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RN SM300 f/s Phillips auction Geneva 13/14th May

  1. watchlovr

    watchlovr Apr 23, 2017

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  2. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 23, 2017

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    Is this a member's?
     
  3. watchlovr

    watchlovr Apr 23, 2017

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    Don't think so.
    It was previously owned by a couple of very well known Rolex collectors.
     
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  4. kox

    kox Apr 23, 2017

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  5. watchlovr

    watchlovr Apr 23, 2017

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    I have discussed the BT/non BT dial thing with the vintage Rolex collectors noted above (mostly they are milsub guys) who are I think fairly new to vintage Omega.
    They tell me they actually prefer the RN SM300 "non BT" dial combos.
    Strange lot.
     
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  6. kox

    kox Apr 23, 2017

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    Yes, strange. Especially given that the official MoD specs stated a BT dial...and the non BT's were mostly seen on the early W10's. Perhaps that why.
    Aesthetically I prefer the non BT, but that's just me ;)
     
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  7. omegaman

    omegaman Apr 24, 2017

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    60,000 - 120,000 is a rather huge wing span for an estimate :confused:

    However, the watch looks very nice.
     
  8. uwsearch

    uwsearch Apr 24, 2017

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    And probably a service bezel...
     
  9. kox

    kox Apr 24, 2017

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    Sorry, have to disagree. That bezel is correct for a MoD SM300 IMO.
    The civilian 16x.024's came with 6 different bezel types. However before the last variant was introduced; the type 6 with straight "1" (B6), there were actually produced some rare earlier variants of this type with the straight "1". Primarily seen on the W10's and RN300's. I made a quick mockup below.

    For starters they all had a more thin font (can be hard to see in pictures, but when compared live in hand it's obvious (see also my two ones at the bottom). Next, they had different triangles at 12. Either almost the same narrow triangle as the fat cilivian, but with sharp corners (B6t). The fat one had more rounded corners. And then there was the ones with the broader triangle, (B6tBT), like the one at Philips. Moreover a very rarely seen blue variant (B6tBL) is know to exist (@watchlovr has one I believe) and then the most rare, the one with black filling in the minute markers (B6tPT).

    So we actually have 10 bezel types for the 16x.024. These B6tx's have been seen on civilian SM300's in a short transition periode and the fat B6 have also been seen on later RN300's. But on 67 to 68/69 issued MoD SM300's I would expect to see a B6tx bezel of some kind.

    Long story short. I think the bezel on the Philips example is correct, authentic and original ;-)

    B6s.jpg
    straight one.jpg
     
  10. kox

    kox May 14, 2017

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    No one seems to have commented on the Phillips result. Perhaps all the attention was on the 2998-1 at Kaplans yesterday :unsure:
    Anyway, this RN300 did it almost as good. CHF 87.500 (ex. fees I believe). Well, we now have a new record for a SM300 of any kind ::psy::

    What was the latest/highest result for a Rolex MilSub? Omega is catching up rather quickly these days.


    rn300 199 69 serie 26290102 fra 13 marts 1968 philips auk maj 17.JPG
     
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  11. crl848

    crl848 May 15, 2017

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    Inc fees, I think 70 hammer.
     
  12. omegaman

    omegaman May 15, 2017

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    Well... not quite if it's including fees. The W10 SM300 from Bonhams (lot 19, 22.06.2016) was sold for 69.700 GBP. Taking the historic exchange rates, hope i got them right, that's 98.100 CHF / 101.700 USD / 90.000 EUR.

    ;)
     
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  13. crl848

    crl848 May 15, 2017

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  14. kox

    kox May 15, 2017

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    Right. Those damn fees. Some houses list results with, some without. Phillips' wasn't that clear in the online results. No fine print. See it now in the pdf version.
    Well, that makes it a bagain then :rolleyes: Record for a RN300 at least :whistling:
    Funny, that Bonhams one hammered just the day before the Brexit vote and just before the massive drop on the £ !
     
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  15. SgWatchBaron

    SgWatchBaron May 15, 2017

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    For that kind of money, I would've rather have gotten the tropical 2998-1 from Kaplans !