Commonly used Sales Terms
BNIB: Brand New in Box
BNIP: Brand New in Pouch
LNIB: Like New in Box
LNIP: Like New in Pouch
NOS: New Old Stock, watches that are normally out of production, sometimes watches that did not sell well at the time they were still manufactured but gained a collectible value afterwards. NOS watches may show minor handling hairlines and fine scratches from having been in the shop for a long time and handled by customers, but they are unworn and the bracelet has never been resized. For NOS watches sold on Reto's Watch Corner I will thus always indicate the condition of the watch additionally. Please see the Time Zone Grading system below (copy used with permission of Time Zone).
Vintage: commonly used for a watch being 15 years or older. In same cases also used for watches being 10 years or older. The term is used in different ways. Time Zone right now uses it for watches being 20 years old or older.
PMWSF Grading System Addendum:
1. Definition of Watch (Head, includes Crystal) While the Time Zone Grading System does not talk explicitly about the crystal, we think the crystal (front or eventual back) is just a part of the watch head, as is the bezel, the sides of the case, the case back, the lugs and other parts like pushers or extra functions that comprise the watch head. If the Grading System below refers to watch or case then we understand this to be the integral part or the watch head without the bracelet. Please keep that in mind when using the Time Zone Grading System. Please also note that this Time Zone Grading System was in place when the Time Zone "Sales Corner" still allowed to sell "Brand New" watches. Since I received the permission to use that original Grading System, I did not alter it in anyway. The only addendum is the definition of watch above.
2. Please do declare imperfections of a watch if they are known to you. If you know about imperfections that are not necessarily covered by the Grading System below (and trust me, there is no perfect grading system as there is no perpetuum mobile), then please mention them in your sales post. This can probably save you some shipping cost as most watch collector's have really good eyes and most of them own a set of high powered loupes. Also better and better digital cameras reveal more and more of our watches. Thus if you know about imperfections or shortcomings of any kind of your watch for sale, then please declare them accordingly.
Happy selling, trading and watch hunting to you all!
Copy of Grading system used with permission of Time Zone - PMWF uses TimeZone's Grading System. 100% new watches are OK on PMWF, all watches however have to be offered below USD 1'000. The additional rules are at the top of each sales forum.
Added 25th January 2007
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