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  1. Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Dec 7, 2021

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    I doubt it. I live in Hong Kong and I haven't seen this. Watches here locally tend to be a bit cheaper than online.
     
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  2. Dash1 Dec 7, 2021

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    I’m sure you’re right, although crypto currencies are illegal in China so that might still be a risky way to move money around.
     
  3. stonestone Dec 7, 2021

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    Hong Kong has free flow of capital. You can walk into a bank and transfer your money without any problem and without having to use watches. And crypto currencies are not banned in Hong Kong. (Speaking as a long time resident who works in finance and owns crypto.)
     
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  4. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Dec 7, 2021

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    Yet...
     
  5. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Dec 7, 2021

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    Someone likely added a zero in some automated system…
     
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  6. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Dec 7, 2021

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    I keep telling myself this must be the case
     
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  7. bazamu wincer, not a bidder Dec 7, 2021

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    I just confirmed that those prices are, in fact, correct. [insert head exploding emoji]
     
  8. mr_yossarian Dec 7, 2021

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    ..which means, I can retire if I sell my Speedies in Hong Kong, just like we all, thats good news!
     
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  9. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Dec 7, 2021

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    So, is this fallout from the 2915 insanity?
     
  10. Davidt Dec 7, 2021

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    Wow.

    What puzzles me, much more than the prices realised, is the fact there’s almost no chance these prices will translate to sales on the forum, eBay, ‘normal’ vintage dealers and smaller auction houses.

    Why the sudden two tier values? Peacocking?
     
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  11. M'Bob Dec 7, 2021

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    Has the auction house enforced their employee drug testing policy?
     
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  12. bazamu wincer, not a bidder Dec 7, 2021

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    I don't know, but thankfully they don't drug test the bidders!
     
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  13. Dgercp Dec 7, 2021

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    There is something strange going on in the galaxy.
    OMG, could it be that even vintage Breitling's may someday escalate (..........nah!)
     
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  14. stonestone Dec 7, 2021

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    …yet.
     
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  15. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Dec 7, 2021

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    My four (treasured) Breitlings laughed out loud at that
     
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  16. Toishome Dec 7, 2021

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    That's insane ::screwloose::
     
  17. Dash1 Dec 8, 2021

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    Too true! But what’s not to like:
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  18. Ree Dec 8, 2021

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    I've just read the notes on the Ed White.
    “The present watch is an Omega Speedmaster “Third Generation” model. In fact the Speedmaster ref. ST 105.003 was the model tested and flight-qualified by NASA during the original qualification tests in 1965. During the subsequent Gemini IV mission, astronaut Edwart White wore a NASA-issued ST 105.003 during his first Space Walk, earning the model the nick-name “Ed White” by affectionate collectors. At the moment of expertise we observed the presence of an original patinated dial. The hands are original as is the bezel with correct “Dot over 90” mark. The correctly signed and stamped caseback is original and the condition of the watch at the moment of the authenticity research is consistent with Omega service policies.”

    Maybe buyer thought this was indeed one of the watches physically tested by NASA back in 1965::psy:: hence the dial
     
  19. Richard G Dec 8, 2021

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    Breitlings can indeed be very nice and underappreciated watches...
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    especially if the age of the car matches that of the watch...:)
    Cheers from Old Europe
    Richard
     
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  20. vinylcall Dec 8, 2021

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    Those bids make no sense at all.
    Not one lot was extraordinary or even collectors grade.
    Whoever bought them and bid that high just wanted to win the lot battle and had no clue or interest on the watch.
    Pure gambling on investment. Smh.
     
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