Jet graph

SteveHarris

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$6.500 in the end which I thought was about right. A few issues with it but most would be sorted following a service.
 

SteveHarris

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In hindsight and looking at the photos properly, it's probably a bit light. It is January though.
 

Joe_A

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Price is 5,400 EUR with about 55 minutes to go, 31 bidders and 69 bids and I am one of those bidders.

How high will it go?

I'm expecting to get cold feet at the last moment. ;)

I've got a lot of projects going on that are requiring do-re-me. :)
 

Joe_A

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€8,250! Was it you Joe?
Nope!

The winner was a relative novice bidder with only 14 prior eBay purchases, but for all we know, he could be an experienced collector?

When one thinks about the price of a vintage Rolex GMT or some of the Autavias, 8,250 EUR is not so crazy for a Jet Graph in such good condition. But then, the other prices ARE crazy, so it's all relative. ;)

It was a matter of timing for me, Steve. I was considering bidding higher than the winning bid, but as I hinted, I was not committed. I am putting an addition on a summer home and doing all those other things that go along with such a project - so not this time.

I do prefer an early addition Jet Graph to a similar vintage Aqua Graph though.

(Saw my case of 'mistaken identity.' ;) )
 

csbracc

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Nope!

The winner was a relative novice bidder with only 14 prior eBay purchases, but for all we know, he could be an experienced collector?

When one thinks about the price of a vintage Rolex GMT or some of the Autavias, 8,250 EUR is not so crazy for a Jet Graph in such good condition. But then, the other prices ARE crazy, so it's all relative. ;)

It was a matter of timing for me, Steve. I was considering bidding higher than the winning bid, but as I hinted, I was not committed. I am putting an addition on a summer home and doing all those other things that go along with such a project - so not this time.

I do prefer an early addition Jet Graph to a similar vintage Aqua Graph though.

(Saw my case of 'mistaken identity.' ;) )
I am most definitely a novice eBay bidder and I probably overpaid, but I thought the watch looked in very fine conditions and decided to go for it.
I’ll let you know if it matches expectations once it arrives, to join its Sherpa, Aqua and Super graphs brothers...
Cheers
c.
 

JimJupiter

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Congrats c.,

that is an outstanding watch, hard to find another one in this condition. Looking forward to see pics on your wrist ;)

nico
 

Joe_A

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I am most definitely a novice eBay bidder and I probably overpaid, but I thought the watch looked in very fine conditions and decided to go for it.
I’ll let you know if it matches expectations once it arrives, to join its Sherpa, Aqua and Super graphs brothers...
Cheers
c.
Well . . . I just want you to know that the egg on my face is not at all runny. Rather, it has been lightly fried in a bit of butter and nicely seasoned with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper! :)

You are indeed a collector.

Congratulations!

I believe the watch is well worth the price.

As to the bidding process . . .

I noted that as others began to bid up the price, you had already selected a high bid, though perhaps not your true maximum. Your automatic bids were being tested along the way and price was moving up smartly.

I wouldn't be too concerned that you overpaid in this case as there were 32 bidders and there only needed to be one other among them who was willing to pay a top price.

What some do is toss in an early bid when the numbers are low and then not bid again until the very end in an attempt to lower the expectations for the final price and possibly tamp the price down a bit. In this way, one may try to snipe at the end with your maximum offer and occasionally catch others by surprise as they have been led to believe the price would not move up. Occasionally one may not have to pay one's ceiling price.

When I do this, I put in my maximum price with about 8 or 9 seconds left on the clock.

Of course, when an auction of interest is ending while I am fast asleep, I will put in a maximum bid and then go to bed only to discover who won in the morning. ;)

One need only look at the pricing over at Chrono24 or at an established specialty dealer in quality vintage watches to be reassured that you would have had to pay more for a watch that is not in as fine a condition as your new acquisition.

Please do show us the watch when you have it!
 
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SteveHarris

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Congrats on a cracking purchase (y)

Personally I think you'll be seeing this in a few years as a very good investment.

Steve
 
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