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Thread: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

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    SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Just spent a happy while clicking thru the online catalogue for the upcoming watch sale at Sotheby's, London.

    Thought some of you might be interested in the 346 lots on offer ....including some amazing pieces.

    I was particularly taken with the following 2 lots, both remarkable in their own right...

    The first is described as a circa 1975 Rolex Submariner, offered for sale by the family of Keith Jessop, and used on the amazing deep sea operation to recover 5 tons of Stalin's gold from HMS Edinburgh....

    http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/e ... 54.html/6/

    The second truly amazing piece is a rare 1959 Submariner 6536-1 with Depth Rating in RED....estimate for this incredible watch is 30k - 50k....and don't forget the 30% Buyers premium when one of you get your cheque book out.... :)

    http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/e ... 54.html/8/

    Lots more to look at and dream of owning .... enjoy....

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    I say ! Depth rating in red wow. That must be worth something .Unbelievable.

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Thanks for that.
    Can't say I will be buying, but interesting anyway.
    Ian.

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    I'm sure I read somewhere there are only a handful of depth RED in existence.

    Is this correct.....& what do we reckon this will sell for...place yer bets...??

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Thanks very nice!

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    that is a nice sub reckon its worth more than 50000

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Thanks for posting that up, out of my reach but v interesting.

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Nice.....replacement dial and probably hands also.....what a crock. :D

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    very tempting. How much commission does Sotheby's charge?

    FMF

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Quote Originally Posted by FrogmanFreak
    very tempting. How much commission does Sotheby's charge?

    FMF
    I think its 20-35% depending on how much it goes for, got a feeling 20% up to 100k then 12% after..

    Then they make 25-30% from buyers premium..

    It's not bad business to be in if my assumptions are right.. they're definitely the winner..

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    SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Thanks.

    Indeed the middleman always wins.

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Nice to see, interesting. Cant afford to buy out at the minute though lol

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Quote Originally Posted by rjwanderer22
    The second truly amazing piece is a rare 1959 Submariner 6536-1 with Depth Rating in RED....estimate for this incredible watch is 30k - 50k....and don't forget the 30% Buyers premium when one of you get your cheque book out.... :)

    http://www.sothebys.com/en/catalogues/e ... 54.html/8/

    Doesnt look like anyone is complaining about the 'stardust' on that dial.

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    Thanks for the link.

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    I reckon the red Sub will do 70k+...

    8)

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    what was Keith thinking going to 800ft with a 5513. That watch is probably f**ked :roll:

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    Re: SOTHEBY'S Fine Watches - 13 Dec.

    10k sundust... blimey!

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