Sotheby's George Daniels Auction

FWIW, I was following the Daniels auction from London, on-line
I stopped about half-way through. My nose was starting to bleed in that rarified atmosphere!
Talk about insanity!
The prices were astronomical, way above the estimates, quite amazing! The currency was GBP not dollars, making it more painful to watch and then the 25% premium. Does Sothebys trade publically? crying
I hope, for those prices, there were a few of Daniels fingerprints on the cases.
Just my 2 cents :-)
any example of the prices?
11/06/2012 - 18:38
Here's the link to all the results. There were only about 50 lots.
11/06/2012 - 20:28
I had predicted that Lot 9 was goingto get a strong price....
11/06/2012 - 21:10
I'm hoping that the winning bid was from a collector in the Boston area. :-) Photos to come for sure if he won. Bill
High but when you consider that these watches are true horological
11/07/2012 - 10:17
feats and all unique then I guess its understandable
Re: Sotheby's George Daniels Auction
11/07/2012 - 00:05
FYI Sothebys does trade publically and , if you look at the peaks and troughs , it's not a bad proxy for the economy at many stages.;range=19880516,20110620;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=ohlc;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;
I watched parts of it too
11/07/2012 - 06:00
I actually had a couple of absentee bids placed (for 2 of the "smaller" items), and definitely got blown away by the rush and enthusiasm.  crying Let's just say my search for a Denison deck watch box continues...wink But as always, there is a bright side.  Because I lost these bids, I pulled the trigger on a purely "fun" watch, at least I have a Co-Axial of my own now.  laugh BR, Dan
Me too, Dan
11/07/2012 - 18:39
I had planned to bid on the Urban Jurgenesen/Zenith modification (Lot 22). But it very quicly got out of hand! Joseph