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Monaco Legends Auction / Insane Longines

  1. jhross98

    jhross98 Dec 3, 2019

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  2. valjoux72

    valjoux72 Dec 3, 2019

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    Just wrote a sMall article about it on my Watchblog tastitondi.com. Pls use Google Translator if not German speaking...
    Btw, just some fantastic watches in the auction...
     
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  3. omegastar

    omegastar Dec 3, 2019

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    Did they brush the upper facet of the Ed White n°149’s case like a 5513?
     
  4. mancio

    mancio Dec 3, 2019

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    WOW!
     
  5. mswilks

    mswilks Dec 3, 2019

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    I'll take any one of the flybacks (selected at random), please.
     
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  6. fbf

    fbf Dec 3, 2019

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    that's where all the 13ZNs went .....
     
  7. jhross98

    jhross98 Dec 3, 2019

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    i did not realize david parmagiani was now in the auction business
    interestingly the first auction appears to have had a fair # of unsold lots on the upper end

    i am just astonished this many unicorn longines can be in one place. . .
     
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  8. fbf

    fbf Dec 3, 2019

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    new business venture of his. He mentioned that in an interview along with Goldberger
     
  9. jsducote

    jsducote Dec 3, 2019

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    Not sure which I want more: Some of those watches or some of what they're smoking
     
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  10. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 3, 2019

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    Wow ...My 13.33 is way nicer and bigger than the watch they offer. Looks like I made a good buy years ago.
     
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  11. harrymai86

    harrymai86 Dec 3, 2019

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    he posted that he bought 50% share of Monaco Legends, so yes he is in the auction business now
     
  12. alphabeta81

    alphabeta81 Dec 4, 2019

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    LOL! Yes the estimates are nuts. In fact, one of the watches has a 35k euro high estimate despite the identical watch, that's literally off by 1 digit on the serial (and the extract shows it was invoiced to the same copany on the same day in 1937) with identical case, dial, etc - went for 12k euro a few weeks ago. They are priced for the buyer who "just has to have it, price be damned" - which is not always a bad thing. I appreciate collectors who don't care about price and potential resale value and want to just buy what sings to them.

    Unfortunately, despite almost all being original dials (which is a good start) ... well rather than finish my sentence, let me just say, many of the movements leave a lot to be desired in terms of condition and correctness
     
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  13. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Dec 4, 2019

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    Which one is that?
     
  14. jhross98

    jhross98 Dec 4, 2019

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    hmm. . i am told on good authority that very recently longines has rediscovered the ability to match archives to these old 13zn dials. so people will start to be able to tell if the dial matches the case etc. . .maybe this accounts for a lot of these very perfect watches coming up now
     
  15. alphabeta81

    alphabeta81 Dec 4, 2019

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    That's interesting. So Longines kept archive pictures of every 13zn ever made and can tell you the exact dial born with that movement number? I mean, AP effectively has done this but production volumes were much smaller for AP.

    I also don't mind a "dial swap" at all - if the original dial was damaged and a better condition authentic dial was put in, that is fine by me. What I do mind is when a dial meant for a 34-35mm case is put into a 37-38mm case and labeled as "a rare dial variant for this larger case"
     
  16. jhross98

    jhross98 Dec 4, 2019

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    i believe what you described is the case. . i am not the expert but the person who told me this is a big well known expert and he says a lot of these old longines are about to be exposed as not original
     
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  17. pnwyankee

    pnwyankee Dec 4, 2019

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    Whoa!

    0019-00_thumb.jpg
     
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  18. w154

    w154 Dec 4, 2019

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    Is that the Ed White with the “original” repro 6 endlinks ?
     
  19. omegastar

    omegastar Dec 4, 2019

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    Yep that’s the one item n°149.
     
  20. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Dec 4, 2019

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    Yes - that case has been refinished by a person perhaps used to Rolex. There was another Ed White in Phillips HK with similar polishing.