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Auction hooha.

Postby bobbee » January 11th 2018, 2:41pm

Looks like someone will be getting a nice refund after two years...

http://watchesbysjx.com/2018/01/what-ha ... -solo.html

Just as the world was settling in for the first weekend of 2018, the watch scholar who goes by Perezcope shook things up. He posted well documented and irrefutable evidence that a Rolex Daytona ref. 6239 sold at Phillips’ first Hong Kong sale in December 2015 had a modified dial, one that had “Cosmograph” erased so as to make it a more valuable – a lot more valuable – “Solo” dial. Perezcope pointed out the same watch, still possessing its “Cosmograph”, was sold at Antiquorum in 2011.


I also noticed he mentions that hodinkee used this same watch as the best example of a 'Solo' they could find to use in one of their Daytona articles.
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Re: Auction hooha.

Postby svaglic » January 11th 2018, 3:01pm

Wow, awesome detective work by perezcope.
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Postby MKTheVintageBloke » January 11th 2018, 3:34pm

Looks like our favourite watch journalist lampoon of an expert has already edited out his article about verbal wank to the ref. 6240.

It's just like with the previous issue of a watch with counterfeit parts being sold big at an auction house - another example of "authenticity laundering."

The moment I get off the fucking antibiotics, I'll have a drink to Jose Pereztroika and his detective skills - that was really something.
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Re: Auction hooha.

Postby bobbee » January 11th 2018, 3:46pm

Here is another instagrammer, 'shameonwrist' calling the dink out over their Comex claims.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUMEEIOhOUd/?hl=en

The guy posts some hilarious stuff.
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Postby MKTheVintageBloke » January 11th 2018, 4:00pm

bobbee wrote:Here is another instagrammer, 'shameonwrist' calling the dink out over their Comex claims.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUMEEIOhOUd/?hl=en

The guy posts some hilarious stuff.

That was fucking brilliant! :lol:

The comments under shameonwrist's post are worth a read as well - looks like Louis showed up to do the explaining, and got a solid walloping (as he always did when he showed up to explain himself and Hoodwinkee). Someone also posted the hashtag "Hodonkey." Looks like there are some Bring a Brain readers there...
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Postby bobbee » January 11th 2018, 4:06pm

I saw the comments too. You really ought to see some more of that guys work, really funny.
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Re: Auction hooha.

Postby bobbee » January 12th 2018, 4:01am

Here are the before and after pics, they even repainted the bezel markings.



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Postby MKTheVintageBloke » January 12th 2018, 5:09am

bobbee wrote:Here are the before and after pics, they even repainted the bezel markings.



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Seen that - I subscribed to both perezcope and shameonwrist on Instagram. The two know their stuff, that's for sure.
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