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 Post subject: very nice Datora 785
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:14 am 
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bautiful and rare piece from 1946, though the $86,000 seem a bit optimistic ... :oops:
worth documenting, will be interesting to see at what price this will sell.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220942759337?ru ... 5946wt_922

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 Post subject: Re: very nice Datora 785
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:26 am 
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The link goes to a Breitling Bentley Fred. Nice watch, any idea how much they normally go for?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:34 am 
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The link goes to a Breitling Bentley Fred. Nice watch, any idea how much they normally go for?

sorry for the wrong link to a Bentley fake, corrected now.

Have seen asking prices around 20 to 30,000, but looking for closed deals or auctions, would be surprised if it reaches more than 10% of the asking price but would be happy to have others chime in.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:37 am 
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cruvon wrote:
The link goes to a Breitling Bentley Fred. Nice watch, any idea how much they normally go for?

sorry for the wrong link to a Bentley fake, corrected now.

Have seen asking prices around 20 to 30,000, but looking for closed deals or auctions, would be surprised if it reaches more than 10% of the asking price but would be happy to have others chime in.



Cheers, see an interesting comment made by the seller

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Listed as £POA (Price on Application) or Make Best Offer whilst we investigate the rarity of this piece


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found one in the Antiquorum database, sold for about $5,500:
http://catalog.antiquorum.com/catalog.h ... tionid=256


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:50 am 
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Anyone here's got a 785? Would like to see a wristshot!


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Nice condition, nice piece. I worry that there is only one, not very good, movement shot, but then I tend to worry about things like that. If it sells for more than $10,000 then someone overpaid.


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Nice condition, nice piece. I worry that there is only one, not very good, movement shot, but then I tend to worry about things like that. If it sells for more than $10,000 then someone overpaid.

yep, but very nice. Craig just received a close family member, an 18k Datora 784, will post a wrist shot when it arrives in Vienna. thanks Paul for the eval help, looks quite ok in the metal according to Craig. Funny thing is that another forum member bought a SS 784 and both arrived at Craig's on the same day, Datora overload.


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Funny thing is that another forum member bought a SS 784 and both arrived at Craig's on the same day, Datora overload.



yeah.. but I am cheap and cant afford 18K :D

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just received a pic from The Dalles Spa, thought I'd share.
one of those purchases you should normally avoid, no movement pic, blurry dial pics, a seller with a sales history of glue&paint, but a good gut feeling. Not so bad after 67 years. Nice.

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WatchFred wrote:
just received a pic from The Dalles Spa, thought I'd share.
one of those purchases you should normally avoid, no movement pic, blurry dial pics, a seller with a sales history of glue&paint, but a good gut feeling. Not so bad after 67 years. Nice.

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Who is the "The Dalles Spa"?


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One of our members here chronodeco (Craig) is our go to vintage repair watchmaker. He lives in "The Dalles, Oregon" in the states.

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One of our members here chronodeco (Craig) is our go to vintage repair watchmaker. He lives in "The Dalles, Oregon" in the states.



gotcha, do know Craig but didn't hear about the Dalles Spa term:), thanks!


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I was just offered another good example slightly under 4600 euro's
too bad ive spent my budget for this year already , so I need to save up some more :(


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authentic Datora week, nice !
the signed bridge is a little surprising, do you have the serial no., can not read the first digit ?


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