IWC Big Pilot 5009-12 – $6,500
The Big Pilot is unmistakably one of IWC’s most iconic collections, and deservedly so. If you’re still on the fence about adding a Big Pilot to your collection, then Hodinkee’s coverage of John Mayer and his affinity for the Big Pilot will seal the deal. The watch itself is in excellent condition, with light scuffs on the top right lug and a very small nick on the bezel at 9 o clock (both visible on the listing’s images), and is a full set, with original box and papers. However, the seller has stated that he will only deal with established Watchuseek users, with references at hand.
Our instant watch appraisal tool values this watch in the ballpark of $8,000, given the pre-owned condition, inclusion of box and papers, and sale in North America. Considering this, the seller’s asking price of $6,500 is a bargain. The last confirmed sale we could find is for $9,000 on eBay.
For the last few years, Yema has been releasing modern interpretations of the historic Superman models, which first appeared in 1963. With the modern-vintage watch craze showing no signs of abating, Yema’s spot-on vintage re-issues were greeted with warm receptions to say the least. This is an opportunity to bag an extremely rare Yema x Worn & Wound Superman Maxi LE, limited to just 300 pieces. The watch comes with the original box, extra links, and warranty card. The seller also claims that apart from getting the bracelet sized, it hasn’t left the house.
Tudor Black Bay Chrono Panda (2021) – $6,500
If you’ve been following Watches & Wonders 2021, you would be aware of Tudor relaunching their Black Bay Chronograph, with a panda or reverse panda dial, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its first chronograph watches. This listing comes with the full set, encompassing outer box, inner box, extra links, tag, booklets, new style warranty card (5 years warranty), and still has most of its stickers on. This reputable seller is based in Canada, and is asking $6,500, which seems reasonable considering listings on Chrono24 are upwards of $7,200 and $8,500 from private sellers and dealers respectively. Prices on Tudor watches usually come down a bit once the initial craze for new releases abates a bit, but it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the wait.
NOMOS Ludwig 33 244 – $1,000
NOMOS has become a household name when it comes to minimalist timepieces. The Ludwig specifically is know for its Bauhaus design and roman numeral hour markers. The seller claims to be the original owner, having purchased the watch from JomaShop just 6 months ago. The watch is in excellent condition, with the seller claiming there to be no visible scratches. Of note, is that the seller has punched an extra hole in the strap.
Our instant watch appraisal tool values this watch at $1,233, given the it’s pre-owned condition, inclusion of box and papers, and sale in North America. Considering this, the seller’s asking price of $1,000 seems to be quite good.