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The vintage craze

October 27 2017 at 4:05 PM
Noah  (Login NoahD)
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Response to Panerai 6152-1 Marina Militare sold today at Phillips

The craze for vintage Panerai has waned for sure, but it was way too damn high, so how could it be sustainable.

Now, vintage Heuer and vintage Tudor are going bananas. The prices those are getting right now are nuts, and in five years I would guess they won't hold that. I mean..... it's all personal preference, but to me that Heuer is ugly AF.

My guess is that there are a small group of influential collectors working with auction houses to drive these prices to insane levels, the same way they do in the art world. I love vintage watches, but even if I was a billionaire, I'm not paying over a hundred grand for a beat up old Tudor.

Of course I'd pay 20 million for anything Paul Newman wore though. Paul Newman's tighty whiteys?

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