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Where will it end???.

I was also watching this auction and by the end I was more entranced by the bidding than by the watch.

Cool watch, fairly rare model, but not anything that made me belive it would ever sell for $2000+.

I must admit that I was recently the first to defend an OTD forum regular who paid $2000+ for a nearly NOS condition Autavia GMT. This watch was close to perfect and sold by a respected German collector (rb) so there was no question about "correctness". But $2300+ for this Siffert gives me questions;

Is this recent surge in prices a momentary spike or has vintage Heuers established themselves in the ranks of significant collectable watches?

How much of the blame for this phenomena is Mr. Stein and his OTD website willing to take for contributing to this?

What am I going to do now that I can no longer afford to play with 1970's Heuers?

What are those sounds that seem to be coming from inside my safe? Oh this question I know the answer to. The noise is the sound of a dozen or so vintage Heuers (all in much better condition than this Siffert) screaming "Sell me now""!!


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