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Old 2 February 2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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Super Rare Vintage Rolex in Miami Beach Shows...



I really loved the idea of going to the sun when my home place is covered with snow. So next stop was the famous Miami Watch Shows, besides the IWJG show on Monday & Tuesday, the Miami Beach Art & Antique Show started on Thursday last week. Many great friends from all over the world came over for this annual spectacle making it not so easy to find the rare vintage Rolex that came new to the market. Luckily I’ve exceptional buddy’s around me that made the trip for me more then worthwhile. Buddy Matt Bain and his lovely wife Erika arrange a cool party at their amazing home including with bull riding, stunning food and great friends. Many thanks for your hospitality, that whole evening blow away my brain ;-)



Again as usual, I met many old friends and made some new friends, all deeply interested in the miracles of vintage Rolex collecting. It was great to see that everybody was hunting for their grail Rolex, many extraordinary examples came freshly to the market and found their way into important collections. I can only recommend everybody to do the Miami watch Shows next year, till then amigos!





Blue Prototype Rolex Cosmograph…






Me & John, fellow collector who was also at the shows..


It was his idea making a triple Newman Oyster shot, not mine ;-)




Green Stella ‘Octopucci’..




Exceptional rare find..


Honeycomb TOG’s…




Kissing Sea Urchin’s…


Mike Wood’s famous arm shot…








Ultra Tropical Submariner… yes of course I tried to buy it but owner was yet to much attached to it






Crisp from first owner, a very early 1.59x.xxx Paul Newman




Rainbows where everywhere for sale. Personally I don’t like it, the added diamonds are to much imho!


Hans Wilsdorf Geneva..






Cool look and rare bird, Red Daytona 6241 Black…


Black Rolex for dump prices..




Interesting Ladies Rolex..








What a stunner!!!


Pool Passion ;-)




Lady collector with elegant salmon Monobloc 3525..








US version flat bezel ref 6541 Milgauss..


Alex riding the Bull…








JP Morgan ;-)




Our party host, thanks again Matt & Erika!!


Ultra black gilt gold ref 6034..


Pucci’s Ultimate Daytona Book was present..












Ultra rare Tudor..




















Surprising encounter with Explorer Sub..
























Thank YOU all VERY much, I love Miami!

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Old 3 February 2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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Very nice PS! Temptation running wild in Miami! Thanks for sharing....Cheers, Ken
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Old 3 February 2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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Wow! Stunning... thank you for sharing!
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Old 3 February 2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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Easily the most ridiculous set of pics I've ever seen...thanks for posting.

Nice that John Mayer was so approachable.

Not far from where I grew up and I get to that area frequently, do you need to become an IWJG member to gain entrance?

Are prices at these shows similar to web prices or slightly lower?
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Old 3 February 2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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Some beautiful and uber rare watches! Thanks for sharing Phillip :)
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Old 3 February 2013, 12:16 AM   #6
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awesome, thanks for sharing again - love that blue cosmo!
Nice to hang with JM too!
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Old 3 February 2013, 12:17 AM   #7
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And once again I have no words for this level of rarity displayed here! Pure Vintage Rolex debauchery! Still hoping Basel 13 brings us all this level of excitement! Be well sir!
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Old 3 February 2013, 12:20 AM   #8
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Easily the most ridiculous set of pics I've ever seen...thanks for posting.

Nice that John Mayer was so approachable.

Not far from where I grew up and I get to that area frequently, do you need to become an IWJG member to gain entrance?

Are prices at these shows similar to web prices or slightly lower?
Mike, an IWJG member can grant you access as a guest free of charge, other than that you will have to pay an annual membership of roughly $250-$300 to join in order to gain entrance to these events... The small cost is well worth it as you can see by these pictures and pictures I posted here from the IWJG show last year!

The prices vary as references displayed are normally negotiable... Rare Rolex's and Patek's all over the place!
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Old 3 February 2013, 12:21 AM   #9
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Fantastic pictures! Some really rare Rolex's in there!

Very cool to see John around, I'd love to meet him!
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Old 3 February 2013, 12:43 AM   #10
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Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your posts. Rich
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Old 3 February 2013, 01:11 AM   #11
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Old 3 February 2013, 01:25 AM   #12
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Great event and some wonderful rare Rolex there for the masses.
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Old 3 February 2013, 01:31 AM   #13
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Great pics! Great post !
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Old 3 February 2013, 01:38 AM   #14
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Amazing post. Felt almost like a short holiday going through it. Thanks for taking the time to share your great adventure with us.
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Old 3 February 2013, 01:50 AM   #15
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great watches, great pictures x2
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Old 3 February 2013, 02:11 AM   #16
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I know where I'll at this time next year! Maybe Ill run into "John" :)

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Old 3 February 2013, 02:16 AM   #17
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Thanks for sharing Philipp

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Old 3 February 2013, 02:19 AM   #18
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Wow! Amazing photos
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Old 3 February 2013, 03:38 AM   #19
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Joe's Stone Crab ???

Great tudor sub with the Dot
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Old 3 February 2013, 03:47 AM   #20
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I'll take the 2 Ferraris and the box o' gold Rolex's please!!!

Paypal sent....

Seriously though,this is the coolest thread i've seen and thanks for posting..

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Old 3 February 2013, 03:52 AM   #21
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just amazing, thanks for sharing
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Old 3 February 2013, 03:58 AM   #22
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Great set of pics. Thanks! Wow what watches ...
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Old 3 February 2013, 05:26 AM   #25
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Awesome photos!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!
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Old 3 February 2013, 06:20 AM   #27
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Great pix


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