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Tears in heaven....

February 7 2010 at 10:28 AM

fumanku  (Login fumanku)
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I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.

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WorldOysterWatcher
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Wow! That's super!

February 7 2010, 10:44 AM 

I'm thinking... this is now your most favorite watch? very nice!

 
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John Ireland
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Wonderful. Enjoy it for years and years. nt

February 7 2010, 10:48 AM 

nt

 
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AAKVIPER
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Love seeing rare and correct vantage dial variants.. :)

February 7 2010, 10:49 AM 

nice..
A

 
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Martini
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Thats absolutely wonderful, thanks for sharing!

February 7 2010, 10:53 AM 


 
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ag
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Stunning Addition Eric, rare and beautiful

February 7 2010, 10:55 AM 

Congrats on your catch

Godspeed

ag

 
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Richard Carver
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Big congrats Eric! nt

February 7 2010, 11:05 AM 

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Philipp
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Great, I love it!!! now EC has the 'kissing L' of EC ;-)....

February 7 2010, 11:12 AM 

Not from Clapton but with underline... wink.gif
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Cool for you that you could let come truth a dream for you!!
Pure passion Eric!!
rg.Philipp

 
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Maverick
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Wow Eric, fantastic score >>>

February 7 2010, 2:01 PM 

I'll have to put in a Clapton CD to provide backround music. You are certainly finding many great watches. =)
Dennis

 
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Marco
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Congrats! Being a huge EC fan I can only envy you!

February 7 2010, 11:14 AM 

Cheers,
Marco

 
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JJK
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Re: Tears in heaven....

February 7 2010, 11:40 AM 

Fantastic congratulations! -
JJK

 
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savoy-truffle
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Big congrats! And what a beauty it is!!! (nt)

February 7 2010, 11:40 AM 


 
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julian
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stunning piece. Congratulations

February 7 2010, 11:55 AM 

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michaelmcc
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super E. big fan of E.C. and his watches. big congrats. m

February 7 2010, 11:58 AM 


 
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Ross Povey
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Truly awesome watch Eric.....

February 7 2010, 12:33 PM 

one piece of 'Slowhand's' legendary collection.....nice!


Ross

 
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Tim McClure
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Wow! Big congrats... nt

February 7 2010, 12:36 PM 

nt

 
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Detlev
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Cool!!!

February 7 2010, 12:38 PM 

From such a great an humble guy.
Having talked to EC about his Rolex and now Patek collecting you notice that he's really passionate about it and not just throwing money around as some musicians/famous collectors;-)

Great Piece E!

Ciao, D

 
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Richard Carver
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Tell hin to get over here and start posting!

February 7 2010, 1:11 PM 

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Sparky
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Lucky guy ..

February 7 2010, 1:07 PM 

a beauty and historically so as well, from one of the greatest guitarists of our times.

Many will envy this one .. wink.gif

Rgds Sparky


 
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tahoeblue
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Eric--nicely done!

February 7 2010, 1:11 PM 

That is a beauty, with one of the best histories of any watch.

 
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