I'm sorta thinking yes, the way prices have been climbing of late. What say you?
Trending higher but...
For an average example, I think it'll be a while.
Mint in box w/papers ... Agree.
I also think the older of the references (pre-65) will command a higher price than the 105.003-65's. Some I have seen were assembled in 1967. Hardly a Pre-Pro if the Pro was on the market for 3 years along side it. And wasn't Ed White's Speedy a 105.003-64?
Or is that what we're talking about here? I see all 105.003's referred to as the Ed White model, and I tend to disagree. What say the Moon Watch book?
I'm holding on to mine until it hits six figures...... Might be a while....
Much the same as the Wally Schirra, people tend to call any 2998 that although a -5 or -6 is accepted as the actual reference he wore afaik
Hell, a Benrus Pointer date will eventually be a 6 figure watch. Depends on how long you're (or your family is) willing to wait.
Thank you my Wally Sc..................2998-6 appreciates that
So, do we think the Ed White will soon be a 5-figure watch or not??
There is also an argument for the FOIS to be called the 'Wally Schirra'...
Let's wait until 2017 and see
It's funny reading back at threads like this. I remember reading it first time around thinking "wow, imagine if Ed Whites are going for $10k in a few years....."
They pretty much are 5-figure $ already for a decent original example arent they?
Yes. I was just reflecting on the fact that a couple of years ago, most people thought the days of a $10k Ed White were miles off.
Gee, I don't know, what year is this?
Hindsight is a wonderful thing!
I'm not saying they all are, far from it...but i'm sure original and complete ones with unmarked bezels and dials are around that level already.
I think it will be a while before you cannot find a single Ed White for under $20k. But super nice ones are a bit different.
Will the Ed White soon be a 6 figure watch ?
I agree - have to remember that the 105.003 is the most plentiful straight lug, which is born out by just following the sales forum here or eBay. For every ten 105.003's that pop up for sale, there's maybe one / two 2998's. Now, the counterbalance to the "plentiful supply" argument is that the current supply of 105.003's tends to skew heavily towards flawed watches, be it service parts, overly polished cases, or plain unattractive lume and hands.
I have a thick 105.003 with very nice original lume dial and hands and fine do90... anyone fancy paying the 2021 price for it?
And the 2021 price is....?
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