Auctions Bonhams Announces An All-Seiko Online-Only Auction
Update: since distribution, various issues with a significant number of the parcels have been noted and it seems the auction may have been dropped. As of 7AM EST (8/8/20) we have contacted Bonhams UK and HK for explanation; stay tuned.
Heads up, Seiko-Folk! Bonhams auction house has reported a two-section online auction that is 100% work of art and collectible Seikos. Beginning on August 17 and called “Making Waves: Seiko – A Private Collection of Japanese Wristwatches,” there will be in excess of 200 parts accessible, with every single piece having been sourced from a solitary, and apparently very great, individual collection.
While there are some really uncommon and exceptional pieces included in Bonhams’ see (more on that in a second), it’s an extraordinary treat to find out about an auction that will highlight watches that are probably going to pound at a more open value point. However much I love seeing uncommon Daytonas and such come to auction, as far as I might be concerned, that affection is more scholastic than dependent on my own insight (or clout of wallet). Essentially, on the off chance that you have a thing for Seikos both old and new, this deal may very well have some things for you.
Bonhams’ underlying public statement doesn’t list everything, except it offers a wide delta as far as both style and cost, including a modest bunch of alternatives that are assessed to sell for around $500, including a no hold 1973 “Yachtman UFO” (found ahead of the pack picture, right) and a 1975 “Pepsi Pogue” with a gauge somewhere in the range of $320 and $650 (seen above, third from left). Searching for something a smidgen more raised? Shouldn’t something be said about the strongly cool 2010 Spring Drive Spacewalk Chronograph ref. SPS005 (appeared beneath and assessed to land between ~ $20,000 and $23,500).
One of just 100 delivered, the Seiko Spring Drive “Spacewalk” SPS005 highlights both a force save and a subsequent time-region feature.
What about something a smidgen more work of art and ostensibly significantly more unique? Perhaps a genuinely uncommon 5718-8000 steel chronograph made for the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics? Appeared beneath, and with a gauge of around $13,000 to $26,000, Bonhams says this is a sacred goal among vintage Seiko gatherers and that lone a small bunch are known to exist.
One of the star parcels for Bonhams’ “Causing a ripple effect” all-Seiko auction, an uncommon ref. 5718-8000 chronograph made for the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
While the appraisals on a portion of these vibe somewhat low to me, this is unquestionably a deal worth after in case you’re into Seiko watches. I have never enrolled for an online watch auction, however this appears as though it very well may be loads of fun, and it’s ideal to have an action on the schedule. Make certain to put a major “X” on August 17 as that is the point at which the full posting will be distributed and the initial segment of the auction will commence (and run until the 25th). Dates and parcels for section two are at present TBD, however for those of you who don’t ordinarily give close consideration to watch auctions, you can’t say we didn’t caution you.
Click here to visit the Bonhams deal page.