Tears in heaven....

Vintage Rolex Discussion

Tears in heaven....

fumanku
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February 7th, 2010, 6:28 pm #1

I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.




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February 7th, 2010, 6:44 pm #2

I'm thinking... this is now your most favorite watch? very nice!
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February 7th, 2010, 6:48 pm #3

I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.




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February 7th, 2010, 6:49 pm #4

I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.




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February 7th, 2010, 6:53 pm #5

I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.




Thats absolutely wonderful, thanks for sharing!
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February 7th, 2010, 6:55 pm #6

I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.




Congrats on your catch

Godspeed

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February 7th, 2010, 7:05 pm #7

I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.






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February 7th, 2010, 7:12 pm #8

I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.




Not from Clapton but with underline...


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Cool for you that you could let come truth a dream for you!!
Pure passion Eric!!
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February 7th, 2010, 7:14 pm #9

I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.




Cheers,
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February 7th, 2010, 7:40 pm #10

I have been a huge Eric Clapton fan for years. In 2006, I purchased one of his Fender custom shop "Blackie" relics, which sold out within 7 hours of release. (Even though I do not play guitar) We've all known that he was a very big Rolex collector, and with regards to the watches, I've only been able to collect catalogs of his 2001 and 2003 Christies auctions.

So when the opportunity presented itself, I simply could not resist picking this baby up for myself. It is exceedingly rare to find a correct 3-6-9 dial 5513, but one owned by EC, "There is only one." It is one of the "Kissing L" variety, and you can still make out the underline ever so lightly under the Oyster Perpetual. It is showing signs of age, but its lovely history and provenance made it a no brainer for me to pick up. In 2003, the piece went for just shy of $10k usd, and needless to say I paid a bit more....

This is truly a grail piece for me, and I am honored to be able to share it with you all.




Fantastic congratulations! -
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