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post #26626 of 48312

Are all watches where an AD will offer a steep discount on new, better to buy in the 2nd hand market?

 

I know there are instances where Dino mentions Patek was offering a big discount but is this still true for other steep discount current brands/models?

post #26627 of 48312
That GP chrono is gorgeous.
post #26628 of 48312
+10 on that very nice GPs, just looking around now.

Always an education here...
post #26629 of 48312
Hi JB,
If I can get a really good discount, then IMHO, there's little reason to buy the same watch 2nd hand. After all you are getting a watch in brand new condition, you get all the boxes & papers, and a full warranty. Years ago my Dad was lucky enough to pick up a few items with such steep discounts it was often the same price or better than some gray dealers, and it was new with a full factory warranty.

That being said, places offering discounts are not as plentiful, and most discounts are not nearly as generous as they used to be. The key thing is to shop around, know the market, and get the watch you can afford and want from a reputable source. Sometimes paying a bit more to a trust worthy source has some value to it, in case there is a problem (and that goes for new or used pieces).
post #26630 of 48312
Oooh...that's a nice one Mimo.

Now we are closer to that cushion-case beauty that someone around here has posted before....paging.... ???....the search function has failed me.

Pretty sure it's only got two subdials, rather than three, but it's also a bit smaller and a really great-looking watch.
post #26631 of 48312
I had a 4946 in black and sold it off to fund another purchase. If I had the cream dial version, I doubt I would ever sell it. Just so classic looking.
post #26632 of 48312
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Oooh...that's a nice one Mimo.

Now we are closer to that cushion-case beauty that someone around here has posted before....paging.... ???....the search function has failed me.

Pretty sure it's only got two subdials, rather than three, but it's also a bit smaller and a really great-looking watch.

The Cushion shaped GP Chrono belongs to Belligero. Not sure how many pages back it is, but its a beauty.
post #26633 of 48312
I believe the Fiat GP was commissioned by Fiat directly in a limited run. Still, it's a relatively discreet place to place the branding (as opposed to a Domino's Air King or the like), and I would imagine it's easily polished off. Beautiful watch for a great price, IMO.
post #26634 of 48312
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That GP chrono is gorgeous.

most definitely... that 2nd one is just the kind of chrono I could go for.
post #26635 of 48312
I'll see your GP Fiat chrono, and raise you a GP Ferrari SS chrono!!



(LOL)

Seriously though, GP makes some nice watches.
post #26636 of 48312
Many thanks for all your thoughts and views on the GP Chrono - much appreciated! Apparently, these were indeed offered to people who had worked 30+ yrs at Fiat. A few have been listed lately and just curious what people thought. I am not a big fan of the date window between the 4 and 5, so actually prefer this design.
post #26637 of 48312
Nice GPs!

Rose gold JLC for me today. Attending an event at my local AD after work, looking forward to geeking out over watches and have a glass (or two) of champagne nod[1].gif

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post #26638 of 48312
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Nice GPs!

Rose gold JLC for me today. Attending an event at my local AD after work, looking forward to geeking out over watches and have a glass (or two) of champagne nod[1].gif

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Very nice, I almost bought that exact piece.

post #26639 of 48312

Happy Thanksgiving, American TWATters.

 

Happy Hannukah, Jewish TWATters.* 

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I'll see your GP Fiat chrono, and raise you a GP Ferrari SS chrono!!
 

 

NFW!  Red hands = tacky.  White dial/blue hands = yummy. :)

 

 

 

 

 

(*special greeting from peace-loving Muslim folk)

post #26640 of 48312
Would it be crazy to buy a Romain Gauthier Logical One over a Patek 3970? My search for a Dufour has been pretty unlikely and while I realize that the Logical One and a 3970 are completely different watches (as far as such things go), I am attracted to both.
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