Scots Rolex Owner Stunned As Tattered Old AAA Replica Rolex Watches Online Sell For £155k – After Sitting In Drawer For Decades
A SCOTS Rolex owner was left stunned after their ultra-rare replica watches for sale, which has been sitting in a drawer for decades, sold for £155,000 at auction yesterday.
A Perthshire diving enthusiast, who wished to remain anonymous, put the government-issued 1:1 US fake Rolex 5513/5517 Military Submariner dive watches on the online Bonhams auction.
It sold for well over its estimated price of around £80,000 to £120,000 in just two minutes when it went under the hammer.
And it has been described as “one of the rarest and one of the most collectable high quality Rolex replica watches today”.
The owner took it to Crieff-based antique dealer Nick Brewster, who said on “first sight of this exquisite copy watches online site, I felt that there was something about it”.
According to The Times, Nick said both he and the owner were “overjoyed” with the result yesterday.
He said: “The hammer price of £155,000 plus commission was above what we had hoped for and both myself and my client are overjoyed with the result.
“It was a pleasure to be able to bring the perfect replica watches to market and for it to achieve such a high price.”
The best super clone watches, known as a MilSub, was issued to a former Royal Navy diver in the 1970s by the Ministry of Defence and was bought from him by the current owner in the early 1980s.
From then on the rare item became his go-to dive Swiss made fake watches until the bezel – which measures the time someone has been underwater – fell off in a dive in 1996 and it was then stored in a chest of drawers.