NOS: Don't fall for it

NOS: Don't fall for it

NOS, or "New Old Stock", is a term used to describe something that is old, but never used.

This term is used in many many things, but especially watches.  

Everyone wants to find a NOS Patek, or NOS Vacheron, etc.  

The idea that you could time travel back in time, before a particular watch was considered "legendary", buy it, store it, and then transport back to the present. That is the allure of NOS. 

And while to some degree, occasionally one does come across a watch that really is a NOS, most of the time is just BS.  

And the reason why you have to be careful is because with NOS comes a much higher price tag.  

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