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    Elvis is still the king I guess

    Not sure if a lot of folks noticed but an iced out Omega that Elvis got in 1960 from his record company went up for auction a couple of days ago.

    The story is that he later traded it for a Hamilton some guy was wearing next to him in a casino. The family some 50 years later put it up for auction, and the auction house expected the high end bid at about 100k.

    Sold for 1.8 million. Not sure what you guys think but, I guess he is still is the king when a watch he didn't much care about performs that well.

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    Re: Elvis is still the king I guess

    Paul Newmans Daytona went for almost $18,000,000 and he had given it away decades ago to his daughters boyfriend (IIRC)

    Makes me think Paul Newman is the real king
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    Re: Elvis is still the king I guess

    Yep the highest priced Rolex, and the highest priced Omega sold at auction share that distinction.

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    Re: Elvis is still the king I guess

    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyOneMore View Post
    Paul Newmans Daytona went for almost $18,000,000 and he had given it away decades ago to his daughters boyfriend (IIRC)

    Makes me think Paul Newman is the real king
    I wonder what became of Steve Mcqueen's watches.
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    Re: Elvis is still the king I guess

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    I read the 1st Rolex Sub was presented at the 1st Basel World in 1957
    MSRP (now hold on to your hats) was $157.00 (according to the article)
    I've never heard of a new Sub selling for $157.00!!!! But that was a heap
    of years go. Who knows?Inflation being what it is.
    My Urologist just bought a new Rollie $10,000.00 +.Now I know where ny
    doctor bills have gone!!!!

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    Elvis will always be the King!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arogle1stus View Post
    WUSers:
    I read the 1st Rolex Sub was presented at the 1st Basel World in 1957
    MSRP (now hold on to your hats) was $157.00 (according to the article)
    I've never heard of a new Sub selling for $157.00!!!! But that was a heap
    of years go. Who knows?Inflation being what it is.
    My Urologist just bought a new Rollie $10,000.00 +.Now I know where ny
    doctor bills have gone!!!!

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    With inflation that's like $1400 today.

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    Re: Elvis is still the king I guess


    Here's the watch. I can see why he traded it for a Hamilton.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommywine0 View Post

    Here's the watch. I can see why he traded it for a Hamilton.

    I think if you're Elvis you can pull that off.

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    Re: Elvis is still the king I guess

    Quote Originally Posted by tonygermano2 View Post
    Elvis will always be the King!
    Apple's/Oranges... Paul couldn't sing all that well and some question Elvis' acting abilities...
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