Pawn Stars is far far worse and totally fake
They all wear expensive watches. Cory..Kory (?)...can be seen wearing a Richard 'Dick' Mille.Pawn Stars is far far worse and totally fake
It's for those reasons I do NOT try to sell anything on local social media sites, or to anyone I have never met. I could easily be tempted to sell here on the forum, but there are too many sticky obstacles to get around...like (ME) knowing service intervals, correct reference numbers, indicating all blemishes, and I mean ALL blemishes to prospective buyers! This is exactly why I try to deal with only one person, a seller at a local flea market, and nothing but affordable.I do a bit of buying and selling (sometimes watches usually not though) on various platforms, I am on Craigslist and have sold a watch there to a fellow enthusiast. However I one time inquired about a vintage Omega, guy told me $6000 but could not provide ANY info on watch. I did my own research, and I forget ref # but it was more like $1000. I had a strong inclination this guy saw Omega and got all warm and fuzzy, but speaks to your point of people not performing and due diligence.
That's just it.I think the "WUS Road Show" has had way more impact of the casual watch person as evidenced by the parade of the daily one-thread-and-done-grandpa's-watch people. Any number of the WUS Road Show experts can quickly walk the grandpa's watch people through what the utter train wreak their watch is...and like everything else, every blue moon, a nice watch comes along.
"“A thousand men, say, go searchin’ for gold. After six months, one of them’s lucky: one out of a thousand. His find represents not only his own labor, but that of nine hundred and ninety-nine others to boot. That’s six thousand months, five hundred years, scramblin’ over a mountain, goin’ hungry and thirsty. An ounce of gold, mister, is worth what it is because of the human labor that went into the findin’ and the gettin’ of it.”I've always felt that at the heart of every "is it real" or "I found this at a garage sale" or I inherited this from my uncle" thread there was an episode of the Antiques Roadshow that convinced the OP that he may have struck it rich and that every old watch is equivalent to a lottery win.
Most of us know that's not true, but for the average garage sale enthusiast have these shows mislead them in the "possible" value of watches?
I also wonder if relatively cheap, common watches have escalated in value because people will bid them up at auction thinking an old Bulova is an excellent "investment" piece because it's vintage and they recognize the name.