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  • Blue Manhattan on the Bay.

    Insane price, for a redial.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rado-Manhatt...gAAOSwMvtZPKck

  • #2
    Originally posted by JOSE G View Post
    Yes, a very high price for this modified piece. Additonal points to be aware of: the edges are over-polished, the case uses the later (IMO, less desirable) snap-on back which does not cradle the movement as effectively, the bracelet clasp spring has list its resilience.
    Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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    • #3
      Ridiculous price for a Mk II, especially with all the things wrong with it which Brad has already pointed out.
      Last edited by Henry Krinkle; 06-20-2017, 03:47 PM.
      Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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      • #4
        No surprises here, this is the same crew that bought us this little gem. http://www.equationoftime.com/forums...1960+president . They must have enlisted the assistance of Dr. Who to transport this 1974 President back to 1960. I did write to them at the time to let them know that I owned a 1960 President and was certain that this was a 70's model, to which they replied that all their watches were "guaranteed", a guarantee of what, you may well ask . This photo is another example of their polisher at work from a recent post of Peter's http://www.equationoftime.com/forums...enuine-or-fake, you can tell it's a DS from the shield but you certainly get no clues from the case back.

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        Last edited by Tim.; 06-20-2017, 08:06 PM.

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        • #5
          It had 54 bids!!!
          https://www.instagram.com/the_rado_collector/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tim. View Post
            No surprises here, this is the same crew that bought us this little gem. http://www.equationoftime.com/forums...1960+president . They must have enlisted the assistance of Dr. Who to transport this 1974 President back to 1960. I did write to them at the time to let them know that I owned a 1960 President and was certain that this was a 70's model, to which they replied that all their watches were "guaranteed", a guarantee of what, you may well ask . This photo is another example of their polisher at work from a recent post of Peter's http://www.equationoftime.com/forums...enuine-or-fake, you can tell it's a DS from the shield but you certainly get no clues from the case back.

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            Imagine the poor sucker that springs for one of their Omegas or Rolexes.
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            • #7
              It completely baffles me why there is such a huge draw to dial colors that are pretty obviously (even to the casual observer) not anything ever offered by Rado. It seems that as soon as someone takes a Companion, Manhattan, or Voyager and paints the dial some ridiculous shade that is more appropriate on an American muscle car from the 60s or 70s (ie. Grabber Blue, Daytona Yellow, Plum Crazy Purple, Hugger Orange, etc.) the price goes way beyond what the watch would be worth in a nice, clean, original state. I find it incredibly disturbing. I wish the individuals who buy them would stick to paying insane amounts for hacked up Timexes and quit creating a market for these abominations. Ok, Rant complete..... I now return you to your regularly scheduled forum entries......

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WristRot View Post
                It completely baffles me why there is such a huge draw to dial colors that are pretty obviously (even to the casual observer) not anything ever offered by Rado. It seems that as soon as someone takes a Companion, Manhattan, or Voyager and paints the dial some ridiculous shade that is more appropriate on an American muscle car from the 60s or 70s (ie. Grabber Blue, Daytona Yellow, Plum Crazy Purple, Hugger Orange, etc.) the price goes way beyond what the watch would be worth in a nice, clean, original state. I find it incredibly disturbing. I wish the individuals who buy them would stick to paying insane amounts for hacked up Timexes and quit creating a market for these abominations. Ok, Rant complete..... I now return you to your regularly scheduled forum entries......
                I was having the same conversation with my father yesterday and it rattles my brain.

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                • #9
                  Best regards, Mike
                  vintage-rado.de

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WristRot View Post
                    I find it incredibly disturbing.
                    Agreed! And I'm not sure which is worse, the sellers who create these, or the buyers who continue to come to the party.
                    Now, if the sellers were IMPROVING the watches (I think of Singer taking vintage Porsche 911s and taking them to a new level of finish and drivability), I would not complain. But a simple paint job & tune-up does not warrant such prices.
                    Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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                    • #11
                      There is another listing, I don't know if is the same watch or a different listing but is heading in the same direction.

                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rado-Manhatt...19.m1438.l2649

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
                        Agreed! And I'm not sure which is worse, the sellers who create these, or the buyers who continue to come to the party.
                        Now, if the sellers were IMPROVING the watches (I think of Singer taking vintage Porsche 911s and taking them to a new level of finish and drivability), I would not complain. But a simple paint job & tune-up does not warrant such prices.
                        This is a good point. If someone were doing essentially the opposite of Armand Nicolet, taking a vintage case, dial and hands and reworking them to a higher standard and maybe even putting in a new/better movement while maintaining the integrity of the original, that would be a different matter. They would of course also have to make that plainly known.
                        Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JOSE G View Post
                          There is another listing, I don't know if is the same watch or a different listing but is heading in the same direction.

                          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rado-Manhatt...19.m1438.l2649
                          Someone needs to inform that seller (and others of his ilk) that a "beautifully restored" dial would need to exhibit exactly the same color and finish as the original (a word which is itself used fairly liberally in the advert). Again in automobile parlance, this is more of a 'resto-mod'.
                          Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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