Gold watch with horse racing history
Since the financial crash of 2008, certain things have gone up greatly in value. One of them has been quality watches. Busby Fine Watch Auctions, is coming to this market with a team of watch enthusiasts who understand watches and watch collectors.
This knowledge will help better advise sellers and buyers on the value of their items. Not only that, but it gives watch collectors a local Dorset-based specialist they can visit without having to go to London.
On Thursday, Busby Fine Watches will be holding their first auction.
Building on selling a rare Rolex Explorer 1 on an original riveted bracelet for £12,500, back in March, Busby has gathered a collection of interesting and collectable watches for the forthcoming auction.
Some of the highlights include another rare Rolex, this being an AirKing 5504 Jumbo on an original bracelet.
There is a Rolex 6503 from the 1950s, also known as a Seadweller.
For the Omega fans there is a selection of Constellations and Seamasters, including a rare Seamaster chronograph from the 1960s which has the famous 321 calibre movement as used in the Omega Moon watch.
There is also a Speedmaster Mk 4 ½ and Speedmaster Mk V both with box and papers.
The auction also features a watch which is a unique piece of Australian horse racing history. The Swiss-made gold watch was presented in 1919 to Arthur V Kewney who, at the time, was secretary of the Kalgoorlie Turf Club.
Kewney went on to become secretary of the Victoria Racing Club where he served from 1925 to 1946. Today Flemington Racecourse, the home of the Melbourne cup still has a race in his name.
The catalogue is now on line at www.busby.co.uk
The auction is being held on the morning of Thursday, November 15. For details call 01308 420100.
Swiss made gold presentation watch; Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch