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    An Interesting Vintage Rolex

    Went for a wander through Argyll Arcade today and came across this little beauty…





    Wee bit pricey even with that pedigree?

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    No idea on the price, but I think all watches are overpriced. Bloody gorgeous piece though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhexagon View Post
    Went for a wander through Argyll Arcade today and came across this little beauty…





    Wee bit pricey even with that pedigree?
    Did a primary school child paint that dial?😱

    Foggy

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    I couldn't wear that in a month of Sundays, it's bloody awful.

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    It sticks out a bit when compared to the other watches in the picture.
    A fair bit more expensive than anything else in the window display I would have thought.
    A very slim chance of a walk in buyer I would guess

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    If they're going to charge that much at least get his name right!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Killy

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    In fact clicking my link, he won his medals in 1968!! He was 10 in 1953

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
    In fact clicking my link, he won his medals in 1968!! He was 10 in 1953
    Lol! Maybe the watch is from then? My vintage Rolex knowledge is sketchy

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    These auction results would seem to indicate the seller is just a tad optimistic!

    https://www.collectorsquare.com/en/w...hronograph/lpi

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    Almost exactly two years ago; a thread about the same watch -

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?454532-EEEK!
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    The seller should put it on SC. There are dealers there that don’t like to reduce prices, even after 2 years…

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    The same shop had a (Lange?) B-Uhr on offer for a crazy price. (There may have been a thread about that as well, but I CBA looking!)

    I don't think the intention is to sell, it's to generate publicity.
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    I went in to that dealer pre Covid. They had (or quite possibly still have) a cracker of a manually wound vintage Rolex Oyster with black dial. It was advertised as being 70's and it was priced at £2100. They were going to take £1800 for it. I checked the year of manufacture and I mentioned to them that it was 1966. The following day it had England World Cup winning year splashed all over it and it was now £2800. They really are a bunch of utter tw@ts.
    Last edited by j111dja; 21st July 2021 at 13:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
    If they're going to charge that much at least get his name right!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Killy
    Pretty poor show.....but then they can't even spell Valjoux, which is even worse for a watch dealer?!

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    I wonder why they spelt ‘Kily’ wrong two years ago, but changed the sign so that ‘Clade’ is spelt wrong this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfat33 View Post
    I wonder why they spelt ‘Kily’ wrong two years ago, but changed the sign so that ‘Clade’ is spelt wrong this time?
    Bunch of chancers.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Any prospective watch purchaser following the old adage "buy the seller" would be steering well clear.

    For that kind of money, would you buy a house from someone who couldn't spell kitchen, or a classic car from someone who couldn't spell Ferrari?
    Last edited by boywithabubblegun; 21st July 2021 at 15:39.

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    Christ

    Quite aside from the price, that's absolutely shagged

    At some point you have to face facts and have these things (properly) restored, IMO...

    I get the whole 'originality' thing, but that currently looks terrible

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    They have a lot of interesting vintage watches in window all at very optimistic prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Side of The Loon View Post
    Christ

    Quite aside from the price, that's absolutely shagged

    At some point you have to face facts and have these things (properly) restored, IMO...

    I get the whole 'originality' thing, but that currently looks terrible
    Change the name on the dial and it would be lucky to get £500 on eBay

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    Not sure why they feel the need to include pennies on the ticket.

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