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Yes, that's another reason that prospective buyers might stay away from these auction houses. Getting a realistic assessment of a watch's mechanical condition or service history may be impossible.
So add the buyer's premium plus the price of a complete servicing.
It just keeps getting worser and worser.
: I purchased a Wakmann NOS chronograph at their last WOK auction
: (not the March 17th auction)
: With the exchange rate and buyer premium it ended up being a very
: expensive purchase.
: In my opinion, you really need to love the watch that they are
: auctioning to make a purchase and go through the hassle.
: After receiving the watch it would wind and run, but once the
: chronograph was engaged it
: would stop after a few minutes. So off to the watchmaker for a $400
: repair. I looked at their offerings in the
: current auction, but decided it just didn't make sense to go
: through the same process again unless their
: was a watch I couldn't live without. Best regards, Bob