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    Are you looking to buy some seriously expensive watches?

    I came across a story on CNN.com today about the North Carolina Department of Revenue holding a public auction to sell off a large collection of jewelry, watches, and related items that were siezed during drug raids. The following quote from the story really caught my attention (I bolded the text):

    "...Necklaces, rings and bracelets will be available alongside more unique items, such as a $29,500 Jacob & Co. five time zone watch with a face of sparkling yellow, pink and blue stones forming the continents on a world map. A silver-colored men's Breitling 1884 chronometre watch is listed at $38,000."

    I'd really like to see a photo of that Jacob & Co. watch (the only picture in the story was of a gold Rolex men's watch with a diamond bezel...guess they figured that would be more attractive to non-WIS readers ). And about that Breitling..."silver-colored" for $38K?

    If there's anyone here who is interested, the auction will be taking place at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina this coming Thursday (November 13). Three-quarters of the profits from the auction will go to fund the law enforcement agencies who siezed the items.

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    Re: Are you looking to buy some seriously expensive watches?

    I guess there's platinum involved with the Breitling or white gold?
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    Re: Are you looking to buy some seriously expensive watches?

    If Raliegh wasn't 4+ hours from me, I'd check it out.

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    Might be worth it Vito.
    No idea if criminals take good care of their watches though?
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    Re: Are you looking to buy some seriously expensive watches?

    I'd be afraid that if a watch was 'worth' $20K, they'd be asking $20K

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    Re: Are you looking to buy some seriously expensive watches?

    What if you're in the pub, some years from now (say, a 'lengthy stretch') and some mean looking old guy with prison tatts and a bad attitude comes up to you and says:

    'Hey man! That's my watch!'

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    The buck doesn't even slow down here.


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    The auction was yesterday and my local paper had a blurb on it today. I'm in Fayetteville, about an hour southeast of Raleigh. The diamond-encrusted men's Breitling 1884 chronometre watch went for $8k. It had appraised at 38k.

    The real star was a diamond-studded gold gorilla pendant (they showed a pic; it's hideous). It went for $3800 despite an appraised value of over $21k.

    They said every item sold for less than 1/3 of appraisal.

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    Re: Are you looking to buy some seriously expensive watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by GinGinD View Post
    The auction was yesterday and my local paper had a blurb on it today. I'm in Fayetteville, about an hour southeast of Raleigh. The diamond-encrusted men's Breitling 1884 chronometre watch went for $8k. It had appraised at 38k.

    The real star was a diamond-studded gold gorilla pendant (they showed a pic; it's hideous). It went for $3800 despite an appraised value of over $21k.

    They said every item sold for less than 1/3 of appraisal.

    Jeannie
    pick anything up to let us drool over?

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    Re: Are you looking to buy some seriously expensive watches?

    Wish I could afford some of those

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    Re: Are you looking to buy some seriously expensive watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by GinGinD View Post
    The auction was yesterday and my local paper had a blurb on it today. I'm in Fayetteville, about an hour southeast of Raleigh. The diamond-encrusted men's Breitling 1884 chronometre watch went for $8k. It had appraised at 38k.

    The real star was a diamond-studded gold gorilla pendant (they showed a pic; it's hideous). It went for $3800 despite an appraised value of over $21k.

    They said every item sold for less than 1/3 of appraisal.

    Jeannie
    Looks like it would have been worth your trouble Vito.

    Thanks for the update Jeannie. BTW, I spent over 14 years in Fayette-nam before coming back to Germany. I really miss my Fire Antz!

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