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Re: "Rare" versus "Scarce", in World of Wristwatches?


As usual, I can find nothing objectionable in your logic. My pet peve is not really that Jeff used the word rare. It is that words like rare and NOS are thrown around helter/skelter and they end up having no meaning. I got an email from a well known watch sale site this morning, informing me that they had 3 or 4 new watches which were in my range of interest. One of them was described as NOS. It was nice...maybe "near mint." It had traces of the schmutz of having been worn. It had some minor surface scratches. It did not have the original bracelet and it had no box and papers. Can we agree that this is far from NOS?

I would say that NOS is RARE....and again...I guess I am just an ass.

Little Johnny...the ass.

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