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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 5:18 am 
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Couple pricey results for a gold 769 and a later gold 806. Do folks here give credence to these results? Or do we write them off as being inflated by "auction hype"?

Ref. 769 ca. 1945 in gold: 10,080 CHF
https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction ... wristwatch

Ref. 806 ca. 1965 in gold: 11,340 CHF
https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction ... hronograph


Edited to correct final prices.

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 6:23 am 
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They look to be in immaculate condition, and that attracts a premium. Sotheby’s attracts a premium too.



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Right, really great condition for sure. Still, was surprised to see a 769 hit that number.

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The 769 has been beautified. The hands look new and the crown is a different gold.



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The first pic of the 769 makes the hands look like they’re not the normal blue, but the other pics looked a bit more normal to me. Really hard to grasp the color of the lume though with the editing/filtering of the pics.

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liebs520 wrote:
The first pic of the 769 makes the hands look like they’re not the normal blue, but the other pics looked a bit more normal to me. Really hard to grasp the color of the lume though with the editing/filtering of the pics.


True. Might just be lighting.



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buddman wrote:
liebs520 wrote:
The first pic of the 769 makes the hands look like they’re not the normal blue, but the other pics looked a bit more normal to me. Really hard to grasp the color of the lume though with the editing/filtering of the pics.


True. Might just be lighting.

yes, that first pic is massively distorted, on the other pictures the hands look perfectly correct.
both superb examples, truly lovely pieces


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