How Much Did You Pay For That Vintage Watch?

For better or for worse I made this video about how much I paid for these watches and I brought the receipts. Not a review or SOTC, more like a confession.... Anyone else up for telling all?

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Just got the one vintage watch at the moment, this Oriosa with a Landeron 248 movement. I bought it on ebay just prior to my 50th birthday for £350ish but when I told my wife I'd bought it she put the money into my account and made it my 50th present from her. It's a great looking watch and will be staying in the collection always. 

You have some beautiful watches and I really like your unpolished presentation style, it's a breath of fresh air after the slickness of YouTubes usual videos

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Likewise, I like your unpolished watch! 😀 Great story about your wife paying for it! And good job on her for what sounds like successfully guilting you out of descending into collection mania! 😀

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IShootWatches

Likewise, I like your unpolished watch! 😀 Great story about your wife paying for it! And good job on her for what sounds like successfully guilting you out of descending into collection mania! 😀

😂😂Yes I've not gone too far down the vintage route, I think you need to know what you're doing and have a lot more knowledge than I have. 

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My theory (excuse for buying / rationalization) is you need about twenty of them and wear them in rotation so you don’t put too much wear on any single one.

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I learnt the hard way recently with the mumbai vintage fakes. i bought a supposedly old tissot seastar manual wind and a oris . Eventually I noticed the insides of the watches were new and perfect. Then i noticed it was the same movement in both. just a bit of engraving to state brand. 

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Johnysteam

I learnt the hard way recently with the mumbai vintage fakes. i bought a supposedly old tissot seastar manual wind and a oris . Eventually I noticed the insides of the watches were new and perfect. Then i noticed it was the same movement in both. just a bit of engraving to state brand. 

Sorry to hear that, and that's super interesting! 

Did yours look like the pictures below?

These appear to be "homage" or "replica" pieces that are being re-sold as vintage.

In the vintage (~60 years old watches) that I own many of the movements are perfect, and many are ETA, so you could find a Tissot and an ORIS with the same perfect ETA movements inside - including brand engraving on the rotors. No one should freak out just because a vintage movement looks new and has an ETA badge and an engraved rotor. But it's also important for people to watch out for scams like these homage and replicas below being sold as vintage collectables. 

Thanks for bringing it up!  Do you have pictures of yours that you can post?

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The image above has been identified as a "Mumbai Fake" on another forum. 

Interestingly to me the mint green dial and bright orange dial is the giveaway, which makes one wonder why they did that if they intended it to deceive people?  If the trademarks are expired or otherwise unenforceable it's possible they are manufactured as homages and sold as vintage.

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The image above has also been identified as a "Mumbai Fake" on another forum. 

Thanks and please check out my YouTube channel and subscribe if you're interested in learning more about vintage Swiss watches and watchmaking.

Dayton

https://youtube.com/c/ishootwatches

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aparently its the wrong case too. bottom pic was mine.