Update: 1936 Platinum & Diamond Pocket Watch

The auciton for the 1936 pocket watch took place on Sunday.   The watch with pics was discussed on this thread and I had a chance to inspect it at the preview the week earlier. 

Update: 1936 Platinum & Diamond Pocket Watch

There were two people in the room bidding (myself and one other), one on the telephone and one bidder on the Internet.

The watch sold for 2.5X the ()admittedly low auction estimate top range and alas I was outbid. With the buyers premium and subsequent taxes, the final price was more than I was willing to jump at.

Congrats to the winner and I hope that someone on the forum is the new owner. 
thanks for the update Ben and too bad you didn't win, sure is a
11/22/2011 - 16:31
beautiful watchheart what was the estimate?
Estimate was $1500-$1800 CDN…
11/22/2011 - 19:40
or about $1425-$1710 USD. Hammer was $4,400 CDN but on top of that is the 25% buyers premium and an additional 13% HST (sales tax here in Ontario).
Ouch
11/22/2011 - 20:15
Or as the auction reports would phrase it; "well sold".