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Aug 4, 2023Liked by The Grand Seiko Guy

6186 8000

Don’t do it. You’ll be looking for the next greatest fool within a month

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It might be useful for parts for someone :)

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Sure if yours isn’t running. But a 8000 listing with no mention of the wrong crystal is just so egregious to me (lost a bundle on my first VFA). Never bought one from anyone but TGSG ever since

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I don’t think this one even has a crystal. 🤣Honestly I am not sure why people place so much perceived value on the original one. The true test of what the original crystal is worth would be if a NOS example were to come up for sale. I can’t see this happening, but if it ever did, I don’t believe for one minute that anyone would pay over $1000 for it. Maybe I’ll take an original one out of one of my VFA’s and replace it with a reproduction sapphire one and put it up for auction here...

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😂upon review, you are correct😂

If you do, I know someone who’d pay a grand for your original. By now most of have been gifted sapphire crystals from Gerald. But as with classic anything, they’re only original once.

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Oh, I now see I’m replying to Gerald. Dude, you’ve had so many VFAs pass through your hands, I think you’re getting jaded. I’ve been fighting my way up your VFA rarity rankings for a year trying to make tier one before I kick

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I could be aggressively shopping a 7010 right now if I didn’t have to sell other collectible assets into a buyer’s market to do it. But thanks to TGSG, I’m considering

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Aug 4, 2023Liked by The Grand Seiko Guy

Also, that exact same 43999 SD dial had been featured in your newsletter from two weeks ago I believe. Seems like it got relisted for some reason.

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Aug 4, 2023Liked by The Grand Seiko Guy

The VFA missing some parts?

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Aug 4, 2023Liked by The Grand Seiko Guy

Missing at least a seconds hand!

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Aug 4, 2023Liked by The Grand Seiko Guy

Not sure if the crystal is missing too

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Thankfully there’s not much rough stuff in VFA land. The main exception is the crystals on the day/dates. First thing any Japanese collector / dealer will do is tip the watch to see if the hardlex blacks out, the originals are irreplaceable

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Well l did warn you it had some "issues" ;)

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Well won the 191500 56gs box with outer box and was underbidder on the 61gs one that went for 30500... prob for the best that seems high v the rest haha . Just bid 20 and 30k respectively

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That 61GS case is likely a service case due to the case back serial suggesting 1974 production date? That's very late for a 6145/6.

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I was actually considering the Franken 6146-8050. Seems like correct bracelet? Not too sure case and case back have any issues.

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