Yes, saw it earlier and agree it will be interesting to see what pops up for sale (although the Paris premium will undoubtedly be in FULL effect - mon dieu!). That square Uni alone is ...
Anyone have any guesses as to who the collector is/was? (and trust me, it ain't me - my 8 UG pieces are nowhere near 80!!!!).
Prepare to hug your collections and thank merciful goodness that you got in when you did. Still ... Interesting.
So you think that 80 pieces coming fresh to market will INCREASE prices?
Didn't say that. If these are 80 safe queens at retail, prepare for watery eyes.
The individual who posted on Instagram is employed by Antoine de Macedo's vintage watch boutique in Paris. ADM manages to source some incredible pieces - and isn't shy about asking stratospheric prices for them. I know from personal experience (I undoubtedly "overpaid" for one of my Tri-Compax, but the original asking price was nothing short of laughable/horrifying)...
I have started following because well, I love pain.
We all know these collections are out there. Occasionally we get to snag one or two that escapes the vaults. They are never cheap.
le sigh ... year-end bonus is still far away
Asked 2 times for asking price and got one answer. Prices was about 2x market. Anyway: in Paris everything is expensive.
I went on their site and was pretty not surprised at the pricing. Gotta pay those overheads. I am looking fwd however to see what they have.
I'm announcing it now: I will be opening a boutique on the moon. Prices will, of course, be astronomical but it'll be justified because of my overhead. First location in the good part of the Sea of Tranquility.
They are so far out of market for stuff it's crazy. I actually visited his shop in the summer of 2017 (great place) and some of the pieces that I looked at and dickered with him on are STILL THERE! He must sell something because he's been around a while but just crazy on many things.
Sorry, summer of 2018 visit.
Is it starting?
Drifting off topic but I had one watch for sale locally. Got a guy who was telling me everything thing I said about my watch was wrong even though I had it in front of me. He said it was definitely 35 mm even though it’s 38. His “research” told him it was a 250 watch although the one in much worse condition he showed me, that was 35mm had the price purposely blocked out. I told him I just had it serviced last week and it has a one year guarantee on the work and I could provide the documentation.
I told him I’m not a flipper I just sell a couple on occasion to fund a new purchase. He told me he isn’t a flipper either but then said he sold 30 watches last week and proceeded to try to sell me a Rolex. I don’t begrudge anyone on how they make a buck but let’s not BS each other. I took my watch down even though I received a fair offer from someone else. Dealers give me the opportunity to purchase things but I really dislike when they play that, your watch is no good until they own it and it becomes a “fantastic example” NOS without box or papers.
Never sell to a dealer. Their profit depends on buying low and selling high. There is a FS Compax on sale on E-Bay, good bones, messed up crystal. I shudder to think about what that dealer said to Original owner’s family to get that watch.
I agree 100% but since I do my selling locally I don’t know until I get in txt or phone discussion. But I wade through the idiots and low ballers and when I find a collector it’s always a pleasure dealing with them. Meeting up usually turns into a 20-30 minute hanging out talking about watches. I don’t sell here as most of the stuff I have is on the basic omega or other brand level and the few pieces I have that may be worthy of a sales spot here I’ll never sell.
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