Deals of the Day: 05/19/2021

Posted by John H. on May 19, 2021

Seiko Yachtman UFO (6138-0011) – $385

The Yachtman is no stranger to vintage Seiko enthusiasts. Its better known as the UFO, due to its flying saucer-shaped case. It is a bruiser of a vintage chronograph measuring in at 44 mm wide and 15 mm tall. Bet you didn’t know that the Yachtman is a frequent guest on big screen, making appearances in Le Magnifique, Bicentennial Man, Stone’s Cocoon and even a McDonald’s advertisement.

The reputable seller claims that prior to him purchasing the watch, it had underwent a complete overhaul at a watch makers shop in Europe that specializes in vintage Seiko watch maintenance and repair, keeping what he believes to be the original dial. As a result, the watch is keeping great time, and pushers functioning as intended. Of note is that the original NOS bracelet is also included in this deal.

It is rare for one to pop up for sale in such great external condition, let alone with what the seller claims to be the original dial. The listing price of $385 is a bargain, considering recently recorded sales have been in the range of $500 to $900.

Rolex Submariner (116610) – $11,200

This listing is for a pre-owned Rolex Submariner 116610, and comes with the complete set, encompassing original papers, original inner and outer box, warranty card dated 2011, hang tag and booklets. Although the service history is unknown, the reputable seller claims running within COSC specifications. The seller also claims that the watch was worn sparingly and with care, as such is in great condition.

Our instant watch appraisal tool values the Rolex Explorer II at $12,258, given its pre-owned condition, inclusion of box and papers, and sale in North America. The reputable seller is asking for $11,200, which is fair considering the age and condition of the watch.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M (220.10.41.21.02.001) – $3,150

This listing is for an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 220.10.41.21.02.001, which comes with the full set, encompassing original box and papers. The seller claims to be the second owner of the timepiece, having purchased it back in the summer of 2019. The seller also admits that it is not a safe queen and has been wearing it regularly. As a result there’s light swirls and desk marks on the case, and a small ding on the lower left lug which he claims isn’t noticeable under normal lighting conditions.

The seller’s initial asking price was $3,500, and has subsequently reduced it to $3,150, which is a bargain to be had. At this price, it is the cheapest one ever to be listed on the watch sales forums that we track.

Seiko Marine Master Professional 1000M (SBBN025) – $1,245

The Seiko Tuna collection is arguably one of Seiko’s most iconic collections. The Seiko Tuna Marinemaster SBBN025 is known as the ‘Darth Tuna’ due to its black DLC coated titanium inner case and bezel, giving it its all black aesthetic. The SBBN025 is powered by the Seiko in-house high-tech quartz movement 7C46. This is a quartz movement with 7 jewels, hi-torque tolerances and efficiency.

This listing comes with the full set, encompassing the original box, booklets and stamped warranty paper. The seller claims to be the original owner, having purchased the watch in August 2018. He also claims that the watch is in excellent condition, except for faint marks on the bottom outer ring of the bezel.

Our instant watch appraisal tool values this Seiko Marine Master SBBN025 at $1,435, given its pre-owned condition, inclusion of box and papers, and sale in North America. Considering recent sales have been in the range of $1,400 to $1,600, the seller’s asking price of $1,245 seems to be quite competitive.

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