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Speedmasters at Bonhams Auction 11 September

  1. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    There are a couple of interesting Speedmasters coming up for auction next week if anyone is interested. I might have been tempted but the timing is wrong for me, but maybe somebody here will want to have a go.

    There is a cosmetically decent 1963 105.003, although they do say the chrono isn't working properly
    http://m.bonhams.com/auctions/19807/lot/209A/?list_search_query=1&lang=en_us&back_to_year=2003&sale_no=19807&limit=9999&query=omega speedmaster&create_facets=False

    and a Mk II with an uncommon tachy ring. This one was pointed out to me by the dealer who apparently got it verified as a correct watch.
    http://m.bonhams.com/auctions/19807/lot/209/?list_search_query=1&lang=en_us&back_to_year=2003&sale_no=19807&limit=9999&query=omega speedmaster&create_facets=False

    Link to whole auction brochure: http://m.bonhams.com/auctions/19807/59078/

    It would be nice to know if anyone on here does give a loving home to any of these strays :)
     
  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    The 105.003 could either be a really good buy or a really bad one
     
  3. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 3, 2012

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    The 105.003 is really good looking, maybe too good to be original. Nice to have a pre-Professional model though.
     
  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    You reckon its been worked on?
     
  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 3, 2012

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    Couldn't tell you either way. I just don't know. If it's original it's in freakin' great shape.
     
  6. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 3, 2012

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    Just figure if someone had put effort into cleaning it up, they'd have fixed the chronograph at the same time... wonder how broken it is
     
  7. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 4, 2012

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    They say it "isn't operating correctly" and the picture shows the minute timer hasn't returned to zero. Possibly that is what they mean ?

    If anyone is in the UK, it can be inspected before the auction.
     
  8. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Sep 5, 2012

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    Nice find! The 105.003 could be good with that original bracelet too. Shame I won't be in London until the following week or I'd check it out.
     
  9. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 15, 2012

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    Just having a look through the auction results.

    The Speedy went for £1875: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19807/lot/209A/ which seems a pretty decent catch for someone, even if it needs a service to correct the chrono.

    The Mk II with the rare tachy ring went for £1500: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19807/lot/209/

    A pretty nice Dynamic went cheap at £306: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19804/lot/166/ . I'd have liked to have had a chance to look at that one & check it out properly. Mind you, they also had another Dynamic which went at £1125 (http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19807/lot/164/?page_anchor=m1=1) I don't like the cases on these, but it looks like it had the box & tags. Presumably, it was the original box for it to sell at that price.
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 15, 2012

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    That's a lot of money for the Genève Dynamics! :eek:
     
  11. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 15, 2012

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    Over here Dynamics tend to go for £500-800, even if they're redialled or in very average condition. I'm guessing that the expensive one had the original "pencil case" style box & tags, which are pretty hard to come by.
     
  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 15, 2012

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    Dynamics are cool watches, I really think the early ones, especially the 5xx series models are pretty undervalued
     
  13. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 15, 2012

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    Definitely for good condition ones. I'm hoping to pick up a cal 565 from 1969 fairly soon :)
     
  14. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Sep 18, 2012

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    That Speedy was a good deal with the bracelet! The others seem expensive to me.
     
  15. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 18, 2012

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    Indeed, wouldn't have been all that difficult getting the movement ship shape again
     
  16. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 18, 2012

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    That's why I don't like those auctions (along with buyer premiums). Bunch of Pirates:mad:
     
  17. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 18, 2012

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    Again, it's the day for all things pirate!
     
  18. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 18, 2012

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    Duh.