Pre-Owned Deals of the Week ending 07-24-2022
Welcome to the Pre-Owned DOTW for the week ending Sunday, July 24, 2022. In this weekly blog, I'll highlight 5 excellent deals for independent and microbrand watches on the pre-owned market. I spend waaaaay too much time in the various forums and on AD sites, so I'm constantly digging these up.
1. Oris Big Crown Propilot Big Date
Asking Price: $700 USD
MSRP: $1750 USD
Market Price: $1240 USD
Condition Listed: Excellent. Worn 13 times (well that's oddly specific, but this seller's other listing match that pattern :) ). Includes all boxes, booklet, but no warranty card.
My Notes: Look, I'd buy this in a heartbeat but if I spend any more money on watches, I may have to sell some of my existing collection and that's not particularly palatable right now. Even though this reference is on my wishlist. And it looks super-clean. And it's the perfect size.
Someone better buy this thing before I do. Please?
2. Farer Lomond
Asking Price: $685 USD
MSRP: $995 USD
Market Price: $995 USD
Condition Listed: Excellent. Comes with a quick-release bracelet, NATO strap and quick-release leather strap.
My Notes: Look, I'd buy this in a heartbeat too. Seriously, this has been a difficult week for impulse control. The price represents a $215 discount over retail and Farer doesn't really do discounts, not even when I asked in person at the Worn and Wound fair 🤨. Someone please buy it, save me from myself.
3. And 4. And 5. Two Orises and a Yema
Asking Price: $950 USD for the Yema, $1999 USD for the Oris Aquis Caliber 400, and $2200 USD for the Oris 65 Chronograph.
MSRP: $1249 USD for the Yema (sold out), $1999 for the Aquis, and $4250 for the Chronograph.
Market Price: Varies
Condition Listed: See the original listing; it's a bit too long for me to list here.
My Notes: Alright, these are on the high side of the independent/micro world, but every single one of them is a bargain, especially that Oris Chrono (though at 43mm, it's a bit larger than I'd like). Still, that style is one I'm lusting after and am waiting for a good unit of the standard three-hander to come up on the preowned market. The Yema looks gorgeous and isn't even being sold anymore, so at under $1000, it's pretty dang good!
And sure, I'll admit to being a bit lazy on this one but hey, can you blame me? Three solid independent brands in one listing? How could I refuse!?