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Speedmaster CK 2998-1 Base 1000 - Auction

  1. donkii

    donkii Feb 17, 2017

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    In 13th of May a lovely Speedmaster is up for auction at Kaplans auctionhouse in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Just wanted to share this lovely piece with you all :)

    Description:
    OMEGA, Speedmaster, "Tachymètre - Base 1000", s.c. "Lollipop", "Naiad crown", Cal 321, Serial no. 17761184, Ref no. CK 2998, Case no. 2998-1, chronograph (defect), men´s wristwatch, 39 mm, steel, manual winding, plastic crystal, leather strap, "Extract of the Archives", manufactured 31/10 1960, delivered to Sweden.

    http://www.kaplans.se/en/auktioner/3218/vara/1320756

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    A picture a friend took the day he found it.
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  2. jurisevac@

    jurisevac@ Feb 17, 2017

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    Best example of speedmaster long time seeing, look at bezel indicator in last photo.This is what makes difference in originality.
     
  3. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Feb 17, 2017

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    That is a superb example! Anyone want to guess the final price?
     
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  4. Kmart

    Kmart Feb 17, 2017

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    Judging from how the market has been going I'm going to shoot for the moon and say $50,000 at least.
     
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  5. MTROIS

    MTROIS Feb 17, 2017

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    I venture to say... much more!
     
  6. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Feb 17, 2017

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    I would happily pay the "estimate"
     
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  7. Fost

    Fost Feb 17, 2017

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    Haaaaa finnaly we understand what you are talking about since months now !!! (after changing multiple time your nickname)
     
  8. neilfrancis

    neilfrancis Feb 17, 2017

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    @donkii Did your friend find it at the auction house viewing, or find it somewhere else and consign it?
    Either way, a good spot.
    My guess: $62,000
     
  9. neilfrancis

    neilfrancis Feb 17, 2017

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    Just as an aside, on the assumption that the auction house pictures and the more casual photos are of the same watch... how touched up are those auction photos?!
     
  10. MTROIS

    MTROIS Feb 17, 2017

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    Also, was the bezel swapped??
     
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  11. watchlovr

    watchlovr Feb 17, 2017

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    Good spot, it does look different, maybe just cleaned though?
    Edit, it is the same, look at the scratch between 225 and 250

    Does anyone else think the hour hand looks odd?
    Too much fill, not enough surround
     
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  12. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Feb 17, 2017

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    Interesting that the watch has the larger hour hand more normally seen on a 2915-3, a lollipop more normally seen on a 2998-2 and 3 and a naiad crown which may or may not be original. Very interesting!
     
  13. MTROIS

    MTROIS Feb 17, 2017

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    If the bezel is damaged (paint chips) as the "barn find" picture suggests, no cleaning will fix it IMO.
     
  14. dbane007

    dbane007 Feb 17, 2017

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    I'm going to guess $85-90k
     
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  15. donkii

    donkii Feb 17, 2017

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    The picture shot by my friend is with a cellphone camera wich isn't good enough to auto correct the whitebalance. The light in the picture taken by him makes the watch no good.
    Regarding the bezel, it's been cleaned, nothing more than that. One of the best base 1000 bezels I've seen in a while. He took the picture before the auctionhouse even knew about it. Kaplans does not touch up photos :)

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  16. harrymai86

    harrymai86 Feb 17, 2017

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    Ok my bet it should reach the 80 grands :)
     
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  17. Dgercp

    Dgercp Feb 17, 2017

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    Buying lottery tickets as we speak :)
     
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  18. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Feb 17, 2017

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  19. donkii

    donkii Feb 17, 2017

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  20. Tubber

    Tubber Feb 17, 2017

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    I agree with Harry, 80 grands. Or US$80,000.