SM300 auctioned for 56K at Phillips turns out to be a lemon

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SM300 auctioned for 56K at Phillips turns out to be a lemon

Postby gerdson » November 15th 2017, 11:51am

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Re: SM300 auctioned for 56K at Phillips turns out to be a le

Postby biglove » November 15th 2017, 1:32pm

Some damned fine detective work by the author. Sounds like he should come hang here!
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Re: SM300 auctioned for 56K at Phillips turns out to be a le

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » November 15th 2017, 2:14pm

Indeed - job well done, whoever the author is.

The OF listing for the watch gave me the laughs - "furze area del Peru." Is it so fucking hard to spell "Fuerza Aerea del Peru" correctly?

His task wasn't that hard, though - FAP-issued Omegas are quite the rare birds, so it isn't hundreds of listings to check. Besides, FAP-issued Seamasters come up for sale even more rarely than FAP Speedmasters or Rancheros.

There goes the "expertise" of auction houses, especially Phillips.

"Authenticity laundering", I like that phrase.
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Re: SM300 auctioned for 56K at Phillips turns out to be a le

Postby svaglic » November 15th 2017, 3:17pm

Man, that guy did his research and did it well.
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