Did I just get swindled? Bamboozled? Hoodwinked? You be the judge.
One of my admitted predilection is towards buying second hand watches for discounted prices. I wag my tail every time I smell a uninformed seller that has something special but doesn't know it. I found this Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive for sell for $80. My ears perked up. In the sellers description of the watch they said, "watch works, just needs battery change". Knowing how the Eco-Drive works I knew that it runs on a battery charged by light, so I asked her if she tried taking it outside, she replied, "it's raining today and wouldn't get any sun". I let her know that indirect light sources should be enough to charge the watch, and if it hasn't charged by now service is most likely needed. I offered $50 w/said possible issue, and she accepted the offer.
If service is needed, how much would it cost?
Is there any indicators of issue to diagnose?
If it needs a new battery, is hard to replace( I has lots of watch repair tools)?
Would you have bought it, knowing what I knew?
I hope she just kept it in a dark box and it just needs some charge. Either way I think it was a good deal.
Newbie on a mission to get all I can out of this beautiful watch journey. My philosophy is that life is too short to not pay attention to the passing of time.