: We can also turn around the points I made about the sellers not
: showing up, to ask the question -- Why would anyone sell a
: fairly common watch through one of these auctions? Who are the
: buyers that sell ordinary watches, through these auction houses?
: Maybe I can understand the super rare ones offered by Christie's
: and Phillips, that benefit the auction house's network of
: customers and from the worldwide promotion, but not these
: ordinary Autavias offered by WOK.
: Reliable dealers, buy / sell / trade sites, and good old eBay all
: seem like better choices. Especially when we look at the
: results, the day after the auction.
: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In response to your question. I sold my 2446 at a WOK auction a year ago and got what I thought was a very good price. At that time it was the highest price that WOK had got for a 2446. The reason I chose an auction house to sell my watch was that it was a very safe route to take, bearing in mind there are now so many scammers operating in all fields. There were no hidden agendas and the sale and payment were completed with the minimum of fuss. I believe, as one of your fellow contributors has said that on the day London was quiet, the weather was against it and generally there are more and more 'specialist' watch auctions around. The auction houses can only sell what is offered for sale and prices will reflect their collectability.