After being caught with their proverbial pants down selling Seiko “Frankenwatches,” Bonhams Seiko sale is back on. The auction house now says it never cancelled the event – just pulled it temporarily to “upload the condition reports accompanying each lot.” Note: “upload” not update. Here’s the full statement:
Bonhams Seiko auction – Making Waves; Seiko The First Auction Dedicated to Seiko Watches – has been cancelled mid-stream. And for good reason. As our good friends at fratellowatches.com pointed out – in some detail – many if not most of the watches in the online auction were Frankenwatches. Watches with “replacement” parts. According to the frat boys . . .
Released in 2016, Seiko’s modern SRP Turtles made a big splash with their retro good looks, high quality feel and eminently reasonable pricing. Have the “new” Seiko Turtles held up? What does their past reveal about Seiko’s present and future? . . .