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└heuer-ragazzi? Heuer-boys... Ah, OK...

dear heuer-ragazzi,

Heuer-ragazzi, eh?

Babel Fish Translation In English:

Heuer-boys

Ah... Ok...

sure you all have been watching the auction of the blue and white handwound monaco, pls. see eboy# below.

Sorry to burst any bubbles here, but I'm not the biggest fan of the Monaco. I own more than my share of unusual looking watches, I mean I collect Bull-Head Chronographs for crying out loud, but I've never been able to bring myself to get worked up about them, dispite the association with Steve McQueen. The styling just doesn't do much for me. Too much of a juxtraposition between old and new styles I guess. I don't follow them that closely, myself.

I was really wondering why this great and rare piece did not get any higher ($$$) attention. from the point where i stand, the 7740 is the rarest 1970s Monaco, and in this colour combination, it is almost impossible to find.

As others have pointed out, rariety and popular colors alone don't always figure into what a watch will fetch. The 7740 and 7741 are pretty much forgotten calibres, compared to the 773x series from what I've seen.

i personally did not bid on it, because the left register had some imperfect places and I had asked the seller twice for a close-up scan and he did not respond at all. i was also wondering why none of the wellknown Heuer freaks was bidding until the final lap, just charles made it up to 2,3.

Besides the thing about me not actively seeking Monaco's, I have learned from experience that I have to bid at the last minute if I want to pay a reasonable price... As I have a fairly high profile in watch forums in order to keep admission prices reasonable I only bid in the last few moments of an auction unless there are extraordinary reasons not to.

jim was visiting a girlgroup concert in N.Y. when the auction endet.(lol)

any comment is appreciated.

Actually, I thought the $3k price for the 7740 was a little high. I know the Steve McQueens fetch that and more regularly, but I wasn't overly impressed with this one.

-- Chuck


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