listed this odd couple on eBay yesterday.
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That Zenith is really slick.
Evil rodent death cult.
But before we dwell any more on the ethical acceptability or otherwise of personal curios, here is a watch:
(picture from "watchuseek" via the Googlesphere)
I am rather in love with the case shape of the "Monegasque". I saw a gold chrono of this in person recently, and a perpetual calendar rose gold version on someone else, I think I mentioned a couple of weeks back. This is not a cheap watch by any means, but I found the finishing really remarkable i.e. up to "big three" standard. It is certainly not going to be on every plumber's wrist like a Sub (tee hee...whatever, I SO want a Sub), and depending on which way you look at it, the lack of broad brand recognition makes for rapid depreciation - or so the comments next to this picture say. The PC I saw was on the wrist of a grey dealer, and it's certainly a maker whose stuff he clears at big discounts a lot.
So two questions for the Borg-like TWAT Collective Intelligence: first, has anyone heard any comments either way on reliability, service, integrity, or otherwise the usability of RD watches? And secondly, as there's not much volume out there, where to look for a tidy used bargain?
I had the Monegasqque for a while and think I posted a picture here already. Beautiful watch indeed, however, I found it slightly too big for a dress watch.
I decided to trim my collection when it went out of control and as a first step got rid of a few steel dressy watches.
Listed in the market but sold it to a friend at a give away price after getting a few lowball offers. Second hand values are weak for RD. You should be able to get a LNIB model around 8k, which is half the MSRP.
Like all the watches I sell, I immediately had seller's remorse so currently bidding for the rose gold version. Go figure!