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I would never tire of that, either. Beautiful.

Is that a TOPO Designs bag in the background?

Well-spotted! My TOPO is one of my go-to bags for short hauls.
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Well-spotted! My TOPO is one of my go-to bags for short hauls.
Nice! I use their "Mountain Briefcase" for work. It's the same green as your bag. So that, the red cord and the leather patch clued me in.
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Hi guys, I'm pretty new to the watch scene and was wondering if you could give me a little, um, unusual help. This post by Belligero made think of getting a Sinn 556i. A few days ago, one came up on Watchuseek for a really good price, but the seller, Ottovonn, hasn't responded to my pms, probably because I'm a noob there. My watch guru, in stitches, suggested I post here to see if any of you are bigwigs there and might be able to pm the seller to reassure him that I'm trustworthy. Pls. don't hesitate to pm me if you think you could help. Much appreciated.
post #33214 of 48312
I never met a seller that would decline a wire transfer. Maybe offer that. Unless someone here knows him. Do you know anyone in NYC that could get it for you in person?
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Ya'll bros better help my man emptym. Dont make me look bad.
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Gotta assume you got an eBay account with good feedback. Tell him your username and have him message you via eBay. Otherwise, post more on WUS, or offer to wire payment. PayPal apparently does auto review for high value transfers now, and this seems to "spook" some sellers.
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Thanks guys. I do have a brother in NYC, but he has an infant and I'd hate to bug him. But it could be an option.

I did send him my eBay ID, which is over ten yrs old w/ 100% positive feedback. Wire transfer's a good idea, although he stipulated Paypal to CONUS in the ad.
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Hi guys, I'm pretty new to the watch scene and was wondering if you could give me a little, um, unusual help. This post by Belligero made think of getting a Sinn 556i. A few days ago, one came up on Watchuseek for a really good price, but the seller, Ottovonn, hasn't responded to my pms, probably because I'm a noob there. My watch guru, in stitches, suggested I post here to see if any of you are bigwigs there and might be able to pm the seller to reassure him that I'm trustworthy. Pls. don't hesitate to pm me if you think you could help. Much appreciated.

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I never met a seller that would decline a wire transfer. Maybe offer that. Unless someone here knows him. Do you know anyone in NYC that could get it for you in person?
Ottovonn has been around WUS for a long time. Not sure if he is ignoring you because you are a noob, but I dunno. I would PM him again. I think Cant kill da Rooster is right when he suggests a wire. For the seller, I don't believe there is any risk. I never ask for references when I am selling. If I get the money I send the watch. It's different when I am buying. I want to make sure the watch is going to show up on my doorstep.

I believe I was just looking at that same watch...haha.
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Happy July TWAT!

I love all my recent Rolex dive watch acquisitions, and rotate through them regularly. Still, if there had to be JUST ONE...

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^^ I agree. Probably the perfect, modern Rolex sport watch.
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Just about a year old to me.

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^^ Great looking watch. I am still obsessed with the Ti Blue model.
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And the obsession with Spring Drive continues...

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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Hi guys, I'm pretty new to the watch scene and was wondering if you could give me a little, um, unusual help. This post by Belligero made think of getting a Sinn 556i. A few days ago, one came up on Watchuseek for a really good price, but the seller, Ottovonn, hasn't responded to my pms, probably because I'm a noob there. My watch guru, in stitches, suggested I post here to see if any of you are bigwigs there and might be able to pm the seller to reassure him that I'm trustworthy. Pls. don't hesitate to pm me if you think you could help. Much appreciated.

Hey emptym! Second the suggestion for wire transfer, as the seller then has pretty much no risk. You might be exposed though, so as long as you're okay with that.

I'm no bigwig on WUS but I'm happy to help out (PM him or whatever) if you need. I have a lot of references on WUS having sold a lot of watches there.
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Hey guys... check out what I picked up at the local flea market that day.. A dime-store clock!



ok just kidding... just wanted to post up a cool pic from when I visited Parmigiani in Switzerland. This special clock was on display for a few days, as the owner had sent it in for repair and servicing. This was a one-off that Michel Parmigiani did for him about two decades ago, and I was told that this was likely the only time the clock would enter the public eye.

After which my dreams of picking it up as an alarm clock were dashed...







The whole thing is heavily enamelled and diamond encrusted. They told me it took a heck of a long time to make - something like an entire year (give or take a few decades probably smile.gif)

Some more humble (relatively anyway) Parmigiani clocks, with an 8 day movement



And the gorgeous new JLC chocolate Reverso



And an antique JLC made for the Maharajah of somewhere-istan

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