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Can someone please explain to me importance of this "original black box"? Future resale speculation? Online forums e-cred?
I have a collection of ten watches. A few dress watches, a few casual watches, and a few watches that double duty as tool/casual watches. Whenever I buy a new one (generally an upgrade) I sell the one I like the least.
Now to answer your question. If I ever decide to sell this watch say for a darth tuna or a marine master, would it sell easier or harder if I don't have the original 50th anniversary box?
I guess it would depend on the person and their intended use? It would probably be more difficult to get top dollar from another collector seeing as lack of original factory shrink wrap diminishes value for many (never mind actually taking it out of the box)...but probably not so much selling to a person that actually wants to wear it. Just my 2 rubles. *shrugs shoulders*
You make a very valid point, but that's not in my experience how most watch collectors go about their business. Pretty much everyone I've known or met wear all their watches except the truly unique show pieces. On that same note, the used watch community is getting bigger every day. Anyway my point being that if I'm gonna buy a 50th anniversary version of a watch, I want it in the 50th anniversary box.YMMV and if resell value is of no importance then this is a great deal.
Agreed with everything :) I just wish I jumped on the blue one when it was available :(