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I remember a few months ago when this was first discussed, with no small amount of ridicule (mine too).  Then I found the thing haunting my dreams like the Eye of Sauron.  I still haven't seen one, but I've a strange feeling that it has a lot more charisma than the pictures suggest.  Back to that same old adage: there's no substitute for seeing something on the wrist.  On you second point, I tried on the "President" platinum Day-Date the other day while bored in an airport.  It is very heavy indeed; I imagine this would be similar.  Now that's a very ugly $60k imho.  But the Daytona may yet have magical powers.

 

Frilly, swaps aside, did you actually like it?

 

Yes. It is hefty. It has clean lines.  There is no substitute for the feel of noble platinum on your wrist.  The ice blue dial pops and even the chocolate bezel works.

 

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I've seen the platinum Daytona and absolutely love it. I suspect it might actually have magical powers.

 

I concur.

 

 

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This is why you rock - all about the best bang for the buck! fistbump.gif

 

Hah hah - hey, I try not to sacrifice "looks" even if I go the cheaper route... but this one is of decidedly lower quality, not good year welted, not meant to last a decade.  Still, it's cheap, I don't care if it gets scuffed, it's deathly comfortable, and it actually looks good IMHO.  Works for me!

 

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Agreed, there is no substitute for seeing a watch on your wrist.  Photos just are not the same.  I think the Platinum Daytona is far better looking in Frilly's photo, so I suspect its quite handsome on the wrist in person.  Although, in its price range I would probably choose something else.  Still cool to have an oyster bracelet and case in platinum.  Yes, I tried on a Plat. Day-Date years ago and it was very heavy. 

 

That's my problem with the platinum Daytona.  It is a lovely piece.  Will I ever pay $75K retail?  Probably not, not when the closest comparable would be the all platinum 118206 retailing at $62,000... and being sold pre-owned for under $27,000 by one of my dealers.  I'm seeing the DDII 218206 trading for under $50K (mid to low $40s) in some chrono24 listings... and that's just the ask.  Still a boatload of money, but not MSRP $75K.

 

As one dealer told me, for the MSRP of the all plat Daytona he can get himself a very desirable Patek 5070 chronograph... and a pre-owned steel Daytona.

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It is fecking cold today so the coyote had to come out of its lair. Gloves from Hermes in marine complements the navy strap of the Patek 3940P. Phillip II captoes by John Lobb to complete the "get me the feck to warmer weather" look.

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That's my problem with the platinum Daytona.  It is a lovely piece.  Will I ever pay $75K retail?  Probably not, not when the closest comparable would be the all platinum 118206 retailing at $62,000... and being sold pre-owned for under $27,000 by one of my dealers.  I'm seeing the DDII 218206 trading for under $50K (mid to low $40s) in some chrono24 listings... and that's just the ask.  Still a boatload of money, but not MSRP $75K.

 

Yes, I have the same thought process: a Datograph Ab/Auf and change for a steel Daytona or whatever - no contest!  Or mix it up a hundred different ways -  VC Les Historiques platinum chrono used for $20k, a Richard Lange in platinum and a Royal Oak.  The options are mind-boggling.

 

Of course, in your case, you will actually go and buy a Patek 5070 and already bought a steel Daytona, whereas I'm all talk. :lol: 

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Guys, if one were to acquire a Rolex Sub from his birth year (1983) how would one go about sourcing a watch that is in good shape, original, has boxes and paperwork (provenance would be nice), and has had a recent service? There seem to be many places on the Internet to purchase watches, from brick and mortar stores with an online presence to various forums, so I am not sure where to start my search.
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chrono24. you need a place with a huge database if you want a specific year thats more than 20 years old.
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Either of these from my birth year would be just fine, while you're there.  Thanks. :)

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chrono24. you need a place with a huge database if you want a specific year thats more than 20 years old.

Thanks.

As far as dealing with people there... any reason not to trust the "trusted seller" designations for people?
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Thanks.
As far as dealing with people there... any reason not to trust the "trusted seller" designations for people?

no probs.

i would imagine not, but whomever you deal with, ask for references and check up on them. if you get good feedback from the references you should be in the clear.
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I like the Altiplano to btw - i'm a sucker for the small seconds.  Seems they all come in gold bar one in platinum, which some moron decided to decorate with the word "platinum" all over the dial.  That made a little something die deep inside me.  

Yes, the Altiplano's are generally available in WG or RG.  The guy who came up with the idea of the platinum version with the word platinum all over the dial should be shot!  If you buy a platinum watch and you need to word platinum written all over it to remind you of what its made of, then you're  too f*ckin stupid to own a good watch.  It would be like buying a car with the word red written all over the interior to remind you of what the exterior color is.  

Aside from that non-sense I like the Altiplano's a lot.   

 

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That's my problem with the platinum Daytona.  It is a lovely piece.  Will I ever pay $75K retail?  Probably not, not when the closest comparable would be the all platinum 118206 retailing at $62,000... and being sold pre-owned for under $27,000 by one of my dealers.  I'm seeing the DDII 218206 trading for under $50K (mid to low $40s) in some chrono24 listings... and that's just the ask.  Still a boatload of money, but not MSRP $75K.

 

As one dealer told me, for the MSRP of the all plat Daytona he can get himself a very desirable Patek 5070 chronograph... and a pre-owned steel Daytona.

If I were spending "Platinum money" on a watch it would be something from PP, AP, VC, Lange, or Piaget (but not the edition Mimo and I discussed above).  A Rolex, in theory its interesting to see and try one on in platinum...but to me its just not a watch I'd buy in Platinum.

 

Speaking of Platinum...I saw a copy of Patek magazine that my father received the other day.  It shows a Jumbo Nautilus, the original 2 handed version with cal. cal. 28-255C (PP's version of the AP's 2121 and VC's 1121) in platinum, with blue gray dial and small diamond markers on the dial...it sold at Christie, Geneva in May for $821,370 .  It seems rarity of the original 2 handed version, combined with it being an even rarer Platinum version helped bring in into a stratosphere usually reserved for complicated watches.  

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Great, thanks. biggrin.gif
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Great, thanks. biggrin.gif

always at your service!
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Thanks.

As far as dealing with people there... any reason not to trust the "trusted seller" designations for people?

Yes. From what I have heard, it is not difficult to become a "trusted seller." I would be reticent to rely on it alone.
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^ that is good to know. I wondered that myself.
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Thanks.

As far as dealing with people there... any reason not to trust the "trusted seller" designations for people?

If it were me, I would hire Stitchy to source it.
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If stitch can source it and provide that sweet, sweet deal price... I'm in.

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