The watch trend has been going on now for several years and Japanese watch companies have increased their prices. Even vintage watches on the auctions here are going for HIGH prices! 4 years ago I used to bid and win on many used Seiko divers under $150...as in 6309s etc. Now, prices on the divers are going through the roof!!! Insane! hahah!
that bidding history is blatantly full of shills and I'd be surprised if it was actually paid for by the winner. there's no way an item such as that is legitimately bid up by "0" and "1" feedback bidders.
I bet that using the box in the photos inferred that it was all original and/or came with the original box and papers. Even considering shill bids, there have been some sales lately that raised no eyebrows, but still left me wondering what someone could possibly have thought was worth that kind of money!