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About now the set builders are quietly researching boxes

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You’re a marketmaker if there ever was one. Why is this ref so inexpensive? Real production numbers?

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On the price, honestly I think it's an absolute steal. If I wasn't looking to free up some funds for something incoming, I'd hold onto this one until someone was happy to pay 3x the asking price for it. It's that good in my mind.

You can pick up a "really nice" example of this reference for probably less than half what I'm asking for this one. But if there's one thing I've learned in my time collecting vintage Grand Seiko, it's that there is a huge difference (both in scarcity and value) between the "really nice" ones, and the "OMG how long until another like this turns up?" ones.

I got it for a steal, I'm happy to see it find a new home for a steal, and I'm still very happy with the margin on this one. If no-one takes it, I'll just put it away for a few years and find something else to list!

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What I was hoping you’d say. No way I’d let this go for that price without something highly desirable in the works. I mean look at those caselines on a gold watch!

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Think demand trumps rarity (exhibit A: Rolex) and in end gold will be less popular than steel. Whether that will change is the question! Off topic but as it happens I was looking at a 5646-7040 today and deciding if I wanted it cause it’s rare even though it’s pretty ugly haha.

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Agree 100%, but that's the reason this isn't listed at $10k :)

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What I wanted to think too. The Asianometry videos document struggles and emergence of Asia at the time. Gold anything is understandable imo

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Born ugly, but I want one too. The 56 not to be overlooked

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