Think I'm going on Sunday if anyone else is planning on being there
Sotheby's have a theme going on...
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.
I’m heading over now, Monday, between morning meetings. Probably between 1030 and 1115.
Don’t forget to post photos of things you like or any spectacular howlers?
Will do! If there’s any item in particular that you want me to snap, let me know.
Yes, the difference between the two gold speedmasters?
I would love to see how the watches are displayed, with box and archives or just watches on their own.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here is a link to the BA page
The display area: small and intimate set aside from the other galleries and just after the Apollo exhibit.
Ultraman; looked great.
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.
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.
My bad, I did take some more pictures of item 25, the tropical dial. This shows the brown more vividly.
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