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So, who is "going" to the Watches of Knightsbridge Sale today?

  1. cchen Mar 28, 2020

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    nobody.... Probably absentee bids
     
  2. Just Livin Mar 28, 2020

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    No one bidding in the room
     
  3. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Mar 28, 2020

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    Except by phone?
     
  4. ICONO Mar 28, 2020

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    ‘Book bids’…or Auctioneers fantasy…
     
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  5. Just Livin Mar 28, 2020

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    MMMMmmm
    One would assume so. But am not so sure. It was stated as 'on line bidding only' when I was given the update.
     
  6. WatchCor Mar 28, 2020

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    Yeah, I'd assume that phone bidding is allowed. Haven't checked though.
     
  7. Aludic wonders how, continuously Mar 28, 2020

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    Quite dull without any broadcasting. It's effectively a very condensed series of rudimental eBay auctions ending in rapid succession.

    (Still I do find myself 'watching' it; entertainment in the corona era gets a completely different dimension... :unsure:)
     
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  8. OmeGez Mar 28, 2020

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    Lot 96 will be interesting..!
     
  9. Gaz6263 Mar 28, 2020

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    Starting to see a few passed now
     
  10. Gaz6263 Mar 28, 2020

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    Think they tried to sell that at their last auction.
     
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  11. padders Oooo subtitles! Mar 28, 2020

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    What's with lots 15-27? Are they being done out of sequence or did they not get an opening bid?
     
  12. ICONO Mar 28, 2020

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    Number of ‘Passed’ lots mounting …
     
  13. OmeGez Mar 28, 2020

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    Lot 152 - Explorer 1016
     
  14. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Mar 28, 2020

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    Just sold a breitling for way over high estimate

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  15. ATWG Mar 28, 2020

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    Thanks for the link W.

    I looked over their Rolex offerings, not bad at first glance. Wouldn’t buy without better pictures or in person handling.

    Two decent GMTs, lots 171 / 172, both seem to be very attractive in their own way.

    Lot 171, looks to be almost all there, period correct dial, serial, caseback marking. The knock on the watch is it’s cheap and and incorrect bracelet. The case is surprisingly strong and has plenty of metal to spare. The insert leaves me wondering if it’s been replaced at one point and doesn’t serve the watch justice. I do like the watch as it has the highly desire able mark 2 dial. At the right price this could be a watch I would be very happy to own.

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    Lot 172, is a mark 1, and looks like everything that’s visible is period correct. Very nice insert, gorgeous dial with matching hands and folded link bracelet. Wow! What a package. If dial and hands are original, this is the one to own. Unfortunately, only two pictures are provided and authenticity can’t be confirmed. I will be watching intently.

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    Lot 166 also caught my attention for the wrong reason. This is a classic dealer watch. Case has been recently polished, hands are replaced. But most notable, the color on the insert looks waaaay to familiar to me. Ring a bell with anyone? Here are some pics to jog our Covid infested minds.
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    Now back to cleaning the floors, door handles.....
     
  16. ICONO Mar 28, 2020

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    Hell of a lot being ‘sold’ just ONE bid, below estimate …
     
  17. WatchCor Mar 28, 2020

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    Yeah, apart from two Breitlings (the clamshell and 24hr top time) most are single bid sold as far as I can tell.

    Yeah, the crisis is showing I would say, but I'll hold the verdict until we get through to the Omega and Rolex lots.
     
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  18. MikeMan2727 Mar 28, 2020

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    Some nice deals it seems if you are a Heuer collector.
     
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  19. JanV Mar 28, 2020

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    Interesting....

    The bidding clearly shows “Internet” or “Room bid” to get people thinking someone’s bidding on the items, but then they are “Passed”.

    I would call this bollocks, and a stupid way to get people thinking there’s a bidder for the lot.

    Down below an example, where clearly shows the lot has one Internet or Room bid, but then if no one else is bidding on it, then it’s Passed? :thumbsdown:

    Or is it because it’s under their estimate, well then why do they show that it’s even a bid??
     
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  20. MikeMan2727 Mar 28, 2020

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    I was looking at lot 83, the IWC ref 666. Had a lot of nice things going for it - box, filled papers, original bracelet and ELs, non-date. The font on the dial looked off though. I wouldn't expect to see that with a 16mil serial. Not too surprised it was Passed.