|Credor Spring Drive Moonphase: |
Stunning no matter how it's sold.
Here are the links to the watches:
https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/purpose-inc/item/90037431/ (¥ 498,000) This watch is also available on eBay.
http://www.janusmalls.top/products-29737.html (¥ 353,580)
https://www.reebonz.com/my/seiko/watches/mens-seiko-credor-node-moonphase-navy-dial-gcll999-5r77-0aa0-90037431-11142180 ( ¥ 590,444)
(The prices are in yen; for a rough conversion to dollars, just cut the last two digits.)
The price difference from the most to least expensive is 236,864 yen, about $2,100 — for the same watch. Notably, none of these stores are watch shops.
Credor is Seiko’s high-end line, even higher than their Grand Seiko division. My favorite Credor is the Eichi II, which weighs in at $50,000, and is worth every dollar. Unadorned and elegant through design and simplicity, the Eichi, also a spring drive, is grace and polish personified in a watch. But I digress. We’re talking about the Credor Moonphase here. It’s life was brief, and can be found in the used market for about $4,500, give or take a thousand.
|The same scratches on all|
So, there you have it. The Credor Spring Drive Moonphase, a rare bird, one of the rarest Seikos you can find. And you can find one — the same second hand one — for sale at wildly different prices in three different stores. But what’s going on here? It’s not a scam — not unless you think that somebody selling the same product at prices that vary by $2,100 is illegitimate. It’s probably just a watch being sold by somebody who thinks some people might shop and buy it at a lower price, while other potential customers prefer spending more money, possibly because they equate spending more with getting more.
How the watch is being sold doesn’t detract from the fact that the Credor Spring Drive Moonphase is a magnificent watch.