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  1. thevespabandit

    thevespabandit Aug 27, 2017

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    Howdy fellow enthusiasts...

    So I came across this at a local auction house, and I've been told it has a lot of interest... (which is great given I'm yet to a. get a speedie and b. I'm slightly skeptical of this), ha!

    So it's claimed to be a 1970, -69 case back, dial looks to be -69 through -71. Looking at the movement it dates to a 1972-1973. The 1039 bracelet whilst not impossible, is unlikely from factory.

    It's estimated to go to 2-3k Australian which.

    What are your thoughts?

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  2. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Aug 27, 2017

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    Serial dates it to early 1971. Dial and hands are either in exceptional condition or have been relumed. In any event, it's going to sell for way more than $2k--$3k AUD.
     
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  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 27, 2017

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    Is it a pre-moon caseback or straight writing? Either way it's in the correct range for a DNN and on a 1039 I'd expect it to bring US 5-5.5k as long as it had enough exposure to the market
     
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  4. thevespabandit

    thevespabandit Aug 27, 2017

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    She's got the Hippocampus caseback...

    Damn, here I was hoping to get into the game with a bargain.

    The saving and waiting continues :-(
     
  5. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 27, 2017

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    The auction aint over til it's over.... why not register and keep an eye on it? The worst that happens is you don't get it but you've had a fun day
     
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  6. thevespabandit

    thevespabandit Aug 27, 2017

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    Yeah that's a good point, I threw in $1600 for the sake of being cheeky and it's well passed that point already.
     
    Edited Aug 28, 2017
  7. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 27, 2017

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    I'd need to see the step and a better dial hand lume shot before I add anything.
     
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  8. kreyke

    kreyke Aug 28, 2017

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    I saw and enquired on this watch as well. It has some nasty damage on the lower left lug. IMG_5141.JPG

    I decided to pass on it.
     
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  9. thevespabandit

    thevespabandit Aug 28, 2017

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    Mmm interesting... damn shame, they don't come up too often like this in Melbourne
     
  10. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Aug 28, 2017

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    I'm not too sure what the exchange rate is with the AUD at the moment but I'm guessing that estimate just barely covers the bracelet. Hammer will be double the lower end ... maybe more.
     
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  11. bdp

    bdp Aug 28, 2017

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    Good call jimmyd13!
    the hammer price was $6000Au, then add about 26% for the buyers premium.
    There were only two absentee bidders, nothing from the floor
     
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  12. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Aug 28, 2017

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    £4600 or £5950 .... yeah, that seems fine given the damage. Clean, service and leave the rest as it is for a very reliable daily wearer.
     
  13. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie Aug 28, 2017

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    I nearly raised it to $6500 (~AUD8000 total), but thought against it - would have like the dial to be stepped and i think i would have gone for it .

    The 1039 looked very nice, with (10ish) stretch links, but no picture of the inside of the clasp. i have some more photos if anyone would like it.
     
  14. thevespabandit

    thevespabandit Aug 28, 2017

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    Stepped dial would have been great...
    Alas not to be for me. Best wishes to her new owner [emoji3]
     
  15. ewand

    ewand Aug 28, 2017

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    It does have a stepped dial - see above from @kreyke

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  16. kreyke

    kreyke Aug 28, 2017

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    It is a step dial. Astute observation. IMG_5190.JPG
     
  17. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie Aug 28, 2017

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