I only handled one for a bit in person, but I never felt it looked black at all. That Orion does look nice, though I think a 35mm option would have been nice. The Tiefblau? If so why not just keep working towards that?
What's the budget? I don't know about either of those two, but a quick search yielded quite the price range there. For what I saw for the Muhle I would just go Nomos then. Timeless Luxury Nomos Orion Midnight Edition is one, Ahoi Atlantik (from a trusted German grey dealer) with a strap change is another. I think you might find an older datejust or something like that in blue as well, though don't quote me on that. Otherwise a Junghans Meister with the Sunny Blue dial.
Speaking of deals, you might want to check out Man of the World if you're a vintage fan. They have an extra 35% off right now, and that's on top of "sale" prices in some instances. Not sure if they're a "deal" with that sort of pricing, but I'm guessing some are. NOTE, they pull some of their inventory from the site, but if you search by brand name using the search function you should still be able to pull that inventory up.
You can get the Club slightly cheaper from a "reliable" grey dealer on Chrono24. I assume with shipping and such it about evens out. Good price though, however they don't specify how much it is per model. I doubt you'll be able to get the Datum for instance for that price. If so that's an excellent deal. Had they a Dunkel 36 I'd consider it. EDIT: Looks like you get to see the prices in your cart.
Could use some help if anyone knows the answer to this question. Back at the beginning of March Unionmade put up some makeups for pre-order, such as the hunting green pairs. Has anyone pre-ordered and if so does anyone know when they're expected to be in stock?
I think that's a fair assessment. It would stand to reason that those buying directly from the boutique like that needn't worry about flipping the watch to fund their next purchase. I also still think that they simply don't make as many boutique editions generally as there simply aren't that many boutiques. I was just having some fun. That said it'd be great if people who find a nice deal and aren't interested in taking advantage of it post it here. Anyway, very...
Some talking points for me here as well as some questions. As I noted the other, I'm starting to see that there is some inventory generally out there. I'm also finding that a lot of watches that I've considered that are "limited editions" or that were only made in a limited run are still cropping up from time to time. However one thing that I'm noticing, at least as regards JLC, is that there seem to be fewer "boutique" editions out in the grey market than there are...