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Breaking News Bonhams Seiko-Only ‘Making Waves’ Auction Not Canceled (Updated)

Following our report on Bonhams having taken out their “Causing a ripple effect” sell off in the midst of analysis about the authenticity of a few parts and boundless hypothesis the bartering had been dropped out and out, we have gotten the accompanying explanation from Benedict Tsang, Bonhams Head of Communications in Asia: 

“There has been solid interest in our Making Waves: Seiko online deal since the deal page went live on our site on Friday. We have incidentally taken out the review work to transfer the condition reports accompanying each parcel. We apologize to any individual who hasn’t had the option to get to the deal page. We welcome everybody to return to the page this week to see all the data we have about this private assortment that has been amassed by a devoted watch gatherer in the course of recent years. The deal is occurring ‪until 25 August.”  

Lucinda Bredin, Bonham’s worldwide head of communications told HODINKEE by means of email, “We are attempting to get the list online again as right on time as conceivable this week.” The sale is booked to run from August seventeenth to 25th. Bonhams pulled the inventory from their site on Saturday, prompting theory among authorities and in the press that the deal had been dropped. Bonhams’ assertion clarifies that it was pulled from their site so the condition reports could be ready for each lot. 

While it’s positively promising to have an authority articulation from Bonhams, and for sure to see that some form of their Seiko-themed deal will in any case occur, the equilibrium of this story is clearly riding on how the re-up of this deal really looks and if the refreshed postings will straightforwardly address the worries raised by the Seiko lover community. 

More when we have it. 

Update starting at 13/08/2020: The “Causing a ripple effect” closeout has gotten back to Bonhams’ site with refreshed condition reports for each part. The condition reports are accessible as a PDF download to any client with a login.

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