2 years ago, I was telling my wife how much I liked the 1655 and was showing her some pictures of a nice straight hand one in Asia. After a few exchanges, the seller told me that the watch was sold.
A couple weeks later, my wife asked me if I had heard of the seller. I said no, no news, watch was sold, simply. I sensed some frustration. I asked her and she confessed that she had been attempting to buy it for me by contacting the seller directly. After agreeing on a deal and even arranging a local pick-up with a friend of mine, the seller suddenly stopped answering her. She sent him several emails and no reply.
I contacted this gentleman and he finally answered that the watch was sold. I then learned that someone had come with a higher offer and the seller broke his commitment. I contacted the buyer and told him my frustration, in the hope he would pass it to me at cost (crazy I know..). It did not prevent him from putting the watch for sale with a 30% profit.
But because it is a good story, we ended up finding a beautiful 1665 MK1 with a nice story!
Which I love and will never sell