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Old 09-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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You won't believe the price of this hand made watch, $2,500,000 . It took one year to assemble by hand and only six were made. There are more buyers than watches and the company has yet to decide on how to select the buyers to sell it to. I want to apologize ahead of time on not posting a picture of it. I really wanted to and I did try but alas I was not successful at doing so. I saw this watch at watchinsider.com and if someone wanted to I am sure they could find it's picture.

I saved it's picture in my computer and then I dragged the picture into this post and it looked like it would work but then when I tried to submit the post I got a message that it was too big too post.
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If I found one on the street, I'd sell it, buy every Seiko I ever liked and live like a king off the change.
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If I found one on the street, I'd sell it, buy every Seiko I ever liked and live like a king off the change.
Actually you would be surprised as to how little someone gets when they go to sell jewelery . I read where a watch that retails for $320,000 only got $12,000 in a pawn shop . I suppose if one were able to find a watch collector who knew the true value of such a unique piece then you would probably receive a large sum for it.

p.s. I would sell it also
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Reminds me of the scene from "Trading Places"

Pawnbroker: I'll give you 50 bucks for it.

Louis: Fifty bucks? No, no, no. This is a Rouchefoucauld. The thinnest water-resistant watch in the world. Singularly unique, sculptured in design, hand-crafted in Switzerland, and water resistant to three atmospheres. This is the sports watch of the '80s. Six thousand, nine hundred and fifty five dollars retail!

Pawnbroker: You got a receipt?

Louis: Look, it tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad.

Pawnbroker: In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks.

Louis Winthorpe III: Just give me the money.

For your consideration the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon: Two Units Made Each Year

Mechanical manually wound movement
Caliber R TO 27 QR SID LU CL
Minute repeater with tourbillon escapement
Chime with two “cathedral“ gongs activated by a slide piece in the case
Front side: Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand
Hours and minutes of mean solar time
Day, month, leap year by hands
Moon age
Crown at 4 o'clock: setting of the time and winding
Opaline-white dial with embossed Calatrava cross motif, gold applied Roman numerals
9 hands
Reverse side: sidereal time, sky chart, phase and orbit of the Moon
Crown at 8 o'clock (24-hour scale): correction of sky/moon indications
Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant)

Recent sale.... 1.49 million

Heard that Patek interviews the prospective buyers at the corporate headquarters to select the final two.
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I do find it incredulous that someone would be such a knob to be prepared to be vetted in order to be fleeced of 1.5 million. Such pretentious crap would put me right off even if I had the money and wanted the watch.
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I do find it incredulous that someone would be such a knob to be prepared to be vetted in order to be fleeced of 1.5 million. Such pretentious crap would put me right off even if I had the money and wanted the watch.
Tend to agree with you there Polly.........but it's how such companies create their hype, and people with more money than sense can't wait to buy into it. The high-end art world is built on such rubbish. Funny old world!
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Tend to agree with you there Polly.........but it's how such companies create their hype, and people with more money than sense can't wait to buy into it. The high-end art world is built on such rubbish. Funny old world!
I agree
and don't pawn your watch in Philly
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I've got to say, if I had the money to burn on something like this without missing it, I'd be sorely tempted just to own the technical genius and craftsanship that goes into one. If the creators of work like that want to decide who's "worthy" then, imho, they've earned it.
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