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Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 11:25am
by conjurer
Since we all had so much fun with the first ever flash auction yesterday, let's try another! Here's the rules: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39797

Up on the block today:

Vintage Seiko A914 Digital:

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While this isn't a Patek, it's an unutterably cool vintage (circa 1984) Seiko digital. Back in the old days, if you wanted to be cool, you listened to disco, you drove a T-top Camaro, and you wore (particularly if you were Mort) a leisure suit and one of these bad-bois. Measuring 34.3mm across, 37.5mm lug to lug, lug width of 20mm, and an absurdly thin 8.5mm tall. This little beauty has a stopwatch, alarm, and 24 hour settings. The bracelet, at the last hole in the clasp, is probably fine for a seven inch wrist. All functions seem to work perfectly.

The condition I would rate as very fine, with the original sticker on the back and still legible, with only very slight scratches on the clasp. There is some pitting on the case, particularly on the lower right side. This watch comes with original papers and instructions, plus original clamshell box--which opens and closes without breaking, which might make it a piece unique. Because of the slight pitting and scratches, I wouldn't go as far as calling it NOS, but it's probably as close as one will get on a watch that's over thirty years old.

This auction begins now, and will run until 8:00PM Pacific time TONIGHT.

This is a very interesting, historically important, and extremely fine example of the early digital age; if you're a Seiko collector, or just looking for a cool throwback watch, this one is for you!

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 12:50pm
by Ofcmark
I'll start with a $20 bid

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 1:59pm
by conjurer
Thanks, Mark! Seven hours to go.

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PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 3:53pm
by conjurer
Five hours to go.

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PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 4:19pm
by Racer-X
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Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 4:39pm
by bedlam
$50

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 4:52pm
by conjurer
bedlam wrote:$50


There we go. It's about time you tight-fisted Aussies started coughing up some dough. And I thought the goddamn Scotsmen were skinflints!

Four hours and ten minutes to go.

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 5:47pm
by conjurer
Three hours and fifteen minutes to go.

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 6:50pm
by conjurer
Two hours and ten minutes to go. Come on, you cheap bastards! I know it's not a Datsun watch, but WTF??

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 6:51pm
by conjurer
Goddamn it, I'll bid $60 myself, just so I don't have to fill out the customs forms to Carl!

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 7:02pm
by Racer-X
What if the winner wants it shipped to Carl?

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 7:18pm
by conjurer
Racer-X wrote:What if the winner wants it shipped to Carl?


He can ship it himself, goddamn it!!

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 7:29pm
by conjurer
An hour and a half for you miserable bastards!

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PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 7:34pm
by smellody
How's the lume?

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PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 7:38pm
by conjurer
smellody wrote:How's the lume?


The light works fine, goddamn it!!!

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 8:03pm
by conjurer
One hour to go.

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 8:35pm
by conjurer
Twenty five minutes. Perhaps I should reassess this "flash auction" thing.

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 8:37pm
by bedlam
61.01

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PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 8:43pm
by conjurer
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Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 8:45pm
by conjurer
Fifteen minutes. Are all you good Americans let Carl snatch this one from under your noses??

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PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 8:47pm
by Racer-X
65 FFS

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 8:49pm
by conjurer
Ten minutes to go. Goddamn it, Carl, are you gonna let a 'Merican steal this kewl Seiko from you?? What would the guys in the Politburo say??

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 8:55pm
by conjurer
Five minutes to go. Last call on this bad boi.

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 9:00pm
by conjurer
And, done!

Re: Swag-Fest 5! Flash Auction, Ends Tonight!

PostPosted: November 6th 2017, 9:00pm
by conjurer
Racer-X wins again! A big thanks to the generous donor, and all who bid!