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Old 9 January 2017, 05:54 AM   #1
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Help Please! Yachtmaster

I am looking to purchase this TT YM and I have been doing my research on the forum and was wondering if anyone could share any information with me regarding this TT YM. The seller doesn't have much information and I don't want to be swindled. Everyone here seems to be so knowledgeable so I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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Old 9 January 2017, 05:56 AM   #2
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If the seller can't answer all your questions you should pass.
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Old 9 January 2017, 05:58 AM   #3
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Old 9 January 2017, 06:02 AM   #4
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If the seller can't answer all your questions you should pass.
thanks for your response.
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Old 9 January 2017, 06:10 AM   #5
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Buy the seller first. If you can't trust the seller, you can't trust the watch.
I believe the seller is reputable, however they do not specialize in watches. I was more concerned about the condition and whether a trip to a RSC would be able to make the watch look new again. I just want to make sure this watch isn't in too bad condition by the forum's Rolex aficionado's standards.
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Old 9 January 2017, 06:11 AM   #6
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I believe the seller is reputable, however they do not specialize in watches. I was more concerned about the condition and whether a trip to a RSC would be able to make the watch look new again. I just want to make sure this watch isn't in too bad condition by the forum's Rolex aficionado's standards.
Not to say your seller is not reputable, but if they don't specialize in watches it would make me leery. Too many great pre-owned watches popping up here and there to take a chance. Good luck!
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Old 9 January 2017, 07:21 AM   #8
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Not to say your seller is not reputable, but if they don't specialize in watches it would make me leery. Too many great pre-owned watches popping up here and there to take a chance. Good luck!
thank you!
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Old 9 January 2017, 07:10 PM   #9
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Pic are just pics, midsize is it ?


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Old 9 January 2017, 08:33 PM   #10
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Based on bracelet its June 2010.
BUT, I can not see any rehaut marks completed 2007 - strange?

Maybe a later bracelet (which does look genuine)

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Old 10 January 2017, 12:53 AM   #11
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Yes it is midsize 35mm.
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Old 10 January 2017, 12:57 AM   #12
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Based on bracelet its June 2010.
BUT, I can not see any rehaut marks completed 2007 - strange?

Maybe a later bracelet (which does look genuine)

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Adam,

Thank you so much for your response, it is very helpful.

I was able to see the rehaut marks when you had an magnifier window over the picture.

In your opinion, do you think investing in a trip to the RSC for a full service will help this watch to look like new?
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Old 10 January 2017, 12:58 AM   #13
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Yes, its a midsize 35mm.
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Old 10 January 2017, 01:29 AM   #14
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Is the case always not machined at the end of the lugs on the back? I dont think ive ever seen that before. Maybe its a ladies yachtmaster thing.
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Old 10 January 2017, 02:22 AM   #15
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It's filthy. That alone would make me pass. This isn't some unicorn piece.
If you don't care enough to clean your product for sale, that says a lot.
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Old 10 January 2017, 02:52 AM   #16
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Is the case always not machined at the end of the lugs on the back? I dont think ive ever seen that before. Maybe its a ladies yachtmaster thing.
Thanks for your response.

Well, this is a midsize 35mm. I am not sure...looking for guidance.
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Old 10 January 2017, 03:05 AM   #17
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It's filthy. That alone would make me pass. This isn't some unicorn piece.
If you don't care enough to clean your product for sale, that says a lot.
So with that said, would a trip to the RSC for full service get this yachtmaster back in tip-top shape?
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Old 10 January 2017, 03:44 AM   #18
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Is the case always not machined at the end of the lugs on the back? I dont think ive ever seen that before. Maybe its a ladies yachtmaster thing.
The lugs on all yachtmasters curve down similar to the daytona. The ends of the lugs are milled flat on the backside on all yachtmasters.
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Adam,

Thank you so much for your response, it is very helpful.

I was able to see the rehaut marks when you had an magnifier window over the picture.

In your opinion, do you think investing in a trip to the RSC for a full service will help this watch to look like new?
Excellent, that makes sense.
The rehaut markings are important.

I suspect a RSC may charge up to $800 for service and repair.
Only you can decide if that is worth it.
Very easy to check current second hand yachmaster prices

Let us know what you decide based on all the good inputs
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Old 10 January 2017, 05:53 AM   #20
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The lugs on all yachtmasters curve down similar to the daytona. The ends of the lugs are milled flat on the backside on all yachtmasters.
Thank you so much for this information!
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Old 10 January 2017, 06:02 AM   #21
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Excellent, that makes sense.
The rehaut markings are important.

I suspect a RSC may charge up to $800 for service and repair.
Only you can decide if that is worth it.
Very easy to check current second hand yachmaster prices

Let us know what you decide based on all the good inputs
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ok, great!
Yes, I have done my research on RSC pricing for the servicing of that yachtmaster. The seller is asking $3850. I believe that is a fair price, but being a novice and only owning one Rolex that was purchased at an AD I feel so lost in the second hand market. Therefore, everyone's assistance, comments, and feedback are so very helpful.

Thanks again!
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Old 10 January 2017, 06:31 AM   #22
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Excellent, that makes sense.
The rehaut markings are important.

I suspect a RSC may charge up to $800 for service and repair.
Only you can decide if that is worth it.
Very easy to check current second hand yachmaster prices

Let us know what you decide based on all the good inputs
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ok, great!
Yes, I have done my research on RSC pricing for the servicing of that yachtmaster. The seller is asking $3850. I believe that is a fair price, but being a novice and only owning one Rolex that was purchased at an AD I feel so lost in the second hand market. Therefore, everyone's assistance, comments, and feedback are so very helpful.

Thank you so much!
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Old 11 January 2017, 04:32 AM   #23
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So much this!

Seriously, if you're looking to the secondary market you might consider here on TRF. There are literally dozens of really good sellers here, find a watch you like then search the seller's name in the "who's who" section of the classifieds.
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Old 13 January 2017, 06:47 AM   #24
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So much this!

Seriously, if you're looking to the secondary market you might consider here on TRF. There are literally dozens of really good sellers here, find a watch you like then search the seller's name in the "who's who" section of the classifieds.
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Think you can haggle a bit more on the price.
Sent it to any official RSC (Not AD) and you'll get back a brand new looking clean watch with a Rolex card and warranty.
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Old 18 January 2017, 07:32 AM   #26
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Think you can haggle a bit more on the price.
Sent it to any official RSC (Not AD) and you'll get back a brand new looking clean watch with a Rolex card and warranty.
Great, thank you!
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