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EconTigerOrange 8 April 2021 05:50 AM

Curious on your thoughts/opinions on what recasing does to the value/desirability of a watch. Iím looking at a 335 that has been recased, but has all the paperwork from Panerai. I would think it would have an adverse impact on the value since itís not all original. Would it be harder to sell down the road?

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arnage 8 April 2021 06:39 AM

I can't imagine it would make any material difference on the value, particularly if there's paperwork. 335 is part of their contemporary line; so not really the same as if a discontinued historical model (21 or 203..?) was being re-cased.

is the pricing of the particular watch "lower" than other examples of the 335 on the market? If not, that helps support the thesis.

EconTigerOrange 8 April 2021 06:57 AM

The asking price is about $2,250 more than one that was listed on TRF about a month ago. It looks to be overpriced even if it wasnít recased, but wasnít sure if it was worth negotiating down even more as the seller is open to offers.

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arnage 8 April 2021 07:24 AM

Yeah, perhaps part of the pricing rationale was that a re-casing means it's been brought back to "like new." replacing a case on a ceramic Panerai is pretty costly.

Coolhandlucas 8 April 2021 10:07 AM

I don't have any real knowledge on this other than my opinion. But if a watch I was after was re-cased at the factory I would view it as a positive rather than a negative. However, I don't think I'd pay much if any over market for it.

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