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Hi All!
It's been a long time since I've posted on this forum.
I have a spare 6105-8110 that I had restored, relumed and presure tested by Jack at IWW a few years ago. Since then, it has been in a box in my office and not worn. As such, I'm thinking of selling it. The movement was clean at this time so Jack did not service the watch. I did notice recently that it doesn't keep completely accurate time.

My questions are as follows:

1. Should I send the watch off for servicing prior to selling it? Knowing that I'm going to spend up to $200, is it worth it?

2. What would be a good market price for this watch?

I apologize if these questions are not appropriate. Feel free to message me with responses if posting responses is not appropriate.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Valuations are prohibited, so I'll just speak to point 1.

In my experience, servicing a watch before sale is a money losing proposition - a buyer won't spend a dollar more for each dollar spent servicing the watch before sale, even though the wait time for a Seiko specialist can run into many months.

Better to just sell the watch as it is, and leave servicing options up to the prospective buyer.
 

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Valuations are prohibited, so I'll just speak to point 1.

In my experience, servicing a watch before sale is a money losing proposition - a buyer won't spend a dollar more for each dollar spent servicing the watch before sale, even though the wait time for a Seiko specialist can run into many months.

Better to just sell the watch as it is, and leave servicing options up to the prospective buyer.
I agree 100% with that! Its like customizing a car etc.........you can put 100s if not 1000s of dollars into it but you will NEVER get your money back from doing so!
Whenever I sell a watch I always state that it runs fine but service history is un-known and may need to be serviced down the road at some time!
 

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If it were mine, I would sell it as-is. You should obviously fully disclose the condition of the watch in the ad.

As for the value, a Google and eBay search will give you a pretty good idea of what they've been going for.

Good luck!

Myles
 
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