New (NIB) or Pristine Mint | Mint |
Near Mint | Excellent |
Very Good | Good |
Fair | Poor
or Pristine Mint
Absolutely factory fresh, in factory box with
all necessary papers from the factory
(modern pieces). Should have an
authorized dealer stamp on the warranty (modern pieces), to validate that the watch is
legitimate and that the factory will honor the warranty.
If vintage, new old stock condition with or without boxes or papers but
never used or sold to the public.
Undistinguishable from new, original in every way.
May be in factory box, with papers. May have been in showcase or used
in display, or bought new and never worn, or worn so little as to
show no wear whatsoever, or in rare cases restored to perfection.
Completely original in every way. Faint marks
light scratches may be observed under magnification.
May have been expertly
restored, repaired or serviced.
though watch was used very little if at all. If watch has
restored, all original replacement parts have been used.
scratches are evident but hard to detect with the eye. No dents
detectable and the bracelets have little or no wear.
The watch will show some wear, and perhaps is in need of some routine
servicing, but a sound attractive presentation overall. No evidence of
abuse. May have new hands and new crystal, but original case and movement. Dial may
have been restored or need refinishing but
overall appearance is acceptable.
wrong with the watch, though it
has obviously been used. Movement may have had a part replaced,
the part was near to original. Possibly in need of a servicing
restoration or buffing of the case or bracelet, due to nicks and mars or more noticeable scratches. Runs well
but may need timing adjustments or service for optimal performance.
Well used, possibly in need of
a servicing and restoration.
May be running erratic. May not have original dial
case. Even an untrained eye could tell the watch has seen
days, but overall still wearable and worthy of consideration.
as to whether it can ever made to run
again. Speculative piece and should be priced accordingly.
Maybe 'fixer-upper' would be too generous a term.
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