Fabulous choice. Congrats!!!!
That's one HUGE chunk of Awesomeness.
Just remember to tuck it in as much as possible when walking thru doorways. You wouldn't want to widen them anymore than they already are.LOL
Sorry for the late reply. As others have said, there is no real resale or value in this watch in the second hand market. This is a watch that you buy for yourself and then plan to hang onto because its will have a relatively low demand in the used market. In fact, I know of a few pre-owned watch stores that won't consider buying anything or taking anything in trade unless its from a big name brand. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy it. It just means that its a watch that if you are going to pull the trigger on, do it with the mind set of it being a keeper.
I would also say that people far too often focus on whether a movement is made in house or if it is outsourced. That doesn't necessarily mean very much. Quality and workmanship mean more, especially in moderately priced watches (in high priced watches movements are often to very high standard regardless of in house or not). I'd happily take a Cartier with a very finely finished JLC or Piaget based movements over some Breitlings with in house movements.
For me this design, just looks as some else mentioned, too close to a Patek World Time watch. While some may consider that a benefit of this design, I generally am not a fan of watches that look like homage watches or are too close in design to well known watches.
Also, as for price, don't be persuaded merely by a discount. By a watch you truly love and then you will enjoy it and know its a keeper. Good luck with whatever you decide.
Congrats on your Rolex. I hope it gives you many years of enjoyment. I had a buddy that was a hater for years, citing all the usual criticism of Rolex's (that they are too common, have a rather plain/utilitarian finish on the movement etc). Then about 5 years ago, he became interested in a white dial 16570 Explorer 2. He finally gave in and bought it, and sent me an email a few months later saying his only regret was not buying it a few years sooner when it would have been even less expensive.
Congrats again and enjoy it!
Yes, they started doing that around the mid 2000s. I remember my SS Daytona purchased in 2005 had lots of plastic shrink wrap, lugs, case sides tops of SEL bracelet, clasp inner and outer, case back etc. Same experience with new APs...tons of protective clear plastic that is tough to see and remove. However, its nice because if you see a piece on a showcase its not going to have the shop wear that was often common to watches years ago, which had been in the store for a while.