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  1. josephgsy

    josephgsy Oct 24, 2017

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  2. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond Oct 24, 2017

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  3. josephgsy

    josephgsy Oct 24, 2017

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    ah i see, curious, it's sold on his website, does he do that normally when he puts pieces up for auction?
     
  4. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Oct 24, 2017

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    "Pre-Nina"?
    Ive never heard it referred to like this. Its just an early execution...the first had thin sub dial hands.
     
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  5. Diabolik

    Diabolik Oct 24, 2017

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    very late ones and the nina medico which is probably the rarest also had thin hands ...

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    I am sure I had pics of medico (evil and not) with stick hands ...
     
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  6. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond Oct 24, 2017

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    Now it's gone from both his website and ebay auction ended early- guessing he found an offer he couldn't refuse :confused::confused:
     
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  7. Mazoue

    Mazoue Oct 26, 2017

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    I note that the Heritage auctions Nina sold for $23,750 including buyer's premium.

    The eBay Nina is at that level already and we still have the last minute flurry of bids to come.
     
  8. Eddy

    Eddy Oct 26, 2017

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    :eek: Yes, I see that....
     
  9. billving

    billving Oct 26, 2017

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    27.2 now

    Just couldnt get into the heritage one. Did someone here pick it up?
     
  10. Mazoue

    Mazoue Oct 26, 2017

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    Out of interest, did anyone pick up the Big Eye at the Bukowskis auction in Sweden yesterday?

    It sold for 183,000 SEK including premium (around £16,500), which was actually slightly less than last time (apparently the buyer did not pay when it was sold previously).
     
  11. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Oct 26, 2017

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    Can you share link for eBay listing?
     
  12. Eddy

    Eddy Oct 26, 2017

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  13. billving

    billving Oct 26, 2017

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    26k. At 22-24 maybe...

    26 high but in great condition.

    26k euro
     
  14. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Oct 26, 2017

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    haha...I guess you haven't followed this reference much...there was a period when these would appear and bidding wars would break out. Quite a few sold for double that last year. This is actually not a bad price, looks like they have settled this year into the mid 20's

    This is also an exceptional example with the original crystal. It looks all original and in very nice condition...hard to find like this example.

    FYI- its not so much about the v72 as the scarcity of the reference in general combined with the pure sexiness.
     
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  15. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Oct 26, 2017

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    You know what they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Personally I find it a beauty regardless of who wore it.

    But IMO one of the main reasons for the valuation is supply and demand. Try to find another Nina for sale tomorrow...compare that to a Rolex Daytona, which has been selling for more for many years now. On any given day you can find dozens of Daytonas for sale with the exact same movement...yet you might search for months to find a single Nina. This is what establishes the price.
     
  16. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 26, 2017

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    Having had the opportunity to spend time with some nice examples... they are NOT common. The quality and workmanship shines through. They are beyond my single purchase comfort zone which is stupid on my part and something I need to get past. In other words pull the trigger and then hold a massive sell off to recover the funds.
     
  17. heccsat

    heccsat Oct 27, 2017

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  18. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond Oct 27, 2017

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  19. Mazoue

    Mazoue Oct 28, 2017

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    This seller was selling privately off eBay but that link is no longer active now. We had some correspondence and I attach some additional photographs he sent me. I can't make up my mind about the watch to be honest.

    The lume in the dots and the hands looks a bit fresh but could be original?
    I can't see Swiss on the dial but it may be tucked under the chapter ring or even if absent that does not necessarily mean that it's wrong.
    I'm not sure about the applied logo - should that U have a flat bottom?
    I couldn't see a problem with the crosshairs
    The hands are a less common variant but look ok.
    The watch is a bit grubby and it's not been overly polished so not it's not been prepared for sale.

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  20. TsoloT

    TsoloT Oct 28, 2017

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    I was told that in its day the Universal was number 2 to Omega and well ahead of Rolex in premium perception and we the watch of choice for many presidents etc ...anyone know anything about this