Arrrgggghhhh. GD exchange rate got me.

Arrrgggghhhh. GD exchange rate got me.

Postby svaglic » June 10th 2017, 1:17pm

So, I've been watching this Nivada triple date (a triple date has been on my list.)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/142403781518?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

I was playing space cadet and forgot the exchange rate. I haven't even been drinking.
I don't think I over paid for the watch, just overpaid what I was hoping to pay for one. Now I feel like I swallowed a brick, that heavy thud in my stomach won't go away.
Oh well, the cost wasn't bad and it was on my list, plus it isn't gold plated. This will be the first one on my list this year, at least I have a nice one coming in.

Exchange rates suck.
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Postby Racer-X » June 10th 2017, 1:19pm

Oh, that is cool. I have certainly blown that extra $100 in worse ways.
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Postby Thunder1 » June 10th 2017, 1:35pm

Congrats on an interesting pick up!!..movement looks in very fine shape..
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Postby TemerityB » June 10th 2017, 3:35pm

My meaningless two cents: Take a deep breath and enjoy. I know that extra dough is hard to come by - we all work hard - but hey...live it up. You deserve it.
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Postby tiktok » June 10th 2017, 3:48pm

That's a nice piece. Enjoy!
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Postby Nuvolari » June 10th 2017, 7:15pm

Nah, don't get caught up in bullshit details like that, what you found appears to be a special example, period. Arguably justifiable at any price... and you got it, it's yours! Think how pissed you'd be if you had missed it by £2?

Enjoy the ride, I think your transient buyers-reanalysis concerns will be put to rest the the second you open the box.

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Postby conjurer » June 10th 2017, 7:17pm

Great catch, Allison! What's another C-note when you find something like that?
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Postby svaglic » June 10th 2017, 7:23pm

It's not a bad deal for a Venus 203, I just got caught off guard with the exchange rate. For the price of a micro brand, I got this. I'm sure I will love it when I see it.
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Postby conjurer » June 10th 2017, 7:31pm

svaglic wrote:For the price of a micro brand, I got this. I'm sure I will love it when I see it.


Exactly! A voice of reason in the WIS wilderness.
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Postby TemerityB » June 10th 2017, 8:08pm

conjurer wrote:
svaglic wrote:For the price of a micro brand, I got this. I'm sure I will love it when I see it.


Exactly! A voice of reason in the WIS wilderness.


"For the price of a a micro brand, I got this."

Ladies and gentlemen: A real watch collector - and WIS.

Doesn't get more refreshing than this.
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Postby Mortuus » June 10th 2017, 10:25pm

Even with the bollixed-up exchange rate, you still got yourself an excellent buy, as those old Nivada models aren't just lying about, waiting to be picked up for 200 bones. This is one of those cases -- and there are many, trust me -- where the exchange rate doesn't mean a regulation bucket of piss. Chin up, Soldier; you kicked ass, you took names; great buy, dammit! 8-)
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Postby biglove » June 10th 2017, 10:30pm

That is truly a great looking watch, Svaglic. Papers, box and in quite nice condition. I think the price you paid is reasonable.

Look forward to seeing your photos.
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Postby codguy » June 11th 2017, 5:28am

And sniped it with acouple minutes to spare. :bvbvbv:
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Postby Wasp » June 11th 2017, 6:08am

Compliments to the new owner.

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