I think you took the part about chicks digging their watches a bit too seriously... may be some truth there, but I thought it was a bit of having fun and joking around. As for car and watch auctions, while they are indicators of price and desirability, there can be big variations, and car have certain factors that affect their auction estimates and prices. As for variations, Antiquorum just sold a pump pusher steel exotic/Paul Newman dial Daytona for roughly 3 times its estimate or about $215,000 IIRC correctly. Whether it was a few insane collectors that got into a bidding war, and someone grossly over paid, or whether values will head there remains to be seen. It's a nice watch but I think the guy grossly overpaid ( I'd prefer a PN dial Daytona with screw down pushers anyway). Perhaps ive read you automobile auction a bit too seriously, however i would note car auctions differ from watch auctions in that people are often searching out the dream car of their youth. So as certain generations of buyers reach a point where they have disposable fun money, interest and prices drastically increase in various vintages of cars. I'm not really sure this has really been seen or has been sited by many collectors as to why they have bought a particular watch. In addition, as the generation of people that saw Duesenbergs as the ultimate automobile have died off, prices dropped significantly. Whether that will happen with some watches in the future who knows.