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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,305 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus


    10ks worth of g shocks gone up, ill admit im not that well up on them but if this is 10ks worth of watches then ive missed something!

    https://www.adverts.ie/member/2136364/ads


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    Cyrus wrote: »
    10ks worth of g shocks gone up, ill admit im not that well up on them but if this is 10ks worth of watches then ive missed something!

    https://www.adverts.ie/member/2136364/ads

    Must be some pretty rich 12 year old buying those gshocks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,376 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    They are pretty cool in fairness, but... I dunno, it's like a special edition McDonald's cheeseburger. I'd eat one for the laugh but I'm not paying extra.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,110 ✭✭✭ Thirdfox


    McDonald's do some pretty funny burgers though... in Japan I had the teriyaki mac...and the megamac (it's a thing there to eat mountains of MickeyD's french fries apparently) and KFC is a traditional christmas meal for the Japanese (that you need to order in advance).

    In Boston I had the McD lobster roll too... and in Mumbai had the veggie mac.

    Good ol' globalisation/consumerism :P


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 57,804 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    The only thing half decent I've ever had from McD is the McRib (RIP), but I think I might try that one in Boston too :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,110 ✭✭✭ Thirdfox


    The real boston lobster rolls are better (though we have great lobster rolls in Ireland too ;) )


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,528 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    This is wrecked and likely water damaged looking at the colour of the lume

    https://www.adverts.ie/22408675


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,859 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    But but but......the add says mint


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    893bet wrote: »
    But but but......the add says mint

    It probably fell into a glass of mouthwash so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭ oknepop


    I'm not up on Seiko pricing, but this seems very steep for a run of the mill Seiko 5.

    https://www.adverts.ie/casual/seiko-automatic-silver-watch/22408639


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,094 ✭✭✭ Ryath


    Mental no model number but I'd say it worth €120 tops.

    He has this one for €750
    https://www.adverts.ie/casual/brand-new-seiko-automatic-watch/22408489

    Was for sale here for €260! Probably where he got it!
    https://www.hillierjewellers.co.uk/seiko-gents-two-tone-automatic-watch-srp536j1-p5461

    Can still get it here for €318!
    https://www.watchshop.com/watches/mens-seiko-presage-automatic-watch-srp536j1.pdp


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,528 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    Ryath wrote: »
    Mental no model number but I'd say it worth €120 tops.

    He has this one for €750
    https://www.adverts.ie/casual/brand-new-seiko-automatic-watch/22408489

    Was for sale here for €260! Probably where he got it!
    https://www.hillierjewellers.co.uk/seiko-gents-two-tone-automatic-watch-srp536j1-p5461

    Can still get it here for €318!
    https://www.watchshop.com/watches/mens-seiko-presage-automatic-watch-srp536j1.pdp

    Discontinued at the watch shop and no longer available


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,094 ✭✭✭ Ryath


    Was sure it was when I added it maybe not :o. 750 is still crazy money for it even discontinued. Doesn't seem to be that desirable of a model.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭ Fitz II




  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 11,918 Mod ✭✭✭✭ blue5000


    Fitz II wrote: »

    He has an offer of 350 from, I suspect, one of his mates.:D

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    blue5000 wrote: »
    He has an offer of 350 from, I suspect, one of his mates.:D

    These were just 230 for the j model on black friday...


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 57,804 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Took one as a trade in 3 years ago. It had a noticeable scratch on the glass, but was in very good condition otherwise. I think I allowed €60 for it :D

    €350-€400 for an entry level second hand diver from Seiko is just plain ridiculous. And that's before we'd even take into account the poor quality control Seiko has these days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    unkel wrote: »
    Took one as a trade in 3 years ago. It had a noticeable scratch on the glass, but was in very good condition otherwise. I think I allowed €60 for it :D

    €350-€400 for an entry level second hand diver from Seiko is just plain ridiculous. And that's before we'd even take into account the poor quality control Seiko has these days.

    They are a very good watch, utility and robust. Totally inaccurate and QC is indeed questionable. I suppose the SKX design is becoming a bit of a classic. Its thinner than a lot of seikos at the moment, and the nice flat profile makes it very wearable. For me the SKX007 or 009 is the defacto Seiko, but prices need to reflect the fact there are millions and millions of them out there.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 57,804 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Aye no mistake, it is a lovely watch. But not at that sort of money.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,487 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    Fitz II wrote: »
    They are a very good watch, utility and robust. Totally inaccurate and QC is indeed questionable.
    True. They can take dogs abuse and keep going. Them and Rolex have been long known for that. The guy who got a Seiko/Rolex diver in the 70's, never serviced, oils long turned to shellac, looks like it was dug outa King Kong's footprint, but 40 years later still ticking away and mostly accurately too.

    Their quality control at that level, at least in regulation of their mechanical movements was always variable. A schoolmate of mine's dad owned a jewellers and he was a Seiko stockist and I remember him saying that way back when. That you could pick two out of a row of ten of the same model and one would be as accurate as Stevie Wonder at sniper school, but the other one could be giving COSC standards of accuracy. Over the years I've regulated a few and with basic tweaking they'd be pretty bloody accurate. It seems Seiko at that price level just don't bother, but the movements themselves are well capable of better.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    Wibbs wrote: »
    as accurate as Stevie Wonder at sniper school,


    :D I am nicking that one......


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 57,804 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    €14k for one of the less popular Rolex steel sports watches that retails for €11k is strong, very strong money. I'd hesitate to call it a dreamer though. As this watch is "Brand new unworn condition"

    MjAxNDI5ZGZiM2U0NDY5OGIyZjlmYWFjYzM3OTY0ZGVF-775wEvyI-IR4KGmEQ7EaHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmFkc2ltZy5jb20vNjkzZmVmNDMwMzJlODZiOTU2Zjk0OGM4ODA4ZjYxOThkMjNmYTAwMTAyZjU4MzljYTY5ZTE2M2UyYjhjMjEzZS5qcGd8fHx8fHwzOTN4Mjk0fGh0dHA6Ly93d3cuYWR2ZXJ0cy5pZS9zdGF0aWMvaS93YXRlcm1hcmsucG5nfHx8.jpg

    And it is "Bought April 2020' and never worn"

    ZDZkY2I1NDMwYzY4MDhlOTNkNzZmY2YxZjkwZDI5YjaAb8Drm3kYucmaBr9W7rhhaHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmFkc2ltZy5jb20vZDZjNDkwOTAyYjc1NjRmZjE1Zjk0Y2E2OTdiYTkzMjMzMTZlZmFjNGViMGI5YjJiNzQ4MTdjYzBmNTIxMWU5MC5qcGd8fHx8fHwzOTR4NTI1fGh0dHA6Ly93d3cuYWR2ZXJ0cy5pZS9zdGF0aWMvaS93YXRlcm1hcmsucG5nfHx8.jpg

    :pac:


    Linky


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    Never worn....here are pictures of me wearing it :rolleyes:


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 57,804 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    In fairness I think we all know the seller means that he has never actually worn it on a day to day basis and he only put it on to take the pictures. I have no doubt this is true. But you can't really advertise a watch as unworn unless it well, was never worn. Although it would be impossible to be certain nobody before you has ever tried it on of course, so much of a muchness really.

    What would you do if you just bought a brand new watch to flip it for a profit like this seller? I guess the one thing I would not do is take pictures of me wearing it :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    unkel wrote: »
    In fairness I think we all know the seller means that he has never actually worn it on a day to day basis and he only put it on to take the pictures. I have no doubt this is true. But you can't really advertise a watch as unworn unless it well, was never worn. Although it would be impossible to be certain nobody before you has ever tried it on of course, so much of a muchness really.

    What would you do if you just bought a brand new watch to flip it for a profit like this seller? I guess the one thing I would not do is take pictures of me wearing it :)

    If the stickers are off, its worn. 10:10 maybe but not unworn. When you are asking 3k over RRP its an important distinction. Still that might be good value, I am not well up on my Sea Dweller prices.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,033 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    Fitz II wrote: »
    If the stickers are off, its worn. 10:10 maybe but not unworn. When you are asking 3k over RRP its an important distinction. Still that might be good value, I am not well up on my Sea Dweller prices.

    I'd agree on that.
    Even removed and then reapplied, it's a worn watch at that point.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 57,804 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Fitz II wrote: »
    Still that might be good value, I am not well up on my Sea Dweller prices.

    That reference Sea-Dweller from a seller in the EU, full set, go from about €13k asking price on chrono24. From a dealer, before negotiation and including the chrono fee of about €1k. So a private direct sale of over say €12k is strong money. €14k is very strong money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,895 ✭✭✭ scwazrh


    Does the red writing version add much to the price ?Standard 126660 are available new at €12k


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,305 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus


    scwazrh wrote: »
    Does the red writing version add much to the price ?Standard 126660 are available new at €12k

    its a pretty different watch

    https://www.rolex.com/watches/sea-dweller/m126600-0001.html

    think larger submariner versus massive slab of steel.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 57,804 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    scwazrh wrote: »
    Does the red writing version add much to the price ?Standard 126660 are available new at €12k

    New, where? From Rolex at RRP? :D


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