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I'm looking at buying a nearly brand new yet used watch.  As I'm a regular lurker in this thread I was wondering if I could get some additional help to some questions I have.  You'll forgive me if they're stupid, but I don't have the experience of everyone here.  

 

1)  The watch comes with "the full set, box, papers, etc.."  What exactly does "full set" mean?  

 

2)  Assuming the seller has a warranty card, will that "transfer" to me as the new owner?  Would the card likely have his name on it?  He seems like a pretty experienced seller.  

 

3)  Any questions I should ask?  I was thinking of asking where they purchased it.  Why they're selling it.  Should I ask if the serial numbers are intact?  Seller seems to be experienced on watch forums as I said.  Only "issue" in the listing is "slight traces of wear" on the clasp.   

 

Any and all help and advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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1. comes with everything that came in the original package
2. yes if the card is stamped by an authorized dealer. may have someone else's name on it

Which forum is it on? If the seller has a good reputation on watch forums you can be pretty certain everything that's he/she is legit.

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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post

I'm looking at buying a nearly brand new yet used watch.  As I'm a regular lurker in this thread I was wondering if I could get some additional help to some questions I have.  You'll forgive me if they're stupid, but I don't have the experience of everyone here.  

1)  The watch comes with "the full set, box, papers, etc.."  What exactly does "full set" mean?  

2)  Assuming the seller has a warranty card, will that "transfer" to me as the new owner?  Would the card likely have his name on it?  He seems like a pretty experienced seller.  

3)  Any questions I should ask?  I was thinking of asking where they purchased it.  Why they're selling it.  Should I ask if the serial numbers are intact?  Seller seems to be experienced on watch forums as I said.  Only "issue" in the listing is "slight traces of wear" on the clasp.   

Any and all help and advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!



 
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1. comes with everything that came in the original package
2. yes if the card is stamped by an authorized dealer. may have someone else's name on it

Which forum is it on? If the seller has a good reputation on watch forums you can be pretty certain everything that's he/she is legit.

 

I'll have to ask about the warranty card then.  Another question about it though, would the warranty card likely be registered with the manufacturer?

 

They are on Watchuseek.  They have 2 referrals, but there is no link to click.  They've listed their fair share on the forum, some of which say a forum member bought from them others don't specify.  An older listing on another watch has a warranty card pictured.  

 

Thanks for the reply!

 

EDIT:  He's offering Paypal in the listing and FedEx shipping.  Listing says he'll cover Paypal costs, so I'm assuming so long as I don't send it as "gift" I'll be fine.


Edited by BLAUGRANA - 9/14/15 at 1:28am
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post

I'll have to ask about the warranty card then.  Another question about it though, would the warranty card likely be registered with the manufacturer?

They are on Watchuseek.  They have 2 referrals, but there is no link to click.  They've listed their fair share on the forum, some of which say a forum member bought from them others don't specify.  An older listing on another watch has a warranty card pictured.  

Thanks for the reply!

EDIT:  He's offering Paypal in the listing and FedEx shipping.  Listing says he'll cover Paypal costs, so I'm assuming so long as I don't send it as "gift" I'll be fine.

The warranty card would get registered with the manufacturer upon the initial purchase, if from an authorized retailer.
Paypal should be safe as you're protected in case anything isn't as described
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post
 

I'm looking at buying a nearly brand new yet used watch.  As I'm a regular lurker in this thread I was wondering if I could get some additional help to some questions I have.  You'll forgive me if they're stupid, but I don't have the experience of everyone here.  

 

1)  The watch comes with "the full set, box, papers, etc.."  What exactly does "full set" mean?  

 

2)  Assuming the seller has a warranty card, will that "transfer" to me as the new owner?  Would the card likely have his name on it?  He seems like a pretty experienced seller.  

 

3)  Any questions I should ask?  I was thinking of asking where they purchased it.  Why they're selling it.  Should I ask if the serial numbers are intact?  Seller seems to be experienced on watch forums as I said.  Only "issue" in the listing is "slight traces of wear" on the clasp.   

 

Any and all help and advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

 

 

 

 

1) Depends on the manufacturer, but will include things like the warranty card, inner and outer boxes (if applicable) and any booklets/manuals and hang tags.

2) If the watch is still under warranty then you should not have any issued using the warranty if need be. If he personally bought it then it should have his name on it. If he bought it from a forum "Grey" market dealer then it likely will not unless he made arrangements with the dealer when he bought it. Don't be surprised if the warranty card is blank with no name...Omega ADs for instance hardly ever name and date them.

3) Why he is selling it really isn't important. Just make sure you ask how the watch is running/keeping time. Depending on the maker the serial numbers may or may not be easily accessible.   Rolex for instance is underneath the bracelet endlinks and some people may not be comfortable taking that off for fear of scratches. Omega for instance is stamped right on the underside of the lug and is easily read. 

Wearing a watch for a day at the office will result in scratches on the clasp. Nothing to worry about there.

 

Maybe some more detailed info on the watch may let us help a little more.

 

#1 rule is BUY THE SELLER, FIRST


Edited by tifosi - 9/14/15 at 6:10am
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#1 rule is BUY THE SELLER, FIRST

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I agree with above. Also, if you have any questions about condition, ask for more pictures. It is very important to be on the same page before pulling the trigger. If the watch was worn it will have marks, just be aware of what they are before buying.
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I have but one purchase from a WUS private seller, and it went as smoothly as I could hope for (about 5 years ago, a like new Omega 2254.50).

It was also PayPal / FedEx, for whatever that's worth.

#caveatemptor

#ireallydon'tknowlatin


Wearing this one today (old pic):


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Mark XVI is one of my favorites!
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Wearing is today on this hazy tuesday.
 

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I had fun at the Horology 101 class given by the Horological Society of NY last night. There were only 6 students in the class and we each took apart and reassembled an ETA 6497. It sells out almost instantly, but I'd definitely recommend it for anyone in the area with even a passing interest in how mechanical watches actually work.
http://www.hs-ny.org/education

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^^^Another reason to be jealous of the watch scene that's happening there in the Big Apple. Would love to do this^^^

Also saw on Hodinkee where they are holding a "collector's summit" in December.
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Plus, that movement shot gives me even more appreciation for what Panerai did in refining / dressing up the Rad 210 "engine" ...


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^I did 101 over the summer and echo your comments.

I've got 102 coming up in a couple of weeks, really looking forward to it.

Nice pic btw!
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