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  1. inchpincher

    inchpincher Aug 7, 2018

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    Hi OF,

    This Flightmaster is in a local UK auction, I'm not especially familiar with them other than some cursory internet reading (cal 911 I believe). There's a receipt for a service in 2013 where the crown and glass were replaced. Clearly it's not in great condition but anyone care to throw an estimate...? I'm thinking £1500 after fees and premiums would be about my max...?

    Cheers,
     
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  2. joso

    joso Aug 7, 2018

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    i think that is about right, might be a little high but don't know the exact value of the uk pound. hope you win
     
  3. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Aug 7, 2018

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    That would make it incredibly cheap... I think it might be more likely to sell over £1500 plus fees.
     
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  4. ICONO

    ICONO Aug 7, 2018

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    Just go for it !…and sod the intended budget…it will not go that far, over

    Come back and show us your prize
     
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  5. inchpincher

    inchpincher Aug 7, 2018

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    It’s a quiet auction house and is one of only four watches in nearly four hundred random lots, I don’t think it’ll get too many bidders (famous last words). My issue is that if there’s one thing I’ve learned buying vintage is condition is everything and this is just a little too beat up. Maybe I’ll go and check it is actually in good working order and make an absentee bid if it feels right.
     
  6. inchpincher

    inchpincher Aug 7, 2018

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    You’re a bad influence!
     
  7. new_heuer

    new_heuer Aug 7, 2018

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    If the watch is on the saleroom then the size of the auction house doesn’t matter. Have you asked for any additional photos?
     
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  8. inchpincher

    inchpincher Aug 7, 2018

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    I haven’t but it’s local so I’ll pop down in the next couple of days and see for myself. It’s nice but I won’t cry if I miss out.
     
  9. michael22

    michael22 Aug 7, 2018

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    I don't think it is in bad condition. The edges have dings, but otherwise are sharp. All surfaces have normal striations. Dial & hands look good. It will clean up well, I think.
     
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  10. propervinyl

    propervinyl Aug 8, 2018

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    My flighty is even more beat up than this and it is my favorite watch - largely because of its scars.
     
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  11. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Aug 8, 2018

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    If you can get it for that don't. Let me have it instead.... Good luck with your search!
     
  12. inchpincher

    inchpincher Aug 8, 2018

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    I've just realised what you meant by 'on the saleroom', I wasn't aware this auction house had entered the 21st century, yes it will be online in due course. I've picked up some great bargains there over the years, let others have a turn. Consider this a heads up I guess - Amersham Auction Rooms, lot 294 auction is 6th September.
    http://www.amershamauctionrooms.co.uk/cat.htm?search=Omega
     
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  13. palatine

    palatine Aug 9, 2018

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  14. optsdan

    optsdan Aug 9, 2018

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    Don’t think it’s for auction until the 6th?
     
  15. inchpincher

    inchpincher Sep 6, 2018

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    Bumping in the interest of completion, I was run off my feet today and didn’t even get the chance to get an absentee bid sorted. Which made it all the more painful when I checked up this evening. Hope it went to someone here!
     
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  16. roryoc11

    roryoc11 Sep 6, 2018

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    @inchpincher Someone got a good price - I was watching the lot and going to sort a bid but it had a good few watchers I thought it would at least hit lower estimate!
     
  17. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Sep 6, 2018

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    I bid, and my bid was rejected by the saleroom's shitty website... so I'm a little gutted too...
     
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  18. Draven

    Draven Sep 6, 2018

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    Some auction houses don't always mark 'passed' or unsold lot, they simply put down what the last price it went up to was.

    My guess is, it had a reserve and probably is still available for an after sale offer for whoever is interested :thumbsup:. I would contact the auction house to see if it is still available, that way you will be sure.
     
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  19. inchpincher

    inchpincher Sep 7, 2018

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    Phoned them, it sold.
     
  20. Draven

    Draven Sep 7, 2018

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    Having just looked through their
    Ah, damn. Hope you find one soon.