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I have an opportunity to purchase a JLC ultra thin moon from 2012 with full box and papers for around £3300 or $4600. The watch requires a new strap but apart from that appears to be in perfectly good condition. 

 

I know a new strap runs to around $300 or so. Would anyone be able to advise me of anything to be cautious of here with regards to this watch? It seems a pretty good deal given it is circa 50% of AD price, not considering any discount. Best discounted price I can find for new seems to be £5200 or so. 

 

Much appreciated! 

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Question for the veterans: How open are most vendors of pre-owned watches to price negotiation, particularly when a watch has gone unsold for several months? What percentage below list should you start negotiations to get the best price without insulting the seller?

I always prefer to get an offer, even low. You never know. Sometimes I list things at way more than I'm actually willing to sell them at and sometimes I list at my bottom line -- just depends on the circumstances. Can't hurt to ask IMHO. The only thing that I expect is that someone not waste my time negotiating unless they're actually ready to do the deal.

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Just got this one in. It's an oldie but goodie. This was one of the breakthrough watches that Max Busser created with Peter Speake-Marin when he totally turned around Harry Winston. The case is a bit funky, but very elegant even at 40mm. Those lugs are articulating, and it's a SUPER heavy chunk of platinum. As technically indefensible as tourbillons are, I still can't help but love them

 

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My favorite JLC just came up for sale, and it's a rare bird. baldy[1].gif
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If some kind of change is coming, even if we don't necessarily think we need it, perhaps we will simply have to work with what comes and again make it our own type of thread/forum.  Everyone here who contributes to this thread has made it what it is, be it through photos, experience/knowledge, or even their sense of humor.  
 
As for the FAQ, I rarely read those on other forums, so I'm not opposed to there being one.  If it helps a Newbie great, and if not, since I probably didn't read it then its no big deal to me anyway. If as Fok suggested, the next version of this thread starts with the last 25-50 post, its unlikely most of our regular contributors or lurkers will read the FAQ section except maybe out of curiosity.  
I'm sure regardless of whether there is a FAQs section or not, we will get people posting questions that could be answered either using the FAQ or search function.  As always it will be up to us to choose how to respond (in the past, frequently covered topics have been responded to politely and there is no reason for that to change).  Over time opinions and information can change and  even if something is covered in the FAQs, perhaps at times a topic should still need to be addressed.  I never mind answering the same question or topic several times. However, there are some topics that have really been discussed quite thoroughly and those original discussions would perhaps benefit the person posing the question.  Therefore, I wouldn't mind if the GO Pano vs. Lange 1 topic ended up in the FAQ section (made up perhaps from past discussions found in this thread).  It has been discussed several times in great depth, and there are valid points defending each, but as DLjr points out it has become a rather exhausting topic.  

 

Wait, so, what's your choice - GO Pano or Lange 1?

 

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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Role...

It's been forever since I checked this thread, and even longer than that since I posted. Just back read through about 300 messages.

 

@mimo, are you really starting a breakaway thread / FAQ section...?

This one on my wrist for the last few days. This is the last Omega I'll be buying from boutiques - decent service from the rep that helped us, but the way they've handled production, distribution, and communication of the 45th anniversary Snoopy Speedmaster has been atrocious and upset not just clients but also a lot of dealers.

Still, am I happy I've had my Snoopy since last Thanksgiving? Hell, yes.

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^ Weird and wonderful.
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Wait, so, what's your choice - GO Pano or Lange 1?

 

:fistbump:

:devil:  

Trying to start a bit of :fence:  

 

Welcome back bro!  

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Originally Posted by jamesryan123 View Post

I have an opportunity to purchase a JLC ultra thin moon from 2012 with full box and papers for around £3300 or $4600. The watch requires a new strap but apart from that appears to be in perfectly good condition. 

I know a new strap runs to around $300 or so. Would anyone be able to advise me of anything to be cautious of here with regards to this watch? It seems a pretty good deal given it is circa 50% of AD price, not considering any discount. Best discounted price I can find for new seems to be £5200 or so. 

Much appreciated! 

Nice watch. Is this online or in person? If in person, i'd bring a loupe to look at the case dial and hands. Look for signs of water damage (corroded hands, dial spotting, etc.). Make sure the lume is intact and not flaking. Flaking lume could provide problems with the movement. Verify the deployant (if applicable) is authentic. Finally, the watch is less than 5 years old. Even on the most aggressive service schedules, the case back should have not have been open by now. I'd look for signs to the contrary.

BTW - You could get a Camille Fournet strap, which happens to be the OEM manufacturer for JLC, for considerably less.
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My favorite JLC just came up for sale, and it's a rare bird. baldy[1].gif

Out of curiosity, which watch is this? You can speak generally if needed (Rervso, Master Compressor, etc. etc.)
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It's not the same here without you, Frilly. Welcome back smile.gif
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Out of curiosity, which watch is this? You can speak generally if needed (Rervso, Master Compressor, etc. etc.)

Reverso Tribute to 1948. I won't be buying.

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Still like the 976 :D

 

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BTW - You could get a Camille Fournet strap, which happens to be the OEM manufacturer for JLC, for considerably less.

 

Any recommended sites/shops for them?  

 

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Reverso Tribute to 1948. I won't be buying.

 

 

They've done a few nice Reversos the past couple of years and this is easily one of the best.  

 

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This guy doesn't get too much wear these days but it always puts a smile on my face
 

 

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Man of the World is offering 25% off through the 15th.  Watches are working with the code and they look to have some nice straps.  Not sure how the pricing on the watches stacks up since they're vintage, but they seem a bit high.  Code is TAKE25.

 

http://www.manoftheworld.com/collections/timepieces

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