“It’s just money”: “Bares for Rares” seller whistles to 8,000 euros and breaks off

A real cult object caused enthusiasm at “Bares für Rares”, but it was not sold in the end. However, this had nothing to do with the bids in the dealer room.

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Benno Willmann from Offenburg traveled to “Bares für Rares” full of self-confidence, after all he knew exactly what coveted treasure he was transporting in his casket. The TAG Heuer Monaco wristwatch then kept what it promised. Expert Sven Deutschmanek was enthusiastic about the noble timepiece and assessed its value at up to 7,500 euros and thus only 500 euros less than Benno Willmann imagined.

One reason for the high price is the cult factor of the watch, which can be traced back to the legendary actor Steve McQueen, who wore the watch in the classic film “Le Mans” and casually held it up to the camera several times. As a result, a real hype arose, which reverberates to this day and should fill Benno Willmann’s wallet. The sale didn’t fail because of that.

8,000 euros knocked out: seller wants to keep the watch he has grown fond of

As expected, the popular watch met with great interest in the dealer room. But the higher the bids rose, the more Benno Willmann began to ponder. Did he really want to part with his lovingly prepared sweetheart, which he has been able to call his property for over 20 years? No, in the end he wasn’t willing to do that, even when Susanne Steiger wanted to put the 7,500 euros the expert asked for on the table.

Even when Daniel Meyer offered to pay the asking price of 8,000 euros, the seller refused. He decided at short notice to take the watch home with him. “It’s just money,” was his final statement.

What you about the dealer Suzanne Steiger you need to know, you can find out in the video.

“Bares for Rares” runs on weekdays at 3:05 p.m. on ZDF, the offshoot ZDF Neo broadcasts repeats at 10:55 a.m. and at 7:20 p.m. The concept has not changed to this day. People like Benno Willmann have their goods evaluated by experts and then ideally haggle over the selling price in the dealer’s room.

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