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  1. Cad290

    Cad290 Jun 17, 2017

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    2 people really wanted this one...I was one of them but I lost.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/382123327479

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    Pretty useless bracelet and unappealing DON bezel. The dial is a very nice even tropical brown and the case is really perfect. Still I was surprised that someone outbid me at that price. Forum member end up with this one?
     
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  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 17, 2017

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    Wow, that's a nutty price. The case looks unevenly polished on the left-hand side to me too. I suppose people are really dying to get their hands on tropical dials nowadays, even if the watch they're inside is far from ideal.
     
  3. Thrasher36

    Thrasher36 Jun 17, 2017

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    Crazy Man Crazy
     
  4. grizzlycanuck

    grizzlycanuck Jun 17, 2017

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    I was in it too. But not at that price, really shot up at the end, the way an auction ideally goes down.....for the seller
     
  5. grizzlycanuck

    grizzlycanuck Jun 17, 2017

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    What was up with that bracelet? Was it a 1039 clasp attached to something else, cause didn't look like any 1039 I've ever seen
     
  6. Seaborg

    Seaborg Jun 17, 2017

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    I was also in... Way too high for me...
     
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  7. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Jun 17, 2017

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    I was surprised at price too. Sat about $5k before jumping up to $11k in last seconds.

    Seems crazy, but just this week a straight writing with horrible hands and dial sold for $5.5k and a tritium 321 hand set for over $900.

    Oh, and there is a JB Champion bracelet bid up at $780 with 2 days remaining.
     
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  8. Cad290

    Cad290 Jun 17, 2017

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    I thought the case wasn't polished, but I'm no expert
     
  9. Cad290

    Cad290 Jun 17, 2017

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    Anyways shows that people will pay a premium for an example assumed to be an honest pawn shop find over an example from a dealer
     
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  10. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jun 17, 2017

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    Well: I'd say for a fraction of that amount you'll find a better one.
     
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  11. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Jun 17, 2017

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    I don't understand this at all, but maybe someone more knowledgeable will enlighten us. The way I see this watch:-
    Sold at $11,500 for a head only (that bracelet isn't worth $ is it?), brown dial, with a poor DON
    69 DON of this nature should be $6,500 absolute max plus brown dial premium, how can a brown dial be worth $5k?
    Is there someone, somewhere with buyers remorse, or is there something I'm missing?
     
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  12. TTG

    TTG Suffers from watch FOMO. Jun 17, 2017

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    Well, I guess we will find out if relisted..
     
  13. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Jun 17, 2017

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    Platinum bracelet!:taunt:
     
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  14. Cad290

    Cad290 Jun 17, 2017

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    Well there were 7 people willing to pay 7k+ for it. I asked for additional photos and it appeared to be a pretty exceptional example to me. I was very surprised that someone outbid me, I thought $11.5 was going to be way more than enough to win it
     
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  15. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 17, 2017

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    If you have a -69 in the right range with a black or crappy dial, the one could enhance it.. Flip this one with worse dial to make up the outlay.

    People do it.
     
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  16. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Jun 17, 2017

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    How can you tell it was a DON?
     
  17. Cad290

    Cad290 Jun 17, 2017

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    Moonwatch only points out all the ways. Dot diagonal to 70 and little details in the text on "tachymetre "
     
  18. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 17, 2017

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    The dot at 70
     
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  19. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Jun 17, 2017

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    If that was an exceptional example, then what is mine or @pitpro?

    I photoshopped the pics and didn't look so hot to me.
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  20. grizzlycanuck

    grizzlycanuck Jun 17, 2017

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