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Vintage Watch Collective is in Web3
And you can now purchase our watches using CRYPTOCURRENCY

Are you crypto-wealthy? Did you invest in crypto early and have bags full of crypto that you don't want to put into a volatile market but you don't want to cash-out neither because taxes are too high

At Vintage Watch Collective we offer you the chance to swap your digital crypto-assets for a physical asset with history-proven uprise value that continues to outperform all markets.

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  • Why these cryptocurrencies?
    Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are the cryptos with larger market cap. These two have already been around for quite a long time and they are the most circulated and used cryptocurrencies. They have also proven a solid uprise trend in value over their lifetime. Tether (USDT): Being the largest stablecoin, Tether initially launched in 2014 as RealCoin. With one Tether said to always be worth one US Dollar, its supply is only limited by claimed dollar reserves. The basic promise that every Tether is backed by dollar reserves in some form seems to have satisfied enough people to make it indispensable for crypto trade. In fact, it is so widely used that Tether changes more hands in the course of a single day, than its entire market capitalization – marking it as a trade focused currency.
  • Why Crypto?
    Since inflation has been a constant threat to the value stored in fiat, people often protect themselves by investing in assets that maintain their value over time. Historically, gold has been used as a hedge against inflation, as well as the kind of watches we sell here, but now crypto has become a more popular alternative over recent years. Crypto is fundamentally a deflationary asset, which is why citizens of countries with unstable fiat currencies are increasingly using it as a store of value to protect against hyperinflation and rising costs of everyday goods and services. Unlike fiat, crypto can’t be manipulated to the same extent by changing interest rates and increased money printing. Most importantly, most Crypto’s supply is limited which makes it an attractive store of value that is resistant to inflation. Although inflation remained stable during the last year as the Coronavirus pandemic kept businesses grounded, it has already risen and it is expected to keep rising in the near future as spending increases and economies open up. As a result, individuals and businesses invest gold, real estate and other assets, like watches, to protect themselves from future inflation. Over the last decade, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have shown that, like those assets, they too play a role during inflationary periods.
  • Isn't Crypto very volatile?
    Cryptocurrencies often experience sudden price movements, which for many, makes them an unattractive store of value. While a 30% drop in price over 24-48 hours is considered rare and disastrous in traditional markets like stocks, these are relatively common events in the crypto market. If you’re hesitant about crypto’s volatile nature, you can consider using stablecoins.
  • Why stablecoins?
    Any asset used as a store of value and a hedge against inflation require a high level of stability and trust. Cryptos like Bitcoin or Ethereum, for example, don't grant that stability, but stablecoins do, while still being decentralized. Trading Forex and different fiat currencies is a popular method to combat inflation, and stablecoins offer you an even more convenient way to participate in the market. Unlike traditional currency markets, stablecoins can be purchased 1:1 with USD via wire transfer. Citizens of hyperinflationary economies often have to deal with a volatile fiat currency. Stablecoins are a great alternative as more merchants and stores are starting to accept crypto as a payment. In fact, fiat-backed stablecoins are becoming increasingly popular in unstable economic markets. Stablecoins are considered to be a very safe long term source of investment. According to financial experts.
  • What are stablecoins?
    Stablecoins are the answer to the calls from early crypto investors looking for a crypto-equivalent to fiat currencies like the dollar. It needed to be something that could reliably hold value over time without volatility and allow them to easily transfer that value. For instance, a solution that lets Bitcoin investors quickly convert their Bitcoin profits to a dollar-like value and then invest that elsewhere or simply withdraw that amount to your bank account. And, thus the ‘stablecoin’ was born, to address exactly these issues. Stablecoins enable investors to keep money in their digital wallets that is less volatile than Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency, giving them one less reason to need a bank account. For a whole movement that is about a declaration of independence from banks and other centralised financial providers, stablecoins help to facilitate that.
  • Online payments
    Online purschasing using crypto is done through a normalcheckout of the shopping cart. Add your item to Cart and checkoutas usual Fill in the shipping address and delivery method Choose Pinwheel (now rebranded to Bankful) as the method of payment 4. Fill in the billing address 5. Place order (you will be directed to Pinwheel/Bankful to complete the process) 6. Click Pay (you will be directed to choose the cryptocurrency with which you want to pay) 7. Choose the crypto you prefer and click Pay If this is your first time paying through Pinwheel/Bankful, they will ask for an ID verification for security reasons. 8. Write down your full name as shown on your Passport / ID / Driving License 9. Upload a front picture of your Passport / ID / Driving License You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours (it usually takes no more than 4-5 hours). You will then be able to come back and complete your purchase. If you wish to send us an email while your verification process is ongoing, we will happily put the watch on hold for you. Pinwheel/Bankful is the safest payment platform for cryptocurrencies in the market. If you want to learn more about Pinwheel/Bankful, click here. If you want to read reviews about Pinwheel/Bankful and other crypto payment platforms, click here.
  • How can I purchase?
    There are two ways you can purschase with crypto at Vintage Watch Collective: Online, and Offline.
  • With which cryptos can I pay?
    Vintage Watch Collective is currently accepting payments for all watches through Pinwheel online checkout (see last FAQ) in the following cryptocurrencies: Tether (USDT) Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) For payments in other cryptocurrencies, please contact us.
  • Offline payments
    Vintage Watch Collective also accepts offline payments. If you are interested in this method, please contact us previously so that we can guide you and give you the information and instructions needed to proceed. This more direct, offline process, will follow the next steps: Log in into your Exchange or DApp (Binance, Coinbase, KuCoin, Metamask, etc.) Go to Withdraw/Send crypto Set the total amount in USDT. Remember that 1 USD = 1 USDT. Paste the recipient wallet address to where you want to send the crypto. Make sure you have chosen the correct network. Double-check everything is recommended Click Withdraw/Send ​​​​​​​Wait blockchain confirmation (it might take a few minutes) ​​​​​​ Bellow is a video that shows how to send USDT from Binance (Exchange) to Metamask (DApp) using the Binance Smart Chain (BEP20):
  • SPECS
    Reference: 1665 Serial: 5714xxx Year: 1978 Case: All Stainless Steel Dimensions: 40mm excluding original crown Function: Diver Caliber: Caliber 1570 Automatic Strap: 20mm Rolex 93150 stainless steel bracelet with 585 end links and clasp code J6 Crystal: Acrylic Box/Papers: No/No
  • CONDITION
    According to serial number range, this example is a MK 2 ‘Rail’, however, it presents and old (1980s) tritium service dial. The lume plots are perfect, with a kind of waffle stamp and an even pumpkin color. The black matte dial remains in top condition too with no stains, spots, or scratches. The hands show a lovely matching patina too. The 80s service bezel insert remains in very nice shape. The case remains very thick and has been previously polished. The T39 superdomed crystal has no scratches and magnifies the maxi lume plots giving it a distinctive look. It comes suited on a 20mm Rolex 93150 stainless steel bracelet with 585 end links and clasp code J6.
  • HISTORY
    The Double Red Sea Dweller eventually production stopped around the 5.2 million serial and since then a new watch that retained the model number 1665 was born. The new watch had the same case as the 1665 but the dial was now devoid of the red paint and new fonts were used and the case back was also different.
  • What is the minimum consignment period?
    Our minimum consignment period is of three (3) months. However, this can also be agreed between both parties.
  • Are the agreed Consignment Terms written somewhere?
    Yes. Transparency is our policy. When a consignment agreement is reached, a Consignment Contract is signed by both parts. In this contract, every term is written down. This includes the consignor and consignee's information, the watch's info (brand, model, reference number, serial number, quantity), property, authenticity and provenance statements, minimum consignment period, payout terms and commission fees.
  • Do you authenticate the consigned watches?
    Upon arrival, our team of experts makes a thorough inspection of the watch received to check the condition. Within this process, authenticity is checked among other aspects.
  • Who pays the shipping costs?
    Any costs regarding shipping the goods to us like the shipping itself, insurance or any possible import taxes, will be deducted from your payout if these costs have been initially covered by us. Any shipping costs regarding the sale are fully covered by us.
  • How do I ship the watch to you?
    Our team provides assistance when shipping your watch to us. We can either help you out through the process or order the pick-up ourselfs. In this case, you will just have to follow our instructions regarding packaging and print the labels we will send you.
  • Why Vintage Watch Collective and not other selling platforms?
    Because of various reasons: You safe money. Our 6% fixed fee is lower than the average 6.5-8% of well-known selling platforms plus there are no memberships. You safe time. You don't have to worry about anything. No time wasting dealing with buyers, marketers, collectors, or just curious or even with shady people. You safe health. Reduce to zero your risks. Your watch is with us? Then it's now our full responsibility when storing, shipping, etc.
  • Is my watch safe?
    Absolutely. The watches under our responsibility are stored in a bank safe and only taken out for the photography session and for shipping when sold. When your watch is sold, it is shipped fully insured. Watches aren't used or worn during the consignment period and are never exposed to any meeting in person with possible clients unless these clients are from our absolut trust.
  • If my watch sells, when and how do I get paid?
    Congratulations. Your watch sold and you will receive your payout through bank wire within 48 hours upon the arrival of the watch to the buyer.
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And there's way more crypto-related stuff cooking here...

Vintage Watch Collective's VIRTUAL OFFICE AND SHOP IN THE METAVERSE

At Vintage Watch Collective we are focused in bringing our customers the best possible experience. With digitization becoming an important part of everyones' daily-basis, physical shops and offices have suffered a decrease in utility lately. Aware of this, we are proud to announce that we have acquired virtual property estate in the popularized Solana blockchain, more precisely in the networks' biggest metaverse project up to date; Portals

 

Here, we have built Vintage Watch Collective's Virtual Office and Shop in the Metaverse, taking our business really into Web3.

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Vintage Watch Collective's NFTs

Our team is working on the development of the idea of bringing Vintage Watch Collective's Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Project to life. These NFTs will give great value to their owners and plenty of interesting perks. More about this will be released in the near future. So stay tuned!

If you don't know what an NFT is, Paris Hilton explains Jimmy Fallon in the video below what they are. Maybe she convinced him to purchase BAYC #599 for 46,6 ETH (roughly $220k at the time of writing)...

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Jimmy Fallon from the Tonight Show purchases NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club for $220k

Vintage Watch Collective's DISCORD COMMUNITY

 

In the meanwhile, we are just starting to build a Web3 community where we will keep you updated of everything. So if you want to stay tuned, hit the join button below and become part of our digital community, where all members can hang out and chat with others about watches, other physical assets like real estate or digital assets like crypto, NFTs, generative art and more.

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