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Old 26 November 2020, 07:35 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy a yellow gold 36mm "President" for my wife. The seller seems reputable and has a decent amount of feedback in various places including here on TRF. Just wanted to make sure the watch advertised is on the up and up.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 26 November 2020, 08:39 AM   #2
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Authentic and very nice condition... also a very well known and established dealer...
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Old 26 November 2020, 08:54 AM   #3
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Authentic and very nice condition... also a very well known and established dealer...
Thank you for the feedback.

From the pictures, it looks like it's in very good condition. Seller states it's "mint", so hopefully I won't need to do any additional reconditioning before giving it to my wife.



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Old 26 November 2020, 09:44 AM   #4
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Looks like a nice complete set. Your wife is stoked
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Old 27 November 2020, 01:17 AM   #5
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Looks like a nice complete set. Your wife is stoked
Thanks! I am pretty excited as well. What do you feel is a good price for a set like this in "mint" condition?

Dealer has it listed for $16,900

I've seen a several pieces on chrono24 selling at $14k to $15k. But those pieces have some visible wear on them. Not sure if getting a good deal or not.

Also, I noticed the face portion of the lugs on this one seems to have a satin finish. Is that supposed to be like that? I've seen several other examples here and there that have a mirror finish. Not sure if that effect was added on or the other pieces had a bad polishing.


Sorry for all the questions, I've seen you around a lot on the "watch out" threads and you seem to be a very knowledgeable person.

Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving


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Old 27 November 2020, 05:18 AM   #6
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All 18238 have brushed lugs.
The one on the picture is a nice watch, very steep price. I own one and happily wear it.
18238 has the quick set which is a huge improvement over the 18038.

If you never felt one you should try it before you buy it and compare to a newer model.
Personally Id go for a 6 digit day date. Totally different watch if you handle it. You pay quite some more but get a shiny watch, solid bracelet and much improved clasp.

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Old 27 November 2020, 06:32 AM   #7
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Thanks! I am pretty excited as well. What do you feel is a good price for a set like this in "mint" condition?

Dealer has it listed for $16,900

I've seen a several pieces on chrono24 selling at $14k to $15k. But those pieces have some visible wear on them. Not sure if getting a good deal or not.

Also, I noticed the face portion of the lugs on this one seems to have a satin finish. Is that supposed to be like that? I've seen several other examples here and there that have a mirror finish. Not sure if that effect was added on or the other pieces had a bad polishing.


Sorry for all the questions, I've seen you around a lot on the "watch out" threads and you seem to be a very knowledgeable person.

Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving


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Price is high no doubt. But its nice.
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Old 27 November 2020, 06:54 AM   #8
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Old 27 November 2020, 09:01 PM   #9
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Old 1 December 2020, 02:23 PM   #10
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All 18238 have brushed lugs.

The one on the picture is a nice watch, very steep price. I own one and happily wear it.

18238 has the quick set which is a huge improvement over the 18038.



If you never felt one you should try it before you buy it and compare to a newer model.

Personally Id go for a 6 digit day date. Totally different watch if you handle it. You pay quite some more but get a shiny watch, solid bracelet and much improved clasp.



My 5 digit
Thanks for the advise. Unfortunately I had already wired the funds before I read your response.

It's supposed to be in mint condition, so worst case if there is any stretch, I'll return it and go for a 6 digit DD.

Thanks again for the input, cheers.

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Old 1 December 2020, 02:24 PM   #11
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Thanks! I'm expecting delivery tomorrow. Pretty pumped

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Old 2 December 2020, 05:01 AM   #12
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Old 2 December 2020, 06:20 AM   #13
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Unfortunately FedEx is having some issues and the delivery has been delayed :sadface:

I was supposed to have gotten it by noon today, but nothing yet.

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Old 3 December 2020, 04:48 AM   #14
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Old 3 December 2020, 09:43 AM   #15
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Did you receive the watch already John Jacob ?
Yes, I got it this morning. Better condition than I was expecting.

Haven't had it sized yet so it's a bit loose, but otherwise very happy with the purchase.

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Nice piece. I was recently in the market for one similar and it's really all about condition, even if it's a few bucks more. That seemed to be the common theme among all research i did was condition. Yours meets that for sure. Congrats!
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Old 3 December 2020, 09:59 AM   #17
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Nice piece. I was recently in the market for one similar and it's really all about condition, even if it's a few bucks more. That seemed to be the common theme among all research i did was condition. Yours meets that for sure. Congrats!
Thank you kindly.

Very happy with the purchase.

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Old 3 December 2020, 10:00 AM   #18
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Thank you kindly.

Very happy with the purchase.

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Are you sure that beauty isn't going to end up on your wrist and not your wife's? It looks great! haha.
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Old 3 December 2020, 10:27 AM   #19
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Great purchase congratulations to your sweet wife :-).
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Old 3 December 2020, 12:10 PM   #20
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Are you sure that beauty isn't going to end up on your wrist and not your wife's? It looks great! haha.
Truthfully, I am having a little difficulty sizing it for her at the moment. Even with all the removable links taken out, the bracelet is too big.

I guess I'm going to have to leave it as is until I can take it to a watch maker to have some of the permanent links removed. Who knows how long that will take...

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Old 4 December 2020, 04:49 PM   #21
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Truthfully, I am having a little difficulty sizing it for her at the moment. Even with all the removable links taken out, the bracelet is too big.

I guess I'm going to have to leave it as is until I can take it to a watch maker to have some of the permanent links removed. Who knows how long that will take...

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Sounds like she needs a 31 or 26mm piece.
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Old 5 December 2020, 12:47 AM   #22
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Naw a good jewel will fix it right up- no big deal.:-))
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