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I am in process of re-adjusting my collection. In the past month, I have sold 6 watches. . . all Invicta. I have noticed that it takes three or four Invictas to equal the price of a new Hamilton. Thus, the question: Are Hamilton's worth their price?

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And something else to consider: Hamilton while owned by Swatch once was a premier AMERICAN brand. I had then growing up. My grandparents wore them. They went with our guys to war. Given a choice I will always buy a watch like Hamilton, Bulova, etc over something that has always been made in another country. And dont forget that in the last few months Timex(U.S. Time Corp) has started making quality automatics. Another US watch company with a proud history.
 

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I would really think so. And since you have sold several Invicta's you may be able to do some math and know for sure. What kind of percentage loss did you take from what you paid out for the Invicta's and what you got in return?

My guess, and mind you it is only a guess, if you purchased a new Hamilton and a new Invicta on the same day and paid exactly the same, and then one year later you put them both up for sale, and they were in the exact same condition, I would think the Hamilton just may not take as big a hit in depreciated value as the Invicta did.

As I said, that is just what I would guess. As you have sold several watches (I believe) and I further presume more than just Invicta's over the years have you found this to be the case? I have often wondered about this so I am looking forward to hearing what you have learned.

BTW, we miss you over in cheese land!:001_tt2:

Charlie
 

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Thanks Charlie but Invicta is in good hands with Auto and Orange.

Of the watches I sold, all except one were Pro Divers with Miyota movements and I got back 2/3's what I paid for most of them. I suspect that people who buy pre-owned watches are looking for a good deal and may not always expect watches in great condition. I know that two of my buyers sent me back PM's amazed at the great deal and the almost new quality of the watches. I take care of my watches and stand behind them 101%.

Could I have gotten better prices on ebay? Perhaps but I wanted to sell them to members here.

The truth is. . . I over-bought and discovered that I was simply not wearing a lot of the watches so better to let them go to someone who will wear and enjoy them. I have the opinion that if someone is moderating a watch brand forum, ownership of that brand is imperative. Here at Hamilton, I am looking to gear up to do so here. The problem is that there are NO OTV Hamiltons.:biggrin:
 

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Hi there Foghorn!!!!....I have been lurking at other watch forums recently, and I think some Hammy owners would be very surprised to hear of the generally high regard so many collectors have for Hammys...this is from guys who swear by certain brands(i.e. Omega) and can & do afford higher end pieces...in general, the Hammy brand seems to be lauded mostly for their fine construction and movements(value???)....I've had my 42mm Khaki chrono now for 5 weeks...only watch I've worn in this time span...it has never been on my winder and I think I've only hand wound it once or twice...taken it off only for showers/bed during this time period....remarkably, I think it is keeping almost perfect time!!!!...I just lay it down on its displayback at night and then put it on in the mornings!!...apparantly, this is enough of a variety in movement and position to keep the Valjoux 7750 functioning, dare I say, almost perfectly!!!

By the way, I have am sending you a PM this a.m....:biggrin:
 
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