39k pounds hammer price for the "special projects", all in about 65k usd.
Quite a lot of money!
Anybody on here got the -66?
So I wonder how WOK justify the use of the "special projects" designation?
"Bullshit Baffles Brains"
I wish it was true, but seems like an invented moniker
May be, but if I was bidding I would be looking for some sort of evidence to back up that term before committing funds.
For the benefit of the record (and to their credit, WoK do at least publish sold prices on their website, after a while)...
I forgot what a couple of the watches hammered at; lots 184 and 188 didn't sell (it's showing as "passed" on the site so clearly they didn't make reserve prices). If anyone comments later with a correction, I'll update the list
Prices listed are £hammer, £final (incl 24% BP & tax), $final at current exchange rate of $1.36/£
Lot 178 - "Special Projects" thing - £39,000 £48,360 $65,770
Lot 179 - 105.012.66 - £5,600 £6,944 $9,444
Lot 180 - tired looking Ed White - £5,800 £7,192 $9,781
Lot 181 - pre-moon caseback -69 - £3,000 £3,720 $5,059
Lot 182 - Straight writing -71 - £4,400 £5,456 $7,420
Lot 183 - Another pre-moon -69 - £2,800 £3,472 $4,722
Lot 184 - chrono creeping -74 - didn't sell, but I think the bidding went up to £2,800 £3,472 $4,722
Lot 185 - fairly honest looking -78 - £2,600 £3,224 $4,385
Lot 188 - Ed White with service dial - didn't sell, but I think the bidding went up to £3,600 £4,464 $6,071
I think it was the same bidder in the room who got 178, 179 and at least one other (181?).
Pretty strong prices, but £3k for the decent looking #181 seems to be the bargain if such a thing is possible. Later in the auction, a variety of more modern Speedmasters were hammering at >£2k, and a nice looking Valjoux 72 Heuer Camaro I was keeping an eye on went for £3k.
And in the very last lot, #333, someone paid £700 / £868 / $1180 for a 1171/1 bracelet with 633 end links
Anyone here get the ranger? Sold higher than I expected.
Anyone here got the Centenary? All visible of it looks very nice.......
Think it went for GBP 1600
I think so too, £1600 plus costs makes £2000 I believe. I don't know what the service history of it is but that will add on a few hundred more I guess.
Did lot 177 sell
The V72 Camaro looks to be an ok price for a nice piece.
Whoever got lot 179 for £6900 all in did well. That's a lovely looking watch.
I was looking at 179, but I have to protect myself from auction fever..
Had a max set for myself that was exceeded.
It is a nice watch indeed!
Well , 30% extra! Is it the normal courtage for such auctions?
Yes, sold for £19,500!
Seems IWC 3705 is making new highs as well. Approx $15,000usd after buyers premium!
After reading all of this I suspect there are to many rich clowns at auctions and I for one would out of my depth with the" experts", and they certainly are NOT the auction guys.
Unless you are extremely well informed with the "car salesman" mentality of auction houses whose interest is in selling and not providing the buyer with due consideration of providence or real value , beware.
Obviously they consider William a critic or some drunk salesman does.
Woefull, I will never risk buying from them.
What a sorry story they have done themselves a great mis-service .
The clowns are in control.
The 300 done well considering replacement movement no archive cond wasn't the best
As long as you are content with the fact that auctions gives you no real protection when it comes to condition or provenance, and you settle on a maximum price you're prepared to spend for any given piece, the auction scene can still throw up the odd bargain. The days of finding a mis-described Ed White being put up as "Omeega gents watch, needs battery" are a long way behind us, at least for anything mainstream. I was watching the WoK auction and everything I was interested in went for more than I had decided I might pay; so be it, maybe I'll kick myself for missing the boat but there'll always be another one, later...
I participated in the auction on a couple of items but like many relied on Williams useful insights on 101, I must admit I am surprised at the low prices some of the pieces attracted, as @ewand said lot 181 (for example) seemed to go for relatively low money considering recent Speedy sales.
I wonder if the Speedy marketing is slowing dow slightly? Perhaps warrants a separate thread and I don't just write that as I have numerous Speedies for sale in the dealer section (they are great investments if they sell or not) but it seems that 'speedy fever' has slowed slightly? perhaps I am wrong, maybe some of the Speedy nuts like @Spacefruit or @gemini4 have further insight?
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