Gardiner Houlgate Watch Auction Tomorrow 03.02.2021

We took a quick look at the lots on offer tomorrow in the GH sale, which is of course online only. You need to register with an account before bidding by the way.

We like the Omega Seamaster Pro model, with box and paperwork plus warranty card. It lacks a spare link and has some wear, but worth a bid if you’re a fan of the reliable co-axial movement Seamasters. Will last a lifetime, low speed running and less servicing overall is the benefit of the co-axial in our humble opinion.

A 1990s Rolex Submariner, (pictured) with a 43mm case, classic black dial/bezel and very light marks on the case and bracelet would be a good buy – but there’s no box or paperwork, which makes reselling it a bit tricky. GH have set the estimate at up to 7K and we would agree, it’s too expensive to pay more than 9K overall, including auction fees, for a Rolex Sub that lacks any box/papers.

There’s a Rolex Oyster Yachtmaster, which also lacks box and paperwork – current pre-auction bid on that is 6K by the way.

If you like soemthing different there are mens and ladies Bulgari models, which feature some quirky case designs and offbeat dials. Bid estimates range from £800 upwards. There’s also an AP Royal Oak Offshore, blue dial, no box no paperwork, with a pre-submitted 6K bid on it. Got a bit of wear to the bezel and crystal however, needs some TLC.

More info here. 

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