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Rhodium dial with arabic numerals. Went from options to kop very very fast since people were snapping these up left right center (the TT one I saw on Saturday was sold on Sunday).Feeding frenzy is right. It seems like the dealers are doing business for the entire year in January. Prices have already gone up - I was unable to enjoy the same level of discount I am accustomed to with my usual guy (well, girl) - she tells me management has eliminated the discretionary discount...
So it's been a tough couple of days (TWAT wise that is). I started out wanting the 36mm oyster perpetual with blue dial (someone in here, I forget who koped a few months back and it was beautiful). Didn't really do much about it though figuring it was something that would be easily available and shelved it for future purchase. Fast forward a few months and suddenly the Swiss franc is in an upward spiral. Prices are more or less guaranteed to go up - no one knows exactly...
Couldn't have put it better myself. Although I didn't really notice the odd marker at 9, so what most people apparently consider the deal breaker doesn't bother me that much.Will most probably wind up getting an oyster perpetual, but we shall see. Am gonna sleep on it for a few days, though my dealer - who usually isn't pushy at all - tells me I should decide soon, once they sell out they have no idea what pricing for new stocks will be. And stocks have been moving very...
Am also trying to convince the wife that this is an excellent time to purchase a Swiss watch (notwithstanding I'm supposed to stop purchases to save up for my grail), though the selling is a tough uphill struggle considering she just purchased one for me at Christmas. Nevertheless I managed to find my way into a local Rolex dealer to check out the oyster perpetual dial colors (I like blue) when this caught my eye. I rather suspect most here will say "Abomination!" or...
I quite like reading Hodinkee, although ablogtowatch is just terribad. And that name...
Interesting datapoint on the MB Nicholas Rieussec - when they were first released (2010? 2011?) dealers were instructed absolutely no discounts, ever. And this is against the backdrops of dealers discounting 10% or 20% off list price for most brands (including MB) without one even asking, with the possibility of further discounts after some negotiation. About a month or so ago I was offered the entry level at ~30% off list. Wonder what changed.
if you come from a country / culture where its traditional for the groom / groom's family to demand a dowry, then sure. Otherwise it is very bad form.
Not your usual TWAT fare but picked these two pieces up recently on the cheap - less than $200 all in each which probably won't even buy you a replacement link for the RO - but am relatively pleased with how they turned out. Saw them on massdrop and couldn't resist and anyway figured I couldn't go wrong at the price. Seiko Superior - has a nice heft and that date window reminds me of the VC Overseas. Even has a display caseback! Seagull M17 - strap is pretty crap and...
uhm nominal in the everyday context or nominal with reference to the cost of the watch??
What did you get?
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