Chuck Maddox’s Watch Blog

This page is a journal of my journey in the field of Horology, which is timekeeping. In other words, watch collecting. Which in my case is the collecting of chronograph watches. To contact me, email me at: .

Location: Chicagoland, United States

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Friday, December 17, 2004

Thoughts on a current eBay offering...

Today over at's Heuer Discussion Forum, I discuss a currently running eBay auction and the advisability of actually bidding on the watch being offered...

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me are people who attempt to sell watches either as mechanical chronographs, or equipped with mechanical chronograph movements that possess a 1/10 of a second sub-dial. No one has ever made one of these on a wrist watch!

The auction is listed via the link above, my thoughts on this offering is available here. I'll post my summary here:

Folks, it's as simple as this... If you see a 1/10th of a second sub-dial on a chronograph watch and it's not a quartz watch, it is not a functioning chronograph and it was never produced by a reputable firm. Walk away! Heuer may have made that case, but the dial is very suspect and the seller doesn't know a lick about what what's he's stated in the auction listing.

Anyone someone says that "The watch was given to me out of a hugh collection of my (relative's relationship to the seller). (s)He was an avid collector of both high end vintage and new watches, (s)he always bought the top of the line watches which I seen him pay thousands and thousands of dollars for." RUN away! The chances of any of the story being true is infinitesimal

-- Chuck


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