Last post by Relojie - August 11, 2023, 08:41:06 AM
What a coincidence! Like you said, better that you did not buy it for the Sea Wolf but I have to say that the other watches definitely did not disappoint. I enjoy wearing the Zenith, Certina and Eterna Matic watches a lot and they were all in good working order.
Last post by Grossisten - August 09, 2023, 04:35:49 AM
I was bidding on this lot as well :-). Went to check it out IRL and intended to sell most watches on and keep the most interesting (to me) ones. But I wasn't willing to go as high as you did, particularly as I was especially after the Zodiac. Reading this thread I feel even more pleased with my decision. I hope you are happy with the lot, there were some really nice watches in there. Lauritz is history now, good thing too, their way of handling watch auctions was appalling, their price evaluations blowing in the wind, sometimes not realizing what was fake or not (or franken). They stopped paying sellers their profit and are now bankrupt, scumbags. I once bought a lot of NOS watches through Lauritz including a few Zodiacs, they mailed them thrown into the same plastic bag in a box, guess what the cases looked like on arrival.... Obviously I returned that lot. Interestingly a few weeks later the most attractive (again to me) of those landed on the counter of a watchmaker friend of mine who judged it "beyond repair". Lucky again, I guess.
I have most of an original JB Champion bracelet for this guy but one of the end links is not original, and I'm paranoid using it because of the value. So, I'd thought about getting a different bracelet, wore it on a NATO for a while, but thought why not do something different and vintage themed. This is a rally Olangapo band from Jaffy Jurado, it is surprisingly comfortable and I like it. In retrospect I might have asked him to make the outside match the outside of the lugs but the chunkiness is kind of authentic. I know not everyone is going to like it and that's OK. And now I can wear it without worry because an Olangapo band needs patina.