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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:27 pm Reply with quote
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Jon wrote:
It is all about the MOULA!



How true, That is what make the world go around....

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pocwatjim wrote:
Jon wrote:
It is all about the MOULA!



How true, That is what make the world go around....


Yes, and what makes the world go around does not always align with the mission of this organization. The point we are trying to make is sometimes you take a hit to the value prop to preserve a couple watches. Any idiot, after a few years of experience, can figure melt values or how to maximize value on a switch. The more disciplined (and less desperate) individual will at least make the attempt to preserve some otherwise easy targets.

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Another good example of the difference between a Collector and a Trader.

We need both and both can be a hobby in their own right but I still believe it is very difficult to wear both hats.

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[quote="Bryan"][quote="pocwatjim"]
Jon wrote:

Yes, and what makes the world go around does not always align with the mission of this organization. The point we are trying to make is sometimes you take a hit to the value prop to preserve a couple watches. Any idiot, after a few years of experience, can figure melt values or how to maximize value on a switch. The more disciplined (and less desperate) individual will at least make the attempt to preserve some otherwise easy targets.


Bryan, So, do you care most about "the mission of the organization," the melting of the case, or the mounting of the movement in a glassback after the melting?

Asking for some friends.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:02 am Reply with quote
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John,
Yes, I believe most do agree that we should preserve when possible and I have not parted out watches for profit,like eBay is full of, because It just goes against my grain, Their argument is that because 1/2 million 992 were made or Bunn's, or whatever that they are not doing any harm..... etc...

On the other hand I have worn out cases that I would not case a nice watch in and they need scrapped... Also, I believe in individual freedom of choice and if it is someones property they should be able to do with it as they please...

The irony is that they open themselves up to criticism because of their choice.. so it goes both ways...

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[quote="interstatetime"][quote="Bryan"]
pocwatjim wrote:
Jon wrote:

Yes, and what makes the world go around does not always align with the mission of this organization. The point we are trying to make is sometimes you take a hit to the value prop to preserve a couple watches. Any idiot, after a few years of experience, can figure melt values or how to maximize value on a switch. The more disciplined (and less desperate) individual will at least make the attempt to preserve some otherwise easy targets.


Bryan, So, do you care most about "the mission of the organization," the melting of the case, or the mounting of the movement in a glassback after the melting?

Asking for some friends.


Wrong quote there! It was Bryan's............

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:24 am Reply with quote
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My comments referred to the scrapping.

As far as recasing is concerned, once the case is gone it's gone. Might as well be protected in a re-case and enjoyed. It's when people break up perfectly fine examples to make upgrades or fantasy watches that it gets annoying.

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It is called MAKE A WATCH, or make a wish--fantasy watches which got highly publicized because of Flaute's EH obsession, followed by the BIG HOWARD BOYS of PA, GA and OHIO!

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