10k vs 2k

Acquiring, valuing and assessing brown dials is a skill that requires skill, experience and a little luck.  The value difference in them is enormous.

On the left is a beautiful galaxy brown, serviced, with a bracelet and DO90. 145.022-69 with a 2911xxxx serial. On the right is the black dial, no step, un-serviced, 145.022-78.

Here is my favorite brown dial, along side another, later 145.022-78 that cost under $2000. The price of $10,000 on the brown is my estimate. I bought it for less, and would not sell it –  even for much more.

That’s the problem with browns, not many people want to let go of the good ones.