stitchy - for me, it wold take just one experience like that of the GP owner to get me to pay attention to resale value. I consider myself a watch enthusiast more than a watch collector. That is, I don't endlessly accumulate watches building a 'collection'. I generally have 6 or 8 quality pieces - certainly never more than a dozen. For me, if a watch isn't getting worn, I don't keep it - and only so many can be worn in a given week or two. Since my 'collection' is always evolving (sometimes very slowly, sometimes quickly) with the arrival of a new piece and the departure of an old one, resale definitely matters. That doesn't mean I wouldn't buy a GP. It means I would buy it for pennies on the dollar in the secondary market versus new from an AD.
Yes - service is a consideration - in terms of availability, cost and turnaround time. I happen to have a friend who is an Omega-trained watchmaker, capable of servicing any Swatch Group product. That is a huge plus for me. I have a similar connection for Rolex, through a fellow long time collector. Prospective ease of service is defiitely a consideration for me.
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