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Thread: BIN Longines www for 795.....nice for someone

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    Default BIN Longines www for 795.....nice for someone

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Longines-M...p2047675.l2557

    Just shows you these little gems do pop up from time to time.

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    Well, someone must be happy and grining today! Nice job!

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    Yeap that's a great buy, and to whoever picked it up...

    These days these things never hang around for long, but I often wonder how good it must have been on eBay in the early days. Of course the advantage now is that knowledge is easily available on forums like this, but for an educated buyer back in the late nineties or early noughties it must have been a great time.

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    whhhhhaaaaatttt

    my best steal ever is
    Precista 80 RAF chrono
    for 1000 usd

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    Longines Military Watch W.W.W Collectors Piece

    Sold for: GBP 795.00 - But it Now - Posts to: United Kingdom

    Priced to sell...







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    Around 10-12 yrs ago when I discovered ebay I payed 350 for a 6BB Precista Chrono. 350 for a W10 300m Seamaster and 900 for a Nuke Lemania. Ahhh! those were the days. But prices were so much lower before the world discovered British Mil. watches. Happy hunting, Ian.

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    woah
    those were the days
    too bad I start too late

    its fun to see a Lemania cost more than W10 SM 300

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    Obviously the seller knew what he had and did his homework (I assume) based on the auction info he posted

    I got a lot of great buys off Ebay in the early years. Best were SM 300 regular models for $300 ea. Even as late as 2009. Couple of Tudor 7928's for $700 and a snowflake with a average dial for $400

    Not a lot in military though. Couple of Bulova, Longines 6B or DH for cheap. Nothing rare or super in demand

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    Yes the good old days in reflection where opportunities to be sitting on retirement plans

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    Wow what a steal!

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    As the seller knew what he had I wonder why he sold it cheaply

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    that's one of the nicest dials that I've seen on a wild Longines for a long time.

    the listing is indeed very strange especially as the seller is most knowledgeable.

    my initial thoughts were that it was wrongly listed and the BIN should have been 1795.00

    and why the distinct lack of photos?

    perhaps I'm becoming too skeptical in my old age..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    that's one of the nicest dials that I've seen on a wild Longines for a long time.

    the listing is indeed very strange especially as the seller is most knowledgeable.

    my initial thoughts were that it was wrongly listed and the BIN should have been 1795.00

    and why the distinct lack of photos?

    perhaps I'm becoming too skeptical in my old age..
    Even 1795 would have been a deal - most strange

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    I bought the w.w.w Longines.
    I didn't receive it though, the seller asked for more money afterwards, I believe he was contacted after the sale with a higher bid which is all too common on eBay these days, I have bought a few "buy it now watches " only to be refunded when someone else offers more after the sale. Certainly not something I would do, even though I could have done it a thousand times in the past.
    Worst ones were a IWC Portuguese 325 cal 73 military watch and a Omega Seamaster 300 a while back, i'm still waiting to see if they pop up again in the future and to see if I can find out who does such things.

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    Well that was a pretty shitty thing for him to do, hope you reported it to eBay (not that it would change the outcome, but maybe they would ding the seller).
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    Pay for the watch
    open a not received case
    Then leave negative feedback

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    sorry to hear that Michael; that's a complete bummer.

    I don't think that this thread would have had any affect as it was posted 9 days later..

    that was still a big gamble for you anyway with no case back or movement images available.

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    That's a bummer, thought that was a done deal.

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    I am not going to feel sorry for myself over this, I have had my fair share of lucky watches in the past.
    Cheers Michael

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    Good attitude Michael. There will be plenty more good deals.

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