I would say maybe not the best time of the year to auction higher end pieces, but then again I can be wrong.
Except for the occasion rare piece, many of the simpler Vc's don't do that well....great for buyer's, not too good fo rsellers. It's been like that for a few years now.
It just takes 2 who want the watch to bid it up to a high price.
I knew my bid was low (but within the already low estimated range), but just wanted to see if luck was with me...it wasn't
I know Alex is a BIG fan of the Cornes de Vache, (Alex, did you bid?)
I hope at least some of the winners are Loungers and will post pics of their new beauties for us over time.
that the watch went to a Lounger
but the previous owner only saw $26k after seller's premium is knocked off the hammer price . Condition is everything so I take a lesson from this not to defer a needed restoration if one wishes to retain value. Not this piece, but I was tracing the history of another Cornes de Vaches which changed hands multiple times over a decade, and not one of the owners restored the piece from a rather lackluster condition rating of 3. No coincidence the price dropped with every auction...
Hi guys, indeed, a lounger bought it....me!
I just received the watch today, that was a wait.... and the watch is in much better shape than I remember when I saw it at th auction. The crystal needs replacing but the rest is pretty much in good condition. I thought there was a problem with the case back at the time, but actually I was the problem, in that I thought it was a snap on back and not screwed on....so much about my small collection on VC getting together. I will send the watch to get a nice spa treatement.
I know you will want pictures, but I am rubbish with cameras. Actually, does someone know a good macro photographer in Hong Kong?
I too thought about bidding but that model wasn't on my priority list, so I deferred.
ut I did have a watch delivered to me in Dresden that I bought before I left Canada. It was a VC and on my "must-have" list..
So I'm happy about that!
Please, do tell us wha this new watch is! There will always be more time later for a proper introduction with photos!
I am in Paris recovering from all that German food!
Just kidding....the food was great but I really do love Paris.
It will have to wait a few days but it will be worth the wait (It was for me).
Nothing complicated but still lovely.
a french guy who spent 18 years not far from the sea and loving the seafood, living now in southeast Germany...