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The one that got away?

#1 Post by mrcardigan » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:35 pm

Hi all.

Quick question...should I have bought this watch.
I think it's a Ross, yellow gold with coral gold dial and Arabic numerals. I think I read somewhere it's a bit rare to have this colour/dial/numeral combination, but couldn't find it again to confirm I'd read it correctly.

Anyway, as a result, I bottled it at $54, as would also have had $30 shipping costs. I feel maybe I should have put a few more bids in, what do you think?
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Re: The one that got away?

#2 Post by vintagehamiltons » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:26 pm

Coral dial goes with the coral case. This is a franken. I'd like to make a franken with a white case/coral dial.
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Re: The one that got away?

#3 Post by mrcardigan » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:59 am

Thanks Tom. Wasn't sure, thought that might be the case, which is why I held back. Are the coral ones with Arabic numbers worth getting? - or rather, I love the look of the ross, and want to get one, but should I expect to pay a premium for the coral one?

Thanks for the reply,

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#4 Post by retroworx » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:42 am

Here is the one that got away for me. I saw this go up when I was a relative Newbie in 2014 (was available for less than 10 minutes, if I recall) and passed on it, thinking the Spanish seller was confused and mistaken and asking wayyyy too much money for a Ventura.

Knowledge is power. :cry:

Hopefully Rene or Mark or Bryan will chime in on what this one was really worth. :?
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#5 Post by vintagehamiltons » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:32 am

mrcardigan wrote:Thanks Tom. Wasn't sure, thought that might be the case, which is why I held back. Are the coral ones with Arabic numbers worth getting? - or rather, I love the look of the ross, and want to get one, but should I expect to pay a premium for the coral one?

Thanks for the reply,

Andy C
Normally, the coral version is pricier and the wgf version more so. Gilt dial versions are the best, IMO.

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#6 Post by mrcardigan » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:35 am

Please forgive my beginners lack of knowledge, but by gilt dial do you mean like the three you have pictured above, two tone with romantic numerals?

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#7 Post by hamiltonelectric » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:39 am

retroworx wrote:Hopefully Rene or Mark or Bryan will chime in on what this one was really worth. :?
My 18K rose Ventura sold for just over $16K at the Heritage auction in 2015, with the buyer's premium. That was less than I expected -- several years earlier I had turned down a $20K offer!

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#8 Post by retroworx » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:15 am

hamiltonelectric wrote:My 18K rose Ventura sold for just over $16K at the Heritage auction in 2015
Oh, the pain, the pain! Passing the $3000 one still kills me, LOL
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Re: The one that got away?

#9 Post by Nookster » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:56 am

retroworx wrote:
hamiltonelectric wrote:My 18K rose Ventura sold for just over $16K at the Heritage auction in 2015
Oh, the pain, the pain! Passing the $3000 one still kills me, LOL
Ya, but it found a good home!!! :D
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#10 Post by N. Robinson » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:19 am

hamiltonelectric wrote:
retroworx wrote:Hopefully Rene or Mark or Bryan will chime in on what this one was really worth. :?
My 18K rose Ventura sold for just over $16K at the Heritage auction in 2015, with the buyer's premium. That was less than I expected -- several years earlier I had turned down a $20K offer!
I'll be looking to sell mine soon. Thank you for the info.
.:. Nathan

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