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Sotheby's auction - Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back | Celebrating 50 Years since Apollo 11

  1. Kazyole

    Kazyole Jul 11, 2019

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    Think I'm going on Sunday if anyone else is planning on being there
     
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  2. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jul 13, 2019

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    Sotheby's have a theme going on...
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  3. flyingout

    flyingout Jul 13, 2019

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    Not likely going to the auction itself. But I'll be in town Monday through Wednesday if anyone's up for a GTG. Tuesday will be my only option for viewing but Monday evening would work for drinks or meal.
     
  4. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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    I’m heading over now, Monday, between morning meetings. Probably between 1030 and 1115.
     
  5. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jul 15, 2019

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    Don’t forget to post photos of things you like or any spectacular howlers?
     
  6. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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    Will do! If there’s any item in particular that you want me to snap, let me know.

    J
     
  7. lowlands

    lowlands Jul 15, 2019

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    Yes, the difference between the two gold speedmasters?
     
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  8. michael e

    michael e Jul 15, 2019

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    I would love to see how the watches are displayed, with box and archives or just watches on their own.
    Cheers, Michael
     
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  9. lowlands

    lowlands Jul 15, 2019

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    I like to know the difference in quality of the gold speedmasters, in the catalogue are no pictures of the bracelets, I have seen many with a "well used"bracelet!
     
  10. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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  11. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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    13:

    Looks nicer. Bracelet pieces still look polished. Some flex.

    49: bracelet sides look warn and matte. More flex to it.

    Gold color looks the same on both.
     
  12. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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    On 49 I could see a scratch on the back plate, small. Tried to picture it. I counted 21 links.

    The other had 23 links.
     
  13. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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    The mochas. Both dials looked great. The one with the bracelet is more of a traditional brown but the other is only a little darker.

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  14. lowlands

    lowlands Jul 15, 2019

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    Great Thanks!
     
  15. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jul 15, 2019

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  16. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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    00264BB3-C0EF-4D85-BD47-8E87B80171F2.jpeg The display area: small and intimate set aside from the other galleries and just after the Apollo exhibit.
     
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  17. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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  18. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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    Nate, who is managing the auction, was there. He was nice to talk to. I asked him of the watches, which did he think were special. He liked items 3 and 27. 3 is very sweet with the faded dial. A very warm look. Out of my price range.

    27 is also very nice, but I didn't take any pics of it.

    28 is a nice piece, better than 29 for sure. See below.
     
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  19. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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    The last of the pictures. Sorry, I couldn't be more systematic, but it was a Monday workday. The space exploration auction had a great huge exhibit.

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  20. Jakemeister1000

    Jakemeister1000 Jul 15, 2019

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    My bad, I did take some more pictures of item 25, the tropical dial. This shows the brown more vividly.

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