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donwatch at May 5, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Thanks Paul!  ;)  Sold for best offer of $650.


Don's Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531 (see bottom of the previous page) sold much quicker than most, taking less than 24 hours from listing to acceptance of offer. But then it was sensibly priced - to sell. ;)


However, there are others which take a little longer - and still don't actually sell. :roll:


May 6, 2019 at 5:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at November 27, 2018 at 9:09 AM

You can always tell when Christmas is coming. Not because of all the TV adverts, etc., but when Cartier Ferrari Formula chrono's start appearing on eBay Germany in droves. Yes, it's the silly season again. :roll: I had one eBay notification last week that included so many of the things, that I didn't have room to add them all to my eBay watching page. :/ Many of them were quite familiar, including a few with ludicrous 1000 Euro plus asking prices, that were listed this time last year and have obviously remained unsold. I'm not going to bother re-posting the links.


This was one of them, which I hadn't previously mentioned ....


Checking my records, this stainless re-dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula was listed by a German eBay seller in the run up to Christmas, last year, on 23rd November 2018, with a typically over-optimistic 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 1299 Euros. I did subsequently remember to add it to my eBay watching page, after I'd made some room by deleting a few older ended listings. It's since been automatically re-listed every 30 days, retaining the same eBay item number, without any price reduction.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153273813346

Cartier Ferrari Formula Stahl Gold red Day-Date Klassiker rot Sammler selten




Sehr schöne und äußerst seltene Ferrari Uhr, die damals von Cartier gefertigt und vertrieben wurde. Diese hervorragend verarbeitete Uhr weist eine schöne Symmetrie im Gehäuse und den Drückern auf. Das Gehäuse ist leicht geschwungen geformt und trägt sich angenehmn. Das sportlich rote Blatt integriert die Day-Date-Anzeige gut in den rechten Totalisator und spricht technisch affine Betrachter an.

Das Gehäuse der Uhr ist in Stahl-Gold gehalten und rahmt das Ferrarirote Blatt. Das Band ist aus Edelstahl und verfügt über eine Faltschließe mit Stretch-System.

Sie trägt unser UK-Qualitätssiegel, wird mit UK-Echtheitszertifikat ausgeliefert und hat 1 Jahr Gewährleistung ab Kaufdatum.

Marke: Cartier

Aufzug: Quarz

Material Gehäuse: Gold/Stahl

Material Armband: Stahl

Jahr: 90er

Zustand: gut

Box: Nein

Papiere: Nein

Geschlecht: Herren, Unisex

Standort: Langenfeld/Deutschland

Kaliber/Werk: Cartier Quarz

Basiskaliber: ETA

Durchmesser: 40 mm

Wasserdicht: 3 ATM

Material Lünette: Gold/Stahl

Glas: Saphirglas

Ziffernblatt: Rot

Farbe Armband: Stahl

Schließe: Faltschließe

Material Schließe: Stahl

Funktionen: Datum, Wochentagsanzeige, Chronograph

Sonstiges: Kleine Sekunde, Originalzustand/Originalteile

Zustand Zeiger und Zifferblatt: sehr gut

Zustand Glas: sehr gut

Zustand Gehäuse: gut

Zustand Gehäuseboden: gut

Zustand Schließe: gut

Zustand Band: gut

Zustand Kaliber/Werk: sehr gut


The only reason I'm bothering to mention it now, 6 months later, is that this morning, the German eBay seller finally ended the listing because of an error - presumably an error in the pricing. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153273813346



May 6, 2019 at 5:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Athough I've deleted the original listing from my eBay watching page, if my records are correct, this stainless two-tone red dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula was first listed by a UK eBay seller at the beginning of February. The day / dates shown in the seller's photos (and my captions added to them) would tend to confirm this.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173859835941

Cartier Ferrari Formula Quartz Analog Chronograph Men's Red dial




Cartier Ferrari Formula

Movement Chronograph working perfectly regesting every second sets and rests all functions working

Dial beautiful red with yellow hands day and date

Case 41mm with gold plated bezel

Bracelet fits 18.5cm

The watch all original cartier powered by top movement this watch was released back on 80s and cartier bought a special movement to give most advanced timing however do google it very interesting history on the movement.

The watch have light scratches but for the age of the watch almost 35 years old it is in good condition.

The watch have no box or papers.

Question please ask.

If you live in the UK you will receive the watch next day delivery tracked and signed by Royal mail Monday to Thursday however Fridays and weekends will post on Monday.

Thank you for watching and please look to my watch selection.

Our ref P31


It sold this evening, against the current re-listing for the £499.95 Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173859835941


May 9, 2019 at 3:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at May 3, 2019 at 9:43 AM

There was another stainless two-tone red-dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula (model # F6104801) listed by a German eBay seller in the last week of April. It was a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of 1 Euro, but this time with no reserve price set.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254210336563

Originale Cartier Ferrari Formula Uhr



I'd placed a couple of bids on it, taking the bidding up to 300 Euros. After some deliberation, I decided to let it pass. Probably a bad decision, in hindsight, because when the auction ended a couple of days ago, it sold for a very reasonable 400.50 Euros after 41 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254210336563



For whatever reason, that sale of a stainless Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531 (model # F6104801) appears to have fallen through, because the German eBay seller re-listed it last week as another 7-day auction.


I thought I might have another punt at it, but this time around, the bidding had already passed the 400 Euro mark, with 10 hours of the auction still to run, so I resolved to pass (again). It sold yesterday evening for 525 Euros after 40 bids.

May 18, 2019 at 7:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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There have been an unusually high number of stainless red-dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula's listed and sold on eBay recently, particularly model # F6104801. But I suspect this example, listed yesterday evening by a US eBay seller, will be hanging around unsold for a long time. Not only is it in no better than average well worn condition, without box or papers, but the deluded would-be seller is asking an absolutely ridiculous $2525 as a Buy-it-Now ! 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392301211614


Welcome to my eBay Store

Cartier Ferrari Formula Quartz Analog Chronograph Watch

Red Dial

Seiko Movement - 7A38

Case Size - 41MM

Adjustable Band That Fits Up to a 7.5" Wrist

New Battery Installed on 5/20/19

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Feel Free to ask any questions before bidding please

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May 23, 2019 at 4:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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There was another listing for a red-dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula on eBay Germany earlier this week, that's worthy of a mention. I'm certain, that when I first saw it on Monday evening, it was a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of 399 Euros. So I just added it my eBay watching page and didn't bother taking a screen print at the time. The next time I happened to look at it (from my eBay watching page) I noticed the seller had reduced the opening bid price from 399 Euros to only 1 Euro, and also reduced the duration to 5 days (as can be confirmed by the revision history).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153503885315



Ferrari Formula Cartier Uhr

Sehr schöne und äußerst seltene Ferrari Uhr, die damals von Cartier gefertigt und vertrieben wurde.

Diese hervorragend verarbeitete Uhr weist eine schöne Symmetrie im Gehäuse und den Drückern auf.

Das sportlich rote Blatt integriert die Day-Date-Anzeige gut in den rechten Totalisator und spricht technisch affine

Betrachter an.

Das Gehäuse der Uhr ist in Stahl-Gold gehalten und rahmt das Ferrarirote Blatt.

Das Band ist aus Edelstahl und verfügt über eine Faltschließe mit Stretch-System.

Die Funktionalität der Uhr wird garantiert. Batterie wurde erst vor ein paar Tagen gewechselt.

Marke: Cartier

Aufzug: Quarz

Material Gehäuse: Gold/Stahl

Material Armband: Stahl

Jahr: 90er

Zustand: gut

Box: Ja

Papiere: Ja

Geschlecht: Herren, Unisex

Standort: Langenfeld/Deutschland

Kaliber/Werk: Cartier Quarz

Basiskaliber: ETA

Durchmesser: 40 mm

Wasserdicht: 3 ATM

Material Lünette: Gold/Stahl

Glas: Saphirglas

Ziffernblatt: Rot

Farbe Armband: Stahl

Schließe: Faltschließe

Material Schließe: Stahl

Funktionen: Datum, Wochentagsanzeige, Chronograph

Sonstiges: Kleine Sekunde, Originalzustand/Originalteile

Zustand Zeiger und Zifferblatt: sehr gut

Zustand Glas: sehr gut

Zustand Gehäuse: gut

Zustand Gehäuseboden: gut

Zustand Schließe: gut

Zustand Band: gut

Zustand Kaliber/Werk: sehr gut

Viel Spaß beim Bieten


I had my doubts about it for a couple of reasons: I wasn't sure whether the mostly stainless surfaces had been refinished and the bracelet looked rather short, lacking in removeable adjustment links. I messaged the seller asking what size wrist it would fit and if he had any spare adjustment links. He didn't deign to reply. I bid it to just shy of 300 Euros and decided to leave it at that. The 5-day auction ended yesterday evening, selling for 376.82 Euros after 27 bids. Possibly a good buy for someone with a smaller wrist. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153503885315


June 2, 2019 at 3:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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There's definitely something fishy going on with that stainless red dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula, listed by German eBay seller nekur59 (see my earlier series of posts higher up the page). A hidden agenda (perhaps an unstated reserve price) ? Last week, he re-listed it once again. The latest 7-day auction ended earlier this evening, with it theoretically selling this time around for 401 Euros after 22 bids. This time I deleberately refrained from partaking altogether.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254246699142


June 4, 2019 at 5:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I'm probably a bit late in posting this - and definitely too late for the nine poor fools currently bidding on this particular red-dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula, for whom the 'Red Mist' has turned into a red 'pea souper'. :( Had I posted about it earlier, when I first saw it, a while back, I probably would have flagged it in the 'Wrong Uns' thread, rather than here. I just received a timely reminder the auction was ending soon. :roll:


Catawiki may try to present a more professional appearance than eBay, with their supposed experts (joke), but the same perils and pitfalls are out there, waiting to trap the unwary buyer. This modified watch, being touted as in 'very good condition' (if not actually claiming it to be 100% original) was listed on 21st June, as a 10-day auction, with a temptingly low opening bid price of 250 Euros and no reserve.


https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/27693663-ferrari-formula-by-cartier-crono-tricompax-daydate-men-1980-1989




The seller's lengthy description conveniently omits to mention that this watch has been modified from its original factory specification. The lug box area has been filed out to take the 16mm (not 20mm as claimed) generic red 'mock croc' leather strap now fitted. This watch was not originally fitted with a leather strap. Going by the fact it has drilled lugs (or should I say, what's left of them) I strongly suspect it was once a model F6104801 (as per the various examples higher up this page) fitted with a two-notch semi-integrated two-tone bracelet. It sure as hell didn't leave Ateliers ABC looking like it does now. Here's how the correct / original / leather strap version (model # F6604901) would have looked, fitted with a 12.5mm lug width notched red shark strap - and rather more metal on the lugs !



June 30, 2019 at 6:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 10-day Catawiki auction for that red-dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula with butchered lug ends ended a few moments ago, supposedly selling for 950 Euros (plus 9% buyer's commission) after 20 bids.


https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/27693663-ferrari-formula-by-cartier-crono-tricompax-daydate-men-1980-1989




I'm pretty certain this isn't the first time I've seen this watch listed on Catawiki, so hopefully the latest unlucky winning bidder won't be foolish enough to pay up. :/


June 30, 2019 at 2:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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So how much is a Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531 model # F6094801 in 'NOS unworn condition' worth, in today's marketplace - in real world terms ? Answer: Probably nothing like as much as this hopeful UK eBay seller would have you believe. This almost mint example was listed a couple of weeks ago, on 23rd June, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £1500, or the option to make a much lower, more sensible offer. It'll be interesting to see what it eventually sells for.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323841637075


Ferrari Formula Cartier Chronograph

With Original Box, Instruction Book & International Guarantee Card.

Bought Many Years Ago - New Never Worn - Probably The Best Available.

New Battery Fitted.


July 9, 2019 at 6:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Must admit I couldn't resist making the seller a cheeky lowball offer (£500).

He's just responded with a counter-offer of £1000, so there's scope for negotiation.


July 9, 2019 at 8:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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No great surprise, that 'wrong un' red-dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula that I flagged up at the end of last month is was back re-listed on Catawiki again this evening. 


https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/28190211-ferrari-formula-by-cartier-crono-tricompax-daydate-no-reserve-price-men-1980-1989



Edit: Catawiki link now showing Page Not Found - so perhaps it's been pulled.


July 19, 2019 at 1:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Checking my eBay watching page, I see that the 'NOS' Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531 model # F6094801, listed by a UK eBay seller with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £1500, in the last week of June, sold yesterday evening.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323841637075

The eBay Purchase History confirms that it sold for a best offer (if nothing else). :roll:


Unfortunately that annoying eBay API feed 'glitch' means WatchCount.com look-up tools still can't provide any clue as to what price it may actually have been sold for.


Belated Update (26th August):

Nearly 2 weeks later, using the latest eBay 'BO workaround', I'm finally able to report that 'NOS' Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531 model # F6094801 sold for a remarkably high best offer of £1200. :o As revealed by this alternative eBay link:


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=323841637075


August 14, 2019 at 6:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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While I'm updating this thread, I may as well write a belated post about this other 'lesser' example of the Cal. 531 model # F6094801, which sold on eBay at the end of last month. Subtitled: From one extreme to another. :roll: It was listed by an Italian eBay seller, in the last week of July, 'For Spare Parts' as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 99 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133120665806





Orologio Ferrari by Cartier al quarzo ,movimento seiko 7a28 cassa e bracciale nero /oro bel quadrante rosso Ferrari con difetto, serve revisione cronometria, manca un tasto, si vende per ricambi for parts.


As can be seen from the seller's photos, it was missing one pusher and the other two were chipped / dinged. I added it to my eBay watching page and thought about it a couple of times, but decided I really didn't need another project. Admittedly, I did chuck in a 'throwaway' snipe bid - and lost. :( It sold for 206 Euros after 14 bids. Rather amusingly, the other 2 snipers bid the same figure as each other, so they evidently didn't think it was worth much more than I did.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133120665806

August 14, 2019 at 7:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at May 23, 2019 at 4:38 AM

There have been an unusually high number of stainless red-dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula's listed and sold on eBay recently, particularly model # F6104801. But I suspect this example, listed yesterday evening by a US eBay seller, will be hanging around unsold for a long time. Not only is it in no better than average well worn condition, without box or papers, but the deluded would-be seller is asking an absolutely ridiculous $2525 as a Buy-it-Now ! 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392301211614


Over the last 4 months the US eBay seller had made a number of revisions to the listing. Most were unusually changes to the Postage Terms, but there were also 4 reductions made to their original ludicrous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price, which by mid-July had bought it down to 'only' $1800. :roll:



In fact, looking at the final iteration of the listing, it appears they were later offering it through eBay's dysfunctional GSP programme (which wasn't originally an option).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392301211614



For anybody foolhardy enough to contemplate it, that would have added nearly $540 in charges to the 'reduced' $1800 Buy-it-Now price ! :o


Checking my eBay watching page, it appears to have finally sold, late last night.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392301211614

The eBay Purchase History reveals that there was only ever one offer tendered.



The alternative 'True Selling Price' link reveals it sold for an offer of $1500 !! :o


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=392301211614



As I've written many times - all it ever takes is one. Clearly suffering from not only the 'Red Mist', but a distinct lack of due diligence. :roll:


September 13, 2019 at 7:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Due diligence being the operative words. Something a bit fishy going on with that one. In the early hours of this morning, a Canadian eBay seller, with a feedback rating of (1) listed what appeared to be exactly the same Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531, model # F6104801, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $5. Their listing used the previous US eBay seller's photos in a slightly different order, with what was their primary (north-south oriented) photo uploaded 4 times in a row. The description was almost identical to the previous US seller's. The listing lasted less than 3 hours, during which time, no bids were placed and it received just 10 views, before being withdrawn as no longer available.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193102509945



Edit: I strongly suspect that was a scam. If you check this 'Canadian' eBay seller's other items, they are also listing a set of Bluetooth Headphones. Although this item location is also stated as: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, the description includes the sentence: shipping from morocco i will ship with aramex (cost 15$ to USA.) or by post office of morocco. Caveat Emptor indeed.


September 15, 2019 at 3:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I still see lots of speculatively over-priced Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531's, listed on eBay with Buy-it-Now asking prices in excess of 1000 Euros - particularly from Germany. I simply don't have time to mention every one and just add them to my eBay watching page. Some have been on there, re-listed ad nauseam since last year. Here's a more recent example, listed by a Romanian eBay seller, in the last week of August, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of £1300 (or the option to make a much lower more realistic offer).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383122818266


WORLDWIDE TRACKED 3-4 DAYS SHIPPING !!

UP FOR SALE FERRARI by CARTIER QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH IN SUPERB CONDITION AND PERFECTLY WORKING ORDER!!

ALL PICTURES ARE FROM THE ACTUAL WATCH IN ALL MY LISTINGS.

WATCH DATES FROM THE ‘80s , AND IS IN GREAT WORKING ORDER, KEEPING GOOD TIME.

CHRONOGRAPH WORK‘S PERFECTLY, START, STOP AND RESET TO ZERO.

I WILL TRY TO DESCRIBE THE WATCH AS GOOD AS I CAN BUT PLEASE ANALYZE ALL PICTURES AND FULL DESCRIPTION.

BRAND: FERRARI by CARTIER

MODEL: FORMULA 1 “Testa Rossa”

CRYSTAL: ORIGNAL

DIAL: ORIGINAL IN PERFECT CONDITION

DAY/DATE: WORKING PERFECTLY

HANDS: ALL ORIGINAL

CASE: BLACK PVD- Measuring 41mm without crown

MOVEMENT: JAPAN QUARTZ FERRARI cal.531 Powered by SEIKO - WORKING EXCELLENT

BACKCASE: SCREWED S.STEEL

BAND: ORIGINAL NSA BRACELET- WILL FIT FOR A MAX 20cm WRIST

BOX&PAPERS: WATCH COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL BOX & PAPERS AS SEEN ON PHOTOS

I LIST ONLY AUTHENTIC WATCHES!!

I mainly sell vintage watches. They MAY have flaws associated with age (leather is the culprit), and are not perfect. Please review the pictures carefully. They are part of the description. I try my best to provide accurate descriptions and pictures, but it can happen that i miss something!!

IN CASE OF ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL TRY TO RESOLVE ANY REASONABLE PROBLEMS!! THE RETURN IS POSSIBLE ONLY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND WILL NOT ACCEPT PARTIAL REFOUND AFTER DELIVERY (LIKE SOME "PROFESSIONAL" BUYERS ARE ASKING FOR UNSIGNIFICANT REASONS OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THEMSELVS)!!

I have tried to describe this as honestly as i can and please feel free to ask any questions!!

PAYMENT: PAYPAL OR BANK TRANSFER!!Bidders under 5 feedback please contact me first!!!

Winning bidder will be required to pay within 3 days after end the item. After 4 days no received payment item will be relist.

Please analyze all pictures, they are part of description, what u see is what u get!!


This watch differs somewhat from the usual model F6094801, in that it has a white Tachymeter ring, rather than black. You'll regularly see this combination of black ion two-tone finish with white Tachymeter ring with the less popular red tri-colour dial variant. Funnily enough this watch also has the black hour, minute, sweep second and much shorter sub-dial hands you'd also find on that model (F6094884). Despite the seller's claims of originality, I strongly suspect this watch has 'benefitted' from a 'TestaRossa' dial swap. Probably best avoided at any price !


September 15, 2019 at 7:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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But I digress. One nation regularly associated with 'silly' pricing (and frankened watches) are the Italians. So it makes a refreshing change to find a Cartier Ferrari Formula listed by an Italian eBay seller that's reasonably priced. This well-cared for unmolested example of model # F6094801, was listed yesterday, with a sensible Buy-it-Now price of 590 Euros, or the option to make an offer.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193101480205


CRONOGRAFO DA UOMO ANNI '80 DELLA LINEA FERRARI FORMULA BY CARTIER

DIMENSIONI CASSA 41mm

LUNGHEZZA ANSA 18MM

QUADRANTE ROSSO FERRARI

GIORNO E DATA AL 3

MOVIMENTO AL QUARZO

BRACCIALE COMPLETO

CONDIZIONI OTTIME,VETRO PERFETTO

CORREDATO DI SCATOLA E GARANZIA ORIGINALI

---PER PIU INFO CONTATTATEMI---

---SPEDIZIONE NAZIONALE E INTERNAZIONALE TRACCIATA---

---IMBALLO ADEGUATO ALLA FRAGILITA' DEL PRODOTTO---

---SU RICHIESTA SPEDIZIONE ASSICURATA---


September 15, 2019 at 7:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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No great surprise, really - that nice lightly used example of a Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531, model # F6094801, sold late last night for the very reasonable Buy-it-Now price of 590 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193101480205

September 17, 2019 at 2:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Earlier today, I had the opportunity to bid on an eBay auction, for what turned out to be probably the cheapest red dialed Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531., to have sold on eBay in a very long time. I passed. :roll: It was listed at the beginning of last week, by an Italian eBay seller as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid price of 59 Euros. It was described as non-working and allegedly being unused. I didn't actually spot the listing until it was already nearly a week old and forgot to take a screen print of the original listing at the time, but here's the basic details.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223667121918

Orologio Ferrari (originale) Non Funzionante! Mai Usato. Unico Pezzo/ Quartz




Orologio Ferrari (originale) Non Funzionante! Mai Usato. Unico Pezzo All’asta. La condizione Aperto, mai usato. Pezzi di ricambio.

Non sappiamo come mai non va. Forse batteria.


That last sentence of the description translates as:

We don't know why it doesn't work. Maybe battery.


The seller's photos weren't the sharpest, but there was clearly significant paint loss from the Tachymeter ring. If you zoom in on that photo, the dial looks rather blurred and there was also paint loss underneath both 30 minute counting and constant seconds sub-dial hands. Suffered a severe battery leak maybe ? Or water ingress ?


I'd bid it up to just under 100 Euros yesterday and then set up an automated 'killer' snipe bid, which probably would have easily won the auction. But then I looked at that photo again and thought to myself Nah - and cancelled it. The auction ended this morning, with it selling for a mere 135 Euros after 18 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223667121918

It might well have turned out to be a nightmare as a potential restoration project, but for that price it's an absolute goldmine of spares ! Epic fail on my part !


September 26, 2019 at 11:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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