) is almost impossible.

    I'd love to get a Caribbean when they're launched, but the days when you could just order up when and if it suited you seem to be gone, for now, at least.

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    A few Privateers () trying to sell Everest’s for silly money:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284141347805

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363257407117

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373426061643


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    Navigator still at a sane price of £507.50:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Timefacto...W/284144054471

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Navigator still at a sane price of £507.50:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Timefacto...W/284144054471
    I think that might be one that has been in the sales section for a few weeks without any takers. I kept looking at it but resisted, just!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    I think that might be one that has been in the sales section for a few weeks without any takers. I kept looking at it but resisted, just!
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smiths-PR...S/203241654907

    that one went at retail price, I've seen another one sold slightly over. I believe the navigator is going to be a slow burner: is not as popular as the Everest yet, and maybe never will, but it is a truly excellent watch.
    Maybe not as much a crowd-pleaser being manual and not Rolex-like, but excellent anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Navigator still at a sane price of £507.50:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Timefacto...W/284144054471
    In the long term, the Everest will always be more popular than the Navigator. Who ever heard of the Mk11 outside enthusiast circles?
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    Bought the Navigator before deciding to successfully try my luck securing one of the last black dial Everest's before Xmas.

    Took me a little while to come round to the qualities of the Everest but now I've have one its getting far more wrist time than the Nav, feels a little more comfortable on the wrist and particularly since switching to a leather wrist strap.

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Timefacto....m46890.l49292

    Bidding up to £780 so far on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed875 View Post
    Bought the Navigator before deciding to successfully try my luck securing one of the last black dial Everest's before Xmas.

    Took me a little while to come round to the qualities of the Everest but now I've have one its getting far more wrist time than the Nav, feels a little more comfortable on the wrist and particularly since switching to a leather wrist strap.
    My experience was just the opposite, maybe the novelty effect is the one to blame 😅.
    Anyway, they are both great watches, deciding between the two is a nice headache to have.

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184625136972




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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Very good price. Someone should grab it.
    Someone grabbed it for more than Eddie's price (1195 v 1185)!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Timefactors...torefresh=true
    Last edited by wbilly; 17th January 2021 at 19:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbilly View Post
    Someone grabbed it for more than Eddie's price (1195 v 1185)!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Timefactors...torefresh=true
    It was quite a bit less than Eddie's price. I'm sure I paid more than £1000 for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
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    I love the description:

    “It is an early model with a 36 mm case that is faithful to the original, a rug that kills squirrels, and a plastic windshield”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    I love the description:

    “It is an early model with a 36 mm case that is faithful to the original, a rug that kills squirrels, and a plastic windshield”.
    All you could ever want, and more, it would appear!


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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    It was quite a bit less than Eddie's price. I'm sure I paid more than £1000 for mine.
    My bad. Was looking at USD.

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    That mk1 everest made strong money imo.

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    Is Armida part of the Smith's, Precista etc. group now Eddie? I suppose you should be flattered...


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143926104373

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post
    Is Armida part of the Smith's, Precista etc. group now Eddie? I suppose you should be flattered...


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    I'm sure that was tongue in cheek, Armida has nothing whatsoever to do with Time Factors.

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    I don't understand why people like to put names or descriptions in a listing that does not pertain to the item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'm sure that was tongue in cheek, Armida has nothing whatsoever to do with Time Factors.

    Eddie

    Of course, just jesting. As an aside though, Timefactors are on the up and up on Ebay. Once they turned up on saved searches probably once every 2/3 weeks, now its pretty much daily with a premium to boot. You should be an adviser to Rolex.

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    Many of the "Eddie's" on eBay seem to be offered by entrepreneurs (I was told to call them that, rather than day-traders or worse .....) The pieces that I am most interested in are probably held by true fans and do not come up for sale. I have been on the look-out for a PRS-15 Lady Speedbird but never saw one come up for sale in 10+ years. The interest is no longer there after my wife passed 3+ years ago.

    It is a shame that these entrepreneurs disrupt the "supply chain" and that the true aficionados are left high and dry facing the dilemma of not having a particular model in the collection or paying an obscene premium for said model(s). Sad all around, but it is the world we live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHe225 View Post
    Many of the "Eddie's" on eBay seem to be offered by entrepreneurs (I was told to call them that, rather than day-traders or worse .....) The pieces that I am most interested in are probably held by true fans and do not come up for sale. I have been on the look-out for a PRS-15 Lady Speedbird but never saw one come up for sale in 10+ years. The interest is no longer there after my wife passed 3+ years ago.

    It is a shame that these entrepreneurs disrupt the "supply chain" and that the true aficionados are left high and dry facing the dilemma of not having a particular model in the collection or paying an obscene premium for said model(s). Sad all around, but it is the world we live in.
    I know what you mean and I have called a few of them out on it and they always say it's supply and demand. I am sorry that you were unable to pick one up but I am truly sorry for your loss of your wife.
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    ..... I am truly sorry for your loss of your wife.
    Thank you, kneadking, appreciate the kind words.

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    Just shows that dealers/profiteers are ruining this hobby at every level.

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    The Eddie's on ebay thread.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114649612061

    PRS-B for anyone looking...


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    Last edited by TheGent; 25th January 2021 at 15:08.

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    Watches Are Now Jewellery, eeew !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    These have always been the best buy (pricewise) out of all Eddies watches IMHO. Which is strange, because they are one of his best, yet go for such comparatively low prices. You don't see them that often on the forum and I've always wondered how many were speculatively bought on the back of the meteoric price rises of the original Dreadnought. Still available of course, and I've really enjoyed owning mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Just shows that dealers/profiteers are ruining this hobby at every level.
    It's an issue in loads of industries at the moment it seems (bikes, games & tech, watches +++). Anything that is even slightly supply constrained attracts scalping that created more supply / demand issues and leads to high prices.
    It's been exacerbated by Covid with supply issues, but also lots of home workers now having more time & money to do something with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamakazie! View Post
    It's an issue in loads of industries at the moment it seems (bikes, games & tech, watches +++). Anything that is even slightly supply constrained attracts scalping that created more supply / demand issues and leads to high prices.
    It's been exacerbated by Covid with supply issues, but also lots of home workers now having more time & money to do something with.
    True story - trying to buy fence paint in the summer last year was ridiculous!


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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353371107114


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353371107114


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    That won’t hang around for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    That won’t hang around for long.
    No that’s what I was thinking. Seems more ‘fairly priced’ that other listings.


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    A PRS-52 Baby Dreadnought with very poor pictures went for £520....


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    A PRS-52 Baby Dreadnought with very poor pictures went for £520....


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    Photos were dreadful and yet a premium price reached, unless shilled. A couple of weeks ago this one as new sold for £369 with better pics. Ebay can be a fickle place sometimes.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154289558882

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post
    Photos were dreadful and yet a premium price reached, unless shilled. A couple of weeks ago this one as new sold for £369 with better pics. Ebay can be a fickle place sometimes.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154289558882
    Yes it can be a fickle place, there’s a Dreadnought Voyager on for £425 that’s hanging about still for a fair price.


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    I don't understand why people like to put names or descriptions in a listing that does not pertain to the item.
    So that the item shows up in search for something else.

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