Wow! Time sure flies when you’re having fun! The June Miami IWJG show was, without question, a superlative event. I found that important Rolexes, valued in excess of $50,000, and Pateks, under $20,000, were the fastest sellers in the room. I’d consider this a buying show more than anything. I was fortunate enough to acquire a handful of unusual vintage watches priced below the market. For instance, I picked up a Rolex GMT Master 1675 “Cornino” for around $10,000, in fabulous condition, on a mint old-style jubilee bracelet! While “exploring” the show, I came across the first Rolex 6239 Double Swiss Daytona—accompanied by box and papers, a green smooth bezel Rolex “Stella” dial Day-Date (very much in-demand these days), a flawless Longines 13ZN yellow gold tri-color chronograph, and a possibly-unique exhibition case Rolex Bubbleback. As for contemporary watches, the show had many superb offerings. I noticed numerous baguette-bezel Rolex Daytonas for sale. Surprisingly, many dealers also brought along Cloisonné dial watches by such manufactures as Ulysse Nardin. By the time the show had concluded, it seemed like only an hour went by. I can’t wait till Brooklyn!
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