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Ebay SM300 2913-8 sells for $11,600......Wow

  1. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Feb 12, 2017

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    Watched this for a few days. Discussed with another member as well. Never saw this price coming for a 2913-8 with no bracelet and virtually no Bakelite on a bare bezel.

    I honestly thought that half of this winning bid was about where the market was. Guess not. Not anymore at least.

    An honest piece with, what appears to be, a nice original radium dial which matches the hands. I believe the 2913-8 is the last 2913 and, except for the caliber (501 vs 552) this reference looks identical to the next generation 14755. Movement number is correct. "thin arrow" minute hand and "dauphine" hour hand look original. Replacement crown and a polished case.


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  2. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Feb 12, 2017

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    Thats crazy. I've seen them with original bezels priced about the same. That said, I've never seen a 2913-8 for sale before.
     
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  3. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Feb 12, 2017

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    True, the reference appears to be less prevalent than earlier 2913s. In researching the OP movement number there have been resales however.
     
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  4. erpin9

    erpin9 Feb 12, 2017

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    Lost out on that bidding. Never thought it would go that high.
     
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  5. jens0125

    jens0125 knows that watches were made to be worn Feb 12, 2017

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    Shizzle way over ,
    It is a 2993 but the expensive ones have the bezel insert
    I like the look of it and for 25% of the bid maybe I would
     
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  6. jens0125

    jens0125 knows that watches were made to be worn Feb 12, 2017

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    Mine is 14755 bought for less than 1/5 the price
     
  7. redpcar

    redpcar Feb 12, 2017

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    "never polished" :cautious:
     
  8. Dgercp

    Dgercp Feb 12, 2017

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    Seamaster is the new Speedmaster. Looking at speedy prices, I am not actually surprised at this
    price. The dial is pretty stunning.
     
  9. Fost

    Fost Feb 13, 2017

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    I was thinking that it will take more time before we see the speedy syndrome apply to the early seamaster 300 but the vintage watch market is going faster and faster...
    And it will Continue for sure...
    I paid a huge premium on this 14755 (I believed) hoping to get back the difference in 1 or 2 years if I have to sold it in the future but it sounds like It will be secured earlier than expected...
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  10. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Feb 13, 2017

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    I stayed up until 1 am in the hope of snagging a bargain.... fail! It almost doubled in the last 15 seconds.

    Will we look back in 12-18 months and think what a bargain it was ???
     
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  11. cristos71

    cristos71 Feb 13, 2017

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    Doesn't surprise me that the market has caught up. When people are paying 8K for a vanilla 145.012 and 15 K for a 105.003 why shouldn't a much harder to find 2913 be commanding similar if not higher prices?
     
  12. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Feb 13, 2017

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    In comparison to similar aged Subs, the sm300s have been undervalued for some time i.m.o
     
  13. watchlovr

    watchlovr Feb 13, 2017

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    Its all about the dial I think. Cracking dial on the eBay one.
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  14. Fost

    Fost Feb 13, 2017

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    The dial for sure! Can't resist to post this one :)
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  15. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Feb 13, 2017

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    I agree.
     
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  16. SgWatchBaron

    SgWatchBaron Feb 13, 2017

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    OP offered me the watch via PayPal direct out of eBay for $8250 days before the sale ended. Decided to have a go at bidding. Guess I seriously miscalculated.

    On the bright side, that means I have more ammo for other interests...


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  17. mozambique

    mozambique Feb 13, 2017

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    That's interesting. I had figured it would go for ~$8k or so.
     
  18. cristos71

    cristos71 Feb 13, 2017

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    Well, I wonder how long it will be before we see 2913's from dealers with asking prices above 20K? :eek: Not that long I think :unsure:
     
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  19. Omegist

    Omegist Feb 13, 2017

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    the dial was exceptional beautiful on this watch; I don't think these prices will be achieved for an average 2913
    who knows - maybe this watch shows up on ebay again in 1 week because the buyer hasn't/could't pay.
     
  20. Charles@UW

    Charles@UW Feb 13, 2017

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    The case itself is not good either. Its left down lug is bend. If you look carefully on the selling pictures, it shows on couples of them.
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