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Should I have bought this 2447N from Hodinkee?

  1. calibre11user

    calibre11user Feb 22, 2020

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    I've been following modern TAG Heuer, but vintage Heuer is out of my domain of knowledge.

    A few days ago, Hodinkee posted a vintage Carrera 2447N for sale in their online store. At the time I saw the page, the watch was still unsold. I was strongly debating with myself whether to buy the timepiece, but since I do not understand how rare this item may or may not be or if the price was reasonable or not, I took the safe position of not buying it.

    What is everyone's opinion on buying such a piece if it ever comes up again for sale at about the same price? Is it worth buying immediately?

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  2. Yago

    Yago Feb 25, 2020

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    Black dial Carreras are popular so asking prices are usually on the high side. This piece is another example of Hodinkee’s inflated prices though, although not extreme in this case. It has 2nd exec short hour markers so not prime example of 2447n. The case looks slightly polished but the biggest issue is the lume condition on the hour hand. I would pass for this price.
     
  3. imagwai

    imagwai Feb 25, 2020

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  4. Yago

    Yago Feb 25, 2020

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    From what I have tracked Bernard has honest prices and you know what you buy. Impressive collection as well. Solid reputation. Worth following his IG as he usually lists there before on OF.
     
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  5. Ara

    Ara Feb 25, 2020

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    Ditto on Bernard. I reached out to him without ever meeting and he helped me tremendously with my first vintage purchase. Great collector and very nice guy.
     
  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 25, 2020

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    Agreed!
     
  7. SteveP

    SteveP Feb 26, 2020

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    I have an issue with @bernarddevos . Some long years ago he sold me my first Autavia 11630 parts. The price was very reasonable at the time; however if he had no done so I would be a rich man today.

    To be fair, he did also give me advice I have never forgetten-

    "Once you start collecting Heuer…..well let’s say you might not stop anymore, it’s like a virus." (No further comment on that one.)

    **in case of confusion, this is tongue in cheek. Bernard is A1. I always remember he was keen to see how I was getting on with my 'project'-which speaks volumes and that it was never just about the money. :thumbsup:**

    Steve
     
  8. calibre11user

    calibre11user Feb 26, 2020

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    Are you folks referring to Bernard Watch?
     
  9. SteveP

    SteveP Feb 27, 2020

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    No, Bernard de Vos is no relation to this seller.
    Thanks, Steve
     
  10. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Feb 27, 2020

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    :D
     
  11. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Feb 27, 2020

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    #CarreraVirus (TM)
     
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