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Unread 01-21-2005, 08:34 AM
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I have just read some weird (private messages) and unusual stuff regarding "pitfalls" and such in collecting horological items.

I find it interesting some of the total BS and misconceptions spinning round and round on some of these subjects.

Why not make lists of potential "pitfalls" or start a topic about potential BURIALS facing watch collectors public?

First on everybody's list should be:

1. switching
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Unread 01-21-2005, 09:17 AM
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2. the credibility of the seller
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Unread 01-21-2005, 09:51 AM
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3. botched up watches by idiot watchbreakers that the poor buyer either can't see or doesn't understand!
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Unread 01-21-2005, 09:53 AM
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Price versus condition
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Unread 01-21-2005, 10:27 AM
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Some want all original. Some want to sell. Some want just a working article. Some like the beauty and workmanship of the object. Those forces are at odds at times.

Heck, some times we don't even know for sure what is original and what isn't. The data is simply not there.

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Unread 01-21-2005, 10:34 AM
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These responses are good but are drifting from the points I am/will be making for the collector.
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Unread 01-21-2005, 10:35 AM
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4. shilling auctions (or reserve ones) which are NOT bonefide auctions
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5. false rarity ratings
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6. bad condition or condition reports
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Unread 01-21-2005, 10:49 AM
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7. trumped up prices
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