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Vintage Radar Blog - Everything about watches

Post by VintageRadar » April 22nd 2020, 10:17am

https://vintageradar.com/ is an online store designed for vintage watches from all affordable brands such as Swatch, Timex, Seiko, Citizen, Pulsar, Casio & more. We already have around 2000 vintage watches listed on our store and add more timepieces weekly.



This is our blog where we write about different watch topics, brands, tops, history & more.
https://vintageradar.com/blogs/vintage- ... shion-blog

We would also like to offer a 15% discount code for all WatchLords members: 15WatchLords
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » April 22nd 2020, 1:48pm

I just had a look... Hmmm, let's see... Chose some really juicy examples.

https://vintageradar.com/collections/al ... ns-fashion
That wasn't a diver, ever. Mangled, chrome plated case. If it ever had any external rotating bezel, that would seem to be missing.

https://vintageradar.com/collections/al ... ical-watch
Intial asking price over $700. For a goddamn Ruhla. With an incorrect crown - this one has some flat contraption intended for a non-waterproof case, and it just sits on top of the stem tube.
These non-jewelled pin levers litter flea market stalls all over Central and Eastern Europe. Average values: $10-$30.

https://vintageradar.com/collections/al ... ical-watch
By Jove, no, not another Ruhla... These, not unlike the Trabant, are the wonders of DDR. OK, maybe not, the Trabant used to work a little longer than a Ruhla, before it had to land in the trash compactor.

https://vintageradar.com/collections/al ... collection
Yet another thing that one can buy by the kilo. Average value: $12.50 to $45.

https://vintageradar.com/collections/al ... ical-watch
"Antique German WWII military watch." Got news for ya, it isn't. The only true word in that entire listing title is that it's German, as the company is from Pforzheim. However, the watch is distinctively 1970s.

https://vintageradar.com/collections/po ... cket-watch
$1079? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaahhahaahhaahahahahhahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
Got to love that mangled Slava dial just slapped on it... Not to mention that someone butchered the movement in process of doing so, by clipping or removing the seconds hand pinion...

Other than that, we've got a ton of the basic red flags - not even basic attempts at identification, no movement data, no photos of the movement or any other spots with relevant inscriptions.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » April 23rd 2020, 7:42am

Even if to divide these prices by 2, we still land up with a 300%-400% overpricing. The rest of the red flags stands. No basic tech specs, no shots of relevant inscriptions and the movement.
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Post by VintageRadar » April 23rd 2020, 8:05am

Totally agree that you will find 3-4 times cheaper watches on eBay but 90% of the time you will not have a guarantee for accuracy or service, new battery installed, or 100% that is in working condition. Can you find the watch cheaper? Yes! Will it take 1 click and 1 minute? No. Our website is addressed to regular people and also watch enthusiasts when it comes to more rare pieces that might not be found anywhere elsewhere.

We ship all our watches after they have been verified and serviced by our watchmaker.

Worldwide shipping is included in the price.

We try to include measurements, movement type, and other details about the mechanism, year, or history when we can. Out of 500 orders on Etsy, eBay, Chrono24 & our website I have never been asked to see a movement.

I understand that some people might want to check how the movement is and if it is the original one, patina, etc. Maybe on watches such as Omega, Rolex, Cartier, and so on.

We will take your words into consideration and start doing more detailed photos & research. Thank you for the feedback.
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