While there is plenty of evidence that there were several problematic watches, I find it troubling that Bonhams pulled the entire sale from their website without comment. Though misrepresented watches are not exactly uncommon at auction (or in the greater world of vintage Seiko), the swift fallout surrounding the “Making Waves” sale, and the decision to pull the entire listing, is disconcerting and undoubtedly a hit to Bonhams and the Seiko community. 

To be clear, we do not yet know whether the Seiko-only auction has been canceled entirely or whether an alternative solution is being implemented. We’ll have to wait to hear from Bonhams to know for sure and we will continue to update you as the story develops.