My Saleroom alerts went bananas this morning, as Watches of Knightsbridge's latest catalogue has been published. There are quite a lot of interesting-looking watches, though with pretty strong estimates and generally rubbish pictures (one or two photos of the face of the watch, no case back/movement shots, and often too washed out or over-exposed). This thread is just looking at the Speedmasters being offered. We know that WoK really, really doesn't like it when people discuss their watches online, so let's make sure we do a right good job of it here. I'm no expert when it comes to Speedmaster assessment, so please add your own comments and thoughts below... [EDIT - 20 March 2018] Well, WoK seem to be pretty good at producing estimates - most of the lots sold within or just above their estimated ranges. We could argue either that's because people believe the auctioneers and assume the estimates are what the watches are worth (so bid accordingly), or if the estimates are in fact a true measure of market value. I suppose one begets the other anyway. I'll update the headings for each of the lots below with £hammer, £final, $final, €final values. 193 - 105.003-65 - est £6,000 - 8,000 - Hammer - £ 7,600 - Final - £ 9,424 / $ 13,194 / € 10,743 Dial is described as "Original dial in good "tropical" condition" - I would say more like "rotten" than tropical. Hands missing paint & lume, rusty chrono hand... God knows what kind of state the movement is in. 194 - 145.012-68 SP - est £5,500 - 6,500 Hammer - £ 5,800 - Final - £ 7,192 / $ 10,069 / € 8,199 I quite like this one - though I can't quite decide if the lume is largely missing or if it's just gone a less than pleasant colour. Are the pushers right? 195 - 105.012-66 CB - est £6,000 - 7,000 Hammer - £ 6,600 - Final - £ 8,184 / $ 11,458 / € 9,330 Dial looks better than the -68 above but the hands are less good... 196 - 145.022-69 - est £4,000 - 4,500 Hammer - £ 4,000 - Final - £ 4,960 / $ 6,944 / € 5,654 One of the earlier -69s, with a DON bezel, in "not too bad" condition. The above photo doesn't do many favours to the colour of the lume or the hands. 197 - 145.022-69 with 220 misprint bezel - est £4,000 - 4,500 Hammer - £ 5,500 - Final - £ 6,820 / $ 9,548 / € 7,775 Same estimate as the lot 196... is a 220 bezel worth the same as a mid-condition DON? 198 - 145.022-69 Straight Writing - est £4,500 - 5,000 PASSED - I didn't see the auction live so don't know how far the bidding went At last! A Speedy on an original bracelet rather than a new leather strap or NATO... neither the watch nor bracelet look in particularly good condition, though the dial does look a bit nicer than the previous 2 lots. 199 - Moon crater box ~1970 - est £1,500 - 2,0000 Hammer - £ 1,500 - Final - £ 1,860 / $ 2,604 / € 2,120 £2000 for a box? The world has indeed gone mad. 200 - 145.022-74 - est £2,800 - 3,400 PASSED - I didn't see the auction live so don't know how far the bidding went Looks like a nice example of a -74 - good even colour across the lume & hands. Only a single photo so WoK clearly feel they're doing enough for the £600-800 commission they'll charge against the estimate. More to follow.