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Rikketik Watch Fair

Last sunday, I went to the Rikketik observe reasonable in Houten/The Netherlands. This reasonable is being held a couple of times each year, and is likewise held in Antwerp/Belgium. Other than wrist watches, there are a ton of clocks and pocket looks available to be purchased on the reasonable. Up until this point so good.

My last visit to the watch reasonable was in any event 1 – 1.5 years sooner and when I entered the enormous lobby with all the venders, I knew why it was 1 – 1.5 years sooner. What a wreck. They ought to seperate the (wooden cuckcoo) clocks from the watches to begin with. In any case, this isn’t the most noticeably terrible part. The most noticeably awful part is the nature of the offered merchandise. Omega watches is by all accounts the most well known brand on the watch reasonable. Consistently, in light of the fact that the vintage Omega watches are as yet reasonable and simple to keep up. In any case, I have not seen a solitary good vintage Omega available to be purchased. On the off chance that the costs would legitimize this and leave space for a complete redesign at Omega in Bienne (add a couple hundred euros for a complete upgrade, contingent upon the model) you could truly purchase a pleasant watch. Nonetheless, the costs are out of this world and watches are being sold (or attempting to be) as ‘Near Mint’ or ‘In unblemished condition’. Give me a break.

Additionally, a ton of phony watches are being offered there. Counterfeit Panerais, Rolexes and other ‘popular’ models. I truly don’t comprehend why the association of a particularly reasonable doesn’t take proper action.

A few global venders (the majority of them were German) appear to have the great stuff. New or marginally utilized Rolexes and Omegas at deal for fair costs. In any case, ofcourse, the normal Rikketik participant doesn’t have 3K on him to get himself a pleasant new or close to mint Rolex, Omega or whatever brand.

I don’t know whether I outgrew it or if the reasonable deteriorated and more regrettable over the most recent few years. However, I do realize that the watch reasonable in Duesseldorf (in the Radison SAS inn) is far more pleasant to visit. Better nature of offered merchandise and an all the more respectable and alluring set-up. Be that as it may, on the other hand, they presumably pay in excess of 25 euro to lease a table.

At least it made me believe that the watches I have in my assortment which are going to move out, are as it were (WAY) better condition and might have been marked down at the Rikketik ‘as new’. Really.

Pffff…