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1903 IWC in 14K engine turned case
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:55 pm Reply with quote
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Yesterday I met with a representative from Spink. Among other things, I took my gold cased IWC watch. He seemed interested in all that I brought, but showed the most interest in this watch. You may recall I bought it in the wholesale section of the Houston Gem and Jewelry show decades ago, when gold was still around $350 and ounce, if I recall correctly. I basically got it for melt price back then, paying $200 for the watch. For just $1000 more I could have bought a small gold cased Patek Phillippe as well... but I didn't.

Anyway, he opined that the IWC was was "very desirable" now and that it would likely fetch between $4000 and $5000, given it's condition. That's pretty consistent with what I saw on eBay recently.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:10 pm Reply with quote
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Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:28 am Reply with quote
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That still sounds like melt!

I sold my IWC a couple of years ago, barely made over melt.

IWC movements bring like $350.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 8:33 pm Reply with quote
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Your watch is almost certainly worth more than you paid for it Greg. But it is not worth $xxxx.xx. It is worth what it would sell for. Until you sell is why even speculate? A gold IWC is an nice watch.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:05 pm Reply with quote
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Why ruin a man's dream? Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 7:25 am Reply with quote
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Jon wrote:
Why ruin a man's dream? Crying or Very sad


Sorry, I didn't mean to be a dick. The value thing is a pet peeve of mine....I guess 'cause I am a dick.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:52 am Reply with quote
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No. Just understand that Greg is not a watch trader.

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Jon wrote:
No. Just understand that Greg is not a watch trader.


No, let's face it...I'm a dick. Cool

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Welcome to the "sometimes I'm a dick" club John.... we all belong Smile

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