The Vintage Watch market logic is astounding. Marlon Brando took the Bezel off and threw it in Subic Bay in the Philippines and then etched his Name on the caseback. Missing Bezel and Etched Name = Lower Value. Because the watch was owned by "The Generation's Greatest Actor" and worn by Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now = Priceless hmy:
I know next to nothing about Vintage Rolex prices (although I love Rolex Subs). How much would a Rolex GMT in similar condition normally sell for?
$10,000 - $15,000 is a rule of thumb providing all the parts are there. Ghost faded and particular bezel brings a premium as do precious metals. Condition and originality are value standards as is the provenance of course.
Thank You! So I quess it would be safe to assume that any price over say$10,000 would be the price premium paid for provenance. According to the auction spokesperson a pre-sale estimate for the watch has yet to be decided. The watch will be listed in the catalog as “estimate upon request.”
Excellent article It sounds like Jack Nicholson was understandably very intimidated by Brando. I actually think in Apocalypse Now Martin Sheen and his Seiko 6105 does an excellent job by 'Not' being intimidated by Brando and his Rolex. Willard shows respect to Kurtz but at the same time knows he has a mission to accomplish.
I finally received my replacement order of 330W18GN reproduction crystals a few days ago. I've been in the process or randomly checking about 20% of my order to see if they measure up to an original crystal. I've learned quite a bit throughout this process of producing a reproduction crystal...
Woke up at stupid o'clock so here we go... Hamtun H1 for me this morning
The lume isn't as good as the picture would suggest. There was a good blast of a UV torch before the picture was taken and it faded pretty fast after.
It's ok...just not to Seiko standard
I'm considering buying a Seiko Levante. Does anyone know where I can find a manual for a Seiko 7F38-7040. And does anyone know the purpose of the upper left dial that looks like a compass?
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