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105.003 coming up at auction .. comments?

  1. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Feb 11, 2017

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    I know I've said these are getting to expensive ... and I've told myself that my watch budget has been spent ... and I can see instant minor issues with this .... but ... it could end up being inexpensive ....

    .... would the collective care to comment?

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  2. LawBrk

    LawBrk Feb 11, 2017

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    How $? The 6s are worth a pretty penny. Dial is not what I'd call attractive but it's not bad.
     
  3. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Feb 11, 2017

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    11,000-13,000 USD?
     
  4. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 11, 2017

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    Not anymore... and not with #6 ends...
     
  5. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Feb 11, 2017

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    That was my first thought ... I am working the price based on parts ... and I have exactly the same thoughts regarding the dial. Estimate is £5-7000 and, at that price, I think it's more than fair.
     
  6. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Feb 11, 2017

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    Shhh... besides, they're bent. No-one wants bent endlinks.
     
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  7. Just Livin

    Just Livin Feb 11, 2017

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    I actually don't mind the dial. Tired, but acceptable to me. I actually thought you were going to mention the chrono hand. Looks a little like a later add on, unless its just the pics making it stand out a little bright.

    But, if that's the auction estimate then be prepared to watch that one go to the top end and above. IMHO. Would be great to see inside case and clasp on the bracelet just for kicks.
     
  8. FullyWound

    FullyWound Hasn't discovered decaf yet. Feb 11, 2017

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    you can fix them endlinks that won't detract.. Ditto on the rest off the strap tho
     
  9. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Feb 11, 2017

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    Bracelet's a 7912 - age correct condition ie/ marks and scratches but nothing that can't be dealt with.
     
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  10. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 11, 2017

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    So a Parts breakdown then?

    Bracelet and #6 ends, $2500
    Movement, $2000
    Case, $1700
    Dial, $1500
    Bezel, $2000

    It will probably exceed the high end of the estimate.
     
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  11. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Feb 11, 2017

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    OK ... here's how I had it:
    bracelet and endlinks $3000
    movement and case $3000
    Dial $1000 (maybe a little stingy there, but I've seen much much better)
    Bezel $1500 ... can edge that more
    Hands -$400

    Now ... also bear in mind that we have a 25% commission with shipping and taxes for our 'mercan cousins so ... we take that number and drop 20% for currency, brings us to £7200 all in.

    EDIT: not sure if it's clear in the photos but there are some initials a numbers scratched into the lugs which I'm hoping will put some off
     
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  12. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Feb 11, 2017

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    10k Sterling I guess, if it is seen
     
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  13. Just Livin

    Just Livin Feb 11, 2017

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    Now factor in the unfactorable (not sure that is a word) bidding frenzy.
     
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  14. Just Livin

    Just Livin Feb 11, 2017

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    Have seen several other examples of numbers etched into lugs. Sadly that won't be putting anyone off I feel.
     
  15. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 11, 2017

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    Also, you might be underestimating the appetite for #6 ends...
     
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  16. Edward53

    Edward53 Feb 12, 2017

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    It's been seen all right, it currently has 33 watchers. One of them's me and I'm not bidding, but even so there is no way this one will fly under the radar.
     
  17. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Feb 12, 2017

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    They rarely do.
     
  18. M'Bob

    M'Bob Feb 12, 2017

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    "Honey, I'll quit after one more drink, I promise."
     
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  19. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Feb 12, 2017

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    It's rare that I'd have more than one beer a day .. scotch, now ... that's another story.