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Glaser Duffel Bag on eBay-ended today

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Just wondering if anyone else here on the forum had noticed or was watching/bidding on this beautiful example of Myrons leatherwork?

I asked the seller how old the bag was, since it wasn't listed in the auction, even though it looks to be in amazing condition. I was surprised that he was willing to publish the question on the auction thread, because that no doubt would influence bidders top price they'd be willing to pay. I know it changed mine.

I wouldn't be surprised if the seller makes 50-65% of his investment back on the bag. I wonder what they went for back in 94-97? They now sell for $808 new after taxes, here in CA.
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Just wondering if anyone else here on the forum had noticed or was watching/bidding on this beautiful example of Myrons leatherwork?
I asked the seller how old the bag was, since it wasn't listed in the auction, even though it looks to be in amazing condition. I was surprised that he was willing to publish the question on the auction thread, because that no doubt would influence bidders top price they'd be willing to pay. I know it changed mine.
I wouldn't be surprised if the seller makes 50-65% of his investment back on the bag. I wonder what they went for back in 94-97? They now sell for $808 new after taxes, here in CA.

That's such a raging bargain. I really wanted to purchase one of his briefcases when I still lived in California, but for some reason I couldn't get over the logo. Instead I bought a more expensive SAB case, which I suspect isn't as nice. Live and learn.
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If I were to get a custom order, I'd have the logo placed a bit higher than where it sits. But other than that, they are an amazing thing to see first hand. Completely made by hand. Highest quality materials. I was just curious if anybody else here was looking at it. I'll probably pick it up Friday, since it was sold locally.
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Tried adding it in on the original post. but decided not to. All you're going to see is a very tiny pic. I won the auction. Since it's local, I'll likely pick it up Friday, and if I do then, I'll take some pics to share.

Also, I think I'll put a quick call into Myron and ask what would be the best way to condition the bag, if it's 10 years old, and not stiff, it shouldn't be a problem, If it's old, stiff and cracked, it's going back returned as an item not as described.

I remember when we did the Styleforum meetup at Glaser designs, ( one of my favorite meetups) he mentioned using the cheapest cans of aerosol shaving cream, I believe. Or perhaps it was cheap hand lotion. Not sure, so that's why I'm going to call him today.
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Just got off the phone with Myron's son. It's Nivea Hand Lotion, the original formula. Perfect for leather preservation, in his professional opinion.
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Just got off the phone with Myron's son. It's Nivea Hand Lotion, the original formula. Perfect for leather preservation, in his professional opinion.

That is what I use on my Glaser bag (per their recommendation), and it has worked well in my experience.

Aaron
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Picked up the bag tonight after work. The guy lives 5 blocks from my hospital where I work. It looks and feels brand new. The leather is supple, there isn't a single scratch on the thing other than some mild marks on the bottom brass feet, you couldn't tell it's even been used. Soft medium brown with a slight pebble grain texture, looks like it was bought yesterday. Just got home and am too friggin tired to take pictures now, but I will tomorrow or Friday when I'm off work.

It's bigger than what I mentally pictured. I'm going to get a ton of use out of it. It's perfect for carry on, and will haul all my gear that I drag with me to work( I work 12 hour shifts and carry a lot of shit unfortunately).

Now I guess I need to transfer all my papers and gear out of my Filson and put that up on B&S. My laptop will fit in this Glaser, with room for my lunch bag and stethescope and other crap.

Score of the year. And maybe I had some good karma coming to me, I drove away, got about 2 blocks away and reached for where I thought I left my cell and couldn't find it. Tore the car apart on the side of the road in a residential area here in San Fran, couldn't find it. Got all the way home in Pacifica to email the guy I bought the bag off of on eBay, to ask if perhaps it fell out in his drive way ( my keys fell out of my hoodie pocket when I reached back into my car to compare the Filson to the Glaser) and so, I was hoping that he had found it and picked it up. I emailed him, no luck, He didn't see it. It's a brand new 4G cell that I got two weeks ago ( $650 retail Droid Bionic) so I was a little depressed to say the least.It really was putting a damper on what was an awesome friggin evening. I've never lost anything valuable. I wasn't sure if it would allow someone to answer a call to it, since it's locked ( I haven't figured out all the features) but luckily, when I called, a girl with a cute voice answered and told me she found it about 10 feet from where I parked in the guys driveway. I drove a half hour back in the city and tried to give her $20 as a thank you. She wouldn't even accept that. Hot little college chick came out to meet me and give me my cell. This really turned out to be a great friggin day!

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I'm one lucky Mo-Fo.
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