April 2015 - Page 2 of 5 - Beckertime, LLC

Predictable – What a Paul Newman Daytona Sells For

The pre-auction estimate was $50,000 to $70,000. When the hammer fell last Monday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, the ticker read $92,500. The watch in question? A Paul Newman Daytona. To be precise, a stainless steel ref. 6239 Cosmograph Daytona with white dial and original riveted Oyster bracelet. And it was a nice example […]

A Growing Phenomenon: The Get-Together

You like your watches, am I right? And who doesn’t like getting together with a few like-minded friends over drinks. Who doesn’t like comparing notes, arguing finer points, and seeing what other geeks are geeking about?Exactly. That’s where a relatively new phenomenon comes in: The watch get-together. Now really, I’m sure this has been going […]

Four Candy Daytonas

A few days ago, we talked about the Eric Clapton Cosmograph 6263 that is coming up at auction on May 10. Well, that watch is part of “The Watch Auction: One,” an auction that kicks off Phillips’ involvement in the luxury watch segment of the auction industry (more on that in a future post). There’s […]