Nearly New - but is it near enough?

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Re: Nearly New - but is it near enough?

Post by johnnysharp2 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 am

I am in the minority when I say the marks would bother me.
But that's because I have been lucky that any second hand watch I have bought has been pretty much perfect.

I suppose for nearly new there is always an element of risk which as a buyer you have to accept - at the end of the day only you as the owner know how much it bothers you, it would me but then again I am a bit odd (maybe fussy is a better word).
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Re: Nearly New - but is it near enough?

Post by Ddavidsonmd » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:16 pm

Paul Drawmer wrote:Or try an old fashioned ink rubber (the hard one).

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Re: Nearly New - but is it near enough?

Post by Dclarkwatch » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:17 pm

You can also re-brush the steel with a green scotch brite pad that should take care of minor scratches. Just go in the same direction as the grain

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Re: Nearly New - but is it near enough?

Post by Viognier » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:13 pm

Aligned with majority that as a NN watch (be it 30% or 50% off) that NN means there may be some minor marks. I buy my NN watches expecting there to be minor marks and if there is not that's a surprise and bonus. IMO

Plus it's easily remedied as Downer noted....
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Re: Nearly New - but is it near enough?

Post by EddieTheBeast » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:29 am

Thanks for all of your advise and encouragement guys :thumbup:

Although it is a really lovely watch, I decided that it didn't fit my collection atm!
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Re: Nearly New - but is it near enough?

Post by TigerChris » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:47 am

EddieTheBeast wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:29 am
Thanks for all of your advise and encouragement guys :thumbup:

Although it is a really lovely watch, I decided that it didn't fit my collection atm!
Shame that mate its a fantastic watch, and with 50% off very hard to beat

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Re: Nearly New - but is it near enough?

Post by EddieTheBeast » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:36 pm

TigerChris wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:47 am
EddieTheBeast wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:29 am
Thanks for all of your advise and encouragement guys :thumbup:

Although it is a really lovely watch, I decided that it didn't fit my collection atm!
Shame that mate its a fantastic watch, and with 50% off very hard to beat
I agree Chris, but it had the dial of my C60 vintage and size/case style of my Alpinist - probably therefore perfect for me!! However, I have to be strict with myself else I'd buy everything!! :lol:

Love your new C7 chrono auto mate!! :thumbup:
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