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16s Hampden breaks record for a lowly(?) Hampden
PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:48 am Reply with quote
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A 16s HC Freesprung TT in a questionable case dated 1882 and possibly recased, with some incorrect screws sells for 5200. on ebay today as reported by a 149 member.

Who says good watches are slow?

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Never knew they were even made that way. I would have thought it was missing the regulator.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:05 pm Reply with quote
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What's the ebay number. Geno
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:06 pm Reply with quote
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Neil, they are quite different.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:40 pm Reply with quote
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I guess I knew what I was doing--buying a much better one for 200. in 1976!!!!! Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:48 am Reply with quote
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Please guys - HOW ABOUT A PICTURE OR A LINK!!!!! Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:18 am Reply with quote
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare1883-Dueber-Hampden-Heavy-Yellow-Gold-14K-Case-Pocket-Watch-Size16-23-Jewel-/221528949218?pt=Pocket_Watches&hash=item33942781e2&nma=true&si=R5%252BEzB%252FIJqJ3x%252B8WxzCpxEzPfVc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:17 pm Reply with quote
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John- THANK YOU!

Ok that is a pretty impressive watch. But I would have never realized what it was if it was just sitting on a table.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:41 pm Reply with quote
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better stay with Walthams
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Very tough piece to find, never had one in 45 years. Geno
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It's in the Hampden book and the price guide as well with a 3 star rating.

They give it $1600 for mint but that is in a 20 year case.

Strikes me as a pretty big premium for the 14k case.

Perhaps there is something about the dedication we are not seeing.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:57 pm Reply with quote
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No, no, it is a fact that the PG knows little--massive errors like on the GB.

The star rating IS WORTHLESS, as HAS BEEN STATED AND EXPLAINED HERE on CH 149 for decades!

Where have you been? Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:19 pm Reply with quote
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I know it is just a guide. Didn't realise it was that far out.

Perhaps they should include a set of dice with it.

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For a long time I've theorized that prices in the price guide on rare watches are intentional low so that the authors can justify buying those pieces at a substantial discount. Maybe I'm reading too much into it or overthinking, but it makes sense to me.

Anyone who has been around watches knows that rare pieces find their own value to the right buyer...and that the price is usually many times higher than what is printed in the guide.
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Would anybody like to buy my whole collection of Price Guides? Very Happy

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