#1 Serial number Charity Auction (Ended Dec. 15)

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by AliBar » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:51 pm

That would be my understanding scooter... maybe Mr Kirk is just putting some feelers out there, testing the waters ?? Me, last of the later bidders perhaps on a couple of these :).
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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by scooter » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:56 pm

Thanks for that Alastair.

I didn't think that I had missed the obvious.

I might join you with some late bids if I fancy it.

Obviously they would be at or in excess of the set reserves.

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by stefs » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:08 pm

Thanks scooter
was going to ask myself why on earth anyone would bid below the reserve. Thought it was just me being thick (as per usual)
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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by scooter » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:12 pm

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It looks like the serious players are turning out.

Chameleon has just hit the reserve price of £650 for the C70 GP GB.

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by akirk » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:15 pm

as I understand it - correct, though only CWL can confirm that...
but the nature of the reserve should mean that any lower bids don't count - i.e. selling is only live once the reserve is met...
the C70 is now there - others aren't...

but the secret of getting high bids in an auction is seeding bids lower to show activity (show the item is desired), getting lots of people involved / etc. - therefore the early bids can play a role in increasing activity and therefore increasing the final price...

which is of benefit to the charity

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by scooter » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:19 pm

scooter wrote:Simple 'Yes' or 'No'.
I'll take that as a 'Yes' then.

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by scooter » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:26 pm

Good to see 5 out of 10 watches off at their reserve price or above now.

C60 Trident
C8 Pilot Blackhawk
C70 GP GB
C5 Malvern Aviator
C7 Rapide

This will help the Charity.

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:43 pm

akirk wrote:as I understand it - correct, though only CWL can confirm that...
but the nature of the reserve should mean that any lower bids don't count - i.e. selling is only live once the reserve is met...
the C70 is now there - others aren't...

but the secret of getting high bids in an auction is seeding bids lower to show activity (show the item is desired), getting lots of people involved / etc. - therefore the early bids can play a role in increasing activity and therefore increasing the final price...

which is of benefit to the charity

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by Gradie » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:54 pm

I suspect the charity and CWL would like the auction run fairly and legally, which I'm not entirely sure tactics to increase activity and drive higher prices are.

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by scooter » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:19 pm

An excellent point Gradie.

C4 Peregrine £150 (reserve £350)
C5 BoB £350 (£350)
C1 Russell £75 (£400)
C60 Trident £450 (£450)
C8 Pilot Blackhawk £520 (£400)
C70 GP GB £650 (£650)
C5 Malvern Aviator £250 (£250)
C7 Rapide BRG £350 (£250)
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C3 Malvern Chrono £320 (£200)

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:22 pm

Gradie wrote:I suspect the charity and CWL would like the auction run fairly and legally, which I'm not entirely sure tactics to increase activity and drive higher prices are.
scooter wrote:An excellent point Gradie.

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by blowfish89 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:27 pm

I received the email about this today, and it says "The ten #1 Serial Number watches include C3 Malvern Automatic, C7 Rapide Racing Green and the C8 Pilot Blackhawk."
Is there a C3 automatic, I thought it was a quartz chrono ?

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by Clarky » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:48 pm

I see Mortis is chucking some dosh at the sector.... :twisted:
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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by scooter » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:48 pm

@ blowfish

It's a printing error.

There's a C5 Malvern Aviator Mark I which is an automatic along with a quartz C3 Chrono.

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Re: #1 Serial number Charity Auction

Post by atnits » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:30 pm

I'm tempted to bid for the c5 aviator :thumbup: Even though I already own one :oops: Is that crazy? It's not, is it

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